STAGE 2… WORKING OUT

 

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So the second stage of losing the weight is working out. I myself did NOT start working out until I got almost to my goal weight because I myself can NOT stand the gym. But I learned late you don’t have to go to the gym to work out you can workout right in the comfort of your own home. A lot of us don’t have baby sitters or our work schedule won’t allow us or a gym membership is way to costly. So here’s a workout regimen I used at home during my journey to my goal weight. It took me about 10 months to get my weight off completely and 2 months to tone. Im still toning till this day because I want those killer abs and banging booty LOL… Hope this help you all xoxo

 

BEGINNER WORK OUT REGIMEN

25  Squats with two 4 pound weights (If you do not have weights you can use gallons of water or can goods two can goods in each hand)

20 Sit Ups (If you have someone to help you get into sit up position on the floor sit up hold it and have them pass a basketball to you 20 times if this is too hard stick to normal basic sit ups)

20 Jumping Jacks

20 Push Ups

20 Lunges

5 min Jogging (you can jog in your parking lot at your home or at a local park wherever is convenient for you

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Dinner Tonight At Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

 

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So as I told you ladies it’s not what you eat it’s how much you eat! It’s not often that I go out to eat but who’s gonna turn down Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse? LOL NOT ME! But I did stick to my word of eating hand size portions! If it cant fit in my hand I won’t eat it! So tonight I ordered a glass of water the 12 oz steak no steak sauce and potatoes I only ate a third of the steak and a cup size of potatoes! OKAY I HAVE A CONFESSION I INDULGED A LITTLE! I stole a scoop of lobster mac and cheese it looked way too yummy lol don’t kill me you guys. But this is just to show you guys that you can eat out and stick to your meal plan! Here’s my meal plan that I went by today!

 

BREAKFAST

One bowl egg

1 slice of Wheat Toast

2 Turkey Sausage links

1 Glass of water

 

LUNCH

Chicken Salad low fat dressing/None

1 glass of Water

 

DINNER

1 12 oz steak (ONLY EAT A QUARTER OF IT)

1 cup Mashed Potatoes

1 Glass of Water

STAGE 1… Its NOT what you eat it’s how MUCH you eat!

I had looked into cosmetic surgery I even went to a consultation to get the “Mommy Makeover” where the doctor offered a tummy tuck, lipo suction, and breast augmentation package deal. But at the time having a new born and moving into a new home my finances didn’t allow me to be able to afford such an expensive procedure. So I did my research and went to a nutritionist who told me that it’s not about what you eat it’s about how much you eat. The biggest role that played in my weight loss was my eating habits. I put together meal plans for myself, everyday was a new meal plan. I stop eating out and start cooking my meals at home I must say it’s much cheaper than eating out every day/night! I cut off greasy fried foods, junk foods, sugar, and artificial flavors. Below is a tip & Meal Plan for you all I’ll be posting a NEW meal Plan EVERY DAY for you! I hope this was very informative for you! xoxo LETS GET HEALTHY & SEXY!!

 

When you wake up in the morning make a cup of warm water with a fresh squeezed lemon to start your day make this your COFEE! Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. Lemon water flushes out body toxins and is extremely beneficial for the body. Warm lemon water serves as the perfect ‘good morning drink’, as it aids the digestive system and makes the process of eliminating the waste products from the body easier. It prevents the problem of constipation and diarrhea, by ensuring smooth bowel functions as well. Below is One of My daily Meal Plans I went by and still do at times.

 

BREAKFAST

1 cup of Original oatmeal with FRESH blueberries or strawberries NO sugar added or butter with 2% milk

1 glass of water (WATER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND)

SNACK

1 Cup of Granola with GREEK YOGURT

LUNCH

Salad LOW FAT dressing 1 Piece of Tilapia/ or Chicken breast cut up inside

1 Glass of Water

SNACK

1 cup of grapes

DINNER

1 Piece of Tilapia

1 Cup of Brown Rice

1 Glass of Water

1 cup of Salad with No dressing/ Low Fat Dressing

 

NOTE: Try to set a early time to wake up like 8 am and a bed time of 9 pm sleep is VERY important when losing weight and staying healthy. Also Try to NOT eat after 8 pm if you do make sure its SMALL portions like the size of your hand! Like a cup of fruit or Nuts.

 

 

THE BEGINNING ….

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June 8, 2011, I was blessed with my greatest blessing my son Gionni. During my pregnancy everything started off well and normal until I got into my 5th month of pregnancy I had many complications, To begin my son was too long to grow inside my little body (I was only 5’0 125 pounds at the time) so he curled into a ball with his feet turned inward to feel comfortable in my belly. Which caused him to have a foot defect by the name of bilateral club foot where the child feet grow inward. I was so stressed out after finding out my baby boy had a birth defect and not knowing the cause of it until after giving birth to him. My doctor had me coming in every week for heart beat checks because many babies who are diagnosed with bilateral club foot either have other defects or have short term life span of a year.

 

So my stress relief was food, I laid around a lot and just ate EVERYTHING I craved and more. I LOVED soda, fried foods, every sweet treat, I barely ate veggies etc, my family and friends gave me what ever I wanted because if they didn’t like most pregnant women I was hell on heels LOL. I was NOT active enough while pregnant & I did not exercise. As mothers we all know you are suggested by doctors to eat healthy and maintain a certain amount of active activity when pregnant. When I was about 7 months pregnant I went to the doctor for my regular check up and he told me that I needed to begin a healthy diet and a lot more physical activity such as pregnancy yoga and water aerobics because I was gaining weight too fast. I didn’t listen I thought ” Oh I’m pregnant I’m supposed to gain weight and be fat,” until One day I was walking in the mall with my son’s father, I was close to my 8th month of pregnancy and my feet swelled up so bad I couldn’t walk, they were burning and hurting so bad. My feet had always swelled up pretty bad but again I thought “When you’re pregnant your feet are supposed to swell like this” but this time it was unbearable.  I called my mother she told me to soak them in Epson Salt and cold water and go to the doctor the next day.

I did as she told me I went to the doctor the next day. I told him my symptoms and what was going on so he ran a few test on me. As we waited in the examination room my doctor came back in and told me” Well Ms Moreland it looks like what you have here is a case of gestational diabetes also known as pregnancy diabetes” my heart fell on the ground all I could think of was my son and how diabetes affects your pregnancy. My doctor gave me a diabetes diet that I followed and place me on bed rest for 2 weeks.

 

I had gained 75 pounds ( now at 200 pounds) by the time it was time to deliver my baby boy. My delivery was very hard my son was 3 days late my water wouldn’t break so my doctor ordered Pitocin to induce my labor I did get a epidural to help the pain. When it was time to push in my delivery the weight gain and the lack of no activity and stress really showed, it was so hard for me to push and I got tired so easily that my son got stuck in the birth canal too long my amazing doctor Dr Cacciatore came in and got him out with his bare hands. My son came out not breathing because he had swallowed a bowel movement and his head had swell to the size of a child’s beach ball. I couldn’t hold him as soon as he came out because they had to rush him into the NICU. He had to have tubes in his lungs to drain the bowel movement and was on a feeding tube for about 4 days. After a week they allowed me to bring him breast milk I pumped and they fed him threw the tube. After 2 weeks of being in the NICU and passing all examinations my baby boy was released to us. After his health was 100% I had to work on mine I was now at 187 pounds my rib cage had swell and been inflamed because my excessive weight gain and my son’s position while he was in my belly I had been diagnosed with permanent sciatic nerve damage. I had very low self esteem I mean who wouldn’t who’s been 125 pounds her entire life now 187 pounds. I HAD TO GET THE WEIGHT OFF. I decide to share my tips and secrets on my weight loss because I know there are a lot of mommies and women who share my story or have gained weight and wants to lose it and feel as though its impossible. Im living proof that it possible! Im here to help and to guide and inspire you all to do great and be a healthier sexier YOU! LETS GET HEALTHY & SEXY LADIES!!