3-MONTH UPDATE WITH ORANGETHEORY! + POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION

3-Month Update video!

Hi everyone!

I know it’s been awhile but I am back and ready to commit to updates! I went on a 7-day cruise in July and so my update on my weightloss is before the cruiseHere are the results of OTF after 3 months:

  • 10 lbs lost
  • face looks skinnier
  • stronger (my base pace has increased from 4 MPH to 6 MPH!)
  • skin cleared up (I thank my diet and OTF for this)
  • no more post-partum depression 

I believe my last bullet point is the most important because I care about my mental health. Post-partum depression is real. I had my doubts whenever someone mentioned it; it was only when I was diagnosed with PPD when I realized this is a big important issue a lot of people tend to skip over. My boyfriend didn’t know what or how to support me during this time. It’s partially not his fault; he’s the youngest of 5 boys. Plus no one really prepares you for PPD.

I truly believe OTF played a huge part in helping me get over my post-partum depression. “The afterburn effect” that OTF consistently mentions is what I think is the feeling you feel after the workout. I can seriously feel my endorphins kicking in once I’m done.

I forgot to mention PPD in my video (linked above) and I feel like I barely stressed the importance of me getting over PPD in the video, hence this post. Let me know if any of you can relate, or what your story is! I would love to connect and hear your story.

Lost 3 lbs, then gained it back?

So I started the week off strong. I lost 3 lbs!!! So you can imagine how excited I was. Now I know some of you might be thinking it’s just water weight. Perhaps you’re right. But still. 3 lbs in 4 days due to clean eating, working out and breastfeeding. That’s amazing to me.

Except I gained it all back. I’m back at my starting weight. Usually I wouldn’t be sweating it but I’m trying to win my money back! Oh did I mention I put a deposit down so in order to get it back I have to lose at least 20 lbs in 6 weeks? So now can you understand why I’m stressing over this? Ha!

So here are the reasons I came up with as to why I probably gained the weight back:

  • Stress at work
  • I ate a vegan brownie (cuz if you know me, home girl has a biiiiig sweet tooth)
  • I’m not doing fasted cardio as much as the plan wants me to

Can someone please motivate me? I need a support system more than ever! ❤️😣

Losing the baby weight

8 months after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl, I decided I wanted to lose the baby weight for several reasons:

  • I want my body back
  • I want to be confident again
  • To stop throwing pity parties for myself
  • Learn to love myself again
  • Oh, and did I mention I want my body back?

The list goes on forever. I’ve been trying to get myself back to the gym but I kept making excuses. Plus I found myself missing my baby girl like crrrrrazy! So anytime I had free time, I would throw any potential plans out the door so I can spend time with my baby #newmomlife.

After awhile I realized that I am an insane person and that I was starting to become more like my mother (God bless her for being the most genuine and caring person in the world). My mom loves her kids so much to the point where she never really puts herself first. She really doesn’t even know how to take care of herself.

So I decided to join this fitness challenge called P2P — Lose 20 lbs in 6 weeks! I know some people might think this isn’t the healthiest, especially since I’m breastfeeding, but rest assured, I am still eating like a crazy except this time, it’s a very HEALTH diet. I want to document this so that I could look back and say I did it! It’s finally time to put MYSELF first.

Obviously my daughter still comes first, but my health and fitness should always be a priority too. WHY? Because working out was my passion, and I feel like I abandoned half of myself… which led to me feeling like I’m not myself. I am ready to commit myself to both MY body and MY family.

Stay tuned…