My Labor and Delivery Story

My Labor and Delivery Story video

I still remember it like it was yesterday. I heard a pop at 2:30 am in the morning. It was weird, I’ve never heard something like that before. I thought I was imagining it. I so badly wanted my baby to be born already, I thought it was just a dream. My boyfriend didn’t believe that I might be in labor despite our bed soaking wet. I went to the bathroom to pee and I saw some tiny hairs in the toilet.

“That has to be my baby’s hair” I thought to myself. Finally, I decided to call the advise nurse and they let me know I was indeed in labor. If you want to know more, please watch my video. Motherhood is so beautiful. As much as I hated being pregnant and being in labor for 36+ hours, my beautiful baby girl was all worth it.

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! ❤️😣

What it’s like to be a full-time mama

This week has been rough. I mean it’s only Wednesday! HOWWW?!

This week is also my first week back to the grind of working out. I mean reaaally working out. Not my post-pregnancy ‘oh-I-did-10-reps-I-broke-a-sweat-my-body-can’t-handle-anymore’ work outs. So naturally my body is exhausted.

I came home to a baby who missed me like crazy but I was disgustingly sweaty. I had to save my kisses for later. So I jumped into the shower and heard my lil mama cry till I was done showering. Rough. I mean we both wait 12 hours to be reunited only for me to give her a little teaser.

While I love that I’m starting to pick myself back up and become who I was before, I feel like with being a full-time working mother, balancing time for work, myself, my significant other, and my child has been difficult. I now lay next to my beautiful daughter (don’t judge me for co-sleeping!) and I’m pretty sad I only saw her awake for 2 hours…

I know I seem like a little biaaatch complaining just after 3 days but it seriously breaks my heart being away from my lil nugget for 12+ hours. Anyone have tips on how to balance my time?