Two Full Days Of Eating

Two Full Days Of Eating + Workouts From The Week

I get asked all the time if I eat differently now that I am pregnant . Have I added more food,  cut foods outs, do I count my calories? So I thought I would do a post/ diary of two full days of eating just for you!

I am in the second trimester now and I am eating almost the same as I was before I was pregnant. I don’t count calories ( I have done the macro thing before! ) I eat a balanced diet of healthy foods and I eat when I am hungry. I tend to snack on fruits , hard-boiled eggs and veggies . I skip the processed foods as much as I can , pregnant or not.

Every now and then I will take a few days of eating with my fitness pal to see where I’m at , especially if I am trying to hit a fitness goal like gain muscle . When I used to track all my foods I was at about 2200 calories a day ( just for reference I was also between 115-118 lbs) Under eating is not going to help you shed extra pounds, in fact it is going to make it impossible to lose weight!! Please do not eat less than 1200 calories a day ! ( more on that another day! )

I am a pretty picky eating , I have never had deli meat in my life so that was not something I had to cut out while prego. I am also not a huge fan of red meat , I typically eat chicken and  turkey .

The only food I have been limiting while pregnant is whey protein . I have been drinking a shake with added protein only 2-3 times per week. Instead I have been getting my protein from foods and always have a protein packed meal after my workout.

Day one:

So much water !!! I pour a giant glass at night and leave it in my bathroom so I drink it right when I wake up before coffee . I try to drink as much water as I can all day. I don’t really drink anything else ( besides coffee ) I do like soda water, just make sure its sodium free.

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B: overnight oats with almond milk, peanut butter , coconut oil , chocolate chips and chia seeds . Coffee with cashew milk

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S: Almond butter bar – not the best choice but I love them!

Post workout: acia smoothie with banana  and chocolate protein

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L: eggs with “fried” rice & veggies

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S: yogurt,strawberries and  local honey to help my allergies

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D: pulled pork tacos with mango salsa

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S : chilly cow – I don’t have dessert every night , maybe 3 nights a week

 

Day two: 

B: kodiak cake pancakes with banana , chocolate chips, chia seeds & cool whip. Coffee with almond milk.

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L: salad with lettuce & arugula , toms, sunflower seeds and chicken

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S : Yogurt with frozen raspberries, homemade granola and honey ( I forgot to take a picture after I added the granola & honey! )

D: cauliflower crust pizza – I added chicken and veggies on top

S: yasso bar

 

Workouts to try this week:

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

Total Body Workout:

set your timer for 7 intervals . The times for each interval are 60 sec, 45 sec, 30 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec & 60 sec. Go from move to move without resting . Tip: have everything you need ready or use one set of dumbbells so you can move right into the next move without wasting time. Rest and repeat before moving onto the next circuit.

 

Cardio:

  • 60 sec: jumping jax
  • 45: jump rope – pretend if you dont have one ( I didn’t use one )
  • 30: mt climbers
  • 15: plank jax
  • 30: high knees
  • 45: 2 side shuffle knee raise
  • 60: frankensteins

x2

Legs:

  • 60 sec: wall sit
  • 45: split lunge L
  • 30: 180 jump squat
  • 15: pulse squat
  • 30: sump squat
  • 45: split lunge R
  • 60: deadlifts

x2

Upper body:

  • 60 sec: plank row
  • 45:  dumbbell press
  • 30: dips
  • 15: overhead dumbbell hold
  • 30: front raise
  • 45: curls
  • 60: flys

x2

  Upper Body Tabata :

  • bent over row & push ups
  • french press & curl and press
  • pull over & chest press
  • upright row & concentration curls
  • arnold press & rear delt raise

Quick leg burner :

Video how too

  • goblet squat
  • burpee
  • starter lunge L
  • starter lunge R
  • step ups
  • in out squats

Reps: 12-10-8-6-4-2

 

 

Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

 

 

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5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5  Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

5 Tips To Prepare For A Fitness Challenge

Are you joining my FREE 21 day challenge? I hope so! Below are my 5 tips to prepare for a fitness challenge . The challenge will be run in my online MOM Facebook group. If you havent joined yet please let me know and I will add you. We are all going to support and motivate each other for 21 days and start building healthy habits together . Plus there will be fun daily tasks and give aways .  Below are some tips that I always do before starting a new challenge/ workout program that I hope you find helpful.

Find your program:
Pick out the workouts you are going to do for the next 21 days. If that’s too much then just plan a week at a time. There are endless free workouts ( on my blog ) youtube , pinterest ect. Every sunday plan the workouts you are going to do that week. If you don’t have a plan then its easy to skip your workout.

Make a shopping list/menu:
Once a week I make a weekly menu and then my shopping list. This helps me prepare my meals and snacks so I always have something to grab and it helps with mindless eating. Plus I save money while shopping because I know exactly what I need to get.

Get organized:
If you are like me and workout from home make sure your home gym is clean. Each night put your weights and matt away and get the space ready for the next workout. If you go to the gym have your gym bag packed and ready to go.

Rev up your morning:
Wake up a little earlier for some you time. Start with a big glass of water and read/watch something positive. I start my days with a miracle morning routine and it has been a life changer. If you haven’t read that book you must

Get ready the night before: 
Even if you workout from home , get your workout clothes and sneakers ready so you have no excuses

We are starting our 21 day challenge on May 6th so you still have time to join. If you want to follow along on instagram make sure you use my hashtag #swellfitnessmom so I can see your posts/check ins!

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First Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Not going to lie moms…. these first 13 weeks have not been the most fun! Baby number two is a lot different then Brody. I have not felt the best so far, mainly in the mornings but still not great all throughout the day. To make things worse  I had a cold for more than four  weeks ( still have it, thinking allergies )  with lots of coughing, sleepless nights and a stuffed up nose. I hope my first trimester recap helps me to connect with some new moms who are headed into the second trimester!!!

If you are wondering how my workouts have been? Well not good! If I don’t get it done first thing in the am then it didn’t get done. I had no motivation to workout even when I started I didn’t want to finish. I got in about 2-3 workouts a week maybe, that’s a big difference since I was working out 6 days a week.

If you think my workouts were bad you should have seen what I was eating. My poor nutrition definitely did not help me feel any better and it’s probably why I was lacking motivation to workout. The problem was I couldn’t even look at chicken or veggies, they all made me sick! All I wanted was carbs, cereal, and chocolate . Who else has been there? Fruits I was eating all day ,  I’m still snacking on mangos, watermelon and blood oranges .

Around 11 weeks I finally got my act together and started eating better.  I started to take Allegra ( my dr + my NP sister in law 🙂 told me too)  and it has made a HUGE difference in how I feel. I still have allergy symptoms but not half as bad as they were. I have never had allergies before so this is new to me! I went back to my normal way of eating and that’s when I finally started feeling better. Weeks 12-13 were very similar to week 11 . Eating pretty good and getting in more workouts and walks . I am drinking a protein shake but not everyday. I don’t love the company I am using and am on the hunt for a new one! With Brody I drank shakeology everyday but with this baby I couldn’t get it down for some reason! Once I find a fav I will share it. I plan to drink 2-4 shakes a week when needed.

I am so excited to keep sharing all about pregnancy number two and I would love to hear from some other moms who have had more than one kid! I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!!  Find me insta ,  FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat

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Pulled Pork Insta Pot Recipe

Insta Pot Pulled Pork

Insta Pot Pulled Pork

My first real meal made with my new insta pot was a SUCCESS! I found this pulled pork recipe here  and we made sandwiches for dinner. Brody even liked it ( although it ended up being too spicy for him because of the sauce I used! )

I did change this recipe a bit. I bought all my ingredients from Trader Joes. What I love most is this did not take all day to make . When it was all done the total time was about two hours.

My ingredients :

  • pork loin
  • 1 cup bbq sauce  – Sriracha & roasted garlic bbq sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • coleslaw – packaged tahini, pepita & apricot slaw kit
  • rolls – sweet pull apart Aloha rolls

Here are  the cooking instructions

 

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Two Healthy Salad Recipes

Two Healthy Salad  Recipes

I feel like this first salad is the perfect summer salad…. to bad its March and we just had a snow storm !

I not sure why but when I am pregnant I love  a good salad and I normally am not a salad eater!! This first salad is perfect for those suffering from morning sickness , plus it helps with bloating because of the fiber ( and we all need more fiber in our diets )

I like to eat this first salad in the morning with a side of hard-boiled eggs. You need to eat a carb, protein & healthy fat with every meal so make sure you get a side of protein in!

The second salad is a spicy blend that is super easy to make and save . Since there are no greens in it it’s a great meal to make a head and save. The perfect meal prep mason jar salad.

Watermelon Salad 

ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 1-2 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 2-3 tbs sunflower seeds
  • pasteurized ( if pregnant ) feta cheese

Add the first three ingredients + sunflower seeds  to a mixing bowl and let sit 10-15 min. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat . Enjoy!

 

Sick of greens? ( spinach, lettuce, kale) Try this southwest chicken salad instead! I found this recipe over on beachbody and have tweaked it a bit to fit what I like !( I’m a picky eater)   I don’t eat beans ( I know they are packed with protein, I just don’t love them! ) so I add a bit more chicken and rice. I like to meal prep chicken to have on hand for the week and I always season a few with a spicy blend.

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. lemon pepper
  • 4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups black beans
  • 3 cups sliced orange bell peppers
  • 3 cups sliced red bell peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups sliced grilled chicken breast
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup brown rice if you don’t use the beans.

First make the dressing by combining  vinegar, lemon juice, and lemon pepper in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Slowly add oil while whisking; mix well. ( if you love this dressing double up the recipe to save for later ) 

Add beans ( or rice ) , bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, chicken, cheese, and cilantro in a bowl. Serve immediately. Meal prep this salad by making  it in a mason jar , cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 

Id love to hear from you if you try these salads! Did you love them? Did you tweak them? Comment below. And make sure to follow me on instagram for some daily inspiration !