Weight Loss Journey

As a mom of three daughters under 4, my body has been through a lot in a short amount of time. I don’t hate my body, but I know that I’ll feel better if I lost some weight and lightly worked out. Diet and exercise are different for everyone, you have to find a plan that fits your lifestyle.

I weighed myself on Feb 27th, 2022 and I wasn’t shocked at the number. I’m 5ft 6 inches and weight 193 pounds. Most people think that’s not overweight but technically it is. I recently went to the doctor because I was having a hard time sleeping. I couldn’t fall asleep and if and when I did fall asleep, I couldn’t stay asleep. My 15-month-old baby was still getting up several times a night so that didn’t help. At this point, I’m exhausted and scheduled an appointment to discuss this issue with my doctor. I explained to him my problem and asked for some blood work, he agreed. He mentioned that he was sure my labs would come back normal and that I just needed to lose some weight. I wasn’t mad at him, he was right, but it did catch me off guard because never in my life have, I had a weight problem until now. He told me to workout at naptime or at night or early in the morning. That is easier said than done, especially with little kids in the house and a husband that was working out town at the time. There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. And by the end of the day, I’m overstimulated and exhausted. I few days after I got blood work done, the doctor called me and said everything was normal. So, I woke up on a Monday morning determined I was going to try to eat better and workout.

Here is how I lost 7 lbs in 5 days:

I started my diet with intermittent fasting and lazy keto. I had two cups coffee with sugar free creamer and waited to eat until about 11am. I wanted to wait until noon, but I was getting hungry. I did a light workout that I found on YouTube. I’m not going to lie, it was rough. This former cheerleader was out of shape. I continued the day not having soda, sugar, sweets, alcohol and very minimal carbs. Throughout next days I included the following food:

  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Pickle juice (it’s very hydrating)
  • Egg salad
  • Fresh fruit (like strawberries and blueberries)
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Peppers with cream cheese
  • Salads
  • Overnight oats
  • Chia seed pudding
  • Vegetables
  • Cucumbers
  • Protein shake
  • Lots of water!!!

I wanted the first week to be somewhat strick because I wanted to prove to myself that I could lose the weight. I been 2 workouts a day and if I couldn’t finish the workout, that was okay. Before my workout I used my favorite prework. Those links for the prework powder and protein shakes are not commission links, I truly love their products and they seem to be helping me with my weight loss journey. I also had some leftover Keto powder for energy that I got from Amazon that I used a couple times. This is probably the fourth time since my last baby that I’ve tried working out and losing weight. The times before, it didn’t work, I got bored and gave in. This time I’m determined to stick with it. I reached a point in my terrible sleeping habit that I can’t continue having lack of sleep every day. Sleep deprivation really can take a toll on your mental and physical health.

I’ve learned in the last 5 days that I can go without my Pepsi and sweets. I can squeeze in workouts twice a day. The past 5 days I’ve also made a promise to myself to shower and do my makeup every day. I don’t need makeup to make me feel pretty but mentally sticking to my promise makes me happy. I hung up a swimming suit that still has tags on them so I can be motivated every day. Summer is right around the corner, and I want to feel confident in taking my daughters to the pool. Even though the sleeping hasn’t improved, I physically feel amazing.

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