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DAY 1 TOTAL BODY POST-PREGNANCY TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE…

Okay so let me try again…Weeks have passed since the birth of my little angel girl Kaylen born on the 8th of January 2013.

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As a result of being pregnant I gained a shocking amount of weight. To be exact 22kg. The morning I went in for delivery I weighed 73kg. When I found out I was pregnant April 2012 I weighed in at 51kg (I had to gain weight from 48kg to be able to get pregnant for my weight/fat percentage was to low at the time).

I went from this: 45.7KG

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To this in 9 months: 73 KG

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I have to admit I hated being pregnant, feeling the way I did. Some people LOVE being pregnant and the way their bodies change but it wasn’t for me!

Since the day I got out of the hospital I made a mindful decision to get straight back on my clean eating. I couldn’t start training with my cesarean and had to wait 6-8 weeks on recovery! So my wound healed but still NO GYM. Allot has happened since and I got separated with my husband and so the story goes on. To get to the bottom of it – Getting to gym was almost impossible and there was always excuses of how difficult it is – which it is. I just didn’t have the time as a first time “single” parent to manage my schedule and everything that goes with it not even to mention the lack of sleep!

25 February 2013: 65KG

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Currently this is where I’m at :-(: 20 May 2013 – 55.7KG

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BUT today is the day that I decided it is TIME. Being unfit and in bad shape really got to me this last couple of months! I want to look and feel my best. No more excuses or what ifs it is now TIME!

So fat measurements was done today and the horrible BEFORE pics was. Remember for someone that use to be in “top” shape this is a huge thing to share or make public but I’m going to do this for one reason and that is to help others and to motivate myself in the process…I am so embarrassed about the weight I gained and can go on about my under-active thyroid and medication being wrong etc but I’M DONE WITH EXCUSES…

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I have allot of water retention, cellulite etc and this will require hard work and dedication like never before!

I will try to share my journey on a daily basis but I cant make any promises as I mentioned before to do this will take allot of dedication and time.

What I have learned from my previous challenge is not to allow your mind to stand in the way of reaching your goals. “Weight loss is more than a physical challenge, its a mental challenge.”

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I’m so glad about the Whatsapp group that I started – This is a great way to motivate and inspire each other! Get someone that can help you or motivate you when things get tough!

So being able to track progress I started of with a before pic and this will follow by taking progress pics every second week with fat %!

I was SO shocked today when I saw myself on the photographs. I almost burst into tears. I took a moment to realize where I’m at but then I knew I had to change my way of thinking to where I’m heading at.

So if you feel discouraged before you even started don’t worry I know how it feels but we just have to be positive and believe in ourselves.

Please do share your story on your weight loss journey I would love to hear more about it.

You can even email your story to lifestylechallenges@gmail.com and we can motivate and inspire each other together.

I trained Chest & Tricepst today – Started with Jamie Easons Livefit trainer. What an amazing program to follow she is a role model and I’m so inspired by her.

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So lets do this!

Have a super day

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Some clarification

Hello everyone just to make it clear for if there is some confusion.

I did the USN 12 Week Total Body Transformation which you will see under the drop down menu named USN 12 Week Challenge. All the relevant information on that Challenge will be under the drop down of USN 12 Week Challenge.

I am however currently busy with a completely new Challenge/Eating Plan/Trainer/Gym Program – LiveFit Trainer. Please do not get confused between the two, the diet or training program I am currently on is NOT for the completion of the USN 12 Week Challenge so please don’t get confused.

If you would like to join me on the current program please do so. There is Log sheets designed with all the relevant information on the trainer or if you have any queries related to the USN 12 Week Total Body Transformation please feel free to ask/post/comment!

Have a fabulous day and check out for my post tonight 😉

Phase 1 Diet Tips:

Eat first meal within an hour of waking.

Plan ahead! Designate a food preparation day.

Measure and weigh everything whenever possible. Purchase measuring cups and a kitchen scale.

Eat every three hours (usually 5 or 6 times a day, depending on when you wake up)! It’s the secret to speeding up your metabolism. Be on time!

Drink lots of water! May have coffee & tea with Stevia/Xylitol or a no-cal sweetener.

Take a daily multivitamin. If lifting weights, you might consider taking an additional calcium supplement.

Take one tablespoon of Flaxseed or Fish Oil daily. Flaxseed and fish oil actually aid in weight loss and encourages healthy bowel movements. (Mix in oatmeal or mashed sweet potato after heating food. Do not heat flaxseed.)

Consistency is key! If you have a day where you slip up … Don’t give up! Start fresh at your next meal or the next day. You can do it!

Come on YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN DO THIS!

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