Bodyweight Postpartum Newborn Home Workout

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y'all, we have a lil' girl!!!  i'm still not big on pink though and plan to keep the yellow/gray/white color combo going for Kosi's nursery.  speaking of yellow, thanks to my girl Dami for hooking us up with this beautiful Solly Baby Wrap!

  as parents know, newborns change daily.  that's exactly why i'm soaking up these precious moments with each of my babies cause time just continues to fly on by.  things won't always be this way.  people still ask me if i'll return to the IT field (lol) and i still don't know!  God knows i'm right where i desire and need to be right now, though, that's for sure.

only perform this workout if you have been cleared to do so by your doc, mamas!  as of this past friday, Dec. 16th,  i was given the green light to lift again.  however, i'll be on lock down/house arrest for a while cause of breastfeeding (i don't lug my pump around with me if i don't have to) and Kosi can't join me at the gym until she is 3 months old.  soooo, home workouts, GO!  i'll be filming the entire workout soon and posting to my YT channel, but here's a collage/snippet of our very first one together (even though she slept the entire time ;) ).

1st combo: 3 x's through

sumo squats (turn feet and knees out to side) - 25 reps

fast arm circles forward + calve raises - 1 min

knee ups + overhead press  - 1 min

2nd combo: 3x's through

side step squats (R & L) - 12 reps on each side, 24 total

good mornings - 20 reps

outside foot taps (engage your obliques) - 25 reps on ea side

wall pushups - 12 reps

3rd combo: 3 x's through

chair squat - 25 reps

reverse fast arm circles + calve raises - 1 min

side leg lifts - 15 reps 

runners lunges - 12 on ea side

just one round might be enough for you.  listen very carefully to your body and let it guide you!  don't overwhelm yourself and do too much too soon.  most importantly, enjoy this time with your new little one!  

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*YouTube Vid Inside* 31 week Bumpdate

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holy guacamole. do we really have less than 9 weeks before meeting baby Egwuatu #3!?

#HOW 

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after the 1st tri time sped up and hasn't stopped since.  i am scrambling trying to make sure i finish a couple of projects i'm working on, get my maternity shoots scheduled and done and keeping up with this blog, *taps mic* hello!!! #Ooowee

anyway, check out my 31 week YouTube bumpdate that i filmed this morning after i taught my HIIT class:

  • pregnancy pap smear experience
  • an abnormal test result
  • 3D ultrasound fun
  • baby name possibilities

all under 10 min! press play ;)

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Staycaytion Workout + Coping With Your Changing Pregnancy Body

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if only we all felt this way about cardio, hahaha! 20160806_171724Chiso had WAY too much fun and was in his own little world on that thing.  it's all good cause i was actually able to focus get a fantastic, #staycaytion workout in while the other 2 bears (Sonny & Dego) snoozed, so win-win. about that workout, here it is, Preggos:

 

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i did 12-15 reps for each exercise, 3 times through. my clients know i looooove me some circuit style training! 

  • weighted plié squats (used: 50 lb kettle bell) 

  • bicep curls w/ twist @ top

  • deadlifts (narrow & wide stance)

  • lunges with high row (ea. leg)

  • walking lunges 

  • walking side squats

  • stationary lunges (hate these!!!! i did them cause i never do them #TheBurnIsReal but then i wonder why this baby is eating up what little booty i even had, lol)

  • narrow to wide jump squats (intense plyometric move; modify if needed)

Chiso has been playing Just Dance 2015, 2016, & 2017 all summer long and i am now a lover of Teacher by Nick Jonas (background music). 


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along with your pregnancy body, your mind must change and grow too. pre-pregnancy, we track changes weekly and applaud our progress toward a specific goal weight or body fat percentage. however, while preggo, even after the greatest of workouts, we check the mirror and are still going/growing in "reverse"! that can be difficult to watch and experience, especially the 1st go round. ultimately we are only pregnant for a split second... it's only temporary.  i have those, "omg. i will NE-VER get back to where i used to be." moments and days...of course! but DO NOT believe those ran(dumb), hormonal, negative thoughts cause they just aren't true. YOU are entirely up to change YOU-- when the time is right. Lord willing you have plenty of time to get 'in shape' and even compete in shows etc., if that's your thing. sure, i think about competing again all the time...the competitor friends on my timeline keep my desire alive and burning, daily. buuut, that's just not where my focus is right now. if you don't bring your mind along with you on this journey it will be a 10 month uphill battle. believe that, mamas. accept, honor, and be amazed by just what the heck your body is doing right now!!!  ENJOY these moments and put your very best foot forward at being as healthy as you can for you and baby. dont shy away from taking pictures either like i did for my 1st pregnancy  (in 2011, no IG yet anyway😆) but embrace this process wholeheartedly and trust that there is always something positive to be taken away from and learned from it. my fertility issues keep me focused and grounded; complaining and worrying about every little temporary, physical change is a waste of energy and time (and a slap in God's face IMO.) crossing that finish line (no matter how you get there) to meet and hold a beautiful baby in your arms is worth every second of this temporary journey❤.  just a needed reminder!

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'locked and loaded' with the Mumberry Flourish Tank! #MumsWhoMove

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support, compression, coverage, comfort. 

201607097010714794 things you need when staying active while pregnant!  i put the Flourish Maternity Tank to the test recently for both weights & cardio and was impressed to say the least. my #1 reason? the fabulous, full coverage, built-in bra which kept the girls in place the entire time.  i love that it even doubles as breast pads when you're nursing to prevent leakage stains!! #beenthere #awkward how cool is that!?  Processed with VSCObuilt-in bras fail me left and right, even when i'm not preggo.  but not this 3 in 1 tank. no need to buy a sports bra, belly band, and a maternity tank separately ever again.  i've actually never worn a belly band before, but the Mumband experience helped me hold better posture while lifting!  even with all the bending and reaching, the band stayed in place, didn't ride up and/or expose me, and continued to provide wonderful back and belly support.  Processed with VSCOthe thick, soft, double wide, criss cross strap design provided maximum support without digging into my shoulders.Processed with VSCOand that teal! it's one of my favorite colors.  currently, you can save 20% on your tank now by simply joining Mumberry's mailing list, woo hoo!Processed with VSCOfit mamas, i encourage you to take the Mumband Challenge.  if your belly doesn't feel more supported while wearing the Mumband maternity belly band, you can return it for a full refund.  win-win. 

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