Whole30 Post Baby Changes!

I first met Nina when she started training in my Fit 2 Be Wed Bridal Boot Camp in 2013(see Nina kicking butt in purple on the TRX below). She was motivated, hard working, and ready to see results. She is still the same girl but as they say, life happens! Nina welcomed her son in December 2014 and has been a busy, working Mom ever since. We all fall off track at different times in our lives but getting back on track and asking for help and support is often what we need. After talking to Nina, it seemed like she needed to refocus on eating healthy and nutritious foods. I was happy Nina reached out to me and I encouraged her to try my Whole30 focus group that kicked off January 4. Please read below for her personal experience on Whole30.

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After the birth of my sweet baby boy, I was feeling self conscious and reached out to Priscilla for some guidance. I had tried “dieting” mixed with T-25 but something was still missing. Priscilla suggested I try Whole30 with her and at first I was a little hesitant but I jumped in putting my trust in her…..I do not regret my decision! After trying Whole30, I am more aware of what I am putting in my body and how it will affect me.

I am not going to lie, it IS tough and it IS a commitment but it’s NOT impossible! Don’t get me wrong, I cheated and had that day when I “needed” Chic-fil-a, a slice or two of pizza, or that creamy pasta with melted mozzarella. BUT after eating these foods I noticed what they were doing to me-I was feeling sluggish, bloated, and fatigued. When I was following Whole30 recipes I noticed that when eating clean I have more energy, a positive attitude, and just overall feel healthier. I get home from work with more energy to do things around the house and work out! AND an added bonus Dylan (now almost 14 months) loves the recipes and being that it is clean, I know it is safe and he can have any/all of the foods I am making! One of the biggest changes I made during this process was drinking black coffee! I once said that I could NEVER drink black coffee (yuck!) but I feel so much better drinking black coffee now in the morning rather than starting my day with the 2 Splenda and cream. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be and I actually enjoy it!

Overall, I am so happy and believe this is something that is going to help me for years to come. I have learned that I need to plan ahead and it can be done! I actually feel more prepared for the week now knowing ahead of time and have less slip ups for unhealthy eats! Thank you P!!!! My positive attitude will help me to be a better Mommy and have more energy to run around with D! I am now getting closer to where I want to be post baby and have more confidence that I can get there

-Nina

Nina’s results are awesome! She lost a total of 12 inches in 30 days! You may look at these results and say well she didn’t lose much weight. No you’re right she didn’t. Nina combined Whole30 with strength training.  Muscle weighs more than fat. Her weight didn’t change but her body did! Nina noticed the change in her energy, mood, and how her clothes fit. Get off the scale and focus on how you FEEL. We are what we eat and the most important thing about Nina is that she has changed her habits and has now seen how food impacts her body. In order to see changes in our bodies we can’t do what we’ve always done.

January 8, 2016 – Weight 157 lb.

Biceps-12.17 in. (R) 12.20 in. (L)
Thighs-24.24  in. (R) 24.88 in. (L)
Waist-36 in.
Bust-39.5 in.
Hips-42 in.

February 8, 2016 – Weight 154 lb.

Biceps- 11 in. (R) 11 in. (L)
Thighs-22.44 in. (R) 22.83 in. (L)
Waist- 33 in.
Bust- 36 in.
Hips- 41 in.

My next Whole30 group kicks off February 29th.  This program includes weekly meal plans, grocery shopping list, daily motivation, and online support group. For an additional $50 you can also purchase an exercise plan which includes strength and metabolic workouts. If you are interested in signing up for my next Whole30 focus group please contact me by Facebook or e-mail at wellnesswithpriscilla@gmail.com

 

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What’s in my gym bag?

Happy Monday! These are my gym bag must haves of the moment.  You will love the on trend colors and great fits. I find myself digging these out of my drawer day after day. My Swell bottle is always in my hand or within reach and my drink is always cold.

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Nike Women’s Lotus Epic Run Tights – High waist band and snug fit. You won’t be pulling these up during your workout because they don’t move! Leopard print makes me love them even more. Now on sale too!

Shop here: Dick’s Sporting Goods

Lululemon Wild Tank – This feminine tank top is super light weight and has a built in bra.  You will want one in every color.

Shop here:Lululemon

Swell Bottle – Obsessed with this bottle. Water stays cold for 24 hours and hot drinks stay hot for 12 hours. Need I say more? Super cute Valentine’s Day print available now for the ones you love.

Shop here: Swell Bottle

Happy Shopping,

Priscilla