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I’m also curious what you guys want to see more of from me on here? I have tons of work out videos coming soon, but I always love your input! Nutrition? Workouts? Postpartum? I do have a second page for more personal/lifestyle/family stuff at @brittlesser so I can keep this page more informational and health/fitness based.
STAYING FIT AS A NEW MAMA!
It’s possible, I promise. As with anything, if something is important to you, you make time for it. For me, being fit and healthy it’s extremely important to me because not only does it make me feel good physically and mentally, but it’s something I love. It’s my hobby, my passion, and of course part of what I do for a career.
I am blessed to be a stay-at-home mom, that’s a fact. I do work from home when i can, but baby comes first for me. This means i have the time to go to the gym at any time of the day and bring gray with me to the daycare. Yes, i still have to make sure it’s after Grayson nap and things of that nature, but i don’t work a typical 9-5 like most women do. Working moms with a strict schedule - I admire you. It’s hard!!!!
The thing is, there are so many ways to stay fit. You can workout at home if you need to. You can workout for less than an hour if necessary. You can make progress with just 3x per week if that’s all you can do. Go for walks for cardio with the baby, or just to increase your NEAT (non exercise activity thermogenesis). Small changes add up, and of course there is the nutrition aspect that plays a giant role in health and fitness.
My point is, you can make your training program fit your lifestyle. Fitness should be something you do that keeps you healthy and enhances your life. You can make your kids be a part of that, too! Example is the best thing for children. Showing them healthy habits sets them up for doing the same in regards to exercise and nutrition. Taking care of yourself first is also important. As moms, I know it’s easy to put yourself to the side and put everyone else first. But don’t forget about yourself 🤗♥️
Progressss 🙌🏼 left was from may 5 and right was from last week aug 13 ish. I would guess there is about 10 lbs between these photos (prob around 157 in left and 146 on right). I don’t care too much about weight.. i like to focuse more on how I feel, how i look, how I’m performing, etc.
I’ve lost some fat and gained some muscle back that’s for sure. Muscle memory is a beautiful thing! I’m feeling more like myself in the gym and a lottt stronger than when I first gave birth and it feels so good. It has been fun to work hard and see that hard work pay off!
Main thing to note: Nothing crazy was done to make this change. I honestly haven’t even really been dieting - just listening to my body and eating intuitively. Still eating out often, having alcohol here and there, and never forget dessert 😂😜 i do focus on mostly healthy and Whole Foods but i also have what i crave.
To lose fat, calorie intake and proper training are the two main things you neeed to focus on. Not supplements, not restrictions, not endless amounts of cardio, not being miserable!!!!! I will never stop saying that. You don’t need to suffer to reach your fitness goals. Your quality of life doesn’t need to suck. You can enjoy food and your life and have fun!
Hamstring/Booty exercises you can do on the smith machine (part 1).
I personally like the Smith because it’s extremely versatile!
1. Good mornings
2. Single leg Romanian deadlift
3. Romanian deadlift
4. Donkey kicks
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Someone walked in on me taking this and I just go “hey” because i didn’t know what to do and they didn’t answer so I felt even more embarrassed than I did when it initially happened 😂
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Here’s my upper body day today! 👇🏼
10-15 min cardio warm up
1. Warm up set. 3-4 working sets of close grip lat pulldown. Increasing weight each time (12,10,8,8 reps)
2. Warm up set. 3-4 working sets 6-8 reps overhead dumbbell press.
3. Single-arm DB row (3 sets, 8 reps)
4. Lateral raise superset with lying dumbbell pullover (3 sets, 10 reps each. Last set drop set the lateral raises and burnout)
5. TRISET: Lat pulldown, rope tricep extension, rope face pulls (3 working sets 10-12 reps)
6. TRISET: upright rows, straight arm lat pushdown, bicep curls
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I have a story highlight of my favorite products. I have a lot of faves 😜Also idk why my hand is always on my head and it looks like I’m scratching it but I’m not k bye
Birthday betch 🎂🎉 guess how old I am in the comments!
Just grateful for life because I love everything about it. I have the best boyfriend, baby, dogs, mom, family, and friends in the world. So full of love, I’m truly blessed. I couldn’t be more grateful for another wonderful year and so many more amazing years to come 😍♥️👪🐶🐶
Try this superset 👇🏼
1. Glute kickback with hips squared, knee bent to straight, and kicking back through the heel.
2. I then switched positions - turned hips a bit, pointed my toe, kept leg straight and kickback focusing more on the abductor.
3. Prone hamstring curls but focusing on the eccentric (lengthening of the muscle) movement. Tempo: 1-0-2 (this means 1 second on the concentric (shortening of the muscle), 0 second hold, 2 seconds on the eccentric). *This video is sped up!*
I have this type of training focusing on tempo in phase 3 of my bfit blueprint guide. It’s a way to kick things up a notch and focus on the time under tension.
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How have my workouts changed postpartum? 👇🏼
Well, they aren’t too different, because i train the way i like to train. I did start out much slower and was much weaker when I first got back into the gym. I worked out up until labor during my pregnancy, so I do think that helped me feel pretty normal quickly. Everyone is so different so it’s important to go at your own pace. Don’t do too much too fast - my first workout i went ham and couldn’t walk for like 4 days lmao. I felt pretty good getting back into it which made me think i could go haaaard, but i was wrong! I lost muscle and strength, which is to be expected. Now I’m 5.5 months postpartum and feeling better than ever. Im super close to getting back to my normal strength, and I feel damn good. -
My workouts are typically shorter and quicker, as i don’t have time to waste when I’m in the gym. I try to get in and out! I tend to do more supersets, trisets, and sometimes circuits and less cardio these days in order to get volume in a short period of time, and to keep my heart rate up. My postpartum guide will include the exact workouts i do now!!! Getting stronger daily, and focusing on progressive overload is what’s important to me.
The biggest difference is that I’m now more efficient with my time. You don’t have to spend 8 hours in the gym or doing a shit ton of cardio. I don’t diet, I workout less, and I’m leaner than I was even pre-pregnancy. It’s just my lifestyle, my me time, my stress reliever and my escape.
THE BUUURRRRNNN is real. I like to do this hip abductor major drop set either as a Glute activation or a Glute finisher/burn out. Description below 👇🏼ps. This is sped up! I like to go slow and focus on the contraction.
1. Leaning forward with lower back arched a bit. Heaviest weight you can do with proper form.
2. Drop weight and then do Neutral stance with spine completely neutral.
3. Keep same weight or drop again and do Leaning back with pelvis tucked under.
4. Drop weight again and back to neutral and burn out until you die.
I did anywhere from 10-15 reps of each.
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