4 weeks goes by fast! It's been a rollercoaster of a month (feels more like 2 months have gone by) haha. But here I am! Checking in on my RP Diet. I am at the 4 week mark and there are 12 total! I started on Jan. 1st at #159 and I have gone down about 3lbs to #157.
I was originally discouraged BUT I have done this before and I know how RP Strength works. The key is to just trust the process. That is also why I make sure to take before/during/after photos to help track my progress. Even though the scale isn’t always moving in the right direction that doesn't mean there aren't other physical changes happening. That was "thankfully" my case today!
This month I started out strong for about a week hitting my numbers and everything. Then my birthday weekend (Jan. 12) rolled around and I had some cake and wine and then right when I was going to get back on track I got a cold. So there were a few hiccups to start out with but nothing that 8 more weeks of consistency can't fix! This is also LIFE and things happen so you can't beat yourself up about it and that's why I love the RP Strength templates. They prepare you for life and help you bounce back when you need it most! They give me a sense of peace knowing that if/when I need to get my diet back in control I have the steps to take to do it.
SO like I said before, I was originally bummed with the scale since it hadn't moved much. Deep down I knew that I didn't work hard enough to see the results I wanted anyway. My goal these next 8 weeks will be to buckle down and stop eyeing the cookies and wine! haha
For the past 4 weeks I have been using my old 1:1 RP templates, but today I got some new ones to hopefully help me dial everything in a little more. Even though my starting weight is about the same as last time, my training and lifestyle are completely different these days. So now I have an updated template to guide me the rest of the way.
On a more fun note though...I am going to post my 4 week progress photos below! This just shows that EVEN though the scale doesn't always go down like you want it - There are still changes happening! You can see that I have gotten a little leaner and I am definitely feeling better overall. I'm still navigating the breastfeeding and dieting part of everything. I also think the whey or casein protein has been upsetting both of our stomachs a little so I am trying to figure that one out! There are plenty of options to choose from so I just have to find the right one for us.
Left (Jan 1) “before”
Right “4 week check-in” ( Jan.27 - 4 months postpartum)
Don't be hatin' on my Uggs either lol
As for my training. It's still been about the same! Usually 4-5 workouts a week. Most days I do Street Parking + accessory work if I can. Some days I just jump into a class workout if I don't want to workout alone. I've also been throwing in some functional bodybuilding. I love accessory work so I try to squeeze some in whenever I can. My favorite program for that is the Awaken Training Series by Marcus Filly. You can check it out HERE.
As always, If you have questions about the RP Strength diet you can email me or comment below! Check out their templates HERE to get started. If you are ready to jump on board you can use my discount code AMELIA10 to save on your templates :)
Heres to the next 8 weeks! Hopefully these new templates will push me in the right direction. I have a feeling they will!
Looking forward to another “check-In” on Week 8!
If you missed my 1st post about starting this RP diet - You can check it out HERE
Interested in reading about my first RP cut from a few years ago? You can go HERE to see my results!
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Real Life: 3 months goes by way too fast! I can't believe its already 2019 and I have a 3 month old to experience life with this year :)
As I sit here with little Emma sleeping in one arm, typing with the other, and Boozer trying to steal a shoe off of my foot...I'm so excited I'm finally finding the time to write this update :)
I feel like we are slowly getting our groove back (or I am) haha. Emma is getting more fun by the day and we love our new adventures as a little family of 3 + Boozy!
Since the New Year is finally here I feel like it's time to get myself together and set some goals for 2019...YAY! This update has all the things mom life, coaching, and my postpartum diet plan for this year!
Mom life is getting better every day - even though every day is different :) We're loving our snuggles, laughs, and she literally just rolled over 30 minutes ago...nothing is safe anymore! lol Today we ventured to the gym for an hour and Emma enjoyed watching me try and get fit again. Lately I've been doing the Street Parking workouts (if you don't know what that is...I'm gonna link it for you cause you should!) It's an online community that posts daily workouts that take 45 mins to an hour. They are seriously awesome and fun and I don't think I'll ever go back to anything else lol #momlife
As for coaching - I'm slowly getting back into it! It's been tough to find the time and while I'm still breastfeeding Emma it's hard to get away for more than 2 hours. But it's worth it :) Once I'm back into my new routine you'll be able to find me with my CrossFit Bound fam and my new gym CrossFit 11:24!! Super excited to be a part of these 2 amazing communities - If you haven't checked them out, please do! If you're in need of a personal trainer in Kennesaw/Marietta just shoot me an email and we can get you started! Or come check out one of my classes when i'm coaching! I'd love to have you :)
Now for the fun part....The RP Strength Transformation Challenge! This is the start of my New Year goals and I hope this can give some motivation to new moms or anyone out there looking to make a lasting change in their diet - so if you know someone who needs some extra motivation...share this little blog with them :)
As the New Year approached and I got closer to 3 months PP I knew it was time to get my nutrition back in check. I'm feeling good in the gym, movements and strength are coming back, but I know my diet has been lacking. I honestly didn't do much working out until a few weeks ago - Emma was born in Oct. and I started consistently working out in Dec. - I really gave my body time to recover until I felt good and less sleep deprived. Now I'm squeezing in 5ish workouts a week and I feel ready to start cleaning up my nutrition.
Anyone that knows me KNOWS that I love me some RP Strength (diet templates). I've had great success with RP in the past - You can read about my first cut I did HERE - I did the 1:1 coaching and I was able to lose 10lbs during the cut and that was 20lbs down from my highest weight ever. After having Emma - I am back to the exact starting weight I was before my first cut (funny I know) and I hope that I will have the same success as my last cut. This time I am following the templates on my own and I am also currently breastfeeding so I may have to tweak some things as I go - but we shall see! I think these next 12 weeks will be more exciting than my last cut and I can't wait to see my postpartum results.
I decided to join the 2019 RP Transformation Challenge to keep me motivated. The extra accountability will be nice since I will be coaching myself this time. Below is my before picture. I can't wait to see the changes that happen and how much Emma grows during that time too :) These will be such fun before and after pictures!
I plan on making 3 blog posts during this diet phase. I'll post at the end of each month to update and keep track of where I'm at. I will be starting at #159 and hope to get back to #148ish (Just like last time)
If you would like to join me on this RP Transformation Challenge - Click my link for the Diet Templates and purchase the templates using the discount code AMELIA10. Then join the RP Clients FB group for further instructions on how to join the challenge (Enter by Jan. 6, 2019) They will also pick a few winners and the top male and female winners get $1500!! If that's not some motivation right there I don't know what is! lol
Comment below with any questions or shoot me an email if you have any questions about RP!
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