Well the time has finally come! Another RP cut is in the books. This time around was a little different than the first since I had another little human to feed and think about the whole time (other than myself!). There were a lot of adjustments made along the way and in the end I was able to find a new balance that worked well for me.
I ended up pulling the cord on this cut a little early. I could tell my body needed some extra fuel for nursing my baby so I decided the best thing to do would be to stop the cut and start slowly adding in some more calories (insert maintenance). It was the best decision for me and I started to feel better within days. I also continued to see good results which is another reason to trust the process and know that eating more food isn't always something to fear.
On an exciting note: I ended up losing about 10lbs! The same amount that I lost the first time I did an RP cut in 2017. Goodbye baby weight!
The most important part is that I feel great! I am happy with where I am at. I found a new balance after having my baby and that is all I really needed/wanted.
That is what I love about this diet and lifestyle. It helps you find a balance - eating the right amount of food (not under eating or over eating) and then you are able to transfer what you learned into your daily life and still enjoy treats when you want them! If anyone feels lost and confused about food/portions and what to eat in general I highly suggest checking out RP Strength. It has worked for me when I was competing in CrossFit (working out hours a day) and also after having a baby, sitting for hours a day, 3-4 workouts a week, and sleep deprived. RP meets you where you are at. You get as much out of it as you put in.
If you'd like to try RP Strength follow the links below and use my discount code AMELIA10
There are 2 options I am a fan of for RP Strength templates - There are lifestyle templates that really break down the process into simple meals. This plan is good for busy people and anyone just trying to find a little balance/guidance.
The regular diet templates go a little more in depth and give you more detailed meals to follow and base them around your training. I would suggest these to anyone who takes the gym very seriously or who is training to compete in CrossFit or any other sport.
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