Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Postpartum Diet & Fitness Plan - Phase 2

So far I think my postpartum diet & fitness plan has been going well. I've made a few small changes to reduce my sugar intake and up the amount of protein in my diet.

I have however, gone a little overboard with treat meals with my birthday celebrations and other social events this month so I haven't actually lost much weight (only 0.2kg/0.4lbs)..but hey it's better than a weight gain I suppose!

So here are the changes I've made to my eating/exercise plan since last month..

Breakfast
Poached Egg on Wholemeal Toast with Avocado
Instead of Rice Bubbles or Nutrigrain

Hot Lemon Water
Instead of a Cup of Decaf Tea with 2x Arnotts Biscuits and 1x Paleo Nut Ball 

Morning Tea
Cup of Decaf Tea with 1x Double Choc Protein Cookie
Instead of Green Smoothie (I have it with lunch now)

Lunch
Toasted Sandwiches on Multigrain Bread
(Ham/Tuna, Corn & Cheese)
No Change

Green Smoothie

Afternoon Tea
Low-fat Yoghurt
Instead of Yoghurt + Tea & Biscuits

Dinner
Healthy Home Cooked Meals (At least 5 per week) including Salmon & Veggies.
Instead of Healthy Home Cooked Meal (At least 3 per week)

Dessert
Cup of Decaf Tea with 1x Double Choc Protein Cookie
Instead of a Cup of Decaf Tea with 2x Arnotts Biscuits and 1x Paleo Nut Ball 

Drinks
2 Litres of Water

Exercise
2x 30 minute walk/runs (with the couch to 5k app)
2x Blogilates workouts
2x 30 minute walks with James

I don't always get time for morning and afternoon tea so I try to have a filling breakfast and lunch to keep me going. I've loved going back to the gym and sweating it out too, I just wish I had the time to go more often.. it's a lot harder when you have a little bub with you. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can start working-out outside!

xx

Friday, July 18, 2014

2 Month Postpartum Update!

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It's hard to believe my little man's already 2 months old! He's already changed so much since last month (look at those chubby cheeks!).

Body
My weight has fluctuated lately with birthday celebrations etc so I've only lost 0.2kg/0.4lbs since last month. I've been eating pretty well although I've been indulging in a few too many treats I think! I've started going to the gym a little, probably once or twice a week at the moment and I try to squeeze in walks with James when it's not too cold outside. I'm only wearing the SNC recovery shorts occasionally now. 

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Height/Weight
I went and weighed him this morning and this little chubba bubba is now 5.5kg (12.1lbs) which means he's put on 1.4kgs/3.1lbs this month! He's now double his birth weight! :O craziness!! I also measured him and he's 61cms which is 8cms more than last month. 

Routine
James' routine hasn't really changed much. The main difference is that he now sleeps until 4am most nights (woohoo!). Hopefully by next month he'll be sleeping until 5am. 

7am
Wakeup, Feed, Express, Change Nappy, Eye-time with James, Have Breakfast
9am
James Naps, Laundry, Have a Shower and Get Ready
10.45am
Feed, Housework, Blog/Relax
12pm
Change Nappy, James Naps, Laundry, Have Lunch
2.15pm
Feed, Change Nappy, Play with James (including tummy time)
4.15pm
Go for a walk with James, Laundry
5pm
Feed James
5.45pm
Nappy-free tummy time with dad
6pm
Bathtime and Massage for James
6.15pm
Feed James, Change Nappy, Cuddle James
7pm
James Sleeps, Have Dinner, Blog/Relax, Housework
8.30pm
Express, Go to Bed
10.30pm
Rob Feeds James, Change Nappy, James Sleeps
When James wakes (approx 4am)
Feed James, Express, James Sleeps

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Sleeping
James is sleeping really well. He now sleeps to around 4am most nights which is amazing. Sometimes he'll wake up with gas pains (poor little man) and needs to be soothed back to sleep. I'm trying some preventative measures now to see if I can reduce his gas pains - I'll let you know next month if they work! 

Eating/Feeding
As you can tell by his chubbiness and weight gain, this little boy loves his milk! He's feeding  longer and less frequently which I think is contributing to him sleeping so well at night as he seems to "fill-up" during the day. 

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Sizes
He now wears size 000 (0-3 months) and I think he's starting to outgrow them too.. he'll be wearing size 00 (3-6 months) in no time! He's outgrown the small cloth nappies (so we've bought some more in a bigger size), and we've moved him up to size infant in the disposable nappies. 

Milestones
James is getting so much more reactive to his surroundings. He's started to hit the toys hanging from this play mat (clever boy!) and now copies our expressions (open mouth smile is his favourite!). He's been super smiley and we always hear him laughing in his sleep (it's the cutest thing ever!). 

xx

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Baby Shower!

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I had such an amazing time yesterday at my friend Karlie's baby shower. The setup was pinterest-worthy with delicious food and cute details everywhere. It was so nice sitting in the beautiful sunshine, playing games and chatting with friends. Karlie got spoilt with gifts for her little man (as she should!) and I contributed by making her a motor-bike nappy cake..

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 It was made with bibs, wraps, dummies, teething rings, face washers, bottle cleaners, nappies (of course), a sippy cup and soft toy. It was so fun and easy to make.. I just followed this tutorial. It was my first attempt at a nappy cake and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

What do you guys think? Have you ever made a nappy cake?

xx

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Winter Makeup Look

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This is one of my fave makeup looks for Winter. That's not to say I wear makeup like this everyday, but when I do make the effort, I love to wear brown/grey on my eyes and brown/deep red on my lips.

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FACE & BROWS
1. Under Eye Concealer - Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in Fair
2. Spot Concealer - Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
3. Powder - BareMinerals Matte Foundation in Fair -
applied with Real Techniques Stippling Brush
4. Blush - NARS Deep throat - 
applied with Makeup Geek Contour Brush
5. Brows - MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil + MAC Brow Gel 
 - using Clinique Eyebrow Brush
6. Lip Base - Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Honey 
(I always use a lip stain as part of my foundation routine as it gives it time to 
sink in and helps to make my lipstick last longer) 
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EYES
7. Lids - Sidecar from Urban Decay Naked Palette
8. Crease - Hustle from Urban Decay Naked Palette -
applied with Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush
9. Lower Lashline - Hustle from Urban Decay Naked Palette -
applied with Makeup Geek Mini Concealer Brush


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MASCARA & LIPS
10. Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast in Very Black
11. Lips - MAC Capricious Lipstick

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Let me know in the comments what you guys think, and what your go-to winter makeup look is!

xx
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