Week 1- Healthy Living


Well I have completed week 1 of Body Beyond Birth's online Pilates and Nutrition program! It was a crazy busy week for our family (then again I think most people with school age kids have very busy weeks!) but I managed to complete all the online Pilates workout sessions that were scheduled. I also fit in 2 walks, however would have liked to have done another one but just didn't find the time. I think the days that Mr 6 and Mr 3 are at school/daycare will most likely be the best days to do cardio activities as I can just put Bub in the pram and walk. 

I'm loving having online workouts to complete as it means I can just do them anytime in the day (or night!) when Bub is having a sleep. I have looked through the nutrition guide and made adjustments to what I'm eating. It's not a diet as such, more ensuring I'm eating a good balance of nutritious foods and being aware of my portion sizes (which I'm finding were way too big!). The nutrition guide I'm following is catered for women breastfeeding, so it's good to know that by following it I'm still getting the right amount of food I need. I've found that the best way to ensure my healthy eating stays on track is to prepare meals in the morning, usually when I make the kids lunch for the day. This way when the hunger strikes there's always something healthy to grab and eat (and if I'm going out I'll take food with me). 

Some photos from my week: 

Lunch: Carrot sticks, snow peas, tomatoes, hummus, green salad leaves and mint & zucchini fritters (recipe from Body Beyond Birth) 

Lunch: Carrot sticks, snow peas, tomatoes, hummus, green salad leaves and mint & zucchini fritters (recipe from Body Beyond Birth

Morning tea: Apple iced tea with strawberries and mint; carrot sticks and snow peas with hummus  

Morning tea: Apple iced tea with strawberries and mint; carrot sticks and snow peas with hummus  

Morning tea prepared to take to the park  

Morning tea prepared to take to the park  

So onto week 2 and hoping for a bit more energy (aka sleep!) this week :)