Okay… so I told you all to be tuned in on my Happy, Healthy Mama blog and the results are in!
I started a program called the 3 Week Yoga Retreat. I absolutely loved it, but I have to be completely honest… I didn’t follow through every day.
I spent roughly thirty minutes doing yoga every day during the first week. I was eating healthy too. All on top of being a mommy to a two month old!
On February 7th, it was my husband’s birthday and our baby girl, Piper, turned three months old. I surprised my husband with having his mother come over to watch Piper while we went out on a date for the first time as parents. And of course, we chose Red Robin. We had a gift card there, it was close to our house, and hello free birthday burger for my hubby.
Now, I was still on the “3 Week Yoga Retreat”, but I couldn’t miss this opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the night – calorie free.
During the following week, our families celebrated Levi’s birthday on different days and I enjoyed chocolate cake to say the least.
Although I didn’t follow through as strictly as I would have liked, I did realize that it was a more realistic way for me to get healthy. And I am not referring to eating at Red Robin. I am talking about creating a healthy lifestyle that I can continue, one that allows me to be the best possibly mommy, making healthy choices, and occasionally enjoying treats.
As a mother of a two month old, I could not say, “Piper, hold on. Mommy has twenty more minutes of yoga and then you can eat and get a clean diaper.” That wouldn’t work because she doesn’t understand. She needs me and frankly, I am okay with that.
With all of this being said, I didn’t do every minute of the 3 Week Yoga Retreat, nor did I stick to the diet every hour, BUT I can say that I finished, took “after” pictures, and am very proud of myself.
As you can see in the before (on the left) and after (on the right), I lost five pounds and three inches!!!
Whether you follow the program every step and calorie of the way (which is awesome), or you stumble through it like me, what matters is finishing and being proud of yourself. We can always be working to achieve a better version of ourself, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I encouraged you to look at your life today and try to make one choice that will better yourself. It can be the choice to skip out on midnight snacking, the choice to exercise, or even the choice to pray. If I can do it, anyone can!
XO, KATLIN LINDSEY