Monday, February 18, 2019

2 Weeks vs. 3 Months Postpartum

Left Photo: 2 Weeks Postpartum
Right Photo: 3 Months Postpartum 

Hi Everyone!

I thought I'd do a little bit of an update on my postpartum journey. I feel like all women are different in terms of how our bodies react during pregnancy and postpartum, so I don't compare myself to anyone else. And also, I am not sure why I look so pensive in the 3 months postpartum photo, but I promise I am happy ha!

I lost a lot of core strength during pregnancy (obviously) and that is one of the biggest things that I have noticed during my postpartum fitness journey. Thankfully, essentially every exercise we do involves our core, so this has helped me tremendously. I had more separation in my abs this pregnancy than with my other two, so that has been a bit harder for me. 

One thing I am really working on is trying to rebuild muscle. I was sick for a long time during this pregnancy and lost quite a bit of muscle mass. Gaining that back is a slow process for me, but I am just taking it one day at a time. This picture is more focused on my abdominals because this is where I have physically seen the most progress, but my legs and arms feel stronger as well. 

In terms of my fitness routine, I generally workout 6x a week and incorporate lifting and cardio each day. Where I struggle the most is definitely with my diet. I am not the cleanest eater and I love my sweets. I am all about moderation but I definitely need to dial in my nutrition to meet my goals and see the results that I'd like to see. 

If any of you have any eating plans that you love, please let me know!

xoxo
Rachel 



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Clint is 3 Months Old! And How I'm Adjusting To 3 Kids!


What do you do when your baby turns 3 months old? You have a mini photoshoot of course! ;) I can't believe that Clint is 3 months old already! Where does the time go?! He was such a ham for the camera when I was taking these pictures and I loved it! He is definitely my "smiliest" baby and his face lights up whenever I talk to him. I love it! He also has this little crooked smile that just melts my heart into a puddle.

He is a great nurser, just like my other two, and by far the best sleeper. He wakes up about 2 times a night on average, which for me is great! He is a chunky dude and has the most delicious rolls on his little legs. He loves his carseat, which is a huge blessing because Rosalie and Riley would scream when I put them into theirs.

I have been asked a lot about how I am adjusting to 3 kids and I am going to be honest with you guys, it is by far the hardest transition for me. I have heard moms say that three was the hardest for them and that if you could do 3, you could do (insert large number here), and I think they are right. It is just such a different world than 2 because you are outnumbered. My kids are also fairly young, so I am sure that it will get easier as time goes on. 

However, with that being said, I do feel like I am getting better at managing 3. Chanse is super busy with school/work, so learning to do things on my own is a necessity. At least if I ever want to leave the house haha! I am pretty darn good at grocery shopping with three, running errands, etc., but I have yet to try and take them into a restaurant on my own. Baby steps is what I keep telling myself. ;) 

At the end of the day, I am so blessed with my 3 babies and I wouldn't change a thing!

xoxo
Rachel 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Trip To The Museum

Me- Coat (old) similar/Jeans/Diaper Bag
Riley- Coat 
The cutest cousins! :) 
This last week while my sister and her family were in town, we headed to a local history museum to check it out. Rosalie was in school, so I just had Riley and Clint and my sister and her hubby had their two kiddos. 

It was fun to look around, even though I didn't get too much out of the different exhibits because I was chasing a toddler. At least Clint was a dream child just sleeping in his carseat. ;) They did have this little house on the top floor that the kids loved and a classic car that was pretty awesome!

Our visitors left on Sunday and we were so sad to see them go! We had so much fun with them and wished they could've stayed longer. :( 

Rose and Riley have been sick with colds and flus, so we have just been home trying to recover so that life can go back to normal. I'm also praying Clint doesn't get it! I don't know about you, but I feel like having sick kids is the worst thing ever! Here's to hoping that they get better soon!

xoxo
Rachel 

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Gym Outfits Round-Up!

Bra (I got it at Walmart, but when I looked it up online it said only in store.)

I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, so it is super important to me that I like them. I want them to be just as comfortable as they are cute and I need them to be well made! I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of all the gym outfits I've been wearing lately so you guys could see what I like. All of the pieces that I could find online are linked above. :) 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

xoxo
Rachel
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

 Top (similar), Skirt (similar), Booties

My favorite color is pink, always has been, always will be. Well except for a short stint where I thought purple was my favorite. My husband will never let me live that down. ;) I love any excuse to wear something pink, paint my nails pink, find a cute pink lip color, quote Mean Girls hehe...well you get the point! I wore this outfit to church this last Sunday and I had so much fun pairing this hot pink blouse with my leopard print booties. I love putting together outfits, it really is so much fun! I couldn't find my exact blouse and skirt because they are a couple of years old, but I linked some that are very similar. :) 

Anyways, on to other news... my sister and her family are in town and I am so excited! We have loved having them here and the cousins are all having a blast playing together. I have been a little bit more MIA with my blog posts this week and that is why, but we just want to spend as much time together as we can before they have to go back home to Utah!

xoxo
Rachel

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