This is what the midwife excitedly shouted at me last Friday at the exact moment my little girl was brought into this world and took her 1st breath.
A happy memory, crazy experience and most AMAZING moment I’ll keep forever.
Léa (Lay-a) Jody Gamauf-Donald was born on 8th April @ 6.55pm weighing in at 7lbs 14 and 3/4.
If we’re connected on social media, you’ll have seen some pics but just incase you didn’t her she is.
Motherhood, baby poo and sleepless nights aside…
Let’s get down to YOU.
How was YOUR w/e?
How’s ACTION April going?
Have you done anything in the last 11 days to take action and GUARANTEE yourself progress, change and results?
If you want to know some cheeky tips to help you on your way and keep you on track this month here’s a little ’round up’.
TIP 1 – SNACKS
My current favourite, HIGH protein LOW calorie snack (under 100 cals).
I used to eat Babybells all the time as a kid and totally forgot how AWESOME they are.
For TWO Bells:
The best bit – they pack 10g protein!!
Cheap, quick, simple, take them anywhere, pack them in the kids lunchbox, perfect mid morning/afternoon.
TIP 2 – MINDSET
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do!
This is a FANTASTIC article and well worth a read:
TIP 3 – HOW TO BEAT THE OFFICE BULGE
Sit at a desk all day?
Find it hard to stop nibbling?
49% of office workers reported they’d GAINED weight since starting their jobs and 15% claimed they’d gained a whopping 10lbs!
Sitting at your desk for 8hrs, grabbing fast-food lunches and indulging in office nibbles…
Are you honestly surprised?!
Here’s 4 Simple Bulge Beating Tips:
1. Keep HYDRATED to curb your cravings and improve your concentration.
2 Make the most of your breaks by getting OFF your backside even if it’s just for a walk around the office.
3. Eat more PROTEIN to keep you fuller for longer.
4. Stay away from those biscuits, bakery and ‘fancy pieces’ that are full of nasty trans fats and stick to the snacks you’ve PRE-PACKED.
TIP 4 – ULTIMATE CORE, LEGS AND BALANCE CHALLENGE
Once of the BEST exercises to improve your balance, hit your abs, build sexy firm butt cheeks and seriously strengthen your legs is this!
Forget the heavy weights and training vest…
Simply try 10 of these each side WITHOUT putting your other leg down.
Back straight, base leg slightly bent, shoot back leg out behind you, reach finger tips to the floor.
Believe me, it’s not quite as EASY as it looks.
And as always Tweet me, Facebook and let me know how you get on…
Oh and any parents out there have a top tip for me?
They’re ALL appreciated : )
After surviving the 1st night at home despite running on 1 hours sleep – time to celebrate with a workout!!
This body ain’t gonna change itself.
Lee ‘riding the parenthood learning curve’ Donald x
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