To be honest, since swimsuit season is just around the corner I’ve been putting a huge focus on my health and fitness, especially since we have a Mexico trip planned next month. After I had my first baby, I was (thankfully and gratefully) able to bounce back to my pre-baby body in a short amount of time. And then came baby #2.
At this time, I’m five months post-pregnancy and it seems like the pregnancy weight is a bit more tough to shed the second time around. As a result, I’ve been trying to squeeze in workouts when I can and I’m watching what I eat as well. I’m almost there and I keep pushing myself every day to remain focused on enjoying a healthy life for me, for my husband, and for my kids.
But, I have to be honest. I’m working with a totally different new-to-me body. Yes, my body changed after I gave birth to my son but it didn’t change too drastically. I had a bit more curves but that’s about it. After I gave birth to my daughter, I looked in the mirror and had no idea who stared back at me. I had hips, a chest, a booty … who was this new person?
Before I was pregnant with our first baby, I had a body that was familiar to me for 30 years. With an athletic build and hardly any curves, I knew what it took to keep my body in shape. Fast forward three years later and now I have a curvy body staring back at me in the mirror. Hello, stranger.
Although I’ve had my moments of frustration and tears and appreciation, I’m working hard to embrace this new body of mine as I also work hard to get it toned and in shape.
This body created two humans. This body is the new and improved version of me. This body will be loved and embraced by me.
Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon and Zoodles
In an effort to make sure what I’m putting in my body will keep me healthy and strong for my kids, I recently discovered just delicious avocado toast is and how easy it is to prepare. Here’s one of my favorite breakfast dishes that can be made in a matter of minutes.
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread
- 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
- 1 ripe avocado, with skin and pit removed
- 1/2 cup of zoodles
- Smoked salmon
- 1 tablespoon of capers
- Toast the bread.
- Spread cream cheese.
- Mash the avocado using a fork. Spread on top of the cream cheese.
- Place zoodles on top of the avocado.
- Place the smoked salmon on top of the zoodles.
- Drizzle capers over all of the toppings.
What’s your favorite type of avocado toast?