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#BumpPower Diet

Hey Mamas!  Hope you have selected and purchased your workout DVD and are on the road to staying fit!  To go along with your new workouts I wanted to write a sample diet.  Diet is 80% of your fitness results and 100% important for your baby (and you!).

Meal 1: 3 egg whites and 1 yolk scramble with spinach and bell peppers. 1 slice of whole grain toast (sugar free jelly, or a little PB, or spray butter on top)

Meal 2:  Turkey, sprouts, avocado, tomato, 1 slice turkey bacon in a pita pocket with mustard or non creamy dressing

Meal 3: Grilled chicken on romaine or spinach salad with unlimited veggie toppings.  Non-creamy dressing.  I actually LOVE lemon juice as a dressing or a vinegar and olive oil combo using apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar.

Meal 4: Cottage cheese with sliced berries  OR Greek yogurt cup and sugar free chocolate pudding cup (separate or mixed)

Meal 5: White fish and steamed veggies or homemade turkey soup with loads of veggies (green beans, peas, bell peppers, asparagus, broccoli, corn, tomatoes)

Meal 6: if still hungry go for a protein shake or if  you have the munchies try some crunchy vegetables like celery, cucumber or zucchini (sometimes I make them bite size pieces so I can pop them in my mouth like popcorn :))

Additional Notes:

  • Always be sure you are drinking tons of water. It is a current medical recommendation to drink 2.2 liters of water daily.  I am sure you have heard of the “8 by 8” rule (eight 8-ounce glasses of water), which is easy to remember and is pretty close to the recommended 2.2 liters.
  • Prenatal vitamins – both before and AFTER giving birth.
  • If you are lifting weights it is recommended to take a calcium supplement as well, though you should check with your doctor first.
  • Vitamin C – your body is doing a lot these days, so our immune system can be lowered.  Taking extra vitamin C can help boost your immune system. I love the chewables – they’re like sweet tarts!
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Prenatal & Postpartum DVD Challenge! #Bumppower

This one is for my pregnant and post-baby ladies out there!  I am challenging you to a DVD challenge! Are you up for joining?

The Challenge:

  • Get a DVD. Pick a Prenatal or postpartum workout program on DVD (Amazon makes it easy to look at all the options out there. Most are only $10!). Try to aim high and get one that will meet your physical abilities and challenge you (I don’t mean “kill you” 🙂 – I just mean, that if you are capable of doing more than prenatal yoga, but not enough to do cardio dance party, then maybe to weight lifting or prenatal pilates).
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  • Mark your calendar. 
    • Do this workout DVD program for at least 30 days (choose your time period)
    • Aim to rest no more than 1-2 days every week. The best thing is to plan when you will rest, so you can look forward to it AND you will not just rest on a day when you really should be working out
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  • Write an article! Once your 30 or so days are up I want to hear from you about
    • what your thoughts were on that DVD program,
    • your activity level before pregnancy,
    • how your body responded to the DVD program,
    • how it affected your pregnancy or post-baby body and
    • any tips or comments you would like to share with the pregnant community!.
      You never know how encouraging your experience can be for another woman, so don’t keep it to yourself!

Be sure to tell me that you are joining in on the challenge and the DVD you chose! Also, if you’re blogging about your DVD challenge or on twitter I’d love to follow you and bring us together on the e-community!

Check back every Friday for the month of May and June for #BumpPower progress checker!

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