Postpartum With Advocare 

Postpartum with Advocare
Shocked! I am days away from having a 6 month old. Compared to my first baby, little Miss Eva has been a challenge. As difficult as some days and nights have been. They seem to have flown by!

Background story

Long story short…

This is my second baby, and my second fitness journey! I started working out when my son was just over 1 year old. I had tons and tons of trail and error. Too much cardio, or not enough food, not enough cardio, not enough carbs, to many carbs and and not enough protein etc…When I finally found what works best for me, I was reaching my goals a lot faster. THEN, I decided it was time for baby number 2.
My FIRST PREGNANCY, I was lazy! Slept and ate. Not to mention, my nutrition was HORRIBLE . The most activity I got was going grocery shopping and walking up the stairs to the apartment we use to live in.
My SECOND PREGNANCY I was soo much more active. I even continued with weightlifting and cardio. My nutrition was so much better than my first pregnant but not as good as I was planning. Eh,  Pregnancy cravings. What cha gonna do. Its not always easy passing up Pizza when your emotional from just  picking out Paint at Home Depot for the Nursery!

ADVOCARE 

I continued  taking Advocare while pregnant for the extra calories intake that I was losing while working out. My Goal, obviously was not to lose weight, but stay active and also make sure my calories were high enough for Me and Baby!

Then After having the baby I started the 24 Day Challenge right away.

You could read that article here

So this post I want to update on my almost 6 months postpartum progress with Advocare and of course in addition to working out and nutrition.
I started working out in the beginning of January but I wasn’t getting enough sleep to start a consistent workout regimen  with little to  no sleep. Little Miss Eva had her challenges the first few months, but my tough little girl(and Mommy/Daddy) are just about over that bump in the road… Or giant hill, mountain, whatever.
I bought myself a new workout machine, which I have to add, I felt horrible, because When This Momma makes Money, Its like pulling teeth to buy myself a shirt, let alone a huge workout machine, But us Moms deserve stuff too right? lol Continuing on, I got that in the middle or end of March! So  I would say that’s when I started a actual workout schedule of 4 to 5 days a week and I’m slowly finding a good routine being a busy Mom of 2.
The picture below is about 5 1/2 months postpartum and in the middle you’ll see a picture of me 38 weeks pregnant. Same shirt.
 

That’s the girl I’m competing with, This was right before my second pregnancy!  My goal that I am desperately trying to get back to and also Beat. Patience crystal, patience!


^ Current picture. I found a box of pre pregnancy clothing I packed away that I completely forgot about.

After the 24 Day Challenge, I am still of course taking Advocare products and Ill Past those Below… (Working on New Post for Current Supplements) check out Products …                     here > Advocare Shop <

If you’re interested in taking the 24 Day Challenge with me you can email me at Missguinta9@gmail.com or visit my website and contact me here    

I’m able to help guide you with fitness and nutrition to help you reach your goals!!

Also, with the challenge, there’s an App to help keep you on track, extra help with meals, Recipes, and a grocery guide! A perfect start to reach your goals with So many options for help!

If your interested Check out Women, Weightlifting, And What Its Done For Me which is about  some of my Fitness Journey, Progress, trial and error After My First Baby!

Thanks for reading!!

Check out all of Advocare products here                       > Advocare shop <

Contact me anytime at Missguinta9@gmail.com

-Crystal

 

2017 All In 24 Day Challenge(Advocare)

Hey guys, Just wanted to post a quick post!!

I already Sent out Emails to everyone who has already done the 24 Day challenge to let them know about the 2017 All In 24 Day Challenge <<<

*Here’s how it works:

  • Order your All-In 24-Day Challenge
  • Choose your favorite companion products
  • Receive FREE SHIPPING from December 7 through December 20, 2016
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Go All-In with the Nationwide 24-Day Challenge January 2 – January 25, 2017!

Free standard shipping offer available from December 7 through December 20, 2016 only.

** Exclusive All-In gifts.
Start your New Year Off right. I Just Finished my Postpartum 24 Day Challenge that you can read … There> 24 Day Challenge Postpartum (Advocare)
Order now and get some Free Gifts with your order AND FREE SHIPPING. You don’t want to miss that!
Any Questions
Feel free to email me at Missguinta9@gmail.com
–Crystal

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24 Day Challenge Postpartum (Advocare)

First Pregnancy Vs. Fit Pregnancy

 

 

 

24 Day Challenge Postpartum (Advocare)

My 24 Day challenge after my Second Pregnancy!
Every Momma knows pregnancy isn’t easy, and it could feel like forever, but nothing seems as long as the last month, final countdown! Putting pants on are tough, showering is tiring, and wearing socks and shoes just is uncomfortable.
During my pregnancy I still managed to get light weightlifting in until the end. Very very modified for baby and I.
As the days went by, Watching baby’s due date come and go. Being past due 41 weeks, I was anxious to have this second baby and get back on track As soon as I was able to.
You can read about my labor and the comparison between my first pregnancy and my fit pregnancy there>>> First Pregnancy Vs. Fit Pregnancy
I knew My first step to get back on track was to start with my nutrition. Being pregnant, I definitely gave myself a little bit more freedom with my  favorite sweets, treats…and PIZZA of course!
I was taking a few Advocare products that was approved by my doctor during pregnancy and I’ll be continuing to use them for my postpartum transformation.

 

 

 Here I am 38 Weeks Pregnant, unfortunately the last Baby Bump Picture I took!
I brought everything I needed in my hospital bag and started the 24 Day Challenge right away!
I took this just 48 hours post Baby.


Compared to my first pregnancy, I was very shocked in how my Much my belly went down in such a short period of time.   First Pregnancy Vs. Fit Pregnancy

 

 

And here is 2 Weeks postpartum.


14 days out of the 24 done!
On top of the 24 Day challenge , my diet consist of…
Lean meats

Lots of veggies

Healthy fats

And Pasta

Depending on your goals, I don’t personally replace a meal with the Meal replacement shake. I use it for the extra calories. Especially after having the baby. My body appreciates the extra nutrients and Calories.

3 weeks postpartum.

I’m currently heading towards 6 weeks Postpartum!! I was  approved for workouts and I’m extremely excited !!  As amazing and exciting pregnancy is, One of the hardest parts for me was  to not be so hard on myself, and to continue to remind myself that I will be back to my Old workout Routine in no Time. For me Working out is my therapy, light workouts during my pregnancy helped, but it just wasn’t enough. So  like they say  ” Summer bodies are made in the Winter”  And I can NOT wait to earn back some lost Progress!!


–Crystal

 

Interested in the 24 day challenge ??

You can check it out here>>> 24 Day Challenge

Right now Join The ALL IN 2017 Advocare 24 Challenge << THERE

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Go All-In with the Nationwide 24-Day Challenge Starting  January 2 – January 25, 2017!

 

 

 

 

First Pregnancy Vs. Fit Pregnancy

First Pregnancy VS Fit Pregnancy
I’m so excited to be able to post and say our baby girl is here! She was born November 4th, early morning 1 AM!
Being pregnant for 41 weeks and a couple days, the last couple weeks I was convinced I just might be pregnant forever lol obviously that is not realistic, but every pregnant momma knows that last month countdown feels like a year!
In the beginning of the year when we made the decision to have a second baby, it was very important to me to continue my fitness lifestyle throughout it and I was pretty excited to see if being fit before and throughout my pregnancy would make any difference compared to my first!
Pregnancy number 1: The  picture below  was at my baby shower which was around 35 weeks !! 

  
-Very little activity

-Sleep sleep sleep

-Fast food/fried foods/candies

-Always tired

-Huge swollen feet

-Starting weight 118

-Ending 185
I had to be induced with both Babies!  I was hoping to go into labor naturally this time, but apparently my body just does not want to let go of these babies!!

Labor and recovery with pregnancy #1
One reason I waited so long to have baby number 2 is because I had a hard time pushing him out. I pushed as hard as I could, screamed I couldn’t do it. I was completely exhausted , out of breath and quickly out of energy. I didn’t feel strong enough, my pushes seemed like they were doing nothing. It wasn’t a horrible delivery, but I definitely didn’t feel confident enough that I would want to go through it again any time soon! Pushing time was over 30 minutes, I constantly had to stop and take a break.
Recovery: We stayed in the hospital for 3 night the first time. I was so sore, stuck in bed throughout Aydens first night. My feet were HUGE like elephant feet, I couldn’t balance to walk and they hurt so bad! =[ they stayed pretty swollen for over two weeks!
Pregnancy Number 2: My Fit Pregnancy
This whole pregnancy I stayed really active. I started out with my regular workout routine and as the weeks went on, I made modifications. By the last month, I was only working out 2 days a week otherwise I would feel to burned out to do everything else I had to do. My feet still got a little swollen, but only at night, luckily not all day! Being pregnant, of course I had my cravings, but the past couple years of working out , I’ve learned moderation and I’m proud to say I was able to stick to it during my pregnancy!
Pre pregnancy weight was 132

End weight was 160.

Most of my weight was water, muscle and baby.
Labor and recovery:

I was induced November 3rd. Medicine started at 2pm.

Baby girl arrive late night early morning 1:57 am, obviously making that November 4th! =]
I started feeling pressure, they called my doctor, he came a few minutes later and we started pushing! Less then 10 minutes later… baby girl was laying on her momma! 💕

This labor I felt so strong, I wasn’t out of breath. Each push I felt my abs tighten and no push was wasted! I took my breath in, pushed, took my breath in and pushed and continued that until she was out! Compared to last delivery, I had tons of energy, imagine if I was able to drink a pre-workout before I had to push lol On a serious note, It was just an amazing experience and I feel very blessed and lucky!
I got to hold her for an hour or so before they weighed and cleaned her. Within the hour, after the nurses helped me with all the “fun stuff” I was up walking around. They kept yelling at me saying I have to have them help me walk to the bathroom a couple times to make sure I’m okay! Lol

So we stayed up with the baby all Friday morning, went and picked up Ayden around 9am to meet his sister. Ayden stayed that night with us and we all left Saturday at 9am.

This momma was so ready to get home! So I stayed from Thursday afternoon when the medicine started, stayed the full day Friday and left Saturday morning! I still had my swollen feet, considering I was full of IV fluids, but definitely not nearly as big and I was able to move around on them! Luckily within  the next 2 days they were gone and I was able to see my boney feet again!
My baby girl will be 2 Weeks tomorrow and I feel amazing! I definitely feel being fit before and during personally helped make my pregnancy and delivery so great this time around. I’m very blessed and thankful to have had a low risk pregnancy and an overall great experience!!

Here’s one of my Pre pregnancy progress pictures

Unfortunately, being super busy , This was my last picture I took while pregnant!! At 38 weeks… by the time I got induced I already started losing weight!

Momma and baby!!


As I get back on my regular workout routine.

I will still be using Advocare.

Some of my favorite products… all are a perfect addition and prove pretty awesome results !! 

Meal Replacement shake   << I use this for Extra Calories, I don’t Replace a meal

Crave Check

ThermoPlus

Spark

Rehydrate

Email me at Missguinta9@gmail.com if  you need help with what products are best for your goals!!

 

You can check out my articles on certain products and the 24 day challenge

 

Here> 24 Day Challenge

And

Here> Advocare Review- Weight Loss, Muscle Building, And Overall Health

I’m extremely excited to see what goals I can reach this time being a mom of 2! I will start to post progress pictures, nutrition and workouts so make sure you follow =]
—–Crystal

DIY: Baby Girl Nursery

Today I am officially 38 Weeks Pregnant and The Nursery is Basically done.  I can finally share some pictures. There’s a few ins and outs and extras I have to Add, but if she wanted to come today, she could….. Please do =)

So here is a Before picture. As some of you read already, we just recently moved  around the end  of August. Been Pretty Stressed  with only 2  months to get everything done and ready!

Before: Painted then took out the  Carpet!

So I wanted to go with a Free Spirit , Indian Tribe, Pocahontas kind of theme.

I came up with a design on paper that just wasn’t working out while we tried to tape it on the wall. I ended up with this…

diy-wall-design-with-tapeDecided on Colors… and PAINTED

nursery-wall-design-idea-paintedI was pretty happy with how this came out… to be honest, I had soo many ideas for her room, it was pretty difficult to pick and put things together. Poor Matt,  dealing with all of my jumbled ideas in this brain of mine.

Read my recent post on my Pallet Signs for her nursery  here >>> DIY Home Decor: Pallet Sign

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When I found out I was having a girl, I found this Toy Bow and Right away I new I needed this for her room. My plan was to have her name shooting out of the Bow with Arrows.

So I made a arrow on paper, traced it on cardboard, and cut them out with a jigsaw!

diy-arrowAdded a Little Glitter with Glue

glitter-arrowLuckily I Only needed 3  for her name lol

3-arrows

3 Arrows and a Bump! =)

I spray painted the Bow White, added a pink Sting and put her name above her crib!! =)

arrow-wall-baby-girl-nursery-idea-diy-wall-decor I still have a few things to do and get. Like a Rug, Crib skirt, other blankets ect… but I really wanted to share what I have so far Just in case I go into labor early and wont have time for a few weeks.

 

Stay posted!! Ill be posting  about the Tee Pees on the wall, the  Tee Pee and Refinished bookshelf  SOON!!

All in all, I’m so happy with how her room came out. All the projects we did makes her room that much special instead of us just going out and buying things. Plus, I could never find exactly what I want at the store anyhow!! =)

Thanks for reading!!

—–Crystal

DIY Home Decor: Pallet Sign

Time to share another quick project I did for our baby girls nursery.

I’m that person who goes to the store and stares at things for a long period of time… and leave with nothing. Which drive my boys Crazy. My son always says “we came here and bought nothing ?”  Lol

I always end up trying to make something myself!!

So I ended up making a fun sign to hang on the wall using the paint colors from her room!


So the wood I used was not actually pallet. We just moved to a new house and put up a 6ft fence for our dogs and we ended up with extra panels!

Matthew pulled one apart for me, I then cut, cleaned,  and sanded.

Painted it white. Let it dry. Then stenciled   “Follow your” with the pink I used for the baby nursery!

I didn’t want to just write out “Arrow” so I ended up with painting a Arrow…

I already had a stencil I made,  cut out of cardboard that I just had to trace. On my white painted  piece of wood.

I taped off the point of the arrow and the two longest lines to paint. Then ended up painting the rest with a smaller brush, tracing the lines.


And the arrow is painted!!

To finish it off, I brushed glue around the outline of the arrow, and covered it with glitter.

I then finished both pieces with clear coat  to keep the glitter from falling all over.

 


“Follow Your Arrow”

Now to just hang them up after I finish another project I’m working on for  this same wall!! ❤


And  They found their Place on the Wall!!

We Also Made the TeePees!!  A Few More post coming soon!! =)

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——Crystal

 

AdvoCare Holiday Shake

Quick Post!!!

We are Officially 4 days into October and that makes me sooo Happy, Not just because My due date is in just a few short weeks… or sooner… hopefully!

But Im a fan of EVERYTHING FALL! Im Patiently waiting for all the trees to turn to take Pictures of My Little guy in front of them lol

So I had to share Advocare Pumpkin Spice Shake is OUT and ready to be ordered…

You can order that here…. >  Pumpkin Spice Shake

You may have to sign up under me if you are a New Customer…. if not your good to GO!! =)

REMEMBER… It Is NOT  just a Meal Replacement. I’m 37 weeks pregnant , Definitely not replacing any meals.

Advocare Shakes:

  • 200 calories
  • Balanced meal for optimal nutrition and weight management
  • 22 grams of easy-to-digest protein
  • 50% of the Daily Value of calcium
  • 26 vitamins and minerals

 

If you are looking to lose weight, battle fatigue, or just overall general wellness you can try the 24 day Challenge found > 24 Day Challenge

Read my post about the 24 day challenge here > 24 Day Challenge

Again, if you are a new customer, you will most likely need to sign up with me.

Regular customers,  remember you can email me anytime with questions =)

Missguinta9@gmail.com

 

-Crystal