Operation Skinny B*tch Update

You know whats amazing?? One week of healthy eating (with some cheat meals of pizza + Malaysian take out), 4 hours of running (with the stroller it’s twice as hard) and 3 hot yoga sessions later… I’m down 4 pounds! Could it be my ever precious Hot Pants that helping the fatness melt off so quickly? Get on it ladies! They are magical! Seriously, I just wear it under everything everyday. You barely even know I’m even sporting it. I got it in a Groupon deal but search for it online, a company called Zaggora makes it from the UK. They ship worldwide and it takes absolutely ages but its worth the wait.

Also, healthy eating is not actually that hard. Getting you minimum 5 serving of fruit and veg on a daily basis is actually quite easy. There are SO many yummy ways to cook veg like that you won’t even notice that you are eating healthy. Like B and I’s breakky this morning was smashed avocado with feta, Parmesan, fresh basil, fresh chilly, lemon with a poached egg over multigrain toast. You can’t go wrong! It’s a mixture of the right carbs and fat to kick start your day! Sprinkle a tablespoon of the magical superfood of chia seeds and you are seriously shining superstar of health! Chia is another awesome way if getting your omega 3s, fiber, and antioxidants… It also expands in your tummy when you drink water so you stay full for hours in end. I like to mix it with organic yogurt in the morning before my morning walks/runs.

So the low down is:
Last weeks weight: 120 lbs
Today’s weight: 116 Ibs
Goal weight by July 15th: 110 Ibs
I got 6 pounds to go until I’m back to pre-baby weight…
I can do this!!!

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Sunday morning yoga session at home with Fifi

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Soy lattes pre-run gives me that extra power to run harder

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Blog? Oh ya… I have one of those..

I’m officially the worst blogger ever. I can’t seem to find the time to blog! How do you other amazing Mama bloggers do it?! Do you have a maid/nanny? How about a cook or a cleaner? Is your baby an angel baby that naps for hours on end? Are you able to have your beauty sleep at night? Honestly… I need to change something. Either I have a high maintenance baby or I suck at time management. Seriously. WHATS YOUR SECRET? Share the wealth you MILF biatches!

We have just returned from a monster 6 week holiday that took us around the world. Manila, Boracay, Vancouver, Whistler and Seattle. That’s 6 flights with 42 HOURS TOTAL OF FLYING TIME… with a 7 month old. It was not fun. Actually, there were a couple times Sofia and I actually cried together but that’s all done now. No need to re-live it, I may have a panic attack. Other than that, it was an amazing holiday. Spending time with family and friends that I miss so much on a daily basis is absolutely priceless. It was even more amazing to introduce Sofia to everyone. Will there ever be a time in my life where everyone that I miss will be in the same place at the same time so I don’t have to miss anyone?! Oh and the shopping. OMFG. You don’t even want to know how much I paid for excess. I shopped for 6 weeks non-stop. Seriously. I have a problem.

I also ate like I was on holiday for 6 weeks (yuck fatness sucks). Now that I am back on Aussie soil, Operation Skinny Bitch is on in full force. I’m going to lose 10 pounds before my 31st bday on the 15th of July. Hold me accountable people! I will blog about my progress… I promise! But first, I must hire a cleaner…

A peek at our week in Boracay.
Then Fifi and I in Vancouver.
More pics to come!

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Morning Rituals

It’s taken a while to get used to this stay at home Mama thing, partially because we have had house guests since Sofia was born (still do!). On top of attempting to master being Super Mama, I can’t help also trying to be Super Hostess at the same time (even if it isn’t necessary to do so, I feel a need to!). As much as I love having family around, I have to admit its been exhausting. I will miss them all dearly when they leave, but I am looking forward to seeing what it will be like to be a small family of 3.

So I’m trying to get my little tater tot into a routine despite all the chaos at home. Mornings seem to be when she is in the best mood. Wake up call is 700 hours and everyone is still in slumber mode. Fifi watches a little ‘In The Night Garden’ (she’s obsessed) while I get ready to take us out for a monster walk to Elwood in the Phil and Teds pram. We’re out by 8am after a feed and change. Half an hour of brisk walking takes me to a little cup of heaven…

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I am in absolute love with this coffee. Combi Coffee in Elwood is the money. My friend Chelsea used to work here and used to rave about it. Because I was preggo at the time and the thought of coffee disgusted me, I couldn’t share the love. Now that I’m allowed one soy latte a day, I’m bean obsessed! Anyways, Sof and I run around for another hour and a half during my caffeine high. Mama gets her exercise and Fifi gets a nap in. It’s a win win, really.

Here’s another great product I want to share…

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HOT PANTS! Literally, it’s effing hot to wear these neoprene shorts on my daily monster walks. But I’m 5 pounds away to pre-baby weight Denise, thanks to these! All without watching what I eat, really. In about 3.5 months! They aren’t the most stylish, but they work, so they get my thumbs up. I got them on a Groupon deal, but here’s the 411:

http://zaggora.com/hotpants/

Now then, I should start thinking about toning up. I may have lost the weight but being soft is not good. I want muscle back! Any good mum and bub boot camps or fitness classes around St. Kilda/Elwood? I’m organizing a mum and bub yoga class for my Mummy Group but I’m thinking I need something a little more hard core to supplement it. Thoughts people?

A Simple Valentines.

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I spent my Valentines day with this darling. No complaints!

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I spent my Valentines eve with this other darling. Also no complaints! A simple picnic on Brighton Beach with champers, cheese, and macaroons equals pure bliss.

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Romantic sunset? Yes please.

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We got Auntie Krissy to babysit so we could have an evening escape from Sofia. But we spent the whole time admiring photos and watching videos of Fifi on my iPhone. Silly Mummy and Daddy. I guess life will never be the same.