7/31/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Sunday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 31. July 2014 19:05

I know that I am not a personal trainer or fitness expert but I firmly believe a sport that will help get new moms' tummies back in shape is horseback riding.  I've been eating 1200 calories for 9 months, hiking, walking, and doing kickboxing.  As the weight has been shaved off it continues to still be flabby in my stomach.  I do think part of that is genetics, my Mom is extremely petite and in excellent shape.  She does Yoga and water aerobics everyday.  Before her back got back she was on a rigorous exercise plan.  In fact, she used to be an aerobics instructor.  What do you think that even on a 5'1", 115 lb. lady has not gone away?  (She would be the first to admit it so it's not like I'm a terrible daughter announcing it on a national website!).  Her stomach even to this day has a pouch.  No matter what kind of exercise she has done it will just not go away.  I have been the same, thus far.  However, both my husband, father-in-law, and myself have noticed that I have abs again.  I do still have a pouch but it appears to be getting slightly smaller. I believe 100% that this is due to horseback riding after only a month and a half of lessons (typically once or twice a week).  If you have the money after having a baby I recommend trying it!  You work all of these muscles while riding: thighs, caves, arms, hands, back, shoulders, butt, and abdominals.  it takes great strength, balance, and control to be able to post correctly on a horse and especially so you don't fall off!!!  Just walking your horse for an hour you can burn anywhere from 300-600 calories depending on your weight.  Evidence?  Other than walking and hiking this summer I've spent a lot of time riding and this past month I lost 2 inches in my abdomen!

Breakfast -

JC Blueberry Mini Loaf

Banana

1 cup coffee with 2 tsp. fat-free creamer

Snack -

JC Anytime Bar 

Lunch -

JC Turkey Panini 

Grilled Veggies (eggplant, onions, squash, zucchini, and mushrooms)

Snack -

Strawberries 3/4 cup (from our garden...yum!)

Dinner -

JC 3-Cheese Ziti

Salad (mixed veggies, tomatoes, mushrooms) 2 tbsp. light ranch

Grilled Eggplant with garlic powder

Snack -

JC Key Lime Pie

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