Meet Jordan! I am so excited to share her very inspiring story on my blog. She is proof that hard work and determination pays off. She lives in Saint Amant, Louisiana and works as a stylist at Salon Static. She is also a proud mother of a wonderful 5 1/2 month old baby boy. I myself, have no children and have never gone through pregnancy, but Jordan inspired me so much. I know she will inspire all women in their weight loss journey! If she can do it in 5 months, with a full-time job and a baby to take care of…well you can too! Congrats Jordan on your fit success. Your hard work and dedication has truly paid off, you look great! Thank you for allowing me to share your story!
Be sure to read Jordan’s story and GET INSPIRED. DO WORK. LIVE HEALTHY.
I didn’t find out I was pregnant until I was 5 months along, so I don’t know how much I gained. But, I weighed about 180 lbs when I went in to deliver. I will assume that I gained about 60-70 lbs. Because I found out so late into my pregnancy I didn’t really have a chance to workout or anything during my pregnancy except to eat everything I saw!
After I had Slayden I was determined to lose the baby weight, but my bigger girl was for once in my life to be “fit” and not just “skinny”. Trying to buy clothes and seeing pictures of myself throughout and after my pregnancy was motivation enough to work towards getting in shape. My diet after I had my son changed drastically. I use to be able to drink and eat whatever I wanted my entire life, but I knew that couldn’t happen if I wanted the results I was determined to have. I started eating mostly organic foods and things with the least amount of ingredients. I never skip a meal and snack lightly and healthy throughout the day. I drink only water and juices instead of sodas and occasionally I’ll have a sweet tea. I cut out all salts and started seasoning everything with Ms. Dash. I also try to cook at least 4-5 days a week and bring my left-overs for lunch. Like everyone else I do allot myself 1 cheat day a week, but I do not go overboard with it.
I started working out about 6 weeks after I had my son. I did strictly cardio for the first 2 months and machine ab workouts. I started off at 20 minutes on the elliptical and would add 5 minutes more every week until I got up to an hour a day. I work out about 4 days a week, sometimes 5. Once I got close to my weight goal I started adding work outs and cardio to build muscle. I change up my workouts about every 2 weeks so my muscles don’t get use to the same routine. I take advice, pointers, and workout plans from anything and anyone. Although I am very happy with my results I am still working out even harder. I have made it part of my lifestyle.
Picture Below: Left 1 Month after giving birth. Right Picture: 4 months after giving birth.
I, like most people, use to use the excuse “I am too busy and I just don’t have time to workout”. Now I have realized that I don’t have time, I make time! I wake up at 6 am every morning to get myself and my 5 month old son ready for work and daycare. I get to work around 9 am and I am on my feet all day long till around 6-6:30 sometimes later. Right after work I get my son and go straight to the gym. I workout for about an hour sometimes an hour and a half. My son and I will leave the gym around 8 or 8:30. I will then go home and cook a quick healthy meal and have my son and myself ready for bed around 9:30 sometimes 10 p.m. Eating healthy and working out has given my body so much more energy and made it possible to do all of that in one day! I still get to spend a lot of time with my son while maintaining my gym schedule. In high school I weighed about 127 lbs and looked good from cheering and playing sports. My goal weight was 130 lbs and I am now at 126.8 lbs muscular and not “skinny”.
Here is Jordan at 5 months after giving birth to her beautiful baby boy! Amazing!