Body After Baby: Tools for Success

One of the key factors in your success for Body After Baby is to have the proper tools and plan. Without these- you have no direction in which you’re going. A plan to workout tomorrow needs to be specific- I will go for a run tomorrow at 9:00am. Having the necessary tools will help you reach your goals and stick to your plan!
Each persons “tools” are going to be different. Over the course of this week I have stocked up on a few things and made sure I had all the necessary ingredients to reach my goal during the Fit by Labor Day Challenge. These are just a few.

My 8 week journal. I keep this on the counter and keep track of my workouts and eats. I don’t do this so much for accountability (although it DOES help!) but mostly so that at the end of these 8 weeks, I can look back and see what I did. If I reached my goals I want to be able to see what exactly I did. If I didn’t reach my goals I also want to see what I did so I can make changes!

I always have some type of energy bar/protein bar in my purse. Always. It’s like my emergency food. If we’re ever out longer than expected or if I’m feeling hungry, I will at least have something (semi) healthy to munch on. It’s better than pulling into a 7-11 and buying a bag of chips! I also eat these at home sometimes or on the way to the gym if I’m hungry but just have no motivation to make anything.
Water. Water water water. I’ll write another time about all the benefits of water- but know that water is a great aid in weight loss! I try to always have water in the fridge. I’m much more likely to drink it if it’s cold. (I know those are plastic- I’m trying to figure this out and will talk about this soon.) I aim to drink at least 4 Liters of water a day!
I keep a bowl of nuts/pretzels on my kitchen table to snack on throughout the day. Yum!
Hard Boiled eggs. Egg whites are a great source of protein! Just put eggs in boiling water for about 11 minutes. I will have a few of the egg whites after I lift at the gym usually- good protein for muscle recovery. (This and something else- there are very few calories in an egg white.) I give the yolk to the dog- I don’t like it unless we’re talkin’ deviled eggs!
Of course these are just a few of the things I’m using- there are many more! What are your tools for success?

Here is our cute friend Mr Linky. He is usually pretty nice and flexible. The only thing he doesn’t like is if you leave your website link without ever mentioning Body After Baby. That’s not what Mr Linky is for. You must leave your body after baby post url. Mr Linky is a way for other readers to visit your Body After Baby post! If you’re not sure how this works let me know or look at the links left for examples!
Hey- don’t look at me. These are his rules! Have a wonderful week! Can you believe it’s already been a week- only 7 more to go now!! Stay strong. Focused. Determined.


Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

13 thoughts on “Body After Baby: Tools for Success

  1. Having something hot to eat or drink..soup, broth, tea..really helps you to feel full. Also, I love sugar free gelatin with fresh fruit as a great snack!

  2. I refill my new BPA-free nalgene bottle instead of bottled water. Thanks for the egg tip. I will be incoprorating them into my diet plan. And sharing with the dog. 🙂

  3. I see water as “the fat melting potion” lol… I have noticed the more water I drink instead of juices or soda(not that I am a big fan) my belly fat goes away faster! So there you go… hurray for the “Fat Melting Potion” By they way… I have around 15 pounds to loose! hmmm Potion is on the way! 🙂

  4. Great post Samantha. I didn't get my Mr. Linky up this week, we were camping. But I've been doing well with it. Any suggestions for someone who hates nuts for a good on the table snack? We eat a lot of fruit here, but I wanted to find a high protein snack to keep out. How do you feel about protein shakes?

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