Apr.01

  IMG_9104Can you get back to your pre-baby self? The answer is No, because after going thru the beautiful process of bringing life into this world I don’t think you will ever be able to be the exact same version of yourself that you were before that. But I do believe that you can get back to your pre-baby health and the best version of your physical self and I’m going to share some of the things I do that helped me accomplish just that. During my 1st pregnancy I started juicing purely for vitamin/nutritional purposes, but I also realized that this helped me to curb snack binging, unnecessary weight gain and provide much needed energy and a boost to my metabolism. After realizing all these great benefits I started tweaking this process to best benefit me post baby and paid attention to how my body responded to certain juices/diets/guidelines. I originally pulled juice recipes from a book I purchased from Amazon called “The Juicing Bible” and I also took some recipes from my favorite Juice stores and Pinterest. I quickly started changing recipes based on my body’s responses and also my personal tastes.

 

 

 

Here’s a look at my typical diet and regimen post baby-

I would have 2-3 all natural pressed juices based on preference, the first one of the day would usually be a mostly fruit based juice (pineapple, watermelon, grapes, oranges, bananas, melons, berries, apple, pear, etc), the second would be a green based juice (kale, celery, cucumber, spinach, broccoli, romaine, etc) and then my third juice would be a root based juice (beets, ginger, carrots, etc). Of course you can always add a fruit or citrus, (lemon, etc) to cut the taste of the juice, you can mix with yogurt, almond milk, coconut milk, or ice to make it more like a smoothie, and you can always add a scoop of goodness for more health benefits like spirulina, chia seeds, or wheat grass, etc. In between the juices the only snack I allowed myself is watermelon and I would have that at any time thru out the day as much as needed. For dinner I would have a 4oz portion of a white flaky fish grilled lightly seasoned and a strong green vegetable such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach sautéed with garlic and a splash of olive oil/lemon. After dinner I would have green tea with no sweetener only a splash of honey if absolutely necessary (I use this for cleansing and metabolism benefits but you could do your tea anytime in the day if the caffeine keeps you awake at night. It’s also very important to drink at least 120 ounces of water a day, the colder the better and feel free to add lemon or lime to the water to help with fat burning and cleansing benefits. I followed this diet exactly until I lost all of my baby weight, you can add a juice or a snack (like cucumbers) if necessary if you are still hungry, remember its all about how your own body responds and what you want to accomplish. I want to stress if you are worried about your health or breastfeeding I encourage you to talk about this with your doctor first but plenty of vegetarians and healthy eaters successfully breastfeed every day. For vitamins I would make sure to be taking B12, a B complex, a probiotic, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) daily, as well as any women’s multivitamin. Hope this helps and remember I can only share from my own personal experience, so take as little or as much as you want from this and stay positive! You can do this :)

Love and Light,
Adrienne
www.adriennebosh.com

Mar.20

You see I am not afraid of my truth anymore and I will not omit pieces of me to make you comfortable. I own the parts of myself where shame, doubt, and pain used to exist. And now it can no longer affect me or be used against me. It is not the insult from another that causes you pain, it is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. So agree only w/the truth about you and you will be set free. Fill your heart and life with what’s important to you and be done with all the rest. Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a melt down, Just don’t unpack and live there! Cry it out, yell it out, write it out but then it’s time to refocus on where you are headed. An Optimist is someone that knows that taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, It’s the cha-cha!

Love And Light,
Adrienne
www.adriennebosh.com

Feb.01

Have you ever started a trip or journey with no set destination in mind? Well that’s how this whole thing started! When I decided to work on this website, almost a year ago, I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to accomplish or share, or even what my end goal would be. I took it one step at a time and knew I wanted to find a way to share more positivity and light with the world. Over the past year, it has evolved from originally sharing details of my wardrobe, which is now referred to as #TeamOverdressed, to sharing daily #TodayICan tweets and affirmations, to now posting the importance of Health, Yoga, Juicing, and a positive attitude aka Love and Light. I originally had no intentions to include personal writings or blog content, but after seeing the overwhelming response on my social media, and in person, I realized just how many people were interested in my journey. Women wanted to know how I handled the many challenges and changes during and after pregnancy, all while being a new mother/wife and also attempting to juggle my own social life, happiness, friendships, commitments and charity work. Yes, after reading that you almost need to take a breather, let alone live through it! LOL. To say that I have learned new things about myself would be an understatement. I have evolved, grown, let go, and trusted this process while trying to merge the best qualities of who I was before with the new and improved woman I have grown into. At times it was scary, overwhelming, intense and I had to check to make sure I was staying on track with my authentic self and path. Others times during this journey, I surprised myself how good growing and evolving could actually feel. During future postings I plan to share my personal journey on how I got back to my pre-baby self in all capacities- Spiritually, Mentally, Physically, and Emotionally. These four things truly go together in creating harmony in your self.

I feel completely honored and grateful to have your support and share in this journey with me. I feel, as women, it is so important to help, to uplift, to encourage, and to support one another. And for each of you choosing to read this right now I appreciate you!

Love And Light,
Adrienne
www.adriennebosh.com

A Reminder: Everyone must go thru their own version, my path is not meant to be your path. It is not meant for you to follow exactly. It is not meant to be the ‘only” way. What exactly worked for me may not work for you. At the end of the day, remember, we are all a work in progress, we are all connected, we are all imperfectly “perfect”. And you may have to alter things based on your own experiences, your own challenges, your own lessons, your own goals. You know how your body, your mind, and your spirit responds to things, so make changes to my suggestions accordingly.

 

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