Can't believe I just turned 30! (check out video clip)

Lauren with her 2nd baby Chloe, at 6 months old.

I'm sure many of you, this probably seems very young, and some of you very old. In fact for the last several years I have been thinking about this day. I had many goals set in my mind that I wanted accomplished before the age of 30. I don't know why it feels like such a big number to me. Anyway the way I pictured celebrating my birthday turned out completely different than I had ever expected. I figured I'd go to Vegas with a bunch of girlfriends and party it up, but in fact I ended up doing the exact opposite.

During my college years I had ample time and opportunities to surf, snowboard, skateboard, and wakeboard. It has been over 7 years since graduating college. Once I established my career all my leisure activities took a back seat. But the good news is I found kettlebells. Since graduating college I have only gone snowboarding a handful of times and had the opportunity to wakeboard once or twice. I pretty much just gave up since it wasn't accessible to me during this time of my life.

Well I decided on my 30th birthday it was time to start making time and doing these things again more often. I forked up some cash to rent a boat for 30 minutes, along with bringing my 6 month old baby, to see if I could still hang how I used to. My training for the past several years had been focused all on kettlebells and body weight type exercises.

Here is a video clip of how it all went down.

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All I can say is kettlebells rule!! There is no way my legs would have the power and stamina it did after all those years if I did not do kettlebells. So it just goes to show you, that proper and smart kettlebell training really does have an amazing crossover effect!!

Lauren's 30th Birthday and 6 months postpartum


Chloe's 6 month birthday and a little update on me

Little Miss Chloe exactly 6 months here

Lyla wanting to be close to her sister

Now this here it true love.  Lyla LOVES being a big sister. (tears) 

Okay 6 months!!!!  It sounds like such a long time but it feels like yesterday. There is no wasting time these days. I'm constantly on the move now juggling 2 kids, my business, and of course my hubby.  There is never a dull moment in my house.  I'm still adjusting to two little ones.  

As far as my fitness and health goes I would say I'm on a slightly slower road than last time. Finding the time with two kids is much more of a challenge. But I have dropped a couple pounds this month since introducing foods to Chloe. Even though I'm making tons of milk now, it's crazy! I'm at a weight and body fat that I am enjoying. My clients and I all took our body fat percentage with hydrostatic weighing (the gold standard, getting dunked in a tank).  At 2 months postpartum I was 117lb with a 19.7% body fat.  Two weeks ago I retested and I am 113lb with a 17.9% body fat. So not a dramatic difference but like I said, I am still making so much milk, I don't know how I'm doing it.  The workouts have not been as consistent as they should be. The food is what I have had to focus on the most. Either way I can't complain. All I wanted for the last several years was to have 2 kids by my 30th birthday and feel good enough to celebrate. Well my 30th birthday is in TWO days and I feel great.  This birthday is a bit scary to me.  I'm no longer a kid now!  8-(    I guess it's all in the mind. I feel like a kid and will probably celebrate like one too. I hope to go wakeboarding, but we'll see what the day brings. 

That's it for now!!!!!


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