Hi! My name is Katelyn Jones and I'm the creator of A Touch of Pink Blog! I'm a wife, actress, model, and kitty mama currently living in Houston, Texas! I created A Touch of Pink to share with my readers my outfits, my life, and everything that inspires me. I have always loved everything fashion, beauty, living a healthy lifestyle, and traveling! By sharing some of my favorite things with you on my blog, I hope you leave feeling inspired! Be sure to subscribe below for weekly updates and follow me on my social media! XOXO Katelyn
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As many of you moms out there know, getting back into working out after giving birth is no easy feat. With a new tiny baby to care for 24/7, keeping up with all the housework and being a good wife/friend/daughter/sister still can take a toll on you emotionally and physically. The nine months I was pregnant felt like an entire year, which basically you can sum it up to almost a year long haha I was on bed rest for part of my pregnancy and was not able to workout or walk for long periods of time. Having to “take it easy” for months and months was actually not as fun as it sounds and was sometimes miserable. All I could do is daydream about my baby girl and do most things from the couch or from my bed. I’m the type of person that always has endlessly long to-do lists and hardly ever stop to take breaks during the day in order to get all my tasks and chores done. So that is another reason it was so hard on me to take it easy.
Also, I got really swollen and had gained almost 40 pounds!!! I did still eat healthy throughout my pregnancy and craved lots of salads and fruit which I think helped keep my weight down more than if I were to eat a ton of junk food. But not being able to move a lot or workout was not good for gaining 40 lbs. It was hard after giving birth to even THINK about working out, even after the “Six Week” all clear from my doctor. I just did not have the energy, confidence, and time to do it!!! I would see other moms bouncing back into shape so fast after having their baby and it just made me feel even more discouraged. I felt like I could never have any time or energy to workout again. It felt like every second of my day was filled with something more important than working out. After about 5 months, I started to realize the importance of setting aside at least fifteen minutes a day for myself to recharge and do something that makes me feel better. Working out is one of those things I need to do each day to make me feel better and have that “me” time each day- which I think is important for all moms to have! I love working out in the mornings because I get it done with and I notice it puts me in a good mood and makes me feel like I have already accomplished something in my day! Working out in the morning also gives me more energy and stamina throughout the day! Below are some workouts I do throughout the week. Each week is not always perfect, but I do try my best to keep with a schedule and workout around 4 days a week. I’m not by any means a professional, but after doing some research and seeing results, this is what works for me! So far I have lost all my baby weight and I am back at my pre-pregnancy weight. My goal is to continue to workout to tone up for summer and stay fit to keep up with my baby girl!
I will mix things up a lot, but here is my typical workout week lately:
Monday: Kayla Itsines Workout and LEG Routine
Tuesday: Low Intensity Cardio (walking 45min-1 hour) and ARMS + ABS Routine
Wednesday: Kayla Itsines Workout and LEG Routine
Thursday: Low Intensity Cardio (walking 45min-1 hour) and ARMS + ABS Routine
Friday: Cardio (treadmill running + sprints, elliptical and jumping rope)
Saturday and Sunday: Days Off
I have been walking at least three times a week, usually 3-6 miles each time! Going for my walks with Kennedy is something I always look forward to, and I know she loves getting outside too. I use the Thule jogging stroller and I LOVE it!!! Kennedy loves it as well and will always fall asleep in it no matter what! It is really smooth and has such great features.
She will look around at all the trees and scenery and will always take a nap in her comfy jogging stroller during my walk. I’m not quite ready for going on runs yet, but I plan on running with my jogging stroller and Kennedy soon! I’ve noticed walking has helped me shed some stubborn baby weight and it’s also so nice for me and Kennedy to get outside! Going for my walk is also a great time to listen to music and have some “me” time while Kennedy naps in the stroller!
I got a pack of fitness resistance bands for toning my legs and butt! The pack comes in five varying resistance levels- from light to heavy. I use these bands for my leg workouts and I do a variety of exercises with them. Below I’m doing a squat side step and the other photo I’m working my glutes by kicking back. You can also do donkey kicks and bridges with them. You can also use these for arm resistence and arm workouts as well!!! I’ve noticed a big difference in my leg muscles and defintion since I have started using them!
Lunges are great for toning your legs and butt! I do these every time I do my leg day along with my 7 pound weights usually. I will do 30 lunges (15 each side), and sometimes I will do two sets! I also try to dip low but not have my knee go too far down, and then come straight up and squeeze my butt at the top. That is important for getting it toned!
I have been using a jump rope for my workouts since I saw my favorite Victoria’s Secret models back in the day using one to get ready for the fashion shows. After that, I HAD to go out and get myself a jumprope to get myself in shape like them haha! But it really is a great total body workout and great cardio! I will try to go 1-2 minutes for a warm-up, then take a 1 minute break, and jump for 3 more minutes. My goal is to get to 5-8 minutes straight of jumping! This jump rope I got off of Amazon is really reasonable and works very well! It has memory foam handles and when I jump the rope is really smooth and never has any issues! You can take your jump rope anywhere and it can be done at home without a gym! If you don’t have treadmill or bike, jumping rope is a great alternative to getting your heart rate up and your cardio in!
I have been doing arm weights to get my arms, shoulders and back toned again. I have to carry around my 20 lbs baby everyday, so having strong arms is so important for me! I love doing a variety of arm workouts with my weights on arm and ab day.
Here is an example of what I will do on arm day:
Doing squats is something I use to hate doing but now they are my favorite and I have noticed great results since I’ve been doing them. They are great for tightening and toning your butt and legs and shaping and lifting your bum too! I make sure to always squeeze my bum when I come up every time! Here is an example of what I will do during leg day with squats:
3 sets of 15 regular Squats,
3 sets of 15 squats Jumping Squats
3 sets of 15 squats Sumo Squats with a 15 lbs dumbbell or kettle ball
Here are some other great leg workouts I love to do at home!
Happy Friday guys! I felt like this week went by SO fast! Maybe because I was in California until Wednesday, but now we are back in Houston! It was so nice to go home and enjoy time with Kennedy, Alex and my family. I got to enjoy the beautiful weather and eat at my favorite restaurants. Literally every time we go on vacation, our whole trip is just planned around where we are going to eat everyday! haha But it is nice being back home in Houston again.
I’m so happy I got this white lace dress for Easter and to wear in the spring with a pop of color! I ordered it online, and I read some reviews saying it didn’t fit well, but when I got it and tried it on, it fit perfectly!!! I LOVE the fit and the slight flare of the dress, and it is really flattering as well! I received so many compliments when I wore it on Sunday, and it it is definitely a great classic dress to keep in your wardrobe. I love wearing a white dress for spring and summer with pops of color. Whether it is adding a bright heel, a colorful bangle, or a subtle colored drop earring like these beautiful Kendra Scott ones. I usually always love to incorporate some texture in my outfits as well, such as some lace or leather. I love the lace texture of this dress and the lace going down the sleeves! You can also shop some of the hair product’s I used to achieve my hair style in the links above. Thanks for stopping by and hope you guys have a great weekend! XOXO
Is there a better feeling than looking cute when you head out the door but still feel SO comfortable in what you’re wearing?! Since becoming a new mom, I’m always on the hunt now for ALL things comfortable that are also flattering and stylish. This top is all of these things!
This t-shirt has been my everyday staple tee since I got it! I love it so much I got it in white as well, and plan on getting it in other colors to stock up for spring and summer. Little style tip of the day: this top makes you look instantly put together when slightly tucked into jeans! Usually during the week when I’m out running errands or playing with Kennedy and doing mommy duties I’m in something comfortable. I’m either wearing a comfy tee and jeans, or leggings, sneakers and a workout top- without the working out most the time 😉
Also, I ordered these white jeans and they are actually really great quality and fit really well for the price (under $80). If you order online, you can also get a second pair of jeans (any wash or style) for 50% off, which I thought was a great deal!! Hope you guys enjoyed this casual and comfy look! XOXO
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Happy Friday! I wanted to round up some my favorite things I’ve been using and loving lately!
These mint sneakers are so cute with workout leggings and are perfect for spring! They also come in the prettiest pink color as well.
I tried out Charlotte Tilbury makeup when I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation and lipstick and FINALLY found both. The foundation isn’t shown above, but here is what I use in color 4. It is amazing and goes on so smooth and has a build able coverage. This lipstick and lip liner that I use almost everyday gives the perfect pink/ nude shade and makes my lips look really full and pouty. The Magic Cream was something I got a sample of from the makeup counter, and I noticed a tremendous difference in my skin’s texture, smoothness, and fine lines after I started using it. I put it on in the morning before my foundation and my foundation goes on better and looks 100 times better since I have been using this. It is a bit pricier than I would like, but I honestly think it’s worth it if you really want something that will actually work amazing.
Totes are the only bag I will wear nowadays, and I really love large ones to hold all of my stuff and Kennedy’s stuff. This Rebecca Minkoff one is such a great tan color to go with any outfit.
The white fur heart shaped pillow caught my eye for Kennedy’s nursery and I can’t wait to order it! I am in the process of re-decorating our bedroom, so this blush pink throw is a MUST! It is going to look great with the light and airy yet glam feel I’m going for.
These espadrille wedges were sitting in my shopping cart for a while, but I’m SO happy I decided to get them because they are by far my favorite wedge I’ve ever worn. They are surpassingly super comfy and easy to walk in, and they go great with almost any outfit. I love wearing mine with jeans for a date night or a cute dress for church.
I am loving soft pastels and light jeans for spring, and I love this cardigan and ripped white jeans for a perfect weekend casual outfit! It would be so cute with the wedges for a girls lunch or brunch with my hubby!
Hope you guys enjoyed my round-up of what I have been loving! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to check out my post! XOXO
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Even before I had Alex as my valentine and I was a single girl, I still loved this holiday. I think it’s about celebrating those you love and showing your family and friends how much you love them. I can’t wait to do some fun traditions with Kennedy on this holiday in the coming years!
This long cream tunic sweater is one of my favorite finds! I LOVE when tops are longer and I love the pretty natural color- it goes with everything! This runs a bit large, so I recommend sizing down. Also these reflection sunglasses are my favorite sunglasses to wear lately. They are perfect for spring and summer and I love how oversized these ones are! Hope you guys enjoyed your Valentine’s Day and have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO