It's amazing how much people take in and appreciate what you say. From writing my first 3 blog posts I had such a great response from people thanking me. Telling me I had helped them to get back into exercise post baby or feel confident to train after a C-section as well as made them feel like it was OKAY getting back into things slowly after hearing a Personal Trainer be 'REAL'. My whole goal for these blogs was to do exactly that and that in itself is a great achievement.
I would have written another post sooner, however I tried writing one 3 times and after the third attempt of my phone freezing I got the shits and left it (till now).
This week marks 6 weeks of exercising regularly (there's been days where I've done nothing and others where I've trained twice) and I'm loving it. The food side of things is definitely getting better but I have still been having the occasional treat. I'm human and being a mum has made me more social for coffee dates so Chai Lattes happen a little more than they ever did. Matt and I made a plan to eat no chocolate over Easter and we smashed it... until the Tuesday after where we had 2 x Dark Choc Lindt Balls. Oops! Lucky I've now joined the gym!
About 2 weeks ago I had a bit of a melt down about my body, my fitness, my headspace... So this week I decided to join up to a 24/7 gym. I do run my own fitness facility but I wanted to go somewhere that would keep me accountable and motivated, just like my facility does to the 50+ clients who attend our sessions. I find the gym atmosphere (for me personally) makes me work a little harder as there are people around and no one looks good sitting on their phone doing nothing. My cousin (who had her second baby 6 months ago) is my gym partner. We go and train hard and surprisingly hardly talk (which Matt was very shocked to hear). Like I said in a previous post - when you have little time to yourself, you use time wisely and GO HARD!
Nate is now 12 weeks old and started to have a different sleep pattern than before, so I'm finding it easier to do at-home workouts during the day while he's resting and gym workouts once he's been fed and is asleep (and Matt is home of course). Some days it just doesn't work out how I'd hoped so I just do what I can, when I can.
Pregnant mummas... WRITE DOWN YOUR FINISHING WEIGHT BEOFRE GIVING BIRTH! I have no idea what weight I finished at when pregnant with Nate, which is so frustrating now as I have no idea how far I have come. I know I would have been over 75kgs (meaning I put on roughly 15-20kgs). He weighed 2.9kg at birth so it's going to be a long road to get back to where I started (58kg). I have chronic stretch marks (mostly on my sides), cellulite and a slight jiggly tummy - but I'm definitely making progress.
I currently weigh 70.3kg, which means I've lost between 5-10kg, I am feeling more confident in myself and I am starting to appreciate that my body has carried a baby. WOMEN ARE AMAZING!!! People constantly tell me to embrace my curves, but in the industry I am in it's not that easy.
Baby steps... I am taking each day as it comes - training as hard as I can, when I can and making sure I remind myself how much my body has been through to create such a perfect little human.
If you're in a bad headspace, feeling pudgy, having little sleep and got little energy.... PUT ON YOUR JOGGERS and go for a walk. It will be the best thing you do even if it's only 20mins. It's time to start your very own journey to a happier Mumma - with a clearer mind!