I’m over 3 months into this motherhood gig and it’s time this mama establishes a new health and fitness routine.
I am insanely proud of what my body has achieved. I made, carried and birthed a human, who is now the light of my life and i’d be one lost soul without him. He has given me a whole new sense of self confidence, including the courage to write and publish this blog post. Previously the idea of showing my body in a raw format such as this, would have scared me silly but since having my beautiful boy, Mason I have a very strong sense of pride (plus haters are going to hate regardless- am i right?!ha)
My body has definitely changed a lot over the past 12 month’s and I’m still learning to adjust to it. As a new mum health is now a focus of mine because i’ve realised to be the best mother i can be i need to FEEL the best. This starts with incorporating a fitness regime back into my daily life and being more mindful of eating wholesome foods.
I’m going to log my journey over the next 12 week’s and this my friend’s is the before shot.
As you can tell this is no fuss, no filter, no photoshop! Just me in the raw and really harsh lighting.
I have a lot of areas that i would like to work on (my new joey pouch and muffin top) and that is what i plan to do over the next 12 week’s before we leave for a family vacation to Vietnam.
My short term goal is to feel confident sitting poolside in my bikini with my champagne in one hand and my selfie stick in the other (lols do people even use these still?) You get my point. Having confidence and feeling my best regardless of what other’s may think is the most important to me. I am at the heaviest weight i have ever been at and i’m ok with that given the circumstances but it would be nice to fit into dresses without wearing my bigger than Bridget Jones’s knickers. (lets be honest i do doubt i will ever give these up)
It all starts with holding myself accountable and working towards the below goals.
Over the next 12 week’s i am committing to:
- x3 TRAINING SESSIONS at Industrial Fitness Queenstown, these will be 60min group workout sessions either circuit, interval style training or boxing (my personal fave)
- x1 RUN A WEEK must be minimum 3km distance
Current Weight: 71kg
Goal Weight: 6 kgs down minimum
Dress Size: 10-12, don’t expect this to change
I realise that muscle weighs more than fat and i will (hopefully) increase muscle mass but this number is a minimum weight loss number for myself to work towards.
As a mum who is also breast feeding, calorie counting will not be a focus but instead wholesome nutritious food intake will be. I will be limiting my white carbohydrate, processed food and sugar intake. I’m a believer of good fats and natural wholesome foods and anyone who knows me knows i am quite the foodie so calorie counting is not my thing.
I realise that as a breastfeeding mama i have a giant bottomless pit so as long as i focus on eating more of the good and less of the bad i will be happy. I wont be overly strict on this but i will be a lot more mindful.
LONG TERM GOAL
I have always struggled with running long distances even when i played sport 7 days a week, long runs were NEVER my specialty. I would like to tackle this and run the Queenstown Half Marathon this November. This has been on my bucket list for quite some time now and i couldn’t think of a better time to tick it off.
Every week i will update you with a new series to the blog called MumBod i will discuss my strengths, struggles, workouts, nutrition and how i am feeling week to week. Hopefully this will inspire any other new Mama’s out there who are adjusting to their new mum bod and need that nudge to establish a new health and fitness routine.
So here’s to a lot less chocolate and a lot more spinach smoothies over the next 12 week’s.