Beginning of 2018 I made a decision to hold myself accountable and start prioritizing myself. What I mean by that is, simply having my own personal goals outside of motherhood and to work hard to achieve them. I adore being a mother and it is truly my passion, when I became a Mum I found a sense of peace in the fact that I had finally found my “calling” or what I had always wanted to do in life. However running around after a toddler, managing a household, working, staying social, all of those external factors can see you stretched in so many directions as a mother and you can find yourself having nothing left to give. I have definitely come to realise over the past year that if I don’t really look after myself and put a huge emphasis on MYSELF and MY needs then how do I really show up be present and give myself to those I love the most?
Over the past year my exercise regime was great, good, bad, great again. It was all over the show, a bit like my hormones and post baby boobs. I was adjusting to a HUGE life change and in all honesty that takes time to settle into and create a consistent routine for yourself. All of a sudden you go through huge changes when you become a parent and life doesn’t revolve around you anymore but your needs and your sense of self are more important than anything. Actions speak louder than words and if I’m looking after myself physically and mentally that flows through to my son and ultimately, that is what any parent wants.
My goal for 2018 health wise is to be in the best mental and physical wellbeing I have ever been in. Personally this means managing my anxiety and depression and to do this I NEED to exercise and eat well, as soon as that falls apart, my mental health follows and then say goodbye to my mate called confidence. Over the past few weeks my anxiety (which I have struggled with for over 5 years now) has crept back up on me slowly and in order to manage that I need to establish a new health and fitness lifestyle. Once I am focused on that, everything else follows.
I am writing this to hold myself accountable but on top of that I am writing this so that if you are a Mum out there who feels as though they haven’t bounced back (like every other mum you may see on Instagram) I want to tell you, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I understand completely how you feel. You have been through a whirlwind, giving birth, being immersed in new-born baby land and now you may be in toddler mode like myself. You may have just stopped breastfeeding and are now adjusting to your new boobs which are lopsided, deflated balloons with giant biscuit nips. You may feel as though the style you wore whilst breastfeeding was not you and to be honest I am right there with you! So not only am I writing this to tell you you’re not alone and hold myself accountable but I’m writing this because this is the year I am going to own myself and I am on a mission to feel damn right fabulous!
These photos are clearly not glamorous just me and my Mumbod baring it all, in order to stay accountable and hopefully motivate other fellow mamas out there that we have got this and we can do this together!
CURRENT WEIGHT – 73kg (heaviest I have ever been)
Body Pump Class x2 a week
Cardio x3 2omin max a week and Kayla Itsines BBG or Power Workouts
To eat whole foods, no dairy and cut processed food.
WE GOT THIS LADIES!!!!