Welcome to my Blog about fitness, workouts, diet and about my personal fitness journey
We all have different style for everything in life, different values, different goals, but we all do have something in common. We all want to be healthy & happy.
Every woman is different yet it seems we all put ourselves under a similar amount of pressure to lose any weight put on during pregnancy. We believe it when someone tells us we can eat whatever we like if we're breast feeding, we don't notice the extra snacks we grab when we are tired and in a hurry and we might just be too knackered to face doing some exercise... All of these things make it harder to lose the weight.
Let's look at the facts...
A survey of 7000 mums by Baby Centre found that 61% of new mums wanted to be back to their pre-pregnancy weight by their babys first birthday however when asking mums of 1-2 year olds 60% of them still had a few pounds to lose.
So how many mums really snap back to their pre-pregnancy weight?
According to the survey just 20% of those asked had lost the baby weight in the first three months after giving birth.
Why do we put so much pressure on ourselves?
Is it because of the pictures of celebrities who snap back straight away (and also have access to hours and hours of personal Training and a nanny!) that are all over the internet? Or is it because we fear never getting back to the way we looked before? Or perhaps it is because we feel uncomfortable in our 'new' skin?
Whatever it is that makes us believe we should lose the baby weight as soon as possible, the fact is that we may never get back the body we had before - it is quite possible that with some hard work we could end up in even better shape - but it is more likely that we'll either be a different shape entirely and, as 87% of those asked stated, the most unlikely part of our bodies to return to 'normal' will be our tummies.
If you're not happy with your post baby body try to remember that your body has done an amazing thing - producing a brand new human! It has fed, grown and nurtured and then given birth to a baby!
If you're ready to do something about losing weight, toning up or just improving your fitness then get in touch with me - I have online daily workout programs that you can join, mums and kids exercise classes and 1:1 PT and nutrition advice!
I reached my goal. I am back to my pre pregnancy shape. And I cannot wait to share with you how I did that!!
After both of my pregnancies my body was completely changed. I had to do a lot of work, discipline and determination to get where I am today. But what the most important thing is I STRUGGLED 2nd time round SO MUCH, that I cannot belive that I missed one big thing in the process of getting my body back. I have tried to stick to the food plan, I've done 4-5 times really high intense workouts and I reached the point where my body just wasn't responding on anything I did to shift my last bulk of body fat. I've got so frustrated that I could cry! I kept asking myself, what am I doing wrong? Do I need to completely give up my coffee, do I need to cut out completely certain types of food, what the hell on Earth am I doing wrong? I spoke with few people and they kept asking me the same questions I've been asking myself. But nothing seemed to get improved.
Until we went on holiday and we started walking miles. I've seen people counting steps and sticking to a certain number. So I decided to try and see how much I did. You know you have an app on the iPhone (white app with heart in it) and I backtracked to March when I bought my phone and I've seen that my average was 1.000 steps a day!!!! 1.000!!!!!!!! 🙀 How I did that? Well, my kids are very lively in the pram, normally fighting and hitting each other, so I couldn't be bothered with that and I went EVERYWHERE with a car.
So I decided to improve and to start moving more. Walking more. I have been doing the same food, the same type of workouts, but I also added more cardio - 20-30 min running 2x3 times a week. I walk on average 12.000 steps a day (I've got fitbit to track my every single step), but with aim 10.000 steps daily. And after 5 weeks I'm done. I reached my goal! I feel amazing! Kids and I are sometimes going twice to town to the park or some other playgroups. I look where we could go next, instead of having a car with me. Sometimes if I have PT sessions with clients, I'd rather walk to the gym then to sit and drive. I cannot tell you what a difference it makes!! You just have to try it! You have few apps to download to follow your steps (pedometer, moves, stepz) or you can buy a cheap pedometer of amazon.
This is what my body looks now. I am happy. Content and now I can focus on getting the definition and to improve my body shape. I will take it as a lifelong fitness journey, rather then have a target to have very strict few weeks or months. So my goals are:
1. 2-3 times a week 5k running
2. Weight training with focusing to lean the muscles 3-4 times a week
3. At least 10 min per session doing core strenghtening
4. 10.000 steps per day
5. Eat healthy, have balance and find control of having the minimum of junk food, take aways, sugar, cakes and biscuits
6. Drink 2 litres of water a day
7. Go to bed by 9pm
These are my goals for the lifetime. It is my daily routine anyway, some things have to be encouraged more and I have to work more of getting habits established (especially water intake!!).
Please do me a favour! Start being more active. Focus on your health and fitness. Confidence is something that is SO IMPORTANT. Self awareness and your own happiness with your image in the mirror has such an effect, not just on your life, but on the life of your partner, your family and friends. Everything requires work. You have to work on it. Change things around. Focus on trial and error and just to NEVER GIVE UP. There is always something that triggers your confidence. But don't let stagnation feel you disheartened. You have to find what works for you and your body.
Please join my FREE November walking challenge where we will post daily our 10.000 steps targets and I promise you will realise how much you need to move more :)
Wishing you a successful, healthy and active day!
I know it's been a long time since I've been active on my website and facebook, but there was a very good reason for it. I was feeling very, very unwell since October and finally in the last couple of weeks I started to feel human again. Before shout it loud just would like to say that I wanted to keep this little secret for my near friends and family, but I guess I can't do it as it is so much to share.
Sunday July 1, 2012 for some people it was just an ordinary day. For me that was a day of purpose, pride and happiness. I knew I was the part of something great and I was greatful for that opportunity. I am one of four trainers from Cambridge and Newmarket Bootcamps and my role is to train women in Coldham's Common, Burwell and Newmarket. Thanks to Charlie Wall and her courage to push her dreams into the Women Only Bootcamps now I'm taking a pride to say that I'm the part of brilliant team who is spreading knowledge about nutrition, workouts and how you can always change no matter of the circumstances you are in.
The last Sunday we were in charge of the official pre warm up and the main warm up of the 5k Race for Life in Cambridge and we were absolutely amazed with 8.000 women who came to run or walk for someone who was touched by Cancer and directly donating money for Cancer Research.
Cambridge Bootcamps changed my life as I started to love spending time outdoors while is raining and snowing and I don't mind getting cold as I'm looking forward to every session to see my ladies that I'm training and seeing them I know we all together change our lives even if it's only a great workout or great laugh about random life situations.
If you want to become the part of our great family, join us or share this with someone you know would like to join us, from the next block July 9, 2012 in any of the camps we provide. For more info check the main website www.cambridgebootcamps.co.uk
My camps are Coldhams Common - Monday/Wednesday 7.30pm, Friday 6.30pm, Burwell - Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 9.30am and Newmarket Monday 6pm, Tuesday/Thursday 6.30pm.
If you want to know more information contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or see more on this link.
Speak soon! :)
I’m coming from the country where little bit of curves are cool ;) But I will help anyone who wants to be completely lean. I'm proud to say that Lisa lost in one month including Tenerife Retreat 15 pounds in total! I am very proud of her achievement!!
We did 2 workouts a day, we cooked every meal and we ate loads of great food. I can say that we were definitely not hungry!! We rested a lot – lying on sunbeds and went on long walks next to the ocean and we both felt amazing and fully recharged.
My idea of this Fitness Retreat is unique on the market as you will get tools and knowledge how to make healthy choices, how to cook and how to plan meals and food provided will be fresh from the local markets and the meat will be organic to so when you leave Tenerife you will couple of pounds lighter, but what is the most important you will KNOW how to do it at home as well. The food plan and recipe book will be provided before the trip so you will be ready to ROCK the WORLD when you get there!
The first day when we get there I will be taking measurements, pictures which will be the part of BEFORE and you will have a great opportunity to make a fantastic AFTER picture. The second day we will have a cooking workshop so you know how to prepare food for the whole week (preparation of meals will take between 5-30min), you will learn what to eat before and after workouts and during the week I will teach you how to do workouts on your own, importance of warm ups and stretches. You will connect your mind, soul and body and you will be inspired to spread the health trough your life and to inspire others to follow your steps.
The booking should be made with paying the initial deposit and you will be able to pay the whole Fitness Retreat in instalments so it will be so affordable and you can pay off all of it before Christmas and it will be something you will look forward to especially after Xmas overeating.
The prices and more details are published on the website (click HERE for more info) and if you want to make a booking please contact me via email email@example.com
This Fitness Retreat will change you forever…. And you will love everything what you will take home!
Looking forward to it,
it took me quite a long time to set up my own web site and courage to start writing blogs as I don't find myself that open to talk in public. Many of you who know me personally will say nonsence! Finally here I am, ready to write more about what I do, what is my passion and what I think how I can change your life for better.
Passionate about fitness, happiness, dreams!