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!
Passionate about fitness, happiness, dreams!