Getting with the Programme

I can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve blogged :(! Being a gym mummy is busy work but so worth it! ūüôā I’m finally in a definite routine and the gym is becoming dare I say it, enjoyable!? This is probably my first Sunday night not dreading leg day tomorrow and although I didn’t…

Replacing the devil on my shoulder with a BARBELL!

On day two of my new mum lives in gym plan negative thoughts and excuses not to go, plagued me from the moment I woke up thinking “Oh nooo I have to go there again!”¬†I¬†dreaded getting ready¬†and¬†imagined dragging myself through a horrendously difficult, muscle tearing workout (cue dramatic theme tune!). I thought I had conquered…

Tears, Fears and Scar Tissue.

We all have the best intentions when it comes to setting our fitness¬†goals and achieving them. Especially around New Years or after having a child, we manage to work ourselves into a motivated¬†frenzy, subconsciously convinced that somehow the “achieving” part is as easy as the just saying “I’m going to do this!”. We’ve all heard…

Off Season

Any quest for fitness cannot be embarked upon without paying ample attention to¬†two main components; exercise and eating. This post is a little insight into my eating habits since pregnancy and the healthy habits I am forming now ūüôā . Sugar rush Pregnancy was an incredible experience. I learnt so much about¬†the astounding capabilities of…

Recovery Issues

Recovery is never easy. Especially if you’re as impatient as I am! All the experts advise you to “sleep when baby sleeps” for the first 6-8 weeks but I was so excited to be home, I just wanted to do stuff! My partner was cautious and did his best to keep me resting but I¬†longed¬†to…

Intermission

If you’ve read my first two posts you may be wondering what they have to do with getting fit!?! I wanted to provide¬†a little insight into my labour and recovery story before I got started on my¬†fitness journey because we will all have such diverse experiences¬†and consequential hurdles to overcome after giving birth. Each will…

Hospital Highs and Lows

In the days after you give birth you are transported into the¬†maternity hospital baby¬†bubble. The outside world and all it’s strife dissipates entirely and each day slides¬†into the next as you exist in a one-dimensional space of comforting hospital routine, wholly¬†consumed by¬†the smell, the sound, the tiny touch and the indescribable gaze¬†of your newborn. The…

Welcome to Mars

On the 15th of November 2016 my partner and I welcomed our¬†first beautiful child into the world. I sit here lost for words as I¬†contemplate how to accurately express¬†the wealth of emotion and pure joy that¬†overwhelmed us that night and indeed every day since. My heart tells me it’s not possible to put this love…