Monday, 9 December 2013

Keeping fit as a mum

After having a Ava my body changed completely, I had the dreaded mum tum, have gone up a dress size and just felt completely flabby all over.

Now that I'm on a fitness journey it can be hard trying to work my fitness schedule of eating right and exercising around being a mum so here are some of my tips.

Try and walk as much as you can: This is something I had to do all of the time as we only had one car which Nath used most of the time. In my spare time I would have to get the pushchair out and walk everywhere with Ava. It definitely helped me and I was gentle exercise to get me back into the swing of things. I have to admit since getting my own car this is something I'm useless at now. To walk more is definitely going to be one of my New Years resolutions.

Exercise at home: Nath and I work around each other when we want to go to the gym or if we want to go together we get a family member to have Ava for an hour or so. This is relatively easy for us, due to Nath's work pattern he can be pretty flexible, but if you struggle to find the time to go the gym get a work out dvd to do in your front room. There are some great ones on the market, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is a great one and if you're feeling brave Insanity is also a good one.

Invest in a juicer This is something that Nath and I are investing in come January. They generally aren't cheap but if you look around you can get some good deals. I'm actually really excited to get this. I'm constantly bloated at the moment and am the worlds worst for eating fruit. In January I'm hoping to go on a juice detox.

Plan your meals This is something we do every week. Not only does it save money it makes me plan healthy meals that Ava can enjoy too.

Follow fitness social media accounts for some inspiration.

Here are some of my favourites:

Fit Sugar
The Skinny Confidential
Lydia Elise Millen

LDN Muscle

Carly Rowena


If you have any tips or any social media accounts you think I'd like please let me know.

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