Finding Me Again

Now that I have had Archie and got the OK from the doctor at my 9 week post natal check I am now ready to get back into shape. After I had Isla I didn't worry too much as I knew we would be having another baby, but now we are not sure if we are having anymore and if we do it won't be for a while yet; so its now time to work and focus on ME. 

Its nothing at all to do about size and a number on the scales, its about how I feel and how much I want to feel fit and healthy again, being able to push the double buggy up a slight hill without looking like a red, sweaty and out of breath mess. I want to feel strong again, I have completely lost all my upper body strength, and of course there are areas on my body that I do feel I need to work on and tone, like my stomach and thighs. I want to feel happy when I have my photo taken instead of deleting it once I see it and then feeling even more depressed with how I feel. 

Im not one for dieting, never have been, I just cant do it. But I have decided to make some healthy choices on a daily basis, and also up my water intake as that can help with so many things, even my headaches. I want this to be a lifestyle change, not just a diet that I won't stick to for more than 5 minutes, I want to find me again and feel happy. Not just with the way I look, but making time for myself more often, taking a nice hot bath, going out with friends (child free) and also making time for me and Perry to be a couple instead of just Mum and Dad. 

So to start with I am going to join the gym, its not for everyone but I am actually looking forward to going again, for me anyway its time on my own away from the kids so technically a night off, even if I will be working hard haha. I bought myself some workout clothes to help get me into it a bit more and feel more confident. I have started using my Fitbit again, it really helps motivate me to do more walking, and I also am part of weekly competitions with my friends to see who does the most steps on the Fitbit app.

I am going to pick one night a week to relax and spend some time on myself to paint my toe nails, read a book, have a hot bubbly bath, or just in bed on my phone. We are also going to introduce date night again every Wednesday, and this we take in turns to organise something for the evening, we mostly stay in and just buy a new DVD and takeaway, play Uno or Perry would run me and bath while cooking a dinner which we eat in candle light. We really need to enjoy being a couple again so Im looking forward to date nights again, and the most important thing is for the evening we turn our phones off and just enjoy each others company.

Im looking forward to this journey and will be documenting it along the way with progress updates, if you have recently had a baby or are wanting to get fit again please let me know as I would love some company along this journey. I have measured certain areas on my body and also taken photos so I can compare in a few weeks. 

My new gym clothes

Tara x

8 comments :

  1. This is exactly how I know I'm going to feel after baby boy (especially with having to get into a wedding dress haha). I love your idea of Wednesday date night, I think this is definitely something I'm gonna have to suggest to jack xx

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    1. Hehe gosh I'd feel so nervous I'm sure it will be fine and you are going to look amazing :) its lovely we have been enjoying it a lot its nice to dedicate a night to make it feel that bit more special even if it is just something you normally do xx

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  2. I'm on this journey too, and have been since the begining of year, i'm the same in that it's not a diet, it's a life style change for the whole family, I hate diets, I don't understand diet food either, so far I've lost a stone, so its slow and steady but I am keepingit off so far and not feeling like i'm missing out so it works! good luck with it! Great idea for a date night too xx

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    1. Wow thats amazing well done you! Thanks :) xx

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  3. It is great to work out how to fit in something for ourselves. It is easy to get lost in the demands of motherhood. Well done. #mummymonday

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    1. Yeah I think its important to do something for yourself it can be so easy to fall into a trap of just being Mum

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  4. Good luck, you are doing it for the right reasons, for yourself and that is great! My friend says the same thing, I'm not one for the gym, but for her it's her 'me-time' away from the kids! Enjoy! Sabrina (The Mummy Stylist) xx
    #mummymonday

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    1. Thank You :) yeah its nice to go somewhere different and be away from the kids and do something healthy at the same time, its win win really :) x

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