time flies when you're being a mum

It’s time to start losing it

18 Feb, 2019

Nancy’s turned 3 months, life has calmed down a wee bit and routines are starting to fall into place, so my attention has turned to this baby weight that has no intention of ‘dropping off with breastfeeding’.

I’m going to Baby Weight Bootcamp!

The problem with being knackered is you don’t make great food choices (or I don’t) and you surely don’t want to exercise (or I don’t). I turn to caffeine, sugar and rubbish white carbs. In the first couple of weeks this was ok and I still lost weight. Over time, however, I have put any weight I lost back on but by then it was too late. The bad habits had taken hold.

So it’s time for a diet and exercise overhaul. As of next Monday, I’m doing a 6 week bootcamp (45 min class, 3 time a week), with the aim of losing some weight and getting some energy back.

I’m going back to Elite; 4 years  ago, almost to the day, I started their 6 week program and lost 20lbs. I found it such an amazing experience. I loved the workouts and found the diet both effective and not too restrictive.

You can watch my weekly video diaries from when I did the Bootcamp last time, including the final video where I share what I’ve learnt, by visiting this post, Final Weight Loss.

Prepping for Baby weight Bootcamp

This week I’m in that weird space before all the action starts. I don’t want to fall into the diet-tomorrow trap and eat sh*t all week, so I’m focussing on getting prepared, both in terms of the diet and having the right foods in, but also prepping myself for the exercise.

Abs

I’ve done a couple of exercise classes since having Nancy and I’ve noticed my back gets tired very quickly due to a lack of core strength. So, I’m going to do this 10 minute core workout by Carly Rowena (she’s a personal trainer who had a baby a month after me). I did it this morning with Nancy lying next to me watching.

Hip flexers

In addition to the core workout I’m also going to spend some serious time stretching my hip flexors. Tight hip flexors (from loads of sitting – breastfeeding anyone?) can also cause lower back pain. I am by no means a runner but this is a helpful how to video.

I’ll let you know how I’m getting on!

What ways have you found to be helpful to lose the baby weight?

 

 

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Mums' Days Reviewers - Becca

06 Jan, 2016

Hands up who’s NY’s resolution is to get in shape?! Yeah, me too! Well, help is at hand. The Mums’ Days Reviewers have been busy at work reviewing products that may be able to help with this resolution and help you decide where to spend your hard earned cash! Today’s review comes from Becca (who also blogs at Mummy, Daddy, Mia) who has done a 2 week trial of the Exante Diet Plan.

Here’s what she made of it…

Exante Diet Plan Review - Mums' Days Reviewers - See what mum, Becca, thought of her 2 week trial

Exante Diet Plan Review

Quality: ★★★☆☆

Price: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★☆☆ (more…)

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08 Jun, 2015

Welcome to the second installment of the Mums’  Days Fit Club and this week we are talking about FOOD!

Before we get on to that, I’d like to thank everyone who made last week’s launch week so special. I was blown away by the launch party over on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page. It was literally like a party! Loads of buzz and motivation flying all over, not to mention wonderful prizes from Protest! So, thank you!!

And if you missed it, don’t worry there will be more. The next party will be on 1st July, click here to make sure you don’t miss it!

On to food

I really love food. Like really, really. This post is all about what to eat to feel great and start to lose weight but not your sanity.

It includes a sample meal plan and ways to jazz up your food, some guidelines for portion control, and a list of healthy snacks!

Food - get the skinny on what to eat to feel great (and lose weight)! Click through for a Sample meal plan, guide on portion sizing and healthy snack ideas! (more…)

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Mums' Days Fit Club

01 Jun, 2015

Welcome to the first installment of the Mums’ Days Fit Club where I’ll be talk all about goal setting and getting started!

To celebrate the launch and help some of you get started, Protest are giving away prizes! You could win a full workout outfit (worth £95) or 1 of 2 runner up prizes – See the bottom of the post for full details.

Goal Setting and Getting Started - Launch for the Mums' Days Fit Club! (more…)

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27 May, 2015

It’s the end of May and the start of the summer, which can only mean one thing… Swimwear season! We have our summer holiday booked and I want to be feeling and looking fit not flabby in one of these babies from Protest!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! Bikini range from Protest

Courtesy of Protest

I had a feeling I wasn’t the only one who thinking about this with an element of trepidation and I was right. The response to my question about it on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page was unanimous: starting a Mums’ Days Fit Club is a good idea!

The Dawn of #MDFitClub

Starting on the 1st June I will be posting weekly articles about all things health and fitness from eating plans to exercise (squats and lunges have been suggested I’m afraid), and motivation to motherhood (aka finding time to exercise and eat right!).

My aim is for us to work together to feel fit in every sense of the word (in the UK fit also means sexy!)…

I want us to be feeling good from the inside out; confident and beach ready in body and mind!

Often getting out, doing some exercise, eating a few more veg and getting some more sleep (aka looking after yourself a bit better) is all it takes to get that extra confidence to feel beach ready! Goodness knows our bodies have changed after having a baby but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t flaunt our new, amazing bodies. If you feel good, you look good! Stretch marks and all! (more…)

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