I thought I would change the pace a little and talk about another kind of LOVE. We talk about loving and doing special things for our kids our marriage and our husband/partners but what about SELF-LOVE! Self-love, self-worth, self-esteem to me it is all combined. As mothers and as women we naturally think of others more than ourselves.
Over the last 6 months I have gone on my own 'journey' I have always been a fit person involved in sports from a young age competing in swimming and running at a national level. When I had the girls I must be honest, I 'let myself go a bit'. It was more of a time factor and care factor. I enjoyed spending time with the girls, between work and running my business the time just didn't permit me to do exercise.
One day I decided its time to get back into shape, its time to put some ME time aside. So I set out on a 'journey'. I enrolled myself in a 12 week body transformation program and right from the get go I was determined to shed some of the weight I was carrying. Over the 12 weeks I shed 10.5kg (23lbs) and over 45cm and my entire outlook on myself changed. I was back to my confident self, I LOVED how fit I felt, I LOVED how healthy I was eating, I LOVED how my body looked, I LOVED my little girl telling me my bum was little like hers (hehehehe) and I LOVED how hubby LOVED my new/old (pre-baby) body again.
My tips are:
- Do it for you!!! Not hubby but for you, you deserve to feel sexy, fit and healthy
- PLAN - organisation is the key, if your not organised you will be your own worst enemy
- MAKE TIME - either you have to get up at 5am to go to the gym or a run or whatever your fitness of choice is, just make the time and stick with it.
- Set goals and WRITE them down - as a kid my mum would sing me this song -
- Set a goal and you will never fail, you can always do what you want to d;
- Set a goal be sure to write it down and you'll see what it can do for you.
- Teach your children - my oldest is 3.5yrs and she would see me doing sprints or lunges, squats, push ups and want to be involved, so I showed her how to do them and she would exercise along side me. One day she asked me if I would take her for a run, so I did and she ran 1km!!!! She's only 3.5yrs old but she saw Mummy staying fit and wanted to do the same.
You can do it Ladies, your never too old, never too fat, never too unfit. You have to start somewhere and sometime and that can be today! Something as small as starting with a walk around the block, take your kids, let them ride their bikes or push them in the stroller. YOU CAN DO IT.