Chunky but funky

So I’ve not posted in my blog for so long mainly because I’ve had a tough time with pregnancy and work but I’m finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel!

My second trimester saw a whirlwind of shit with work. I found out I was getting made redundant 😥 you can imagine right! The sheer terror was awful

How am I going to live?

How am I going to feed the baby?

I’m going to be an unemployed mum!!!

Seriously the list went on and on and eventually I made myself Ill with worry, but after numerous break downs, conversations with my partner, family and friends I finally managed to figure out my next move and realise that all was not lost.

I’m lucky, I have a fantastic partner and family that would support me through anything but still it was hard.

Anyway I’ve now entered my third trimester, so I’m on the home stretch and one thing I have learnt is that weight gain is inevitable.

Yes, unfortunately ladies, unless you have a personal trainer and chef on hand you are going to gain that weight that you were so desperate not to. Now although this grieves me in a way I can’t explain I’ve come to terms with it as I haven’t given up training. Just because I am gaining weight doesn’t mean I have to stop training. In fact I have been training really hard and I’ve loved it.

I swim 3 times a week and I do 2-3 home workouts a week and I feel better for it.

Guys I know how off putting it is when you step on the scales and see that they either haven’t gone down or, if like me you’re pregnant, the scales gave gone up, but please DONT GIVE UP.

Always remember that muscle weighs more than fat and it’s not about what the scales say, it’s about how you feel.

I may have gained 30lbs with this pregnancy but I feel great and I know that once madam pops out I will pop back into shape.

Hang in there ladies, keep going and encourage eachother.

It’s hard but what’s worth it won’t be easy and what’s easy won’t be worth it.

F x

It’s Hot Hot Hot!

So guys, if you’re from Britain you will be feeling how I am with the heat right now, if not then let me tell you guys, it is DAM Hot!

Normally a British summer is around 20 degrees, we’ve been hitting 30 degrees for the last month and I’ll be honest it is melting me.

Now everyone is hot, but try being near on 5 months pregnant, it is not nice. And people keep saying to me ” I know how you feel, I was pregnant through summer”, no honey, you don’t know how it feels, like I said a normal British summer is 20 degrees, this is like being abroad, but without the pool and wearing more clothing!

Now due to the heat and wanting to carry on exercising, my water intake has gone up to 4 litres a day, yes 4!!

Now before you question me, I’ve already asked my midwife and she said it is more than fine and in fact it will be helping the baby. At one point I did think, dear lord am I going to end up drowning my little bundle, but I can safely say I won’t.

But pregnancy aside, there are huge benefits from drinking 2+ litres of water a day and why I would encourage you to do so.

Check these out;

  • Increases Brain Power and Provides Energy – No, you may not become Albert Einstein however your brain power will increase.
  • Promotes Healthy Weight Management and Weight Loss – yes water helps you lose weight!
  • Flush Out Toxins –  remember your body is a temple, why not flush out the bad
  • Improves Your Complexion – Your skin will love you for drinking more water and you’ll notice that glow will come back
  • Boosts Immune System – Yep, by drinking more water your immune system will actually improve and prevent as much illness.
  • Prevents Headaches – these pesky little things are awful but by drinking more water you will see the reduction of headaches.

water

You need to ensure you stay hydrated. Your body is made up of 60% water and when you exercise you will need to give your body back the water that it has just sweated out.

Now you may think drinking 2 litres/8 glasses of water a day is impossible, but look at it this way, 8 pints of beer when your out on the lash is easy right? So make it a priority to drink the water your body NEEDS. You chose to drink beer, it is not needed but you do it because you enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy water, as I know it’s not an overly exciting drink, then add some juice into it or lemons. You can add your own twist but it is so essential that you do drink enough.

You will at first notice that you are visiting the loo more than a pregnant lady however this will eventually subside when your body becomes used to the increased amount of water your are inputting. Stick with it.

Your body will thank you for it!

If you have any questions about your water intake then ask away.

Fx

 

Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?!

This is a sentence that I love and live by ‘Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?’

Today I am not bringing you a post regarding fitness but rather something else that lies deep within my heart.

The media has given women (I speak about women because I am one so can relate) an image of what you should look like, usually it’s a size 8, large ass, lip fillers, long hair and fake eye lashes. Dear god please stop. How is this right??

We are lead to believe that if you do not fall into this category you are inferior, You are not worthy and you are not beautiful. Is it right to have to look a certain way in order to be recognised??

Ladies this makes my blood boil. Every woman is beautiful and my posts and other little businesses I am embarking on are to empower women and encourage them that this image is not the only image, this image is in fact a complete made up Barbie doll that in fact, if you ask any man, with half a brain cell, is not beautiful or attractive.

We are born to be different, embrace your differences, your faults, your inner beauty and shine with it.

Empower one another to embrace who you are and be the people we so long to be.

That’s my thought for the day guys, and with that I’m off to spend time with the family.

Until next time

F x

About

Hey there!

So after months of trying to convince myself to start a blog, here i am! And although I now have my very own blog i cannot disguise the fact that this is only a side thing i am doing as i still have a full time job and i’m in Uni full time. Where do i get the time hey?

So here is the usual bits and bobs; my name is Faye. I live in North Wales with my fiance and my two four legged handsome boys. I work in Welfare however my passion is not there. My passion lies with … FITNESS (and food). Yes i love fitness but i am also a huge foodie. I am you’re average girl, i want to look good but i also enjoy food. I love being in the gym but i find it very difficult to say no to a slice of cake!

Oh and i am 13 weeks pregnant!

I am hoping that through my posts i can inspire, relate to people and help empower everyday women.

Thanks for visiting.