So I’m not 33 weeks and counting down the days until I get to meet my little princess. I have to tell you, it’s been dam tough! The sickness, the sleepless nights, the back pain, the pelvis pain, everything has been really hard, but I haven’t given up exercising.
No instead I have embraced it more, It’s helped me mentally get through this pregnancy. I say that I have done more exercise but it’s not been without it’s struggles. I know that my motivation has wavered sometimes and I have had to really give myself that mental pep talk. But once at the gym or in the pool, my mood soon changes and I know I am in my happy place.
Which got me thinking …
How many of you are in a job that you don’t particularly enjoy, you go to work to pay the bills and as soon as you enter the door you thank god that the day is over. Putting my hand up right here! It sucks, I want to be coming home and saying to my partner “I’ve had the best day”, I want him to tell me top shut up as I’m blabbing on! I want to enjoy what I do.
So that’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to make a change and actually do something that makes me happy. I want to be mentally happy and motivated everyday and I think that’s the message I want to send to you guys today .. Do what makes you happy. Whether that is training, reading, writing, being in the outdoors, baking, anything, but today I want you to do what makes you happy, because when it all comes down to it, that’s what life is all about.
Have a happy Saturday guys
So yesterday I felt really unwell, I mean sick, headaches and generally exhausted but I really didn’t want to get home from work and just sit on the couch as I know it would have made me worse! Now not everyone is the same, so please don’t think that just because I’m a fitness junkie, you have to be the same, you don’t and if you’re pregnant and having a hard time then it’s understandable that fitness may make you want to vom! But I promise, from experience that fresh air and gentle exercise will help! You can up the ante once you start feeling better.
So instead I decided to go for a walk with a friend, it wasn’t a power walk or anything too strenuous but it was still exercise and I wasn’t sat there stuffing my face and afterwards I felt 100% better!
So, you see, exercising doesn’t always have to be vigorous and 100 miles an hour, you can still burn calories as long as you are being active in some kind of way. Burning yourself out by doing extreme exercise everyday won’t help you in the long run as eventually your body will have to rest, and yes rest is good for you!
By resting, you allow your muscles the time they need to recover and believe me they need time. By giving them this rest period they will then be able to train just as hard the next time you use them.
If, like me, you are addicted to being active and find it physically impossible to sit still (my partner thinks I have ants in my pants) then rather than killing yourself working out hard 24/7 think about doing some less strenuous exercising like walking or swimming, play with the kids or go on the trampoline for a little while. Whatever you are doing on your feet is better than sitting on your bum!
Remember keeping fit and healthy is important but part of this is looking after yourself at the same time. Don’t over exert yourself too much.
I hope that my posts are a good read for you guys, if there is anything you want me to talk about or want advice with then let me know 🙂
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