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

Fitness fanatic

So as you know by now, I love fitness. Fitness is my ultimate passion and eventually I would love to have a career based around fitness, the only problem I find is I’m skeptical about things, the usual stuff not getting enough followers, not getting enough business and failing.

However all of my worries still don’t stop me from doing what I love … working out!

I am, for better of words, obsessed with fitness. I find that the gym, the outdoors, the sweat dripping down my neck and my muscles aching from training are all things that take me to my happy place. Never have I come out of the gym and said “I feel worse after doing that”.

Fitness is probably the best therapy you can do for your mental health and your physical health. So don’t be afraid to start.

One thing I would really advise you guys to look at is the IQI FITNESS mini stepper which is available from Amazon at £34.99. If you are slightly nervous about starting out in the gym or you have little time available to get to the gym, then this little gizmo is the best thing for you to get your hands on. It’s compact and easy to use and you can step onto it whilst watching your favourite TV soap. Plus a simple 30 minute workout on this bad boy can see you burning up to 300 calories! Seriously! So instead of sitting on the couch stuffing your face with a doughnut you can be burning the calories with this little dream stepper.

I’m thinking of putting up videos of my workouts, would this be helpful to anyone? Let me! Also you can follow me on Facebook and on instagram for little tips.

Drop me an email if you fancy a chat about fitness, I’m always happy to help 🙂

F x