There comes a time when you have to start looking after yourself and for some this time comes sooner than others. I’ve made several stop – start attempts over the years but since having Baby R at the grand old age of 38 I’ve realised that in order to keep up with my lively little man, I’m going to have to take my fitness a little more seriously.
The decision to have another baby on the wrong side of 30 wasn’t taken lightly and while it was never an issue with Tween and Teenager, it struck me quite recently that I’ll be nearly 60 when he’s 20, 70 when he’s 30 and so on. Therefore It’s time to make changes and stick with them if I’m going to continue being the fun, lively, active mum I try to be with Teenager and Tween.
I’ve already made changes in my path to a healthier lifestyle, giving up meat and drastically reducing my sugar consumption, and feel remarkably better for it. With the help of breastfeeding, hills and the already mentioned little lively one, I’m back to my pre pregnant size, I just need some fine tuning and my fitness levels improving, toning my size 8 with wobbly bits to a trim – not having to suck it in – fitter me. I’m not talking marathon running fit here, but after suffering SPD during Baby R’s pregnancy which left me unable to walk very far for a couple of months, my energy levels took a dive.
It struck me how much I took for granted, the ability to be able to every day things like run up stairs and take a quick walk to the shops, left me frustrated and missing the post exercise buzz which set me up for the day and vowed that once the pain had stopped and I was back to my old self, I was going to do what I could to maintain my health and fitness.
Like the old saying goes, you never miss something until it’s gone.
But let’s be realistic here, I’m a busy mum. I have 3 children, a new business and a blog to maintain. That leaves me very little time for anything else, believe me, if you could see the state of my once precious garden you’d understand how hectic life is. So I need an exercise routine that will fit around me and ease my fitness out of retirement.
That’s where the Kiddiecare New Mum Fitness advice comes in, with their help I’m hoping to put together an achievable plan to get me off on the right foot and with a extra little bit of help to make sure I’m appropriately dressed for the occasion, I’ve kicked off with some research into running shoes from Sport Shoes.com together which I’m hoping will enable me to keep up me a fitness routine without compromising anything else in my hectic life.