Pre Baby Weight

PRE BABY WEIGHT ✨


What even is pre baby weight and what does it represent? I speak to sooo many mothers that are aiming for this number. Aiming to be back at a weight they were when they were a completely different person with a completely different life and a completely different body.

It’s almost like comparing yourself to someone else, which is pretty crazy right! (But we do that too.)

So here is my take…I got caught in the trap of needing to be this weight because that’s what I was before I had S. I need to jump this high, run this far, do this many reps bla bla bla.

I saw all these people bouncing back because let’s face it, the people that don’t bounce back aren’t normally posting before and after photos. For a moment I questioned myself, I saw the nine months in, nine months out photos and thought that’s where I should be. I saw the 1 year post baby photos and I got a bit down on myself.

Comparison really is the theif of joy and in saying that, why are we comparing ourselves with who we use to be and how we use to look.

I’m not saying it’s not achievable to get back to your pre baby weight but I can guarantee you that your body will look and feel different, it may take longer to get there and it may take a bit more work to maintain.

Instead of focusing on that number, what if we focused on our health and how we are feeling mentally, emotionally and physically. Health is holistic and when we focus on the numbers and physical performance without taking everything into consideration we can get caught up in a negative mental and emotional cycle.

The best way to track your health is to give up the comparison of what you use to be and tune into your body, set some clear goals most definitely and celebrate every little win!

You are the person you are now not the person you use to be, your body has transformed and so has your life. So be kind to yourself and focus on your energy and your overall health, not that silly number that you give so much power to!
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Gratitude

GRATITUDE ✨


It is said that in a moment of gratitude it is physically impossible to feel anxious at the same time.
The gratitude a mother feels for their child is the kind that can bring tears (happy tears, tears of omg is this even real, how did I get so lucky?) it’s the epitome of gratitude.
As you rattle off the things you are grateful for, sometimes even habitually and maybe even a bit complacent, just remember that If you can connect to anywhere near that feeling of gratefulness then you have a powerful tool to use in your everyday life.
Going through the motions without connection strips this tool of its power.
So today as you list the things you are grateful for, feel them down to your core 💗

 

-JOY-

I’ve been in a funk lately. Let’s just say that full moon, amongst other things (like no internet and a non sleeping child) has got me good!

My ability to have fun and experience Joy in my life gets a total back seat when I’m in a funk. Then I think to myself how did I get here? When did taking life so seriously completely take over my way of being?

It probably wasn’t a single moment but many accumulated over time to get me to the point I’m at. It’s each moment when I make a choice to put aside fun and joy to get something done. When I choose something over having fun. It’s probably the fact that I even think I have to choose one or the other ?? who said you couldn’t do both?

Your life and experiences as a child and throughout the rest of your life do condition you and build belief systems but it’s the consistent actions and decisions everyday that make our reality.

You have the choice to let go of the past and CHOOSE NOW how you want to be but AWARENESS is the first step.

This point of feeling defeated and craving some fun and joy in my life has given me the AWARENESS AND REALISATION that although it’s easy to blame my circumstances, other people and “things” it’s actually me and my consistent actions and choices that determine the life I live.

So here is to taking responsibility and #choosingjoy

Who else forgets to have fun?! ??