I must admit, the past few months have been a little rocky and unsettled for me.
Not knowing when or new house will be finished or when I need to finish up seeing my personal training clients. Can I go to this event or will it be moving day?
Everything has felt in the air...and I really don't do well with this I've learnt. I like to be able to plan things and know what I'm doing and when. So needless to say I am itching to get into our new home.
The empty time frame expectations that we have been given by our builder over and over again has really done a number on this organised and impatient woman.
I feel exhausted, emotional, unstable and on edge. I think I will collapse in relief when those silver keys are handed over to us and we now know what we are doing and when (please hurry up)!!
But the lesson I am trying to find in all this is very similar to the feelings I had when I was pregnant with Ava. She tried to arrive early at 32 weeks and then held on until her due date (prompt and precise is my little girl) with me on bed rest for those 8 weeks. Again that not having control, instability and impatience got the better of me then too. Until I came across the very simple word SURRENDER.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming with knowing where to begin when it comes to starting your health and wellness journey, do you agree?
The market for this information is saturated, conflicting and sometimes, confusing.
I don't want to add to that, so before you read any further, I want to let you know that you know what is best for you. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa, and isn't that exciting. If we were all the same, the world would be a dull place. So I ask of you to experiment and have fun. Try all of the things, but if it doesn't feel right for you, don't do it.
Only you know what is best for you, so trust that, trust yourself and health will come your way in the best form for you.
But I wanted to share with you some of the things I love to do for my health so it can get you experimenting and having fun like I mentioned above. Remember to take what works and leave behind the rest.
What you will find below may seem straight forward or may seem a little out there, but don't judge before you try. I have tried and still try, lots of new things to help keep me healthy and happy. Some are whacky and some are simple, but I give it a try because you never know what you may fall in love with.
And without further ado...
Did you see my news? I'm pregnant and our gorgeous baby is due in February 2018!
We are all so excited. But with this excitement comes nausea and exhaustion, topped with a two year old who is trying to insert her independence. Fun times!
This pregnancy has been harder than what I remember my pregnancy with Ava was. But I also keep getting reminded that this time around I have a two year old that I need to be here for and give my attention too.
I thought this subject warranted a video blog, so listen or watch me chat about ways you can make life a little easier on yourself during this time. Enjoy!
It has been 6 years since I first got to the place of enough is enough with my health. I was lucky that I didn't hit rock bottom or get sick. It was simply the fact of putting on weight and going into the next dress size that was the kick up the butt for me.
I was one of those girls that was very active as a kid that weight was never an issue. I am quite tall for a female (171cm) and have always had a slim frame, but as I started to abuse my body during my early twenties with partying, drinking eating Easy Mac for lunch every day and just generally not giving a f&$k about what I was doing or putting in my body, something in my mind shifted.
My clothes were getting snug and I hated certain parts of my body that I never used to have an issue with.
I had been with my now husband for about a year when I first decided something had to change, so I signed up for Michelle Bridge's 12WBT online program and that was the beginning of this journey for me.
Now I don't want to carry on and whinge to you because who wants to read that, but if you have been following me and my work for a while now, you will know I am all about honesty and real life.
Yes I will share all the fun times and rainbows and unicorns, but I will also share the hard times and the struggles.
If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't I hang out a lot here so come join me), you will have seen the pattern for me this month has been STRUGGLE. Not only in motherhood, but I feel like in life as well.
You know those times where we just seem to think we suck at motherhood? Can you relate? We aren't on form and we feel like we are being a bad mum.
That has been happening to me the past 3 weeks.