Nine weeks postpartum, I was at my heaviest (ever) 87.7kg, I’m only 5’3 (160 cm). It is a lot of weight to put on in such a short period of time. I’ll be honest writing this has been difficult because it’s not easy to face the fact that I went from being really healthy to snacking on chocolate, pastries, and cheese and not doing my beloved burpees.
The past year I have attempted to get back to fitness on numerous occasions and had many setbacks from lack of energy, lack of sleep, tiredness to injury. I’m fortunate that I love vegetables; my main meals are always healthy, but in between meals, there have been loads of unhealthy emotional snacking; despite this, I have managed to lose 17kg mainly through weekly workouts and walks.
I don’t feel healthy or fit, but I don’t regret the chocolate, desserts, or the cheese I devoured; I enjoyed it, and I really needed it. Having an emergency c-section, moving country, and injuries left me feeling physically and mentally fragile. Still, I’m not going to waste my energy looking back at what I should have done or eaten differently. From today, I am taking ownership of my wellbeing.
So, here I am, fed up with the lack of energy and not liking myself. With the help of friend and fitness guru Tony, we have put together workout plans, food tips that I know will help me get back to feeling revitalised. We will be sharing my fitness programs, meals, tips, and everything in between.
Until next time, stay kind, stay safe
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