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Postnatal Home Workouts You Can Actually Do

Today I’m coming from a slightly different angle in my motherhood series of posts – I’m going to talk about postnatal home workouts.

Now I want to start with a massive disclaimer – THIS IS NOT TO MAKE YOU FEEL SH*T ABOUT YOURSELF IF YOU’RE NOT WORKING OUT AFTER YOU’VE HAD A BABY!!! Seriously, if you’re not ready, don’t do it!

Believe me! I didn’t start doing any form of exercise until about 6 months after my daughter was born (other than endless walking round the block with the pram that is) and even then, it was minimal – and I mean about 10 minutes, maybe twice a week…if I was lucky!

Then I’d say in honesty, my little one is now 19 months old and I still haven’t managed to get into a good routine with working out…Continue reading

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in Motherhood - My Journey, Parenting

Maternity Leave – having the balls to do your own thing

This is something very relevant to me at the moment and to a lot of other women I’ve met over this last 10 months.

When I went off on maternity leave for the first time, I was so utterly excited to be embarking on the next chapter of my life and to meet out baby and become a mum. That’s all I wanted to focus on, think about and work towards. It’s such a privilege to be a mother that I didn’t want to miss a single second of it. So I vowed that work would take a backseat temporarily and I’d concentrate on myself and my family.

That’s exactly what I did.Continue reading