Friday, July 9, 2010

I'm baaackkk

My my my how quick the past couple of months have gone.

It wasn't until yesterday I realised it had been months since my last post. I have been slack in posting because I was thinking "who would be interested in reading about my workouts in the last couple of months of my pregnancy?" They were pretty much non existant. Walking, walking and more walking.

Now, after giving birth to my precious little man, I am getting back to my normal self. So, let me introduce my gorgeous little man Tyler Anthony born on 13 May, weighing 8lb 15 ounces. He was a very big and healthy boy :)

He is such a joy and I really can't believe that he is now 2 months old. The past few weeks have been a bit of a blur. We have been so busy with visitors and we have just gotten back from our first holiday so I am hoping that we are now quietening down so I can get myself into a routine.

He has been an easy baby and eats and sleeps well so I am finding getting out of the house (when I am organised) to be quite easy. It does take a lot more time and preparation but we get there.


I have been mainly walking up until now as I had a c-section. I have been walking 5 times a week for 50 minutes and loving it. The weather was just beautiful and has now turned blah!!! Winter - I hate it. Walking is my main way of getting cardio in, I am working my way up to a run. I ran a little bit (by a bit I mean 200 metres) last week when we were on holiday and it felt very weird. I have a check up with the doc this afternoon and hoping that I get the all clear.

I have been using my resistant band for three weeks now doing my upper body and not really feeling too much of a burn so the weights are coming out. I just have to be careful with certain exercises and make sure the weight is not too hard so i dont strain.

I am really eager to do a spin class at the gym and my usual weights routine. I just have to figure out baby sitters as Tyler is too little to be put in the creche (plus I really dont want to leave him with people I dont know).

As much as I love my little man and my life really was so much easier when it was just me. Is it bad to feel a little upset that my life as I knew it is gone??Does that make me a bad mum for thinking that??


Unfortunately during my pregnancy I was not very strict with my eating as usual and the weight crept up and up. I put on 21kgs during the 9 months and have only lost 13 so far. I told myself I would never be one of those mums-to-be that would eat whatever just because I could. But towards the end, my boredom (and sweet tooth) got the better of me. I am so mad with myself that I now have to shift 8kgs of FAT!!!!!

Up until a few weeks ago I was still relaxed with what I was eating. I was not over indulging every day but most days having something a little sweet. I always had so much bad food in the house for the mountains of visitors we had for the first month Tyler was born. Now, ALL GONE lol My husband is not very impressed that all the cupcakes, brownies and scones are now a thing of the past. As he says "we have NOTHING to eat in the house".

I refuse to buy the crap that will tease me every time I open the fridge or cupboard. At the moment my will power is still not the greatest. I am slowly getting it back, just taking one day at a time.

I have a couple of Oxygen mags saved up from during my pregnancy for my motivation and to keep me on track. I just purchased the Nike+ sensor to track my workouts on my ipod, new tunes loaded. So, the fun begins. I will shift this weight in record time.

Follow me on my journey to my pre-pregnancy body.

Happy training

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Mands! Tyler is very cute. I don't think you're a bad Mum to reminisce about the past when it was all about you and hubby... it's exactly why I haven't had a child/may not have a child... I don't know if I want to have to look after someone else!!