Please help me get fit


Losing baby weight was easy for me. I was all baby and fluid so once I gave birth and got rid of the excess water I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Unluckily my pre-pregnancy weight is not what I would like to be at and, at the moment, I can't seem to budge it.

I will admit that I have not been the best at sticking to any diet and I have been a bit lazy of late but with the days turning a bit nicer and the sun coming out I have been inspired to get out and about and go walking more.

I have a Fitbit Flex which does motivate me greatly and, although I haven't met my goals, it does encourage me to get up and about and I know that I have walked far more because of it. The stats it provides almost guilt trips you into moving so that you are not ashamed by how little you have moved. I know without it I would be far less active (if that is possible) and would barely reach any of the steps I have.


I have no excuse as I have two dogs that need daily walkies but often I have allowed the hubby to do that whilst I stayed in with Molly, or I have jumped into the car to nip to the shops rather than walking. Thankfully I have come to realise that I am actually quicker walking to the shop and since Molly loves being outside, and sleeps so well if she is out for a walk, this has drastically changed.

I did find combining a buggy/carrier and two dogs was a struggle but even that I am beginning to master and so have been going for a walk with the baby to the shops and then a walk out in the country with Molly and the dogs and so far I have enjoyed it. I have enjoyed it so much that I am finding that I crave a walking and find I never use the car now unless I am going out for the day with Molly and the hubby.

This time two years ago I took park in the Race For Life and I was so proud to run the 5km. It wasn't fast and it wasn't easy but for someone who has never run anywhere in her life I was amazed to have achieved this goal. Sadly that was one of the last times I went out for a run but I am now starting to want to run again. I am over weight and this is not good for my health or my body so when I start to want to get on the move I want to build on that.

Next up will be going out on my bike. I loved cycling before I was pregnant and I can't wait to be able to go out with Molly but most of all I can't wait to get out into the countryside and enjoy the quiet back roads, with the wind in my hair and only my thoughts for company. I keep saying I will get out and I keep putting it off - I have Molly to put to bed, I'm tired, I want a bath etc - but I will get out soon. Maybe tomorrow?

What I really need is for people to pester me into hitting my goals and kicking me up the bottom if I decide to sit about for too long.

So if you see me on Twitter instead of exercising give me a gentle prod to get out there and enjoy the scenery outside of my house.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. Great post keep positive you can do it

  2. Thanks. I'm getting better at walking to. Once out with baby to help her sleep then out with dogs when hubby home and baby in her bed!

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