Please help me get fit

Goals

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.

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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.

4 comments :

  1. Great post keep positive you can do it

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  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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