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[THE ORDINARY MOMENTS 15} #18 FINDING ME AGAIN


You could say that I had let myself go, or maybe it was just pure laziness. But this past year I haven't been the healthiest that I could have been. Being pregnant for a year and with the miscarriage that definitely didn't help as I saw it as a way to eat what the hell I liked and as much of it as I could. I've never been over weight and have always had a low BMI but with my love of junk food and being on maternity leave I got carried away. 

I want to find me again, the me who I once recognised in the reflection of the mirror, not the mum with love handles and a mum tum. One of the goals I have this year is to get back in shape. Ideally I would like to do this by the summer but realistically being a single parent of two that just isn't going to happen.


I don't want to loose weight, I don't need to and I know that. What I do need to do is tone up and get my flat stomach I once had back. I need to cut down on all of the junk food and eat better meals every day. I have started exercising again, when I say started I mean I've done one day but that's one step in the right direction I guess you could say. The main problem is finding time. With no one to watch the kids it's not like I can go down the gym or out for a run so the only exercise I can do is at home at the moment. 

I want a healthier lifestyle, one in which I hope will stick and I can introduce to the kids too. I want to be a role model to them, and give them the opportunities they deserve and the only way I can do that is by doing the changes myself. I will be keeping track of my progress on here every now and again, I always find if I document it I am far more motivated otherwise I tend to give up. I hope in a few months I will notice some improvements and have dusted my mirror by then too ha ha! So these photos are my "before" photos if you like, I really do hope I see some progress!


If you're currently on a fitness mission or health kick do let me know as I'd love to know how you're getting on. 


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23 comments

  1. You look great Kerry. Yet again saying that, we all hate our bodies in a certain way. I have finally started to get back to plan with Slimming World and walking a bit more so I am hoping to get back to my 3 and a half stone soon!
    You can do it Kerry! Home work outs are good and pretty easy (kind of) with the kids! Get them to join in that is what I do! x

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  2. I love thiss . I have the same thing right now. I have 5 lbs left from my baby and I try to eat healthy but I love junk food also. I can't wait to watch your journey as i go along on my own

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  3. I think it's really great that you want to make healthy changes to be an example for Amelia and Harrison - that's the best sort of way to do it and I'm sure you'll have 'after' pictures very soon! I'm horribly out of shape at the moment but were starting to get to the point where my Pip can be left for a bit and I'm looking forward to trying to fit some more exercise in over the summer!

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  4. You look really good already. Compared to me and Kai is nearly 4. I guess we all have our hang ups and it takes time. An ab belt is really good for burning the fat on belly - I have one and it's amazing along with some sit-ups and a home workout you'll definitely be on your way! Charlotte Crosby from Geordie shores DVD is good Hun :)

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  5. Yes I am definitely on a health kick right now! I'm the same
    If I document something I am more likely to stick at it so that's what I am doing with all my meals for the 3 weeks diet I am on ... Good luck Kerry you look fab xx

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  6. You already look fab, but being healthy is far more than that and I think it's wonderful that you will be such a good role model for your children when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle! It is something I really struggle with and I have definitely let myself go. I really need to find the motivation to become healthier too!! xx

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  7. Finding the motivation is half the battle so I'm sure you'll get where you want to be in no time. I'm with you on trying to set a healthy goal for the kids, and you've reminded me I really should be starting now (so thank you!). Good luck :) - N x

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  8. I'm going to be starting Focus t25 soon which is 25 minutes a day and is done at home - if I look like you now when I finish I will be happy! Good luck x

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  9. I have lost three stone over the last 2 years (the majority of that was baby weight" but I'm really wobbly still and I feel as if I need a massive kick up the bum to get in shape. Good Luck with your exercise regime! x

    #theordinarymoments

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  10. Agree with others you look great! But you do get hung up on what you used to look like. Harrison isn't that old so your tummy will soon be shrunk in. Took me a year after my 3rd doing nothing special just using time so with exercise it would of been quicker! Good Luck

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  11. I'm on a mission to tone up too. If half a stone happens to drop off too along the way, then even better ;) I've found some great Youtube channels for fitness routines - Blogilates, PopSugar fitness and Yoga with Adrienne are my favourites. Looking forward to your fitness posts :)

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  12. The flabby belly from kids is the bane of my life! I am so sorry to hear of your miscarriage, when I found out our daughter was going to die I ate absolute rubbish..pizzas, ice cream, cookies whatever as I was so emotional and loosing weight is hard when its emotionally related I think! YOU LOOK FAB though and I wish you lots of luck with your goals. Im pretty naff with exercise but I have lost almost 8lbs and 2" off my tummy in the last 3.5weeks cutting out refined sugar and minimal carbs - YES! x

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  13. Best of luck! It's hard to get started but once you get the motivation and find the time to do it, exercise is great.

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  14. You look amazing - especially considering you have had two children. I hope that you find an exercise routine that fits with your life at the moment and I look forward to seeing how you get on x

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  15. You look amazing my love. Good luck for becoming comfortable with yourself again x

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  16. You look amazing lovely, but it's all about how you feel, I know that from when people said it to me. Good luck on finding you again and upping your fitness levels. I did so well here last year but I am struggling to maintain the balance at the moment as I can finding myself slipping back into really bad habits! x

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  17. Fair play to you. I wish my stomach was anywhere near as flat and toned as yours and my youngest is 18 months! x

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  18. You look amazing Kerry, but I totally understand where you're coming from as I feel the same these days. If you're interested, I run a health and fitness Facebook group for bloggers and a weekly linky for health and fitness posts called #BloggingToJogging. Just if you fancy it, it's 'From Blogging to Jogging' on FB. Best of luck!xx

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  19. Well done you for posting, you're braver than me. I wrote something similar about finding a better and healthier way of life, feeling better post natally. You look fab already, I can't wait to read your progress. I am still trying to make time and get the balance of exercise around a busy life with three littles. and lack of confidence. but its got to be done! inspiring post! xx

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  20. You do look great Kerry but I can totally understand you want to find you again. I've worked in the fitness industry now for 16 years and specialise in postnatal fitness so if you ever want any advice, let me know. I lost 33 lbs after having my second baby last April and I've put back on 7 pounds since my Wedding at Christmas. I'm currently running a little #HowToLose7Lbs series on my blog at the moment if you want to take a look but methods that work for one person, don't necessarily work for someone else, but it may give you some tips. If there's anything else, let me know. Michelle :) x

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  21. After two kids you look amazing! But I know how you feel. I'm on a similar mission myself but it can be difficult being a sahm. I walk everywhere and go out every day and do other bits of exercise whenever I can. Good luck! :)

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  22. You look brilliant, but it's always nice to set yourself goals. Good luck with your journey! x

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  23. You look fab hun and agree you really don't need to lose weight. It's great to try to be more healthy though :) We're trying to eat healthy too but are taking the eating clean approach. Just trying to cut out anything refined and ready made. Lots of meat, fruit and veg. I find taking photos of my meals really motivates me. I've lost 8lb since Christmas which is slow going and I still have a stone to go. But.. I have been sleeping much better and my hair and skin feels better too :) xx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry