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.