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Let’s Be Realistic

Be realistic

I am coming to the end of my first week back at training and being conscious of my eating and I have realised that I need to be realistic about what I can do with a 6 week old exclusively breastfed baby to look after.  I am currently typing this post one handed while supporting my sleeping babe with the other.


Last week I set my current goals and this included 3 sessions of high intensity training – I did not get a chance to do one session and I am pleased about this for two reasons.  Firstly, I am not anywhere near as fit as I was when I competed and doing four weights sessions and three 3-mile walks was enough for the first week.  Secondly, I realised that I need something to add in to my routine once the weight loss has plateaued.

side note…….this post was started on a Friday and completed on the Sunday…..babies sure know how to keep you busy.

I took my stats yesterday and am pleased to say I lost roughly 3lbs in the first week and 1 inch from my waist.  The first week back was tough and taught me that I need to be adaptable. Last year when I trained I was able to be very selfish about my time and simply book out blocks in the day for training and food preparation.  Now with becoming a parent I have had to be ready to do my weights session when possible i.e. when someone else can cuddle my little girl or when she is asleep.

My advice……be realistic about what you can actually do

30 Day Fitness Challenge is where I am at today. Setting myself short term goals, which in turn enable me to reach my long term goals is something I find that keeps my fitness journey interesting.

Taking up a challenge is also a good way of staying focused and motivated.  Once the decision is made I want to get stuck in as soon as possible.

With all this in mind I have decided I am going to do a 30 day challenge starting Friday  yes that’s right I am starting on a Friday and not waiting for next Monday even though everyone knows that Mondays are the day for starting something new (apparently it’s the law!).

When this challenge was set, I was not ready to take it due to just having my first child. But I am now getting back into my fitness seriously.

So far I have lost 8lbs but feel I need an extra push.  The workouts are great because they are provided free of charge, you need very little, if any, equipment, they only take 12 minutes each and they are high intensity, which is exactly what I feel will complement my weight lifting. These workouts are no longer available but I am searching for some others I can do myself and share with you.

So wish me luck and if you are in the mood join me.

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