Hard work pays off
I didn’t have a clue about lifting weights but was lucky enough to have my husband as my very own personal trainer.
Two weeks after giving birth I was itching to get into our home gym but could only do light training for the first few weeks, doctor’s orders.
I began my training weighing 91kg and slowly starting lifting heavier as the weeks went on. To start with it was incredibly hard work, in my mind I knew I wanted to do it but my body was exhausted and it seemed so tempting to take the easy road and just give up, but with perseverance and an incredible amount of encouragement from my husband I stuck in there and kept going.
Every afternoon when the kids went down for their nap I knew it was time to get in the gym, I weight trained 5 days a week and then went on the cross trainer most mornings or evenings. I soon realised that although the exercise was important it was useless without following a proper diet. I thought the training was hard… Changing my diet was brutal!
After 9 months of eating whatever I felt like and using the ‘I’m pregnant’ excuse to justify my eating habits, I had to decide once and for all that if I was serious about changing my body then I had to grow up and find the will power I needed to get the job done.
No more chocolate, fizzy drinks, bread, sweeties, muffins and other goodies that I loved so much, if I was going to do this I was going to do it right! I hope that my progress photos speak for themselves;
Not only did I notice how healthy I started feeling but I could see my posture getting better, I was sleeping better and I had much more energy. It was proving to be hard work but I realised that if it was so easy to get fit, strong and healthy then everybody would be doing it!