Let me start by saying that I love to be active and exercise. I was raised in a house where cycling, swimming and running was part of our daily life. So exercise is something I enjoy doing, not resent like most people.
While I was pregnant with Gabriella I picked up 15kg and lost 10kg in the first 2 weeks after giving birth, but that is all thanks to breastfeeding. It was so difficult to breastfeed 24/7, to work, adjusting to be a mommy for the first time and having your hormones go crazy… one moment you are happy and the next moment you are crying your eyes out.
I was depressed, I would look at myself and all I saw was the extra weight around my tummy and bum… o don’t we just love that area on our bodies ladies? I seriously wanted to lose the extra 5kg but not even having the time to take a proper bath, how was I to squeeze in time to exercise? Up until the moment I realized that if I don’t look after myself, I will not be the mommy I wanted to be.
This week was hectic to say the least and the only thing I can think about now is getting to bed. Okay, so it’s after 8 and saying that Cape Town is freezing tonight is a slight understatement. I am in NO mood to do a post but I told myself that a creamy cup of hot chocolate and a steaming bath is in order if I get this done. (Challenge Accepted – as my Sister’s little boys would say)
My second favourite meal of the day, I call this meal my “guilt-free” meal. When it comes to breakfast I don’t hold back. I use to think that skipping breakfast will make me lose weight faster, but I quickly found out that I was quite wrong.
Moms out there – DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST!!!!
Nadia Janse van Rensburg
Random thoughts, tips and advice, ramblings & pretty awesome life lessons of a working, good food fanatic, fitness fond, and single mom striving to be the best mommy possible.