Posted in For the love of food, For the love of the body, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Positivity, This is MY YEAR

I should be excited 

I’ve gone under my pre pregnancy weight. It is a decent amount of weight but I feel more excited about getting closer to double digits. I did this after Matisse was born but with the stress of not getting pregnant initially and generally being flat I ate my feelings. The kilos clocked quickly. 

It almost seems like this milestone is a rebirthing of sorts. Now is where the real story begins. 

You see I was well on my way when I started to seriously consider my health. I’d complain to friends about how awful I was feeling and get the exact response I would give ‘you’ve just had a baby, give it time’. It was when I was asking myself these questions that I thought the time had come

Should I really be eating another block of chocolate?

If I’m eating this much food and not putting on weight then surely I must be chewing through calories?

What is exercise? I’ve forgotten

Wait! I think I can see my feet

I was in overeaters heaven but I felt like crap and I was stiff and creaky. My body needed to be nourished and I was essentially torturing it by not moving and eating junk. 

So I will celebrate the 20Kg by kissing my five month old. Thanks for giving me a new lease on life Willow. Now let’s move on to the next 20! 

I’m counting my weight loss from where I started with you all as I had already dropped almost 12Kg at that stage. It’s nice to celebrate the difference in my body post baby but I’m so much more excited about hitting double digits again. 

Weight loss this week: 800g

Weight loss so far: 8.4Kg

Author:

Hi! I'm Kate, I hail from Melbourne with my three loves, Willow, Matisse and my husband Dan. I enjoy staying active, attempting to be crafty, discovering new recipes and fun things to do with my daughters. I have found that becoming a mum has tapped in to this raw positive energy that I never knew I had. In this weird new world I live in I've found that I need to look after myself more to keep myself healthy and be a positive role model for the littler ones. Keeping this in mind has kept me on track to create the best me and be a better Mum. Well it's a work in progress but we all need to aspire to something right? I am also a writer, chugging away at that elusive novel but now is the time people. I am writing and you get to hear all about it, just joking, I won't bore you with that. If you want to know where I'm at please feel free to ask it might give me a boot to get me going in my less motivated of moments. I'm passionate about women's rights, equality, children's rights and mental health. I want to say social justice as a whole but it is so broad. I believe we all have the right to be the best that we can. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my crazy life.

2 thoughts on “I should be excited 

    1. Thanks 🙂 I’m sitting right where I want to be. 500g to 1Kg/week is sustainable for the long term. I was reading up on breastfeeding and weight loss and I shouldn’t be going more than that anyway. It’s a much nicer approach focusing on the exercise over the food. Although still eating well I’m loving the shift in focus.

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