Category : Body Image

Tips for Getting Back into Exercise After Giving Birth

Tips for Getting Back into Exercise After Giving Birth

image: pixabay If you are like many women, you may feel quite an urge to reclaim your body for yourself after pregnancy. You no longer have a little lodger hanging out in your abdomen making it hard for you to move about, and working out can be a great way to get a little bit of ‘me-time’ in between feeding and cuddles. Or maybe you just want to fit into your favourite pair of pre-pregnancy jeansRead more...
Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

Is It Safe to Exercise During Pregnancy?

image: Pixabay With caution being crucial during pregnancy with everything from how many servings of fish you eat per week to exposure to household cleaning products, it is no wonder that women are hesitant about following an exercise program. Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy? How much is alright? What are the essentials that every women should know in order to make the most of workouts, wRead more...
How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

How to prioritise your own wellbeing as a new Mum!

You have never been so tired in your life, you have a little person that insists on being attached to you every hour of the day and this little person while extremely adorable can be rather demanding, wanting to be either fed or changed on a constant basis. For some Mum’s it can feel like ground hog day and your motivation to do anything that involves physical exertion has now diminished to a nRead more...
Oh My...  The big 4-0h my goodness... I'm turning 40!

Oh My... The big 4-0h my goodness... I'm turning 40!

I've been grappling with this for a while, the truth, I don't feel ready to turn 40 yet.  Seriously, aren't you meant to have it together and be all grown up and sensible? But the harsh reality stands... I'm turning 40 BUT...  I've embraced it and am ready.  Goodbye dirty thirties and hello naughty forty! A few months ago, I sat and pondered why I was feeling so bummed about growing up, gettRead more...
30 day Mum (& Dad) mind body challenge

30 day Mum (& Dad) mind body challenge

OK I'm not sure if I'm feeling really excited or really silly for saying yes to this challenge!  Time will tell, either way I've decided to do a blog series on the journey. I can no longer use the excuse of "I have a baby" to avoid getting back into shape, goodness knows I really did stretch it out!  I have a friend who has been trying to get me to get healthy and exercise with her for almost 2Read more...
How To Look Fresh Faced On No Sleep

How To Look Fresh Faced On No Sleep

Many new Mums tend to have one of two distinct looks at any given time - beautifully made up woman in control of everything, or hobo. We do have those glorious moments when everything seems to fall into place, and we are able to present ourselves as that “has it all together” Mum we all dreamed we would one day be. Our makeup is perfect, our outfit is amazing (and clean!), and we appear to haveRead more...
Not Missing Out: A twist on an old favourite - Homemade Bounty Bars!

Not Missing Out: A twist on an old favourite - Homemade Bounty Bars!

Being healthy, eating clean and having a mainly whole food approach to your diet does not mean you have to miss out on delicious and sweet treats. I have always had a very sweet tooth. In the past I would buy the over processed sweets and cakes to curb my sugar cravings. Or bake at home with refined flours and sugars. Three years ago I made a dramatic change to my lifestyle to lose over 25kg and Read more...
30 Day Mum & Dad Mind Body Challenge Details

30 Day Mum & Dad Mind Body Challenge Details

A few people have asked for details of the 30 day mind body challenge that I'm doing with my man so I thought I'd get all the info together and pop it here - I've back dated it, so it's just for people who are interested.  I pulled this info together on Oct 3rd.  Because it's a bunch of friends and friends of friends there is nothing formal online. We're based in Manly, NSW so the workouts withRead more...
Post feeding boobs - A Bra Roadtest

Post feeding boobs - A Bra Roadtest

It’s been eight months since I gave birth, and eight months that I’ve been carrying the additional 12kgs worth of delicious pastries and chocolate that I consumed whilst baking my own little bundle of goodness. 12kgs – about half of which currently resides on my chest, and even though they’re now emptied of milk for some reason my lady lumps still pack a serious punch. I recently moved to the tRead more...
Body image as a new mum

Body image as a new mum

Pre baby body, pregnancy, baby weight, weight gain, weight loss, body image, post baby body, health....When asked to write a blog on body image as a mum, I thought where do I start? I know it’s a topic that affects every women at some point or in some way through their journey into motherhood and as a mother. So to begin let me share my story. This will give you a sense of who I am and the incrRead more...