It's not easy LOL A few weeks after Ché Phoenix was born I was out of breath walking to the end of my road (not very far!).
|Walking with him for the first time!|
Even though I had kept up exercise all through my pregnancy and hadn't really gained any extra non baby weight I found myself super un-fit, which I didn't expect, did anyone else find that? I sorta thought once he was born I'd just have a squishy tummy and the rest would feel normal after a few days. If you're a mum yourself feel free to laugh at me now, I would!
|39 weeks pregnant :)|
|39 weeks pregnant side view (I got way bigger btw!)|
So over the last 4 months (Ché Phoenix is nearly 5 months!!!) I have been working towards my pre-pregnancy fitness levels. I think it's important to do this gently and to be patient with your body, it has just done something miraculous and deserves your respect no matter what shape it's in now! Especially when you're breast feeding you need to keep up your liquid and calorie intake which is quite a bit more than normal and if you're exercising you need extra on top of that! So I didn't diet at all, just ate healthy and hiked, carrying Ché Phoenix :)
I tried to go walking with my friends about once a week and we did a family hike once a week. We started with a little 2k walk then moved up to a 6k walk then a 10k hike (with hills!)
|I love panoramic photos but I always forget my phone can do them!|
|Mourne Mountains County Down|
I'm very proud of how my body has regained its fitness levels and we have something MASSIVE planned that we have been waiting/training for... but I cant tell you LOL yet! It's a celebration of sorts and a special thing we wanted to do for Ché. Pictures and post on that as soon as we've done it!