Fit mum Kimmy Smith on Motherhood and her Fit Mummy Project

fit mum

I no longer question how to find time to be a fit mum. I no longer let time constraints overrule my day. I’m on my way to achieving my mission. To become a fit mum with at least 3 short workouts a week.

Of late I’ve become more open minded about a lot of things. One of which is getting active to become a fit mum. I’ve started doing more by making the most of the outdoors with my family. I’m also making use of the fitness Continue reading “Fit mum Kimmy Smith on Motherhood and her Fit Mummy Project”

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Capturing the Essence of the Garden of Eden

baby, where it all begins

It started off gazing in awe of her best friend’s newborn baby girl called Eden. Having spent a high amount of money for a newborn photo shoot for her own son she was then contemplating the idea of trialling professional photography at home for herself. Her friend asked if she would like to begin with taking pictures of little Eden. And today she is known as Natalie Ahmet, photographer/owner of Garden of Eden Photography. Continue reading “Capturing the Essence of the Garden of Eden”

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Mama, are you looking after yourself?

motherhood rising

I don’t believe I could say enough about how motherhood changed me as a person and I believe that the changes are not limited. As I get older (squint) my life takes me to places I do and don’t expect. Therefore my experiences are multiplying and varying by the day. It’s up to me to grasp the opportunities that are accompanying said experiences.

With child number one I let myself fall into the trap of neglecting my own wellbeing. I put all of my effort into just being mum. It was all about feed baby, bath baby, change baby, clean house, cook dinner (or complain that I didn’t Continue reading “Mama, are you looking after yourself?”

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Why do we need mama besties?

mama besties, always friends

Mama besties are the best. Mum friends are there for each other but some mums take some time to find this out. In social media there are often articles shared in news feeds about how new mums are lonely. How they are in need of adult interaction.

When I became pregnant the first time I was at a point in my life where I didn’t feel the need to hold on too tight to friendships. I was extremely happy to have found the man I would spend the rest of my life with. And so my focus was on beginning a family and creating more happiness for our future together. I concentrated on our marriage and our pregnancy. Some friends were still in Continue reading “Why do we need mama besties?”

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Baby loves to Kanga

During pregnancy I had inclinations to be a little active in order to avoid turning into a couch potatoe. But the pains in my joints and the morning sickness stopped me in my tracks. Walking very slowly is all you could get out of me. There was also the light movements you get to do during the nesting stage of expecting. My fitness goals did not exist after baby number 1. Instead I immersed myself fully into learning to care for my new baby. I wanted to be fit for my second pregnancy. But the idea of it was still the last thing on my mind. The biggest reason was enduring the discomforts of being with child whilst having a toddler to keep me on my toes. The aches tend to get worse with subsequent pregnancies. I excelled at waddling and limping.

When I felt that I had recovered from giving birth the second time I started to think about

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5 ways to avoid starting a weight loss diet

The thought of a starting a weight loss diet when the cold weather has kicked in is just so undesirable to me. Then again, it doesn’t tickle my fancy in the warmer weather either. But it’s always on my mind and after much procrastination lately I’ve realised that I’ve mastered the art of avoiding dieting to lose weight. It may appear intentional but I think that unconsciously I have somehow succeeded in veering towards sugar loaded and fatty foods rather than eating healthy. Weight loss is far from my mind when I see sugar.

What are the secrets to this success?

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Motherhood embraced me with change

Motherhood changed me

Up until my late twenties I was no extravert. I had been warned a few times that I needed to get out of my shell. A dear friend recently put it in such a succinct description… I grew up with a convoy of brothers and sisters who were even more protective of me than what my parents were. Being the youngest of ten made me timid and at times unable to socialise. To cut a long story short I eventually moved myself out of the cocoon, got married and started a family. I became part of the world of Motherhood.

For a long time I knew I wanted to become a mum. My approach to the nine months of my first pregnancy was mostly dreamy and full of happy thoughts. I thought about change in a positive sense. I imagined holding my baby close to

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When you love food and your baby bears turn into fussy eaters

I love food and I often wonder what people think. When in a shopping centre food court how will people see me as a mother if I got KFC for the kids and some sushi for myself? What do people think when I give in to my toddler and get him a donut at midday and it’s so obvious that it was going to be his lunch? And then I wonder, do they look at me and imagine that I’m eating my children’s food because they are like sticks and I, well, I just don’t appear to be on the underfed side.

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