Yes it is the New Year and just because it is January, the guilt over our consumption of so many mince pies will kick in. Not just mince pies either, I have eaten my body weight in puff pastry over the past few weeks with Hubby’s mushroom and stilton wellington. Delicious! I guess we are all concentrating on how we are going to burn off those extra calories. But, while we’re busy working up a sweat, there’s one area that 61 per cent of us will forget to exercise – our pelvic floor!
This might sound silly, but at the start of the year I had my “normal” trainers. You know, the bog standard ones you buy because they are pink and look pretty. My feet used to hurt when I did exercise and fitness, my toes would be sore and the under arch of my foot. Recently Brantano introduced me to Sketchers and the new memory foam trainers and they have made such a difference to my fitness mentality!
For mums with young children, it can often feel impossible to squeeze a decent workout into the daily routine. There simply isn’t time for prolonged strength training sessions and exercises that end in intense DOMS flare ups aren’t always suitable. As a mother, you can’t really be left nursing aching legs every week, because you need them for school runs, shopping, monkeying around in the park, and pushing little monsters on the swings.
Giving birth to a child is a wonderful blessing, however it does take a toll on your body. For 9 months, your hormones fluctuate, your eating habits change and your exercise routine falls by the wayside in order to prioritise the health of your baby. After giving birth, many women want to get back their pre-pregnancy body, however motivation and priorities tend to take their toll. Despite the challenges after the birth of your child, you can get back to the same or even better body that you had before your pregnancy. Exercise equipment specialists Little Bloke Fitness share the following stories of women that defied the odds and got a beach body not too long after their pregnancy.
The past couple of weeks I have been so tired, I literally just want to sleep all of the time. There is a lot of pressure in my life at the moment and our family holiday could not have come at a better time. With my most recent patterns I have not been remembering my dreams so much – I think this is because I have been having a lot of deep sleeps. When I do remember them I love looking them up. Keeping fit and getting the right amount of sleep to cope with the stresses of the day is hard work – I call this sleep-fit!
If you have suffered with chronic insomnia for many years, it could be time to get serious about a solution. For most people, the answer turns out to be remarkably simple, so don’t despair. There are plenty of natural tips and tricks that you can try. Sometimes, it’s all about getting into the right routine and creating a space for sleep that is comfortable, nurturing, and relaxing.
I have had a lull the past week. By that I mean I have not really done any exercise in terms of running, swimming or classes. I find it really hard to keep on top of my fitness when I have had a stressful day. The silly thing is I know that doing exercise will make me feel great afterwards! The children and work/life balance is weighing on my mind so much, that I am just worn out come the evenings and I have been not motivated.
If you struggle with your weight, it’s likely you understand how tough it can be to find a weight loss programme that actually works. The good news is, shifting the pounds may be easier than you think. So that 2016 is your healthiest year yet, here is a simple but useful guide that could help you successfully beat the bulge.
I thought I was getting a little too complacent with level one and badgered myself into starting level two. I don’t think I have ever felt so broken in my life, I couldn’t move for 2o minutes or so. My calves were aching and felt quite stiff. Level two definitely upped the anti. So here’s my take on the #30DayShred level two.
I am 10 days in, well in actual fact tonights work out will be day 11, so technically just a little over. A third of the way through, 10 days of fitness. I can’t believe I have made it this far, if I am completely honest. I thought, after day one, I would not make it as I was aching all over and felt extremely lethargic.