Having babies adds pounds but, as we all know, gaining weight when you are pregnant is the “healthy” thing to do. In fact, professionals recommend that women eat 300 more calories a day when pregnant to gain sufficient weight. Of course, after we have the baby, the weight stays on and we find ourselves struggling to lose pounds and feel normal again.
For the past few months I have been quite unwell, feeling very lethargic and sluggish. Turns out I had low iron and folate levels and after taking vitamins for a couple of months to balance those levels out I am finally feeling back to my old self again. I am feeling a happier me too! So I got back into my fitness with a bang in February: gym classes, eating habits, sleeping habits and of course my lunchtime runs. I use two apps when I am out on a run, Aaptiv and Strava, they work brilliantly together and I find Aaptiv great for motivation when you are out on your run.
So the healthy fitness posts have started on social media, the celebrity videos are weaved in amongst the adverts on TV and everyone around me is thinking about diets and fitness programs. I think it’s important to get healthy, don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s important all year round. Not just for January. I thought I would put a few ideas together on what to stock in the cupboards for a healthy New Year, all year!
Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy when you’ve been set in your ways for years. It’s frustrating to be working on getting healthy, only to feel stuck in the same place. There are many reasons why you could be stuck, but only you know the answer.
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.
So, I am a week into the 40 Days of Fitness challenge with DW Fitness clubs, the #FitnessRevolution has started. It did start off with a little kick up the behind as our household was struck with the sickness bug – but I am definitely getting there and really enjoying the challenges.