I have absolutely no idea!
I suppose I start by apologising for neglecting my blog for such a long time. I'm sorry. Life got busy... but boring! I was injured the last time when I was blogging, so I felt that my posts were going to be pretty boring. I had to completely stop exercising and have a heap of medical treatment to fix my back and right hip (so painful when I think back on it!). Life was really boring. When I was allowed to commence exercise a few months later I was allowed to run for 30 seconds and then walk for 2 minutes, which was repeated 5 times, with a total of 3 sessions per week. My goodness it was boring! Even my beloved RPM and Cycle classes were boring as I wasn't allowed to stand on the bike and I had to keep it slow. I could not imagine blogging about my boring runs and gym sessions.
I did eventually get better but my focus in life changed. I got a new trainer who opened my eyes to all the errors of my past. I was no longer obsessed with running. I no longer cared about the numbers on the scales. I was busy trying to strengthen my body, which was so incredibly good as it allowed my body to finally completely heal itself after all of my injuries from running and a snowboarding accident back in 2008. I was super strong!
|Me at Mudderella in November 2015. Everyone struggled climbing that wall but I did it with so much ease... and I didn't know I was 3 weeks pregnant!!|
I also learnt a lot of things about my mental state whilst I was originally writing this blog. I felt like I was originally a fraud. I had all these posts about how happy I was living off 1200 calories a day, when really I was starving on the inside and my mind was going crazy. But I don't want to talk about that now. I have more important things to say.
|Weights training. I was the strongest I have ever been!|
In September 2014 B and I started trying for a baby. Nothing happened. So we kept trying. And still nothing. I just resigned myself to the fact that we probably would have to go through IVF in the future and I would attend to this issue once I was 35 (I was 31 years old at the time).
Soon afterwards I met my trainer, cleaned up my diet and actually started all different types of food - nothing was prohibited or off limits anymore. I started weights training 5 times a week and clinical pilates once to twice a week. I was starting to feel good about myself. And then this happened:
|20 week scan. Isn't that nose so cute!!|
Yup, I finally got pregnant! And B and I are expecting her any day now. Yes, we are having a girl, which I am so excited about. She is due on the 21st of July, but I have a feeling that she is gong to be late, so she will hopefully be here in late July to the first few days of August.
So, why am I back blogging? I have been thinking about it a lot lately. I probably picked a bad time as everyone keeps telling me that I will have no time to do anything once the baby arrives. However, I miss blogging. I have a lot of things that I want to say. I want to correct a lot of the misguided information that was in a lot of my earlier post (FYI - I am not an advocate for the 12WBT anymore and I will tell you my reasons why in a future post). I often felt that this blog allowed me to say things that I couldn't say anywhere else - and trust me I have a lot to say about fitness, eating and pregnancy, and it would be nice to say it without being shamed. Funnily enough, I haven't had any haters on this blog, unlike Facebook.
I also want to be able to provide information for pregnant women with pectus excavatum as there is little to no information out there. I want to also document getting back into shape and being strong again after having a baby - I know it will be hard but I am up to the challenge! And, I also really enjoy writing and I want to find that passion again. I don't care if no one reads this blog, as long as I get to write I shall be happy.
|Me and The Bump a few weeks ago.|
Well, the Bump and I better get going as I could really keep writing for hours, however the cats are hungry and unfortunately they cannot feed themselves. I also can't sit down for too long thanks to being pregnant. But I will be back in the next few days to start writing about all the things I have been thinking about over the last couple of months.