Monday, 18 July 2016

It's Been A Long Time But I Have Some News!

How do you start writing a new post on your blog when it has been over a year since you last posted?

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.

Take care!

Lady Lou


  1. Oh my goodness you popped up on my Feedly, lovely to read you blogging again and with such absolutely wonderful news. I will look forward to reading more. Good luck for the upcoming birth, heck you may have had her by now!!!!

    1. Hi Carol! Thank you for wishing me luck with the birth! I think I shall need it! I am now 3 days overdue and I have been booked in to be induced (I'm keeping it secret) but hopefully she comes before then!
      Thanks for still keeping up with my blog after my long absence!
      Lady Lou