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Mums, 'me time' and how it's sabotaging your efforts

If there is one thing right now that is sabotaging your fat loss and health goals, it is going to be the hours between 7pm and 10pm.  Danger time.  In other words, once the children are in bed and you have some time to yourself.  Your time.  A time when you can do what you want without being asked for anything.  When things magically stay in the same place and stay tidy!  I've yet to meet a mum who doesn't value this time.  Unfortunately what we do in this timeframe is stopping us achieving what we want.  

How many times have you said the following?

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womens health
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A Quite Unbelievable Morning

I've just had one of those quite unbelievable mornings.  You know the ones.  It started last night at 9.45pm when I thought I had everything ready for the next day and then discovered a machine full of washing that had to go out on the radiators otherwise we'd all be smelling like damp dog.  I hate washing by the way.  From having to put it into the machine, to getting it out of the machine and don't get me started on the putting it all in little piles for everyone and then in their respective drawers.  So, anyway.  I get to bed at a reasonable time, 10.15pm and fall asleep quickly.

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mums
health
fitness
children
sleep
working mum

The Best Post Natal Exercise

What are the best exercises to get your back in shape following a baby?  I'm always surprised when new mums are targeted by sessions that are high intensity.  If you've had a baby recently (or even not so recently), high intensity can be detrimental to getting back in shape.  I'm not saying never, but give yourself a chance to heal first. What you need now is to start easing yourself into exercise that targets your core and pelvic floor.  Working from 'the inside out' if you like.  So, what is the best way to get back in shape and lose fat?

Exercise

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post natal
women
womens health
fitness
babies
mums

I feel so old!

On a recent weekend away, my dear best friend told me that as her boys got older, she felt younger.  It's so true isn't it?  When you have babies and young children, you can feel a hundred years old.  Your every waking moment is consumed by thoughts of your children, either consciously or sub-consciously.  You don't have any head space.  When they are so young, you have to do everything for them.  It is exhausting telling a toddler eight times to get his shoes on or telling your five year old that he has to eat his dinner to get big muscles (!).

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post natal
women
tiredness
mental health
fitness
health
babies

Post Natal Depression & Food

In my role as a health and female fitness coach, I see a lot of women with post natal depression.  It can be mild and just shows itself as a few tears and a general feeling of being down or fed up.  Or, it can be completely overwhelming and sometimes require help from doctors and psychiatrists.  I wanted to blog about the link between post natal depression and nutrition as it is SO important.

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womens health
babies
mothers
mums
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Post Natal Depression & Food

In my role as a health and female fitness coach, I see a lot of women with post natal depression.  It can be mild and just shows itself as a few tears and a general feeling of being down or fed up.  Or, it can be completely overwhelming and sometimes require help from doctors and psychiatrists.  I wanted to blog about the link between post natal depression and nutrition as it is SO important.

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post natal depression
womens health
babies
mothers
mums
food
mood

The Mummy Tummy Myth

Not a day goes by that I don't see a woman lamenting her stomach following childbirth.  It really is a cause of much angst and upset amongst us women.  It's a huge shock to see your stomach emerge post labour, especially if you've been fit and active before and if you've had a rather large baby!  

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post natal
mummy tummy
weight
fat loss
women
motherhood

I Just Want To Be Me Again!

It's only quite recently that women have been so concerned about losing weight after children.  I've been thinking a lot about this and genuinely don't remember my mum worrying about her weight as half as much as I do.  I remember her sitting on holiday in a bikini with a drink (probably a Martini!) and absolutely not caring a jot about what anyone thought of her.  We are constantly exposed to images that aren't real and pressures that are not really there if you really think about it.  Who really cares if you have a few extra pounds after having children?

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weight loss
women
post natal
babies
fitness
dorset
mums

When are weights NOT the answer?

I have seen a big increase in women lifting weights in the gym and at classes lately.  This is a great step forward for women wanting to improve and maximise their body shape and improve body composition.  However, when are lifting weights not appropriate?

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women
health
fitness
functional
post natal
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How we all need to learn to 'step over it'.

Hi everyone,

This is a short blog about returning to work and balancing everything.

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Mums, 'me time' and how it's sabotaging your efforts

If there is one thing right now that is sabotaging your fat loss and health goals, it is going to be the hours between 7pm and 10pm.

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A Quite Unbelievable Morning

I've just had one of those quite unbelievable mornings.  You know the ones.

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The Best Post Natal Exercise

What are the best exercises to get your back in shape following a baby?

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I feel so old!

On a recent weekend away, my dear best friend told me that as her boys got older, she felt younger.  It's so true isn't it?

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Post Natal Depression & Food

In my role as a health and female fitness coach, I see a lot of women with post natal depression.

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Post Natal Depression & Food

In my role as a health and female fitness coach, I see a lot of women with post natal depression.

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The Mummy Tummy Myth

Not a day goes by that I don't see a woman lamenting her stomach following childbirth.

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I Just Want To Be Me Again!

It's only quite recently that women have been so concerned about losing weight after children.

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When are weights NOT the answer?

I have seen a big increase in women lifting weights in the gym and at classes lately.

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