If there's anything that can completely throw you out of balance when it comes to your health and fitness, it's a new little bundle in your life who will one day call you mummy. Not only have you been through 9 months of an hormonal roller-coaster whilst observing the miraculous (and sometimes challenging) transformation of your body preparing for birth; you then find a whole load of new challenges when the little one arrives.
This blog comes in more than one installment, as I found there was so much content, I had to split it up! For this blog I talked with a previous client of mine who lives back in the UK (hence why I can no longer train her!) - Nicola is Mum to a 9 month old little Sienna with whom I have stayed in touch with since our move over to Perth.
Her journey has been (and continues to be) an interesting one as she trying to discover a sustainable health and fitness regime that works for her new lifestyle with her current goal of losing the last 6 kilos (having already lost 11 kilos since the birth of her daughter). When I talk to Nicola I think of every new mum I have ever worked with and thought I would use this opportunity to get her honest take on the realities of a fitness regime when you're a new mum and together, try to find the solutions to share with all of you.