Its been a long time since I wrote a blog as I've been pregnant and having a baby, but seen as its her first birthday today it seems fitting to tell you my thoughts on this New Year New Me stuff.
I'lll be honest, I don't get it. Just because everyone goes completely nuts stuffing themselves at Christmas and getting completely wasted on New Years Eve which I honestly say 'Enjoy!' to I don't see why we have to all rush out and change immediately. And does this all really work?
I don't think it does.
This last year has been very hard for me personally. I know that breastfeeding my child is supposed to make me loose all the weight that I have gained through pregnancy, but I'm afraid that my body just isn't made that way so I carry every last bit of weight till I stop feeding. So really I still look pregnant, which I find PANTS!!! And although I've just had my third child I still find this really difficult to cope with. Not because I feel pressured or feel I need to get 'summer ready', but I don't look like myself and feel that it sure would be nice to not have to wear those maternity jeans still.
This might all seem very personal and not exactly food related. But I feel that I need to give something back to all those mums that work their asses off and their asses just grow bigger! One day is as good as the next to either loose it or say 'what the hell I need a latte today and no one is going to stop me!'
Personally I'm going to work in bite size steps to not just loose it but to feel more like my old self again, or at least like who is looking back at me in the mirror. When I'm ready I'll cut out that nasty sugar. I've already started to, but with lack of sleep going cold turkey just doesn't work.
Also I'll be getting those all important walks in as much as I can do a week, to get those steps we all need up, then we will see. When I'm ready some running and yoga. I think as you get older you realise what you can bare to do when you have that golden time to yourself and those are my two and they make me feel really good.
But you know what lets see.
I honestly think that you need to be ready to make changes to your life and no first day of the year is going to make me have a better nights sleep or entice me to cut out the carbs, or whatever.
But every day I will try my best to make healthy food decisions to nourish my body and mind and baby. What more can I do? Honestly I'm so sleep deprived I've no idea.