Recently I’ve noticed an influx of body-shape before and after photos popping up everywhere, and it’s hard to ignore the pressure media places on us all. The constant barrage of slim bodies that have seemingly changed overnight, can have varying effects on the viewer. Another person’s transformation can either motivate you or dissuade you from obtaining the same outcome, because you don’t believe it is achievable – but it is. As the doubt creeps in, you begin to ask yourself questions, like: ‘Where do I find the time, or energy to work out?’ This is where I stop you, now take a deep breath and relax. Post pregnancy is no joke, and a lot has changed on the outside of our bodies, but it’s the inside we need to focus on first. I am so passionate about women’s health and creating a greater awareness for your journey back into health and fitness. It all begins with your mindset and adjusting your perception of what you can and can’t do post-pregnancy. Forget the glorified photos you see on social media, I’m discussing long term plans to not only get you back into shape, but to do it safely.
This is me on the right, 7 months postnatal. Little do you know looking at this photo, I was suffering from pelvic pain, back ache, incontinence and an undiagnosed pro-lapse.