Monday, May 18, 2015

Getting Your Body Back.

I promise myself each night before I place my head on the pillow that tomorrow I will wake up to practice some yoga or to workout while all the girls are still sleeping yet that has never happened (okay actually once), first it was the constant waking up with the baby, then school holidays started so why even get out of bed until the girls did and now the staying up late + co-sleeping with both smalls + the weather just make me want to stay in bed forever because who doesn't love a warm handsome sleepy man snuggling you?

I haven't properly exercised in months as I suffered with postpartum pelvic pain which has made exercising a little painful + I find it hard to find time for myself.

I am slowly started again as the outside my body looks like it snapped back but on the inside it does not feel right yet so I have to take great care with getting my core strength back and slowly work my to getting the rest back,

Without core strength many simple tasks will feel harder to archive so always put that first.

Here are some tips to getting your body back. 
The first 0-6 weeks.
1. Take it slow, let your body rest, feed it good food and just enjoy the first 6 weeks.
2. Get the all clear from your dr, get checked for Diastasis Recti as this will permit you do do certain exercises.
3. Start walk slowly 30 mins a day twice a week or more depending on how you feel.
4. Pelvic floor lifts while laying on the floor with your knees bent tighten your pelvic floor muscles hold for 5 secs then relax repeat 20 x
5. Abdominal bracing still laying on the floor brace your tummy tight like you are trying to get your belly button to touch your spine (make sure it does not affect your breathing) hold for 5 secs and let go repeat 10 x
6. Pelvic tilts while still on the floor with your knees bent, tighten your pelvic floor muscles and slowly tilt your bum upwards and let the rest of the body follow up while squeezing your glutes.
Hold for 5 secs, repeat 10x then rest then repeat again.
7. Now join all THREE exercise together. hold for 5 secs and repeat 10 x, slowly work yourself to holding for 10 secs + .

image; my failed attempt of doing yoga.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2015."

G; Jumping away 
D; just watching the view.

Joining in with Jodi from Practicing Simplicity 

Sunday, May 10, 2015


"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2015."

G; Enjoying some freshly popped corn from the neighbours.
D; just a little bit stunned.

Joining in with Jodi from Practicing Simplicity 

Happy MOTHER'S DAY to you!

I hope you all received beautiful handmade cards, gifts, breakfast in bed and a small little bit of a sleep in, I've asked for pancakes with some strawberry jam and a almond mocha... fingers are crossed.

Friday, May 08, 2015


"A portrait of my daughters, once a week, every week, in 2015."


Joining in for another year with Jodi from Practicing Simplicity 

Friday, May 01, 2015

It's been two week since school got back and we promised ourselves we would do our best to get up in time for B to sit down and eat her breakfast but no we have almost been late everyday, this constant feeding D and G constantly coming into our bed every night takes its toll on my body.
He complains every morning about it but yet does nothing really to help in the matter, apart from trying to hug G which ends up in her screaming because she does not want him to touch her or just getting up to sleep in her bed.
Tomorrow is Saturday and I'm so excited to be able to stay in bed for just that tad bit extra maybe I'll get breakfast in bed but I won't get my hopes up.
Have an awesome weekend and stay safe.