Fitlovelymummy is a blog created out of boredom!
No of course not! If anyone knows better, sustaining a blog needs huge amounts of time and effort. If it’s not maintained out of passion or interest, it’s just just crap work. And I have no time for crap work!
After going through numerous ups and downs having gone through a twin pregnancy, and now trying to regain my fitness level while managing two frisky bundles of joy, I decided to maintain a blog that can share my experiences with other mummies or mummies-to-be. These experiences may or may not relate to you but I hope you can identify with some of them and they can provide some sort of support for you.
Mummies today face a huge challenge in facing various expectations, directly or indirectly imposed on them. To be a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, friend …. (I’m sure there are more roles some can identify with) all at the same time is by no means an easy feat.
On top of this, I’m sure all you mummies of the 21st century would also like to regain your figure and fitness while making sure your little bundle grows brilliantly! How do we handle so much at the same time?
So it is important that we can remain emotionally strong and positive to lead a fit, healthy & confident motherhood! And I’d like to support you in this cause through these areas!
Fitness & Health
As a physical educator, I believe in walking the talk and that my action speaks louder than words. This is the same philosophy I hold with my students – where I run and train with them, to show that I am serious about making their fitness my business! 4 months after my c-section delivery (gotta be extra careful about the incision), I jumped back into my fitness routines and started working back to where I was prior to pregnancy.
When i was pregnant, I had plans to sign up with a slimming centre, go through the easy way of getting my body back and be done with the flabs. And when it was time to consider a proven centre, I started to have doubts. Trained in physical eduction and sports science, there was a constant nagging voice behind my head that tells me I will be wasting my money and slimming centres cheat your money!
There is no other way in achieving fitness and getting back into the shape than working hard for it!
So I will be researching and trying out methods that will help me get back into shape the healthy and right way. There may be failed attempts but there will be successful ones. Some will take time to see results, very few almost immediately. Regardless, I will bring you through all my various attempts in regaining my shape and fitness and let you know what’s effective and what’s not.
At the end of the day, I hope to motivate and inspire you busy mummies to get your feet into action and know that you can keep fit and healthy while looking after your kids!
Yes I know it is superficial, but which kid wouldn’t like a fit, sexy & confident mummy carrying him around?
Twins – Double Trouble
Doc: Do you see the blinking light?
Doc: Do you see another blinking light?
Me: Er.. yes.
Doc: Do you know what it means?
Me: Errr… noooo.
Doc: It means you have twins!
Me: ……….err…. Are you kidding??!!!
Doc: I kid you not!
I don’t have friends who have twins. We traced back the family line and didn’t find anyone who had twins either. So when the gynae announced a twin pregnancy, we were reeling and did not know what to think about.
It was a spontaneous first pregnancy, no IVF stuff. So it was rather rare that we conceived twins, what more, a boy and a girl. Along with the knowledge of having twins, came all the kiasu advice by the doctor – no more pullups, no jumping and hopping around, travel only if you are not bleeding …. and the list adds on just because I’m having twins and everything becomes more precarious along with it.
I envy mothers who go through hassle-free pregnancies because it must be one of the important contributing factors to relishing motherhood.
For me, pregnancy, delivery and post-delivery were all painful experiences that I will never forget. As such, I must admit that I’m still having a hard time trying to reach the status of “divine motherhood”.
I will be blogging about my experiences with the twins, some of them twin-specific, some of them just general baby stuff. I hope to garner more twin support on this site and together provide more info for more twin mummies out there!
Yes there are not many of us, but we will prevail!