As mothers we want to please our children, I personally don’t know any mother who doesn’t! However as mothers we have to wear many hats, doctor, cab driver, chef, cleaner, teacher, the list goes on and if we don’t look after ourselves, if we don’t look after our minds, we burn out – simple!
I would work out feel work out, feel fantastic, then I would stop and my mind would go somewhere I didn’t want it to go so starting again became a real hard task. I’d eat healthily lose a dress size or 2 feel fantastic then I’d go back to unhealthy eating and the first thing to go would be my mind and so starting to eat healthily again would be a challenge.
Consistency is the key and if we want to be the best for our children we need to be the best for ourselves first.
Consistency is Key
I will never forget that first morning in the training studio, a 6am class, I looked around at the other women there and realised I was by far the biggest person in the room, however, I was not going to let that deter me. After photos and a weigh-in, it was time for class. I moved to a back corner and joined in the warm-up, having to stop a number of times to catch my breath, I managed 2 push-ups on my toes and then had to drop to my knees, noticing I was the only one who wasn’t keeping up, I managed 10 seconds of a plank before again dropping to my knees. There was a thought in my head telling me to quit, ‘why embarrass yourself like this, just give up’ needless to say this thought would revisit me for several months. I would have to fight this voice in my head to keep committed to my fitness goals. The instructor’s words of encouragement and feedback at the end of the class kept me pushing forward.
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On the left I was a size 18+ on the right I was wearing a size 10. I actually don’t know what size I was on the left, once I got to size 18, I refused to buy bigger sizes and stuck to stretchy fabrics. Lol Now when people call me skinny, I laugh and think if only you knew. Am not skinny though am strong 💪🏾 ‘The future depends on what you do today’ . . . #smallchangeseveryday #transformationtuesday #lookback #iusetobefat #fatgirlgotslim #ukfitness #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney #biggirls #slimthick #blackfitness #blackwomendoworkout #prediabetic #fitmum #threecaesarians #intofitness #strongwomen #workhard