My breastfeeding Journey

I had to change my negative self-talk, to talk nicely to myself, to be gentle and not be soo demanding with myself. I was in the shower the other day (I know. It seems like everyone get their epiphany in the shower) and I heard myself say, I will be 6 months postpartum soon, I SHOULD be…. And then I caught myself and think, wait what. No! I shouldn’t be anything! My postpartum journey will happen for me when the time is right. I just have to put my head down and keep grinding. It isn’t easy for sure. But there is no SHOULD, there is no time frame to follow as to when I will feel 100% like myself. It all will happen for me. I need to change my self-talk to; yes maybe by 6 months postpartum I should try to be able to do 5 unassisted pull ups again. And if I don’t. maybe 3? Alright then. It is all hard, I know. Continue reading My breastfeeding Journey

MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II

Things do get easier. We can look at things more positively. Mentally… there are hard days and of course there are easy days. But for the month of December, there just seems to be more hard days than others. Some days I just want baby girl to come now. Some days I just want to be bubble wrap and never leave the house. Some days I don’t know if I ever will be ready for baby girl’s arrival. Some days I have no idea what I am doing at all. Some days I am like, where am I again? Phew. Hormones you know. Continue reading MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II

How heavy is your load?

There is an internal desire to maintain loads and keep lifting as heavy as before through pregnancy.
But how much is too much?
When you are pregnant, form, structure, pressure, tension naturally changes. Therefore, we must adapt to the ever-changing body for support.
So… the real question is how the load is impacting the pressure on the midline and pelvic floor as the body continue to change.
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Are We Ever Ready?

You might not be in a place in life right now where talking about having tiny humans is a priority. Maybe it’s just taking on a new role at work and leaving your old life behind? Are you ready? Truth is we are never ready for anything for real. When I did my first bikini competition, was I truly deeply ready? No. I was not. But I did it anyway and learn with every mistake I made and fall with every step I took. Did I die? No. Was there some embarrassing moments? Sure. But I learnt, I survived and I thrived. I went on and did 5 other shows the following year! 😊
Sometimes being ready really means “being ready to take on whatever comes our way on this journey to and through parenthood with whatever life throws at you”.
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