I don’t share my personal issues with weight or fitness very often, because, well, frankly it’s not that interesting and it tends to be a bit of a miserable story. And like most #realmumsofballarat I pick and choose my selfies, so sometimes it’s not necessarily obvious that I may be a teeny bit over the healthy weight limit for my height (which is definitely not in my favour when I am only 5 foot tall).
But if you’re anything like me, you fluctuate between being WILDY enthusiastic about health and fitness, to just not giving a crap and eating the ENTIRE packet of Tim Tams.
I have been the 30 something gym junkie before (see the photo below – that’s me about to do the Mothers Day Classic JOGGING), the fitness fanatic, the weight loss champion, and I became the “skinny girl” I had always dreamed of being. But during that time I had the biggest goal of my entire life to work towards. I was getting married. There is NOTHING in the entire world as motivating as a beautiful white dress to make you so inspired and determined to make the necessary changes in your life to get there!
As for exercise, my little man was so clingy, and still is, that I would spend most of my time trying to soothe him or feed him or hold him while i worked out, which was fine when he was 6kg, not so great at 14kg! Anyway, they are my excuses, and I’m sticking with them.
The reality for me is, being super skinny just isn’t a priority for me anymore.
But logically, I do know that I need to be at least somewhat cautious of what I eat and take care of my body inside and out. I also know that sitting for 8 hours in a day is like Nature’s absolute nightmare and leads to pains, aches and even more weight (plus mindless eating)! I just wish greens tasted as good as chocolate!
But when it comes down to it, I have zero interest in making time for myself that involves doing something I find boring, mundane, and frankly over working myself for little reward. Sure, the benefits of physical exercise have reward, but I just don’t feel like dishing out any more time to things that don’t make me happy.
So perhaps for me, it is time to break my life long fear of team sports, and try an activity that requires team effort and socialising, so it seems like a fun group get together, rather than a sweat busting work.
Which leads me to a page on our website, that I would love to expand, not just for myself, but for other Ballarat Mums out there struggling with the same dilemmas.
We actually have a really handy guide on our website, Ballarat Fitness for Mums. So if you have any suggestions or recommendations for fun exercise activities for Ballarat Mums, leave them in the comments on the page, or shoot me an email so we can share them with others! Click Here to check it out.
This is where we pick each other up and say “hey sister, you’re doing great, you’re beautiful, you can do it”. I’ve said it before, you guys are my inspiration! So who knows, maybe from this post I will find the “thing” that I love and finally enjoy exercise. But for you, my friends, take a look at the guide, let me know about the activities that SHOULD be on there, and let’s make this little page a great big thing to help and inspire the hundreds of other Ballarat mums like me out there who are looking for something too!