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Beach After Baby

One of the very first posts I wrote was about trying to tackle my baby weight. That was 4 months ago and in that time I've been fluctuating with yoyo weight loss. Losing and gaining, losing and gaining.

I got myself in a huge panic when last month with just 3 weeks to go, I booked us a family holiday by the beach. I have always loved beach holidays.

Lounging on a sun bed, soaking up the rays, swimming.....

And then the realisation. I have been attempting to cover up my lumps and bumps with strategically placed clothing for 10 months. Beach time? Bikini time? There is no where to hide.

So after my heart sunk to my stomach and I wondered whether or not I should have just booked a city break, I really thought about things.

Realistically I wasn't going to find a miracle weight loss pill that would get me in my old bikini in time for my holiday but the panic was enough to realise I need to do something long term and perhaps a better goal would be to look fabulous for our holiday to Australia in December.



In the weeks leading up to my holiday I:
  • Gave myself a carb detox. I discovered how delicious cauliflower rice and courgetti is.
  • Got a Fitbit for my birthday and started making a conscious effort to count and increase my steps.
  • Thew out my maternity jeans *shame - they were so comfy!*.
  • Squeezed myself into some pre pregnancy jeans, and I mean really squeezed but hey, great incentive to get them looser.
  • Started to get my fashion mojo back and took myself shopping to update my holiday wardrobe with some clothes I felt great in, plus a new tankini and sarong.
I got through my beach after baby experience. I still felt very self conscious about my weight, but it was not as horrific as I had imagined and thanks to my new tankini that sucked my tummy in and sarong that covered me up, it was bearable. Short term, winning.

Longer term, there's a lot more I have to do. I am ashamed of my weight gain and I have a 10 month old that is so close to walking and needs her mummy to be as fit and healthy as possible. I need to loose a lot of weight, like 4 stone worth.

I need to be accountable to something. I need to set myself some goals that I can work towards. I need to see the little difference that will ultimately build up and make a big difference.

I am going to blog about it! That is scary for me but I want to let you in to my world, my blog follows my life and I can see this being a big part of it right now. I'll make my weight loss posts a regular thing and let you know how it goes.

I've taken a warts and all before picture. I'm not brave enough to post it yet but perhaps I will be once I have a nicer 'during' shot. I weighed myself on Monday this week and I'm going to give you an update next week.

I'm already really looking forward to the fab Aussie beaches in December. I am determined.

Wish me luck!

K x

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6 comments

  1. Good luck! I'm also trying to lose weight at the moment, and facing difficulties, I know how hard it can be <3

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    1. It's super hard right? I'm finding my tight jeans a real incentive and counting calories is almost like a competition with myself x

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  2. Oh good luck lovely! I'm in a similar situation post-baby but we'll get there! xx

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    1. Thank you Rebecca and good luck on your weight loss too x

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  3. Dont put too much pressure on yourself! I wore my maternity jeans for ages! My daughter was over a year old before I could get in pre pregnancy jeans! I can recommend running! Good luck x

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    1. I definitely underestimated how long it would take to bounce back. These celebrities make it look so easy haha. Week 1 down and I've done well. Fingers crossed it continues. I would love to run, it comes so unnaturally to me but I know if I want to start I should build myself up to it. Thanks for the supportive comment x

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