Today is the dreaded day, the day I have been absolutely petrified about since I left hospital after giving birth. If you read my blog posts on www.lifewith-reuben.co.uk (shameless plug) you’ll know I suffered a third degree tear when pushing my 9lb 15oz chubster out. Well today is my consultant appointment to check on it... After googling it last night and having 2 awful dreams, Mum when you come to pick me up I’ll already be half way to Australia 👋🏼 Happy Monday!!
F is for Firsts. I don’t quite know how we got to M being 8 without ever taking him sledging. We made up for lost time today though and we all had a blast. Every single time M went down the slopes he got covered top to toe in snow and had us all in stitches. He did better than me though, I kept falling off 😂
‘And she loved a little boy very very much, even more than she loved herself.’
There are days when I feel like this and today was one of them. When you’re unwell, run down or tired, everything can seem that little bit more difficult. Today I haven’t been feeling myself and on these occasions, I sometimes lose a little bit of love for myself. But I’m treating it as a blip. My mum told me something today - you must look after yourself - and she’s right. We must never forget to look after ourselves, so that we can look after others around us. #happymumhappybaby
I don’t like taking about weight-loss/Fat-loss and try to teach my clients to focus on different goals. The truth is many mums (and women in general) what to loose weight/fat. But often they don’t have patience, they want to see results straight away and they give up...
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💥FAT LOSS PROGRESS💥
➡️Check out this scenario: 🐶You start out with a new diet or exercise plan, you expect to see some kind of results pretty early on. Something. Anything. You have eaten “perfectly” for a couple of days, and hit your workouts, so the expectation is you will see some sort of progress. Either the scale will have moved, or somehow, your clothes may feel like they are fitting different. Sound familiar?
🦄If only fat loss actually worked that way. In a world of instant gratification that we live in now, we expect to see tangible results very quickly. I am here to tell you your body could give a shit about your timeline. Its going to lose fat at it’s pace, not yours. -
🐨If you truly want to change your body, you are probably going to have to change your mindset first . Be in it for a lifetime, not just 6 weeks. -
🐿The main reason why people can’t lose fat isn’t because they don’t know what to do. It’s because they aren’t patient enough to let it happen. They don’t see results early on and they get discouraged and quit. Or they only focus on what the scale says and can’t see the other areas of progress that are staring them in the face. Does that sound like you?
🐙I know it isn’t easy. We all want affirmation that we are on the right track, and it can be so frustrating, but the sooner you let go of a timeline, and accept that losing fat takes time, your life will change. The weight will be off your shoulders, and you can finally get busy on your goals and enjoy the process. . Stop stressing about a number on the scale and it’s representation of your success or failure or worth. The number isn’t you. - 🐡Get out there, put in the work, beat the shit out of that fat you want to lose, and most importantly, enjoy your life. -
💜This is our life - we only have one shot at this, so make it count.
Who built one of these little fellas today? We hope you all had the best time in the snow (if it blew your way) I think we are all happy to wave good bye to snow now though don’t you think? Come on spring we are waiting!
LUCKY // We're celebrating this little one's 4th birthday today. Each milestone affords the oppportunity to reflect, and @digital_dominic and I, do so with relish.
And what a steep learning curve these four years have been. I remember holding Peggy for the first time and being utterly terrified of the love I felt for her. It scared me witless at how tiny she was and I was so worried that I would somehow not do her justice, as a Mum. I had a total crisis of confidence but together, we've navigated it all and it's truly been such a pleasure to bring up this kind, curious and cheeky scamp.
We were so far from sunny weather this weekend as Darwin was hit with a cyclone, no major damage but a whole heap of trees down including one in our backyard.
Lucky we still have this little guy to brighten our days ☀️
"If your completely exhausted and don't know how your going to keep giving this much of yourself day after day your probably a good parent" .... your an AMAZING parent we are all incredible mothers doing what's best for our babies ✨
When this came up on my Timehop this morning I nearly cried! It’s been one whole year since I had the biggest shock of my life. I then went straight to my mum who also had the shock of her life! She said those famous words ‘You Silly Girl’ I literally made the best decision ever that day and now I have the most beautiful baby boy 😭 Dan, my Mum, Richard, Maisy and Olivia were the only ones who knew for the next 9ish weeks before I gave everyone else the shocks of their lives! I’m good at keeping secrets 😂 One year on and I’m laying in bed with Reuben having lots of cuddles. Don’t worry Mum I won’t be announcing anything over dinner tonight!! 💞
So Friday I had my first day back at work at the hospital, and I’ve been dreading it so much; only because I would be away for the whole day. But when I got home I was dying to see Felix and the kids, and they were so happy to see me. It made me feel so loved and reminded me how much I appreciate those days at home. I think having that time away is important, just a little reminder of how beautiful family time is ♡
Well we're home and now dreaming of the blue skies and crisp air of @bluestonewales especially when we woke up this morning to piles and piles of snow!
Looks like we'll have to keep warm, stay safe and console ourselves with the great memories and photos we have. Plenty of time for more adventures another day. Only sorry to say that the snow will probably stop us getting to @footlightperformanceacademy which we missed last week as we were on holiday!