Happy Fri-YAY!! If only twinning with my babes would be the last thing I do to embarrass them 😂😂 I seriously can't wait for them to grow up so I can teach them dance routines & all the Spice Girls songs 🙌
And this is reality 😂😂 a LOT of my workouts are done literally in the small pockets of time I have in a day. This one only lasted 10 minutes but that was enough to get my sweat on & feel the burn 💪Yep I was in my pjs, yep I was interrupted by the babies (actually just Summer today) several times (she smacked her face climbing over me 😭) but I still got it done. Hopefully seeing this gives you the motivation you need to move your body, even if it is for just 10 minutes. It doesn't have to be perfect it just has to get done 😘😘
15 x skull crusher
15 x chest fly
30 x alternating bicep curl
15 x tricep extension
15 x push ups
15 x hammer curl
10 x leg lifts
20 x toe tap cross overs
10 x weight ab lift
20 x ankle taps
Repeat as many times as you can/the babies will allow 🤣
I'm all smiles here but I wasn't 30 minutes beforehand. .
My run yesterday very nearly didn't happen. Why? Because I let excuses creep in. Excuses like, there's gonna be hills & I'm not ready for that, and I don't have a proper sports bra (breastfeeding mummas you feel me 😂), and it's late in the day & I'm tired, and I'm doing good in my training missing 1 run won't matter (see what my mindset did there).
You know what actually got me off my ass and onto the road? It was you guys, yep all of you! Because I've publicly declared my goal I know you're all watching me, supporting me, following along with my journey and this spurred me on. So I want to say thank you. Thank you for giving me the accountability I needed in a tough moment. .
Now I want to encourage those of you out there with you own goals to share them. Make it known that you're chasing something, big or small, it doesn't matter, share it with people and use that as your own personal accountability & motivation when you get stuck. .
If you feel called I'd love you to share your goals below and let this amazing community cheer you on 😘
Soooo it's no secret I don't like to cook.. like I can (debatable 😂😝) but I'm just not one of those 'lemme get in the kitchen and cook up a storm' kinda mums. But of the few dishes I do cook this is one I fucking nail, seriously even tooting my own, I own this bad boy. It's what James always requests & it's what I always bring if you invite me owner for dinner 😂 Chilli con carne is my little black dress.. she never lets me down and always makes the night better. And best of all its so damn easy to make. So if you're like me and cbf with cooking or would like something super easy to whip up here's the recipe 👇
Ps: if you do give this a try I'd love to know how it goes & if you've got any super easy recipes comment with them below so we can inspire each other 😘
Chilli Con Carne
4 tins crushed tomatoes
2 tins 5 bean mix (or any beans you like)
500gms beef mince (optional if you wanna go vego)
Smoked paprika, Morocco spice & chilli to taste
Optional: carrots, zucchini, sweet potato if you're a fancy ass .
Brown the onion then the mince in a fry pan with a little oil
Add everything (like everything) into a slow cooker (preferred cos it's easy AF!) or a saucepan and cook on low.. the longer the better! I usually have it simmering for 2 hours
Serve with cous cous or rice .
THAT'S IT!! 🙌🙌
For as long as I can remember I've wanted to be a mum. When I was 10 years old I looked after all the younger kids while their siblings played sport & the parents cooked the sausage sizzle 😂
I remember looking at mummas with their babies and the way they looked at each other melted my heart. I said to James I just want that, that look of pure love & 'I can't live without you mum' look. And today, today I captured it on my both girls. I still pinch myself that these two beauties chose me to be their mumma ❤
What's your mumma highlight moment? Have you always wanted to be a mumma or was it something that kinda just happened?
Gahhh, me right now 😭😂 Does this evee happen to you? .
We've had a full on day but it's been the best! Family lunch, pool swims, cuddles with my three loves & an evening with friends at the @portcoogee markets. Now if only we'd come home to sheets on the bed, dinner on the stove & the washing folded it would have been a perfect day! .
Hope you all had a great Sunday 😘😘
My baby guns are coming back!! And I'm starting to notice my oblique lines 🙌🙌 .
Before my run this morning, and all week actually, I'd been really hard on myself for not exercising more & not eating 100% on point (I'd forgotten I was human 😩). Naturally, I started to focus on all my 'flaws' - you know the shit you say to your husband or bestie about yourself and they can't even notice, yer those. Now, usually I'm pretty good at turning my mindset around and shutting down the shitty thoughts but for whatever reason the mean bitch in my mind wasn't shutting up! It was gonna take a little more. .
So as I headed out for my run this morning I decided to go further than I have since starting my training and really push myself. And guess what happened.. (I swear The Universe has a real pisser with my life 😂) I hit a PB!! Never have I run that fast in my actual life! And you know what, when I got back and was a hot, sweaty, tomato faced mess, I felt fucking amazing about myself! It's amazing how our mindset can change when we set & achieve a challenge.
My point in all of this is that yes, sometimes the shitty thoughts can take over for what seems like lifetime but all it takes is a change of state. Sometimes that mental & sometimes it's physical. It could be moving your body, it could be reading positive quotes, it could be chatting to a friend, it could be challenging yourself. Find whatever it is for you and DO IT! Only you can take yourself from where you are to where you want to be 😘
Tag a mumma who would love some inspo 💕💕
BURN OUT 😔😔 strap in mummas it's a bit of a long one!
Last weekend I reach a point I haven't been at for a very long time. In all honesty it snuck up on me, one day I was totally fine the next I was completely overwhelmed. Nothing in particular really set me off, I guess it was a combination of things - months of sleep deprivation, managing the twins, running a business, the usual mum stuff. I've always said I'll be raw & honest with you guys so I wanted to share this because I know how common it is amongst mummas.
I realised that I hadn't been making enough time for myself. I'm usually really good at this because I'm aware of it & how important it is but as with all things life we can get caught up in the everyday & forget. Now mummas, I'm here to tell you it's totally ok to feel like this!! But the important thing is you do something about it! Since then James has been amazing (he always is, he just didn't know I needed a little more help than normal) because I SPOKE UP and asked for help (you guys know how much I love it when he washes the bottles in the morning 🙏). That's important babes, you don't need to suffer in silence cos 'you're the mum and it's your job'. We all need help sometimes and that's ok ❤
So my message to you mummas is to remember yourSELF.. trust me I get it, time is always against us, we have little people who need us & a job you don't clock off from. BUT if you don't look after you, none of that will happen & you'll crash!! So please, today/this weekend/as soon as you can, do something just for YOU and make it a regular thing. A run, a manicure, get a wash & blowdry, go to the shops on your own, coffee with a friend, a workout at the gym, anything that is just yours! You know, since doing more things for myself & noticing I need regular me time, I've been a better mother, better wife & better health coach to my tribe. Interesting huh 🤔😍
I'd love to know what it is for you.. what does me time look like for you & when are you gonna fit it in?
Is this moon thing still happening? Cos Miss Summer was completely out of sorts last night. She screamed for 3 hours from 11pm 😩 literally nothing would help! I gave her teething stuff, fed her twice, tried Dymadon, we even brought her into our bed and nothing worked! I think she eventually just got tired. I think though she may have been playing us cos as soon as we went in she'd stop crying & start laughing 🤔 can a 9 month old do that? Was she having me on? .
Needless to say I've woken up this morning a little tired & not my usual self. I know I'll be right in a few hours and it's largely due to my breakfast (yes I'm human so I'll be having a coffee to!). You see my superfood smoothie takes 30 seconds to prepare (and with twins sometimes even that is to long 😂), tastes delicious & FILLS ME UP so I'm not hungry an hour later when babies are getting ready for a nap. Most importantly though it's full of EVERYTHING I need from a meal.. protein, good fats from coconut oil, carbs, vitamins, minerals, probiotics, amino acids, the lot! It's NOT a diet shake (I'm breastfeeding), it's a so I can nourish my body with quality nutrients so I can keep up with this motherhood gig. Just like having me time & moving your body is so important for keep you well so is your nutrition mumma 👌 It makes the world of difference to how you FEEL and you guys know that's my main priority for this year, FEELING like a fucking badass that can take on the world, not like the sleep deprived mumma I am. Nourishing my body quick & easily is me putting myself first ❤
Being a mum is an absolute gift and one I'm so grateful to experience but it's also damn hard. There's no manual, no rule book, no YouTube video, it's just you doing your damn best, every single day. And you know what, you're fucking amazing. Whether you've been a mother for a day, for a month or for years there will always be challenges but take pleasure in knowing that the positives will far out way the negatives. You are stronger than you know 😘
Tag a mumma who is doing an amazing job ❤
Sunday funday with my babes 😍😍 .
We've been doing swimming lessons with the girls since they were 3 months old and they love the water, thankfully!! We've just started for this term and I can't wait to see their confidence & skills grow ❤ .
We haven't taken them to the beach yet so that's next on the list. Mummas, do you take your babes swimming? Hope you had an amazing Sunday 😘😘
Happy Saturday!! It was a hot one today in Perth so I got my run done early then some housework (whhooo 😩). We headed to the shops & this arvo I attempted a DIY beauty treatment 🙈 (for a lol check my stories) so it's been a pretty productive Saturday!! .
Are Saturdays your day for house chores or is it for family time? Baby daddy plays cricket on Saturdays so the girls are I just hang, I work when they nap & we catch up with friends.. so pretty much what we do every other day 😂
SLEEP UPDATE 😴😴
Really it's a lack of sleep update 😭 it's been over a week since I last fed the girls in the middle of the night and ever since they have woken at 4am, taking it in turns each day! This part doesn't bother me so much cos I give them some water + the dummy & it's back to sleep but it's the constant resettles I'm doing between 5 - 7am.. and that's IF they make it 7am 😔
This morning Summer was up from 4.50am and wouldn't sleep for more than 15 mins at a time! So finally at 6am I gave in 😑
What do I do mummas? Is this a normal progression now that we're not feeding during the night? Do I go back to feeding them at 4am when they first wake? Help a tired mumma out 🙏🙏 And if you're going through this I'd love to know, we can share in the pain together 😂
Even the babies want the vegan superfood bar 😂😂 seriously though they always look at me like this when I eat even when they've JUST EATEN!! And often they havent eaten all of their meal 😐Whyyyyyy?? Here I am trying to enjoy a healthy snack after a workout and there's 2 babies eyeballing me for it 🤤🤤 .
Do your babies/kids do this? Is this a sigh of what's to come? What's mine is theirs?