Before I had my first babe in December 2018, I imagined that I would be back exercising within a few weeks, back training people within a few months, and back working full-time in 12 months. Cut to July 2021 and I’ve only just started exercising with any kind of structure, my PT registration has lapsed and I never quite made it back to full-time work before I got pregnant with my second babe (born September 2020). I was completely unprepared for the way that having babies would throw my priorities, my goals and my sense of self up in the air, shake them around and then send them crashing back down to earth where they landed in total, almost unrecognisable, disarray around me.
I am so incredibly grateful for the life that I have now; my boys are my joy and privilege. But it’s fair to say that while I have gained an inordinate amount, I’ve lost some pretty important things too. And finally, 2.5 years in, I’m ready to find those things again (or perhaps discover what my new ‘things’ might be).
This little piece of the web has always been about simple, effective ways to stay fit and healthy while not giving up the things you love (oh the irony of how poorly I’ve followed my own advice for the past couple of years). I don’t intend for that to change, but it’s also going to be about my personal journey back to a place of physical and mental strength. And for now, while I’m not a registered personal trainer, I’ll share the workouts I do, but all under the caveat that these are my sessions, intended for me and where I’m at in my journey.
I hope that Lazy Girl Fitness will continue to be relevant to you, whether you’ve got young kids, older kids or no kids. Life is busy, no matter what you fill it with, and if me figuring out how to prioritise myself a little more manages to help you figure out how to prioritise yourself a little more, then I’ll call it a win.
My next post will feature a 15-minute workout I’ve been loving during lockdown. Look out for it mid-week!