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Getting my mojo back – losing the mummy tummy


I seem to remember in the dim past that this mojo recovery programme was going to encompass more than just angst about the dire state of my marriage – not to say that isn’t a work in progress but thought I probably ought to mention I’m trying to be proactive in other areas.

I have decided to make a real effort to shift some of this baby weight (yes in 4 months of lying in bed / on the sofa and eating to calorie transfer to Babygirl did mean I gained rather a lot during my last pregnancy) and to undo some of the damage wrecked by two pregnancies 10 months apart.

Karin at Cafe Bebe inspired me to actually do something with her Mummy Tummy Begone Campaign.  Karin has been exercising and even running and I thought if she can do it I can give it a go.

I used to be very fit, when I was a college I rowed which meant lots of exercise – rowing, using the ergo, running, aerobics, circuits each week.  But I have rather got out of the habit and I’ve always disliked running.  Yet it did seem like the obvious way to start – minimal outlay and there are lots of lovely couch to 5k plans.

I bought myself a pair of running shoes, splurged £1.49 on an iphone app that promised to get me running for 30 minutes in 9 weeks (yeah, yeah right … before Babygirl was born I couldn’t walk 100 yards without triggering contractions so I am VERY unfit) and gave it a whirl.

I’m now on week 3 (I was scared to post before in case I gave up really quickly) and whilst its not pretty to watch (thank goodness I can run around the fields up here where I don’t really see many people) I am making progress.  Yesterday I ran two lots of 3 minutes (3 minutes!  Without dying!) and another two lots of 1 and a half minutes.

And I’m losing weight – slowly and steadily but I can see that progress is being made and that makes me very happy.

In fact I have had to do my belt up tighter – this was on the first hole when I bought my first non-maternity trousers back at the end of last year.  Look at it now!!!

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9 comments to Getting my mojo back – losing the mummy tummy

  • Mwa

    >You are doing so well! I will have to come back and be inspired in a few months. Too pregnant to even contemplate exercise just now.

  • Karin @ Cafe Bebe

    >Well done you my dear. And you do look fab. I didn't get the chance to say but you look downright slim! Keep it up sweetie…hopefully we both can get our bums in gear! 😉


  • YummyNo1

    >Wow! You are doing fantastically well! I think when you can see results like that, it spurs you on to keep up the hard work too.
    Huge well done : )

  • London City Mum

    >Hooray for you!

    Hardest part of returning back to fitness is the actual 'getting there'.
    Much easier then to keep it ticking over. You know this already and are making fantastic progress.

    Very proud of you.

    LCM x

  • Belgravia wife - sort of

    >You go ! I used to like running about 100 years ago – progress is slow after babies but like the best things slowly savoured. Well done xx

  • The Moiderer

    >Well done you – although thoroughly unpleasant the running is a good weigh of getting there.

  • Livi

    >Well done you! I don't think I could run for 1 and a half minutes, I tell you! I'm not a runner, I'm barely a walker! Keep it up 🙂 I shall look out for a post to inform us you're entering the Olympics!

  • Cheshire Mum

    >Well done you – that is a lot less tummy for that belt to go around – its seriously tough I am battling with the post baby tum too as you know. Remember nothing tastes as good as thin feels – FACT! Cx

  • Metropolitan Mum

    >Woo-hoo! You go girl!
    You should definitely try the Pilates reformer classes. Mummy tummy completely gone here. xx D

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