Â« 60 kg Â». It was just over one year ago that I found out I was pregnant. I couldn’t have been happier but once at my GPâ€™s office, seeing my weight come up on the scale rang as a wake up call. Â« 60 kg Â» and I was only going to get bigger! Not having a scale at home is my way of not worrying about my weight but I definitely was not happy with it and never had been.
My diet isnâ€™t unhealthy, just lazy. And I love pasta. And bread. And pasta with bread. But I did my best to eat properly during my whole pregnancy getting my 5-a-day and going to the pool once a week, or once every over week.
After a wonderful pregnancy and the birth of my beautiful baby girl, Molly, I was determined not to get back to my original weight but to get back into shape! I knew that I would otherwise spiral down into a world of Picard-bought dishes and easy pasta dishes and before I knew, those 60 kg would be known as the good old days when I was thin!
I knew Marcus and had asked him if he trained women after they had given birth. This was also my sneaky way of announcing my pregnancy. I waited two months after having had Molly and my doctorâ€™s OK to give Marcus a call. We met up and he was great in establishing exactly what I wanted to work on and what my goals were. I was lucky enough to still be on maternity leave and have my husband available to mind Molly while I met up with Marcus to work out. We met weekly at the Parc de Belleville and its dreaded stairs! He assessed my level of fitness (low) and managed to get me doing sit-ups and push-ups in no time. Before I knew it, my energy levels were soaring and I was feeling great!
The biggest difference came from my food diary. Making changes to how I ate and what I ate made a world of difference. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to get into the right habits so when Molly starts eating we can have a healthy diet together!
After two months training with Marcus and 6 kg lighter, I lost more than my pregnancy weight and have never been so fit! I could not have done it without his expertise, encouragement and enthusiasm to get me into shape. I am a healthier and more energetic mummy for my Molly and a thinner and more fit missus for my man!
Thank you to Beatrix J.S. Allan for this guest post and client testimonial
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