I went for my first run today and I can't even begin to describe how good it
feels to be exercising again!
When you start off your day exercising - especially when you are blessed to
live in a city surrounded by such breathtaking beauty, you get renewed
energy and strength of mind to tackle the day ahead. It also makes you feel
fresh and in a good mood, precious commodities particularly when you have a
newborn and are sleep deprived!
A good benchmark to getting back to size after having a baby is 'Nine Months
In - Nine Months Out'. I wish we went back to our original size straight after birth but it takes effort and patience. And it begins during pregnancy. I don't buy into the eating for two theory. I put in a lot of effort to watch what I eat and exercise during pregnancy and it definitely pays off afterwards.
Now while exercise is vital to losing kilos I feel that sometimes too much
emphasis is put on exercising and not enough on the food we eat. I'm lucky
to have found an excellent trainer in Cape Town who works in an all women's
gym (The Zone Fitness in Kloof Street) who is very into nutrition and whose
focus on both training and a healthy balanced diet have helped lots of women
-including myself, get into shape and lose precious centimeters around their
hips and waists.
If you live in Cape Town and are looking for a high quality trainer with
guaranteed results, I can highly recommend my trainer Noeleen Bridle. You
can check out her Facebook page here
Noeleen has helped me a lot in the past two years and I'm looking forward to
restarting my training now that my baby is almost six weeks old.
Here are some pictures of the scenery that I get to see while I run.