THE WEIGHT LOSS EPIPHANY

So if you are reading this I suggest you go back a few posts and read my goals for the year, it’s pretty mushy and a bit of a cry for help but its there and it’s the truth.

If you can’t be bothered to go find it here’s a quick rundown.

So my weight loss journey, I had 2 kids in 2 years, that’s 1 a year consecutively. I was not as fit as I had been before giving birth to my first born but I was fit.

Then shit went

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Well pregnant with second bubs and my weight stacked on, I mean piled on every bit of shitty food I ate, made ass or arm or thigh grow. (My stomach too but you know that’s normal being preganant).

So I decided this year was the year of change, cue cliche new years resolution and here’s where I am today.

So I tried no sugar, that worked but it wasn’t something I saw being long term with two girls. Sugar is also my go to when it’s that time of the month, it shouldn’t be because it’s so bad for cramps but we will get there.

Then I had an epiphany, if I eat healthy clean foods, meal prep and exercise maybe that will work. I know what a genius.

So I researched a few tips to help me and these are the ones I swear work.

  • Shop on a full stomach, that way you will be less likely to binge buy foods.
  • Take a snack and water so if you do feel hungry you will be to busy snacking on a healthy choice to think about unhealthy ones.
  • Shop only the perimeter of the store, this is wear the healthy foods are, fruit, veg, meat, milk, bread all are on the outsides, they trick you by making you go down isles that are filled with sweets and processed foods.
  • If you have to go down a isle, only go straight for what you need then get out of there.

So there you go meal prep, clean foods and eating healthy we will see how I go.

The Pregnancy Pillow

Hey there,

This is just a quick rundown on The pregnancy pillow!

Is it worth it? Does it actually help? In my opinion, kind of….

So my thoughts are they are great to an extent, I have tried an actual pregnancy pillow and just a body pillow. I personally had a good sleep in the day time with my pregnancy pillow but at night it was just too much to have in the bed, I feel like I either needed to choose my pillow or brad (my partner). Obviously I chose brad mainly because I really enjoy cuddling and I’m a touchy feely person, so having cuddles whilst pregnant was something I really enjoyed, I found my body pillow in between my legs and under my belly more than enough.

On the other hand if you like your personal space, especially in your sleep, than I would definitely recommend a pregnancy pillow. They really are super comfy during pregnancy, just be warned they are huge.

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The Lazy Mummy

2019 The Year of Health Happiness and Self Love

So this year is the year I get back to being healthy! Okay, I was never overly healthy, I never ate amazingly but I was fit-ish!

It’s hard for me to write but in the last 3 years I’ve put on 35 kilos.

It wasn’t that bad to write, I actually feel some relief.

I’m not going to make excuses or tell you why I think it’s happened, instead I’m going to take the blame and tell you why it happened.

I stopped exercising all together, I lived on an island where you walked everywhere, no cars, I went from walking everywhere to nothing, I did the whole, go the gym for a few months get really into it then gave up. Now I left Hamilton island in February 2015 by the end of that year had put on about 10 kilos, then 2016 November I had put on another 10.

But the most amazing thing happened , I was pregnant with my first baby (poppy). Now after I gave birth I weighed less than when I got pregnant (I attribute this to horrendous morning sickness).

Then this is where it went down hill, because of a heart issue that came about during pregnancy, I was told I wasnt allowed to exercise until my heart resolved, which it didn’t, still hasn’t.

Now I was finally told I could exercise, but after a few months my motivation went out the window, I’m bad like that, I’m one of those people who needs to be pulled out of bed and yelled at to exercise.

I HATE EXERCISE.

I love the idea of it, I love the idea of being fit, but I need someone to go to the gym with me, and that’s no going to happen.

Now come 2017 I found out I was pregnant with bubs number 2, 2 under 2 your thinking I got pregnant by accident, nope we are crazy people and we planned it all. Realistically I was so unhealthy coming into my pregnancy that it was obvious i was going to be unhealthy by the end of it, which is were we are right now.

6 weeks postpartum and I’m ready to take responsibility and get fit and healthy. I hate my body at the moment and really desperately want to love it, so this is the beginning of that.

Let me tell you some things before I let you in on my goals. I don’t care about being a size 6, I just want to feel good, I don’t care about what the scales read once I’m in my healthy bmi range. Lastly I don’t eant this to take over my life.

  • By March I will of lost at least 7 kilos
  • I will hopefully feel better and not so tired.
  • I will not drink soft drink (except mineral water)
  • I will be exercising daily
  • I will drink at least 3 liters of water a day
  • I will love my body, stretch marks, saggy boobs and all

The Lazy Mummy 2019

The Lazy Daddy

Exciting news!

Introducing The Lazy Daddy

For those of you who know my partner, you will know how much he likes his movies. You’ve probably asked him for a suggestion for a movie to watch.

So from this week onward we will be doing a movie review so you don’t bother wasting your date night on some crappy movie, we’ve decided to also give you suggestions on what movies to watch at home if your like us and can’t really get out to have a date night.

What should we use as our rating system? Stars, emojis, coffee cups, give us your ideas below.

What movie would you like us to review, the favourite will be up soon.

The Lazy Daddy and The Lazy Mummy

Coffee Not Coffee

As a mum most of us enjoy coffee, its social, its tasty and most of all its caffeine.

Its energy that gets us through the day, after being up all night because without it some of us can’t function.

Coffee is getting out and about, catching up with a friend or finally getting to sit down and take a moment to yourself.

Well I love coffee as you may have gathered but I can’t have normal coffee, (because of my heart) so I have to settle for decaf, which still has a tiny bit of caffeine in it but no where near as much a a proper coffee.

To make matters worse people just don’t seem to care about decaf and they don’t take the same care making it.

Well usually I end up settling for a chai latte, chai tea, green tea or a hot chocolate.

I finally found a place that does a good decaf coffee, they take the same care making a decaf. Why is this important? Because it tastes like real coffee!

What’s your favourite coffee?

Easy But Not Boring Meal

How great is it when you find a fool proof meal, that the little ones will eat and that you know is easy.

Well I’m going to start telling you some of mine so that when your feeling lazy or just running late you can have these in your back pocket.

This isn’t only a easy recepie bir it’s fun too and will keep the little ones entertained whilst you cook.

2 ingredient pizza dough:

  • 11/4 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt.

That’s it. It makes perfect pizza dough and is sooo filling. You may need to add more flour or more yogurt but I usually just add until I have the perfect consistency (or at least one I’m happy with).

Now I’m not the discoverer of this recepie but thought it was a great one to share.

One of my favourite toppings is some good olive oil, cheese and garlic. It is the best garlic bread.

What’s your favourite easy recepie?

The lazy mummy.

My extremely quick 2nd birth

If your about to have a baby I wouldn’t use this as advice, I honestly would tell you to stop googling labour signs, because bubs will come when there ready or with medical intervention, jumping on a ball, while signing the lion king isn’t going to make bubs come any quicker.

Anyway let’s get into this shall we?

At about 8 o’clock in the morning I was rudely woken up by my partner and my 1 year old. I say rudely because before this I didn’t realise I was having contractions, I was sleeping like my husband (heavily).

Now I was technically in labour but it wasn’t active labour. My contractions where coming anywhere from 2 minutes apart to 10 minutes apart.

So what do you do in that instense, walk around IKEA of course. I was on and off the phone to my midwives as I have a heart condition and they wanted me to keep them up to date.

We walked around for about 3 hours, then I decided that they weren’t not so fun anymore and I wanted to be at the hospital.

We headed in, did I mention we had IKEA lunch too? Well that didn’t stay down.

We made it to the hospital and got all the paperwork done, when we got to the room I needed to get a drip in and of course my veins decided to disappear, this was because I was super dehydrated. So my midwife tried to get my drip in, she couldn’t do it so she had a doctor come try get my drip in, again didn’t work he tried 3 times and I nearly fainted, then they got a anesthesiologist to come in with a ultrasound machine to get it in, finally I had a cannula in with some saline.

Then it was time to get my waters broken, they essentially get what looks like a crotchet hook shove it up your whooha and break the sac of waters.

Then things got going.

I started getting intense contractions, so I stripped off and jumped in the shower, I could not deal with the pain of contractions so I tried to use the gas and air, which did nothing except help me to breathe through the contractions, it was on the lowest amount.

They said they thought I was going to have this baby in a few hours, well about an hour and 20 minutes in I said I felt like i needed to push and wanted an epidural, well they checked and said bubs wasn’t there so they ordered an epidural, I needed that epidural.

I was having no break between contractions and I was not enjoying it.

I new I needed to push so they said they would check again, low and behold she was crowning, 3 minutes later she was born, little miss violet.

About 10 minutes later my epidural was ready, and it was obviously too late.

How quick was your birth?

The lazy mummy.