2 years ago, I was transformed into an entirely new person while bringing a person into our family. 6 months ago, once again I had the beautiful experience of bringing another person into the world. Today as I reflect on my journey as their mother and my connection with my husband to raise our family, it is indeed a life altering "adventure" of which there's more to come.
In 2 years, we have 2 babies, we reopened my gym at a new location in 21 Lorong Lew Lian, serangoon and we also moved to a new home after a prolonged stressful episode of renovation. I think I have done it all now.
My exercise regime has also changed drastically. When I used to train hard 5 times a week, of which consists of cardio, barbell and kettlebell days, now I am lucky if I have the strength to fit in a full set of squat within 45mins. Seasons change, purpose change. My goals in training is still to maintain a good fitness level, however its no longer to be competing, but to have the energy to chase my toddler and play with them without breaking (too much of) a sweat or injuring myself.
20kg heavier than my fittest time of my life, I am not going to pretend to be okay. Sure I am a little bit upset I no longer can lift the same weight than I used to or last a little bit longer in a cardio session than I could or that I am wearing a size 12 when I used to wear a size 6. However I am working my way carefully this time, with more experience from the first postpartum period and listening to my body as I train and pick up the pieces that came with delivering two beautiful children. After all the kids don't bother about how I look, they only care for the quality time I spend with them, squatting in the sand pit building sandcastles, chasing them and tossing them in the air. So the training program i wrote for myself is totally different now. It consists of alot of pelvic and core strength, joint health and functional strength. Running a gym, being a coach and most importantly being a mom are all cool. All of it is also very hard. I have to learn to let go of a lot of things. I feel nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to experience it all. If you are just like me and want to look after yourself so you can love the others more, do drop me a line and we can talk about coaching!
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