As we head full speed towards the end of another year (it's February, people, the end of the year will be here before you know it!) I ponder my wellness goals for the year. Because it has to be a wellness approach, not a "lose weight" or "get fit" approach, I've tried and failed at all of those things.
As I looked at this photo of Toni and I from the event in Melbourne last month, I realised that I had to stop deluding myself, and take action.
Yep, I know I've had four babies. And I'm still breastfeeding. I'm not one of those lucky mums who loses weight while breastfeeding, either. And I finally had to admit defeat when shopping for those jeans, and go up a size. (Man, what a difference the right size clothes makes!)
But, I never wanted to reach that point. Where I needed to go up a size in my clothing. I've stayed the same size through 3 babies (something I'm told doesn't happen often) The downside is that I weigh as much now as I did when I was nine months pregnant with Sophie.
So, I've started walking. Because I work better with small steps, rather than overwhelming big goals. I know, I've been there before.
And I haven't cut out the white bread, just reduced my intake. Not easy to do when PMS strikes.