When I saw the call from @fashionable_fitmum, Brittany, last week for guest bloggers to talk about their experience of body image I had a bit of a lightbulb moment. I thought, it’s time. It’s time to talk about my experience of body shame, and it’s time to start to move forward for the sake of my two young daughters so that hopefully they never have to feel the same shame in existing in their own skin.Read More
Today, it's six weeks until our family vaycay to Bali.
Six weeks for me to keep up my healthy eating and exercise regime (aka. shredlyf) in order to feel the best I possibly can, as I'm laying beside the pool in my bathing suit. I've been doing really well - I enjoy exercising - it gives me a buzz. And eating healthily makes me feel good.Read More
A sincerely apologetic lad once said:
"Is it too late now to say sorry?"
And so today, Mum, I am asking you the same question. Begging for your forgiveness, after I've spent almost my whole life making yours so difficult.Read More
I have a penchant for procrastination.
I’m one of those people that leaves everything until the last minute. I’ve always done it. School work , uni assignments, and more commonly these days, exercise. Throw in a couple of rowdy toddlers, three years worth of sleepless nights, work and not to mention the never ending pile of washing, and the thought of exercise gets pushed further and further to the bottom of my ‘to-do’ list. As soon as something comes up that I don’t really enjoy, then it gets thrown into the ‘too hard’ basket. The thing is, I’ve always been a dancer. I never really considered it exercise, so finding myself in a position where I have to find the motivation to work out on my own, is really difficult!Read More
Ever been given that piece of advice that really sticks? Like - "how did I cope without it in my life" sort of advice? I'll fill you in on my words of wisdom in a jiffy - but first - let me take a selfie. You know. For Instagram. That's all it's used for, right? WRONG! It's soooooooo much more than a shameless space for self absorbed wasters. It's freaking fabulous and I'd be lost without it. I'm Jo. I'm 31. I'm an Insta addict, all because I'm also new mummy. Mummy to 9 months of squishy, deliciousness that is my beautiful baby girl. She is Aoife (It's said "ee-fa". And it's Irish, just like her craaaaazy Dadda - my husband). Aoife is the inspiration behind everything that I do.Read More
After what seemed like an eternity of being pregnant (I went to 41 weeks 2 days) my beautiful little Alina decided that she was ready to enter the world at 3.41pm on January 22nd. (The day before I was due to be induced, she really doesn’t like to be told what to do haha).Read More