Celebrating Your Body as a Mum

Celebrating Your Body as a Mum

This morning was an interesting morning. I dropped the boys off to pre-school and school and came home. In my mind I had a list of things that I wanted to do today but my focus shifted to a conversation with my personal trainer that morning. It’s been about 4 months since I commenced personal training following losing my mobility in both my pregnancies from severe Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. That’s a whole other story! I made a decision just before Christmas 2012 to be healthier with food and exercise. I am now a size 14 and have a couple of dress sizes to go for my best body.  Anyway getting back to this conversation… My trainer reminded me about celebrating my achievements with exercise. I know that celebrating achievements is really important and I do this well as a mum but hadn’t realised how little I was doing it in the context of my health. I decided I would allow myself to read for an hour as a reward for the training session I had this morning. Something made me pick up a book I was gifted for my birthday almost three months ago – Michelle Bridge’s “Your Best Body.”  Little did I know of what would occur in the next hour… I devoured the introduction and the chapter on “best mind.”  I got to the part where she said, “Acceptance is the conduit for change…it is the first step in moving forward” and I burst into tears.  Acceptance is a key area on which I coach mums and I understand how critical it is to achieve success in any...