Post Partum Fitness Update

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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Ok, so inspire of my best intentions, I have not been regular with my exercise. I have, however, found that my overall fitness level has been maintained through this past pregnancy and postpartum exercise has not been as big a mountain to climb, so to speak. Through August I was quite sick and this stopped me from exercising as much as I would have liked. I'd like to blame the kids, I really would but they haven't stopped me from exercising, I have. September has been a little on the cooler side and that just prevents me getting out of bed early in the morning. Plus the rain, who wants to head outside in the rain, even if it is to the gym?

Instead of dwelling on what I haven't achieve, let's look instead at what I have accomplished, fitness wise, in the past three months:

My fastest ever 5kms - I entered the 5km run during the Alice Springs Running Festival and completed my fastest 5kms.

I can do 3 sets of 40 sec wall sits.

I did the 8km King of the Mountain walk from the YMCA to the top of Mt Gillen. I placed in the top 50 females. Considering there were 500 participants, I think that was pretty good.

I haven't hit many of my goals but did achieve things that weren't on my goal list. Maybe the lesson here is not to make goals & to take every opportunity that is offered? Ha! This time round I am going to set a realistic goal of exercising at least 4 days per week. Here's to realistic goals & grasping opportunities.

Ps My Postpartum Fitness Journey, Exercise Stats 2016 Week 1 (inc my previous goals).
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Learn to rest, not to quit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Learn to Rest | Girl in the Pjs

I've seen this quote pop up a few times over the last few months on Pinterest and I think that it totally rings true. If you feel like quitting, take a break, have a rest. After a break, you'll discover whether or not you want to continue. This has been so true for me this year. Not that I've felt like quitting my job but I have had a huge break from my job and found that I really miss it. I tried something new and that made me miss my job too. I wanted to quit the something new, but it turns out I just needed a rest. Go all in or take things slowly. You won't regret trying. 

Sugar and Spice

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sugar and Spice Baby Store | Girl in the Pjs
A friend gave me an adorable onesie and nappy cover for Zelda when she was born. It turns out that the clothes came from a cute baby clothes store at the Todd Mall Markets. Sugar & Spice stock baby and children's wear, decor and accessories newborn to size 5. They have so many adorable things, you can't help but purchase something each time you walk past. 

Today I have asked Sophia, the woman behind Sugar & Spice to give us a few insights into herself and the business.
Sugar and Spice Baby Store | Girl in the Pjs
The idea for Sugar & Spice came from..... 
Sugar & Spice came to be because of my two girls and the fact that Alice  has been without a baby/kids shop for about 3yrs.  I thought about this concept for good while and then once Lola (my youngest) was born, I just decided to go ahead and do it.

The most challenging part of running your own business is.....
Not having anyone to guide you or tell you that you are doing the right thing, you just have to take everything as it comes and trust your instinct and be open to learning on the spot.
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Your time management secret is.....
Time management secret is being lucky enough to have a lot of family around to help with the girls.

Your style essentials are....
Definitely skinny jeans and converses. 

You relax by..... 
I relax by hanging out with my little family and reading.

Catch Sugar & Spice at the Todd Mall Markets, online or on Facebook or Instagram
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PS - The Small Store

No Sleep

Saturday, September 17, 2016

No Sleep | Girl in the Pjs
My cute, gorgeous baby has decided to all but drop her day naps. Refusing to sleep more than half an hour at a time. She used to sleep for at least 2-4 hours each morning. I knew that it would come to an end sometime, I just didn't think it would be so soon. And I thought it would just be a cutting back, not giving up all together! Needless to say this blog has been a little neglected. There will be a big post this week, so please keep checking in.


Ps Naptime, Baby Sleep Routine, Sleep & Teeth
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