When I gave birth to my son and the doctor placed that squirmy little newborn gently onto my chest,
I was scared. What was I supposed to do with him? How would I know what to do when he cried?
What if I messed it up?
When we took him home, it continued. Pacing the hallway to try and get him to sleep, he cried and I
cried. I didn’t know how to soothe him. Everything hurt. My clothes didn’t fit. My brain felt like it
was filled with cotton wool, and all I could think about was sleep.
I loved my baby, but I missed myself.
The person that I was had been buried, under piles of nappies and breast pads and teething rings.
The pre-baby me worked out and ran three times a week. She exercised, for both her physical and
mental health. She wore skinny jeans, not pyjama pants.
Eventually, I realised that the old me wasn’t gone for good – she just had to adapt.
I had to find ways to do the things I used to do, with my baby by my side. I knew I’d feel better for it, and feeling
better would make me a better mum.
Exercise was at the top of my list. But, when I went searching for classes that would accommodate
me and the baby, it felt like it might not be possible, after all. There were pages and pages of
information, and I didn’t have the time or energy to sort through them all. I’d heard that there were
classes for that welcomed babies and kids, but I couldn’t find them for the life of me. That’s when I
had the idea for Be Fit Mums.
Being a mum is hard enough – finding exercise options to improve your health, wellbeing and fitness
should be easy.
I hope you find what you need here, and all the best on your journey to Be a Fit Mum!