Hi all I’m Kimberley and one of your Inspirational Mums To Be for July!
I’m 23 years old, mum to one fiery little 2 year old boy and now 36 weeks into my second pregnancy, due late July.
My first pregnancy wasn’t terribly unhealthy – for me I felt rather liberated to be “healthy” – therefore fuelling my body with nutritious food and exercised regularly.
My continual healthy lifestyle isn’t just for my pregnancy but to set me up to be stronger, happier and more capable post pregnancy.
I love to be active, and try new things. This pregnancy has not been so kind as to allow me to continue the exercise I had previously engaged in.
It can and has been disheartening but instead of just giving up and doing nothing I continue on not just for my baby but for myself too.
My family lives in a small mining community so resources are also limited (having no local fitness classes for instance) so self-motivation and inspiration/imagination is required to mix up exercise routines.
Exercise for me isn’t just about my physical body, I find it a great mental release and stabiliser.
I suffered from PND and anxiety after my first baby and have been overcome with bouts of anxiety during this pregnancy too.
Keeping myself mentally sane for myself, my unborn child and my family is very important to me. Some of my favourite activities to get myself moving are walking, cycling and yoga.
Food is also a big interest of mine, I love food! I have been studying Nutritional Medicine previous to falling pregnant and after finishing subjects late May I am now taking a break from study to concentrate on the pending changes our family is about to go through.
There is a lot of information out there about healthy eating it can become overwhelming. I’ve loved the help and information that the Healthy Pregnancy Eating & Exercise Plan and Healthy Mummy website have provided.
What you fuel your body with makes so much difference to how you look and feel and we all know how important it is to nourish our bodies while growing a tiny new human.
It’s been wonderful to have such a guide and support network to help keep on track with healthy choices and be inspired by others to do and try new or different things.
Even though this pregnancy has been harder on my body, with exercise and healthy eating I feel healthier within my body and happier in mind, body and soul.
I feel privileged and look forward to spending the last weeks of my pregnancy inspiring you all as I have been inspired. And to have happy and healthy pregnancies, making it a journey to be enjoyed! It’s a beautiful blessing.
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