Practice what I preach…

I was confronted by the scales today… After being obsessed with my weight for several years after having my boys, I hadn’t been on them for a long time and instead I have been focussing more on my movement, gaining muscle and enjoying my training and FOOD. Specifically, Peanut Butter… I do believe in the IIFYM approach to encourage no restriction in terms of food type and the occasional tracking I believe to be be a good thing for being accountable – but as far as the peanut butter goes, lets be honest, my tablespoon is more like a half cup!!!

So the number was quite a bit bigger than I thought. With every ounce of my being since I have been reminding myself that growing muscle was my goal, and you know what, I achieved it!! I am strong, healthy, love eating well and exercise is how I happily start every day. In the old days this would lead me to a downward spiral and probable binge – but today, as a nearly 30 year old I can safely say that I love my life. I love my active lifestyle, I love being strong, I love being able to run, I love eating vegetables and I love being a fit Mummy role model for my boys.

But I will however give the PB a little rest over the festive season to make way for other delicious goodies. And you can bet that come the New Year there will be no resolutions to break or mess up – just me continuing to do what I do 🙂

Sig xx

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Selfish

This week I was confronted with this word…

Am I? Are we? Are you?

As a Mum of two and as a wife my life’s priority is all the jobs and duties of a typical housewife – which I love. I had my first boy at the age of 22; I felt very young at the time and had not yet achieved any great accomplishments as far as my career is concerned nor had any real direction for my future – other than the fact that I was now a MUM!! I love being a Mum… I love the fussing and nurturing, the midnight ‘I’m scared Mummy’ visits and all the love I get in return. It was becoming a Mum that started me on my fitness and health journey – you know the drill, overweight/baby-weight!  After my second boy was born I continued to pursue my passion for fitness by becoming a personal trainer and to this day I LOVE what being FIT means and FEELS to me!

No doubt about it, my health, my body and my fitness IS a priority to me. It is because of this 6 out of 7 mornings each week I am up before 5am to get my training in before the kids wake up. It is my ME time 🙂

Lately, us women are becoming more and more empowered by finding our own strength – not only in the gym but within ourselves and our right to be unapologetically exactly WHO we want to be. For me that hour every morning strengthens my inner being beyond belief. Yes, maybe it is selfish – but after I give to myself I am able to give to others for the rest of the day. I am a happier Mum and more loving wife, I get more things done in a day and its looking after MY BODY. The one and only body I have been Blessed with using for this journey called life. No one else is going to care for you body and this self-love that has grown ten fold since I started strength training will continue to carry me though all the trials I am yet to face in this lifetime.

So YES, I am SELFISH – I love my body and prioritise my training so that I can give more to my family and live a fun-filled joyous life respecting the body I’m in!

 

Sig x

Leg Day…

So… I have a huge list of topics I want to cover here; but today, while doing by quad-dominant lifting day, I felt the urge to discuss something…

The love/hate relationship we sometimes have with exercise. I am a self-confessed fitness lover – I love to do it, read about it, talk about it and here I am writing about it! But some days I still dread it. What pulls me through? That amazing feeling of accomplishment.

So the alarm goes off at 4:45 am and I get it DONE! Before the kids get up and before the making lunches and getting ready for work begins. I am not super human and my willpower gets burnt out like everyone else, but its that joy and satisfaction I am chasing. I was NOT looking forward to this workout I had set for myself this morning – but I did it and felt AMAZING!

Taking the right step first thing in the morning, making that ‘healthy-for-me’choice sets me up for a full day of good choices and a full day of feeling satisfied, confident and accomplished!

It was 60 minutes of power and sweat and its done for another week! It takes consistency and commitment to fall in love with exercising you body but it is so worth it 🙂

And I do it because I LOVE my not because I hate it!!!

 

Sig xxx

Beginner Blog…

I feel like I have found a new home for expressing my passion for fitness, health, family fun and my faith!

I have always been a dreamer, a passionate thinker and a deep feeler and as I approach 30(!) married with two beautiful children, I am loving the journey of self discovery I find myself on. So it is here I will share small victories, personal insights and motivating ideas about leading the best and healthiest life possible..

My name is Sigrid and Sigs Fit Bits is my passion. I’m a Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Coach, Bowen Therapist, Mother, Farmers Wife and Teachers Aide. So as you can see the ‘fit bits’ portion encompasses every facet of the fitness life I love living!

I know there are so many amazing and insightful blogs about women in fitness but I couldn’t go another year without expressing some gratitude and sharing some of the wonderful and profound things I have learnt on my journey.

So stay tuned…

I have taken the plunge into the online pool and I’m so excited!!!

 

Sig xx