Core strengthening, Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Hernia Surgery, Motivation, Post Surgery Health, Umbilical Hernia

4 Weeks Post-Hernia Surgery | Rehab Exercises

Today marks 4 weeks since I had surgery to fix an umbilical hernia. My weight has returned to what it was pre-surgery (I gained 4 pounds directly afterwards due to water retention and inflammation).                     I am pleased with how I have been able to regulate… Continue reading 4 Weeks Post-Hernia Surgery | Rehab Exercises

Core strengthening, Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Hernia Surgery, Lifestyle, Parenting, Post Surgery Health, Umbilical Hernia

Post Umbilical Hernia Surgery | 2 Weeks

Two weeks have passed since I had surgery to fix a small umbilical hernia. I am well on the road to recovery, I even managed to go to a trampoline park yesterday with my son for a play date (I had intended on missing out thinking it would be too hard work but the other parents were a… Continue reading Post Umbilical Hernia Surgery | 2 Weeks

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Hernia Surgery, Lifestyle, Parenting, Post Surgery Health

Post Surgery | Bloating, Water Retention & Weight Gain

Two weeks ago I began a short weight loss phase, which included cleaning up my diet, eating below maintenance and adding in 2 short cardio sessions each week. Yesterday, 20th March 2017, I underwent surgery to fix an umbilical hernia, located just above my naval. The surgery was performed under general anaesthetic. Today is the… Continue reading Post Surgery | Bloating, Water Retention & Weight Gain

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

Role Models | Dreams

"If you can dream it, you can do it" I am guilty of letting my doubts and fears hold me back. The what ifs are at the forefront of my mind and can stop me from doing things that I want to do. Over the past year or so I have been working hard on… Continue reading Role Models | Dreams

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

Well Mummy | Summer Shredding

  Today I have launched my website http://www.wellmummy.com On the site there is information about nutrition, how to plan and schedule your workouts, finding what works for you. I have also included some posts from my Facebook page in which I suggest ways in which to save money on weekly food shops by planning your… Continue reading Well Mummy | Summer Shredding

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Infertility, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

CUP OF JO #4 Write Things Down

I've been meaning to write and publish blog #4 of this series for a while but a poorly toddler and husband who has been away meant I've had to put it off. Although it's remained on my to-do list, so it was always going to get done eventually. On the topic of "to-do lists", I… Continue reading CUP OF JO #4 Write Things Down

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Infertility, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

Sunday | Fresh Air | Banana Nut Muffins

Sunday. My favourite day of the week. Almost every Sunday the three of us go for a walk around a nearby lake. On cold days we stop at Costa for a takeaway coffee to warm up our hands and our insides. Today's walk was lovely, a perfect mixture of sunshine and coldness. We are approaching… Continue reading Sunday | Fresh Air | Banana Nut Muffins

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

CUP OF JO #3 Gratitude

" Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives." Today I want to talk about gratitude and how it can make you a more positive and happier individual. This is not just my opinion, there have been numerous studies on the… Continue reading CUP OF JO #3 Gratitude

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Lifestyle, Motivation, Parenting

Cup Of Jo #1 TIME

Firstly I would like to thank you for reading this post. Many of my blogs have tended to be quite lengthy and so I have decided to create a mini-series of short blogs where I will share my thoughts on a particular subject. Also I realise that you may not know my name, its Jo… Continue reading Cup Of Jo #1 TIME

Diet and nutrition, Fitness, Parenting

What A Start To 2017 | Last Day Of January | A Tight Budget

  Remember those resolutions you set yourself just a mere 4 weeks ago? Did you start the year strong? Did you take action to work towards your goals? Did you make the changes that you told yourself that you would? If yes then well done and keep it up! If you answered "no" then why… Continue reading What A Start To 2017 | Last Day Of January | A Tight Budget