The Only Excuse I Have Is Me

I’m 3 months post natal. Our 3rd child arrived just 16 months after our second and as you can imagine it’s left a tired and wobbly body behind. That’s about to change….

  You see I can’t make any excuses that I’ve no time. Stick two boys in a buggy (or a sling and a buggy) and I can walk while they nap. Easy peasy. 

Yet most days we stay hanging out at home where I eagerly wait their first naptime (and hope they have this together) so I can get washed dressed and do my hair. 

But then I should be getting out. It’s no good for anyone being stuck indoors. Essentially this is my downfall. I snack more indoors, have more sugary cups of tea and to be honest it has to stop. 

This is how I’m looking 15 weeks post birth.  

 I shouldn’t and won’t use the children as an excuse not to be a healthy role model to them. And I won’t. The only excuse for not doing anything is me.

I have already lost a stone since Beatlebum came along. I’ve 3stone and 9lbs to get to my goal weight. No excuses, no easy way out and pure determination to make sure I’m as healthy as I can be for my children. 




  1. March 7, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Boom! Well done, lady. You’ve taken the first step; that’s enough to get the momentum going.

    As an aside, I don’t know what time you’re currently up with the little ones, but The Miracle Morning has helped me to make the most of the time I have available before the kids are awake (so I can be dressed and washed, etc. when they wake up). I’m guessing it’s a little early days yet for you, but maybe when there’s a bit more sleep going on. 🙂 The book is by Hal Elrod, and I’m happy to lend it to you. x

    • March 7, 2016 / 10:56 am

      We currently start at 5:15 but we do have time before the rest of the crew are up so it’s possible to do early morning too :))

  2. March 7, 2016 / 10:54 am

    You can definitely do it Chelle, you have the best reason in the world to x x x x

  3. Keira O
    March 7, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Yay well done lovely! Have you had a look at the Body coach, Lean in 15. There are some great recipes in there xx

  4. March 7, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Ahh love your honesty poppet. You can totally ace this! I was exactly the same after having Bert and had shifted 6 st 6lbs by the time I fell preggo with this one (I’m currently 27weeks with baby no 2) it took 2 years of hard graft but I’m so glad I did. Calorie counting, LOADS of walking with the buggy & moderation was the answer for me. I’ve written loads about it on my blog if you fancy a read. We have so much in common with our blogs & social media businesses, so any time you need a friend who knows what it’s like, drop me a line! X

  5. Maggie
    March 8, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Give yourself a break love, you’re a busy mum of 3 not an international war criminal. You already are a great role model! Breastfeeding demands instant calories, focus on good sleep, good food and getting out and about when you can and the wobbly bits will gradually sort themselves out. Spring is coming xxx

  6. March 9, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    Well done for giving yourself a talking to! I too need that sometimes. Just take it easy. My osteopath recently said to me, stop thinking about the bad stuff that’s going into your body and focus on putting good stuff in, gradually this will outweigh the bad stuff. She’s right. I’m done with diets. I am aware of not eating too much crap but more importantly, I focus small things, sleeping well, doing some walking, the odd pilates class, making sure I get vitamins in form of food and supplements. The rest comes by itself and this way it stays a healthy lifestyle xxx

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