It’s almost two weeks since I set up my January fitness challenge on Instagram #getfitwithmummycookie and it’s been overwhelmingly fantastic! Thank you to everyone who has got involved so far, you are amazing!
I want to tell you a little background about me and my motives behind starting this challenge. I’m six months postpartum and just starting out on my post baby body fitness journey. Unfortunately, my ability to start getting fit again has been delayed with a Diastasis recti separation of the abs in my stomach, but now that the separation is starting to close after several months of physio, I’m more than ready to get my trainers back on!
I decided to set up a hashtag #getfitwithmummycookie to inspire similar women and mothers to post their own fitness journey where we can support, motivate and inspire each other and have a supportive community where people can chat with others who have similar interests.
Keeping fit is so important to me, not just for the benefits physically, but for how much it helps me with my mind. After having Zachary in July 2017 I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. In September, I attended a support group for 10 weeks with a number of other women suffering with Postnatal Depression, low mood, anxiety, trauma based issues and the two biggest things I learnt from attending those support sessions are that my mental health counts and self- care is so important to help keep the mind healthy.
One of my goals this year is to improve my mind and wellbeing. Sport and exercise is key for me to have a healthy mind. It sets me up for a good day by boosting my endorphins.
It makes me feel good that I can inspire others to get out there and do something active that makes them feel good too.
I’m so pleased that so many of you have got involved with my fitness challenge. I’ve had such a positive response and outlook from my followers on instagram from all around the world. This challenge has inspired people throughout the United Kingdom, all over the world and in Canada. It shows that it doesn’t matter how far we are away from each other, people can relate to pictures. It has been such a warming experience and community. I’m so glad to be in a position to be supporting other women on a similar fitness journey.
I’ve now reached over 1500 followers, I’m thankful for all of my followers who are so supportive on a daily basis!
If you are on your own fitness journey or you are thinking about starting it, please get involved, it’s so easy, just add the hashtag #getfitwithmummycookie on your post. Every Thursday I do a feature post and include everyone’s fitness photos from the week!
Thank you all for the love, inspiration and motivation,
You guys rock!!!
Let’s keep it going!!!