FitMUM of the Month Transformation

I love a transformation story and this is a great one……

For those that don’t receive our FitM.U.M & IronDAD monthly newsletter (which you can sign up for here), I am featuring a FitM.U.M of the month in each edition. I would love to introduce you to this months FitM.U.M Emma. Please read her story as I believe it will resonate with others and hopefully inspire you. It has taken a lot for Emma to put herself out there, this is a big part of her journey and I am so proud of how far she has come!! Please show her the respect, encouragement and FitMummy love that she absolutely deserves! Let’s hear from Emma about her health and fitness journey so far….

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“My name is Emma and I have been training with Kelly for about 3 months now. As a mum to two young girls (3yo and 1yo) I found myself to be in a bit of a rut while on my last lot of maternity leave. I was lacking energy and in turn lacking motivation to do any exercise and was eating pretty poorly. I was also struggling to accept my post pregnancy body which resulted in a degree of social anxiety and isolation. After realising I needed to do something for myself I treated myself to a bit of a shopping spree and commenced training with Kelly. I started with two PT sessions a week, where I was put through my paces, constantly challenged by Kelly and supported by my 1yo daughter! After two months I returned to work (as a school teacher) and have cut back to 1 PT session a week, with the aim to also get to 1 group class a week. Kelly also encouraged me to join the FitM.U.M 12 Week Challenge, which I did and it has helped keep me accountable.

Reflecting upon the last 3 months, I’m amazed and very proud of the changes I have seen in myself. Obviously with the amount of training I have been doing the physical benefits have been many. I have lost some weight, feel stronger and more importantly have much more energy to get through each day (which is vital at times when running on limited sleep). Kelly has also helped me assess and modify my eating habits. I’m now more aware of what I am and should be eating and can honestly say I feel much better for it. However for me the most important changes I have experienced are the psychological ones. I am much more pleasant to be around, have a lot more confidence in myself and am far more patient with my loved ones. Kelly has taught me the importance of looking after myself and not feeling guilty about it, making small achievable changes so as to not set myself up for failure and to enjoy the challenge of training (which I do…..most of the time)”

 

I love nothing more than seeing my FitMummies become happier, healthier and prioritising their health and fitness! It is the most rewarding part of what I do and I will never get tired of it. I hope you loved reading Emma’s story and maybe it resonated with you or gave you a little spark of motivation and inspiration to start your journey or to keep going…. you are most definitely worth it!

Kel xx

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FitM.U.M January Fitness Offer

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I’m so glad you are interested in my amazing offer to help kickstart your health & fitness goals in 2016. You may have had good intentions of starting well in the past but just haven’t followed through or have become overwhelmed by it all. I am confident that this will not only kickstart your fitness journey but that you will also learn valuable tools on how to make it a part of your entire lifestyle.

Here is what you get:

4 x 60 minute Personal Training sessions to be used in January

Our Personal Training Sessions are tailored for every individual, incorporating your personal goals and making allowances for any injuries or limitations. We concentrate on  overall strength and conditioning and increasing fitness and endurance. We always include core and abdominal work in each session and make sure we finish with a series of relaxing full body stretches. Sessions are suitable for all ages and fitness levels and any specific training or fitness goals you may have.

Unlimited FitM.U.M classes for the entire month of January

FitM.U.M classes are High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions and we offer 8 classes per week at West Beach, SA. See timetable below.

Class Timetable

All classes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. They are a fantastic way to get an awesome workout in a fun and friendly social environment! Winning!

Free attendance to our Running Group throughout January

We hold a Running Group session once per week on a Sunday at 7.30am, meeting at West Beach Surf Live Saving Club. Each week varies and can include distance running and endurance, interval sprint sessions, hill runs, stairs, beach runs etc. We also provide a new take-home running program as homework each week to help assist your running progress.

These sessions are suitable for all ages and fitness and running abilities. We tailor the sessions for beginner, intermediate and advanced and we know that you will see great improvement with your running! Consistency is the key.

+ an extra PT session (FREE) for each week left of December when you purchase the offer

This will depend on when you obviously make that commitment to purchasing this incredible offer. For example if you pay by the following dates this is what you will receive EXTRA:

13th – 19th December = Receive 3 FREE extra PT sessions

20th – 26th December = Receive 2 FREE extra PT sessions

27th – 31st December = Receive 1 FREE extra PT Session

PLUS everyone that takes up this offer before 31st December will go in the draw to WIN a Polar Loop 24/7 Activity Tracker! They are an awesome way to track your daily health and fitness progress. It includes step count, calories, sleep tracking and gives you a breakdown of how much physical activity you need to do to reach your daily goal! It has a fantastic and easy to use app which gives you access to all of your information right at your fingertips. I love my Polar Loop and I know you will too.

So what are you waiting for, contact me today via any of these channels:

Phone: 0403 156 896

Email: fitmumsa@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fitm.u.msa

I don’t like too much fine print, so here are the only T’s & C’s you need to know:

Must be purchased and paid for in full before 31st December 2015

All Personal Training Sessions (including the free sessions) must be used before 31st January 2016

There will be no refunds once payment has been made

All Personal Training Sessions must be done at FitM.U.M PT Studio at West Beach, South Australia

You must book in for all classes prior to the day (12 hour minimum notice to book and/or cancel) as places are limited and I need to know if you are attending

The winner of the Polar Loop Activity Tracker will be drawn at random on 1st January 2016 and announced on FitM.U.M Facebook page

I look forward to meeting your beautiful self and working with you to reach your health and fitness goals in 2016! I’ve got a good feeling about this!

FitM.U.M & IronDAD xx

Good Choices, Planning & A Goal = RESULTS!!

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Do I proclaim to be the fittest person going around… No I absolutely do not! I am not a 20 something gym junkie, I am a 30 something mother of two who leads a very busy life. What I do proclaim is that I ensure I live a healthy lifestyle, keep active, eat well and be a good role model for my children. After all, we are shaping our children’s lives and they are watching us every single day. I have had many people tell me this is why I am ‘relatable’. I am not trying to be the next figure model but I am determined to be the best version of me I can be and I am learning so much in the process!

My Babies

My Babies

Of course, I like the odd indulgence, who doesn’t? I wouldn’t be being honest if I said I didn’t. I strongly believe that you shouldn’t deny yourself of things, but you should take responsibility and control of what you are consuming and understand the effects it has on your body. I love to socialise and have a good time with friends and family and I lead a ‘normal’ life, but I always realise that everything I do is a choice and sometimes I have to use willpower and discipline when making certain choices. It has actually been amazing for my personal development and growth to see how strong I can be. Since being pregnant with my second daughter, I have loved seeing the strength and determination I have found with my exercise and nutrition. One thing I will stress is that you do have to be in the right frame of mind to make it work. You have to be honest with yourself and be prepared for it to be hard work, but I can promise you it will be so rewarding and you will feel so much happier!

Truth!!

Truth!!

It is a well known fact that it takes 21 days to break old habits and form new ones and you will start seeing awesome results in that short amount of time too! For me, once I made the time for myself to exercise (this does not have to be hours and hours sweating it out at the gym, I will discuss that in a minute) the nutrition part came quite easily because I was feeling so good after exercising that I didn’t want to undo it by eating poorly. It has a roll on effect and BINGO….. that is how you form your new healthy habits.

As I mentioned earlier I am busy like every (super) mum, I also have an Ironman Triathlete hubby who, as well as being extremely dedicated to his family, is also very focused on his own training and reaching his goals so we have to find balance and make that work for us. He has taught me so much about self discipline, training and how much you can do when you are determined. I’ll do a separate story about him another time. Obviously you will also have to find the balance and make it work with your family/work life too, try writing out everyone’s schedules or investing in a family planner/organizer and slot in YOU time. Being busy doesn’t mean you are any less important, or your goals should suffer, it just means you need to work hard on making yourself a priority. I plan my days as much as you can with a 7 year old and a 3 month old. At the moment my preferred form of exercise is running, weights/strength work (at home) and stretching/yoga. I find this easy as I don’t need to go to the gym to get it done.I do quite a bit when my eldest is at school and my littlie is napping or I take her out in the pram. My longer runs I obviously have to wait until hubby is around, something that works for us is he is out on his bike at 6am every Saturday and he gets home around 9ish so I am all ready to go in my running gear and when he gets home I head straight out the door. Sunday he will go for his run first thing and then I go and do a run or a gym class once he is home – Perfect! That way everyone is happy and we are all done and dusted for the day by around 10am.

H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training) is an effective way to exercise especially if you want to work hard but only have limited time. It is a circuit of high intensity exercises performed non stop for 45 seconds with a short 15 sec rest in between, these can vary in length from 10 mins to maximum of 40 minutes. It really gets the heart rate up and is great for fat burning! Later in the week I will post a tough but short H.I.I.T workout that I do so make sure you are following my Facebook page so you don’t miss out https://www.facebook.com/fitm.u.msa

Here’s what you should do next….

Set a personal goal

Write it down

Plan time for yourself

No excuses. Make it happen!

Take note of your progress, be proud of yourself and Enjoy!

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