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With Mother's Day only a week or so away, and Thursday being International Women's Day, it has got me thinking about the influence that my Mum has had on me over the years. Saying that, I am so fortunate to have been raised by both parents; Joan, the kindest lady you will ever meet, and Stephen a man with a heart of pure gold, so whilst these words form a letter of thanks to Mum, it's most definitely extends to Dad too as raising the 4 of us, was most definitely a 2 man job!
I'm living proof that the power post natal wellness and nutrition gives a new mum is genuinely one of the best gifts you could ever give someone.
My first birth was text book. I gave birth with a midwife watching my every contraction and guiding me through my pushes which resulted in me pretty much jumping back into fitness less than 6 months later. I had gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy so joined a gym, got a trainer and completed my dream of completing a 10k 1 year later - brilliant. Then everything changed...
Leaving your 9-5 and going it alone has genuinely been one of the best things I've ever done, however when I talk to others thinking of taking the leap, I feel it's important to mention the emotional side that comes with such a big step. Whilst it most definitely gives you the possibility to see more of your family and be in charge of your own destiny, it's a rollercoaster of a ride that comes with moments of self doubt, so I thought I'd share with you my view on what the actual experience feels like verses your possible thinking.