Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy #10

Hello and welcome back for Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy.

So if you read last week’s post , you’ll be aware that I had  to have a rest from running due to painful shin splints and to be honest I was starting to get a little worried due to how I had the most pain in my right leg and I would really hurt walking up and down the stairs. However after resting it all week I can honestly say that the pain feel’s like it has gone. But having said that I don’t want to rush back into running. So what I’m thinking is that I will rest it another week and then maybe trying doing a run or two to start with and see how I get on. I am thinking though that this week I will do some strength training to try to help build up the muscle’s to help lower the risk of getting shin splints again.

Now my husband isn’t a major fitness freak or anything and when I spoke to him about taking that route back into it, he agreed with me rightly or wrongly.

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I also said if you remember doing a food diary type post, well I’ve not kept a diary of what I have been eating but let me tell you that it hasn’t been good, we have had way to many takeaways, this weekend alone we have had 2 Macdonald’s just because it’s been crazy busy this weekend for us being out and about. (No excuse I know) I am also on my second tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream….

I weighed myself on Friday I think it was and I was at 11st 12lbs, how I haven’t put more weight on is beyond me. What I do know is that right now I feel ready to start eating healthy again. This last week I’ve really not watched what I’ve eaten or how much and I do notice the difference from it. I feel way more sluggish but at the same time I feel re-motivated and feel like I’m ready to make a change to my eating. The main reason for too many take away’s is that we have had a really bad week with Logan’s teething to the point where one night I didn’t actually get to sleep till 6:30 am till 8:30 am for Matt to start work.


What I will say I have noticed this last week with not running or doing any form of exercise is how it has affected me mentally… I have been a lot more stressed out a lot more emotional (Lack of sleep hasn’t helped) and not sleeping well. I really wasn’t expecting it to affect me as much as it has, but it has also given me a lot of motivation to get back to working out one way or another be it running or weight’s.

Not working out has meant that I have been thinking a lot about working out and having a weeks break and looking back over the weeks where I only did running, I think that I’m better off mixing it up throughout the week and maybe do running towards the end of the week and over weekend and just do a couple of runs and then beginning to mid-week do a couple of weight sessions to really help tone up my body….Which is my main goal, When I started doing the Jelly Belly To Yummy Mummy post I didn’t really have much of a goal other than to lose weight. But having a break and time to think has allowed me to think of what I really want to get out of it, and the answer to that is I want to tone up my Belly, after having a C-Section I have a hangover belly which I want to reduce and tone as much as I can. And to just tone up the rest of my body. I don’t mind not losing weight if I’m toning up and losing inches I’ll be happy. I guess it’s just trial and error to see what will work for my body and what I enjoy and what won’t leave me with constant injuries.

So in summary I think having the break has been the best thing for me in terms of refocusing on what I want to get out of my work outs and for giving me the motivation boost I so desperately needed. So in next weeks post I will weigh myself and take measurements of my body but I won’t compare it to previous week’s I’ll treat as though I’m starting from scratch…Frustrating but I think it’s needed.

As always Thank you for reading and until next time.



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  1. chantelle hazelden says:

    a break is definitely worth it sometimes and seems like you’ve got a great attitude about what you want out of all of this! #bloggingtojogging

    1. Sam says:

      Hey thanks for the comment. I have definitely enjoyed the break and has helped me look at how I’ll work out moving forward and the likes and even how I approch the whole process emotionally.

  2. Nicky Nelson (@CanDoNicky) says:

    I soooo wish I could get into running! I have tried numerous times, but it just doesn’t do it for me then I give up! Aaargh! Those who love it really do seem to love it so it must be very frustrating to have to take time away from it. Hope you are able to get back to it soon.

    1. Sam says:

      Thanks I’m hoping to get back into it in the next week or so don’t want to rush anything after having the shin splints because they are soo painful. It’s a shame you can’t get into it it’s so great for the mind as well as the physical benefits.

  3. Hannah Budding Smiles says:

    A break can really help you to regain focus and I’m glad the pain went, although not that you had such a tough time with Logan’s – I can relate as you know! Now I’m caught up from last week finally I’ll head over to see how this week went for you! Thanks for linking up with #BloggingToJogging xx

    1. Sam says:

      This weeks one will be up maybe tomorrow or wednesday as not sure yet what I’m going to post really struggling to get up and either run or workout at hone. Logan has been much better these last couple of days. He actually about 12 hours of sleeping and not waking up last night. Get In. It’s one of the things I love about the blogging community is that there is always someone you can relate to in terms of what your going through. And it’s great that Toby and Logan are a similar age to not compare as such but to be kinda going through the same things around the same time so to speak.

  4. Mummymelton says:

    It sounds like your break has given you a chance to refocus and reassess what you want to achieve, which is great. I know what you mean about not exercising having an impact on your mental health, I haven’t run since GNR & I have noticed I feel more stressed, back out running this weekend. Thanks for linking up with #FitnessFriday

    1. Sam says:

      Thanks for the comment. I’ve always read about exercise being good for your mental health etc but I never really bothered when I was younger but now that I’m about to turn 31 and have a toddler the need to look after myself physically and mentally is so important. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a fitness junkie and I’m not an expert in what I should do and eat to get the best results but I figure doing something is better than doing nothing and I’m sure I’ll get more knowledgable the longer I’m committed to getting healthy in mind body and spirit.

  5. A Cornish Mum says:

    I really hope you recover quickly and can get back into it easily! I have back and hip issues that made it painful to even stand for too long a few months ago, but I’m building up and up to speed walking now! I miss running though!
    Stevie x #FitnessFriday

    1. Sam says:

      Thank you. Oh gosh I couldn’t imagine having that kind of pain, that must’ve made things so difficult to do even just normal day to day stuff.
      It’s great that you are able to slowly build yourself back up though. I hope you get back to running even if it’s still a while away I hope you csn get back to it.

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