#highgatewoods

Dear Mothers: We’re Not Meant to "Bounce Back"

We’re not meant to “bounce back” after having babies. Not physically, not emotionally. We’re meant to step forward into a better and different version of ourselves. Motherhood is sacred, and it is clear that the hard work is NOT DONE when that baby comes out (notwithstanding a lifetime of nurturing and school runs). You are still very much recovering from the birth — physically, emotionally, hormonally — for weeks/month or years. We need to have a better understanding of all that we’re doing. Then we’d be more likely to A.) feel better about our accomplishments (and be proud of having grown a baby) and B.) welcoming the changes they have made to our bodies.
The very notion that we are meant to change as little as possible, and even revert back to the women we were before we became mothers is unrealistic. I exercise almost every day, but no matter how fit I become my body will always show the signs of the 3 babies I have carried, birthed and nursed. I exercise to keep strong and healthy and it makes me happy.

So why are we always striving to get back to what we were before when it is unnecessary and will it serve us even if we could reach that goal?
#buggyfit #parkmum #primrosehill #regentspark #highgatewoods #postnatalexercise #postnatalfitness #mothers

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Love, love Highgate Woods.. Beautiful..#highgatewoods , #getoutandrun , #activechildren, #thule , #heartrunners

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Forest bathing at Highgate Wood #highgatewoods #northlondon

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Dogs back to back all day and no time to eat. Then my daughter surprises me with a cheese and marmite toastie. I then discover a new way to get this naughty little #miniatureschnauzer to have his face dried😂😂Win win!
#lovemydaughter #doggrooming #muswellhillmums #muswellhilldogs #marmite #highgatemums #highgatedogs #ilovecrouchend #crouchenddogs #family #allypallydogs #alexandrapark #highgatewoods

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I caught a muted glint of sun
today. Mind not enough to warm
these drossy winter remnants,
yet sunlight all the same.
February truly is
the shittiest of months. .
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#doyalikemypoem? #poetry #winter #feelingmelancholic #waxingpoetic #ihatefebruary #winterblues #london #drearyday #highgatewoods #winterwalk #dreamingofspring #imissthesun #vitamindsupplementsforthewin

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Busy Forest School today in Waterlow Park . To come along for a free trial morning Contact through Woodentots.co.uk #woodentots#montessori #waterlowpark #highgatewoods #forestschool

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Back on the running tip #highgatewoods #getbackonit

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Cuddles 🤗💖

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If you go down to the woods today....
#woods #highgatewoods #londonlife #spring #sundaymorning

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Where did my bum go? A weak core often leads to a collapsed sitting posture. The body then uses the glutes (bum) instead of the core to stabilise the pelvis. When the glutes are busy stabilizing they are not available to do their main job, which is extending your legs when you walk, run and squat to get in and out of chairs and lift. As a result, that part of the glute/bum muscles waste away and become inactive leaving us with a flat, saggy bum and no real functional strength. At Buggyfit we start with retraining the core and pelvic alignment and as as a result the glutes can return to their main job and build strength a gain. #buggyfit #parkmum #primrosehill #regentspark #highgatewoods #strongglutes #strongcore #postnatalfitness #postnatalexercise

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Spotted a great fort that had been built in Highgate Woods when out walking earlier today #walking #coldsunshine #highgatewoods #saturdayafternoons

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Highgate Woods - you are beautiful! #highgatewoods

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Beautiful walk through #HighgateWoods this morning. Hello Spring! 🙏🏻🌿🍃🌞 #nature #sunisout #woods

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Beautiful morning walking the dogs in Highgate woods . #februarymorning #highgatewoods #walkingthedogs #dogwalking #sunnymorning #quietinthewoods

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