Mummy Tummy Update #1 My Weightless Journey @gymbunnymum

After having Brandon at age 19 my body literally pinged back into shape, I left the hospital in my size 8 jeans and never looked back. After having Archie at age 31 was a different story.

I know I’m by no means obese and don’t want to put too much focus on my weight but it just isn’t as easy now I’m in my thirties to keep in shape, I have to really work at it. After having Archie I joined the gym, ate healthily and was really happy with my fitness, my body shape, I was a size 10, my clothes fit me and I felt confident and happy. I loved going to the gym, it was the place that I could let off steam, if I was stressed I could hit the treadmill and let it all go. I loved the feeling of walking out of the gym completely knackered.

Then back in June I ended up in hospital having emergency surgery on my spine after loosing the feeling in my left leg. This obviously meant that the gym was no longer an option, I could barely walk let alone run or lift weights. I’m not happy with the weight I’ve put on, I’m now at my heaviest of 11 stone 4. I know I’m not huge but I no longer feel comfortable. My clothes don’t fit properly, the ‘mummy tummy’ is making a show again and I feel so sluggish from not exercising.

I still don’t have full feeling back in my leg and have lost a lot of flexibility but I feel so much better and am so ready to get back to the gym and eating properly. When I go to the gym it really motivates me to eat healthily as I don’t want to waste all the effort I’ve just put in. This is partly why I want to track my monthly progress publicly, it makes me accountable and will keep up my motivation so I’m taking the terrifying step of publishing my measurements, eeeek! I’m not going to focus too much on weight as when building muscle tone you may not seem much change in weight as your loosing fat but gaining muscle. After a year of going to the gym regularly I weighed more than when I started but I was slimmer and more defined so loosing inches, feeling better and eating healthier will be my focus.

So here’s my starting point:

weight loss tracker

I’ll be updating my weight & measurements once a month to join in with my new #FitMamasClub linky. Pop on over & link up your fitness, healthy lifestyle & healthy eating posts too.

Feel free to download my free Weight Loss Tracker to keep track of your own progress, just click on the image below then then save the pdf file and print.




  1. January 28, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    The weight loss tracker is such a fab idea. I never measure myself in inches, but I definitely should as even if I haven’t necessarily lost any weight, I may have lost inches. I definitely regret not measuring myself at the start of my journey, I just couldn’t face it though! Looking forward to seeing your progress each month and supporting each other along the way xox
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    • January 28, 2016 / 9:49 pm

      I think if you only weigh yourself you can get really disheartened if you don’t lose much but you could have lost inches which I feel is the main thing. I’ve also taken pics but I’m not sharing them just yet! lol x
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  2. January 29, 2016 / 7:58 am

    Way to go Toni, I think it’s such a great idea to keep track of measurements, even though the first ones are hard to publish!! It’s gonna be great to see how you get on!! You have definitely inspired me to be brave and include measurements next time too!! I’m so not into weight it doesn’t matter as long as you are happy with how you look in your clothes, it’s easy to get hung up on a target weight etc but as you so rightly said if you’re working out you may not really lose any weight as muscle is heavier than fat!!

    Can’t wait for next month’s update!! Thanks for co-hosting #fitmamasclub with me, I already love this linky!!!!
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    • February 4, 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Exactly, weight wise I’ve always been heavier than my friends even when I was a smaller dress size so weight isn’t everything for me. My measurements & how my clothes fit, but most importantly how I feel x
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  3. February 1, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    What a great idea with the weight tracker. So sorry to hear about our op, that must have been awful. Glad you starting to feel better and getting back into fitness. Love this linky so thanks for creating it. #fitmamaclub xx
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