Friday, 25 January 2013


Dark Giant
Image by Riana Ambarsari

In the end it was the muffin top that did it. As you've probably guessed from the title of this post, I'm not talking about the delicious, sweet, just-a-little-bit-crunchy kind (although they've certainly had a part to play in the whole affair). I'm talking about the horrifying moment when I realised that my tummy is the shape of a muffin... even while I am naked (cue gasps).

“How is this possible?!” I hear you ask. How indeed. All I know is that everything south of my caesarean scar is flat and tight, and I now have a bulge of fat that droops over the top of it. Unsightly is an understatement.

How did this happen?! I'd heard many times that having a baby changes your body, but I guess I didn't think it would happen to me. After the birth of MM I was lucky enough to return to my pre-pregnancy weight within a couple of months. My secret? A combination of depression, sleep deprivation, stress and countless hours spent pacing around my house trying desperately to get my baby to go to sleep. Do not try this at home, people!

But two years later here I am – 18 kilos heavier (18!!) and generally droopy. I'd seen it happening gradually, but there in my bathroom, faced with the muffin top, something finally snapped. It was time to jump into action.

This, I've decided, is going to be great year. A year of positive changes. A year to turn things around and start living a happier, more healthy life. And to tell the world about it. Does the world care? Maybe not. But if anyone does happen to be reading this then, please, come along for the ride...

1 comment:

  1. It is definitely going to be the year of awesomeness!! (I've already pre-declared it, so it must be!)
    Write your goals down, plan the steps you're going to take to acheive them, and go for it!
    Looking forward to reading all about it!
    Good luck!