My name is Ash and I am 21. I am depressed and miserable about my weight and really need a kickstart to get fit & healthy.
I have good reasons, I just never seem to be able to generate enough motivation.
I gave birth to my son 7 1/2 months ago, and during pregnancy I had a 30kg weight gain... which included me going from a 12DD to a ridiculous and uncomfortable 16J, which makes for really difficult and/or painful exercise. Since then I have actually put on weight... which is rather deflating.
I am breastfeeding, which is supposed to help with the weight loss, but I disagree
I also have post-natal depression which is a less than pleasant experience and I also think the anti-depressants are hindering weight loss too.
I am not the greatest eater and really need to retrain myself on when and how frequently to eat during the day. One major marker is that I never eat breakfast, another is that I eat dinner really late as my fiance doesn't get home from work until 10pm... the two of which are the worst possible combination for my metabolism I am sure.
We are working on my PND at the moment, and am hoping that as it improves I will regain some functionality in the ability to undertake simple tasks like making myself dinner earlier rather than waiting for DF to get home. I also know that exercise will improve my depression so I need a kick up the butt for that too!
I am very much a results person, so I know this is going to be incredibly difficult for me to not give up straight away. I am really hoping being part of this forum will help me stay motivated and on track to a healthier, fitter lifestyle and a yummy mummy bod