Lose your baby weight with B! Health & Fitness! Sitting behind a desk at Dorset County Council while pregnant, more than eating for two – and struggling to get rid of post-baby weight, Laura Doel from Lyme Regis has been on a mission to slim down. “I piled on the pounds when I was pregnant and like a lot of new mums, I ended up bigger than I was before Jack was born. I became really fed up with not being able to get into my clothes so decided I had to take some action,” said Laura.
“When Jack was 10 months old, luckily for me, a new health club, B! Health & Fitness opened close to where I live in Lyme Regis. I went along with a plea for help to get rid of my excess weight. At the time, I had a big holiday coming up and my main goal then was to get into a bikini.” With help, Laura has lost two stone since February and is still going strong. “I thought I would join a gym, get bored and leave. But because I joined a small, private health club I was looked after and kept motivated
“So I’ve decided to share my top tips for getting back into shape after having a baby to help others who may be in the same boat. I used to survive on sugar, caffeine and processed food which made me really tired. Now I have a very clean diet and feel fit and healthy.”
Laura’s top five tips are:
- Get your diet right – completely overhaul what you eat
- Join a gym – don’t be afraid to lift weights, it’s easier than using a running machine!
- Be patient – give yourself long enough for your new regime to work
- Don’t feel intimidated – you will soon gain confidence
- Use your gym sessions as that special hour away from baby/toddler land and your chance to get back into the adult world
Craig Bernhardt, Founder of private health club B! Health & Fitness in Lyme Regis, where Laura trains said: “Laura is a great example of what can be achieved if you put your mind to it. It’s not rocket science but equally, you do need an objective. If you have nothing to aim for, you’ll achieve nothing. So clearly define what your fitness goals are and then get professional help to devise your plan around exercise, diet and adequate rest. Make sure your plan makes sense to you and then own it. Be patient and make those important lifestyle changes. Just as Laura has done, you will soon look and feel so much better.”