I’ve been searching for opportunities to guest post on other blogs that I admire and Christel and Tobias from the TheFitBlog.com were incredibly nice to offer me a spot for a healthy recipe on their amazing blog. They blog about health, fitness, food and how to be Fit With Diabetes. You can follow them by either subscribing directly to their blog or by liking their Facebook page. This couple seriously knows how to get and stay in form, let.me.tell.ya! Woah! I can’t help it but feel inspired to FINALLY tackle that baby belly I have been ignoring for so long. I am a strong believer that healthy nutrition, e.g. a Snapper Fillet With Celery Parsley Salad, is THE number 1 requirement to get and stay healthy and to get and stay slim and sort of in shape but of course, without exercise “in shape” just means within normal weight, not firm, muscular and strong. Many of you may not know that many many years ago….MANY years ago….I used to be a competition swimmer so I obviously exercised A LOT. Both in water and on land. Swimming, running, cycling and body weight lifting, were all part of my daily life until I was 17. I stopped and went from 100% active to 0% active. I mean, I am a pretty active person in general. I walk a lot and I carry a lot (hello?! I have two children) but I stopped purposefully moving my body to achieve certain results for it. For years this didn’t seem to be a problem. All the swimming I had done before had toned my muscles so well that it held on for at least 10 more years after stopping. I had a six pack for a further TEN years. Isn’t that amazing? I was even able to get back in shape without specifically exercising after having my son, my first child. That baby belly went down faster than it had come to grow. My second pregnancy was different. I developed a diastase’s recti (a muscle separation) because my daughter was HUGE! She was born with 4100 g (9 oz) and thus expanded my muscles so much , they didn’t properly go back together again after giving birth.She is three now and I have never bothered to attack my baby belly caused by that muscle separation, which can (not easily but can) be tackled with specific stomach muscle training. I’m sure I will find some really good tips on Christel and Tobias blog and maybe one day, I will dare post a picture of my…..I was gonna say six pack but let’s be realistic….flat-ish stomach ;) For now, I’ll just dig into some more Snapper Fillet With Celery Parsley Salad to at least prevent the belly from growing I guess, haha.
For the recipe go to TheFitBlog.com