Posts filed under: Pregnancy

Why I’m no longer Fit Fun Mum

I have recently rebranded myself from Fit Fun Mum to Balancing Ellie. It’s a bit of a change, but I no longer want the ‘Fit Mum’ label nor stigma. My passion in life is health and fitness. I get up […]

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How to save money buying for baby

There are so many unnecessary expenses as a new mother. Media, family, friends, companies all push for these excessive and expensive products. I’m here to say just because you don’t pick the most expensive, flash, new product out there, does not mean […]

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How to spend your due date when you’re not in labour

So my due date has been and gone. I decided I would not spend the day upset or miserable, but rather spend it enjoying myself. So what’s a 40 week pregnant woman to do? Hit the spa of course!I had […]

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Why I don’t have a birth plan

I decided quite early on into my pregnancy that I didn’t want a birth plan. Shock horror! I have seen many TV shows and movies of women running waddling through to labour and delivery clutching a detailed list of just exactly […]

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12 Things to do before you become a Mum!

I think it is really important to have fun in day to day life. I also believe that you should make the most of any and every situation and this includes pregnancy! Passed your due date? Don’t mope around at […]

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Third trimester upper body circuit

I was 38 weeks pregnant on Monday! I completed an upper body circuit today before my cardio. Admittedly, this circuit is a bit shorter than most because as soon as I finished I jumped on the treadmill and did 45 […]

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Keeping hydrated with fruit infused water

Over the weekend I went to a busy restaurant and became inspired by their water! Admittedly this is something I have seen on Pinterest earlier, although it never appealed to me until I tried it for my self. WOW! So […]

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My Postpartum Motivation

This is something I have been giving a lot of thought to particularly of late. Getting your pre baby body back may be a goal for some, but for me it’s not. I know I won’t look 100% the same. […]

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Dry Body Brushing

What is dry body brushing? Dry body brushing or dry skin brushing is said to be one of the most powerful ways to help stimulate and cleanse the lymphatic system. Miranda Kerr mentioned dry body brushing a couple of years […]

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How I Prevented Stretchmarks Whilst Pregnant

Up until this point in my pregnancy, I have 1 tiny discreet stretch mark. I am happy with that! I have come from a family where everyone has gotten quite a few in different areas. So genetics have definitely not […]

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