An interview with… blogger Brittany Noonan

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Today we are interviewing Brittany Noonan, a fashion loving mummy blogger from Gold Coast, Australia.

27 year old Brittany is proud mum to gorgeous 18 month old Millie, she’s a personal trainer and gym owner who regularly blogs about lifestyle, motherhood and fitness.

This dedicated Mother is an inspiration to other mums, she’s a complete over sharer of all life’s up’s and downs. “There’s nothing in my life I am ashamed to share as I believe by sharing we help others feel less alone in their struggles too!”

Brittany’s Interview…

On a scale of 1 to 10 how important is it that you workout and why? (10 being very important).
8 – working out is extremely important to me as it not only helps me to feel physically good but also mentally and emotionally stable. In saying that, if I do miss a day I no longer beat myself up about it.

Did you work out during your pregnancy? If not why not?
Being a pregnancy and post partum personal trainer I was excited to see what I could do in terms of exercise during pregnancy and I tried to but unfortunately I suffered severe hyperemesis which meant I was too sick to work out most of the time. I would push myself to go for a walk and sometime make a very gentle gym session.

How much time do you dedicate to exercising each week?
45 minutes – 1 hour per day 🙂

What keeps you motivated when you’re tired or the little one has worn you out?
Knowing how much more energy, patience and happiness I’ll have after.

Do you follow a super clean diet or just eat sensibly?
I try to eat as clean as possible. I have a lot of stomach and gut health issues so I eat clean 90% of the time to keep my self from feeling sick.

What does a typical day look like for you?
Morning snuggles followed by a morning walk, mid morning gym and then I work from home in the middle of the day. For the afternoon Millie and I either play at home, go to the park, pool or beach and then a nice afternoon walk. By 5.30pm its time to start bed time routine with bath, dinner, book and 7 or 7.30pm bed time!

What do you find is your biggest struggle? Food, exercise, time, motivation?
For myself food has always been a struggle – between having disordered eating as a young woman to having many stomach and gut health issues I have always struggled to maintain eating enough food. I’ve had a phobia of eating for a long time and am just starting to come out the other side of it now. So constantly making sure I am eating enough is a top priority for me.

What is the best part of your day?
Waking up with my gorgeous daughter. Those morning snuggles and play time are my favourite makes me grateful for my life and puts me in positive mindset for the day.

Finally, if you could give one piece of advice to new mums or mums-to-be what would it be?
As a post partum personal trainer I would say to never skip seeing a women’s health physio to have your abdominals and pelvic floor checked before returning to exercise (wait at least 6 week post birth) as further and long term damage can be easily caused if you’re not aware of these two key areas.  But, above all don’t focus on getting your pre-baby body back, because you have a new body and it’s just as good if not better than the body you had before – it’s given life to another human and that in itself is incredible. Love your body and treat it with the respect it deserves and everything else will fall in to place.

Follow Brittany on Instagram and Facebook. Her website is www.bybrittanynoonan.com.

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