Source: Instagram via Belinda Norton
Australian mom-of-two Belinda Norton has always been active. As a full time phys ed teacher she routinely ran marathons, competed in triathlons and worked out religiously – yet Norton claims that now, in her 40’s, she is fitter, more energized and healthier than she ever was in her super-active 20’s.
‘Enough of the self pity. Enough of the excuse list. Enough waiting’ because it is truly ok to change as we are all meant to grow & develop ourself. For me the biggest change was NOT my belly roll, it’s NOT my new found confidence. It’s my energy and overall health. I used to poison my body daily. I did not even know I was doing it. I just ate because I was tired. (Shapes – chicken crimpy in this image) it was the leftovers from the kids. Plus I didn’t get a chance to eat properly, I was too busy with two kids and an endless list. Right?? Well it was actually … just excuse after excuse. I had a list for myself. I believed it too! Until one day- I said enough is enough. I am sick; I am tired and I feel like …. sh.. Every detail of how I did this is in my ➕b.bodyboost Ebook Or hard copy program. ➕Written specifically for Mum’s because I truly understand how life is & I want to help you get your energy; health and personal dream body back. I literally did this working full-time with two kids. Have a go! Take a chance and jump towards a change. ➡️www.blivewear.com ➡️to grab free recipes; how to fitness clips and Ebook programs. My program is endorsed by nutritionist and fitness workouts (see Blivewear YouTube) can be completed at home with 5 easy items. ➕This b.bodyboost ™ program changed my entire life; my health; my teeth, my skin, my body function, less wrinkles; happier and my energy to live more of life for myself and my kids. It’s the healthy way so you too can help your kids for their growth and change 🙌🏽 b.x #transformation #healthy #mum #healthyhabits #nutrition #weightloss #blivewear #happy #trainer #motivation
As an ex-athlete Norton says she was “working her body too hard” and the effects were showing. But after giving birth, the dramatic changes in her body caused her to reevaluate how and when she exercised and the results have been amazing.
Becoming a mum changed my body dramatically, it changed my mindset, it changed my time and it changed my adaptation to food. It changed so much about me I had no idea in many ways who I was anymore. This was hard for a ex.athlete. This was hard for someone who was used to their body responding a certain way. My body became slow, I held a circle of fat around my belly button my permanent donut 🍩 that I played with in the mirror daily. My hips became wider of course after baby but the saddle bags on my butt – where did they come from? I was tired and in this image I was exhausted from climbing Byron Bay lighthouse. Who was this girl? I used to run 20km off the bike after 120km ride and this was a leisurely Sunday. (Yup crazy) •We must understand that after having children our bodies respond differently to food and fitness. •Our bodies are also in our greatest recovery process and the most difficult part of a women’s life. •Changing our old habits in food consumption and fitness training is imperative. •Take it slow and recover properly. •My body change took time but the key was always about improving my health and realigning my body after birth. ➕I am my healthiest with excellent mobility. I am rarely sick and I have ridiculous amounts of happy energy to help others seek their best. I do not count calories or worry about food. I only train 45mins -1 hour daily. My weight on the scales does not matter it is only the feeling and wellness in my body. You see I have always loved my body whether it be large or small but I knew deep down I was not giving my body its best opportunity to thrive. I was hindering it daily with fast fuels that only gave me digestive problems and created fatigue. I want you to look at this fact for yourself. Are you giving your body its best opportunity to thrive? Take away all visual aspects as this does not matter if you feel complete and healthy. We want kids to understand this fact also. It’s not about the LOOK of our bodies it’s how we feel and move. ➡️Read more of BLOG post or HOW I did it? Go to ➡️ www.blivewear.com #blivewear #transformationtuesday #author #transformation #fitness #fitmum #positivity #healthy #fitfam #blogger
“Becoming a mum changed my body dramatically,” Norton writes on her blog blivewear.com. “It changed my mindset, it changed my timeframes and it changed my adaptation to food and fitness…My body became slow, I held a circle of fat around my belly button…my hips became wider…I was tired.”
40 years old vs 30 years old ~ She is still the same person; living and providing for her two children to the best of her ability. Working as hard as she can daily to educate others and completing the same Mum chores list. She is happy but tired, she is self conscious but still makes others laugh; she is sometimes dreadfully upset with her self for her choices but continues to make the same excuses. Do you know anyone like that? Yes me too. Yes this is ME! I was where many find themselves today & tonight wondering what to do 🙋🏼♀️ the difference is very evident to us yet we hide from our own truth I know I did too. My thighs rubbed together and so much that I got chaff & I had to buy longer denim shorts in the hope to hide my thighs. My tummy was over my pants so I pulled them up higher to tuck it in. I was moody and lethargic and it was affecting my family life. Until one day – I decided I’d had enough! No one could do this for me .. ONLY me ..ONLY I could change and from now on I was going to be consistent with my food and my fitness. I promised I’d not give up on my self. No more guessing either I’d get real facts and follow it perfectly. I’d literally had a gut full of my gut and thighs. ↪️Step 1: food regime ✔️Step 2: correct fitness ✔️Step 3: consistency and goal focussed✔️ Step 4: personal reward (not food based but health based – is get a facial or get a massage rather than reward myself with chocolate – this truly worked! If you would like the exact program that got me to today from long denim short days… ? It’s available at ➕ www.Blivewear.com 📖 books & recipes GET your copy today! ↪️ b.bodyboost™️ food and fitness program changed my life and my children’s life too! #blivewear #transformation #healthy #fiitness #bbodyboost #fitmum #recipes #homemade #hitt #author #ebooks #foodie #workingmum #runner #gym #circuits #squat #glutes #fitspo
Norton knew she wanted to get back in shape, but realised she had to approach her fitness routine differently than before kids.
Speaking to the Daily Mail’s FEMAIL, Norton revealed that overdoing cardio wasn’t going to “create a great body shape” and “instead, it was all about light cardio training, repetitive weight training in target areas and speed training as well as a balanced diet.”
Norton revealed women need to do cardio in the morning and not in the evening and encourages moms to work out as as family with the kids.
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The busy mom told the Daily Mail she has followed this fitness routine for the past five years, working out just 45 minutes to an hour each day.
“I am rarely sick and have ridiculous amounts of happy energy to help others seek their best. I do not count calories or worry about food ever,” Norton revealed. “I eat six decent sized meals a day…eat less processed foods and avoid the calorie or macro rating as it’s a ridiculous way to live.”
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Norton has cut out red meat sugar and dairy from her diet, and instead eats lots of fruits, veggies, chicken, fish and legumes. She also drinks a full glass of water before going to bed and when she wakes up in the morning.
Norton told the Daily Mail her fitness routine focuses on less cardio, instead she prefers to use light speed weights, shorter runs and swimming.