Super excited to be comin’ atcha with another SUPER MUM in celebration of Mothers Day! Introducing the incredible Belinda Norton. Single mum of two, and founder of the wellness blog b.live.wear Belinda encourages and motivates her community of over fifty thousand people to live their best life. Having recently published a personal memoir Because I was a Bad Wife that delves into her life as she juggles her career with the demands of motherhood, whilst seeking a beautiful life on her own – I couldn’t wait to get to know her little better!
Welcome to Healthy Karma! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO?
Belinda: I am a Mum of 2 aged 13 and 11 years old. I am an author of 5 books and also work full time as a PE teacher and I run my online business blivewear.com and hope to help Mum’s achieve their best help their kids too.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A MOTHER?
Belinda: I love the small things, the late night giggle sessions, the happy sighs of food loves and the moment I feel my children have grown their resilence.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU STILL FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF WHILE BALANCING BEING A BUSY MOM AND RUNNING A BUSINESS?
Belinda: This the most important fact is NO GUILT for finding Mum time to chillax. This is a must allocate into your life every single day. I try to do this with my training or I will have a bath or mini facial or sometimes it’s just 30 minutes fresh air walk or a dream hour. Book in a monthly afternoon or meet up with friends and never feel guilty. You are not the slave to the family. We as Mums and we deserve time too and we must repeat this to ourselves.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND FITNESS?
Belinda: The importance of health and fitness in our lifestyle does begin at home. We are our children’s greatest role model and they copy everything we do from birth. We must show them how to look after their body and be open to discussions and questions. We must show them the skill of cooking and also the basic fitness movements. It as easy as walking daily together as a family and talking about the benefits of food and how certain foods make you feel.
CAN YOU SHARE ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITE NOURISHING MEALS THAT THE WHOLE FAMILY LOVES?
ANY ADVICE FOR NEW OR EXPECTING MUMMAS THAT MIGHT BE READING THIS?
Belinda: Take your time after birth to recover your body is delicate and it needs to be loved and nourished. It is not a race to get back on track it is more important to care for you body at this time.
After 6 weeks begin walking 30 minutes every morning as fast as you body can go with the pram. Flush the body with as much water as you can drink and fuel with high quality nutrition.
Start strength rebuilding after 3 months with HITT and circuits.
SOME RAPID QUESTIONS:
YOUR BEAUTY SECRET: Fake tan fixes all self esteem flaws – I use Bondi Sands makes me feel good when I feel flat.
FAVOURITE FOOD: blueberries or b.basic banana smoothie
FAVOURITE WAY TO MOVE: 30 minute sweat HITT set
FAVOURITE BOOK: BECAUSE I WAS A BAD WIFE
FAVOURITE MOVIE: What Happens in Vegas
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