Tiff Hall's post about fluctuating body weight is so relatable
List of things filed under let’s deal with it after iso: topping up the Opal card, our penchant for Netflix and naps, the aftermath of a diet consisting solely of banana bread and seeded sourdough.
Sympathise with that last one? Don’t stress. As trainer Tiff Hall can attest, it’s totally normal, and expected, for our body weight to fluctuate - especially during a global pandemic.
“Reality check: Some days you just don’t fit your jeans, and that’s okay!” the 36-year-old captioned a side-by-side image of herself on IG. “As you can see in the photo on the right, I was a little bummed that I couldn't fit comfortably into my fave pair that day (spoiler: it took ample squeezing, but we got there!”
Frustrating as it is to wake up looking more blah than Beyonce, time has taught Tiff to appreciate her figure, no matter how strong or fit she feels.
“I love my body in each of these pics,” she explained. “But even as a professional trainer, my body fluctuates a little in weight, definition and shape.”
The two photos she posted were taken across a period of a month, during which the mum-of-one had eaten clean and undergone “killer training sessions” and had times where she’d let her healthy habits slide.
“I had days where I felt crippled by stress, and days where I made time to meditate,” she said. “I had sleepless nights, restless nights, and nights where I was out like a light by 9pm. I over-snacked some days, and ate only clean, portion controlled meals others.”
“What I’m trying to say is, sometimes you wake up and the mirror tells you that you’ve made progress, sometimes the muscle definition you swear was there a few days earlier has gone MIA,” she continued. “There are many contributors to this – period pain, stress, sleep deprivation, food intolerances, dehydration, hormones, big family dinners, alcohol, the list goes on!”
To nix the negative thoughts from creeping in when she can’t pin-point exactly what’s behind her absent abs, Tiff swears by two tactics:
“1/ Practice mindfulness in moments of doubt and be kind to myself. This is my ‘normal.’ 2/ Share with you as much truth as I can to show you that there is no ‘perfect’ no matter how it may appear on social media.”
Her parting words? “Be kind to yourself, listen to your body and don't sweat the small stuff.”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
How have you been keeping healthy and practicing self-care lately?