Kimmy Smith is the founder of the postnatal fitness and yoga App – the Fit Mummy Project App and the Nourished Mummy Project App (coming soon!). Kimmy is also an ex-professional athlete, fitness instructor, qualified yoga teacher and mother to two girls with one on the way. Kimmy is on a mission to support and empower women to embrace the journey of motherhood.
If you could go back to the day before you became a mum and tell yourself one thing, what would that be?
Slow down and enjoy this precious time. Don’t rush back to everything. Allow yourself time to heal, recover and adapt to your new life. Oh and sleep whenever you can!
If you could invite any 3 mothers, real or fictional, living or dead, to dinner, who would they be and why?
Maya Angelou – She has so much wisdom and has lived an incredible life. I feel like I could learn so much from her.
Zoe Foster-Blake – So we can be best friends and after dinner we could send each other super cute and funny messages.
Beyoncé – Because Beyoncé. Or maybe not. Because then I would get all star struck and Zoe probably wouldn’t want to be my best friend anymore.
What do you want your kids to say about you at your 100th birthday?
As long as they just gush about how much they love me, I’m not too fussy. I would love for them to say “Our Mum loved us with her whole heart.” I just want my children to grow up knowing how loved they are.
How have you nurtured your friendships since you had kids?
This has been one of the hardest challenges for me. When I had Allegra, I still felt like I could have a great social life with a baby. Since having two it has been a lot harder. With three, I figure I will just need to give up on having any friends I try to keep in touch as much as I can, cry occasionally that I have no social life and try to be grateful for the amazing people in my life.
What is your greatest achievement (not related to your kids) since you became a mum?
Starting the Fit Mummy Project and launching the Fit Mummy Project App. Receiving kind messages from other Mums who say that they just love using the Fit Mummy Project App makes me so proud.
What dreams do you have for your kids?
I hope that they find their passion in life and have the courage to follow it. And I really just hope that they are happy and always have people who love them.
If you had one extra hour in each day, how would you spend it?
Ideally I would spend it out in nature either exercising or even just reading. But realistically, I would probably spend it working!
What do you wish you done more of before you had kids?
Travelled. Done more naughty stuff – I was a goody goody! I wish I had been a bit wilder! I’ll save that for my mid-life crisis!