I completed my first ever 10k! St Davids Day Run 2017!

I remember writing a post back in 2016 after completing the 5k mo run. Before that 5k, I’d taken part in a few 5k’s before, but I’d never taken them seriously. I’d usually walk a bit, then run a bit, then walk a bit, but I knew that I wanted to up my running! That’s why I took part in the 5k mo run. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed it. As such, when one of my friends suggested that I join her in completing the St Davids Day 10k run, I happily signed up whilst thinking… [Read More]

New Year Fitness Regimes

Fitness Gear

January has been and gone. We’re one month into 2017 already and it’s gotten me thinking about how many people have already fallen off of their ‘new year fitness regime’ wagon. I bet it’s quite a few, but there’s no need to be disheartened! You still have plenty of time to get back to it and get yourself into a routine. All isn’t lost! You just need to dig deep and find some motivation and time to really dedicate yourself to the cause! As a busy mum, finding the time to work out can be a challenge in itself. I… [Read More]

I survived boot camp!

This week I won a months free membership to a local boot camp. I’ve never been to a boot camp before now, but having had a personal trainer for a while and having witnessed circuits in the gym I had a pretty good idea about what to expect. I already do spin class twice a week, so I know that my cardio fitness is pretty good, but I’d really like to improve my overall strength, as well as my core strength. I’d also love to tone up and lose the ‘Mummy tummy’. I’m not sure I can still call it… [Read More]

5 Reasons Why I love Spin Class

Spin class face

I remember the first time I ever stepped foot into spin class. I was with one of my step-daughters and we’d both decided to brave spin class. We kind of knew what was entailed, but in hindsight we really didn’t! Our first class was pretty tough! Our legs ached, we were worn out and half way through the 45 minute class I thought I was going to pass out! However, we powered through and eventually we made it out alive! I went to a few more spin classes, but when my step-daughter started uni, I lost my motivation. Somehow going… [Read More]

A workout a day! Update #2

I’m still too scared to look at the scales. Mainly because last week wasn’t great in terms of food. The weekend before last saw me eating birthday cake, too much chocolate and generally just too much rubbish! However from Tuesday onwards all has gone well on the healthy eating front, so I’m hoping this will continue! Now for the honest part. I haven’t done a workout a day. Sorry to disappoint! I did go for a long two hour walk on Sunday with my husband and our girls so that was really nice, even if it did wear me out!… [Read More]

A workout a day update number 1

Spin class

Last week I shared a post with you called, A workout a day. Sounds pretty ambitious right? In that post I wrote about how I wanted to make this year a healthier and more active year for me and my family. As such I set out some goals which outlined how I was going to achieve this and that meant doing one workout a day. I’m now one week in, so how has it been so far? Have I managed to achieve this? Yes! I’m super pleased to say that I have achieved my goal and I have completed one… [Read More]

What we’ve done this week!

I can’t believe that Christmas is over already! The girls are back in school. I’m back in work and life is continuing as normal again, even though my front room now resembles a toy shop and my bathroom a beauty store! I don’t tend to write posts about our week, but I thought this week I would. I guess it’s kind of one of my new years resolutions going in 2017, which is to write down one good thing that happens each week, put it into a jar, and then at the end of the year you can read about… [Read More]

My 2017 Goals

This post kind of follows on from my New Years resolutions post. In short, I want 2017 to be an amazing year. Who doesn’t?!  I want it to be a year that brings with it new experiences. Whether that’s doing something out of my comfort zone, going the extra mile for someone or purely making time to enjoy the smaller things in life.  There are some set goals that I’d like to achieve though and these are follows: Get to my goal weight of 9st7lbs – I’m planning on doing a workout a day, with Monday being my rest day…. [Read More]

A workout a day! 

2017 is going to be my year! I wonder how many people make this statement every year and fail to act upon it? A lot I imagine! Well, this year I fully intend to make this year my year, and that starts with a healthy, focused and motivated me! At the end of 2016 I managed to get into a routine of running 5k three times a week. 5k may not seem much to some people, but the previous year I couldn’t even run 1k, so to me being able to run 5k on a regular basis is a pretty… [Read More]