Dear Children…

Dear Children, I want to start this letter by telling you both that Mummy and Daddy love you more than words can ever express. We want you both to be happy, and in order for that to happen, we’ll always be there for you, supporting you both through good and bad times. This letter has been written with a lot of love behind it. Life can be tough. It can be cruel. It can break even the strongest of human beings. However, if we can go forward in life with a positive, can-do attitude then we truly believe that anything… [Read More]

A Visit to Wales Air Ambulance as part of #TeamBreconCarreg

As part of Team Brecon Carreg, my team mates and I were invited to the Wales Air Ambulance Base in Llanelli to find out more about what Wales Air Ambulance does. Just to give a brief overview, Team Brecon Carreg is a running team, split into North and South Wales. Each team is made up of 10 members. As part of Team Brecon Carreg we’ve been entered into a number of races across Wales, and the best part is that for every mile the team runs in training and in events, Brecon Carreg will donate £1 to Wales Air Ambulance…. [Read More]

This is what we really should be teaching our young girls

As a mum of girls, I often worry about their future and think about all of the things that I’d like them to learn before they spread their wings and leave the nest. There are so many things that I wish I’d been taught when I was younger. As such I thought I’d ask some other parents, who also happen to be bloggers, what they think we should really be teaching young girls. Here’s what they said. Money Pete from Household Money Saving said: I would teach them about money – why it’s important for the future and how best… [Read More]

I’m Part of Team Brecon Carreg #TeamBreconCarreg

When I started running, I had no idea how much of a positive effect it would have on my life. Not only have I lost weight, I’ve also had a complete lifestyle change. I eat better. I feel more energised, motivated and most importantly of all, I feel happier. Little did I know when I started running in March last year, that I would end up completing my first half marathon! Who knows. Maybe one day, I’ll pluck up the courage to run a full marathon! Until then, however, I’m happy running around my neighbourhood, plotting new routes and entering… [Read More]

Why I keep a food diary and weigh myself every day

Feeling comfortable in my own skin has always been something of a mission of mine. Last year I managed to lose two stone, and I started running. I even completed my first half marathon and am signed up to do it all again this year. Like many other men and women who have tried to lose weight, I’ve had some pretty unsuccessful experiences. Take 2016 for example. I started the year at a weight I was happy with, but the end of 2016, I’d put all that weight back on again. It’s something of a viscous cycle that felt like… [Read More]

Review: Losing weight with SoShape #ad

With every new year, comes the inevitable influx of people stating that they’re going to lose weight, be more active or start a new career. That’s exactly how 2017 started for me. Weighing 11st8, I felt uncomfortable, and more importantly I wasn’t happy. I always wore baggy tops and my jeans often felt tight around my tummy. I knew I had to do something. I had to make a change. I wanted to be a good role model to my children. I started running, and even completed my first half marathon! By the end of 2017 I’d lost two stone… [Read More]

Should weight loss adverts be banned until after the watershed?

TV advertising can often be a bit hit and miss. It’s like those car adverts with no sound. At first I thought it was a pretty clever idea. It definitely makes you stop and look up at the TV as you wonder why there’s no sound. I soon realised it’s most likely a clever advertising ploy in an attempt to grab your attention. Or how about all of those toy adverts on kids channels? Up until recently I never knew these existed! Yes, the joy of having twins who love to watch Cbeebies and nothing else, has meant we’ve managed… [Read More]

We’re all different and that’s ok

Teaching children about body image can be a pretty tricky subject. At the tender of six, it’s not something I tend to think about talking to our girls about. However, when M came out school one day, and passed comment about a teachers weight, it made me think twice. The lady in question was overweight, and I was a tad surprised to hear M say the lady was fat. When we got home, I talked to both of our girls about how every one is different. Some people are tall, some are short. Some have blue eyes, brown eyes or… [Read More]

R.E.D January is over! What now? #redjanuary

R.E.D January is over, so what do I do now? Rest? Enjoy the freedom of not having to run every day? Well, I could do that, or I could take on another challenge, and that’s what I’ve done! Planking everyday in February! Although I’m not doing this for a charity nor will I be blogging about this challenge, it’s just something I want to do! Anyway, the purpose of this post is to let you know how R.E.D January went. Well, on the 31st January 2018 I completed my last run, and as you can see from the picture below,… [Read More]

Encouraging Children to be Healthy and Active

As many people know, I enjoy keeping fit and I try my best to eat healthily too. This is something my five year old twins have started to take notice of in recent months. They’ve always know that mummy likes to run and they quite often join me in stretching after my runs. They know the names of the stretches and the muscles that each particular stretch is for! They also know that it’s important to keep fit and eat a varied diet. Now, I have to be honest and admit that when I was a kid, the last thing… [Read More]