Join the NSPCC and take on Messathon: the messtastic obstacle course! (Discount code included)

I love a good run and it’s something I try to encourage my children to do too. They’ve already watched me run a few races and we’ve even been on a few runs together around our local area. They even took part in a family fun 1k run a short while ago. I think it’s so important to encourage children to get active and that’s why I wanted to share with you the NSPCC’s Messathon! As per the title of this post, it’s a messtastic obstacle course! There are three dates set across Surrey, Bristol and Aldenham. Families with children… [Read More]

Diet vs. Exercise: Which Is More Important For Weight Loss?

You have two things that you want to prioritise. Achieving your weight loss goals. Living every other aspect of your life. In a perfect world, these wouldn’t rub up against one another. Sure, there are women who manage to combine their health and fitness concerns alongside living a functional adult life – and those women are Heroes, who deserve every medal the world can throw at them. For the rest of us, life doesn’t quite tend to balance in the same way. Losing Weight Takes Time Nothing good happens quickly. That’s not in the sense of “slow and steady weight… [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]

Rise and Shine! It’s time to take on the Early Bird Challenge!

I am not a morning person. I never have been and I doubt I ever will be. My husband on the other hand is definitely a morning person. Once he’s awake, he’s awake! It doesn’t matter what time it is. Before our twins were born he would regularly wake at 6am and just sit watching TV or play one of his games.  I’d be quite happy staying in bed until 10am, sometimes 11am. When I was in my teens you’d be lucky to see me before midday.  Since having children you’d think all that would have changed and that I’d… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 5

To read my last update, please click here.   This week has been quite tough. I’ve been full up with a cold and wheezy chest, which unfortunately has meant that I haven’t been able to use the cross trainer and exercise bike.    I never thought I would ever say this, but I actually missed exercising and I did attempt to exercise, but within minutes I was breathless and even more wheezy, so I have given it a miss this week.    That being said, although I couldn’t use the cross trainer and exercise bike, I have been using my weights… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 4

To read last week’s post, please click here.   So far I have lost a grand total of 10lbs! I’m actually very proud of myself for sticking to my new diet and exercise regime for as long I have. I know it’s only been four weeks, but this is the longest that I have ever actually stuck to a diet and the great news is that I still feel motivated enough to continue on my weight loss journey!   Unfortunately this week I have actually gained one pound, so my current weight is 10st6. I’m not disheartened by this though, because… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 3

To read last week’s post, please click here.  My target weight is 9st7 and at my last weigh in seven days ago I weighed 10st7. I now weigh 10st5. I’m really pleased that I’ve lost another 2lbs. This brings my total weightloss up to 10lbs in three weeks.  I actually had doubts over whether I had lost any weight this week because as you’ll see if you keep reading u had one really bad day.  Today is day 21  and I’m pleased to let you know that I have managed to fit in three exercise sessions this week. Each session lasted… [Read More]

Weight Loss Update Week 2

To read last weeks post, please click here.  Today is day 14 and food wise I have continued to maintain a healthy diet and even more impressive my will power is actually stronger than last week! I haven’t eaten any junk food now for two weeks and I don’t miss it. I thought I would based on the amount of junk food I ate before I started this diet, but I’m so pleased that I have stuck with this diet so far. My target weight is 9st7 and at my last weigh in 7 days ago I weighed 10st7. I now… [Read More]

Cycle to Work – The Perfect New Year Resolution

As we enter 2014 and many of us plan to improve our lifestyles, cycling to work is an easy and practical way to get more exercise. The government Cycle to Work Scheme initiative is there to help make the transition from car to bike as easy and affordable as possible. During the last decade we have seen constant warnings about the problems effecting the earth such as our global warming, etc,, and how the things we do day-after-day could have a dramatic effect down the road. This can include those things we think nothing of, like leaving a light bulb… [Read More]