Exercise For The Family: Balancing That Budget

It might seem impossible to some to be able to fit health and fitness into your life without having to invest constantly in it.  The figures would seem to suggest that, too, with the health and fitness industry getting between 40 and 50 billion of our hard-earned dollars each year! But you don’t have to buy into it to stay healthy. If you’re maintaining a strict family budget, you can ensure that a healthy life fits in it. Photo by dbreen Dispel the healthy eating myth There’s a myth around healthy eating. Not that it’s healthy, there’s definite evidence that… [Read More]

Personal Training Session: Five Weeks In!

5K Personal Best

I thought I’d write an update on how my personal training sessions have been going seeing as I haven’t written an update for a while. You can read my last one here. As I write this, I’m still aching from yesterdays personal training session! I had planned to go for a run today, but my legs, shoulders and tummy are still aching so I’ll leave it another day and go tomorrow instead! I don’t want to overdo it! This week saw me running 5k on Monday and I managed to earn a new personal best time of 35 minutes and… [Read More]

Personal Training Session Number Three

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So far so good! I’m still enjoying my personal training sessions. Read all about my last session here. I’m keeping up the healthy eating and I really want to push my running up to the next level. My PT introduced me to Tabata last week, so I’ve been incorporating this into my running in a bid that it’ll help me to improve my stamina and therefore help me run further. Something I really need to do since I’ve entered the St Davids Day 10k race in Cardiff next year!   During session number three, I started off with 10 minutes… [Read More]

Personal Training Session Number Two

Since my last personal training session I feel like I’m making good progress. I’m definitely keeping up the healthy eating better than the previous week which did see me having a takeaway. This week though there have been no takeaways in site! Yay! Go me! My food so far has consisted of: Salmon, brown rice, spinach Soup (Vegetable/Minestrone etc) Tuna steak, cous, veg Chicken strips, veg and spinach Omlette 2 x slices wholemeal bread, ham, salad In between meals if I get peckish I’ve been opting for fruit, carrots and hummus or a protein shake. It’s funny how differently changing my… [Read More]

Personal Training Session Number One!

Skinny me inspiration!

I wasn’t sure whether I should write about this or not. I’ve been having personal training sessions! I’ve written numerous times over the years about how I want to loose weight. I always start out well. For a week, maybe even two, I’ll stay on plan. I’ll exercise regularly and I’ll feel great, but it doesn’t last. I soon find myself slipping back into old ways. I’ve tried meal replacement diets, low carb diets, fasting diets, but nothing seems to work. I’ve signed up to diets that I’ve had to pay for and I’ve invested in way too many gym… [Read More]

Night time potty training

Potty training children can be a pretty stressful time for a lot of parents. When our girls were approaching potty training age I did what most parents do and turned to the internet in search of advice! I typed in search terms such as ‘how old to start potty training’, ‘how do I know when my child is ready to potty train?’ among others! I remember reading that you shouldn’t be in a rush to start potty training. If you start too early, potty training can end up taking longer than if you’d just waited until your child was ready. … [Read More]

Night time potty training

It official! Potty training in our house is officially over and done with for now! Both of our girls are fully potty trained in the day. I wasn’t in a rush to potty train them and I would have quite happily waited until they were three before I even thought about potty training, but our girls started showing signs that they were ready around two years and a few months. I’ve heard that boys can take longer than girls to potty train so if you’re reading this and worrying about when the right time to start is – stop worrying! Do you know any… [Read More]

Potty Training Twins

Potty training twins? Where do I start?! That’s what I thought when the idea first popped into my head! I didn’t worry too much about it though and decided to take it all in my stride. One thing I knew for definite was that I wanted to wait until our girls were at least two years old. I’d heard that before this age children don’t have the ability to control their bowels. Plus if you start when your child is too young or if they aren’t ready it can end up being more stressful for you both and can take… [Read More]

Dry Like Me Potty Training Pads Review

How do you even begin to start potty training twins? This was something I’d asked myself on numerous occasions. I already knew that I wanted to wait until our girls were two years old. I remember that starting before this age wasn’t a good idea because children don’t tend to have control of their bladders until at least two years of age. I knew that I would be patient and I knew that I wouldn’t rush our girls. I’d let them tell me when they were ready. In the back of my mind I’d had it in my head to… [Read More]

Potty training twins

When our twins turned two years old I started thinking about when would be the right time to potty train them. Both of our girls had shown signs of being ready before they turned two, but I wanted to wait until they were at least two for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I wanted them to have a better understanding of potty training and secondly I’ve heard that if you start too early it can take longer to potty train successfully. R and M have watched me and their daddy on the toilet pretty much since… [Read More]