Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Play House

I've been looking for and promising the little Miss a playhouse for a long time now and we finally found one.....Well kind of!
Next door were getting rid of there's as both their kids have grown up and really outgrown it. While it isn't the perfect summer house I'd pictured buying for the little Miss it is certainly a fixer upper :-)

So now starts that makeover...........

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I've been hunting on Pinterest for some serious Play house decoration inspiration and think I've found the perfect house.....Just need to buy the paint now........

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All the Time In The World

My 30th Birthday is fast approaching, and recently I've realised that many of the things you are meant to achieved by the age of 30 have somewhat evaded me!
I am still yet to travel abroad or even travel to the South of the country, I haven't yet bought a house or found myself the perfect career.

Who decided these were all things that you needed to achieve before the age of 30? I am married and I do have two beautiful kids but that's about as much as I've achieved! I know that bringing up kids is no mean feat and I am immensely proud of the people they are becoming and the way they are turning out, but the other things like a career and house are always in the back of my mind.

Part of me wishes I could go back in time and achieve all those other things, but if I had travelled would I have met my husband? If I had a career would I of had time to have my kids? Probably not.
I've decided that in the run up to my 30th it's time I started to forget, or at least not think about all the things I haven't achieved and start to think about all the things I have done.

Regardless of time passing by, money, excuses and laziness would of always played a part in whether I achieved everything I wanted to achieve by the time I was 30. I think it's time to start appreciating everything I have, and to work towards the things I want for the future. In the last 30 years if there is one thing I've learnt it's that you can have anything you work for! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Looking after the Burn!

Ok so that title may be slightly misleading. Whilst we all know I LOVE the feeling of muscle burn when training, this post is in fact about sunburn and looking after your skin!

This past weekend we took the kids Fishing. Whilst I actually hate fishing with a passion I'm not going to lie it was quite nice to just lie there in the sun while the kids were entertained.
Now I am fairly anal about applying sun cream. My grandmother died from a form of skin cancer and since then it has shaken me up a fair bit.

On a daily basis I wear an SPF moisturiser, however on Sunday after lying in the sun for what seemed like forever my face was fairly burnt and tight when I got home!

Repair sun damages skin with Nivea Q10 anti wrinkle cream. Tips from UK lifestyle and Fitness Blogger

Not too long ago I had a massive panic about turning 30 and invested in some Nivea Q10 anti ageing night cream. To be honest I found it too thick for my skin and it brought me out in spots. Everyone told me my skin wasn't ready for it so I put it in a drawer and forgot about it.....Until SUNDAY!

When I went to bed Sunday night I absolutely lathered it on! It made the most PERFECT aftersun for my face. I woke up the next morning and my skin was fully soothed and hydrated and all the redness had gone down!
I certainly wont be investing in expensive after sun treatments when this works so well!

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

One big fat run

Last night I was doing a little internet browsing......Let's be honest when aren't I? Anyway....I came across this site and LOVED the idea!

In a nutshell the idea is to eventually get over 1 million overweight women to be running 5K. The runs are held every month and you take part on your own, in a group or just with a running buddy. You can complete the 5K anyway you like as long as you complete it and upload a photo to social media!

I am in desperate need of something to keep me going at the minute as due to the fact my weightloss has well and truly stopped I'm feeling somewhat demotivated. So I'm planning on signing up for the August event.
I'm not in too bad shape so I figured I would use this as a bench mark for all other 5K's. This time I am doing it solely on my own, probably on a watch this space for updates!

On another note I'm heading to Body Pump tonight for the first time in a long long time! It's the new release (BodyPump90) so figured now is as good as time as any to head back! Hoping that by shaking things up again my weight loss might get kick started again.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Emotional Times

It's been a seriously emotional week here!
My little (not so little) boy left primary school yesterday and I think it has affected me much more than I thought it was going to!

For the last week I have been a complete ball of emotion. I didn't really know what to expect and I'm certainly not ready for the boy to move on to pastures new, but I guess this is the start of an exciting new chapter, one that I hope will be as successful as the previous one for him!

Because of everything that has been going on, and because of all the school events my exercise and diet plan has well and truly fallen by the wayside. So far this week I've made it to the gym once for leg day.
It has been quiet nice to take a week off and focus on things other than chicken and water, however I am now itching to get back to the gym and smash it next week. Getting to the gym and working out around the kids is going to be somewhat difficult!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

European Night

Crikey I am really rubbish at the minute.....I've been working on a few things and all will be revealed soon!
Anyway I promised a post about the Euro night we went to so here it is!

I've been working out hard lately as I was desperate to wear a dress! I bought a dress I absolutley loved - and the fact that is was a bargin from Dorothy Perkins made me love it even more! I was desperate to show how hard I've been working.....That was the idea anyway!!
Instead I got there wearing my dress and immediatley felt fat and self concious. Now I know I still have a long long way to go but looking how far I've come by now I really should be feeling better about myself.....seemingly not! I worry more now about what I look like than I did before I started losing weight. I guess I'm just more conscious of it.
So the night consisted of me asking my husband multiple times a second whether my hair was ok, whether I looked fat etc. It also meant that I missed a big portion of the night as I was worrying A LOT.........

However despite this a fab time was had by all! We drank lots and ate lots - far too much...After not eating bread for nearly 6 months I suddenly consumed a lot of French Bread and by 10pm was feeling huge and bloated. This did nothing to help with my self conscious worrying!

Anyway here is a few pictures from the night......

Despite not drinking a massive amount my head was rather sore the next day so we headed to the seaside for a bit of chill out time. The only problem was it rained most of the time we were there but never the less we had a great family afternoon out.

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Round Up

Whew what a weekend! It has been the most amazing weekend and I'm so sad it's over!

Diet and exercise went totally out of the window....but none of that matters because we went to the TOUR DE FRANCE in Yorkshire! It was amazing...............

UK Lifestyle and Fitness Blogger visits The Tour De France

Yep that's the Yellow Jersey right there!


The rest of the week prior to the weekend had been a rip roaring success...well for me anyway. My diet has largely been clean - I've eaten a tonne of chicken and drank so much water that I feel like I'm drowning! I've also done the first proper week on my new weights gym plan. 

Monday is now LEG DAY - Yes it hurts, Yes it's hard but it is now by far my favourite day of the week.....Hamstrings and Quads get a total hammering.I also do my abs on a monday. To be honest doing abs seems a bit of a waste of time being as there is still so much fat sitting around my stomach but it's on the plan so I'll do as I'm told.

Tuesday is BACK AND BICEPS - My least favourite day.....No idea why but I really really dislike working my biceps and it seems to be taking a long long time for me to see any results on my back.


Thursday is REST DAY

Friday is PT day

SATURDAY is family SPIN day! My son is now 11 and is now old enough to go to a spin class with me. He loves it and he certainly works harder than a lot of the adults in the class!

Sunday is REST DAY.

This coming Saturday we are going to a wine tasting event. I've got my outfit....(European Fancy Dress) so I'll write a post about that later in the week :-)

For now here's a couple more photo's from yesterdays tour!

Friday, 4 July 2014


I know, I know it's been a while again!
Life suddenly got really really busy for me. My new business seems to be going from strength to strength (more on that another day) and with trying to fit work, the gym and general family life in my blog seems to have been put on the back burner.
I have found I've been missing it lots though so I will be back soon!
Anyway here are some progress pics in the meantime!

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UK lifestyle diet and fitness blog. Diet and exercise plan

UK lifestyle diet and fitness blog. Diet and exercise plan

UK lifestyle diet and fitness blog. Diet and exercise plan

UK lifestyle diet and fitness blog. Diet and exercise plan

In all honesty I think I look fatter now than I did back in May but on the plus side my bum seems to have lifted lots - must be all the squats!