My week of workouts…

It's been an eventful week. All three of us have been struck down with illness, Rafe and I quite mildly...poor Richard has been suffering! I genuinely don't think it's just a case of 'manflu' either on this occasion! Then Thursday we encountered the most snow we have seen here (in the U.K.) for a long... Continue Reading →

The vaccination debate

So recently I found myself in the middle of a bit of a vaccination debate...okay I am exaggerating slightly when I say 'debate'. Basically I put a post on my Instagram account regarding Rafes 12 month vaccinations and the concerns that I had and it attracted a bit of attention from some people who are... Continue Reading →

Rafes swimming lessons with Puddleducks!

Okay sightly embarrassing confession coming up..I can't swim. Well I can probably doggy paddle a width whilst resembling a drowning Spaniel, but that's the extent of my abilities. It's not through lack of trying either, not only did I have the compulsory swimming lessons you get as a kid at school, I also tried one... Continue Reading →

New year…New me?!

'New year, new me' a statement we hear over and over again in January. This year I'm not about creating a 'new me', I'm pretty happy with the old me, although admittedly there are a few things that could do with some gentle tweaking! So instead I have come up with a few fitness and... Continue Reading →

Bbg 1.0…results and review!

So a couple of weeks ago I completed Kayla Itsines Bbg 1.0 for the second time through. For those of you that don't know what Bbg is, it stands for 'Bikini body guide' and it's a pretty high intensity 12 week exercise and diet programme designed by (seriously fit) trainer Kayla Itsines. Now I didn't... Continue Reading →

Pre-Christmas Detox

I use the term 'detox' lightly. This isn't a pre-Christmas crash diet or crazily restrictive juice plan or anything like that. It's just some of the things I like to do to make sure my body looks and feels it's best before big occasions. Christmas can be a time of excess, and most of us... Continue Reading →

Bribed to Breastfeed?

After reading online today about a new trial that is being carried out in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire that involves new mothers being given £200 worth of vouchers if they breastfeed their babies I felt compelled to get the laptop fired up and blog. The trial that involves 10,000 women offers women £120 in vouchers... Continue Reading →

Working out with a toddler…

So Rafe recently turned a year old which means he is officially now considered a toddler!!! Which is crazy to me. Now he isn't actually 'toddling' yet, he's still currently crawling (at a rather impressive speed) and 'furniture surfing' at a slightly slower and more wobbly speed! Everyone said that once he started moving I... Continue Reading →

The accidental attachment parent

Attachment parenting was never something that I intended to do. In fact if somebody had asked me about it when I was pregnant I wouldn't have had a clue what it involved, and if I had googled what it was, it certainly wouldn't have been something that appealed to me. But here we are, Rafe has... Continue Reading →

My post baby body one year on…part one

On the 7th December Rafe turns one!! One! Where has my baby gone?! And more importantly, why doesn't he sleep through the night yet?!! Alongside all the predictable thoughts that start running through your head as your baby approaches their first birthday, I started thinking about how amazing the female body is terms of its... Continue Reading →

The Potato eating Paleo!

So after being stuck in an unhealthy eating rut for some time now I have made the decision to start following a Paleo diet in an attempt to get back on track, and in the hope that it will allow me to start seeing better results from my training. I have also found that since I... Continue Reading →

Surviving life with a ‘nocturnal’ baby!

My baby isn't actually 'nocturnal' in fact his sleep habits are actually pretty consistent with those of many, many babies, especially breastfed babies. Basically he wakes up every two hours-ish at night, most nights. Occasionally he will do three hours and some nights it's every 45 minutes. But none less it has now been almost... Continue Reading →

Mum on the Run Energy Balls!

Recently Green Goddess health and wellness contacted me asking if I would like to try one of their products 'Mum on the Run' superfood, energy boosting powder. They sent the powder with a recipe for a 'Mum on the Run' energy balls and after trying it out I can confirm they are delicious so I... Continue Reading →

New Goals! New Workouts!

Every so often I like to give my workouts a shake up! If I do the same workout routine over and over again I inevitably get bored and then I find myself completely de-motivated and less likely to do any exercise. There's so many reasons (some with science behind them) as to why mixing up... Continue Reading →

Six month Post Partum update!

On Wednesday Rafe was a whole six months old! A lot of people say the time flies by when they have a baby...I wouldn't exactly say that myself! It's been the best, but most challenging six months of my life that's for sure. I thought I would do an update on where I am on... Continue Reading →

Healthy Snack ideas for busy mums

I am a self confessed snacker and if I am not careful about what types of snack foods I have prepared in the house my passion for snacking can result in the demise of my diet. For this reason I like to have plenty of healthy options within reach to ensure the biscuit tin remains unscathed... Continue Reading →

Dietary Supplements that I use

A dietary supplement describes anything that you take that has a dietary ingredient which is intended to add some sort of addition nutritional value to your diet. This doesn't just mean vitamin and minerals tablets, protein powder, BCAA's etc are all considered a supplement. Supplements should not be used in place of a healthy diet.... Continue Reading →

Post Binge survival!

This post is about when the healthy eating goes wrong. When you intend to have just one chocolate digestive with your cuppa, and you accidentally end up devouring the entire contents of the biscuit tin or when a couple of squares of chocolate turns into the entire family sized bar...come on we have all been... Continue Reading →

What I eat for Breakfast

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I know a lot of people cannot eat breakfast as soon as they get up, but for me it's the first thing on my mind when I step out of bed (after completing the necessary mum duties of course!) Some sources say that eating breakfast 'kick starts'... Continue Reading →

A daily walk

This morning my son woke up at 5am, this is not unusual he usually wakes up between five and half six every morning. I tried half an hour of quiet 'shushing' in the hope that he would be soothed back to sleep. It didn't work so we ended up having another early start. Not ideal... Continue Reading →

Exercise for our mental wellbeing

I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't prepared for becoming a mother. I mean I thought that I was, my pregnancy was planned, we had decorated the nursery and purchased all the baby paraphernalia we could possibly have needed and then some. I felt in control, excited and so ready for the next... Continue Reading →

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