Saturday, 18 April 2015

Week Three Weigh-In

I am posting a little late today after a nightmare few days with my house falling apart again! My house may be having a bad week but it hasn't stopped me staying on track with my dieting and exercise. In fact my eating has been better than ever. It has showed on the scales too with a loss of 3lbs this week! That means I have hit my first 1/2 stone loss. 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Review: Disney Palace Pets Walking & Wriggling Pet

For a few months Gracie had seen Disney Palace Pets across toy stores and supermarkets and asked many times for one. I had just popped it to the back of my mind and thought I will look out closer to Christmas/birthdays etc. I hadn't really looked into what they were or what they do.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Week Two Weigh-In

It was bad luck that week two fell over Easter and this weeks weigh in was on my birthday! I have to say I haven't done too badly considering! I haven't really eaten much chocolate just a teeny bit of egg which I really did ration and a slice or two of birthday cake. I made a huge roast dinner Easter Sunday and filled my plate with mostly vegetables and had a meal out for my birthday but was careful to choose one of the healthier options. I have even had two very healthy picnics this week with all salad/fruit/veg and no junk at all for all of us which the kids have loved.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Win Tickets To The Baby Show At NEC Birmingham 15th-17th May 2015

The Baby Show with Made for Mums, the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, will be returning to Birmingham NEC from 15th-17th May 2015. With fun for all the family, this is a great event for families to attend with children’s entertainment as well as a crèche and soft play area all included. The Show, now in its 13th year, will be showcasing the very best baby and infant essentials alongside innovative and exciting, not-on the high street brands with amazing discounts exclusively for visitors.

I have been to The Baby Show every year for the past four years now and can honestly say it is a fantastic day out and definitely worth a visit if you are expecting or have young children. You may even spot me and Elsie there if you win!

I have one pair of tickets (RRP £40) to give away to one lucky reader. Tickets can be used for any day of the show.

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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Week One: The First Weigh-In

So you may have seen my blog post on Monday declaring my new healthy eating and exercise plan. Well as I started last Wednesday I have decided Wednesday will be weigh-in day. This week has been all about the healthy eating. I have ditched the junk and been eating three healthy meals a day with one or two healthy snacks throughout the day. Mainly fruit/veg/salad with small amounts of meat and have hugely cut the amount of carbs I eat. I have also restricted my drinking to just water after months of drinking lots of fizzy pop. 

Overall I feel so much better. I haven't noticed a difference physically but I feel healthier and more energetic which is a huge plus. I have found the healthier I feel the more motivated I am to stick to my healthy diet. 

This next week I am going to ease myself into a new exercise regime. I have invested in some proper running shoes to go jogging and will be attempting some stomach toning exercises at home.

Look out next Wednesday to see how I get on!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Review: Red Fish, Yellow Fish Parragon Books

As Parragon Book Buddies we always look forward to receiving our latest book in the post. I especially like to see what we are getting as I don't know which child it will suit more. We recently received a fab little board book called 'Red Fish, Yellow Fish', a simple first colours play book but amazingly interesting to all three children at the moment. 

'Red Fish, Yellow Fish' is a fantastic book made from chunky board pages. It has a little hand sized hole in the bottom right corner to help little hands grip on to it. The words are really simple, it is no complicated story it is simply a few statements on each page. The illustrations are very important in this book as the words used are describing the pictures as you can see from this picture of inside the book.

Elsie has really enjoyed playing with the book and looking at the bright illustrations inside. Gracie is 4 and has been using the book to attempt to read. It is great for helping them sound out words especially when they realise the words are the same as the pictures. Gracie has been reading this book almost daily to Elsie and it is lovely to see them bonding over it.

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We were sent the item featured as part of the Parragon Book Buddies review club. All opinions are my own.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Time To Make A Change

I begun the year wanting to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. It went well for a few weeks but I had a short period of being really stressed and my anxiety took over and told me I couldn't do it, so I stopped. Of course the moment you give in then you suddenly spiral downwards. 

This week I have been feeling much better and I have seen the difference in my friends who have kept up with their goals and really made a change in their lives and thought I can do it. There is no one stopping me but me and only I can change it. This positive attitude seems to have made me appreciate what I have and what I can do and I can see my life heading exactly where I want it to go.