Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The BFG - Roald Dahl

Woohoo, we are seriously excited for the new BFG Movie, adapted from Roald Dahls Book The BFG. This is an absolute classic and if you haven't read it... now is the chance!!
There are Giants in this world, but they are all different sizes. The ones that you think are big are actually very small giants. There are really big Giants who like to eat children and they are the scary ones.

The BGF is a friendly Giant who likes to catch dreams, spread joy and safety, however, he was seen doing this by a little girl called Sophie who then has to take her. They become firm friends and together they plan to stop the Big Giants from eating other children.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Protein Drinks Options

Whenever I see someone I haven't seen in a while, they always mention how much weight I've lost and how have I done it..... Now I haven't actually lost that much weight, not even a stone !!! But on my little frame its made a huge difference. I am toning up and am toner than I have been in years. The abs (under the mummy belly) are returning !! (you just cant see them, but you can feel them) and my bum is a lot smaller. So when I say that actually, all it is is exercise, protein shakes, eating healthily and drinking matcha green tea every day they looked shocked. No people, you don't need to starve yourself or drink just vitamin based shakes all day, you need to work at it, and the results are always better and they are for long term instead of short term. You can read any of my previous posts this year if you need some guidance on how a non-professional has done it.

Now there are LOADS of protein shakes, but when you're not an expert, it can be quite daunting. Which one, what do they all do, why are they called weird names, why are some just letters ?????? So I've asked around and I have a couple to recommend, other than my daily Nutribuddy Protein Shake.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Healthy Drink Options

I have been cutting down on sugar this year - not completely though, just cutting down. So I thought I would share some great drinks that I have at home at present. Some of these I have all the time and some are a special treat.

With my Nutribuddy Protein Shake I like to mix it up a bit and try different milks. I generally have Alpro Almond Milk, but my other options include Coconut Milk, Oat Milk and Hemp Milk. I do still have Cows milk, but these are just dairy free alternatives to consider.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Beauty of Prestige Flowers

Who doesn't like flowers ? I love them, always have. My garden is just coming into flower now and it's very exciting. I also like to have flowers in the house too. They brighten up any room and can really make you feel relaxed and happy at home.
Because I love flowers so much Prestige Flowers sent me a Lomond Bouquet to get my opinion on it....and quite frankly, I thought it was Amazing !!

Friday, 10 June 2016

Essential Cuisine Stocks - Lets Get Cooking !!

I love cooking, always have. I'm not an amazing cook, but I do understand flavours. I used to use stock all the time in my cooking as it adds lovely natural flavours.
I was sent a selection of Essential Cuisine stock to try out at home. I asked for stock that could be used in risottos, as that is a recipe that always need stock and with risotto you can get very creative with your flavours. 

Thursday, 9 June 2016

BoyzToys Fitness Products

I've come across a really good website that sells all sorts of wonderful fitness and travel items, as well as home and kids stuff. Its a website full of wonderful goodies and something for everyone.
However, for now, I'm going to tell you about a few fitness items I have at home that are from the website.
I've been trying my hardest to get fit and healthy this year. I've lost the weight I wanted, and now I'm trying to tone up when I have the time. However, I'm not a gym person, so I prefer to exercise at home. I do wish I had a gym partner sometimes, but with having kids my times clash with others. So being at home, is better than nothing !!
The items I have are the Ab Roller, the Light Resistance Tube and a Pedometer so I know how many steps I've done a day, or a walk.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

My Floatworks Experience - London

Life can be hectic and very stressful at times and we all need to just sit back and relax. It's what we call Me Time. It's a time to remember who you are and not let anything get in the way. I was in desperate need of this. Being a stay at home mum, it can be difficult to switch off and just relax, as there is always something to do. My Me Time generally starts about 9pm if I'm lucky and that's just time to catch up on my favourite TV programmes...but in that time, I still might get a wash load in or fill or empty the dishwasher. So when I get to go out with my friends, I love it. So I thought I would double up the experience, with giving them Me Time too.

When I was younger and on a ski-ing trip with School in France, I got to experience a float tank. It was a large bath with a pull down cover that had a really large amount of Salt in it which then lets you float when you enter. Just like the Dead Sea. I remember it being wooden and very long. The idea of a float tank is just to Relax and let all the worries just slip away. At 16 I did it for fun and to experience something new. It was an experience I never forgot and always wanted to do it again.

There was a Floatworks in London, but I just never got around to going, and when I could and had the time, it then shut down. I was so disappointed as I kept seeing it everywhere and kept saying....yep, one day I'll book myself in....well it just never happened.

However....its back !! Under new management, but still with the old owners involved, and in a bright new location. It only reopened in April 2016 so its still very new.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

My Update from New Year New Me - What I've been up to to get fit.

So what have I been up to with my stay fit and be healthy year so far. I'm still working on weight loss, but not hugely anymore, I just need to shift a little bit here and there. However my main aim since reaching my weight goal is toning up. I am proud to say that my abs are coming back, my bum is smaller and my arms are a lot thinner. Woohoo. Progress. I am finally the weight and the size that I wanted to get to, as I wanted my old body back from ten years ago. After sitting on my butt at work and having two kids, I really wanted to get back to the old me.