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Year in Photos – Weeks 30 & 31

Wednesday 30 July – It is finished! Thursday 31 July – How cute are these little baby booties? I made them! Thanks to Rock+Paper+Scissors for their baby accessories class this evening. Friday 1 August – Brayford Pool, Lincoln. Saturday 2 August – Flapjack for breakfast. The (almost) healthy option. Well it is home made! Sunday

LEJOG in my Spare Room – Finally Finished

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I simply cannot choose. Every challenge, every hobby, every activity seems like a good idea to me. I end up setting myself challenges and targets upon challenges and targets and I simply cannot do everything. The inability to decide one thing over another is tiring!  Earlier in the year, inspired

Trying CrossFit

I think I’ve just about got over it now. On Sunday and Monday, and even Tuesday, the muscles down the inside of my thighs, across my stomach and chest, and under my arms especially. This made standing up and sitting down a bit on the painful side, and I’m not sure I did a very

Review: Evolution Chair

The leaflet that came with this product I’ve been sent to review says “thank you for joining the evolution“. What I have is the Evolution Chair; essentially a Swiss Ball exercise ball on casters designed to use as an office chair. I know people who sit on a Swiss Ball at work and I was

The Bounce-o-Meter by Shock Absorber

Did you know you should be wearing a sports bra when you go walking and hiking? Or when you practice yoga? 35% of active women admit to never wearing a sports bra when exercising – and it could be leading to excessive “bounce” which may damage your breasts. Even women with small breasts should be wearing

Commuting by Bicycle

At the beginning of July, roadworks on a set of major junctions and a bridge between our house and work began. Lasting an expected 20 weeks, the works promises much disruption to our 15-20 minute commute, including right turn bans, road closures, temporary traffic lights, and all the other things associated with massive highways projects.

Sunday Soliloquy – Inspire a Generation

[ so·lil·o·quy - the act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Twelve months ago we watched in wonder and awe at the achievements of a host of national and international sportsmen and women at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The likes of Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt, Mo

(It’s a Good Job) Beauty is Only Skin Deep

Back in January I made a very important New Year Resolution. I promised that I would be true to myself. I said that I would think about what I really wanted, and strive to get it. I said I would consider carefully who I was, and aim to be like that all the time. Most

Not going to Gym for the Win

I was given the opportunity a little while ago now to join a local gym of my choice for one month to test out membership and write about its value for a MoneySupermarket.com Gym for the Win scheme. The idea is to see whether joining a gym is worth it. Is it worth spending money

Review: Maxitone Protein Shake

Maxitone Definitiy is a protein shake designed for women to help support our body toning goals. It is high in vitamin C, iron and magnesium, and is a great source of fibre. I have been using this rather scary looking tub of shake mix after exercising for the last few weeks, and while I’ve not

Happify Your Life: The Science of Being Happy

Happify are translating the latest cutting-edge research into fun and interactive, science-based activities and games to teach us the skills of happiness. Optimism, self-confidence, gratitude, hope, compassion, purpose, empathy – these are all qualities that anyone can own – and Happify believe that we can train ourselves to develop these and become happier as a

Weight Watchers: Must Do Better

A good friend pointed out this afternoon that I’m not really a good advocate for the Weight Watchers programme. She’s quite right. I have neglected it somewhat over the last two or maybe three weeks.  I started so well. I like a challenge and being a Weight Watchers Blog Ambassador was the perfect opportunity to

Review: Maxitone Definity Protein Bars

Using protein after exercising isn’t something that I consider is designed for people like me. I’m not interested in bulking up my muscles, or becoming super strong, and I don’t spend hours (or any time actually!) using the free weights at the gym. Protein is, however, a key nutrient we all need in our diets.

Weight Watchers: Move More, Sit Less

Our Blog Ambassador challenge this week has been move more, sit less. We were encouraged to stand up more, walk around more and generally exercise more. At the beginning of the week I ordered 30 Day Shred, a workout DVD by Jillian Michaels that I have been told over and over again really gets results.

Weight Watchers: Back from Holiday

I made it clear in my last post about my Weight Watchers journey that I would not be counting while on holiday. For LincsGeek and I food on holiday is a very important part of the experience – we enjoy our food, enjoy eating out, enjoy finding a restaurant we love and going back to