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Biting the bullet again.

Yes it is true…

As of Tuesday I will be wobbling all the way to Slimming World.

I have followed Slimming World in the past, by my little old self from home and I lost just short of 2 stone in 6 weeks…

I was amazed by the results, but LIFE happens and sometimes we go way off track.

What can I say? I love being bad when it comes to food and I thought that’s what SYNS were for.

A couple of my friends from work have been attending the classes so I thought I would join in on the fun and sign up at a class too.

My theory being that because ‘LIFE happens’ whenever we feel the need to go off track we will have each other to lean on and keep going.

I’m quite excited about this little adventure, and even more so about swapping recipe ideas.

Wish me luck and hopefully I shall start to reap the benefits along with my running and Pilates in the very near future.

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Back to reality

There really isn’t anything better than having some well needed time off to spend with your nearest and dearest. No matter what job role you have, everyone needs that little bit of ‘me’ time.

Now I don’t have an over strenuous job, but I love nothing more than having some time off so that I can spend some full on quality time with my boys. I always feel so much better in myself when I take that time out to relax and do what I want, when I want.

This week has been no exception and didn’t I book the perfect week? The weather has been beautiful for most of it. We have had days where we have been out for walks all day, feeding the ducks and going to the park and we have also had days where we have stayed in our pyjamas and watched Disney films all day.

I can tell my little man has enjoyed having mummy and daddy all to himself all week. He has been full of smiles, constant laughter and hardly any tantrums at all… and his vocabulary is coming on brilliantly. I wish we could be like this all day everyday but unfortunately reality comes knocking and its back to work we go.

A week goes by far too quickly and soon it will be monday again. Next time I may request a two-week break instead and possibly look at taking the little man away as he is getting older. Most likely back to Haven or centre parcs.

I can’t wait to take him abroad, but as he is still quite young and extremely fair-skinned I worry of how he will feel being in a warmer climate. I think we would be best leaving this until he can fully explain to us how he is feeling.

The week isn’t over yet, we still have soft play to attend to on saturday and a lovely roast dinner out somewhere on  sunday which will make a nice change to the big man cooking. If the weather continues to go downhill we can always have an indoor barbecue.

I hope you are all enjoying your week too.

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Summer is here..

What glorious weather we have been having recently. I don’t want to jinx it but we can all agree that it doesn’t last for long.

So seeing as this is my week off from work, and it has landed on such a fabulous week, me and the big man decided to make the most of it.

We had planned to take the little man to the park yesterday but as it was so hot we decided against the idea.
He’s extremely pale like me and his daddy and I’m a bit wary of him being out in the sun.

We decided on our food shop instead and mainly bought picnic sets and some outdoor toys for the little man, now that its nicer outside he loves playing in the back garden, also giving him a healthy dose of fresh air too 🙂

Today however we made the trip to the park. Complete with a perfect picnic made by daddy. It was very yummy 🙂 We brought lots of toys too to play with, from the little mans favourite ball to his bowling set.

Once we plastered him in factor 50 we were on our way. We stopped off to see the ducks by the river before finding a Perfect shady spot to have our picnic.

The little man had other ideas though, he wanted to get straight on the swings. The park was relatively peaceful as all the children were at school and this gave the little man and his cousin free reign of the place.

We finished off with a game of football. Daddy was definitely down with the kids during the game. They absolutely loved it.

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Tomorrow we have a date with my bestest and my Godson, I will be getting cuddles all morning.
I shall also be making a visit to my nephew/eldest Godson who will be the big 8 in the morning… It doesn’t feel that long ago i was sat in the audience of Jerry springer whilst my sister was in labour.. Yes I am starting to feel old 🙂

I hope you are all enjoying the weather this week too 🙂

Xx❤xX

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Hello Fairy Godmother

Yesterday marked the day of my Godson’s christening.

I woke up extra early just to make sure there were no last-minute things to do, living with two boys you can imagine something would need re-ironing or their shoes would have gone missing in the middle of the night. I was pleasantly surprised when nothing needed doing at all so I took this wonderful opportunity to leave the boys in bed a little bit longer and settled down with a glorious cup of coffee.

At about 9.45am I decided to wake the lazy ones 🙂 I was all ready by this point, minus the rollers in my hair (Looking very Glam might I add lol!!)

The boy’s were ready in no time and before we knew it, lunchtime had arrived and we had to hit the road – after making a pit stop to McDonald’s for the little man to keep him going before the service.

I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried to how the little man would act in the church. He has never really liked much fuss and sometimes when there are a lot of people around, especially ones he doesn’t know it can be a bit overwhelming for him. He did great though, not a single cry out of him 🙂

My little Godson did brilliantly too, smiling all the way through the service, even when it came to the water. He looked so cute in his little romper suit too, My bestest (his mummy) looked beautiful as always, seriously she doesn’t even look like she has had a baby 7 months ago.

The after party was located at a lovely golf club surrounded by fantastic scenery, and it was perfect for the little ones to run around and play. The little man caught the attention of a few little girls and before the day was out they were trading dummies and mummy’s bracelets.

Parents take note: it mustn’t be done with rings these days!!!

It was lovely catching up with old friends from school, some me and the Big man haven’t seen for years. It’s great how you can just pick up from where you last left off with them.

Most importantly I am extremely proud to have been given the privilege of being Fairy Godmother to such a beautiful little boy.

My little man was having a fantastic time, but it will be a long way off before he is allowed to date any of those lovely little ladies and I am sure their parents feel the same too. We had a lovely time celebrating this very special occasion an I look forward to many many more 🙂


I have linked up with #magicmoments with @oliversmadhouse ~ pop over and join in.. share your magic moments

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Evil magic pants!!!

Every woman has their own insecurities after having children, some even way before there bundles of joys’s created kangaroo pouches for them 🙂

Everyone has that one piece of clothing that they love, but it just doesn’t fit how it used to anymore.. (no matter how much we jump around and dangle upside down off the bed.. No? That must be just me then.)

Nowadays we are promised quick fix solutions to this kind of problem… Pain free ones too may I add.

Hello Magic Pants!!!

Can you imagine the joy in my heart when I stumbled across you whilst buying the little man some new bits online (and maybe a few essentials for me too )

I just had to purchase you. I knew you could make my wardrobe complete and make me look so much more sophisticated.

I knew you would make me look like I had the best curves around.. Not some leftover podge that didn’t want to budge.

I had been informed previously that these little beauties can do wonders to your body, I couldn’t wait for you to arrive so I could test you for myself.

I opted for the all-in-one bodice.
Thinking of all the outfits I could start to wear, I got a little giddy with excitement.

Rushing upstairs to try you on, I stumbled at the first hurdle..
How were you supposed to hold me in if you weren’t prepared to go past my thighs without a major struggle?

After a good 5-10 minutes you gave in.. Even though I had slight friction marks, no one could deny it was 1 to me and 0 to you!!

As I continued to hop and shimmy across the bedroom, I slowly but surly managed to wiggle into you. mission complete…

On standing up I realised that I couldn’t breathe properly and felt way to constricted. How tight did you need to be??

As much as I loved seeing my figure all nice and Shapley I needed to get you off me ASAP.. I hadn’t purchase some magic underwear, I had purchased a boa constrictor in disguise.

Calling our for the big man in slow short breaths, he came to my rescue. Or so I thought…

Taking one look at me gasping for air and unable to stand up straight, he broke out into a fit of laughter.

Men can be so cruel at times…

Didn’t he realise that now was not the time for laughing? I would happily laugh later on, but right that second I wanted it off like yesterday!!!

Once his fit of giggles had subsided and he saw I was actually in pain, he came to help me out of new skin.

I loved learning about the Victorian times, but I wouldn’t have been able to cope in those corset and basks!! How on earth did they talk to each other or move?

We couldn’t get it off, we pulled and we tugged, all while my whole body felt like it was on fire. I was sure I was going to bruise 😦

All I wanted was to look a little less wobbly every now and again. I didn’t expect you to give me all this drama.

What did I ever do to you??

So I am guessing the moral of the story is, If you can’t get it past the thighs, leave it there as it most definitely won’t come off without a struggle.

I’m sure there are a lot of people out there, who like me often jump at the chance of a quick fix…

Who has there own magic pants? Did you suffer the same trauma as me or did I just buy a Dodgy pair??

Xx❤xX

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Shake that wobble..

Most of you will know that I have started to shake my wobble and tone up a little bit.. Or maybe a lot. I mean, Cesarean sections definitely leave a little to much hanging around afterwards don’t they?

So I developed a whole lot of courage and decided to start running a few weeks back. I was so excited. I even went as far as planning what nights I would run, making sure it didn’t clash with my Pilates… go me, how organised!!

I was all geared up ready for my run, dressed in my new workout clothes, iPhone in hand, with all my wonderful thought out power Ballard’s that I had created on a playlist for the occasion…

It was not to be, it was as if my alter ego couldn’t possibly stand the thought of being seen running through the streets resembling a teletubby.

My headphones wouldn’t work!!!

I couldn’t do it.. I couldn’t bring myself to go out running without some music. I knew that if I were to go out on a run, I would have just walked (again my will power is ridiculously weak!!) I even searched the house upside down for the big mans headphones. That’s how excited I had become, I was quite gutted actually and took a moment to feel sorry for my little old wobbly self.

At least if I had my headphones in I would be able to concentrate on my music rather than watching the people staring at me that wouldn’t actually be staring at me.

It’s such a scary thought going for a run all alone!

I decided that I would purchase some new headphones as soon as possible. I didn’t want to put my running mission off, I know me and I know that if I didn’t act quick I would lose all interest in running all together and I couldn’t let that happen.

Before I went to buy some new headphones the big man found his.. I got a little bit excited that I could go running sooner rather than later. BUT, they didn’t work either. My poor phone was broke, 16 days after my warranty had run out would you believe!!

I couldn’t believe it, I clearly wasn’t destined to run at all. I even tried some of my friend’s headphones just incase the big mans were faulty, again I had the same outcome…

My phone no longer loved me.

Still not happy that my phone was not playing nice and affecting my plans, I decided to play Sherlock. After numerous forums it seemed that this problem was quite common. So I took it upon myself to reset my phone (after backing up all my precious pictures and video’s of the little man)… It worked, my phone decided to play nice and loved me once again 🙂

I was so happy, that within half an hour I was dressed in my new workout clothes and headed out the door on my first run in a good few years.

I had my music blaring as I let the world pass me by. The best bit about it all? I got to shake my wobble looking like a teletubby without a care in the world.

I can’t wait for my next run on Monday. Hopefully I’m not in too much pain tomorrow.

And to my wonderful headphones, I love you more than you will ever know 😉

Xx

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#fitnessfanaticfridays week 2

Week 2 has come around fast…

I can’t believe we are into the second week already. I have been so busy all week that it only dawned on me last night that its the big weigh in for me today 😮

I haven’t exercised as much as I should have this week, but I have tried to be good with my food choices.

At work I have still opted for the soup as its very filling and it doesn’t tend to bloat me throughout the day. On hungrier days I normally grab a whole meal roll to give me that extra fill for the rest of the day.

I really must start getting into the habit of eating breakfast too. I find I get obscenely hungry throughout the day if I eat breakfast though. Does anyone else have this problem? maybe it will pass in time when my body becomes used to being force fed food as soon as its on the move.

Over the weekend I am going to put together a meal plan for the week ahead. This will then hopefully keep me organised throughout the week and I can prevent the naughty treats a little more 🙂

Once I have purchased my ingredients online (I can’t imagine purposely ruining my weekend by rushing around in a packed out Asda) I can decide what we are having and when.

So this past weeks efforts have led me to lose a total 2LBS!! I’m very impressed with this considering my exercise was lacking somewhat this week.

I will check on my inches tonight and add them next week (scary!!!) to see if there has been a difference.

How did you do this week? I’d love to hear what you have been doing for #fitnessfanaticfriday 🙂

Xx❤xX

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