Tuesday, 30 June 2015

I didn't do all 30 days ...

But I've completed far more exercise than I would have ordinarily. It's been great to get the family involved too. Thank you for reading along 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Uh oh - no exercise

I'm rather stiff and sore today after yesterday so a rest day of stretching and recovering. 

Friday, 26 June 2015

It's Day 26 already, I've loved Juneathon

It's really provided me with motivation to exercise regularly. Today has been a family bike ride to the cricket club and back. 

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gosh that was hot

Day 25 of Juneathon. A hot & hilly run with Team Anstey. Luckily followed by their social with hot dogs ;) 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Core for day 24 of Juneathon

After a fabulous run yesterday with Team Anstey, this morning has been a Davina Core workout

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

That felt good

Juneathon Day 23. 17 minutes out and back with Team Anstey. Legs felt good, took it steady. Looking forward to Sundays Colour Blast Dash. 

Monday, 22 June 2015

Juneathon Day 22

Has gone swimmingly well; excuse the pun. Went for a swim at our local pool and managed 30 lengths (most yet). 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Juneathon Days 20 & 21

Yesterday was a fail. I didn't feel 100% plus it was a busy day. By the time I had finished work I just wanted to rest. 

This morning we've been out for a family bike ride (hubby's choice as its Fathers Day 😜) 

Friday, 19 June 2015

The best laid plans ... Juneathon Day 19th

Today's exercise can be marked down as planned but just never got there. We had planned on biking to cricket club as a family; however an 'end of term' tired 8 year put an end to that!  After cricket club I'm just too tired and going bed. 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Exhausted, achy but elated

I'm really beginning to enjoy running. A tough, 'off piste' uphill run towards Bradgate Park tonight. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Juneathon Day 17 - A date with Davina

Well the ice bath paddling pool immersion post run session stretching last night seems to help.  I'm not as sore as I expected.  This morning I've had a date with Davina McCall - arm strength training DVD.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tough but rewarding Day 16 of Juneathon

A lovely, warm evening for a stroll; let alone a hilly run. However well worth the effort as feeling great now (although I'm not sure how I will feel tomorrow 😆)

Monday, 15 June 2015

Swim for Day 14 #Juneathon

Yesterday we had a family swim at the local pool where I managed 26 lengths.

Day 15 of Juneathon - Getting the family involved

We've had a lovely family ride after work and school.  It's the first time we have biked this route and sadly my Strava didn't work fully.  However having ran the route previously I know it's 6.3 miles.  Delighted that all four of us managed this route and enjoyed it too :)

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Duck Rest Day - 13 of Juneathon

No specific exercise as too busy with customers and the local Scout Duck race. I almost managed 10,000 steps 

Friday, 12 June 2015

Ha Ha, I'm not going completely loopy - Juneathon Day 12

Good morning all

I've discovered why Day 10 appeared to be missing - the Blogger app on my IPhone didn't publish that particular blog post.  Anyway, all resolved now and you'll see my youngest 'helped' with my arm workout.

Onto Day 12; A glorious morning for a run where I spent some time working on increasing my speed.

As always, thank you for reading my blog post - any questions or queries please ask below :)

Arm workout with a helper

Juneathon Day 9 - legs sore from running club last night so I've completed an arm workout with Davina and my youngest son. 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

How can I put the wrong date - Juneathon

So I've exercised every day in June so far and thought I'd caught up with the blogging! However, I go to type today's entry and notice day 10 missing - sigh :(  So we are now on day 11. 

My youngest was up early and the eldest still in bed. I've got a full day of work so no chance to exercise later. Trusty old exercise bike to the rescue. I'm hoping that despite events conspiring against my planned alone exercise time, I can still fit in some exercise that makes the heart pump.  

It's not glamorous, it's not outside in the glorious sunshine but it's exercise ticked for today :) 

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Woohoo, Day 9 of Juneathon in the bag

A chilly but bright evening for a run with Team Anstey Amblers & Runners 

Monday, 8 June 2015

Juneathon Day 8 - the settee didn't win

Well it wasn't for long but I got off my ass and cycled.  

Day 8 - tick

So if anyone is reading this; how's your Juneathon going? Do you need an accountability buddy? Let me know below 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Oops, forgot to log my Juneathon exercise 😒

Thursday 4th June - Running with Anstey Amblers and Runners. 

Friday 5th June - DOMS so a gentle walk to the next village with the hubby

Saturday 6th June - glorious weather for a 3.7 mile run

Sunday 7th June - a 500 metre swim. 

I'm going to set a daily reminder on my phone so I remember to log my exercise 😜

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Glorious morning for a run

Juneathon Day 3. Weather forecast said overcast, not a cloud in the sky. Not that I'm complaining :) 

Better late than never ... #Juneathon Days 1 and 2

ive joined Juneathon again this year.  I was a day late joining so I've been for a swim earlier and I intend to go for a run shortly.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring cleaning with natural way

Have you ever wondered just how many chemicals you come into contact with every day?  It is something I'm particular about and for the last few years, I've been using the following recipe to create my own general house-hold cleaner.

Grab yourself an empty spray bottle, some cool boiled water, a bottle of Create wash (you can of course use a similar additive free soap), Tea-tree essential oil and lavender essentials oils.  I generally just splodge the ingredients together but to give you an idea:-

1 cup of cooled, boiled water
1 tablespoon of Create wash (or similar additive free, natural soap)
10 drops of Tea tree essential oil
5 drops of optional essential oils as below)
(optional additional oils; Lavender, lemon or peppermint, dependant on your preferences)

Tea tree is antiseptic and has been show to have significant anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.

Lavender has antiseptic properties and is calming and balancing

Lemon and Peppermint both smell invigorating.

Spray and clean as necessary (using a reuseable microfibre cloth and your eco-credentials raise even higher.)

Have a try and let me know what you think

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Friday, 6 March 2015

Spring is here (Part one)

The days are getting longer (well technically not longer but lighter for longer), the temperature is slowly getting warmer and in my garden I see the start of spring.  The same applies to my routines; whether it be beauty, fitness or business routines.

·         My fitness regime alters due to the increasing light in the mornings; hopefully less treadmill and more outside exercise

·         I tend to change from a lipstick to a lip gloss.  A great all round balm with a super zesty scent is the Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely Balm
·         Time to give a super Spring Clean to my make-up brushes
·         I like to brighten my colour palette; not just for make-up but clothing.  Moving away from dark earthy tones to lighter, pastel colours
·         I’ll check through all my make-up throwing away anything that’s past its expiry date (top top; when starting a new mascara/foundation etc , write the date you opened on the product with a sharpie.  Now you know when to bin)

·         Business wise I’m planning treatments and promotions around Easter/Ostara
·         My Filofax and Planning setup hasn’t changed (at the moment although I’m always scouring Ebay and Philofaxy for my dream binder)
·         Efforts to improve the condition of my feet start now ready for sandal wearing.  Let me know below if you’d like some super nourishing pedicure pamper secrets

How do you plan on Spring Cleaning your routine?  Next time, we will be upscaling our house Spring Cleaning products using nature and essential oils. 

PS – for my regular readers I have kept to the majority of my January resolutions.  I’m still posting my running miles into Jantastic having only used the joker once for when hubby was in hospital.  Although I had a break with the 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene, I’m back on the mat and oh how I missed thee.  

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Friday, 6 February 2015

My Filofax setup has evolved

Sometimes I need a little change.  Previously I've been using my Filofax Pocket Aston in Orchid.  However, I wasn't taking my filofax with me or even looking at my Filofax.  One of the posts I read on Philofaxy recently reminded me I have a Pocket Purple Pennybridge at home.  I had originally purchased this Filofax for travelling.

I've also been using a separate purse but couldn't find one which wasn't too big or too small (I'm beginning to sound like Goldilocks!)  So here are some pretty pictures.  I've literally transferred most of the contents from my Aston into the Pennybridge.  My only gripe is that I can't fit my phone into the back pocket but otherwise; I'm enjoying the change.

Here are so photos of the Pennybridge in action:-

As always, thanks for reading and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Quick catch up

Hello all.  Just a quick note of gratitude or as one of my clients called it “A Pollyanna day”.  Sometimes life throws you a curve ball; I like to try and see the positive in most situations.  January 2015 is certainly testing my positivity already.  My husband had a car accident and although not serious, made a mess of the car.  My positivity – at least my car isn’t a write-off and can be fixed.

This week hubby (again!) has been involved in a work accident.  Although run over by a 2 ton roller; my positivity – at least it was only his lower leg, not his hips/body/head.  Again, hopefully should be repairable.

Both situations require a change to routines and some inconvenience but they could have been a lot worse.  Our boys have been understandably worried about their Dad.  I’m grateful I’ve been working on my patience and the ability to re-think situations.  This has helped me explain the positives to the boys and ask for their help “pulling together as a team”. 

Needless to say, Reiki and meditation have been invaluable to:-
·         Help me stay calm on my hurried journey to the hospital
·         Remind myself a car is just a piece of metal
·         Assist with hubby’s physical healing
·         Calm the tearful emotions of our teenage soon
·         Provide a physiological support blanket to our youngest son sitting huddled on my lap

The couple of glasses of wine and the support of our amazing family and friends have been invaluable too.

I hope your start to 2015 hasn’t been quite as testing.  

Friday, 9 January 2015

Resolutions, Goals and New Beginnings

Happy New Year dear readers.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  Our Christmas and New Year wasn’t quite as relaxing as I had hoped but nevertheless still enjoyable.  It was lovely to spend extended time with my family.

Taking a break from work between Christmas and New Year meant it was easy to find the time to start my New Year’s resolutions of keeping fit both mentally and physically.  A combination of daily Reiki, Meditation and Yoga along with physical exercise has ensured I feel optimistic about 2015.  I’m currently participating in 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene (http://yogawithadriene.com/30days/ via @yogawithadriene) which I’m loving.  Running is not something I’m great at but I’m beginning to enjoy the health benefits so I’m also in a ‘Too Fat To Run’ Jantastic Team https://www.jantastic.me/
Now I’ve announced my January resolutions it’s given me even more motivation to keep going with them – gulp!

So have you set yourself any goals or resolutions for this year?  I’d love to know in the comments below (announcing them to the world helps your resolutions or goals to stick).  Are they physical challenges?  Maybe you’ve even thought about a change in career (or a small business side-line).  If you enjoy natural, organic skincare and would like the opportunity to save 20% off future purchases, I’m looking for members to join my Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic team – contact me for further information.  

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