Saturday, 23 February 2013

Fitness Friday!

..or Saturday! Sorry, i have been so busy i haven't had chance to get this up!

I feel like this week has been hectic and i'm just a bit run down, so i haven't done much exercise and i've had a few bad meals, but not whole days. I've also struggled to drink much water as i've been reaching for coffee more because i'm cold and tired! But tomorrow i'm going to recuperate and hopefully next week will be better!

Here are what my workouts looked like this past week;


REST, woohoo!


40 minute jog, TIU Malibooty workout x3 total,  TIU slim arms for summer 


 TIU Jump your heart out, this 8 min ab workoutjillian michaels 6 week 6 pack abs level 1 (only 18 mins; first round)


I got my most attractive coat out ;) and did a nice 4.6 km walk @ 10:03 min/km


SLOW 35 min/2.39 jog @ only 14.39 min/km, 90 deadlifts with 5kg, 30 spiderman ab moves 100 bicycle crunches(50 each side), drive by inner thighs.



Today has also been a rest day, whoops! But i just feel so exhausted. Tomorrow i am actually going to do nothing all day but i might do a little workout in the evening depending how i feel! But i can't have  3 rest days in a row!

So that's my workouts this week, the jogs/walks would normally be HIIT which is why i feel i didn't do enough. Although i do love going for a nice long jog early in the morning to clear my mind!

What was your favourite workout this week?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

What I Ate Wednesday!

Another What I Ate Wednesday! Nothing very exciting and it all looks a bit unappetising but you know what it's like 2 ays before payday! Rations! Haha!

For breakfast i attempted a cottage cheese pancake, it turned out ok actually but we didn't have a blender so i just had to mix it! It also fell apart, whoops! Of course i had my coffee too!

We didn't get up until 10ish so i had a late breakfast, therefore i didn't have a morning snack. For lunch i had leftover chicken & prawn curry and a baked sweet potato, i added some greek yogurt on the top because it was spiiiiiiiicy!

After lunch, i had to take Sienna to the doctors and we walked, it take around 30 min to walk their, then we had to wait etc so by the time we got back, it was nearly dinner time, therefore no time for a snack again! I did have a little pick me up coffee though, naughty! 

Dinner was a good old bowl of comfort, sausage pasta with a little cheese.

Afterwards i had a Highlights hazelnut hot chocolate while Warren's mum was here.

 As a pre-bed snack i had a cheese string and some strawberries, i really notice when i don't eat snacks, before bed i am starvinnnnng!

And that's all! Normally i would eat more snacks than this but like i said, i have been too busy to snack! :) I'll see you Friday for Fitness Friday where i will share what workouts i have done this week! 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Bionsen Aluminium Free Deodorants

Since i have been trying to eat more clean and working out again, i've become more conscious of what i put on my skin as well as what goes in and trying to use more natural products. Deodorant is something i never really thought about going natural with. I never thought about what was in it, if it had parabens etc. I just put it on and hoped it worked. 

Bionsen Roll-On Deodorant RRP £2.29 & Pump Spray Deodorant RRP £2.79

Bionsen kindly sent me these aluminium and paraben free deodorants to review and this is when i realised deodorant is probably one of the products that should natural. We have them on one of the most sensitive parts of our skin all day everyday.

Here's what Bionsen say about them;

"Bionsen is specially formulated to be naturally protective. Using natural minerals, Bionsen effectively neutralises the bacteria responsible for bad odours, and it keeps them at bay all day long. Bionsen is a deodorant, so it doesn’t stop your body from sweating like an anti-perspirant sweating is a natural cooling and detoxifying process needed to keep the body healthy. Bionsen simply prevents bacteria from growing and is as effective at neutralising body odours as the leading brands."

The main selling points of these for me are;

-Paraben free,
-Aluminium free,
-Hypoallergenic/Great for sensitive skin,
-Contains spa minerals,
-Dermatologically tested.

They smell great, like a cross between baby powder and a normal 'fresh' deodorant and they do the job. I applied this after shaving and it didn't sting or cause any reaction so i can safely say they are good for sensitive skin! I also think they are well priced, usually natural products tend to be more expensive but these are slightly cheaper than some regular brands.

Bionsen have a bigger range of deodorants including a spray, deodorant stick and a crystal deodorant which you can view here. They are currently available at Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons.

Do you go natural?

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Buffalo Chicken Bites!

Buffalo Chicken Bites.

Makes 15-30 depending on size. Serving size is 1/2 for a snack or 3/4 if using as protein part of a meal. They are low fat and high protein.

3 cups shredded cooked chicken,
1/3 cup hot sauce,
3 1/2 oz of soft low fat cream cheese,
1 cup grated lower fat cheddar cheese,  
1/4 cup spring onions,
1/2 cup wholewheat flour,
1 egg & 1 egg white, whisked,
5 handfuls of crushed cornflakes.


1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Mix chicken, hot sauce and cream cheese together, make sure you mix well.
3. Add grated cheese and onions and stir through.
4. In 3 separate bowls have the flour, eggs and cornflakes.
5. Get some chicken mixture and form into a ball, coat in the flour, then egg and cornflakes. 
6. Repeat until all balls are done and place on a baking sheet.
7. Bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
8. Serve with dip of your choice, i chose low fat garlic mayo!

Recipe adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny.

These were very messy to make but would be lovely to make with your children, it would make a nice change from cupcakes and cookies! Although i would miss out the hot sauce if making for children! They are delicious and a great high protein low fat snack, it's easy to make a bunch of these and shove them in the fridge ready for snacking or adding to a simple salad! 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

How to stay motivated with exercise!

Here are just my tips on how to stay motivated with exercise! I forgot to add that sometimes i look up fitness quotes and they really inspire me and remind me of why i workout. Here are some of my favourites!

I hope this video is helpful!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Liverpool weekend!

On Friday, we packed up and went off to Liverpool, Sienna's first time going & meeting some of Warren's family! It takes agggges to get there so we made sure we had some stops in the service station to feed Sienna and let her have a stretch etc! 

Service stations are so bad for naughty food and as much as i told myself i was going to try and keep it healthy, that just didn't happen. Well, it was a weekend away after all :) I got my magazine to help me get back on track when we're home and make me feel a little better about it, haha!
 When we were about 25 miles from the hotel, we go stuck in traffic on the slip road. There had been an accident but luckily we had missed most of it and were only waiting for about 20 minutes! I managed to feed Sienna before we got moving again!

It was so nice to arrive at the hotel! We didn't get there until the evening so we chucked our stuff in the room, met up with Warren's cousins & Dad & Step mum and went to bed! We had some playtime with Sienna on the bed before we went down to the bar, again so she can stretch! 

Sienna had a travel cot in the room and i was a bit worried if she would sleep well, but she was so good! She slept from about 11-6 which was good!


We got up and got ready & met for breakfast which was yummy! Again we had a little photoshoot! haha! I also had time to curl my hair which was so nice, i miss my conical wand!

We then went to Warren's Nan's and she met Sienna for the first time, it was so cute! 

We all loaded into the cars (there was about 10 of us and 3 babies!) and went shopping in Widnes. I got some bargainssss it was lovely, i hardly ever go shopping these days! I will post about them on my beauty blog soon! We then took Warren's Nan home, headed back to the hotel and chilled for a few hours and then went down to the restaurant for dinner. 

We had some fun time and took lots of photos, mummy & daddy had silly face time, haha!

We then had another early night and got Sienna to sleep, again she was so good and didn't wake until 6:30! We were going out for Sunday lunch for Warren's Nan's 80th birthday so i wanted to dress up a bit, i wore my new skirt i got from the Widnes market, i LOOOVE it! I loved this outfit :)

While we were waiting in the car for everyone to be ready and loaded up into the cars, We got Sienna out her seat to have a little drive ;)

She is just the cutest! 

We got the the pub, it was cute and cosy and we all gave Nan her presents and Sienna had cuddles with everyone.

We headed straight home after the meal because they had given severe weather warnings so we got ready for the long journey ahead with a million stops! ;)

We didn't have dessert so when we stopped on the way home we grabbed a coffee and some cakes to finish our weekend off! Yummy! Carrot cake is our favourite  & will be our wedding cake ;)

We got home about 8:30pm and i was straight back to work.. washing, cleaning etc! A women's work i never done! 

We had such a lovely weekend, i'm just so sad it goes so quickly! Warren still has today and tomorrow off though so he had taken Sienna out this morning and i have a few hours to myself, i have a face mask on blogging and going to do a workout without stopped every 2 minutes to see to Sienna! Not that i mind of course, but it takes twice as long. 

Now it's back to healthy eating & working out, i have missed it! 

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