Eight ways to a healthier, happier body

Eight ways to a healthier, happier body

Let me just start this by saying, this isn't me lecturing you. This is me pressing the 'reset' button on my summer eating (and drinking). Sometimes I let a few bad habits creep back in, and before I know it, my shorts are a bit snug. You know the saying "It's all fun and games [...]

Make Friday Count

Make Friday Count

Friday is one of those days we associate with fun - it's Fri-yay, lets have that drink, eat that chocolate, in fact in our house we've renamed it to Treat Friday. We pop to the local news agent on the way home from school, have a chat with the 'lovely lady' who works there on [...]

Strawberry & Banana Oat Smoothie Plus Exercise Plans

Strawberry & Banana Oat Smoothie Plus Exercise Plans

Today was day 1 of our 'Shake It Off' plan and we're feeling great! Starting off our morning with a Kiwi & Banana Oat smoothie was a good way to go. Tomorrow we're going to get motivated with this lovely Strawberry, banana and Oat smoothie. Check out the ingredients below: Ingredients: 3-4 Strawberries 1 banana [...]

Brunch Anyone? *Must Try* Avocado & Egg With Tomato

Brunch Anyone? *Must Try* Avocado & Egg With Tomato

Recently, we were invited to our lovely friends house for a work out in her garden gym followed by brunch. What lucky ladies we are! We started off with a warm up run, followed by circuits of planks, burpees, skipping and squats. Some kettle bells were thrown in for good measure too. Oh! And a [...]

Hands up if Bank Holiday sent the healthy eating plan awry!

Hands up if Bank Holiday sent the healthy eating plan awry!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We're with you - hands up. Saturday night curry (and Prosecco) followed by Sunday picnic (and cake) and Monday (cookies). Whatever the slip, it leaves us all feeling like we need to remake that decision on a Monday (or Tuesday!) - do we want to get back on the healthy [...]

Focus Friday: Introducing Lydia Havers-Allan

Focus Friday: Introducing Lydia Havers-Allan

We've had so much fun talking about all the brilliant women in our lives, there are so many fabulous role models, we are swamped with ideas about who to showcase. With that, we're thrilled to introduce you to Lyds Havers-Allan, PT and fitness expert, mum of two and all round inspirational woman. About Lydia Lydia [...]

Shake It Off – Breakfast Smoothie And Exercise Plan

Shake It Off – Breakfast Smoothie And Exercise Plan

Are you looking to push the reset button and get back in the driving seat of your fitness plan? Here at Mums In Real Life, that's precisely our intention from this point onwards! We've got loads in store for the week, HIIT, boot camp, Zumba, running and some regular gym sessions in between! We can't [...]

I ran an actual Marathon yesterday!!

I ran an actual Marathon yesterday!!

So, I only went and did it! I ran a Marathon! 26.2 agonising, exhilarating miles. The last two days have been hard work emotionally too- a rollercoaster of huge overwhelm, a massive sense of pride and accomplishment (and rather achy knees - I'm writing this with an ice pack on each one). YESTERDAY WAS A [...]

Marathon Countdown: Day 6

Marathon Countdown: Day 6

The day is almost here!! This afternoon my running buddy and I will be jumping in her Mini and making our way to Brighton to pick up our race packs. We're staying in a hotel tonight, which means we can be up early and focussed for our big run. It also means we get a [...]

Marathon Countdown: Day 3

Marathon Countdown: Day 3

Today has been a sunny day, so we've been out and about in the fresh air, making the most of the opportunity. That has meant that my marathon food plan has gone slightly astray at lunchtime, but otherwise has been ok. (although my running buddy turned up with a Turkish Delight today - I am [...]