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 [...]

Marathon Countdown: Day 2

It's been a warm and fuzzy kind of Tuesday Well, what a day it's been today. I plucked my sleeping beauties out of bed this morning at 7.45am to plop them in the car and drive to the Chiropractor, where the lovely Charlotte clicked, manipulated and stretched my poor body back in to some recognisable [...]

Marathon Training: FINAL Week!

Marathon Training: FINAL Week!

Wow, the last 16 weeks has been a blur of running, running and more running (with a lot of stretching, aches and very tight muscles). I think it's fair to say that the last week has been disastrous. On Tuesday, the class germs finally got the better of me, Friday saw the sick bug arriving [...]

Exercise cards are coming soon!

So, I've been busy working with our mate Craig at Keeling Fitness to bring you some beginners workout cards, to help you get started with circuits, and help with technique (and to make sure you're using the right muscles!). I've been a bit hampered by the sick bug from school this week, but wanted to [...]

Monday Motivation! Here’s your beginners circuits card…

Monday Motivation! Here’s your beginners circuits card…

Happy Monday lovely people. The sun is shining, time to get your gear on and work out! (Actually, it's Monday, I needed a caffeine injection to get my butt out of bed, and I have a cold.) Luckily my gorgeous running buddy is feeling more motivated and is dragging me out to get the miles [...]

Want to get fit? Today is the day!

Want to get fit? Today is the day!

I've spoken to a few lovely friends over the last couple of weeks, who have been following the blog (hello, and thank you!). They've spoken to me about wanting to get back in to fitness, but perhaps they're are a bit rusty when it comes to exercise, have had an injury, or just want to [...]