New Mums – New Baby – New Body!

I have quite a few friends who are recently new mums & after a while they all have a similar thing they really want to conquer – their bodies. They want to start to feel like them again, however how do you make the time with a little one who wants their Mamma’s attention? I came…

Reap the rewards

So I am nearly 22 weeks & this last week I have been exhausted with backache that has literally crippled me! I have never felt so unlike myself or demotivated at life. However I have kept up with my light workouts 3 times a week & swimming / jogging 5 times & I can see…

NewPost: Second Trimester Workout: Cardio

The Walking Workout *Walk on a fairly flat route at a speed so that you’re exercising at an intensity that’s about 50 percent of your best effort. Go for 10 minutes. *Next, find a hill that’s no steeper that what looks like 45 degrees (compared to a flat surface). For 10 minutes walk up the…

New Post: Second Trimester Workout: Strength

 This trimester I am feeling so much more energised. Remember throughout our work out we should never hold our breath or be out of breath – this would elevate our blood pressure which isn’t good. Bent-over Y raise SETS: 2 REPS: 8 *Instead of lying down, perform the movement in a bentover position. *Raise your…

Second Trimester Workout Idea – Warm up

Working out in your second trimester may feel more doable as you should feel a tad more human. Try out this workout idea and see how you feel – remember it is always best to check with a doctor if you are fit and healthy before starting a exercise routine. “The ability for your vascular…

Beautiful Walkies

Today’s morning walk was in these beautiful surroundings in Nicosia, Cyprus. There is a huge park with tracks for jogging, I took the puppy we did a few jogging laps a few power walking laps and then leisurely walked down the stream – which Lola loved! I actually found this  a real refreshing change, I managed…

The Weight Gain

Has anyone come to the point where they are wondering if the weight they have gained is normal? As I look through the forums for Mums-to-be I see so many ladies asking this question “what is normal” and it got me thinking: Is my weight gain normal I have put on around 4,5 LG in…

First Trimester Strength Workout – push yourself

Over the next 9 months our bodies are going to be pushed to the limit (so are our minds) however, the finale wont be easy and nor will the little bundle of joy who dotes on you 24 hours a day. Exercise can provide a renewed feeling of strength, energy and achievement – give it…

First Trimester Warm-up Idea

You are over tired, vomiting every third minute (if not more regularly) & scared that each move you make will harm the baby.  GalyaTalkington, CPT has given some safe fitness ideas for the first trimester – this workout should give you the strength, stability, and overall fitness you need to make your pregnancy easier. As always, make sure…

I’ll huff, I’ll puff, I’ll blow you away!

About  a year a go I became quite a good little runner, by that I mean I could maintain a decent pace for a decent amount of time. I claim only the last year as before that I would typically go “running” which meant a leisurely stroll taking in the surrounding views and maybe a…