Pregnancy Powerfoods: #2 Dried Beans & Lentils– Recipe

Dried Beans & Lentils They don’t sound too appetising right? But with all the goodness in these little things, we should really try and include them in our pregnancy diet. There are so many ways to incorporate them so hopefully 1 will tickle your fancy. Why? All women need 10 extra grams of protein a…

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…

The halfway mark!

Wooohooo!!  So I have officially hit the halfway mark & smashed it! I am nearly 21 weeks and feeling very pregnant and very excited with a little mix of anxious in there too! There is so much to think about and it just dawned on me actually not so much time! My number 1 stress…

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…

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…