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Getting in shape with FitBit

workout motivation

I know it’s December, which seems to be the month that the diet gets thrown out of the window and we all eat and drink as much as we like, but Papa and I have been thinking about getting in shape and getting a little bit healthier. Well, being about to have a baby, I’ve been thinking and Papa has been doing.

The past couple of months we’ve taken more notice of what we’re eating, I’ve talked before about cutting down on how much dairy we consume. Papa has also cut down on how much he drinks, and since we got our new blender, we’ve been enjoying some delicious, healthy smoothies for breakfast most days.

Papa has also been a busy boy working out…. we have a cross trainer at home which he has been using most days, as well as doing lots of weights. I’m looking forward to a few weeks time, when I’m no longer pregnant and I can get back on with my exercise regime. I actually miss it!

fitbit flex

G has been testing out this FitBit that we received from Legal & General for the past week or so. We were a little unsure how useful it would be at first, but it’s actually pretty helpful. You wear it 24 hours a day, and it monitors how many steps you have taken, the distance you’ve walked and calories burned each day. It can also monitor your sleep patterns – tracking how long you’ve slept for and the quality of your sleep. It syncs with an app on your phone or your computer so you can easily see each day’s figures.

It’s a great way to see how active you are being, you can set goals to motivate you and encourage you to be more active. I’m planning on testing the FitBit out once I have had this baby and am back working out {though I may not want to know how little sleep I’m getting!!}.

52 Weeks of Gratitude – Week Thirty-Three

52 weeks of gratitude. sunset

* Incredibly grateful to have a blog – had HUGE issues with my hosting this week, and I thought I’d lost everything…. thankfully a friend hopped in to the rescue and saved it all, moved me to new hosting and got me up and running again…….

*  and the support of friends who listened to me stress whilst my site was down!

*  crafting fun with my kiddos… love Christmas Crafts!

*  {decaff} Gingerbread lattes… keeping me going this week!

*  hearing the kiddos playing in the morning, while I’m still tucked up in my warm bed

*  gousto Box – we received one to test out this week, and the recipes are SO yummy… will be sharing properly soon

*  cinema trips – we surprised the girls with a trip to watch the new Paddington Movie on Tuesday – we all loved it – have you seen it?

*  trying to appreciate full nights sleep while I’m still waiting for Beastie to arrive

*  lazy PJ days – after all the stresses this week has brought, plus the fact this pregnant Mama has had enough, lounging in our PJ’s all day, watching Christmas Cartoons was just what I needed!

*  chocolate….. need I say more?!

What We Wore – Mama and Baya Style

what baya and mama wore

Brrrr… it’s super chilly right now! Thankfully though, the weather has mainly stuck to the sunny side and not so much rain, although the kiddos have their fingers crossed for snow this winter! I’ve been struggling the past few weeks as my bump has gotten so big and so low that I’ve run out of clothes that fit! Plus none of my coats fit any longer. I’ve resorted to lots of layers and a scarf but still, I’ve kinda gotten used to a chilly belly.

Thankfully, this gorgeous Warehouse coat arrived last week. While it doesn’t do right up over my bump, the fasteners mean it at least stays partly together, and it’s so warm and snuggly I barely feel cold at all. The girls have been loving it too – they tell me it’s like having a teddy bear for a Mama ha!

I finally got a new pair of boots too – my Blowfish boots were far beyond their best, I’ve been searching and searching tp find the boots that I had in my head, and finally found these ones at Clarks! Comfy and warm AND no holes so they’ll keep my tootsie’s dry!

Miss Baya has been testing out these cute sheepskin earmuffs, they look like big fluffy clouds and are lovely and warm and snuggly. I actually wish they fitted me – I get really bad earache when it’s cold and these would be perfect ;) They’re probably the nicest ear muffs any of the girls have had – really warm, and so fluffy they don’t let any cold sneak in.

what we wore
winter fashion
baya and mama

Mama wore:
Coat – Warehouse
Jeans – H&M Mama
Vest – H&M
Scarf – Primark
Boots – Clarks*

Baya wore:
Earmuffs – Natural Baby Shower
Coat – Mothercare
Dress – Primark
Leggings – H&M
Boots – Primark