Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Feel Good the Weight Watchers way.

"The ‘Feel Good’ hit of the summer from Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers takes to the road to champion great tasting healthy food"

This summer Weight Watchers have taken to the road to show how eating our favourite foods and being healthy doesn't need to impact our wellbeing and happiness.
The pop-up Feel Good Café will be arriving in Leeds'  Dortmund Square 19th – 21st June (my local event) 
Weight Watchers will be serving up a scrumptious menu of tempting and satisfying dishes and snacks for any time of the day.
Feel Good Café diners can tuck into three different meals from this scrumptious menu, which has been created using Weight Watchers products available to buy in supermarkets 

Tempting sausage sandwich served on thick wholemeal bread Crunchy Love Fibre cereal
 Mouth-watering quiche, a British favourite Summertime cheese salad sandwich on thick wholemeal bread
Afternoon treats
Guilt-free mini chocolate roll delectable salted caramel ice cream sundae
Exotic Chicken Katsu Curry Comforting Macaroni Cheese

Feel good for summer with Weight Watchers’ top ten tips 
  1. Be inspired: ‘It may be an old photo or a quote but put this in a place such as on the fridge or on your phone where it will always inspire you and remind you of your goal. 
  2. Get support: Do it with a friend. Buddy up with a fellow member or, for extra Leader advice, our experts are on hand 24/7 with the new Weight Watchers Expert Chat at weightwatchers.co.uk
  3. Track: Our mix-and-match menu plan makes it easy to stay in control, but you still need to track. When you say ‘I’ll take a treat from my weekly allowance,’ make sure you do!
  4. Sip smart: Our body weight is two-thirds fluid, which means staying hydrated is key to staying healthy. Aim to drink 6–8 glasses (1.2 litres) of fluid per day - a great choice is water
  5. Get fruity: Fruit is not just essential for health, it’s also a great hunger- busting back-up if it’s a bit too early for lunch. With zero ProPoints values, there’s no reason not to munch!
  6. Be kit wise: An expensive price tag doesn’t necessarily make a pair of trainers the best ones out there. Do your research and ask a shop assistant for a proper fitting to ensure a correct fit
  7. Jot it down: Don’t have time to exercise? Then make time. Putting a regular slot in your journal to follow the fitness part of the plan will help you break through the time barrier
  8. Measure up: Jot down your waist, hip and leg measurements each week. Inches lost and your changing body shape will also spur you on
  9. Treat yourself: Banning foods will only make you want them more so treat yourself on your days off. Banish the kids, turn off your phone and savour it.
  10. Celebrate your wins: For each goal, whether it be an extra set of squats or losing a few pounds, share your great news with family or friends so they can keep you motivated.

The Leeds pop-up café will also feature a ‘selfie station’ for taking ‘feel good’ snaps with friends and family. Visitors will be asked to upload their picture with the hashtag #feelgood and invited to share how Weight Watchers has helped them feel today. Every social share through the Feel Good Café competition site will be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 100 hampers filled with Weight Watchers goodies.
If you can’t make it down to Dortmund Square, tweet Weight Watchers at @ww_uk or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/weightwatchersuk for another chance to win a Weight Watchers hamper.
The Feel Good Café will be in the following locations this summer:
Windrush Square, Brixton: 4th – 6th June
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester: 11th – 14th June
Dortmund Square, Leeds: 19th – 21st June
Victoria Square, Birmingham: 24th – 27th June

I am super excited to be heading to Leeds and would love to hear if you are popping down and what you thought of it. 
Don't forget to snap a picture and upload to twitter using the hashtag #feelgood for a chance to win a hamper of Weight Watchers goodies. Good luck and have fun 

Mel x

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tour De Yorkshire

I love this picture as it has Scarborough castle in.

So a few weeks ago the Tour de Yorkshire was in my home town and came through my village. Stage 1 started in Bridlington and finished 174 km later in Scarborough.
Im not huge bike fan, in fact I don't even own a bike myself but for me watching the riders steam though my village it's a little hard not to get excited!
The kids were excited to come out and watch and my older children that are at school could leave early to go and watch the race.
So I'm not going to talk about the race but simply share some of the shots i got of the day. Blink and you would miss them as they were traveling that fast so I'm afraid it was a hold your camera smartphone and hope for the best!

Kids getting ready to cheer the riders on.

Waiting for them to come past.

They are here! Blink and you'd miss them.

 Close to the finish line North Marine Road Scarborough

Post race police had finished their duties.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

I am a bad blogger!

So as the title says I am a bad blogger!
I have been AWOL.
I don't really have a reason for my departure and lack of blogging times other than I just didn't really have much to say, who wants to listen to me dribble on about rubbish?
Well, the writers block is well overdue and now its about time I got my blog back on!
I often found mostly in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep I wanted to blog I knew what I was going to say, I had lots to say, come morning I had forgotten I didn't know where to start. I kind of gave up.
So since I last blogged not much has happened, my Grandad passed away at the end of November, so supporting my family and helping my mum out has kind of taken up most of my time, along with my three sproglets doing their various clubs etc.
I'm looking forward to the lighter nights, hotter days and spending more time online whittering away to you all.
So there you have it, I'm back and ready to blog.

I won't leave it so long next time! *slaps wrists*

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

My little fish - Club Championships 2014

So last week my eldest little fish took to the water at his swimming clubs championships.
The races were split over three nights, he took part in Butterfly, Breaststroke, Backstroke, Freestyle and a distance race.
Butterfly is a stroke that he wasn't overly confident on but he took us all, including himself by surprise!
He only came Blooming first!!!

This is him after he was presented with his award and I think you will agree that he was over the moon with himself.

His second race that evening was Breaststroke, not an overly fast stroke for him but he does pretty well. He didn't get off to a good start, his goggles came off when he dived in and you could tell that he just panicked. He still carried on and tried not to let it bother him and he finished the race in sixth place out of nine.

The next on his list was his distance race 100m Freestyle a few days later, this again ended up with another goggle malfunction when he dived in and after 50m he had to stop to get his goggles back on resulting in him finishing the race fourth out of ten.

The following week we had the final two races, he was ready to go with goggles firmly attached to his face! 

First race was Backstroke, one of my favorites when i was younger. He did amazing in this race, so amazing that he didn't stop and bashed his head on the side of the pool..... Ouch! He was a little shook up and he said his head was really hurting. but he landed at the top of the podium with another first! 

He's not as happy as he was in the first picture but with a nice bump on the head giving mummy his cheesy grin was probably the last thing on his mind! 
Last and final race was Freestyle, his dive was good but he just didn't have to momentum and some of the other swimmers were really fast. He came in fifth out of ten swimmers so was happy with that. 

This years club championships went really well for Tino, he now knows what he needs to work on and if things go wrong. He has improved lots since last year but he needs to just stay calm and try not to panic. 
I'm happy that he loves swimming and the effort and time training that he puts into it. 
Keep up the good work little fishy! 
Love you lots xxx

Thursday, 13 November 2014

What can busy mummies do to relax?

So when the kiddies are tucked up in bed the nights getting dark and colder, you've watched all the soaps what else can us mummies do? 
Well apart from house work... lets be honest we love NEED a break from it no matter how small. I've put a list of a few things that can help keep us busy mummies calm, relaxed and stress free.

  • I often find myself loosing a few hours on Pinterest, I've only recently starting using it, creating boards jam packed with great ideas of crafts I can do with the children, an Elf on the shelf board, decoration ideas... The boards are endless. Its great for some inspiration and extra awesomeness that every mum needs from time to time! 
  • Comping, this is fun and more importantly great especially at this time of year. Lots of bloggers, brands and companies seem to run some fantastic competitions during the run up to Christmas. Some useful sites to get you up and off the ground for finding competitions are LoquaxTheprizefinder and moneysavingexpert.com. Twitter and Facebook are also useful for finding competitions try using the hash tag #Win and #Competition to bring more up. 
  • If your feeling extra lucky then there are always online casino's. www.i-phonecasino.co.uk have a great mobile app perfect for the odd a little flutter. Games range from casino games to one us women all seem to enjoy... Bingo! Its simple, easy to use and perfect for snuggling up with the iPad Bringing Vegas into your living room any time you want. 
  • This is one my husband isn't very keen on.... Online shopping, I must admit i'm more of a browser but I do like a good bargain... who in their right mind doesn't? Coming up to Christmas I love looking around for offers and bargains, I keep an eye on things my children are hankering after on Amazon and another great website is Hotukdeals. Just remember its only a bargain if you actually need it :) 
  • Lastly why not just curl up with a good DVD and a bottle of wine? Take time to relax you are totally worth it and need it from time to time... The house work can Will wait till tomorrow! 

Mel x