My Year In Fitness – Day 354 #MYIF2014

Today the family and I went for a stroll around Nostell Priory. It was very chilly and christmassy!! Feeling stiff from my session with Holly yesterday so the walk was good to loosen off.

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This is me carrying my two year old when little legs got tired!!!

My Year In Fitness – Day 352 #MYIF2014

I’ve just made these super easy pizzas with the kids. For the base you mix one cup of natural yogurt with one cup of self raising flour and mix together. I used a bit more flour to get the mixture to the right consistency. Then we used cutters to make them kid friendly.

Add some tomato puree and your favourite toppings then put in oven for about 10-15 mins or til it looks like a pizza should!!! They should last a few days stored in an airtight container.

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My Year In Fitness – Day 349 #MYIF2014

Nursery run today so a good 40 minute walk. Slower paced on the way there as I had boyo walking with me but speed walked home with the littlest on my back.

I have also done a bit of foam rolling in the gym as I can feel my calfs and back tightening up again. Must get back into the routine of stretching as I found it helped a lot.

My Year In Fitness – Day 346 #MYIF2014

Today I could have so easily sacked off my run to stay tucked up at home with a hot water bottle and some Christmas films! However I convinced myself to go out for a quick run. I ended up feeling really strong so I went a bit further than I’d planned. Its funny how the sessions you dread the most are the ones that sometimes turn into the best ones!

When I got in I had some of my Nuun Hydration Drinks. They come in a range of cool flavours and are designed to quickly replace electrolytes lost through exercise. This will help to prevent post exercise cramping, fatigue and nausea. I also found I wasn’t as hungry following my run so wasn’t picking at the fridge till I had dinner!

The Nuun drinks will benefit everybody whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior and ensure that you stay hydrated before during and after exercise. If you are exercising for more than sixty minutes (less if you sweat heavily) then you will definitely benefit from using an electrolyte replacing sports drink. If you are exercising in hot or humid temperatures then staying hydrated and replacing lost electrolytes becomes your main priority.

If you are exercising in the winter it is still important to stay hydrated, as you still sweat and lose electrolytes that need replacing. You could get away with just using the Nuun drink after an exercise session to replace electrolytes but ensure you drink enough plain water in the two hours before your session to stay hydrated.
 
Nuun drinks don’t contain any additional sugar or carbohydrates so you can even just enjoy them through the day to maximise your hydration and jazz up plain water. Today I had the fruit punch one and it was ace. It wasn’t fizzy or heavy like other sports drinks I’ve tried in the past. They do some trial packs on their website so I recommend getting some to decide on your favourite flavour before getting the bigger packs.

For more information and to buy Nuun please visit their website http://www.nuun.co.uk

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My Year In Fitness – Day 345 #MYIF2014

Its my smallests’ birthday today. This time two years ago I was in my living room contracting and preparing to meet my daughter! I loved being pregnant and I enjoyed the physical challenge of giving birth.

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In celebration I have done a circuit of six exercises twice with 12 reps each!!!

Plank wall out
Squats
Press ups
Lunges
Triceps dips
Hip bridge