Alternative Advent Calendar: An exercise a day day 3

Firstly I have decided not to blog about my other two alternative calendars, I will be keeping them going, Christmas prep needs doing and the boys absolutely love the treasure hunt and the new book each day, but I am Finding it hard to write one post with all three in it, I keep forgetting…

Advent day 2 update and realisation (5 calories! Really?)

Very happy to report I doubled my target of 30 seconds Plank, yay for me! The Plank is definitely and exercise I need to do to build my code strength, I am loving being back at pole dancing classes, but have realised that my core strength is shot after time off whilst pregnant with D…

Alternative Advent Calendar 2nd December

Today’s advent hunt for the boys was for wooden playfood I bought yesterday while out with the boys and my Mum We had a lovely time (not without the odd stressful moment but think that’s a given really), but wow my boys are too old to go shopping with anymore! D wanted every balloon we…

Alternative Advent calendar 1st December

My finished Advent bags for the boys and my non alcoholic mulled wine in the background (still Breastfeeding D so none of the real stuff for me again this year). The 1st of December snuck up on me so the boys are having an edible treat today, a pack of Goodies alphabet biscuits each, as…

Alternative advent calendar 21st Dec

My blogging every day did of my alternative advent calendars did not last as long as I had hoped but if truth be told it lasted longer than I thought it would. I have kept up with L’s advent scavenger hunt, he has loved it so much, I am so proud that over the days…

Exercise advent 16th Dec

Negative pull-ups today, for anyone who has not heard of them, they are lowering yourself down for count of ‘5 Mississippi’ they are what you do when you can’t actually do a pull-up, I am very pleased I managed 5 today, it was not that long ago I could not do 1, I feel motivated…

Alternative advent calendar 15th Dec

Oops, missed a few days blogging, I have been ill, cold/flu type ill, nasty achy, high temperature and the like, not fun, buts definite proof my boys, in particular L, have such amazing empathy for such a young child, he has not got frustrated and has accepted lots of cuddles on the sofa or playing…

Alternative advent calendar exercise a day 11th Dec

Before I had a chance to do my kettle bells this evening I got very ill this afternoon, for one horrible hour I thought it was a sickness bug and was watching my boys nervously, waiting for the dreaded moment they were sick, but thankfully they have not been and I have not got any…

Exercise advent calendar 10th Dec

I wanted to write this as a separate post from now on, as I feel that I have been just been tucking it in at the bottom of alternative advent calendar posts and I really want to embrace this month, well 24 days, of a new exercise a day. I also have decided to do…

Alternative advent calendar 9th Dec

We have had a lovely day today, we went to a local garden with grandparents today, lots of Christmas decorations (not a lot of plants!) and they bought L a few little presents that they gave to me for advent presents, I was super organized and took photos, but apparently they will not load from…

Alternative Advent Calendar 8th Dec

The spinning tops were a hit, forgot to get a pic, been one of those days! L was very excited at the idea of buying daddy and baby D Christmas presents, by the time the shopping had arrived and L finished eating lunch it was a bit late to walk to town so we drove…

Alternative Advent Calendar 7th Dec

  I was very pleased when L opened his advent present this morning he pointed at the writing and said “Make cake” ok so this is not what it said but it does show he, one understands about the activities, two understands that the words meant something and best of all he really liked making…