• #FreshStart Week 3 Update

    #FreshStart Week 3 Update

    Week 3 was better than week 2 – not great, but better 😝    Foodwise, it seemed alot easier.  I didn’t see chocolate bars or muffins swimming before my eyes 😝, and even managed to stick to the low carb woe for 95% of my meals (which is better than I was aiming for).  With my water intake, I’m finding it easier to get through my 3x 750ml bottles, even if it isn’t making the toilet stops any less frequent 😝    Still going strong on the 10k steps a day, even getting to 13k one day! Yay me! I’m also finding I’m not dead tired by the time I…

  • #FreshStart Week 2 Update

    #FreshStart Week 2 Update

    To be honest, #freshstart week 2 was HARD! You know in the cartoons when the character is so hungry, that everyone around them turns into food? Yeah well that was kinda me.. Not that I was hungry, far from it infact, but it was like every biscuit or muffin or chocolate was calling my name. Lol. Btw, I’m nowhere near saintly when it comes to food.  There’s no way you’d see me exchanging chocolate for cacao nibs or yelling from the rooftops about chia smoothie breakfast bowls – not that I’m saying it’s bad if you do, but I’m just saying it’s not for me.  I’m all about moderation &…

  • Lego Ninjago Movie INSM

    The Lego Ninjago Movie Review

      In this big screen Ninjago adventure, six young ninjas, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya, under the guidance of Kung Fu master Wu, are tasked with defending their home – Ninjago City. Enemy Number 1 – the evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, aka Lloyd’s DAD!   —————   The Lego Ninjago Movie follows the main character, Lloyd, in defending his home whilst dealing with the emotions of a teenager & his relationship with his father.   Our Thoughts: As huge fans of previous Lego  movies, Lego itself, and even bigger fans of the legendary Jackie Chan, the whole family was thrilled to be able to go…

  • BabyBanz Noise Reducing Earmuffs Review INSM

    BabyBanz Noise Reducing Earmuffs Review

    Ever since I first met DH, we had a mutual interest in flying & planes – in particular WW2 era warbirds.  There is really nothing quite like sitting at our favourite spot at Ardmore, drinking coffee, listening & watching the planes go out & around. If we’re lucky we often got to see the WW2 era warbirds going out on flights. Fast forward a decade, or so 😝, and we’ve definitely passed on this interest to both our kids.  I still remember the first time my son saw a plane take off and the look of utter amazement on his face.  His favourite plane has always been the yellow Harvard…

  • It's been one week - #freshstart

    It’s been one week since…

    I can’t say this last week of my #freshstart has been difficult, but I definitely can’t say its been a walk in the park.  Well, I really can’t say it’s been a walk in the park cos all it’s done is RAIN in typical Auckland spring weather 😭, making going to the park a difficult task. So now that I’ve got my weather complaints off my chest, I figure I better update you guys on how I’m doing.  As I said in my first blog post, I mainly have 3 changes I need/want to make over the next 3 months. Eating Right: Being a little warmer I’m finding this isn’t…

  • A Good Day for a FreshStart

    It’s a Good Day for a #FreshStart

    If you’ve got kids, you’ll know how much I dislike winter.  Not because of how cold it is (tbh it could be even a little warmer and less wet!), but because of all the bugs it seems to bring with it.  It’s only when you actually become a parent, that you can appreciate how many bugs you didn’t pick up as an adult.  It sometimes seems that kids pickup each and every bug there is, and as the caring sharing souls they are, pass it on to you.   After weeks of either being nurse or patient or both at once, in the mental fog that comes with lack of…