Thursday, 23 April 2015

Weightloss Update Week 1

So since my 7 days of Eating Clean post, I have tried to keep going with clean eating and on the whole I'm doing pretty well. Apart from the hubby occasionally bringing home chocolate or something equally as bold.

I've started exercising more, every day I am doing some form. I found a great youtube channel called JessicaSmithTV where she does Dance Walking workouts (she also has a few DVD's). Trying to fit in a workout is hard, Jack is grand and occupies himself but with Sophie it's proving tricky. If I'm lucky and she has an hour or more nap, I'll stick on one of my exercise play list and connect it to chrome cast so it plays on the TV rather than the tablet.

I do one of these videos on a Monday and Tuesday. Wednesdays to Fridays, I'm now walking Jack to school. This is a good 25 minute walk from the house, on the way home it's 15 minutes. Mornings take longer purely because Jack starts and stops at least five or six times. This is a twice a day walk.Using the Map My Walk app, I walk just over 6km a day. I have always enjoyed walking and once I have my MP3 player I'm a happy camper. At the weekends, I'm trying to get some sort of workout in but so far it hasn't really gone to plan

My weight has come down a tiny bit ( -2lbs) since my last post. That leaves me with just under a stone until I am back to my pre pregnancy weight. Sophie's christening is the Saturday after next and while I would never try lose the whole remainder I am hoping to loose a bit more. I have a dress in mind but it is still a bit tight.

I plan on continuing eating better, and moving as much as possible. Over the next while I'll do a monthly update with what I've been eating and what exercise I've been doing. 

If you have any tips for me please let me know 

xxx Anita xxx

Monday, 20 April 2015

NYX Butter Glosses

I love a good lipgloss, ones that have good pigmentation and don't threaten to glue your lips together with their stickiness. Since NYX arrived to our shores, I have bought a lot of the products. One that I return to time and time again is NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée. Recently I was sent three shades new to me.

Vanilla Cream Pie is a gorgeous pink shade. I have used this a lot over the last while and can't get enough of it.

Cherry Pie ia a lovely cherry red. I normally steer clear of red but Cherry Pie is a gorgeous red suitable for many skin tones.

Peach Cobbler is a coral shade that I've worn a few times. Usually a peach or coral doesn't float my boat but I like Peach Cobbler. It's not too strong a coral.

Butter glosses provide a sheer to medium coverage so are ideal for ladies like me who don't always want the high impact of a lipstick. They also don;t dry out your lips and can be worn by themselves or over a lipstick. I love these babies so much. They last for ages and are really purse friendly at €6.49. Also they smell incredible! Think Vanilla Cookie

Have you tried Butter Glosses? If so what is your favourite shade