Gruffalo Hunting

Hey all,

We have had a really busy week this week, we finally found a cheap bike trailer for Archie to join us on our bike rides, I have been cracking on with Slimming World and hunting for Gruffalo.

We thought what better way to test out the new trailer or in Archies words his bike roller-coaster!

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We headed up to Wendover Woods in Aylesbury for some Gruffalo hunting on what turned out to be a beautiful Summers Day!

Wendover is great for a family day out, parking is usually Β£6 for the day but we got very lucky as their payment machines were down we got free parking! Made our day even cheaper!!

We parked up near Go Ape (another great reason for a day out there!) and headed off towards the cafe for our Gruffalo pack! The Cafe has loads of seating and offers a great selection of food. There are clean toilets and even an ice cream hut!

Across from the Cafe and before you start the trail is a great big park with an assault course for the little ones. There was a lot of work going on so hopefully they are adding to it.

As Archie was playing in the park, I called him over and told him that I had just seen the Gruffalo and he told me he is going to hide! He asked if Archie can find him! So off we set on our adventure!! This is a great trail with loads of clues hidden along the way, we found loads of look out spots for clues. Archie kept spotting them hidden in the bushes. You will also find a spinning disc with hidden pictures to give you a little clue of what animal you might be close to.

Eventually you will find a sign with a coloured circle on it, make sure you download the app as you will need to scan the circle and this is when the magic begins! It will slowly reveal who you have found and then they pose for a picture. This blow Archie’s mind!! He loved this and couldn’t believe Mummys’ magic phone!

Now where is the cycling I hear you ask?

Well I think I am still trying to catch my breath! Dwayne forgot to mention how hilly Wendover is, it’s VERY high!!! We got a bit lost on one of the tracks and stupidly cycled from the top all the way down to the bottom only to realise that we had to get back up to our car!!!

We managed about halfway before we got off our bikes and walked back up, not one to miss out, Archie decided he’d get out and walk with us before giving up after about 20 metres with a “dad I think i’m knackered” and climbing back into his roller-coaster.

Here are the stats for my ride:

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Look at the hill!!!! My phone recorded that I also walked 5 miles this day as well!! I am feeling slightly chuffed that I am breaking all my records. It was really lovely to be out and enjoying cycling. This was a really tough ride and I thought I could not go on. Dwayne turned all American Coach on me, lovingly encouraged me with some great sayings like “Pain is just laziness leaving the body”.

Wind it in Sergeant Bilko!! Seriously…

It really has started to change me, I used to put make up on just to go to the shop but now I am out riding in my fitness clothes with not a scrap on and loving it! I really think this is going to be a positive change in our lives.

The views up there were stunning! It is a great place to stop and have a picnic. They also have BBQ’s you can use.

I will do a Slimming World blog soon to update you on what I’ve been eating and how much I have lost.

Speak soon,

Love Lucy xx

 

Iron Mum

Hello all,

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Today I did an Iron Man… no seriously I did! Stop laughing!!!

Well, “ish”. I have had quite an active day today. I have walked, swam and had a bike ride today and let me tell you I am a big red, sweating, puffing mess.

I have struggled today, my knees seem to be the worst. They feel like they just turn to jelly and don’t want to move.

Since my last blog the weather has been horrific and we have been searching for a bike trailer for our son to join us and make this a family journey.

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I wish I could have recorded his giggles and cheers as we rode along, it was brilliant!

Here is a proper rundown of my active day:

I am really proud of myself today, I have been meaning to walk to Archies’ school for the past year now but have always had to run off to work. Luckily I have a few days off before starting a new job. The weather was nice today so I thought why not. I met a school mum who lives close by and we enjoyed a lovely walk down.

We had a quick stop off at the park on the way home before Archie announced he needed a wee-wee and would only go on a proper toilet. He clearly has my standards and not his Dads! lol

We headed home and Daddy followed not long after, quick change and we headed off to the swimming pool. We tried to do a few laps but struggled as we have a daredevil of a son who insists on jumping in at the deep end!!!

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After teaching him a few laps, we had a splash around, chilled in the jacuzzi and headed home so I could make my first Slimming World weigh in.

We came home, hopped on our bikes and headed off to my weigh in. As I said above I struggled BIG TIME on this bike ride. After not doing much for a few days, I really regret it as my legs felt like jelly and I got off quite a few times. I looked like an old drunk heading home trying to keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep pushing my bike!

Even my lovely phone got in on the act and was ever so encouraging. It kept yelling out “workout stopped” every time I got off!!! Cheers Samsung!!!

Slimming World

My weeks been going really well and I managed to lose 6lbs this week!!! I am really impressed with myself. Slimming World is really good as it is basically just eating healthy and maintaining it. My biggest mistake is skipping breakfast and lunch and then snacking like mad in the afternoon, so I have made sure that I have been planning out my meals and ensuring everything is ready.

I have cut out pretty much all carbs this week trying to fill up with salad. 9 times out of 10 I have been enjoying it but I did have a down day and craved McDonald’s. Mainly my besties fault as she said it isn’t going to go away so just have some! lol

Even with that naughty indulgence I am still really proud of my weight loss being much more fitter. I hate just sitting around indoors and wasting days away but once you finish work and get home there isn’t much you can do in the UK.

Ectopic Pregnancy

I have had the joys of having my hormones crash this week and starting to get back to normal. Whilst I am over the moon to finally get back to normal and have this process finished, my god am I emotional at the moment! Everything makes me either want to cry or punch it/them/him (hubbie mainly). I hope my hormones settle soon as I have just been offered a dream job.

Anyway, I think that is enough talking for now!!

Speak soon, Lucy xxx