Monday 30 January 2017

Staying Healthy With Lidl's New Organic Range

Hey dolls,

Over the last few month I've been trying my best to keep healthy and shed the last few stone in baby. It's not always easy to eat healthy, I can admit a dominos is quiet tempting but I've swapped pizzas for healthy organic fruit & veg thanks to Lidl's new range.

Tonight myself and Chris filled a trolley full of healthy fruits, vegetables, meats and snacks. I've been very good throughout January and I will continue on into February.

I have my meals planned out for each day and snack to go with each meal. I think I bought every fruit Lidl had to offer. The organic oranges caught my eye on the way in as they are only 49cent. I bought the ingredients to make a hearty vegetable soup and every vegetable that goes into a stir fry. There is no way I can slip now that my fridge is stocked with only the best.

For snacks I picked up some of the organic chocolate covered rice cakes. They are some of my favourite snacks and I am dying to try their chocolate & coconut rice cakes. I also stocked up on a mixture of nuts to snack on. I keep a jar full of nuts so when I open the biscuit press they are the first thing I see.

Lidl has lots of healthy tips and recipes over on their website. The fakeaway section caught my eye and I will definitely be cooking their guilt free pizza and prawn curry. They also have a health and fitness section with lots of exercise tips and they have lots of exercise equipment and fitness gear in store.

I hope your January was as good as you hoped it would be and you are sticking to those New Years Resolutions. Lets stick together this February and be just as healthy. Check out Lidl's organic range which is in stores from today for a limited time.

Love Grace

This blog post was in collaboration with Lidl #sp

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Setting A Goal To Run The Great Ireland Run

Hey Dolls,

New year, new me - as the saying goes. I've decided to set myself a small challenge to keep me going for the first quarter of 2017. After having Sienna I wanted to get my fitness level back to where it was prior to pregnancy. I thought the Great Ireland Run would be a great start. It is only 5k so it is very manageable. For the more athletic out there, there is also the 10k run. 

I wanted to start slow and build my fitness as I feel like I've a new body post baby. It's hard getting back into running but I'm finding the training plans available from the Great Ireland Run, a great tool. I'm taking it slowly, and following the 12 week plan. I've just finished my first week and it was more enjoyable than I thought. For everyone else taking part or thinking about taking part, there is still time with over 10 weeks to go to the event. Just remember to take it day by day, small goals. 

I knew getting back to the gym and being more active would be a struggle but I think following small goals really helps. Seeing the small bit of progression each time really encourages me to keep going. I’m also fundraising for Tallaght Cancer Support Group, a cause very close to my heart. Having that as motivation is also working. 

I’m really excited for the day itself. I’ve heard it's great day out for all the family, with kids races and entertainment. It’s not just a good excuse to get off the couch and stick to the new years resolutions we make each year. 

I would love if my followers got involved and signed up with me to do the run. Let’s all support each other. Here is the link to sign up 

If you would like to sponsor me and donate to the Tallaght Cancer Support group check out my go fund me page.

I hope you will join me in the run and best of luck with the training.

Love Grace xox

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