Couch to 5K Week 1: Starting the Journey to Being Healthier

I talked the other day about wanting to be healthier for the sake of Isabelle. Well this week I’ve actually achieved week one of the couch to 5k! I’m pretty amazed at myself. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is to me.  Week One of the Couch to 5K I’ve been here before. This is hardly the first time I’ve wanted to get healthy, exercise, or lose weight. I start with a light jog to see what I can manage, then that’s it. I don’t have the motivation or the discipline to go for a second,…

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Wanting to be Healthier for the Sake of My Daughter

Weight. We all have hang ups. Things we don’t like about our bodies; the way they look, the marks, blemishes or the scars. I’m not the first person to say I don’t like my own body and I won’t be the last. I don’t like my legs, my stomach, my arms. I don’t really like my body in general if I’m honest. Do I make any effort to change the way I look? Honestly. Not really. Would I like a magic wand to just zap myself to how I want? Wouldn’t we all given the chance? But I just don’t…

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Being Back In Work After Maternity Leave – What it’s Like Being Back

Well, I’ve now been back in work for 11 weeks after ending my maternity leave. So I thought I’d come on here, take over the blog for a little bit, and write about what’s it’s been like being back in work. It wasn’t that long about I was nervously writing about how I felt before returning back to work. I’m not going to lie, I really didn’t want to go back, but now that I’ve back for a while I’ve started to actually enjoy it. What’s It Like to Be Back in Work After Maternity Leave? When I first went…

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Avoiding Negative Association With a Baby

The other day Ross decided to shave his hair off. Ok, so it’s not that dramatic. It’s not as though he had hair down his back. And he only went with a number three all over, so he’s not bald. But to Isabelle, it was a huge difference. I think it’s safe to say she didn’t like it. But luckily Ross knew enough about avoiding a negative association by letting Isabelle come to him in her own time. Here he is with his new hair: Isabelle spends time with Ross everyday. Obviously. Yet something so simple as a haircut had…

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Pumpables Milk Genie: Electric Breast Pump Review

Now that I’m back in work and I really want to keep up breastfeeding, expressing milk is something that’s going to be quite important. I’m a nurse, so when I’m in work I’ll be leaving Isabelle for just over 13 hours three times a week. In terms of milk, she’s going to need around 7oz for each day that I’m in – at least at first. That’s a lot of milk when you add it up. Fortunately, we were able to reach out to Pumpables and they kindly said they’d be willing to send out their Milk Genie electric breast pump…

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