House Before Mates

We are moving house this week!!!!!

Sorry folks for being MIA, so stressed with the house move but it happening at the end of this week.

At least I’m getting a great workout going up and down stairs constantly and carrying ridiculous heavy boxes!

Keep safe all!

S x

March Challenge

It’s the start of another month! One year on from the weirdest year of a lot of our lives.

I came across this workout routine and thought it’s enough to work but not so much to make you quit. And man I need something to focus on just so it’s SOMETHING!

Whose with me doing this challenge for March (ignore the three month bit or carry on if you want).

PCOSsed Off

I’ve finally spoken to my GP about my PCOS being out of control at the moment.

My cravings are RIDICULOUS! It’s like I’m pregnant or something, I just can’t stop eating or craving bad things. I’ve never been this bad before.

Not only this but my period has skipped again and I’m growing thick hair on my back …… NOT impressed.

They’re sending me for bloods and an ultrasound scan just to see if I still have PCOS (it’s never been followed up since my diagnosis) then decide what to do from there. I’m only hoping they don’t prescribe a pill that makes me balloon even more!

What do you guys do to help your symptoms?

S x

Getting There

Apologies for the gap between posts! Life’s been hectic but only in the work/sleep/work/sleep sense.

Today we ventured out for a walk at our fave spot. We’ve both been a bit stressed the past few days so we wanted to clear our heads. Although we didn’t climb up the big hills and across the moors we did conquer some small hills and even managed 9 miles.

Not bad when we purely went for just a leisurely stroll. One step closer!

Just a Quick One

Yesterday was a milestone for this year. Yesterday I walked the furthest that I have done all year. Well, since September even. Yesterday I walked 4miles.l!

It wasn’t in a picturesque setting and my goodness it was so boring but I did it regardless. 4 miles from my doorstep around the town and back home.

I’m mega achey today and tired but feel better for it. I’m trying to get rid of my post Covid frustration of not being able to do what I used to and just getting on with it. By beck, there’s a bloody long way to go but it’s a start.

4 miles! Let’s try and do more by the end of the month.

Stay safe,

S x

PHD Protein

At the start of the year I decided to try out meal replacement protein shakes…. 10 years late to the party.

I had a good look around at the various options and PHD Protein stood out as a decent whey protein meal replacement option with good flavours to choose from.

I ordered 3 bags: vanilla, strawberry and salted caramel. All came promptly with scoops and a shake bottle and filter. I got 40% off of the order along with free postage (bargain!).

For the entire month I substituted my breakfasts and dinners for these shakes. It was hard to curb my cravings and hunger at first but I soon got over them. The shakes themselves were fine – decent tasting and surprisingly filling.

You have to make sure to read the labels for these protein shakes. Originally I thought substituting one meal was fine when in fact it states that you have to substitute two.

Sure enough, the end of January comes and I have lost over half a stone in a month. Not bad after all. It also meant that I hit my target of losing 7ibs in the month.

Feb comes and I have two days of normal dinners… weigh myself and I’ve put on around 7ibs again. This only says to me that using the whey meal replacements is not sustainable. I don’t want to drink shakes for the rest of my life? The moment you have dinners .. bam! Weight goes back on.

Obviously this is only my experience after a month. I’m sure using whey in general for extra protein rather than meal replacement is much different.

I’ll be carrying on until the end of the bags but won’t be buying any more meal replacement shakes. Don’t get me wrong – if you want whey – I highly recommend PHD, great tasting shakes and brilliant customer service. They also have some good deals on.

Have any of you been on these meal replacement shakes before? If so, what was your experience?

Keep safe.

S x