Monday, 24 February 2014

Testing out my new Fitbit Flex on the 5.2 diet plus the 30 day shred

I received my new fitbit flex today currently £67 on and $96 on
they come in a few different colours and there are a few different type of trackers but i went for the wrist one so i can sleep, run and just wear it constantly without realizing it.

this is a list of a few things it does,

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Log food, weight, and more on Fitbit’s website or apps
  • Monitors how long and how well you sleep
  • Wakes you (not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
  • LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
  • Set goals, view progress, and earn badges
  • Share and compete with friends throughout the day
  • Syncs automatically with select mobile devices and to your computer
  • Free iPhone and Android App
  • Instantly launch your Fitbit app by tapping your device with your NFC-enabled Android phone
  • Easy-to-wear, slim, comfortable wristband
  • Available in two stylish colors – black and slate
  • Accessory bands allow you to personalise your Flex
  • Wear all day and night - even in the shower
  • Rechargeable battery

it will also sync with the myfitnesspal app on the pc and your phone so it keeps track of all your food and exercise intake. so for the next few weeks along with the 30 day shred and my 5.2 diet we shal see how good it is!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

30 Day Shred - plus the 5.2 diet! my diary

I thought since i am trying to lose weight i would also try and get fit, so someone recommended me this 30 Day Shred dvd which is only £5.00 at and $8.68 on

there are 3 levels to do, so start with level 1 and move up every 10 days, i am on day 3 of level 1 and i was aching yesterday as i am totally unfit lol  my aim is to do this everyday and i will post a before and after picture up so you can see how i have done, remember i am incorporating the 5.2 diet with it too as i hope to lose weight and tone up at the same time.

Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred [DVD]

I like the way jillian  helps by talking and giving encouragement all the way through, there is also an easier way and a hard way and you can follow which way you want, so there's no overdoing it. my legs ached after day 1 and day 2 they were even worse but i have woken up on day 3 ready to go! i will keep you all updated on how it goes - any tips or questions please post

The 5.2 Diet my story

well i have decided to start the 5.2 diet, i seem to have acquired 2 extra stone in the last year or so since giving up smoking and finding out i have an under-active thyroid.
my mum has the same problem and has had some amazing results with it losing over a stone in a matter of weeks.

my start weight after xmas was 11 stone 11 pounds, which is the heaviest i have ever been, considering i was 9 stone when i was 9 months pregnant with my first child 19 years ago it feels pretty upsetting to have gone up 2 dress sizes to a size 14 aghhhh

now i have been fasting for 5 weeks and after weighing myself on friday morning i was 11 stone 3 pounds!! very pleased with my results - I have lost 7 pounds since christmas and at least 5 of them were during the 5.2 diet how fab!!

the whole idea of the 5.2 diet is that you can eat whatever you like (within reason) on normal days and then on a fast day you only eat 500 calories or less, now its pretty hard to do at first and it took me a few tries to actually get it under 500 calories and even now i try and fail as i love food so much, but i dont give up i just try again the next day.

The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for just 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health

To help me along i joined a group on facebook - The 5.2 diet facebook Group its really helpful and supportive and has handy recipes and tips to help keep you going.

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

I plan to carry on and hope that by july i will fit into my size 12 bikini and all my summer clothes - any questions or tips please comment x