3/18/2020

8 ways to workout at home in 2020

We are all in a bit of a weird situation at the moment. A lot of us are working from home. Which is my normal,  So I thought I am in a good place to give some advice on how to to keep fit at home. Considering that is how I keep fit and healthy. In the last year I have upped my fitness game and not only lost weight but I feel a lot better about myself. I work out not only for the health benefits but for my mental health and this is the perfect time to get on the fitness bandwagon. 

Motivation at this time is key to us all getting through this hard time. It is so important to not get bogged down in the pressures of a changing world and something we can control is our fitness. If you are new to working at home I would recommend leaving time in your day for fitness. You will be missing out on a lot not being in your office. Even that walk to your favourite sandwich shop counts towards you step goal right? Well, that is no longer a factor so we all need to adapted and make sure we are as fit and healthy as we can be. 

1. Free online workouts. 
There are hundreds of free online workout on youtube. All you need to do is google beginner workout and you are on your way to a new you. There is everything from pilates to HIIT workout. Start small and build up. 

2. Zwift
I love Zwift. Zwift is online cycling and running community. You will need some equipment to use Zwift. I have written a full Zwift for beginners post so check that out. I credit Zwift with my weight loss and bike fitness improvements for sure. It is such a good fun workout. 
fitness challenge workout plan
3. Make up a fitness plan. 
This is super easy to do. I have made one up myself. This is my plan that I am doing to prepare for my summer downhill biking season. I suffer from arm pump and this will help me counteract it. I love to make up plans. I have helped a few of my friends with tailored plans. This way you can work on the areas you want to work out. Everyone's bodies are different. 

4. Fitness Challenges
There are so many out there and this is the perfect time to do them. Fancy a 30-day plank challenge or what about working your booty and doing a squat challenge. Get online and get one of the these smashed I promise you will feel the benefits. Go crazy and do a few at the same time. 

5. Use your house 
Do you have stairs? Why not run up them or walk it is up to you. As long as you are getting a sweat on. Walk around your house and see if you can beat yesterdays step goals. You are allowed in your garden you know so get outside and walk around. 

6. Weights
If you don't have access to weights don't worry there are so many things you can use in the house.  You can improvise making weights from tins of food to water bottles, there is no excuse for not weight training at home. 

7. Play with your children or dog. (if you have either) 
Have you ever watched kids playing? It looks like hard work and you can join in. Come get that Nuff gun out with your kids and get playing. I know I play with my dogs and this not only keeps them entertained but it burns so many extra calories too. Let's face it whether you have a big or small dog is it loves to play. 

8. Gardening
Yes, this is a strange one but if you are well, you can work in your garden. Gardening is hard work and can burn hundreds of extra calories. You lug some soil about and tell me gardening is easy. Plus getting outside in the fresh air can only be a good thing right? 

I hope this has given you some inspiration on how to get motivated and use your time at home wisely and get on this fitness train. You will be reaching your fitness goal in no time whether that be toning up, losing weight or getting strong the choice is yours. 






3/04/2020

THE MOTHER'S DAY PRIZE BUNDLE GIVEAWAY

Here we have a huge giveaway. You may not know this about me but I am a comper I love to enter competitions. I have not been as active as I once was but you have to be in it to win it right. I have had some amazing prizes from TVs to makeup. I love to enter comps and I use it as a way of relaxing and unwinding. Plus you can win some amazing prizes. You dont have to spend hours entering hundreds of competition. I just enter ones that I really would love to win the prize. This is one of the ways I can give back by offering you the chance to win a great prize.  I have teamed up with some wonderful blogger to offer one huge main prize listed below and amazing runners up prize. So without further ado why not enter and see if you are the lucky winner of this amazing prize. Good luck and dont forget to follow the rules and play fair. 

The Giveaway This Mother's Day some of the top UK parent bloggers have united to offer one lucky winner a fabulous bundle of goodies for Mother's Day worth in total £200. What's more, we also have a Mother's Day hamper for runners up prize. The Prize Bundle One lucky winner will win a fabulous Mother's Day Prize Bundle which includes: Deco Gingko Leaf Habotai Silk Wrap from Fox & Chave
Deco Gingko Leaf Habotai Silk Wrap
This beautiful silk wrap from Fox & Chave is made from luminescent habotai silk, making it the perfect luxurious gift for any mum. It's very versatile as well as stylish. Evolve Beauty Organic Skincare Bestsellers Gift Set
Evolve Organic Beauty skincare gift set
The Gift Set from Evolve Beauty is made up of their organic skincare bestsellers. It will leave your skin feeling deeply moisturised, plump and smooth. Contains 10ml Hyaluronic Serum 200, 30ml Daily Renew Facial Cream and 30ml Radiant Glow Mask. Dotty About Paper Sweet Sherbet Dream Notebook and Desk Planner
Dotty About Paper Stationery
Stay organised with this elegant weekly desk planner and A5 Notebook. The planner is perfect for busy mums to keep track of their schedules. The notebook has 192 pages of quality lined paper and is the perfect size to fit in your handbag. Wentworth Wooden Puzzles Country Garden
Wentworth Jigsaw puzzle Country Garden
This British-made premium quality traditional wooden jigsaw comes with a drawstring cloth bag and a high-quality box making it the perfect gift. Sleep Mask by Sleep Master®
The perfect gift for any busy tired mum - a relaxing nights sleep! Sleep Master is an all-in-one sleep mask that combines light elimination and sound reduction. The soft and cool breathable fabric creates a relaxing effect inducing a refreshing deep sleep. The AirDry Wine Glass Drying Rack
The AIRDRY™ Wine Glass Drying Rack holds up to 4 wine glasses. The rack suspends each piece of stemware well above the counter to give them plenty of air circulation, meaning glasses dry naturally with a crystal clear surface, spot and streak-free finish. A box of Chocolates! Because who doesn't love a box of chocolates!

The Runners Up Prize


There's also a Runners Up prize of a Mother's Day Tea and Treats Hamper from hamper.com.

Meet the bloggers

The parent bloggers teaming up to bring this fabulous giveaway are all listed below. Make sure you check out their blogs for amazing advice and inspiration, covering all kinds of topics including parenting tips and advice, family travel, slimming tips, humour, money saving ideas, competitions, self-love, healthy living, well-being, fashion, beauty and recipes.
My Balancing Act | Just Average Jen | AnkleBiters Adventures | Lylia Rose | Life with Lianne | Soph Obsessed
Typical Mummy | You Have to Laugh | Happy Family Hub | Our Transitional Life | Otis and Us | The Neary Diaries | Autumn's Mummy
Two Hearts One Roof | The Life Of Spicers | A Rose Tinted World | Big Family Organised Chaos | Dirt, Diggers and Dinosaurs | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Side Street Style | Chilling with Lucas
The Parent Game | Pack The PJs | Welsh Mum Of One | At Home With Kayla | Mummy Matters | Slimming Violet | Dolly Dowsie
Mum on a Budget | Boxnip | Miss L J Beauty | MTB LM | Twins, Tantrums & Cold Coffee | Prize Warriors
Reality in Reverie | Rachel Bustin | Life in a Breakdown | Boring Mother | The Willow Tree | Accidental Hipster Mum
My Beautiful Mess | Five From The Swich | We Made This Life | Menna Rachel | Life Loving | Mighty Mama Bear | Too Tired To
Life with Jupiter Hadley | Missing Sleep | 4 Freckled Faces | I Live to Cruise | Healthy Vix How to enter You can enter by completing as many widget entry options below as you like. All entries will be collected and one winner and one runner up will be randomly chosen. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms and Conditions
  • UK entries only.
  • The giveaway will run from 12am 2nd March 2020 to 12am 16th of March.
  • The winners will be notified by email from rowena@mybalancingact.co.uk.
  • The winner and runners up will have 7 days to respond after which time we reserve the right to select an alternative winner.
  • This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.
  • Prize open to over 18s only.
  • If the runners up hamper be out of stock then a suitable replacement will be found.
  • Anyone who unfollows before the giveaway ends or doesn’t complete the required entry action will be disqualified.
  • The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value.
  • We will be using a parcel service, such as ParcelForce, to send the Mother’s Day Prize Bundle, and their standard compensation will apply in the event of loss or damage.
  • Some items may be sent directly by the supplier and we are not responsible in the unlikely event these go missing.