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How I lost 2.5kgs without going to the gym

I can hardly believe how fast time has gone. When I look at my calendar and see that I am to be married in only 4 short months, I am filled with excitement and fear. I cannot wait for the big day but I still have so many things to do, and that includes losing those extra kilos. With my first dressing fitting scheduled for next week, the pressure is on!

In theory it seems like an easy thing to do. But when you are a full-time mum like me, juggling a blog with a partner who works offshore, it seems impossible. Where do you get the time to go to the gym? That is why I went on a mission to find a solution. Being a firm lover of yoga and zumba, I used to feel bummed that I could never get to a class. If you enjoy what you are doing, then chances are you will stick to it and get better results. So I decided to bring the classes to me.

After a bit of research online, I found some perfect videos that I could use at home, that were long enough to actually make a difference, but short enough for me to be able to fit into my busy day. My aim was to do at least 30 minutes a day. I could easily fit 30 minutes in during one of bubs naps or after he had gone to bed. I just had to push myself to do it and so far I have lost 2.5 Kgs doing these classes, along with a healthy diet.

Class one ( or maybe I should say three) : Zumba Slimparty  

A Zumba dvd with easy to do yet high intensity zumba classes. What is brilliant about this is that they have a quick 20 minute workout for those who do not have much time, followed by a 30 minute latin workout and a 50 minute one for when you are really motivated. It also comes with a quick start guide to teach you the steps used in each video.

I downloaded this from iTunes so that I could play it direct on my TV using Apple TV, but you can buy the dvd if you don’t have apple tv (link is at the bottom). I have been using these workouts for 2 weeks now and can already feel a huge difference. I couldn’t even get through the first 10 minutes when I first started, now I can do the 30 minute one until the end.

It gets you sweating and the class passes by quickly because it is so enjoyable. My son enjoys watching me do this too as he loves the music.

Class Two : Yoga by Sara Beth

Sara Beth is a yoga vlogger who has her own channel on youtube. She provides an extensive list of classes for all different levels and needs. Ranging from beginner classes, to weight loss and pregnancy yoga.

My favourite class is her 30 minute full body Cardi-yoga class. You really feel the burn with this class. I am always sore after the class as it targets muscles all over your body, some I didn’t even know existed! I feel like I am really toning my body with this class.

 

There you have it. Fun weight loss videos for the mum with no time! I have been !

xx

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Gluten free homemade pizzas

So I have been a little behind on my blog posts lately, things have been hectic. With me recovering from surgery, planning our wedding and organising Gabriel’s 1st birthday, it has been manic! With my to do list getting bigger and bigger I have found it easy to fall off the healthy eating wagon and grab anything and everything I can get my hands on. Hungry and unorganised Kylie = eating junk and getting fatter Kylie. Not good for my wedding dress! But sometimes it is hard to eat what you should. I am a lover of comfort food and eating salad especially on a cold Aberdeen day just is not going to happen. So that is why I decided to make my own ‘Healthy’ pizzas. It was a quick and relatively healthy option that I could also feed to my husband to be.

Here is what you will need

Ingredients

  • Warburtons Gluten Free wraps
  • Italian cherry tomato paste with basil
  • Mature Cheddar Cheese or Feta Cheese if you are looking for a healthier option
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Baby Spinach
  • Pepper
  • Meat of your choice : We chose chorizo slices and ham for our little one
  • You can add what ever you like, but I find if you put too many toppings it becomes over crowded and not as tasty.

Method

Preheat your oven or grill to 200°C. Open the pack of wraps, these are one of the best gluten free wraps out there and really makes a delicious, thin, crispy pizza base. Evenly spread the cherry tomato paste over one side.

Once that is done, start putting your toppings on. I started with Chorizo slices, Tomato, Pepper, Spinach and then cheese.

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Bake in the oven until crispy and the cheese is melted. And viola! A quick and tasty lunch.

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Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

xxx

 

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