Monday, 11 March 2019

Home gym - 3

Pull in the Abdominals (TumBum)

I can incorporate these exercises while I'm walking. Again 'reps' with no counting as lampposts act as  indicators for a change of activity. Start with the tum, pull in and hold until the lamppost is reached then think about those pelvic floor muscles and pull those up. Swap holds at each lamppost. It doesn't matter if I forget as the next lamppost reminds me to 'hold it in' or 'hold it up'. Tum, bum, here I come. 


Sunday, 10 March 2019

Home gym 2

Triceps lifts (Trolley Triceps lift)

This time it's weights and for this I use the pull along shopping trolley. Combined with a trip to the supermarket this is a relatively simple exercise. All I do is lift the handle of the trolley behind me while walking back home. A full trolley ranges from 10 kg to 15 kg in weight. Granted I'm not lifting all that weight as some of it is on the ground but I am walking, pulling and lifting at the same time. Win, win, win.

Ten lifts with one arm then ten lifts with the other or, if it's too much trouble counting, then one arm lifts to the next lamp-post, change arms, and one arm lifts to the next.

Here's a video of a triceps dip. Using the trolley, instead of dipping down, I pull up with the same shape of arms which should work out the triceps and biceps muscles.


Saturday, 9 March 2019

Home gym - 1

I go to the gym to dance and swim (no, I'm not starting a ditty) and find that working out with the machines is really boring so I've found a way to incorporate workouts into my daily routine. Here's my first workout which can be done at any time of the day in the comfort of home. I find that this workout works best while tidying up. First watch this video.

Great to do in front of your computer screen but to incorporate it into the day I just do the 'silly walks' for 15 to 20 minutes while I'm going around the house tidying up. They could also be done while prepping a meal in the kitchen, sorting out the washing or making the bed. I don't recommend doing the 'walks' while ironing or wielding knives while chopping veg!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Snowdrop jolly

Just a few pictures from a Snowdrop walk today.


Monday, 4 February 2019

The bathroom

Just some views from different angles.

tiles behind the shower

shower soap dish

sink vanity drawer handle


towel radiator

the underside of the light fitting which is an uplighter

the textured wall 

loo push flush


towel rail

in on the action on a 'nice, warm towerl'

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Making the most of my birthday present

Just a couple of pictures of my final flowers from my large birthday bouquet.

Still going strong after a month.


Saturday, 2 February 2019

One, Two, Three out of Ten game

Let's play a never ending chain game. Here's the game and you can only score up to three out of ten. Everybody wins. Good game? Why not join in. Here's my idea.

I have put together 10 items, homemade, given or thrifted from the CB or CS. There is only one item that is new to me. I will send these items to one person who may choose up to three items to keep. They will then have to replace those chosen with some items of their own (no edibles or perishables please). Now it will be their turn to post on their blog to find another recipient. Once found they will send them ten items with the directions I have just outlined (I've repeated them in italics at the end of this post.)

My ten items are:-

1. A frilly, knitted scarf (I was on a roll when I knitted these!)

2. Knitting for Tommy book which I received as a bloggy gift a while ago. It's time to pass it on.

3. A flowery stamp.

4. A set of 4 coasters.

5. A glittery beanie hat in white and silver.

6. A pad of note papers with pen.

7. A selection of my crocheted motifs - Christmas stars, tree, hearts and more.

8. A Suduko book.

9. A monkey keyring.

10. A small Me to You teddy with a pink coat.

This idea may or may not get off the ground as it depends on who is interested and who wishes to spend money on posting a small parcel. I have a page already set up a page to record each step of the parcel's journey and we should be able to view quite a few new to us blogs along the way. (My first parcel chain seemed to stop at the first post so let's hope this one will be a little longer.)

So here are the directions for the:-

One, two, three out of Ten Chain Game

1. Leave a comment to be in with a chance of receiving the parcel. Include the words 'Yes please, count me in.'
2. Choose up to one, two or three things from the parcel and replace the items to make ten.
3. Comment on the One, Two, Three out of Ten Chain Game page on Mumssimplyliving blog when you've received and sorted out your new package and posted on your blog.
4. Decide whether to post just to the UK or to the world!
5. In your post make sure you have these directions.

I am only posting to the UK because of the weight of my package so my apologies to readers from across the seas.

Remember that you must have your own blog so you can post the progress of your parcel.

 I will put all names into a hat and draw out a winner in one week's time. (Saturday 9th February 2019)

I hope all of this makes sense.