You do not need to drink 8 glasses of water everyday!!

I am one of those people who doesn’t drink a lot of water apart from my pregnancy with the twins I drank water like it was running out lol but once they were born I was back to drinking one or two glasses of water a day.

For a long time magazines, newspapers, gym instructors etc have always told us to drink 8 glasses of water or more to help clean our bodies or to help lose weight and I always see people with massive bottles of water churging them down and I always wonder how they are able to drink all that water when I sometimes struggle to finish a full cup unless I am having dinner or thirsty. I always felt envious that I could not do that or that I was missing out on something and so I always tried to infuse my water with fruits or something so I could drink more but I would find someone saying putting fruits is not good and just stick to plain water at what point I would give up.

Recently I was reading a Cosmopolitan magazine and there was a section talking about how we do not need to drink 8 glasses of water. It spoke about how your liver does the job for you and all that water is unnecessary and when you actually think about it its true because your liver is there to rid of your body of all toxins and your body will also tell you when your thirsty so you can have a drink.

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According to The New York times post written by Aaron E. Carroll we also get water from fruits, vegetable, tea as well as coffee,yes coffee although water is obviously better. He also said if you are are relatively a healthy person drinking excessive water will not help you health wise.

So we can relax because there is no formal recommendation of how much water humans need to drink. The amount of water you drink will depend on where you live, what you eat, what you are doing and what your health is like. So listen to your body and drink water when you need to.

Do you struggle to drink water? whats your alternative to water? let me know in the comment section below.

Love Me x

 

 

“THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS SUPERMOM. WE JUST DO THE BEST WE CAN”. What I have learnt since becoming a mother of 4.

So I am a mother of 4! wow! that’s something am still getting my head around, there are days when it hits me and I just look at my children and just feel amazed and blessed that I was able to have four beautiful, healthy babies.

Its been three months since I had the twins and during that time I have come to learn a few things about having four children.

NOISE

Being in my house now days with my whole broad can be quite noisy. My first born is not too bad as she’s at the age where she is becoming independent (she’s 11) and she’s able to do quite a lot of things herself,  My second born is forever calling mummy (his 8) and now days he keeps saying he wished he would go back in my belly so his a baby and I can carry him lol. I love the age they are at as they are able to entertain themselves and they don’t need much adult supervision. Now there are times when the twins are crying and Faith and Jerome are feeling like being noisy and everyone is talking, the voices raise,it really sounds like a big group of people in a room yet in reality its 4 small people.

Some how I have learnt and adapted to having a noisy house and I have learnt to tune them out. Someone might ask how do you cope with that much commotion around you and its quite simple,as long as they are not fighting, its ok. For a little bit.

HELP

Having children who are aged 11 and 8 is such a blessing when you have 2 twin babies. I kept thinking how am I going to be able to do things with two small babies? what if they both start crying? how do I feed two babies at the same time? so much was going through my head but again I adapted and I am able to do all these things and more by myself if I have to. The good thing is when the kids are home I am able to tell them to watch the babies for me, carry them when they cry or even feed them so I can get on with other things. This is when I know God knew what he was doing when he blessed us with the twins.

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ITS NOT HARD 

When I found out we were having twins I think I panicked inside, no one knew I was able to keep it to myself. All I kept thinking is how am I going to be able to do school runs, cook dinner, clean my house, get out of the house, get downstairs as we live in a 2 storey flat with no lift, get the pram downstairs ( this takes a group effort)……… I really  was worried and didn’t think I would be able to cope with everything but somehow everything slot into place.

I have been back to school runs for about two months now and we have a good routine in place and no one is late for school or work, I am able to carry the twins in their car seats to the car though it can be tricky at times as the corridors are a bit narrow. The pram situation is still the same as some one still needs to stay with the babies as I take the pram down so I only do that when the kids or my partner are home.

I am a pro at setting up the pram too which looked so huge when we first got it but now it looks kinda small lol.

PEOPLE WILL STARE

This is one thing that getting used to slowly. When we are out we get a lot of looks or the twins and their pram get a lot of looks, sometimes people actually stop us to have a look and a chat which is nice when your not in a rush, others just stare which actually gets on my nerves, others want to touch them and have a cuddle which I find uncomfortable and I don’t like it ( hence why I leave the hood on), others give you a little smile.

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I know its a miracle and an amazing thing to have twins and I get why people are stunned by them and we count our blessings that they are healthy and striving but one thing that I feel I need to be smart mouthed about is when people come up to us and say things like double trouble, unlucky you! ( the unlucky comment wasn’t to me but a friend), why would some one feel the right to tell a mother that? people sometimes speak without thinking how it will sound or make the other person feel.

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With all the above I would not change anything about my family situation, we are put in situations knowing we can handle them and we do. We just have to get over the inital shock and get on with it and before you know it you begin to wonder what the worry and fuss was about.

 

Love Me x

“IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL ITS DONE” Nelson Mandela

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So lately I have been feeling some type of way, actually tell a lie lol this feeling has been with me for a hot minute. I have been vlogging my lifestyle coming to 3 years now and i feel I am in limbo sometimes. In the beginning I used to upload every week then I went up to twice a week and now since I had the twins I have not followed a set schedule because with new borns you can’t plan too much and when you do things don’t go to plan so I tend to upload whenever I get time to edit and do some work. Recently the channel has hit 102 subscribers which am grateful for but I feel like my channel is just stuck in one place and not going anywhere which demotivates me. We all have targets we want to achieve in life and I wanted my channel to be a bit more further along than where it is now.

Being that am a stay at home mum I thought this would have been a good way to make a little income ( which is not going as planned lol) as well as preserve some memories of our family life.

I feel like am doing something wrong or am not providing the right content which make me feel like vlogging is not for me. I watch a few lifestyle vloggers whose vlogs are on the same wave length as mine and their channels are doing brilliant and mine is just mehn. Some of them started the same time as me and some after me so its not like they have been doing it for 10 years and me 3.

I even sometimes think maybe its the camera am using which is a bit ridiculous or the editing software, though with the software( I use Adobe premiere elements) I find that most people use the Apple laptop editing one which seems way better than Adobe.

So please go watch a few of my vlogs and leave me some feedback below as to how I can improve and make the channel better and successful because at this point am at a lost end. I enjoy doing vlogs and I would like to continue doing them to share how my small world lives and goes through life’s ups and downs.

I look forwards to receiving your feedback.

Love Me X

Going Through Changes

Hey guys, so it’s been awhile since i have done a blog post and the last few months have been time i have taken to work out some life changes. I have not really posted on my social media platforms either which is quite different for me as am always posting something lol.

But i am hoping to get back to blogging ASAP though i might focus more on my lifestyle but we shall see. Onto a better note the kids have broken off for summer holidays (yes!!!) So happy as i don’t have to do school runs and be up at the break of dawn! Though i need to find places and ways to entertain these kids.

Oh my fifi (faith) has finished primary school this year and will be going to secondary school in September 😭😭😢. I just can’t get over her going to secondary school she’s still my litttle baby girl but i thank god for bringing her this far and now its a new chapter for her which am sure she will enjoy.

So thats some of the stuff that’s been going on in my household and i hope you all are having a brilliant summertime/break.

Love Me X

HEALTH, FITNESS & EATING CLEAN

Hey guys hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are having a good beginning to the new year. Now that the festive season is out of the way I have returned to working out and eating better. So with my eating I chose to eat healthier and pick better options of what to eat. It’s quite difficult as I have a family and I do not want to have two separate shopping lists as it could because quite expensive,but I have been able to find groceries that the whole family can enjoy and is good for us all as well as fulfill my eating requirements.

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The other food I have tried to eat is smoothies, and for the life in me I can not consume them!. I have tried twice to drink them but they just do not come out as I want them to. I know they are good for you and they can help in one’s journey to healthy eating. My first issue is that they have bits in them, now this might sound childish but I can’t stand having seeds in my smoothie it’s just not tasty for me and it means I have to chew them which I don’t like the taste.

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The other issue is that its cold. I for one have sensitive teeth and can’t really drink or eat cold stuff, then there is the issue of drinking a smoothie in winter! like who wants to do that? ( I know some like them in winter lol), in winter am already cold so to drink a cold smoothie just doesn’t make sense to me. So that’s my dilemma with smoothies. I would like to find one which is both warm and good for you so please if you know any leave your suggestions in the comment section below.

W E I G H T S

So last the last two years I have had gym memberships as I felt going to an actual gym would motivate me to go and work out which it did in the beginning as in the beginning I was your all excited to begin this new journey and change your my fitness. The first gym I went to was quite expensive but I stayed with them for the year as the contractor was for a a year so when it was up I left them. Then I went to this other one which was a lot cheaper and with this one I got my routine down and set certain days to go and work out. I stuck to my routine until I went on holiday then I kinda of took a break from it during the summer months. My year contract was coming to an end and i had not used it for a while and I was paying for it so I decided to cancel it.

Then I had an idea instead of going into a another year contract, why can’t I buy some weights and work out at home? and that is exactly what I have done.

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The above weights are exactly similar to the ones I have bought and I use them in conjunction with a Xbox workout CD called Your shape -Fitness evolved 2012 which I really think is one of the best if not the best CD workout I have ever used. I use it to do the HIIT workout which I am doing for the very first time but I have heard it’s a lot better than slaving in the gym doing cardio for an hour when you can get it don’t in 7 minutes!!. The fact I can feel the aches in my body is a sign that its doing something lol. I use the weights with a workout plan my fitness instructor brother-in-law gave me which I used throughout last summer. He broke it down to be done in three days which each focus on a different part of your body so legs, arms and stomach.

So for now I am going to workout from home which I hope I will stick to and try to eat foods that are good for my body ( obviously we have to have a cheat day lol ;-)) I will try and update you all on how its going.

Love Me X

ASTHMA!

Good morning guys hope you are all having a brill start to Monday. Those who watch my vlogs and read my blogs know that my son had some breathing difficulties a few weeks ago and I had to take him to hospital. So following the hospital visit I had to take him to the doctors to do a follow up and they gave him a pick flow ( to check how strong his breathing is) and pump if his breathing plays up again and we were told that he should use this for the next two weeks and to write down the results of the before and after of using the pick flow and pump.

We did this for two weeks and took the results back to the doctors and today I got a call form the doctors saying he has Asthma!! I was like what? how? out of the blue?. Its something I did not think would come out of the results as his been fine since the hospital visit and he had a football match this Saturday gone and he was fine.

So now I have to tell him and explain to him what that means and to make sure he don’t panic about it because when he had the first breathing issue I think he began to panic ( which is understandable) that he could not breath but h was fine. I have read up on Asthma and apparently some kids grow out of it and I hope he does too.

Moral of the story, parenthood can be scary! and difficult but our parents done it in harder timeS so with a strong support system, we can do it too.

Love Me X

“FORGET THE RULES, IF YOU LIKE IT WEAR IT”

So boot season is here which means I get to wear my cute booties yay lol. Though I hate winter I like wearing these type of boots which don’t really get love in summer. I also get to wear my scarves, if you ask my family I am always the first to pull my scarf out lol I just like being warm and cosy as well as having the different types of scarves.

Love Me X

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