Thursday, 24 July 2014

Wearable Fitness devices

Soooo I thought I would buy for t'husband a useful birthday present (a month before his birthday he gets a burst of energy and hits the gym) and I have been checking out several options available in the Fitness Tracker Device World. This one here modelled by moi is the Misfit Shine available from www.misfitwearable.com

To make sure if this was something the other half would appreciate and use, I thought I would 'test' it and try it on for a week....totally a Marge's bowling ball present ( ep Simpsons).

A week in and I am impressed, love how small and discreet it is. Normally I clip it onto my bra strap so its hidden under my clothes. But today I forgot to wear my watch so its on the rubber strap that comes with the device. Two double finger taps to see your activity progress followed by the time glowing lights.

The aluminium case is so smooth and tactile like a Lauderee macaroon. Download the app to your smart phone to get the tracker data blue toothed over. It synced in with my iPhone5s with no problems.

What I like about the Misfit Shine is the progress report you get throughout the day, you don't need to keep checking your phone app; just a light two taps and small lights appear around the edge indicating how much activity you have done so far.

On the app, you get more details of steps taken, calories used, distanced covered. Confirms I'm not as lazy as I thought I was! You can see where I ran for the train to get to work! Also this little gadget can track sleeping patterns, last few nights have been incredibly hot and loud thunderstorms have interrupted my deep sleep. It's a great way to convince me to go to bed earlier to ensure I get my beauty sleep ;-)

I may need to purchase another one since I' m far too attached now to give it back.

NB I purchased the fitness device with my own money, all my thoughts are my own

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Looking Sporty/being sporty

I would have looked the part at the kids Sports Day, my new Adidas running shoes (Net a Porter clearance sale purchase), proper chafe free leggins and sports bra by Sweaty Betty but I am the least sporty person known on earth and would have come last in the mum's race! Luckily rain stopped play and it was canceled due to heavy rain. I saved the kids from being traumatised with my coming last status.

Oh well now that Net a Porter has launched Net a Sporter: we can all look the part at least of being fit and healthy and I can carry on slobbering around but still remain chic. Comfort and style whats not to love?

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Summer time

So I have an hour to kill whilst Curly Haired Beauty is at her contemporary dance class and I've already made the most of it by scoffing down a burrito, frozen yoghurt and thinking a Pimms might go down very nicely too. So many lovely calorific street food places here on the South Bank. What would Larry say (Laurence Olivier)???

I should have snapped a photo last month of his statue. Some prankster left a bunch of bananas balanced on his sword. What would he think now of the cultural centre of London with the theatres, art galleries and concert halls now jostling with the street food vendors, restaurants and bars?

I do love London when Summer does arrive; this part along the river becomes a pleasure garden to amble, stroll leisurely, take in the scene and be seen. There are not enough traffic free places in the centre of London where you can just chill and walk at your own speed.

Monday, 7 July 2014

9 years ago today

So much has happened these last few years and I think I have finally made peace in myself (PTSS) after the horrors of being caught up in the 7/7 London underground bombings that took place 9 years ago. My heart still go out to those who lost loved ones or were maimed and wounded, their bravery to continue and carry these deep scars.

That morning we all left for work/school all buoyed up after hearing the wonderful news London was the winning city to host the 2012 Olympics. Our lives forever turned upside down after the action of warped individuals to cause as much deaths and destruction on a summers day.

Today I celebrate the life I now have, with the children I thought I would never have. Be thankful for every day is my mantra. Be Strong. Let's live in Peace.

twosp xxx