Running the London Marathon you say?

Our PramFit Mum's story of training for the London marathon...with a 3 year old and a baby…! My second son was born at the end of October 2015, and I ran the London Marathon in April 2016. If you do the maths (something I tried to avoid at the time…), that means I ran a marathon when my baby was 6 months old. I’m just going to share some of the ‘hows’ and whys’ of doing such a thing – it wasn’t easy, and I’m not sure I’d really recommend it to anyone else, but I’m glad I did it. The initial question is surely, who in their right minds would do such a thing? A bit of a tricky one to answer, but basically: I had already run 3 marathons, including the York marathon when my first son was 10 mont

How Laura makes it Work

Before I had Casper time was my own. To do what I wanted and when I wanted. If I wanted to slob on the sofa and do nothing I could, if I wanted to go for a run I could. Now I have to think of Casper first. I ate a lot while I was pregnant for me it was the only time I was allowed to be fat! So when I gave birth I had given myself a larger challenge from the start!! Trying to do exercise with a little one changes month to month as your child changes and develops and so does the times you get to do the actual exercise! I signed up to PramFit as soon as I got the go ahead from the docs (I had a c-section) so I knew I would have a minimum of one hour a week...start slow! I continued to do PramFi

Veggie Eggs

Lets make those eggs on a morning extra tasty, colourful and fun. Ingredients... 2 x eggs, mangetout, baby corn, sweet potato and cherry tomatoes How to... Cube the vegetables (part boil these first so softened), break 2 x eggs and put in to a frying pan, place the vegetables on top of the egg and place a lid/baking tray over the top of the pan to help with the cooking process. If you fancy, use chilli flakes to season and ENJOY! #Protein #Eggs #Breakfast #Bruch

Protein Pancakes

These are super quick and easy! A breakfast that both mum and the kids will love. Makes 8 x medium sized pancakes Ingredients... 1 x banana 2 x eggs coconut oil (just a smidge) plus any toppings you like How to... Mix the banana and eggs in a blender until a batter is formed, add coconut oil to a pan and heat, pour batter and cook until golden brown, then flip over to the other side. You can add fruit and honey for toppings. I love to use stewed apple, cinnamon and raisins. Be adventurous and make it fun! These can also be frozen and take out the night before to make it a bit quicker on a morning. #Protein #Eggs #Breakfast #Brunch

Cod Curry

For busy Mums quick and easy evening meals are a god send and this is one that is super healthy and takes less than half an hour to make, all cooks in one pan so there is minimal washing up (an added bonus!) so it is perfect for a week night dinner for all of the family. Ingredients... Skinned and boneless cod fillet, 1 tbsp Tikka paste, 1 Tin chopped tomatoes, 1 Onion, 2 cloves Garlic 2 Peppers 100g Baby corn 1 bag Spinach 100g Broad beans 200g Mushrooms and Rice How to... Soften the onion and garlic a in pan using 1 tsp of coconut oil. Add 1 tbsp of tikka paste to the pan, fry for 2 minutes. Add vegetables and tinned tomatoes with a little water, simmer for 5 minutes before adding the cod.

Easy but skinny mushroom and egg brunch

Grilled mushroom and poached eggs This is a great dish that can be either a weekend treat, a lovely lunch after your PramFit class or even since it is so easy, why not wow the other Mum's by serving this as a brunch with a coffee and a chat. They will think you are superwoman (which we know that you are!). Ingredients... 1x egg, 1x slice of rye bread, 1x portabello mushroom pesto How to... Grill mushroom until softened (season with salt and pepper if required) slice and place on top of the rye bread, place poached egg on top of this and the drizzle pesto over the top. #Eggs #Protein #Lunch #Brunch #RyeBread

Not so naughty but definitely nice Banana Split

Banana Split Ingredients 1 x Banana • Greek yogurt • Almonds • Strawberries • Blueberries • Honey ...and peanut butter if you want to... How to... Slice a banana in half, wrap in foil and bake until softened slightly and hot, top with 2x tbsps of greek yoghurt, almonds, selection of fruit and honey. Peanut butter could also be added. Any fruit will go with this, try and be inventive

Amazingly fast Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Eating healthily while you are pregnant is so important for you and baby. I am going to show you how easy it can be to prepare additive free meals and treats that you can use both during your pregnancy and once your new little bundle of joy arrives. These meal ideas are quick healthy and can be shared with the whole family. They are also adaptable so you can have fun with them. Ingredients 30-40g of oats, blackberries, blueberries, honey and 150-200ml of milk or 30-40g of oats, apple, apricots, cinnamon, almonds and 150-200ml of milk How to... Quick and easy to make, can be made as a batch and will last for around 3 days. Put all ingredients in to a jam jar and place in the fr

Welcome to Fred's Workout Lab

This is the first of my weekly PramFit workouts. So whether you missed the class, you want a taste of what to expect, or you want to get in an extra session check out my Workout Lab often for more challenging workouts. For this session all you need is a chair (make sure its stable and safe), two tins of veg, a clock with a second hand or a kitchen timer and a good attitude. Part A A1: Steps ups (onto your chair) x 12 reps per leg A2: Squat Jumps x 15 Repeat 5 times. 60 seconds rest in between sets Part B B1: Press ups (either full or on knees) x15 B2: High Plank Hold for 40secs B3: Lateral Raise (with tins) x20 Repeat 3 times. 60 seconds rest in between sets Nearly Done! Part C C1: Sprin

A simple introduction to the best fat loss tool you will ever use - Tabata.

Welcome to Workout 2 of Fred's Workout Lab. For this session we are focusing on Tabata. Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) technique, featuring a set of exercises that last four minutes in total, which is easy to fit into even the busiest Mum's day. You push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds and rest for 10 seconds. This is one set. You'll complete eight sets of each of the exercises. Tabata burns a lot of calories and provides a killer full-body anaerobic and aerobic workout which is perfect for your postnatal fitness journey. In addition to helping you to loose baby weight this method of training also improves athletic performance, improves glucose metabo