Thursday, 23 October 2014

Competitions & Giveaways to enter this week - 23rd october 2014 #win #halloween

This weeks interesting competitions - Halloween and more....

win an iPad Air worth £399 A halloween creative competition here for children aged between five and 16 are being urged to enter our Children’s Halloween Art Competition run in conjunction with the Merrywalks Centre in Stroud and O2. 
To enter, simply draw, paint or create a collage a Halloween theme on A4 or A3 paper and drop it into the 'spooky postbox' in the O2 shop at unit 35, Merrywalks by 5pm on Wednesday, October 29.  Click here for link and details

win a NutriBullet Pro 900 and pack of NutriBullet SuperFoods Instagram has a great competition click here for details and link. Follow @TheNutriBullet on Instagram. Post a photo on Instagram that is Halloween themed and related to The NutriBullet (either by using a NutriBullet Product in the image or a drink or smoothie that could potentially be made in The NutriBullet). Tag your photo with #NBbloodyblast. open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. ends October 31, 2014

Win a family ticket to LaplandUK including an overnight stay, breakfast and dinner at a nearby 4 star hotel! with @DayTripFinder Enter now

there are over 300 ASOS vouchers to giveaway from £10 to £100 and we’ll be picking winners every week. To be in the weekly prize draw just get 5 of your friends to click on your link. here is mine watch a few videos and then get entered to win various prizes weekly.  16+. UK. Monthly/Weekly draw opens 24.09.14 - closes 16.12.14. Must share link to enter. click here to enter

Win a Pressure Pro - worth £129.99!
We're giving you the chance to win a Win a Pressure Pro pressure cooker with 10-in-1 Smart Steam technology worth £129.99 absolutely FREE! To enter, simply follow the link to like us at, then enter your email! click here to enter

Win An iPad Mini 2 with Stoke Contests

win a Google Chromebook with Stoke Contests

if anyone has a Halloween competition they would like added here, please email me or tweet me (@tamalyn1)or comment below x

Saturday, 29 March 2014

30 Day Shred - results - Before and after

Unfortunately I havent been so great at fasting for the last few weeks on the 5.2 diet, had a few days in Amsterdam and nights out drinking and a case of flu, but I have tried to keep up with the dvd's and my results I think speak for themselves. The weight loss in these 2 pictures is 1 lb so i didn't actually lose anything but it just shows that losing inchs can be just as good as losing weight. Hope this helps anyone that starts the 30 day shred vd's and actually puts weight on like i did!

I will now be order these dvd's so i can do a bit of everything to tone up as i lose more weight and get some abs!!

Jillian Michaels Triple DVD Boxed Set (Feat. Ripped in 30, Killer Buns and Thighs, Extreme Shed and Shred)

and this one

Jillian Michaels - The Collection [DVD]

I still have level 3 to finish so my new routine will be

mondays - 30 day shred level 1
tuesdays - no more troublezones
wendesday - 30 day shred level 2
thursday - 6 week 6 pack
friday - 30 day shred - level 3
saturday - ripped in 30
sunday - rest day

 If i don't feel like finishing a dvd i will stop, some days i feel fitter than others, but most are 25 minutes long at the most so plenty of time in the day to do them and fit it with the busiest lifestyle

Monday, 24 February 2014

Testing out my new Fitbit Flex on the 5.2 diet plus the 30 day shred

I received my new fitbit flex today currently £67 on and $96 on
they come in a few different colours and there are a few different type of trackers but i went for the wrist one so i can sleep, run and just wear it constantly without realizing it.

this is a list of a few things it does,

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • Log food, weight, and more on Fitbit’s website or apps
  • Monitors how long and how well you sleep
  • Wakes you (not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
  • LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
  • Set goals, view progress, and earn badges
  • Share and compete with friends throughout the day
  • Syncs automatically with select mobile devices and to your computer
  • Free iPhone and Android App
  • Instantly launch your Fitbit app by tapping your device with your NFC-enabled Android phone
  • Easy-to-wear, slim, comfortable wristband
  • Available in two stylish colors – black and slate
  • Accessory bands allow you to personalise your Flex
  • Wear all day and night - even in the shower
  • Rechargeable battery

it will also sync with the myfitnesspal app on the pc and your phone so it keeps track of all your food and exercise intake. so for the next few weeks along with the 30 day shred and my 5.2 diet we shal see how good it is!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

30 Day Shred - plus the 5.2 diet! my diary

I thought since i am trying to lose weight i would also try and get fit, so someone recommended me this 30 Day Shred dvd which is only £5.00 at and $8.68 on

there are 3 levels to do, so start with level 1 and move up every 10 days, i am on day 3 of level 1 and i was aching yesterday as i am totally unfit lol  my aim is to do this everyday and i will post a before and after picture up so you can see how i have done, remember i am incorporating the 5.2 diet with it too as i hope to lose weight and tone up at the same time.

Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred [DVD]

I like the way jillian  helps by talking and giving encouragement all the way through, there is also an easier way and a hard way and you can follow which way you want, so there's no overdoing it. my legs ached after day 1 and day 2 they were even worse but i have woken up on day 3 ready to go! i will keep you all updated on how it goes - any tips or questions please post

The 5.2 Diet my story

well i have decided to start the 5.2 diet, i seem to have acquired 2 extra stone in the last year or so since giving up smoking and finding out i have an under-active thyroid.
my mum has the same problem and has had some amazing results with it losing over a stone in a matter of weeks.

my start weight after xmas was 11 stone 11 pounds, which is the heaviest i have ever been, considering i was 9 stone when i was 9 months pregnant with my first child 19 years ago it feels pretty upsetting to have gone up 2 dress sizes to a size 14 aghhhh

now i have been fasting for 5 weeks and after weighing myself on friday morning i was 11 stone 3 pounds!! very pleased with my results - I have lost 7 pounds since christmas and at least 5 of them were during the 5.2 diet how fab!!

the whole idea of the 5.2 diet is that you can eat whatever you like (within reason) on normal days and then on a fast day you only eat 500 calories or less, now its pretty hard to do at first and it took me a few tries to actually get it under 500 calories and even now i try and fail as i love food so much, but i dont give up i just try again the next day.

The 5:2 Diet Book: Feast for 5 Days a Week and Fast for just 2 to Lose Weight, Boost Your Brain and Transform Your Health

To help me along i joined a group on facebook - The 5.2 diet facebook Group its really helpful and supportive and has handy recipes and tips to help keep you going.

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

I plan to carry on and hope that by july i will fit into my size 12 bikini and all my summer clothes - any questions or tips please comment x