My first Nikes! | Nike Revolution 3 Running Shoes.

Hi my loves,

Welcome to today’s blog where I am talking about my first pair of Nikes! The Nike Revolution 3 Running Shoe.

I have wanted a pair of Nike trainers for some time now, but I’ve never found ‘the’ pair that I’ve thought “I need those!!“, that was until I was directed to the DWSports website and I fell in love with these beauties!

Now, if you know me you will understand the reason these Nikes now belong to me. MINT GREEN. Ahh, I honestly fell straight in love with them.

I’ve had them for a few weeks now so I’m going to tell you more about them!

Ordering/Delivery:

The DWSports website is easy to navigate and the shoes came quickly by Royal Mail and packaged well in the tell tale Nike box and additional protective bag.

Size and fit:

I chose a 6 because my feet are a 5.5 and I have a wide foot. They fit lovely, have some space but my extra width isn’t a problem at all. In the week I’ve worn them daily I’ve had absolutely zero rubbing or aches.

Running:

These are marketed as running shoes and I can see why, they are light, comfortable and have a lot of movement to them. They would be really good for running outside, so far I’ve only used them on a treadmill but it was a comfortable ride!

Gym:

I go to the gym 5 times a week and I’ve worn these every time since I got them. I’ve found my feet didn’t feel sweaty or expand uncomfortably in these, which often happens when I get hot (and the weather here has been sweltering this week!) they just feel really light compared to some of my other trainers. I love it.

Nikes

Fashion:

One of the main reasons I wanted Nikes, I am not ashamed to admit it, is for fashion. Yep. I wanted to look cool on the school run. My 10 year old actually has the exact same trainers in a darker green. I’m not sure if that makes me a cool Mum or a cringy Mum but I feel super amazing and that’s what matters right? lol

Final thought

You wont be surprised to read that I LOVE THEM. They look cool, they feel amazingly comfy, my feet can breathe and I’ve had ZERO pain, rubbing or aching like I get with most new shoes. It’s love. They have slotted into my life perfectly. Thank you DWSport and Nike for bringing these into my life!

Nikes

*This is a collaborative post with DWSports.

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KFC Syns | Slimming World – Complete guide

KFC Syns

Hi world, welcome to another syns list, this time we are chatting those yummy KFC Syns. I am a sucker for a KFC I am all about the boneless banquet life but I never really realised just how many syns are in them, eek. It has definitely made me re-think how often I have a KFC that is for sure, but hey a treat now and then is fine by me!

So let’s get on with it, as usual I calculated the syns based on the 1 syn to 20 calories rule so these are subject to be wrong (as I am human!) so please double check if you are unsure.

KFC Syns

Box Meals:
  • Fillet box meal – 54 Syns
  • Zinger box meal – 50.5 Syns
  • The Big Daddy box meal – 71.5 Syns
  • Boneless banquet for one – 48.5 Syns
Chicken:
  • Original recipe chicken drumstick – 6 Syns each
  • Original recipe chicken thigh – 6 Syns each
  • 3 Piece Boneless dips meal –  25 Syns – 4 Piece – 31 Syns
  • 2 Piece Original recipe meal  – 40 Syns – 3 Piece – 52 Syns
  • 6 Hot wings meal  – 40.5 Syns
  • 3 Piece boneless dips – 25 Syns – 4 Piece – 31 Syns
  • Mighty bucket for one – 63.5 Syns
  • Popcorn chicken meal – 30 Syns – Large – 39 Syns
  • Mini variety pack – 36 Syns
  • 3 Piece Nashville Hot Meal – 60 Syns – 2 Piece – 48 Syns
Burgers:
    • Fillet burger – 22 Syns – Meal – 37.5 Syns
    • The Big Daddy burger – 31 Syns
    • Fillet Tower burger – 31 Syns
    • Zinger Tower burger – 31 Syns
    • Zinger burger – 22.5 Syns
    • Mini fillet burger – 14 Syns
    • Bacon deluxe burger – 26 Syns
Salads:
  • Original recipe salad – 6 Syns – Meal – 34 Syns
  • Zinger salad – 18 Syns  meal – 35 Syns
Riceboxes:
    • Original Ricebox – 10.5 Syns – Meal – 25 Syns
    • Zinger Ricebox – 11 Syns – Meal – 25.5 Syns
    • Veggie ricebox – 20 Syns – Meal – 36 Syns
Wraps:
    • Zinger Twister meal – 37 Syns – Zinger Twister – 26 Syns
    • Toasted Twister meal – 40 Syns – Toasted Twister – 24 Syns
    • BBQ Wrap – 13 Syns
    • Flamin Wrap – 15.5 Syns
    • Zinger Burrito meal – 51 Syns – Zinger Burrio – 35 Syns
    • Original recipe burrito meal – 51 Syns
Snack boxes:
    • Popcorn chicken – 38 Syns
    • Hot wings – 39 Syns
    • Mini breast fillet – 37 Syns
    • Original recipe – 43 Syns
Sides:
  • Popcorn Chicken (Small) – 4.5 Syns (Regular) – 9 Syns (Large) – 16.5 Syns
  • Gravy (Regular) – 6 Syns (Large) – 14 Syns
  • Fries (Regular)  – 10.5 Syns  (Large) – 13 Syns
  • BBQ Beans (Reg / Lge) – 0 Syns
  • Coleslaw (Reg) – 5.5 Syns (Lge) – 10 Syns
  • Corn on the cob (no butter) – 0 Syns
  • BBQ Beans – 0 Syns
Drinks:
  • Diet/Sugar Free Soft Drinks – 0 Syns
Krushems:
  • Maltesers – 15.5 Syns – Oreo – 19 Syns – Skittles – 16.5 Syns White Chocolate – 22 Syns
Sweet Stuff

Strawberry Sundae – 9.5 Syns – Toffee  – 10 Syns

I hope you enjoyed this KFC Syns list, you can find other lists here.

Toodles.

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McDonalds syns | Slimming World

McDonalds Syns

Hi world, today we are delving into the world of syns again, namely McDonalds syns if you are anything like me then even if you are following a healthy lifestyle, sometimes there is nothing like a cheeky maccies to make your day. Sometimes I found that knowing the syns made me make better decisions or turned my week into flexi syns which can make you feel much more in control of your eating.

I worked out the syns from the McDonalds menu using the 20 cals to 1 syn rule, these are my own findings so please double check if you are unsure.

 

McDonalds syns

Salads:
  • Garden Side Salad (no dressing) – 0 syns
  • Grilled Chicken and Bacon Salad (no dressing) – 1.5 syns
  • Crispy Chicken and Bacon Salad (no dressing) – 8 syns
Burgers:
  • Hamburger – 12.5 syns
  • Cheeseburger – 15 syns
  • Double Cheeseburger – 22 syns
  • Big Mac – 25.5 syns
  • Quarter Pounder w/ cheese- 26 syns
  • Big Tasty – 40 syns
  • Big Tasty (w/ bacon) – 42.5 syns
Chicken:
  • Chicken McNuggets (9) – 12.5 syns (6) – 8.5 syns (4) – 5.5 syns (each) – 1.5 syns
  • McChicken Sandwich – 19.5 syns
  • Chicken Selects (each) – 4 syns (3 ) – 11.5 syns (5) – 19 syns
  • Mayo Chicken – 16 syns
  • Chicken Legend (w/ Salsa) – 26 syns – (Mayo) – 27.5 syns (Spicy Mayo) – 26 Syns (Cool Mayo) – 26.5 Syns (BBQ Sauce) – 24 Syns
Fish:
  • Fish Fingers – 2 syns (each)
  • Fillet-o-fish – 16.5 syns
Potato:
  • Fries Small- 8.5 syns  Medium – 12 syn Large – 17 syns
Extras:
  • Apple and grape fruit bag – 0 Syns
  • Carrot sticks – 0 Syns
  • Shaker side salad – 0 Syns
Drinks:
  • All diet sugar free drinks – 0 syns
  • Coca Cola (Small) – 5.5 Syns – (Med) – 8.5 Syns – (Large) – 10.5 Syns
  • Fanta (Small) – 5.5 Syns – (Med) – 8.5 Syns – (Large) – 10.5 Syns
Milkshakes:
  • Chocolate Milkshake Med – 19.5 Syns – (Large) – 24.5 Syns
  • Banana Milkshake Med – 10.5 Syns – (Large) – 25 syns
  • Strawberry Milkshake Med – 19 Syns – (Large) – 24.5 Syns
  • Vanilla Milkshake Med – 19.5 Syns – (Large) – 24 Syns
Iced Frappes:
  • Caramel (Reg) – 19.5 Syns – (Large) – 24.5 Syns
  • Mocha (Reg) 20 Syns – (Large) – 24 Syns
Breakfast:
  • Toasted Bagel – 10.5 
  • Hash Brown – 4.5 
  • Bacon Roll (w/ brown/ tom sauce) – 16 
  • Bacon and Egg McMuffin – 17.5 
  • Double Bacon and Egg Muffin – 20 
  • Sausage and Egg Muffin – 21.5 
  • Double Sausage and Egg Muffin – 28.5 
  • Pancakes (W/Syrup) – 26.5 
  • Sausage & Egg Snack Wrap (w/ brown / tom sauce) – 12.5
  • Breakfast Wrap (w/ brown / tom sauce) – 30

I will update this list as I find more syns, but if you have anything you’d like me to add feel free to leave me a message or grab me over on my social media 🙂

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Brita Fill & Go Vital water bottle | Review

Brita Fill & Go vital water bottle

I have kindly been sent the Brita Fill & Go Vital  water bottle to review. If you know me you will know about my slight obsession for anything that houses a drink so naturally I was really excited to give it a go!

Brita Fill & Go Vital

The idea behind the Brita Fill & Go Vital is that you get to fill up on your much needed water and have the benefit of it being filtered too. I grabbed this from their website;

BRITA fill&go Vital – the smart way to stay hydrated on the go. The new water filter bottle from BRITA filters your water while you drink. This premium-quality water filter bottle with integrated activated carbon filtration reliably transforms tap water into great tasting, freshly filtered BRITA water. Wherever you are and whenever you are on the go. Just insert the MicroDisc with ActivSelect Technology  and fill up with tap water. This new product comes in four stylish colours and can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher. Enjoy BRITA filtered water on the go – for just a few pence per litre.

  • BPA free
  • 600 ml
  • Dimensions: Height: 220 mm, Diameter: 72 mm
  • Fits into regular cup holders
  • BRITA MicroDisc with ActivSelect Technology: delivers four weeks of fresh, great tasting BRITA water. Significantly reduces chlorine, other taste impairing substances and fine solids
  • 1 BRITA MicroDisc with ActivSelect Technology included
Water for me is my vital go-to step to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the benefits that come with drinking your daily intake of water are incredible.

On receiving the Brita Fill & Go I was impressed by it’s look. It holds 600ml of water so is automatically a winner for taking with me to the gym. I thought it held a simplistic style too. Great for those instagram photos! The bottle came with one filter which lasts four weeks. (A 6 month supply of discs is £24.98 on their website which works out to around 14p a day.)

I really like the bottle but I’ve realised I am totally a water bottle with a straw type of person. That said I still use this one daily so that has to count for something too right?

I do wish it had a strap or handle for at the gym and a straw but all in all the Brita Fill & Go Vital has slotted into my lifestyle just lovely. Plus the perk of having filtered water is great, I do taste the difference and prefer it I must say!

The cost of the bottle is £15, but you can buy it with a 6 month supply of discs for £40.98. It is a investment bottle for sure but really worth the pennies if you live an active lifestyle and enjoy the luxury of filtered water.

4/5 from me, a straw and handle would of given it top marks.

Do you have one of these? How do you like it?

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Watermelon Pizza | Recipe | Slimming World friendly

watermelon pizza | Snack time recipe

Today I am sharing this delicious watermelon pizza Jodie and I threw together on our latest afternoon tea party!

I tend to make the most gorgeous things when I spend time with Jodie, we have so much fun pinning ideas, making up recipes then putting them together. It’s really nice to have a friend nearby (we live next door!) to do that with.

On this occasion we made this gorgeous fruity companion for our little tea party and I just had to take the opportunity to share it with you all.

Yesterday @i_squat_for_pizza and I had another one of our little tea parties and we made watermelon pizza!! It was amazing 😍😍

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It looks incredible doesn’t it? Well here’s the good news, it was blooming lovely, even our kids were excited to try it and even came back wanting more!

The best part of it all was that it was so quick and easy to make. This is a 5 minute job, which when you are a busy Mum and blogger is perfect to fit in this half term week.

So want to know what’s on this baby? Here we go..

  • For the base we have used a watermelon slice cut into quarters
  • The fruit alternative to the ‘cheese’ is a vanilla Mullerlight yogurt! (You could use any though!)
  • Then we simply topped it with some, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, strawberry and pomegranate. You could go crazy with this using any fruit you wanted. The options are endless.

Hey pesto your watermelon pizza is done! This would be perfect for BBQ season as a dessert or if like me you like to go have some afternoon tea with your friends, it’s definitely a showstopper and is easy peasy to make. Winner!

watermelon pizza

For those of you following Slimming World this would be free. Plus watermelon helps that water intake!

What do you think of our fruity watermelon pizza ?

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watermelon pizza

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