It’s the end of May and the start of the summer, which can only mean one thing… Swimwear season! We have our summer holiday booked and I want to be feeling and looking fit not flabby in one of these babies from Protest!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! Bikini range from Protest

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I had a feeling I wasn’t the only one who thinking about this with an element of trepidation and I was right. The response to my question about it on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page was unanimous: starting a Mums’ Days Fit Club is a good idea!

The Dawn of #MDFitClub

Starting on the 1st June I will be posting weekly articles about all things health and fitness from eating plans to exercise (squats and lunges have been suggested I’m afraid), and motivation to motherhood (aka finding time to exercise and eat right!).

My aim is for us to work together to feel fit in every sense of the word (in the UK fit also means sexy!)…

I want us to be feeling good from the inside out; confident and beach ready in body and mind!

Often getting out, doing some exercise, eating a few more veg and getting some more sleep (aka looking after yourself a bit better) is all it takes to get that extra confidence to feel beach ready! Goodness knows our bodies have changed after having a baby but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t flaunt our new, amazing bodies. If you feel good, you look good! Stretch marks and all!

Protest clothing

And the icing on the cake is that Protest have invited me to be their brand ambassador as I work towards my goal of being beach ready for our family holiday in August. They have a fabulous range of street and sports wear and as I mentioned previously, some rather lovely bikinis too.

Click here to have a look at the Protest Women’s clothing range. It’s actually a great place to get some motivation – pick out your bikini for the summer to get your eyes on the prize!

They will be providing lots of prizes throughout the summer season, including the #MDFitClub launch post competition, on 1st June, and prizes for those who take part in the #MDFitClub Facebook Launch Party on Wednesday 3rd June from 8 to 9pm over on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page!

Welcome Haul

To welcome me into the fold, I got a little goodie bag from Protest last week just before I left for Japan. I loved the lot so I got Mike to take a few snaps for me…unfortunately it was chucking it down so we had to make do with photos indoors which really don’t do these pieces justice!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement!

Inside the goodie bag I was kindly given:

1) The Luton running jacket

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Luton Running Jacket from Protest

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Luton Running Jacket from Protest

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Luton Running Jacket from Protest

2) The Bluet singlet top – I love this sexy little number! With a sneaky bit of skin on show but a baggy over layer this top feels sporty but still able to hide any lumpy bits!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Bluet Singlet top from Protest

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Bluet Singlet top from Protest

3) sports pants (similar)… and breath in! I’m particularly impressed with these sports pants, they are really comfy and supportive around the old mummy tummy.

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Sports pants from Protest

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Sports pants from Protest

4) And the Castley 15 packable rain jacket (which is just perfect for this rainy weather we’ve been having!)

5) I also got a skipping rope, which Archie loved to play with, and some water bottles!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Sports pants from Protest

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Sports pants from Protest

The sizes I have here are a medium and they fit me perfectly (I’m currently a 10 to 12), and I’ve brought them with me to Japan so I can still do some exercise while I’m here. I walked my brother, Josh, to work yesterday, which was over an hour of walking there and back and Japan is HOT right now. This outfit was perfect for a power walk in the heat.

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement!

Introducing the Mums' Days Fit Club and Protest Brand Ambassador announcement! - Sports pants from Protest

So, what do you think? Do you fancy joining the Mums’ Days Fit Club? Don’t forget to check back in on Monday for the first instalment and your chance to win some Protest prizes to help you reach your goals!

Do leave your comments below as I’d love to hear what your summer goals are and what you find the hardest/biggest obstacle to reaching your goal – hopefully we can help each other!

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