NEW WORKOUT – Beach Bum!

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Okay so it’s not exactly beachy weather today in England but I’m confident they’ll be lots of opportunities to head to the beach this Summer wherever you are in the world and I have your 5 minutes beach bum workout for you this week! I think the booty is the number one area I get asked to do exercises for, so here’s a killer butt toning routine you can add to your workout. Add it to my Beach Ready workout and you’ll be hitting the waves in no time…

10 Quotes For The Best 2016 + Gabrielle Bernstein Workshop GIVEAWAY

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I do love a good quote and I wanted to share my favourites to take us forwards into 2016. Sometimes when you wake up feeling a little crap with no motivation to do yoga, have a healthy breakfast or be positive, all it takes is a little quote to make you feel better. Do things you’ve always wanted to do in 2016 and remember that this is your life! Go live it! I also love the look of 2016, it’s nice and round and 16 is my favourite number! Decide to make 2016 the best yet!

Top 5 Natural Beauty Products for Autumn Workouts

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Pilates, yoga and meditation are my workouts of choice this time of year, okay maybe all year round but there’s definitely something about this time of year that makes me want to slow my body down and be mindful. I love beauty products and want to introduce you to Content. “Content is a boutique organic skincare store, naturopathic clinic, beauty salon and website at the forefront of the move towards organic and natural skincare and complementary therapies.” I asked Imelda Burke from Content to share her top 5 natural beauty products for Autumn workouts. I love number 5! 

How to Get Back On Track

I feel like 30 hour days would be perfect. An extra hour to workout, an hour to meditate and practice mindfulness, an hour to read, an hour to clean, an hour to call friends and family and an extra hour in bed! Who’s in charge of hours in the day? Can we have a word please?

Summer so far has been my busiest and best yet! I’ve been working more than ever but also having lots of fun. However, this leads to two things that can stress me out a little. 1. Not finding time to workout, meditate, rest. 2. My house getting messy, washing piling up.

I’m know I’m not speaking for myself. I really feel at the moment everyone around me is the same. From my mum to my clients to people on social media! Perhaps we take on a little too much sometimes and our intentions are to still fit in time for ourselves but in my case in can literally seem impossible. This has really been especially hard the last two weeks and I wanted to just concentrate this blog post on body shape/weight and emotions relating to that topic.

Lots of factors come into making me very aware of my body shape/weight. From dancing since the age of 5 and then going into a Pilates instructor career, I’ve pretty much had to be conscious of my body every single day. I’ve probably worn a leotard, leggings or crop top nearly every day of my life and I’ve probably had to stand in front of a mirror in this attire almost every day of my life. This isn’t a negative but it does make you very aware when you put an extra few lbs or when you don’t train and notice the shape of your legs change.

So the last couple of weeks, I’ve not really worked out properly and I’ve drank alcohol at the weekends and I’ve gone out for lots of meals and had dessert. In the week I’ve then tried to get back on track but ended up just eating LOTS of healthy food- I’m talking a few too many raw nut bars a day! I know I’ve put on a little weight and I know I’m not as lean or toned as I was at the start of summer but that’s okay! I’m still in good shape and slim. But it’s difficult to think like that- my mind likes to go into panic and beat myself up mode. Now I know that is only going to make things worse.

So what to do when you’ve perhaps come out of your normal healthy routine for a bit, maybe because of a summer holiday where there’s all inclusive unlimited food and cocktails or maybe just from being super busy and not being able to workout. Here’s what I’ve done this week to try and get myself back on track…