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Small Business Saturday

Did you know today is Small Business Saturday –  to inspire, support and promote small businesses in UK on 6th December.

It reminded me that looking after your health and fitness is a bit like running a small business.

Weekend Magazine Feature

{ This was an article in Bath Chronicle Weekend Magazine a few months ago.}

IMAGINE if when we started Zest Bootcamp almost 6 years ago, we just did an initial advert and then no promotion at all in the time after that – not sure many people would know about us.

Same as if you did a month of exercise and healthy eating, got great results and then didn’t carry on those habits – you wouldn’t still have the results you achieved at the start.

IMAGINE if we did exactly the same workouts every month for 6 years at bootcamp – people would get bored.

Same as if you do the same workout every time you go into the gym, or you just go running on the same route every week for same length of time – your body gets bored. You have to challenge your body and mix it up to get results as well as avoid overuse injuries.

IMAGINE if I never did anymore courses, study or self development in the time since starting Zest Bootcamp – I would become stale. In this time I have worked with several coaches on my technical knowledge and skills as well as learning about relevant business aspects to constantly grow and evolve.

Same as if you just rely on what you read in magazines and on TV to get a better body – you may be wasting your time. By hiring a professional to work with you, it’s likely you will not only achieve better results but you will probably get there quicker.

**** You wouldn’t try and fix your car engine if it broke down so why should you expect to know how to fix your body.*****

Having worked crazy hours, under immense pressure for someone else before I changed careers and not looking after my body therefore being overweight, bloated, lethargic and unhealthy, I am super passionate about helping more people run their own “body” businesses better.

So if next year you don’t want to try and run “your own business” alone join us at Zest Bootcamp for a trial week or even our online programme for women called Healthy Mammas.

Running your own business is hard but it does bring benefits. EXACTLY like looking after your own body

Chocolate and Lent

After most people have eaten too many pancakes, they are giving up chocolate for Lent – me… no way!

I love a couple of squares of 70- 85% cocoa dark chocolate or better still some raw chocolate – Loaded with antioxidants and magnesium a small amount actually does us good 🙂

banana chocolate bites

Infact, I used to make my own raw chocolate a while back but it’s a bit messy and pretty time consuming so prefer to buy it from the health food shop now.

As I’m not sure giving up high quality, dark or raw chocolate for Lent is necessary, although giving up the “sugar” that a lot of chocolate is disguised as maybe a good idea though 🙂

How about giving up some of the following instead over the next 40 days:

– Toxic thoughts

– Envy

– Criticism

– Comparing yourself to others

– Gossip

– Self sabotage

and anything negative that serves no benefit.

***** “Do something today that your future self will be grateful for” ******

Anyway, the sun is shining, the spring flowers are out and with Easter on the way in the UK we might be considering getting our bodies out of hibernation soon!

The forecast is looking lovely so get outdoors and move your body.

If you are near Bath don’t forget our 1 hour Saturday class is open to everyone – 9-10am in Alexandra Park with Sarah, £7 on arrival – perfect way to kickstart a healthy weekend.

Have a great weekend, enjoy the sunshine and spring flowers

Zita “raw chocolate rocks” Alves

ps I was in the Bath Chronicle this week but didn’t even know until a friend told me!

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/Judges-decide-shortlist-businesswomen-s-awards/story-20770253-detail/story.html

Merry Christmas

So it’s the last day of work for many people today – time to wind down and focus on other things.

Thank you for reading my blog and wishing you happy holidays

Xmas greeting

ps For any of you in Bath you can see our Christmas Survival Tips in The Weekend Magazine in this week’s Bath Chronicle

pps Here is the link if you want to book your place at January Bootcamp Trial Week – Book NOW