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I’m a celebrity

So it’s Jungle time again – I’m a celebrity get me out of here is back on TV.

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I’m actually not a major fan (more of a Strictly girl as I LOVE dancing) although I have watched a bit of it already.

What is evident is the importance of food in our lives. Susannah of “Trinny & Susannah” mentioned how food has been in her mind her whole life so the thought of maybe missing a meal is alien.

We are so lucky to be able to get food anywhere, anytime and pretty much anything we want but this can lead to the problems we have with overeating and being disconnected from our bodies… mindless munching of a huge box of popcorn at the cinema, always having a biscuit with your cup of tea, having a muffin everytime you go to a coffee shop etc etc.

So in the run up to Christmas, when we are surrounded by even more food, just take a moment to connect your brain to your body and ask “am I really hungry?” Perhaps you could drink some water and wait another hour before you eat – maybe you could be satisfied with a smaller portion – or maybe you could add more vegetables to your plate and reduce the amount of pasta or potatoes.

But if you do want to get into your LBD before Christmas you could do a few things:

  1. Use an app on your phone to ensure you walk 10,000 steps a day
  2. Only eat 3 meals a day and don’t snack in between
  3. Use my Fat loss cookbook to “clean up” your breakfasts, lunches and dinners – Click here
  4. Buy a copy of the Bath Chronicle each week to get my weekly bodyweight workouts that are in the colour Bath Weekend Magazine.
  5. Join a taster week at Zest Bootcamp – last one of the year starts Monday.

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Failing all the above you could go on the jungle diet – rice and beans with a few spiders and cockroaches thrown in for good measure!

Little Black Dress

Here is a guest post by Colour and Style Expert Gilly Montgomery to help us girls with what to wear this festive season…..

The Little Black Dress – it doesn’t have to be black or little!

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Have you thought about what might make you look your most gorgeous?

it’ll be something unique to you that brings out your very best, so you can

relax and know you look amazing.

OK here are some pointers to help –

  • Ask yourself what your best assets are – yes, we all have them.
  • Some ideas – great legs; sexy, curvy body; beautiful cleavage;

a swan neck, a slim straight silhouette, lovely shoulders – go on,

which one/one’s resinate with you?

  • You want to focus on on your best qualities when choosing an outfit.
  • Shapes and styles for the party season:

Sartorial elegance for straight body shapes ie, shifts, cocktail dresses,

simple and classy

Miss Mod and all things from the 60’s for the boyish, neat youthful look

ie. feminine meets tomboy, short shifts, masculine looks, tailored trousers with

girly tops and accessories

Cosmic Couture for sexy, curvy silhouettes where the waist and cleavage are

a must, with ruching, rich textures and lux fabrics. Use glamour and decadent embellishments to show off your body shape.

Petite Cosmic Couture for the more girly youthful shape.  Do the above with

lighter fabrics, prettier embellishments, smaller accessories – keeping the very

feminine, pretty look.

Black isn’t strictly a colour.  You could dare choose something else!

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If you are fair and light eyed how about turquoise or violet?

if you are auburn haired you could try bronze, peacock, or gold.

If you are dark haired and have smokey eyes try damson, berry colours.

Whatever you choose remember you are beautiful and unique, so enjoy it!

Gilly

You can find out more about Gilly here

Christmas

So not long until Halloween, which means Christmas is coming!

This pretty much means we have 2 choices when it comes to our health & fitness

  1. We might as well wait until January now as there are sweets at Halloween, burgers on bonfire night, Xmas meals out so lots of socialising, eating & drinking…….  busy with Christmas shopping which often means more eating & drinking as there are extra temptations with gingerbread flavour lattes, mulled wine, mince pies etc that pop up everywhere and the list goes on.

The other option is………

  1. Do something NOW so that come January 1st we don’t feel like a bloated, beached whale, lacking energy and having to wear our “fat clothes” because nothing else fits.

You don’t want to look like this gingerbread man do you?

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The wise people will accept that eating and drinking a bit more than normal a few times over the run up to Christmas is perfectly natural and part of the fun.

They realise that in order to feel good in their clothes at the Christmas parties the hard work has to be put in now.

They understand that regular exercise will not only help them feel better in their clothes, but also will keep their energy levels up ( through what can be a challenging time for some people.)

They know that immunity, positive mental attitude, strong toned muscles and a healthier, fitter body will only be achieved if they put the effort in to do some exercise.

They want to enjoy some Christmas treats knowing that they can burn them during their workout.

These are the people who realise that our bodies are designed to move and so regular exercise is part of their life.

Which one are you?

Do you want to stick your head in the sand and wait until January, along with half of the population who decide they have had enough of feeling bloated and lethargic then no need to take action.

>>>>>> However if you want to breeze through the next few months feeling and looking great then take action now.<<<<<<<<

For those of you in Bath our next Trial week at bootcamp is on 27th October (a week Monday).

But for anyone who is not local to Bath (or me for 1-1 personal training) then there is our new online programme called HEALTHY MAMMAS. (yes you have to be a mum but that is the only requirement – your kids may have left home but that’s fine, you are still a mum).

The Healthy Mammas programme is for any mum, any age, anywhere in the world as the short workouts are done in the comfort of your own home plus there is nutritional support and a private group on Facebook for more help should you need it.

ps If you know anyone who might want to come to Zest Bootcamp in Bath please share our trial week page with them.

pps If you are not a mum but might know someone who is and wants to get back her VA VA VOOM then please share the website with her – there is a free breakfast recipe collection to download too HERE