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Giving up sugar for Lent

I saw this Chinese Proverb this week which I love….

“The teacher opens the doors, but your must enter by yourself”

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Can’t argue with that!

Much as sometimes my clients would love me to do their burpees and press ups, that wouldn’t actually get them the results they desire 🙂

Anyway, hope you enjoyed pancake day – maybe they were topped with nutella or golden syrup, and maybe now you have given up sugar for Lent.

Ofcourse I think giving up sugar is a great move towards better health, teeth and weight loss but I have a different challenge for you over the next 6 weeks.

Instead of giving something up why not add something good in every day.

Here are a few ideas to start you off:

1. An extra glass of water every day

2. Say hello (or at least smile) to someone in the street

3. Add in an extra portion of green vegetables to your dinner

4. Let a car out at a junction if you are driving

5. Phone a friend you’ve not spoken to for a while

6. Try a new healthy food you have never had before

7. Skin brush before you shower

8. Make your lunch to take to work instead of buying the same old thing

9. Meditate for 10 minutes

10. Go for a walk during your lunch hour to get some fresh air

The possibilities are endless!

Which is really exciting – are you in?

Zita “glass half full” Alves

ps If you want the Zest Bootcamp “teachers” to open the door so you can go through it (and get the energy, fitness, health and weight loss results your desire) then I recommend joining our next trial week which starts soon – Click here to grab your place ready for 2nd March

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 🙂

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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