Monthly Archives: June 2017

The art of trampolining…..

Well really, I’m not sure there is any, but more on that later! 

So, last year, Mike and I went on our merry way to Kos, so determined was I to be buffed to perfection, confident and gorgeous, I spent the preceding months wearing myself out with gym visits, low carb meals, lots of walking and quite frankly abject misery! We arrived on holiday and I was ‘body confident’, I felt I had achieved what I wanted (for who? No idea on that one!) but spent the 11 days in a bit of a blue mood. It was like I had a heavy feeling in my soul that wouldn’t shift and I didn’t know why. We had it all, swim up room, champagne and extra leg room on the flight, waiter service round our pool, fab meals etc. etc. But the fog didn’t lift. I still had a great holiday but there was something missing.

About 3 months ago I stopped going to the gym, I just couldn’t face it, so thought perhaps I just needed a couple of weeks off, but yeah, I still haven’t gone back! What I have been doing is going to more of my sisters classes , where she invkokes an atmosphere of friendlyness and body positivity. She is encouraging, fun and supportive and all the fab women that attend are like minded – I LOVE IT! So, come rain or shine (and there had been a lot of shine) I have attended and even when it was boiling hot, I saved my refreshing soda (ahem, and vodka) for when I was home! 

The result has been a more confident me, I even ate (shock, horror) carbs and drank (a lot?) of wine and the result are the pics I post! I didn’t think I would feel good without the gym and a low carb diet but sitting by my swim up pool ( this is now non-negotiable 😂) not feeling irritated by people having fun (true story) I realise it because of this;

A support network of women who are all fabulous and have their own battles – an amazing sister who is working tirelessly to build up her business and help women to feel good – exercise I enjoy not just ‘feel I should do’ and the ability to eat ALL the carbs!! Oh yeah and trampolining – almost forgot…..

The most fun I’ve ever had whilst exercising – BOUNCEFIT – jumping on mini trampolines to fun music 🎶 doesn’t feel like work and yet it has kept me in good shape! Give it a go, have fun, be positive and feel the support 🙂 btw there is no art to it, just have to have fun!! 

Xx

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Please stop apologising….

I see so many people apologising on their social media feeds for too many pictures, for some it’s lots of baby pics, for others it might be all the holiday snaps, whatever it is I often see people saying ‘sorry for so many pics of (insert word here)’. But I don’t see why we should apologise for snaps we choose to put on our feed in-case it offends someone/people. That is what the unfollow or unfriend buttons are for – if you don’t like the things people post or it offends you – go away!

Personally I love seeing people’s baby pics and holiday snaps. I don’t have children and my niece is all grown up so I love seeing cute little babies on my feed – it makes a change from political rants and ‘what’s up hun?’ status’s/comments. I also love seeing the holiday photos, mainly because I am incredibly nosy and love to snoop on what others are up to and what they are wearing, plus it might give me inspiration as to where to take my next holiday. And who doesn’t love a picture of hot dog legs facing the pool or a Greek sunset on a dreary day, even if it does invoke a touch of envy that I am sat staring at a computer screen!

I have been guilty of posting pictures which I am sure many people find boring, you know, like the knobby ‘healthy salad’ (#healthy #natural #healthyfood #feelinggood) picture so I can feel all smug in my virtuous lifestyle – what you don’t see is the picture of me crying in the corner because I actually want chips (I don’t actually cry in the corner but have come close when eating said salad!). But I won’t apologise for it or the photos of my (moderate) champagne habit because that’s what I feel like doing at the time.

If you don’t like it unfollow or whatever but we really shouldn’t be apologising for our harmless choices in the pictures we choose to post!

And on that note I am reeeeallly not going to apologise for not posting in aaaggggees but I am definitely going to do it more – accompanied by pictures of course!

Sorry not sorry