#Tbt Me age 15 and age 28

Me age 15 and age 28.
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren't real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same 'addicted to fitness' way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn't compare or judge. 
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then. 
Free to be who we were. .
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These photos are pre-social media when there were no filters on photos and no pressures to look a certain way. .
Of course there were those who were skinny too and those who were fat but no-one judged or had anywhere to post photos that weren’t real. The only place to post a photo was in a personal photo album which stayed in your living room. .

No-one exercised, worked out or went to gyms in the same ‘addicted to fitness’ way so our bodies were a different shape and less toned than gym bodies of nowadays. .
Maybe we did ballet or horse riding or swam or did some form of sport at school and beyond but only for our personal enjoyment. Not with the same end goals to have the perfect Instagram body. .
We didn’t compare or judge.
No pressures to look a certain way.
We were happier and more confident in our body image then.
Free to be who we were. .
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Back to a barrecore class today

Back to a barrecore class today.
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It's another birthday next week, (in my 60's) which reminds me that as we get older it's important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week.  Each style of class has a different purpose. 
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work,  plies and sqats,  together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility. 
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss. 
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It's riding along the beach. 
And then there's the dog that needs a walk.... What's your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what's your favourite class?
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It’s another birthday next week, (in my 60’s) which reminds me that as we get older it’s important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week. Each style of class has a different purpose.
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work, plies and sqats, together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility.
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss.
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It’s riding along the beach.
And then there’s the dog that needs a walk…. What’s your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what’s your favourite class?
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Back on the Pilates reformer

Back on the Pilates reformer.

Exercise for hip rotation, inner thigh muscles- the adductors, and hip control. Especially good for strengthening around the hip. 
I did this exercise as part of a series of 3 sets.  Toes turned out heels together, 
then toes turned in heels out 
and then straight. 
So using all three sets of surounding hip support muscles. .
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Exercise for hip rotation, inner thigh muscles- the adductors, and hip control. Especially good for strengthening around the hip.
I did this exercise as part of a series of 3 sets. Toes turned out heels together,
then toes turned in heels out
and then straight.
So using all three sets of surounding hip support muscles. .
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An evening at Coutts Bank Strand London

An evening at Coutts Bank Strand London.

A film about Manolo Blahnik directed and written by Michael Roberts 
and Kristina Blahnik in conversation with Hilary Alexander.
Champagne, shoes which are works of art to covet and little mini cake shoes to eat
What more could a girl want.....
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A film about Manolo Blahnik directed and written by Michael Roberts
and Kristina Blahnik in conversation with Hilary Alexander.
Champagne, shoes which are works of art to covet and little mini cake shoes to eat
What more could a girl want…..
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Morning pilates exercise

Morning pilates exercise.. Mobility, spinal mobility, flexibility, core and abs strength exercise. And also back of arm muscles as they are also used to help action the movement together with the lower abdominal muscles. The movement should be smooth and controlled and not driven by body weight momentum. 
It's harder than it looks. 
Give it a go....
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. Mobility, spinal mobility, flexibility, core and abs strength exercise. And also back of arm muscles as they are also used to help action the movement together with the lower abdominal muscles. The movement should be smooth and controlled and not driven by body weight momentum.
It’s harder than it looks.
Give it a go….
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“Cinders you can go to the ball”

"Cinders you can go to the ball"...
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Off to a masquerade ball. 
Obvs no mask on yet! 
Only mask so far was the beautifying face maskas seen in the earlier bathroom post..
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Gold sequin vintage dress from 1980's . Maribou jacket from Zara about 10 years ago. 
Beaded vintage Fendi lookalike Baguette bag. .
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Off to a masquerade ball.
Obvs no mask on yet!
Only mask so far was the beautifying face maskas seen in the earlier bathroom post..
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Gold sequin vintage dress from 1980’s . Maribou jacket from Zara about 10 years ago.
Beaded vintage Fendi lookalike Baguette bag. .
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My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! He has the best long arms for selfies too! Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week

My favourite talented and creative hairdresser Andy @andyatagency who does good selfie pouts and me- his smiley happy client! 
He has the best long arms for selfies too!
Blondeness by nearly-new-mum-to-be Colourist supreme @chanelnott earlier in the week. 
Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients, 
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

Thank you to you both. Xxxx

Ready now for a busy worklife September with lifestyle, image and lifechange clients,
And talks in schools on body image, social media, mental health, bullying and self-confidence. .
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#self-confidence

Not very good at this ‘bear crawl’ fitness exercise

Not very good at this 'bear crawl' fitness exercise. 
At least I tried my best! 
What a meany trainer! @sportsperformance86 ha! ha!

This was at the end of 20 mins HIIT boxing workout and then doing these bear crawls up and down the garden 4 x over. 
So maybe that could be why I look so rubbish at this?
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At least I tried my best!
What a meany trainer! @sportsperformance86 ha! ha!

This was at the end of 20 mins HIIT boxing workout and then doing these bear crawls up and down the garden 4 x over.
So maybe that could be why I look so rubbish at this?
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