Reformer Pilates

Reformer Pilates.
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Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
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It's very easy to often think you're doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won't be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I'm trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

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Often an exercise needs subtle postural tweaks or alignments to be performed correctly and effectively. .
Small corrections can make all the difference to feeling the right muscles engaging and working properly.
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It’s very easy to often think you’re doing an exercise as it should be done, but in fact be cheating yourself as a slightly incorrect stance or body placement won’t be using the specific targeted muscle or set of muscles for the movement. .
Here I’m trying to keep the back straight, hips square, core engaged, abs and glutes switched on, and the knee tracking correctly over the ankle and foot on the standing leg.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios @rascal_physique_

Wednesday

Wednesday.
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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

Good morning Sunday

Good morning Sunday.
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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena's Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I've been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I'm all about speed as never have time to faff around, but 
I' ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn't hoping for a miracle. 
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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 #self-confidence

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A makeup free face no filters. .
Over the last month I had 5 x BDR facials at the lovely Elena’s Fulham aesthetics beauty clinic Elenique.
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I’ve been using the BDR products regularly every day. Cleanser, toner, 2 x serums and a moisturiser. Seemed a lot of products to use twice a day at the beginning as I’m all about speed as never have time to faff around, but
I’ ve got used to the routine now and even managed to fit an exfoliation in one evening too. .
My skin tone seems improved, maybe a bit firmer and plumper, still have wrinkles but I wasn’t hoping for a miracle.
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10 facials apparently is the best for optimum results with occasional monthly maintenance one after that.
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With thanks to @welovebdr and @elenacudworth @eleniqueskinclinic .
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#self-confidence

Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend

Back to a healthy eating lifestyle after having consumed quite a lot of everything I fancied over the weekend.
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday,  taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today's meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion. 
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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So a sixteen hour gap after my 4pm last meal Sunday, taking me to breakfast time today at around 10am after a pilates class.
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Today’s meals are
Tablespoon of Sauerkraut for gut health and to help digestion.
Breakfast: eggs, avocado, tomatoes, spinach.
Lunch: organic chicken, onion, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts.
Supper: cup of chicken broth from the rpasted chicken carcass. .
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Girls in pearls

Girls in pearls.
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
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The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
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And so it was an orange and pearls day.
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Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
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Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018 
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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Saturday was a sad day as it was the memorial of a good friend who was such a special person.
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The dress code was glam and colourful as the lunch party was to celebrate her life.
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And so it was an orange and pearls day.
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Everyone turned up wearing wonderfully bright and vibrant colours as she would have liked us to.
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Life is so short and often so cruelly and abruptly ended, that we should make the most of every day that we are here.
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Orange silk shirt from Zara 2017 season.
Versace-esque print pleated silk skirt from Zara Summer 2018
Pearls from when I was 18 years old.
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The collection of clothes in my eclectic wardrobe go back years and all get mixed and matched each season in brand new ways. .
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Wednesday Pilates

Wednesday Pilates.
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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs. 
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
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When I post a video clip of an exercise I've done,  I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

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Shoulder stand.
An exercise challenging the lower abs.
Using the lower tummy muscles to get the rise up rather than just momentum.
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When I post a video clip of an exercise I’ve done, I notice how I could have done it a bit better. .
I had felt I was right up tall onto my shoulders with my body more perpendicular than it was. .
Once up in the air, this exercise can be continued with the legs then going further backwards, toes to the reformer over the head and then reversing back over again. .
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With thanks to
Luke
@absolutestudios

Punching my way into the weekend

Punching my way into the weekend.
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And in case you're wondering why the trainer called me Bella? He was talking to my daughter Bella who was training with me! .
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And in case you’re wondering why the trainer called me Bella? He was talking to my daughter Bella who was training with me! .
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#tbthursday With love from me to you

With love from me to you.
Happy Valentines day.
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Even if you don't have a Valentine or someone special in your life you can still have a wonderful day and have gratitude for everything you do have - your health, your family, your friends and all those little things that bring you happiness and joy in your life.
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Don't look at everyone else's Instafeeds wishing you have what they appear to have.
You don't know what's really going on in their life.  Their feed is not necessarily their reality.
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Happy Valentines day.
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Even if you don’t have a Valentine or someone special in your life you can still have a wonderful day and have gratitude for everything you do have – your health, your family, your friends and all those little things that bring you happiness and joy in your life.
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Don’t look at everyone else’s Instafeeds wishing you have what they appear to have.
You don’t know what’s really going on in their life. Their feed is not necessarily their reality.
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#timetotalk

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Who doesn't love a good old catch up chat with their favourite hairdresser? February haircut time. .
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With @andysmith_stylist
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With thanks to @chanelnott too for my lovely blondeness again. 
@chelseagreensalon

Who doesn’t love a good old catch up chat with their favourite hairdresser? February haircut time. .
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With @andysmith_stylist
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With thanks to @chanelnott too for my lovely blondeness again.
@chelseagreensalon