Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer. .
As with all my Instagram posts I hope to demonstrate that no-one including myself is perfect in real life.
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But we can all do our best, work towards being our best versions of ourselves ( without edits or Instagram filters), whatever age, bodyshape or size we are.
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Thank you to:
@absolutestudios
@rascal_physique_
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As with all my Instagram posts I hope to demonstrate that no-one including myself is perfect in real life.
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But we can all do our best, work towards being our best versions of ourselves ( without edits or Instagram filters), whatever age, bodyshape or size we are.
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Thank you to:
@absolutestudios
@rascal_physique_

BDR is Spain’s most popular skin treatment, apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain

is Spain’s most popular skin treatment, apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain.
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After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation, toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.
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This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I’m road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.
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I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn’t red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic
@welovebdr
@irinarupina
@elenacudworth

After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation, toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.

This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I’m road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.

I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn’t red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic
@welovebdr
@irinarupina
@elenacudworth

BDR is a German facial treatment that many people don’t yet know about

BDR is a German facial treatment that many people don't yet know about. It is Spain's most popular skin treatment,  apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain.
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After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation,  toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.
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This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I'm road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the  beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.
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I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn't red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic 
@welovebdr 
@irinarupina 
@elenacudworth
It is Spain’s most popular skin treatment, apparently even used regularly by the Queen of Spain.
.
After my own two treatments spaced at two weeks apart, I can notice visible results in the revitalisation, toning and plumping of my 64-year old skin.
.
This is not a paid collaboration. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment I’m road testing for myself with the excellent beauty aesthetician/owner of the Elenique beauty clinic in Fulham SW6 and Irina from BDR. I only ever try treatments which I have thoroughly researched beforehand. I want to know exactly what a treatment involves, what results are promised, its safety, possible downsides and most importantly the qualifications of the beautician, aesthetician, practitioner performing it. .
I am showing the treatment in its 10 stages with video clips.
.
I was even able to go to @alicehartdavis book launch event ( ) last night with a makeup-free radiant skin.
Many of the beauty experts there commented on how good my skin looked straight after this treatment and it wasn’t red at all either. .
I can highly recommend trying this treatment at this excellent local Fulham, SW London clinic.
The attention, care and expertise put into every part of their treatments are second to none.
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@eleniqueskinclinic
@welovebdr
@irinarupina
@elenacudworth

A French website @aufeminin has written the nicest article about my Instafeed and how, as a 64 year old woman, I’m helping other women to be body confident and happy in their own skin

A French website @aufeminin has written the nicest article about my Instafeed and how, as a 64 year old woman, I'm helping other women to be body confident and happy in their own skin. .
I created my Instagram to inspire and help women of all ages to be body positive and non-judgemental or super-critical of themselves or others. .
And to see what we look like with no filters.. .
No one is perfect. But we can all be the best versions of ourselves wrinkles, warts and all- everything that makes each of us unique.
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C'est flatteur de recevoir ces critiques. Merci.
And thank you to all my new French followers. .
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I created my Instagram to inspire and help women of all ages to be body positive and non-judgemental or super-critical of themselves or others. .
And to see what we look like with no filters.. .
No one is perfect. But we can all be the best versions of ourselves wrinkles, warts and all- everything that makes each of us unique.
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C’est flatteur de recevoir ces critiques. Merci.
And thank you to all my new French followers. .
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With thanks to the talented @rory_photo

With thanks to the talented @rory_photo .
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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The latest video of the @tuclothing @portasagency #allboobswelcome ad campaign

Your thoughts ladies??? .
Does this ad campaign help give you body confidence?
Feel better about your own body image?
Understand that no one is perfect ( unless they’ve airbrushed or filtered).
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If I can undress at the age of 64 together with these other brave and confident women of all ages, shapes, sizes.. then you too should be confident enough to embrace the body you actually have.
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Btw, I had no name for my boobs in this video.
However I actually did… I called them “my girls!” What do you call yours? .
@eliza_h
New work out today 71% of women felt typical lingerie ads appealed to men and we knew it was time to get real. We’ve had enough of Victoria Secret’s catwalks and unattainable photoshopped perfection. We took to the streets and cast real women of all shapes and sizes.
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Today and over the next 4 weeks we’ll be celebrating diversity and encouraging women to embrace their bodies as they are. From “Lemon drops” to “Ant & Dec” we say .
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#tbthursday Back in the day

Back in the day.
Before social media and when we were all happier in our own skins.
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Here I am on holiday in Mauritius in 1980s.
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We aspired to look like the models or movie stars we read about in magazines or saw on TV and movies. There were no reality wannabe TV stars , a celebrity was a celebrity by virtue of actual talent not Tv exposure or a social media presence.
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We may have wanted to be slimmer, have bigger boobs, a smaller waist or longer legs but we didn't stress about it, didn't seek cosmetic procedures to instantly change our bodies or body shame.
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Life seemed simpler then.
We could be who we wanted to be without judgement.
The words anxiety and mental health weren't words that we now so often hear in our daily life.
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We are all shapes and sizes and should accept and embrace our differences. .
That's what makes you unique and special.
No one is perfect , unless they've been filtered or airbrushed in a social media photo. And that's not reality. .
Don't compare.
Don't judge
Be yourself.
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@tuclothing

Before social media and when we were all happier in our own skins.
.
Here I am on holiday in Mauritius in 1980s.
.
We aspired to look like the models or movie stars we read about in magazines or saw on TV and movies. There were no reality wannabe TV stars , a celebrity was a celebrity by virtue of actual talent not Tv exposure or a social media presence.
.
We may have wanted to be slimmer, have bigger boobs, a smaller waist or longer legs but we didn’t stress about it, didn’t seek cosmetic procedures to instantly change our bodies or body shame.
.
Life seemed simpler then.
We could be who we wanted to be without judgement.
The words anxiety and mental health weren’t words that we now so often hear in our daily life.
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We are all shapes and sizes and should accept and embrace our differences. .
That’s what makes you unique and special.
No one is perfect , unless they’ve been filtered or airbrushed in a social media photo. And that’s not reality. .
Don’t compare.
Don’t judge
Be yourself.
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@tuclothing

Age 64 and body confident enough to still wear a bikini

Age 64 and body confident enough to still wear a bikini.
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Whatever your bodyshape or size be confident in how you are naturally with no Insta filters.
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Don't let people fat shame, body shame or make you feel bad about your body. .
We are all unique in our personalities, appearance and bodyshapes and that's what makes you special.
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So although I had a 6lb weightloss after 7 nights @grayshottspa on the Health Regime it should not be about actual weight loss but more importantly about visceral body fat ( the fat that collects internally around your vital organs) which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and more.
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So for an ongoing healthy lifestyle diet try to leave out:
Sugar 
Simple carbs ( all "white" foods such as bread, pastries, cakes, flour, potatoes, rice, pasta ) that turn into sugar
Fruits high in sugar ( grapes, bananas)
Fruit juices ( high in sugar even if fresh) 
Processed meats
Unhealthy processed cooking oils ( rapeseed, sunflower etc) 
Grains if you're sensitive to them
Milk
Low fat foods ( full fat best as our bodies need fat to feel fuller longer and to function well- especially the brain) .
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Eat mainly :
( if you can)
Protein- organic eggs, poultry, grass fed beef, lamb, pork
Oily fish such as wild or organic salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, sardines ( for Omega3) 
Organic leafy and colourful vegs, and a few root vegs.
Nuts and seeds ( non salted)
And full fat yoghurts ( Greek) and unpasteurised cheeses ( not if you're pregnant) 
And
Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut and Kefir. 
Good first press extra virgin Olive oil and coconut oil and good butter.
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If you are Vegan or Vegetarian then obviously there is no meat or dairy but do check if your foods or dairy alternatives have high sugar content.
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Whatever your bodyshape or size be confident in how you are naturally with no Insta filters.
.
Don’t let people fat shame, body shame or make you feel bad about your body. .
We are all unique in our personalities, appearance and bodyshapes and that’s what makes you special.
.
So although I had a 6lb weightloss after 7 nights @grayshottspa on the Health Regime it should not be about actual weight loss but more importantly about visceral body fat ( the fat that collects internally around your vital organs) which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and more.
.
So for an ongoing healthy lifestyle diet try to leave out:
Sugar
Simple carbs ( all “white” foods such as bread, pastries, cakes, flour, potatoes, rice, pasta ) that turn into sugar
Fruits high in sugar ( grapes, bananas)
Fruit juices ( high in sugar even if fresh)
Processed meats
Unhealthy processed cooking oils ( rapeseed, sunflower etc)
Grains if you’re sensitive to them
Milk
Low fat foods ( full fat best as our bodies need fat to feel fuller longer and to function well- especially the brain) .
.
Eat mainly :
( if you can)
Protein- organic eggs, poultry, grass fed beef, lamb, pork
Oily fish such as wild or organic salmon, herring, mackerel, tuna, sardines ( for Omega3)
Organic leafy and colourful vegs, and a few root vegs.
Nuts and seeds ( non salted)
And full fat yoghurts ( Greek) and unpasteurised cheeses ( not if you’re pregnant)
And
Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut and Kefir.
Good first press extra virgin Olive oil and coconut oil and good butter.
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If you are Vegan or Vegetarian then obviously there is no meat or dairy but do check if your foods or dairy alternatives have high sugar content.
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Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx

Loving my July haircut with @andyatagency Thank you xx.

My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy's client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too. 
Btw I've always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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My last haircut till September. My hairdresser Andy’s client sitting next to me at the salon said she had dress envy. So sharing with you that my white lace dress came from Zara last summer and was on sale too.
Btw I’ve always found that for both myself and often for my lady clients age 60plus shorter haircuts that frame the face, often at jawline length, can act as an instant facelift helping us look 10 years younger.
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