Testing core strength

Testing core strength.
Think it's part of Pilates "Teasers".
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Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
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It's hard
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Think it’s part of Pilates “Teasers”.
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Trying to sit up as tall as possible whilst keeping the back as straight as possible too.
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It’s hard
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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

Still keeping supple at age 64

Still keeping supple at age 64.
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey... at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
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For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can't get to a Pilates class.
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My Pilates posts aren't always real time so don't believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day - I'm not! .
If I'm in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as  concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose  
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Not necessarily the most flattering position but hey… at least the body is still mobile, even with the left hip re-surfaced a few years ago and various other injuries.
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For my fitness regime I try to do Pilates, mat or reformer, 3 times a week. Anything else is in addition or if I can’t get to a Pilates class.
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My Pilates posts aren’t always real time so don’t believe I am a fitness fanatic and exercising every single day – I’m not! .
If I’m in the Isle of Wight I love to horse ride on the beach.
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I also do occasional dance classes which can help memory as well as fitness, as concentration is needed to remember routines.
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Boxing mixed with HIIT in the gym is great for cardio and fat burning and also concentration as I dont want to be punched on the nose
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Mother and daughter reformer Pilates

Mother and daughter reformer Pilates.
She's the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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She’s the one further away obvs
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This exercise is for the lower abs, core, glutes and also arms. .
To raise the intensity of the exercise the legs can be scissored lower just as my daughter is doing.
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With thanks to @absolutestudios Luke .
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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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No make up, no filter selfie

No make up, no filter selfie.
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This month's fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month's improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I'm further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout  @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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This month’s fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month’s improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I’m further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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@bbc5live @emmabarnett

@bbc5live @emmabarnett .
Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn't always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
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When we were in our teens or twenties,  we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
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However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I'm proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I'll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I've had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children. 
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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Chatting about age- and being real on BBC5live at 10.50am this morning with Emma Barnett.
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Why I no longer feel the need to fib about my age even when I reach another milestone birthday. Looking in the mirror each morning isn’t always the best as i still feel like my younger self inside but the mirror tells a different story.
.
When we were in our teens or twenties, we aged ourselves up to appear more wordly and maybe to be taken more seriously by those older than us especially for career advancement.
.
However when we reached our 40s and onwards we fibbed and lopped years off to remain as long as possible in the previous decade.
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Now that we look after ourselves better with a healthy lifestyle and diet, nutrition knowledge, fitness and beauty regimes, we can look our best and be proud of how we look naturally whatever our age.
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I’m proud to look the way I do in my 60s.
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Of course I would like to look like I did when I was in my 20s but I’ll settle for being the best version of how I am now.
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I’ve had amazing life experiences in my 60plus years and two wonderful children.
Ive no need to fib any longer.
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I want to inspire women of all ages.
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#BeAgeProud

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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world's most influential trend forecasters.
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I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
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However now I'm 64 I'm proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer,  when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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These were 2 newspaper headlines today from one of the world’s most influential trend forecasters.
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I used to fib about my age, especially as I worked in the media and on TV. I remained 37 years old for years into my 40s.
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However now I’m 64 I’m proud to acknowledge and tell my actual age.
I keep fit and healthy and want to inspire women of all ages.
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This selfie with no filters was from June 2018, last Summer, when I was on my way to the Isle of Wight music festival. .
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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_

Confidence

Confidence.
Shows in your body language, however you feel inside.
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How you stand.
How you walk.
How you hold your head.
Make all the difference to how others perceive you.
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Photo by @rory_photo thank you

Shows in your body language, however you feel inside.
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How you stand.
How you walk.
How you hold your head.
Make all the difference to how others perceive you.
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Photo by @rory_photo thank you