#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.
.
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.
.
.
.
.
.
@tuclothing

Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post

Thank you for all hundreds of likes for my last post.
I was not expecting so many.
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If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following: 
Did you like because..
I'm an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don't filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say 
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Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
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Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
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I was not expecting so many.
.
If you saw this last bikini body post of mine please could you comment on the following:
Did you like because..
I’m an older woman body-confident enough to wear a bikini?
Because I don’t filter -what I post is the reality?
Because there were boobs!?
Because I looked ok?
Informative nutrition and lifestyle eating tips?
Because as a woman yourself I hopefully am inspiring you to be confident and not care what others say
.
Please let me know your thoughts as I will adjust my posts accordingly.
.
Btw, This is my first home cooked lunch continuing on the same protein and good complex carbs eating regime.
Chicken breast pan sauteed in coconut oil.
Broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.
.
.
.

#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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.
.
.
.

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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. .
.
.
.
.
.

My selfie bikini shot after 6 months of working hard with life change exercise and diet #nofilter

Proud of what I’ve achieved so far in 8 months with my own fitness regime and healhy eating. I’m 62.

I’m still working to an end result
Small steps on a long journey.

YES we can! Reposting this for all those women out there who have commented on Alex Shulman’s bikini photo photo

YES we can!

Reposting this for all those women out there who have commented on Alex Shulman's bikini photo photo.

Chatting on BBC 2 TV with Victoria Derbyshire at 10.50am today about us older women being confident enough to wear a bikini. 
@alexandrashulman @victoriaderbyshire

Chatting on BBC 2 TV with Victoria Derbyshire at 10.50am today about us older women being confident enough to wear a bikini.
@alexandrashulman @victoriaderbyshire

A quick amd easy healthy Summer lowcarb and protein homecooked meal #courgettes #spaghettibolognese Spiralise the courgettes with your spiraliser

A quick amd easy healthy Summer lowcarb and protein homecooked meal 

Spiralise the courgettes with your spiraliser. My courgettes are homegrown from my veg patch. Very proud! 
Slow cook the beef mince together with chopped onions, garlic, tomato passata and seasoning in a slow cooker for a few hours before you're ready to assemble and eat. The juices should all have reduced so the mince os browned and sauce is reduced and thickened.

Shallow fry the courgettes very quickly in a little olive oil so they remain firm

Add the mince mixture to your serving of courgetti spaghetti and grate a generous portion of Parmesan cheese over the top.
My courgettes are homegrown from my veg patch. Very proud!
Slow cook the beef mince together with chopped onions, garlic, tomato passata and seasoning in a slow cooker for a few hours before you’re ready to assemble and eat. The juices should all have reduced so the mince os browned and sauce is reduced and thickened.

Shallow fry the courgettes very quickly in a little olive oil so they remain firm

Add the mince mixture to your serving of courgetti spaghetti and grate a generous portion of Parmesan cheese over the top.

Glute, core and calf strengthening exercises with #barrecore Hoping to inspire and motivate my followers and clients with a healthy lifestyle and fitness regime

Glute, core and calf strengthening exercises with 
Hoping to inspire and motivate my followers and clients with a healthy lifestyle and fitness regime.  Youre never too old to change your life and be your best you.  I'm 62.

@naomidifabio @slicefitness
Youre never too old to change your life and be your best you. I’m 62.

@naomidifabio @slicefitness

Your Summer #bikinibody weekend brunch can be both healthy and yummy

Your Summer weekend brunch can be both healthy and yummy. 
Appetising and appealing food on a plate can be comprised of healthy low carb and protein ingredients. Including some good fats in your diet is better than eating low and no fat, as it can actually help your weightloss and help you feel satisfied.

The hormonal and metabolic benefits of eating more fat are great, but one of the best benefits might be the satiating effects of fat. Nothing is worse than eating a lower-calorie diet that leaves your hungry all the time. This is traditionally a huge problem in diets which deny you foods with a higher fat content such as nuts, fatty fish, cheese, and avocado.

Satiating fat leaves you feeling full. When the fat you eat hits your small intestine, it sets off a cascade of signals which includes the release of hormones such as CCK and PYY. These two hormones play a major role in appetite regulation and satiety; they leave you feeling full and satisfied. The more satiated you are, the less likely that you're going to sneak in snacks between meals or pile on a second helping.

So for a weekend brunch I have cooked crispy free range streaky bacon, organic scrambled egg in a little organic salted butter,  wilted spinach, baby Isle of Wight tomatoes, avocado, with some chopped red chillies.
And an Expresso coffee.

Have a lovely weekend.

Appetising and appealing food on a plate can be comprised of healthy low carb and protein ingredients. Including some good fats in your diet is better than eating low and no fat, as it can actually help your weightloss and help you feel satisfied.

The hormonal and metabolic benefits of eating more fat are great, but one of the best benefits might be the satiating effects of fat. Nothing is worse than eating a lower-calorie diet that leaves your hungry all the time. This is traditionally a huge problem in diets which deny you foods with a higher fat content such as nuts, fatty fish, cheese, and avocado.

Satiating fat leaves you feeling full. When the fat you eat hits your small intestine, it sets off a cascade of signals which includes the release of hormones such as CCK and PYY. These two hormones play a major role in appetite regulation and satiety; they leave you feeling full and satisfied. The more satiated you are, the less likely that you’re going to sneak in snacks between meals or pile on a second helping.

So for a weekend brunch I have cooked crispy free range streaky bacon, organic scrambled egg in a little organic salted butter, wilted spinach, baby Isle of Wight tomatoes, avocado, with some chopped red chillies.
And an Expresso coffee.

Have a lovely weekend.