Loved Ice skating at the Isle of Wight rink before it closed down over a year ago

Loved Ice skating at the Isle of Wight rink before it closed down over a year ago. This is one of my efforts from then and before my weightloss journey too.
Lots of open air Christmas rinks open now.
Will post my recent effort at the Natiral History Museum later today.
Its great exercise for core stability and glutes. 
Also a sense of achievement the longer one stays upright!
This is one of my efforts from then and before my weightloss journey too.
Lots of open air Christmas rinks open now.
Will post my recent effort at the Natiral History Museum later today.
Its great exercise for core stability and glutes.
Also a sense of achievement the longer one stays upright!

In the Pilates studio

In the Pilates studio.

Lunges with your weight on an unstable base.
This helps all the muscles and core engage from your balancing foot ankle and leg to your core and glutes and tum.

However...on another level
It has just been suggested to me by my hip surgeon that anyone like me who has had a hip re-surface surgery procedure and has metal on metal in their hip -this could be having adverse effects as the flexion movement on the weight bearing leg can cause the metal on metal to rub more than usual.
Metal on metal hip replacements and resurfaces can cause metal ions (cobalt and chromium) to leak into the blood stream and give metal ion readings in the blood above normal levels. This could  cause future health issues.

Lunges with your weight on an unstable base.
This helps all the muscles and core engage from your balancing foot ankle and leg to your core and glutes and tum.

However…on another level
It has just been suggested to me by my hip surgeon that anyone like me who has had a hip re-surface surgery procedure and has metal on metal in their hip -this could be having adverse effects as the flexion movement on the weight bearing leg can cause the metal on metal to rub more than usual.
Metal on metal hip replacements and resurfaces can cause metal ions (cobalt and chromium) to leak into the blood stream and give metal ion readings in the blood above normal levels. This could cause future health issues.

Looking at the weather this morning it feels so long ago that I was doing my morning workouts on the beach #workout #morningmotivation #morning #exercisewithyourdog #exercise #fitness #life #lifechange #motivate #inspire #healthy #healthylifestyle #positivity #weightlossjourney

Looking at the weather this morning it feels so long ago that I was doing my morning workouts on the beach
Looking at the weather this morning it feels so long ago that I was doing my morning workouts on the beach

Studio reformer Pilates This seated “froggy plie” exercise is to help core stability, hip flexors, all leg muscles

Studio reformer Pilates 
This seated "froggy plie" exercise is to help core stability, hip flexors, all leg muscles. The important bit is is to try and keep the back straight, tummy muscles engaged and the plie movements as smooth as possible. Its more difficult than it looks.
The important bit is is to try and keep the back straight, tummy muscles engaged and the plie movements as smooth as possible. Its more difficult than it looks.

Back in the pilates studio This exercise engages core, helps spinal mobility, hip flexors, balance, gluteals and flexibility

Back in the pilates studio 
This exercise engages core, helps spinal mobility, hip flexors, balance, gluteals and flexibility.
It is much harder than it looks as it also requires the reformer to be held out and stay in place and still whilst bending over and twisting

It is much harder than it looks as it also requires the reformer to be held out and stay in place and still whilst bending over and twisting

Back in the gym again first thing Not sure why Im looking so smiley esoecially as it was so hard to get up as it was dark #training #fitness #persevere #inspire #motivate #pt #exercise #weightlosstransformation #eeightlossjourney #lifechange #lifecoach #fitspo #fitnessworkout #age60plus #feelgood #morning #core #abs #squats #positive

Back in the gym again first thing
Not sure why Im looking so smiley esoecially as it was so hard to get up as it was dark
Back in the gym again first thing
Not sure why Im looking so smiley esoecially as it was so hard to get up as it was dark

Monday morning Back in the gym with my new very glam personal trainer Tina Age before beauty here in this photo! #monday #training #workout #fitnesstraining #fitness #trainer #inspire #motivate #age60plus #weightlossjourney #core #bodypositive #bodyimage #lifestyle #lifecoach #lifechange #youcandoit #iow #nomakeup #selfie #nomakeupselfie

Monday morning
Back in the gym with my new very glam personal trainer Tina
Age before beauty here in this photo!
Monday morning
Back in the gym with my new very glam personal trainer Tina
Age before beauty here in this photo!

The most amazing light on my early morning beach ride #sunday #sundaymorning #weekend #horseriding #beach #seaside #reflections #nature #beautiful #iow #gratitude #happyme #inspire #motivate #life #lifestyle #fitness #age60plus #happyplace #sky #skyporn #nofilterneeded #beautiful #peaceful

The most amazing light on my early morning beach ride
The most amazing light on my early morning beach ride

#tbt back to this Summer morning training on the beach So much nicer than inside a gym #swats #core #weights #glutes #beach #fitness #training #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #lifechange #bodypositive #bodyimage #positivity #motivation

back to this Summer morning training on the beach

So much nicer than inside a gym
back to this Summer morning training on the beach

So much nicer than inside a gym

First time back in the gym after last week’s flu Exhausted after 30 mins HIIT 121 #training #fitness #youcandoit #inspire #motivate #hiit #weightlossjourney #hiitworkout #gym #olderwomen #ageaintnothingbutanumber #positivity

First time back in the gym after last week's flu
Exhausted after 30 mins HIIT 121
First time back in the gym after last week’s flu
Exhausted after 30 mins HIIT 121