National old headshot week

National old headshot week.

Me from what seems a 100 years ago! 
We don't appreciate how we looked when we were young until we are older.
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Me from what seems a 100 years ago!
We don’t appreciate how we looked when we were young until we are older.
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Another protein and low carb breakfast idea

Another protein and low carb breakfast idea.

Scrambled eggs with spinach, avocado and tomatoes. You could leave a 12 hours interval before you eat your breakfast,  after your last meal the eve before.  This gives your digestion a chance to rest. 16-18 hours is an optimum gap if you're on a weight loss journey. On 2 consecutive days for the best result.

Spinach, avocado and tomatoes are all good slow release carbs eaten together with the protein of the eggs.  Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They also contain Vit C and Vit K.
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Scrambled eggs with spinach, avocado and tomatoes. You could leave a 12 hours interval before you eat your breakfast, after your last meal the eve before. This gives your digestion a chance to rest. 16-18 hours is an optimum gap if you’re on a weight loss journey. On 2 consecutive days for the best result.

Spinach, avocado and tomatoes are all good slow release carbs eaten together with the protein of the eggs. Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene which has been linked to many health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They also contain Vit C and Vit K.
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Pilates hover exercise

Pilates hover exercise.

This exercise can be the precurser to a plank. It engages the glutes, core, and deep abdominals.  The back has to be straight and the head aligned. It's harder than it looks to keep the back in line and shoulders down and not curve the back upwards when raising and holding the hover position.
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

This exercise can be the precurser to a plank. It engages the glutes, core, and deep abdominals. The back has to be straight and the head aligned. It’s harder than it looks to keep the back in line and shoulders down and not curve the back upwards when raising and holding the hover position.
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

2nd exercise following on from hip flexor stretch using the foam roller

2nd exercise following on from hip flexor stretch using the foam roller.

Basic table top toe taps to engage the core,  glutes and lower abdominals.
Using the foam roller in this position can help stop the hip flexors coming into action too when the core is still weak.
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Basic table top toe taps to engage the core, glutes and lower abdominals.
Using the foam roller in this position can help stop the hip flexors coming into action too when the core is still weak.
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Hip flexor stretch

Hip flexor stretch.

Today's physio pilates rehab exercise.
Simple and so effective.
Sometimes when getting back to full strength less can be more.
A few repetitions correctly executed before your muscles tire again can be more efficient than loads of repetitions incorrectly done. .
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

Today’s physio pilates rehab exercise.
Simple and so effective.
Sometimes when getting back to full strength less can be more.
A few repetitions correctly executed before your muscles tire again can be more efficient than loads of repetitions incorrectly done. .
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with thanks to @theliftingphysio @bh_beyondhealth

My wheat free low carb and protein breakfast

My wheat free low carb and protein breakfast.

The chef in the cafe who cooked breakfast this morning was obviously feeling creative with the chillies.
2 poached eggs on crushed avocado with chillies and wilted spinach. No toast and an espresso.

The chef in the cafe who cooked breakfast this morning was obviously feeling creative with the chillies.
2 poached eggs on crushed avocado with chillies and wilted spinach. No toast and an espresso.

Healthy low carb and protein fishy lunch by the sea

Healthy low carb and protein fishy lunch by the sea.

Prawns and smoked salmon on a bed of leaves with cucumber,  olives, tomatoes and avocado.
A light dressing of creme fraiche and herbs. 
Smoked salmon and prawns are both goods ources of Omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated orctrans fats. Omega 3 can reduce inflammation and reduce risk of heart disease.

Prawns and smoked salmon on a bed of leaves with cucumber, olives, tomatoes and avocado.
A light dressing of creme fraiche and herbs.
Smoked salmon and prawns are both goods ources of Omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated orctrans fats. Omega 3 can reduce inflammation and reduce risk of heart disease.

Summer new shorter haircut

Summer new shorter haircut.

With thanks to @andyatagency 
Always love your haircuts.

Photo taken with me wearing no makeup and no filter. Brave!

With thanks to @andyatagency
Always love your haircuts.

Photo taken with me wearing no makeup and no filter. Brave!

Basic core and glute strengthening Physio pilates exercise

Basic core and glute strengthening Physio pilates exercise.

Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed. 
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.

With thanks to Tessa @theliftingphysio


@bh_beyondhealth

Lie with your feet on a ball.
Put downward pressure onto the ball and push the ball away from you. Then bring back in.
Engage the core and glutes to use the hip flexors less.
Make sure ribs are down, back is in neutral and toes relaxed.
Its a slow journey to regaining full fitness after an injury. Patience is key.

With thanks to Tessa @theliftingphysio

@bh_beyondhealth

Healthy protein breakfast after morning Pilates to keep energy up during the day

Healthy protein breakfast after morning Pilates to keep energy up during the day.

Omelette with spinach, mushrooms and cheese 
and hot water with lemon to start. 
Leaving 12 hours after the last meal the day before so the body has a chance to digest and if you like- giving it a chance to fast in that period

Omelette with spinach, mushrooms and cheese
and hot water with lemon to start.
Leaving 12 hours after the last meal the day before so the body has a chance to digest and if you like- giving it a chance to fast in that period