I want my social media feed to inspire and motivate all women with positivity and reality-no filters

I want my social media feed to inspire and motivate all women with positivity and reality-no filters.
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So sometimes it's necessary to step back temporarily from posting on social media- 
To regroup, 
To regain one's own inner strength and positivity again 
in order to be able to inspire others. .
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So sometimes it’s necessary to step back temporarily from posting on social media-
To regroup,
To regain one’s own inner strength and positivity again
in order to be able to inspire others. .
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#nationalfitnessday

#nationalfitnessday.
Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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Age 64.
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Its important to stay flexible as you grow older.
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Not necessarily as flexible as myself as I have hyper-mobility which is not a good thing so I have to be careful to not over-stretch.
Especially as I had a hip resurface ( like Andy Murray) a few years ago.
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However exercising, stretching and moving every day, even if its just a 20 min dog walk will make a difference to your body, how you feel and also your mental health.
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Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet

Final day of my 5 day fast-mimicking Prolon diet.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches,  I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me "but you look fine as you are" you don't need to lose weight" but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person.  Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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From tomorrow, I will be eating predominantly vegetables and slowly re-introducing protein with fish and chicken back into my daily diet.
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As my 65th birthday approaches, I felt it increasingly important to take stock of my health, returning to healthy eating and regular exercise as it had all gone pear-shaped during the Summer.
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Friends say to me “but you look fine as you are” you don’t need to lose weight” but visceral fat ( the internal fat around your organs can also be inside a slim or even skinny person. Also we all know that to look good we need to FEEL good as well.
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Visceral fat is a type of body fat that can’t be pinched or seen with the naked eye, and it surrounds vital organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidneys. Keeping levels of visceral fat can reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, the onset of type 2 diabetes and many other illnesses.
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With Dan, @sportsperformance86 Hard taskmaster My HIIT weekend cardio workout

With Dan, 
@sportsperformance86 
Hard taskmaster 
My HIIT weekend cardio workout.
Still alive...just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming....
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Still alive…just.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, squats, walking lunges, bear crawls.
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This is what you do to keep fit when another birthday is looming….
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The beginning of a detox week

The beginning of a detox week.
First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
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Expresso coffee mid-morning.
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Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day: 
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of 'white' not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening's supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .
Day started first thing with mug of hot water, lemon and ginger.
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Expresso coffee mid-morning.
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Sauerkraut and a small glass Kefir before the main meal of the day:
Organic 2 egg omelette, salad leaves, smashed avocado with chillies, and drizzle of olive oil and some chopped parsley.
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Cup of ‘white’ not green, herbal tea at tea-time.
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At around 6pm this evening’s supper is a large cup of chicken and vegetable bone broth. .
Then a 12 hour fast until Tuesday.
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“You look good for your age”

"You look good for your age" .
But what does age 64 look like?....
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In the newspaper today the headline is "1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism"

Maybe it's more how you feel about yourself....
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This morning's swim in the sea made me feel good... both mentally and physically.
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But what does age 64 look like?….
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In the newspaper today the headline is “1 in 3 Britons admit they are guilty of ageism”

Maybe it’s more how you feel about yourself….
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This morning’s swim in the sea made me feel good… both mentally and physically.
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When you get up at 6

When you get up at 6.00am in the morning for a 7am Pilates reformer class...... .
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Upper body strength exercises have always been the most difficult ones for me.  Improvement is slowly happening and pikes, planks and a variety of shoulder girdle and arm exercises are becoming less of a struggle the longer I persevere.
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Using core, glutes, lower abs and in fact all body to support and control. .
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@absolutestudios 








@lukemeessmann
00am in the morning for a 7am Pilates reformer class…… .
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Upper body strength exercises have always been the most difficult ones for me. Improvement is slowly happening and pikes, planks and a variety of shoulder girdle and arm exercises are becoming less of a struggle the longer I persevere.
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Using core, glutes, lower abs and in fact all body to support and control. .
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@absolutestudios

@lukemeessmann

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My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week

My old body feels and moves so much better when I do a minimum of 1 Pilates class a week. .
3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it's difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ......
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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3 classes would be optimum but when both work and social life is busy, it’s difficult to fit everything in and motivation to get up at 6am for a 7am class is less strong after a few consecutive nights out and just a glass or two of rose. ……
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Reformer Pilates Scissors exercise using only one strap at a time for core stability, abs and hip flexors.
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Making sure that the hips stay still, back stays in neutral and lower abs and glutes remain switched on. .
With thanks to Luke @absolutestudios
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Starting the week with a full veggie breakfast

Starting the week with a full veggie breakfast.
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Scrambled free-range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms mixed with spinach and smashed avocado with chillies on sourdough toast. Yum.
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Scrambled free-range eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms mixed with spinach and smashed avocado with chillies on sourdough toast. Yum.
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It’s pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou

It's pouring with rain today but yesterday was beautiful and all that was needed for the best sun protection was a big floppy hat, sunglasses and Altruist factor 50 sunscreen for the face, and Altruist factor 30 for the body as seen with @misslucy_lou
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Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable - so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

Altruist was developed to be both effective in protection and affordable by a dermatologist and skin cancer specialist. Affordable – so we all buy and use our sun protection products more. .
I love the ethos of this brand. Not only is it less expensive than most of the other big brands out there but also % of every tube sold goes to charity to help Albino kids.
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@altruistsun

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