Realise your dreams

Realise your dreams.

Have you seen the movie "The Book Club"? Funny and so pertinent to so many women over 50.
Often we lose who we were, whilst caring for our familes, being too busy, or feeling guilty. 
It's never too late to start over and realise your dreams..
You only have one life! .
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Have you seen the movie “The Book Club”? Funny and so pertinent to so many women over 50.
Often we lose who we were, whilst caring for our familes, being too busy, or feeling guilty.
It’s never too late to start over and realise your dreams..
You only have one life! .
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Simple quick healthy lunch

Simple quick healthy lunch.

Prawns, avocado, smoked salmon, fake caviar, mixed leaf salad with grated beetroot and a few blobs of mayonnaise or creme fraiche.
Simple healthy with protein carbs and Omega 3.
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Prawns, avocado, smoked salmon, fake caviar, mixed leaf salad with grated beetroot and a few blobs of mayonnaise or creme fraiche.
Simple healthy with protein carbs and Omega 3.
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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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A simple Pilates bridge to engage the glute posterior muscles

A simple Pilates bridge to engage the glute posterior muscles.

Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don't drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that's my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.

Feet hip width apart, Raise your bottom up into bridge,, lift your leg up, making sure you don’t drop your hip.
You will see I dropped slightly more on one side than the other as that’s my weaker side at the moment.
Try to place your foot down gently.
You only need to do 2 lifts each time before you come down, relax and reset.

Physio pilates rehab

Physio pilates rehab.

Basic core and glute strengthening exercise.
Alternate leg lifts, transferring weight from leg to leg engaging glutes whilst pulling down on a taut band. This helps engage the core.

With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth

Basic core and glute strengthening exercise.
Alternate leg lifts, transferring weight from leg to leg engaging glutes whilst pulling down on a taut band. This helps engage the core.

With thanks to @bh_beyondhealth

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Brunch by the beach with @misslucy_lou 
Not raining again yet! 

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Brunch by the beach with @misslucy_lou
Not raining again yet!

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Physio exercise for rehab

Physio exercise for rehab.

When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you're  hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings. 
It's starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.

To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.

When you have a knee injury, unable to exercise as usual, and you’re hyper-mobile, muscles quickly switch off especially the glute, core and hamstrings.
It’s starting over again with the most basic fitness exercises.

To kick start muscle memory and functionality, tie a stretchy band knotted at the ends over a door frame, and pull down.
Then weight transfer from leg to leg and lift knee. The action of pulling on the bands will help switch on and engage core and glutes.