Today’s School speaker talk on Social Media and Body Image for year 6 girls (10 and 11 year olds) this morning

Today's School speaker talk on Social Media and Body Image for year 6 girls (10 and 11 year olds) this morning.
Discussing what's real and what's not. Filters and self image, self confidence and body confidence. How to make social media work for you in the future and not become addicted and have anxiety.
Thank you to @ursuline_prep school.
Loved interacting with your girls. They were beautifully behaved, interested and interesting, and asked me loads of questions after my presentation talk and told me some of their personal stories which all had positive endings. .
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Discussing what’s real and what’s not. Filters and self image, self confidence and body confidence. How to make social media work for you in the future and not become addicted and have anxiety.
Thank you to @ursuline_prep school.
Loved interacting with your girls. They were beautifully behaved, interested and interesting, and asked me loads of questions after my presentation talk and told me some of their personal stories which all had positive endings. .
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Strong women

Strong women....
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Strong women have inner strength to face life's challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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Strong women have inner strength to face life’s challenges as well as working towards core fitness body strength.
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Facing life head on requires a clear mind and strong body to be working together to be able to focus and achieve your goals.
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#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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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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Back to a barrecore class today

Back to a barrecore class today.
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It's another birthday next week, (in my 60's) which reminds me that as we get older it's important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week.  Each style of class has a different purpose. 
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work,  plies and sqats,  together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility. 
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss. 
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It's riding along the beach. 
And then there's the dog that needs a walk.... What's your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what's your favourite class?
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It’s another birthday next week, (in my 60’s) which reminds me that as we get older it’s important to keep fit, healthy and mobile. For mind and body.
Even if the exercise is only a 20 minute brisk walk a day. Exercise should be a minimum of 3 times a week. .
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I like to mix up my fitness classes each week. Each style of class has a different purpose.
So today is barrecore which has core and glute work, plies and sqats, together with ballet style barre exercises and light weights for arms.
I do Pilates once a week for core and glute strength and spinal mobility.
30 min boxing and HIIT workout once a week for cardio and also to help weight maintenance or loss.
Horse riding is my occasional special feel good treat especially when It’s riding along the beach.
And then there’s the dog that needs a walk…. What’s your weekly fitness or exercise regime? And what’s your favourite class?
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