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Found my perfect spot at home to do more ‘live’ chats

Will do another chat , Q&A towards the end of the week with Nesse
@nesseinlondon (Fitness/nutrition/sarcasm)
in advance of our joint class on Monday. .
The class will be aimed at all ages young and old- she is young and I am old.
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Whilst Nesse instructs and demos, I will be sharing the class with her onscreen as her pupil – adapting some of the exercises for those who are older or less fit. .
We will also be focussing on re-aligning our posture and spinal mobility from so many hours spent sitting in front of screens.
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Nesse is a great instructor and irreverant and funny with her chat
Hope you can join us.
The next class is 10am Monday morning.
Please do let us know if there’s another time of the day you would prefer.
Maybe evening – 6pm – better for you? .
The website to book in for the next zoom class is at:
www.bgbarre.com/50plusfab

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Pilates reformer exercises

Today it’s the Bridge.
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Demo-ing to the best of my capabilities
3 versions of bridge exercises from beginner to advanced under the expert guidance of @lukemeessmann
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@absolutestudios

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Pilates reformer exercise on Thursday

Two versions of the Scooter.
Good for core stability, balance, hip flexors, flexibility and glutes.

With thanks to @lukemeessmann
@absolutestudios

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Reformer Pilates

For those who have only ever practised mat-based Pilates classes, I am going to regularly demo together with @lukemeessmann @absolutestudios how Reformer pilates exercises can be tailored to every ability- beginner or expert.
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Today’s exercises in video clips 2 and 3 are the basic first and then the more advanced variation. . .

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Small steps. . When life is tough don't give up.

Small steps.
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When life is tough don't give up.
It's easy in January to make all those unrealistic  resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
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So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
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It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything........
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Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin  on a positive note.
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Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
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Be the master of your own destiny.
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Photo by @rory_photo .
Amazon women vintage top by Kenzo





#self-esteem
Small steps.
.
When life is tough don’t give up.
It’s easy in January to make all those unrealistic resolutions and set yourself up to fail.
.
So start your journey with small steps.
A step by step change of thinking.
.
It could be that you want to:
Change your life.
Become fitter, healthier.
It could be anything……..
.
Start each day when you wake up to be grateful for 3 things in your life. That way the day will begin on a positive note.
.
Remove any negativity and replace with positivity and the possibilities of what you can achieve with each of those small steps.
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Be the master of your own destiny.
.
.
.
.

Photo by @rory_photo .
Amazon women vintage top by Kenzo

#self-esteem

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The beginning of a detox week. First meal of Monday, 16 hours since the last meal on Sunday evening. .

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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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.
.
Expresso coffee mid-morning.
.
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.
.
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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Good morning. Good Friday . My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.

Good morning. Good Friday 
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My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
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This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don't know how much weight I've lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don't believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
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The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food.  .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
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Happy Easter everyone.
I'm now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg. 
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@prolonuk @flipside_pr

Good morning. Good Friday
.
My happy place by the sea with dogs @misslucy_lou and family for Easter weekend.
.
This picture was taken by my daughter on our morning dog walk after 4 days of the 5 day Prolon intermittent fast-mimicking 1000 calorie a day diet plan. My daughter commented I was looking significantly slimmer. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost as I prefer to not weigh as I don’t believe obsessing with weight or calories is a healthy mindset.
.
The scientifically researched mix of vitamin supplements together with the packeted vegan soups, nut and cocoa bars and fresh olives were actually really tasty and quite easy to manage for 5 days without feeling faint or too hungry or deprived. I do like my food. .
Prolon do caution no exercise during this period, however I did have a yoga class and dog walks and was fine. .
Intermittent fasting is how I live day to day always leaving 12 hours after my last meal to my first of the following day. And when I can, 2 consecutive days a week, leaving 16-18 hours overnight ( an early supper, no breakfast, late lunch) . Not difficult. .
So these 5 days mimicked this way of eating but with reduced calorific intake. Much the same as the Michael Mosely 1000 cal a day eating plan for helping to reverse type 2 diabetes.
.
Happy Easter everyone.
I’m now looking forward to family Easter weekend with proper meals which are still healthy and also a bite or two or three of a dark chocolate Easter egg.
.

@prolonuk @flipside_pr

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@grayshottspa #day3

@grayshottspa 
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5:2 style fast day- No breakfast, but eating a proper lunch and then just a bone broth for supper. Starting each meal with a tablespoon of fermented sauerkraut and shot of digestive enzyme.
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Morning walk, abdominal massage, talk on the importance of good fats in your diet ( which are good and bad fats)  and where best to source the good ones. .
Pilates class this afternoon and a meditation before the cup of evening bone broth.
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@grayshottspa

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5:2 style fast day- No breakfast, but eating a proper lunch and then just a bone broth for supper. Starting each meal with a tablespoon of fermented sauerkraut and shot of digestive enzyme.
.
Morning walk, abdominal massage, talk on the importance of good fats in your diet ( which are good and bad fats) and where best to source the good ones. .
Pilates class this afternoon and a meditation before the cup of evening bone broth.
.
.
.
.
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@grayshottspa

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