We all know it makes sense to keep fit (don’t we?!). But, sometimes so easily a week can pass and we realise we have only done one gym session, or have fallen short of the training plan by a few miles. Life is busy, and we all have other things to fit in in limited time, so how can exercise be easily accommodated into our routine to make it a habit? More
Kids are back at school and even though our British summer has been somewhat unpredictable in terms of weather, it’s relatively safe to say that we know what to expect when it comes to weather for autumn and winter. When you leave the house to drop the kids off one day and you find yourself shivering whilst wearing your much-loved spring jacket (that has been a ss12 staple) you may realise that you are in no way prepared for autumn (emotionally, mentally or physically). Yikes.
Just the smallest bit of preparation before autumn kicks in can mean that you can make the most of all the great stock available in the shops and avoid wasting money on clothes that you aren’t ever going to wear. It’s also a very therapeutic and cleansing way to start the new season!
Never one to make life easy for myself, I am currently training for Cyletta, a women’s 40k bike ride in Brighton in 2 weeks time, and Run to the Beat, my second attempt at the half marathon debut I made last year with Team Bangs on the Run.
As an endo warrior exercise is a hugely important part of my health and well being regime, also one that needs to be balanced carefully (see my post on Spikes and Heels for more about training with a chronic illness). More
In my job as a personal shopper for My Style Companion I work with a LOT of women, often getting to know them on a rather personal level. Over the years I have come to learn that a common issue a lot of us girls suffer from is dreaded ‘IBS’. Not only does this condition make you feel unhealthy and sluggish, but IBS can take over your life when it comes down to the knock on effect that IBS has on your confidence and even down to what you feel comfortable wearing (physically and emotionally)!! The tummy has definitely been an area of the body that a lot of women have wanted to change.
So over the past 10 or so years I’ve suffered terribly (as many of us girls do!) from severe ‘IBS’ as the doctors refer to it as. After countless visits to doctors and hospitals, with no joy at resolving the issue, I’ve further developed as a result of this condition, some hormonal problems (the joys of being a woman) that have affected my weight, skin, hair, not to mention the fact that I just generally most of the time feel rather rubbish. Talk about not feeling yourself :( More
A couple of weeks ago my baby brother and his lovely lady got married in York.
It was the most magical day; the bride and groom had the best day of their lives, the weather was perfect, the service and reception were so much fun, and it was just an amazing family celebration. The Mini Divas were little flower girls, and revelled in their role for the day. More