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Are you sitting comfortably? I’m about to have a rant!

WARNING: RANT AHEAD…

I don’t know about you, but I seem to be having an attack of the ‘I can’t deals’. I’m just so done with the ridiculous onslaught of health and beauty ‘rules’ that clog up my social media newsfeed everyday.  Yes, I am all for healthy living and trying to be the best you, but 100 Instagram posts an hour stating: ‘mmmm smashed avocado!’ *thumbs up emoji*  or a ‘ Just can’t live without this ‘delicious’ and healthy kale and seaweed smoothie’ *strong arm emoji* are just too much. Purleaaaase *eye roll emoji*.

Glowology Fitness

Research has shown that one of the many excuses we use for not getting off our butts and starting an exercise plan is expense. Gym memberships can be quite costly, sports gear can cost a fortune…STOP! I don’t want any nodding in agreement to that last statement because it’s NOT true!  Now, put down that donut and listen up!

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For those women over 40 who haven’t exercised since school – or for those of us who start with good intentions but consign the trainers to the closet after just a couple of trips to the gym – this blog post is for you! I’ve asked my own ‘Mrs Motivator’, Anny Hooker, fitness expert from Personal Best Studios, for her top tips to give us a kick up the flabby derriere and get us exercising regularly…

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Ever caught a glimpse in the mirror or a shop window while whizzing on your way to work or from the school run and thought ‘what’s that old lady/scruff pot/out of shape mama doing wearing my coat?’ Once the realisation hits that the unflattering reflection actually belongs to you, you’ve got two choices: Give up and wallow in self pity thinking your beautiful best days are over, or…pull yourself together and get back that feel good vibe. Here are five ways to kick start you on your way from woeful to wonderful…