🥳 You best be enjoying your festivities this Christmas 🎄 A little reminder that you are entitled to enjoy yourself without guilt, shame, fear or obsession that disordered eating creates. When those feelings & thoughts kick in simply tell them in your loudest (head) voice to jog on 🖕🏽
Absolutely love this sport 🎅🏑 1 degrees temperature, threat of rain and a chill blaze that cut straight through our Christmas jumpers. But that didn't stop 23 hockey players coming out this morning to play a couple of rounds of Christmas hockey. What a bunch of legends! 😊
Our Ladies Crop Top/ Sports Bra in Grey Ombré Fade 🏃🏻♀️
- Racer Back style
- Self fabric bound neck, armholes and back
- Mesh inserts on front and back
- Removable padded cups
- Material: 60% Nylon, 32% Polyester; 8% Elastane
We love Christmas baking in our house🎄👨🍳 🎶
So after a very chilly walk back from Beavers this morning, the boys and I decided to have a practice run for next weeks Christmas baking day.
We made mincemeat loaf cake. And judging by the boys current position they are rather excited to try it 🤣.
Am I the only person who loves mincemeat but dislikes mince pies?!? 🤔🤷♀️
Nothing hurt. EXCEPT my legs cause I was wearing shorts. Seemed like a good idea.
Maybe I will hit 100km. Just need another 40 or so In ten days.
Will do another tomorrow. Then rest Monday. And see how it is Tuesday. My mood has lifted so much
Cold and wet but I was out - watch out you fitties I’ll be catching you up soon! @little_wrenken I took Ross’s advice and just jogged 30 mins not caring about distance #feelinggood as only walked 3 mins 😱#thisgirlcan#running#focused#loveit
Llongyfarchiadau mawr! Congratulations to the winners of my #welshart raffle and a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket as well as to the artists who donated the most wonderful pieces of original #art . Thanks to your generosity and support I have now raised almost £2,500 for @dementiarevolution which will fund vital research into this cruel disease. A couple of the winners have asked to remain anonymous but here’s the list of who won what! Diolch eto!
1. ‘Tir y Castell’ by Andrew Douglas-forbes - Anonymous
2. ‘Beulah Speckled Face Sheep by Seren Bell - Margaret Llewellyn
3. ‘From the Usk Reservoir’ by Duncan Macdonald Johnson - Catrin Rowlands
4. Cafe Scene by Aneurin Meirion Jones - Sera Mefus Revitt
5. ‘Flora’ by Ann Goodfellow - Ann Davies
6. ‘Hopscotch’ by Nick Holly - Lowri Harris
7. ‘Lampman’ by Mike Jones - Eirian James
8. ‘JR’ by Helen Elliott - Aloma Blackmore
9. ‘Snow Flurries over a Winter Field’ by David Cowdry - Anonymous
10. ‘New Kid on the Block’ by Julia Harris - Nia Davies
Never thought I’d ever get to running 5km this year, immensely proud n happy, only walked twice n for brief periods at that 💪🏼 mahoosive Thankyou to @louiseworboys @whitbread.victoria and not forgetting the amazing Grace for the words of encouragement n push towards the end 😘❤️ #santafunrun2018#nottingham#running#santa#thisgirlcan
I thought I’d provide a little update. All is going super well with some fabulous visits from great friends. Not so ideal is that my med team aren’t keen on me being away from London over Christmas. We have hopefully reached a compromise in that I’ll do bloodwork on Mon and Fri to give me time at home if I can get there. The first hurdle being that I need to be safe to move away from the bathroom! The second, I’ll be neutropenic so will have to be able to drive. The third and most importantly, is that everyone in the family home must be infection free...I got a call this morning to say that there’s a massive head cold in the house 😬. Eek!
So...it looks like Christmas might not work out after all. THAT SAID, the priority remains to keep safe and healthy, and whilst it’s disappointing, it is worth keeping in mind that there are many people far worse off than myself. I just need to walk out on the street to see the many rough sleepers to be reminded of this very stark fact.
If you can do something for one of these guys or girls, please do. Spare a couple of minutes to talk and make a person feel human, even share a coffee if you are able. It’s so very important to remember there are those with greater needs than ourselves, particularly at Christmas 🎄
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Why Women Should Lift Weights 🏋️♀️ The number of women who actually participate in any formal or consistent weight training workout is extremely low. Women who exercise are spending most of their gym time on cardiovascular exercise. Whatever your reasons for avoiding the weights, if you are a woman, here are reasons why you need to take strength training seriously.
Increasing and maintaining adequate muscle mass is one of the best ways to keep body fat at bay and to improve overall fitness, particularly as you age. Resistance exercise such as lifting weights is the best way to build muscle mass.
1. You Will Be Physically Stronger: Increased strength decreased risk of injury. Daily tasks e.g. gardening, lifting kids, groceries, cleaning will no longer push you to the max and you are far less likely to injure yourself!
2. You Will Lose Body Fat: The average woman strength training 2 to 3 times a week for 2 mths will gain nearly two pounds of muscle and lose 3.5 lbs of fat. As lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism! You burn more calories at rest!
3. Gain Strength Without Bulk: Unlike men, women typically don't gain size from strength training, because women have 10 to 30 times less of the hormones that cause muscle hypertrophy. Instead you will, develop muscle tone and definition!
4. Decrease Your Risk Of Osteoporosis: Weight training can increase bone mineral density (and enhance bone modeling) and with an adequate amount of dietary calcium, can be a women's best defense against osteoporosis (brittle bones decease)
5. You Will Improve Your Athletic Performance & ability: Whatever sport you play, strength training has been shown to significantly improve overall performance! Cyclists can continue for longer periods of time with less fatigue. Tennis players, footballers can improve technique and reduce injury.
6. Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease: Improve cardiovascular health in several ways, including lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol, increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. When cardiovascular exercise is added, these benefits are maximised! 💪🏼 #womenwholift#womenwhoarestrong#strongwomen