Archive for April, 2013

As many of you will know, a couple of years ago I got togther with Life Coach Jacqui Ripley to write our very successful first book “the Little Exercise Book for a Flat Tummy’.

We were amazed by the the great feedback we received, this is what Jane from Reading a 48 year old mother of 3 told us: “I’m not very good on the computer and have never bought an ebook before, so was a bit scared to buy it in case I messed it up! I wanted to write to say thank you to both experts – the way everything was explained was fantastic, it made me feel normal, understood and not patronised. I am doing the exercises and have changed my eating habits. I’m now 12 kilo’s lighter and my tummy is almost back to what it was all those years ago pre-pregnancy. “

Ann from Manchester wrote the following: “Great book, non patronising, simple to understand and quite frankly fantastic! I was really surprised at the quality and layout, especially as it was such a good price. I have bought ebooks before and they have been nothing like this! “

So Jacqui and I decided to write another one – this time focusing on that other great problem area – the bum!

Just like the tummy, the bottom is a part of the body that’s linked to self esteem, and if you are not prepared to put in some work, can easily slide southwards with too much sitting around and one eye off healthy eating. Paranoid backward glances in the mirror have fuelled a multi million pound industry in the selling of lotions and treatments that all profess to shape up a sad looking posterior. But sorry girls’, although we wish we could wave a magic wand and your butt would be world class, you really do have to kick some ass if you want a bum to be proud of
In our new ebook we give you your first steps on getting a wobbly and dimpled bottom firmer and your skin tone smoother. We don’t profess it’s going to be easy – some of the exercises will make your bum and legs ache, but stick with it and the results will begin to speak for themselves. And if you work in our healthy eating rules, before long you won’t recognise yourself from behind. What better motivation do you need?
You can download an edited extract for free from my website (copy & paste link, can’t get it to link directly today)
The full eBook is a 3.2 Mb pdf file costing the special price of £1.99. Click on the front cover image complete the PayPal payment and a download link will be emailed to you.

Happy bootcamping :)

Well, it’s been a while since my last blog! that felt like the longest and coldest Easter Holidays EVER! I hate the cold so changed my exercise regime to include more indoor activities, however it turned out to be almost as cold inside as out – we’d forgotten that living in the middle of the countryside, it’s very important to keep an eye on the level of oil in the oil tank – and we ran out! We spent a few days dressed in Salopettes with Workouts every five minutes just to keep warm! I can report that jogging on the spot whilst on the phone is actually a very effective way of burning calories!

As it was a long holiday for the kids we decided to pursue a bit of a retro vibe and spent some of ours at Butlins Bognor Regis which I love but hadn’t been to since I was eleven! Of course, it being England in April it was FREEZING however the staff were warm – in fact they were outstanding. Opportunities to embarrass the kids were plentiful – they begged me not to join in with the Elvis singalong, they walked out when I joined in with the Barney kids singalong (with actions) in the Central Plaza but what really finished them off was my rendition of Steve Tyler’s ‘Don’t want to Miss a Thing’ accompanied by my genuine air guitar!

On our return we were straight into all the fun of Lambing Season on the farm – the kids loved it and I have some really sweet photos of woolly cuddle sessions. There have however also been sad moments and close shaves (excuse the pun). Driving out through the farm one day we encountered a lamb that had got itself strung up on some string – I dashed back to our house to get a knife and Mr M managed to cut it free. Another lamb turned out to be not so lucky – I came across the Shepherdess giving one of the newborns some antibiotics, however it wasn’t expected to survive very long as it had contracted a virus. We took the lamb back with us and cuddled it for an hour or so to give the reassurance of Touch at it’s end – honestly, we’d make really bad farmers – we’re both far too soft!

On a (slightly) lighter note, having run the London Marathon in the past and knowing how hard the training is I’d like to say Good Luck to everyone running in the London Marathon…from my sofa! Seriously though – after seeing the news of the horror at the Boston Marathon it will make the London one all the more emotional to watch.