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It did surprise me..

I must admit, 

I was a little surprised that the Government announcement the other day 

did not allow the health and fitness industry to open with restrictions from 4th July…

I completely get it is a difficult one though..

I mean, you have people like us, where our In-person sessions could be from 2 to 10 ladies..

And then you have the big commercial gyms having 300 people coming in and out in the day. 

But saying that, I know the great lengths that the health and fitness industry has gone to ensure they are safe…

And I think the industry has really stepped up in this regard, which can only be a good thing.

I must admit, I was a little disappointed with the decision,

But with a member of parliament, Oliver Dowden, saying that gyms, private studios and indoor exercise could open up mid July….

And given that we haven’t done inside sessions since March now, I am no rush…

In fact, many of the ladies have said how much they have enjoyed the flexibility of our home kickstart programme..

There is a lot to be said for rolling out of bed and having a workout on tap that you have the confidence you can do..

Like one of the ladies said yesterday about our knee friendly, no floor workout no squat workouts which she likes to do as it takes all of the pressure off of her knees.

Her main goal is to get up and down from the floor more easily, but to do this, she is enjoying strengthening the muscles around her knees without it being painful…

After all, progress is progress

But at the same time, I know that for many, face to face, in person sessions really get you motivated..

And our outside workouts have done just that this week.

It was lovely to see some of the ladies again in person…

And I really hope that even with the ladies who do everything from home,

That we can meet in person at some point at one of our events, whether that is a nutrition seminar and mediation evening or a social ☺ 

Can’t complain, either way.

We have had amazing weather this week for the outside sessions…

And great feedback from our home workouts, from yoga with Bindoo, Back to Basics with Julie, Stretch with Katie, and Box N Bums with me..

This is about making it fit YOUR lifestyle…

Prefer to exercise from home?

No problem..

Fancy coming to a session?

No problem, either.

Just like with the nutrition,

This is about personalising it for YOU..

As this is pretty much the only way to get off the ‘all or nothing’ spiral…

Where we use words like ‘always’ and ‘never’ to define our habits..

When actually, we just need a plan that fits our lifestyle that CAN include the things we like…

And doesn’t have to mean we NEVER do the things we love..

Sure, it may seem like it takes longer..

But if there is no end date…

There is no ‘I cannot wait to be able to finish this diet and stuff my face with [insert food you deprived yourself of] 

Then why would you stop?

And then the chances of you keeping it off?

So much higher..

And it is this that can stop that jumping from one crazy, ridiculous diet to the next..

Sure, some compromises have to be made..

But if the compromise is YOUR choice..and YOUR compromise, you are more likely to actually do it…

Anyway, that’s it for now.

We have our quiz morning workouts today..

Oh, and our live cooking tonight. 

One of the ladies is leading a vegan curry ☺ 

Matt