Little Freddie’s helping with my fitness regime!

Well after a very indulgent holiday followed by a nasty bout of the winter sickness bug I am definitely getting into my January detox, a little late I know, but better late than never I say and so I’m back at the gym, eating healthily and feeling motivated. It helps that my on-screen husband and sister happen to be an ex DOI champion and Yoga instructer!!

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They are both super fit and so have been instructed to keep me on the straight and narrow. I’m such a firm believer in a little bit goes a long way and so rather than feeling like I’ve failed just because I didn’t get going on the 1st of January, I’m cracking on now and trying to make small changes for a healthier lifestyle.

Waking up at 6am and seeing it’s dark is incredibly depressing and so it’s very easy to start the day feeling lethargic and if you’re anything like me, reaching for the tea and biscuits as soon as you get to work only to suffer from the dreaded sugar crash at 11 am. This little cycle would normally repeat numerous times during the day for me as I love the comfort of a hot drink and something sweet when we are working outside for such long hours, which means that by the time I get home I feel sluggish and not in the mood for exercise. However I aim to be fitter and healthier in 2014 and so have been replacing (some of) my Bourbon biscuits for nuts and fruit and reduced my caffeine and alcohol intake and I have to say I’m starting to feel the benefits already and am feeling a lot more energised.

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This is proving to be extremely helpful as Freddie now insists on us either dancing to Little Mix or doing about 20 verses of ‘The Music Man’ as soon as I walk in from work at the moment. I have to pay particular attention to the piano verse and sing along with him whilst doing all the actions at full force otherwise he gets quite cross and says, “Again mummy”… He’s obviously destined to be a very strict director!

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Anyway I’ll keep you posted as to how I’m getting on, I’m hoping to be able to bend my body like a contortionist by the summer with all Roxy’s expert yoga teaching… one can only dream ha ha!

Love Natalie xx

3 comments

  1. Good blog and very good luck with your training , you certainly don’t look like you need to train x

  2. well done natalie.i to have started the gym and healthy eating.i must admit it makes you feel great.its motivation and determination.along with sacrafices.but all worth it to look and feel good and healthy.and a good excample for our children to eat healthy to.good luck.u look amazing.

  3. I’m desperate to lose some weight but gave never been on a diet in my life, I don’t know where to start. I go to Zumba once a week but I love chocolate and anything sweet, it’s a nightmare.

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