Day 5 of the 12 day challenge

Day 5 of the 12 day challenge

And the winner of most-will-power-demonstrated-in-a-very-tempting-environment is… ME! Last night was a big night in the beauty industry as Rimmel hosted a party to celebrate their 10 year campaign with Kate Moss. It taught me an interesting lesson: if I'm going to drink a cocktail and eat indulgent foods, it's got to be worth it and I'd really rather to that with my close friends and husband. Read more »

Day 3 & 4 of the 12 day challenge

Day 3 & 4 of the 12 day challenge

A third through the challenge and I'm literally in my own vicious circle: aching and whimpering every time I get up; nauseous from the mountains of nuts and cream cheese; drinking gallons of water to wash away the permanently salty taste in my mouth; going to the ladies a million times as a result, and whimpering with every move. Read more »

Day 1 & 2 of the 12 day challenge

Day 1 & 2 of the 12 day challenge

My first gym session is mind-boggling. It's just 15minutes long, but blimey it's a hard 15 minutes. Today we've focused on legs, including 3 reps of 10 squats pushing a heavy shoulder weight upwards from a crouched position. Go back and read that again. OUCH! Read more »

Educogym and my 12-day 'look-amazing' challenge

Educogym and my 12-day 'look-amazing' challenge

Over the next two weeks, I'll be reporting on a new fitness trend that, for once, sounds intelligent, realistic and sustainable.It's called Educogym: in a nutshell, a 15-minute hard-core weight-training session that gets you great results fast.

The idea is that short, intense bursts of machine-based exercises activate muscles and build them more efficiently than lengthy 'cardio' workouts. The better and stronger your muscles, the better they burn fat, ergo you lose weight and improve your body shape. Sign me up! Read more »