Getting out of an exercise slump…

Getting back to a normal fitness routine after giving birth was a new challenge, my body has changed a lot and in the last four months I have watched those pregnancy pounds disappear – which is great.  However my routine was becoming really repetitive and I stopped looking forward to workouts and even tried to avoid them.

So over the past three weeks I changed up my workouts and turned them into quick 20 minute blasts which change daily.  Adding in star jumps to keep Milne entertained.  I have not only seen results physically but I am waking up excited to get a sweat on.

These short blasts are perfect when I’m at home with Milne,  she loves watching while I sweat.  I will be posting next week’s workouts over on instagram.

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Don’t shoot the messenger!

The results are in and there is no doubt now that type 2 diabetes can be reversed with diet – why not get the job done quicker by following a vegan diet for an extra boost of health and to help stop cruelty to animals and sabotaging the earth!

How I beat type 2 diabetes with a liquid diet

Falda

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Fake news and the unenlightened

I listened to a great interview the other day on radio 4 with an author who thinks we are in danger of becoming an “unenlightened” society.  As a Scot this seems really depressing because of course Scotland was the home of the Enlightenment period.

Despite having unprecedented access to vast information resources it seems that folk need to be more careful than ever believing what they read – “fake news” has made that pretty obvious.

When I make my decisions about the food I consume I check the facts and claims made. I read research papers – okay not always the whole thing but usually the abstract and I also trust some substantial organisations such as the World Health Organisation.  I think the main point is to trust your source – and I do trust mine which is why I can make informed decisions about my health – mostly!

Take a look at our resource page for ideas to start your research.

A new low…

There simply cannot be an excuse for demanding that women who have been raped prove that they have been raped AND have to name the child that results from that rape – before they can qualify for social benefits.

This rule appears to apply to only the third child in a family.  So if the first two are also a result of rape they don’t need to be named and get benefits without any proof of rape or otherwise!

At five and half months pregnant with my first child it is beyond my comprehension how the woman who has been raped must feel being vilified and humiliated at the very time when they should feel special and nurtured despite what may be dreadful circumstances.

Children, however they come about are your future and mine – all of them.  They are going to be looking after our ever increasing unhealthy and ageing population, paying their taxes into the social fund, expected to go to war if required…

And yet they will have the yoke of how they were conceived around their necks all their lives and their mothers and fathers degraded by society.

And let’s not forget that a child conceived by rape will be a matter of public record. Rape is a criminal offence.  Will officials be under obligation to report such criminal activity to the police?

What an ill thought out can of worms.

Seriously, what are our politicians thinking about?

What are we all thinking about allowing this to happen?

If this further example of Tory greed and hypocrisy, letting down OUR poor and vulnerable doesn’t bind us together with strong resolution to end unfairness and inequality in our society what on earth will?