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Hi all. I'm getting on a bit (49) and need some advice on body image matters..
I'm size 12, reasonably fit and active and look ok in clothes, but I'm now struggling to look good out of them. I've always been a size 10 and very body-conscious, but now I seem to have "let myself go" a bit and no matter what I do, there's always a bit that sags or is lumpy. I'm carrying a bit of extra weight and as I've been..um...not active in the boudoir for a while my bod in its naked glory hasn't been that important to me lately. However, I'm planning to change this (wink) but I need to feel good about myself again!
Hiya - have you thought about power walking?? I do it (just did the Moonwalk for breast cancer in May) and it is FAB for toning up all over and giving myself a big lift body-image-wise. I sometimes walk with weights on my arms to tone up the ol' bingo wings, but regular walking at a decent pace is brilliant on its own. Some people have asked me if I feel silly power walking - but have you seen the state of most joggers?? Women of all ages do the moonwalk and it's a brillaint goal if you fancy that, but justgetting out and walking 2 or 3 times a week really might help - and it's free. Jo x (aka Fashion Detective - www.fashiondetective.co.uk)
can you do a pilates DVD at home? I am much older than you and try to do something every day- either a power walk- well a pretty brisk one of 3 miles up hill, or if I don't get out then I work out for 20 minutes at home with dumbells- do tricep dips, a few squats, the plank, that kind of thing. it just stops the total rot!