22 things I learnt by doing Dry January

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I thought dry January would do one if two things: Tell me I couldn’t live with alcohol and that it was literally the elixir of life. Or tell me it is poison and I am the best version of myself without it. It didn’t do either; my hungover unorganised and solemn version of myself wasn’t much fun (even though the night before definitely would have been). But neither was the best, healthy version of myself.

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Instagram VS Real life: Are flawless celebs part of a damaging message?

 

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Source: @banksy Twitter ‘Lies are prettier than the truth’

This week, TOWIE Jessica Wright felt the need to defend her weight-gain that became apparent in recent bikini pics in news media. Her words were empowering, telling women with curves to never be ashamed of their bodies. But are celebrities’ fear of publicising their flaws causing an even more harmful message…?

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Bikini body ready: Fitness Blender’s FB30 8 week fat loss programme REVIEW

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I’m taking on my first ever exercise programme ready for the summer- Fitness Blender’s FB30 8 week fat loss programme (for busy people). Read what it’s all about and how I get on over the next couple of months…

Around this time of year it normally hits home that the winter chub is outstaying its welcome. I have been going to the gym and watching the diet, but there is something about those winter nights in with the girls that typically comes hand in hand with brownies and wine.

‘Bikini body ready’ means different things to each person, or nothing at all. It has never particularly meant much to me, not being able to get in a bikini much in Britain, but a change in the weather and wardrobe always inspires me to shift some weight and tone up.

I still have a gym membership, but to be totally honest I’m just really bored of the same thing every day! Running outdoors is my favourite exercise, but it’s not quite warm and dry enough yet. So I’ve turned to my favourite home exercise duo for an exercise programme I can trust.

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