Maybe you think that a flat tummy and being a lady over 40 isn’t going to happen? Perhaps you are right but you are able to have a tummy you are comfortable with. This blog is going to help you to discover how you can improve your digestion and your muscle tone. This blog will outline some sensible advice and exercise that you can follow and easily add to your life. As a mum of 3, aged over 50 and I have “found” the secret to a tummy I am comfortable with. I want to share that information with you and that is exactly what this blog is going to do.
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How to get rid of a bloated tummy that is ‘in your way’?
Do you want more confidence and happy with the way you look?
After three caesareans I know exactly how you feel – having to lift my tummy to feel comfortable and less sweaty. Feeling so uncomfortable and conscious of the way I looked. I want to use my knowledge to help you. There are two secrets to a flat tummy… would you like to know what they are? I am very happy to share them with you, cos I want you to feel gorgeous and show off your beautiful amazing body. And feel grateful for what your fabulous body does for you every day. Before I tell you the two big secrets, can I tell you what a flat tummy doesn’t need? Join me for a 10-day Tummy challenge? 10 days for 10 minutes a day using Pilates exercises. Here is the link to find out more about the Pilates tummy challenge
Pills and potions are not the way!
I am not a great fan of meal replacements in any form. It worries me what is going into your lovely body without really knowing what effect it is having on you internally either now or in the future. At the end of the day, it is highly processed and generally not good for you. That doesn’t mean to say I don’t agree with pro-biotics. They rock! Do you remember watching Angela Rippon find out that whilst gorgeous and lovely on the outside she had fatty deposits inside her body?
If you are interested in finding out more about pre and probiotics check out my blog on What are probiotics and prebiotics and why you shouldn’t drink Yakult!
Angela found out that if you have fatty deposits around your inner organs you are encouraged to take Inulin, a nutritional component that occurs naturally in many plants but can also be taken in powder form. Do you know what inulin is? It is basically a probiotic that helps with the healthy bacteria in the gut called bifidobacteria and lactobacilli – you might not be able to pronounce them (I can’t) but you have definitely heard of them from the Yakult adverts.
These little yoghurt drinks are full of sugar which feeds the bad bacteria in your gut, the sugar in these drinks feeds the bacteria in the gut that make you feel like you have ‘gut rot’ and the bloated feeling.
You can easily eat probiotic foods like:
- Yoghurt – no sugar or fruit
- Saukeraut (gotta be honest, not keen on this one!)
- Cottage cheese – oh yes easy one
- Pickled gherkins – pickled in water & salt (not vinegar)
If you want support in making healthy changes that will increase your feeling of wellbeing but feel overwhelmed and confused about where to start then pick up a copy of Gorgeous!
How can you achieve a flatter stomach in your 50s?
A flatter stomach is about 3 different areas:
- What you eat
- When you eat
- How you exercise
Read more about obtaining a flatter stomach in your 40s & 50s
Here are the 2 big secrets to a flat tummy – the two Ps:
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5 Pilates exercises to improve your tummy muscles
From a Pilates perspective, there are exercises you can do to improve all 3 muscles of your abdomen
You have 3 tummy muscles.
- The muscles close to the skin is called the Rectus Abdominous or ‘six-pack’. That muscle works simply when you move forward.
- Underneath the rectus, you have two sets of obliques that work when you twist, again add a bit of twisting and job done.
- Underneath those muscles is the muscle that helps you flatten your tummy! Your TVA – transverse Abdominius. This little muscle works when you ask it to.
The deepest muscle is the one that tones and gives you the appearance of a flat tummy is the one you need to concentrate on. When it works well it will hold your six-pack closest to your spine and hold it in place.
Do you want to join me for a 10-day Tummy challenge? 10 days for 10 minutes a day using Pilates exercises. Click here to find out more about 10-day Tummy Challenge
Pilates exercises to improve your core strength
- Toe Taps
- Pilates sit-ups – very different from ‘circuit’ or BodyPump, CrossFit sit-ups
- Plank – in my opinion, the half plank is stronger than the full plan
- Side Plank – to get the obliques working
- Back Exercises – you can’t exercise your tummy without supporting it with some back exercises
Would you like to get your nutrition right?
Have you ever considered working with a Health Coach!
It’s taken me years (and loads of mistakes) to work out how to fit in nourishing nutrition, fulfilling exercise around my life which includes my coaching business, my Pilates obsession and 3 kids!
And now I coach busy, successful woman over 40 to do the same – via my membership community: The Gentle Reset – and I’d like to invite you to join me see what it is like find out more: read the blog The Gentle Reset
Based on the latest science from the world of nutrition, neuroscience and exercise I’ve created a coaching programme that will create habits that will keep you energised for life.
Join me for a 10-day Tummy challenge – 10 days for 10 minutes a day using Pilates exercises – here is the link to find out more
The Gentle Reset – 6 weeks reset your mind and detox your body
If you’re not feeling great, full of vitality and hitting your weight goals then you’ve probably had a few glaring gaps……so with that in mind, I’d like to invite you to work with me inside my membership community on The Gentle Reset.
Each time this programme opens it is only open to 10 new enrolments and I’d love you to be a part of it
Working with me inside the membership, I’ll help you identify the bad habits that are accruing, then give you the resources you need to add in some great habits using coaching, video tutorials, cheat sheets, exercise videos, group coaching, and the all-important buddy-up, supportive motivation.
And you get the opportunity to pick my brain and get personal feedback on your nutrition every single week in our group coaching session. My Group Coaching programme is based on a 6 weeks course that will focus on your health and wellbeing. Inside the 6 weeks: The Gentle Reset you will be able to reset your mind and detox your body and be provided with the support you need to get a healthy lifestyle in place.
A big part of that means that you will have nourishing eating habits that will give you more energy and more motivation as well as the appropriate levels of exercise. If you are looking for nutrition, exercise and emotional wellbeing that is tailored to you, your life and your commitments. Then the 6 weeks The Gentle Reset is perfect for you – Join here: The 6 weeks Gentle Reset
What sort of results can you expect?
Here are a few examples of what my clients have achieved so far:
Marketing business owner Charlotte is frank: “Your support, great advice, laughter and tough love have changed my approach to food…as a busy mum of 2 teenagers and consumer brand marketer & business owner, I’ve changed my entire approach to food and prioritising my own health” Read more about Charlotte’s journey here
Busy mum and school teacher Catherine retrained as a primary school teacher with 3 boys and a large extended family meant that Catherine and little time to focus on herself, let alone her health. Her trigger came when her workload and home balance became too much. Her health was suffering. Find out more about Catherine’s story and others click here: success stories click here
How much does it cost?
Your investment is currently £415 but this is for a limited time, the price will be increasing soon – click here to grab the best possible price
BE QUICK this programme, along with all my programmes will be increasing in price very soon > Click here to find out why I am raising my prices But you’ll also discover how you can grab a place before my prices go up, but you will need to be fast.
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Hi Adele my name is Wendy I unfortunately had a prolapsed disc a few years ago then 2 years ago I had an emergency total hysterectomy I now have started swimming once a week l do slot of gardening and walking would love to start your 10 day excerise oh and iv just turned 49 years old ?many thanks Wendy
hi gorgeous Wendy
Thank you for being so open and honest. I will email you directly.
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