As you may know from the blog, two weeks ago I finished a week on the Raw Fairies Detox diet. This was planned to be a kick start to a new health regime. Not just one of healthy eating, but one of proper hardcore exercise.
No, that doesn’t sound much like me, does it? But after last year’s illness and weight yo-yo (which I wrote about here), I haven’t felt really like me again since.
When I got back from Singapore, where I had some space to do a lot hard thinking, I was determined to make a change to my lifestyle. And taking on a personal training regimen was the first step. The best word for my body right now is soft, and I suspect that everything from my amour propre to my posture will be improved if I address my floppy muscle tone.
But really there are two good reasons for wanting to start proper, regular exercise: my sister’s MS & deteriorating physicality has made me very aware that my body is a machine for living that needs maintaining – and frankly, whilst I eat sensibly, I do no exercise bar intermittent cycling following my illness and hospitalisation last year. I need to get back on track.
So two weeks ago yesterday I embarked upon a hardcore regimen with the amazing Jonathan Goodair and his number two the brilliant Christina Howells, who operate out of the fitness studios at Home House. They specialise in training the female form and have a unique approach which involves treadmill aerobics and reformer pilates, along with all manner of exercises from barre work to rubber bands that are currently killing me. (In a good way.)
Jonathan Goodair helped sculpt Madonna’s jaw-dropping body, along with helping train and condition England rugby players, Olympic runners, and a host of celebrity clients, whilst Christina has trained both Ralph Fiennes and Minnie Driver, and helped Emily Mortimer get back into shape after giving birth. AND NOW THEY GET ME. HA.
Now that I am two weeks into the regimen & know that I am going to be able to see it through, I am going to start blogging regularly about the experience, so that you can see if it helps me achieve my goal of mens sana in corpore sano.