#MidlifeGlowUp

Unbelievably, we’re half way though my #MidlifeGlowup chats! Time flies when you’re talking to some really interesting people! 🥰 I can honestly say that I have taken away something from each and every one of these conversations and I’m sure that you will too. They also cleverly overlap and interlink, so make sure that you catch the whole set to get maximum benefit!

So far I’ve chatted to:
@cocobee06 about ‘if not now, then when?!’ and general go get’em positivity!
@componopersonaltraining about overcoming your barriers to exercise and getting fitter for a healthier life. Remember that there’s a special, Midlife Glow Up, full body exercise vid over on Anna’s IGTV.
@ukglowology about caring for your skin and face yoga.
@annie_breen_nutrition about reclaiming your energy and the importance of looking after your gut.
@so_coco_rouge answered many of your questions about makeup and not getting stuck in a rut of doing the same old, in the same old way!

Still to come:
@marvellousmidlife is here on Wednesday to talk about peri menopause and some of its ‘invisible’ symptoms and where to get advice and support. 
@katie.portman will share her styling ideas for developing your personal style and colours.
@traciesedit will be here to answer any hair issues and styling questions.
@drlouisewrites will round it all up and talk about what she learnt when writing her book ‘Your Best Life. A Doctor’s Guide to Radiant Health Over 40′
@componopersonaltraining will hopefully be back to see how your fitness mojo and motivation is getting on by March!

If you have any questions to be asked in the upcoming chats, feel free to drop me a message.

Just go to my IGTV tab to catch up on anything that you may have missed. They are around 40 minutes long so treat them as a podcast, bang one on while you’re doing something boring and have a listen! ✨

2020 you little git!

How to look back on this year and summarise it in a little blog post?! ⁣

It wasn’t all bad! I’ve loved the extra family time, I enjoyed the moments with a slower pace of life. I appreciated all the sunshine and having a garden where we could enjoy it. I discovered that I’m a self motivated exerciser and working out at home is a better option for me. I’m a solar powered lizard, yet in the right coat, I’m happy as Larry walking out in the wind and rain. I appreciate the little stuff even more than before. We’ve got to know some more neighbours and worked together to improve our local area. I’ve had an excuse to be incredibly silly. I spend a lot of time by myself yet never get bored and I get great value for money out of my Netflix subscription and my joggers!⁣

However there is no denying that it’s been an absolute shitter of a year! I no longer watch the news and venturing on Twitter is like stepping into a war zone. Thinking about the cost of this year on human lives and mental health, education, finances and wellbeing is absolutely devastating. The conflicting opinions, the division, the mistrust, the confusion. ⁣

My own work life was pretty much decimated and with it went a part of my identity and a piece of my own confidence. I’ve always thought that I was an introverted extrovert but now, after months of solitude, I think I’m displaying more introverted traits. I seem to have lost the art of conversation, perhaps because I simply don’t have a lot to talk about anymore? I’ve talked to my little community on here more this year than most people in real life and that makes me happy and sad in equal measures!⁣

So after this essay, (with no conclusion) I just want to wish you all the best possible start to 2021. So incredibly pleased to have had you join me for 2020 and I look forward to seeing you again next year ✨