Miss That Pregnancy Glow?

Hi ladies!

Thanks for another great week at Buggy Bootcamp. I feel extremely grateful to have such a fun, friendly, motivated group of workout buddies this summer. You girls rock!

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Workout plan for the week:

Monday: Babybells! Use the weight of your baby to lose the baby weight! Leave the kettlebells at home, your LO will love this fun, high energy bonding time with you.

Tuesday: The Feel Good Workout: I received such positive feedback after this class a few weeks ago, let’s go round two. All moves designed to make you feel like your pre-pregnancy self again: strong, limber and agile 🙂

Thursday: Cardioga: miss that pregnancy glow? Try these classic cardio drills combined with a therapeutic yoga sequence to detox your insides and tap into the fountain of youth! Make sure to bring plenty of water.

Are you feeling run down? It is very common for new and expectant mums to be low in iron. Whether you’ve been tested for iron deficiency anemia or just have a hunch you could benefit from a little extra iron in your diet, here is a (kid-friendly!) smoothie recipe to help kick start your energy levels (with vitamin c from kiwis for absorption):
1/2 cucumber

1 cup green grapes (frozen)
1/2 cup romaine
1-2 broccoli spears
2 kiwis
1.5 cups coconut milk or coconut water

And another to quell your sweet tooth:

1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder ( or 1 scoop Amazing Greens chocolate powder)
2 tbsp cashew butter
1 cup almond vanilla milk
1 cup spinach
1 frozen banana

Sleep well!

Xx
Kerri

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It’s Monday. Don’t Forget to Be Awesome.

Happy Sunday ladies,

I hope you’ve had a relaxing couple days and are surviving this mini heat wave. I think the kind people at Posh Rosh on Fulham Road might still be laughing about the sweaty American who busted in on Friday and in one fell swoop cleared their shelves of all remaining fans, kiddie pools and sunscreen. Saturday evening we strolled over to Bishops Park for a viewing of throwback film Empire Records. Yes, this film is the very reason you tell your coworkers or husband “don’t let the man get you down” and “damn the man” after any grueling day at work. The setup was perfect: £10 gets you a seat with plenty of leg room on the grass under the stars with your blanket, cooler of cold drinks and takeout. I’m hard pressed to imagine a more perfect way to spend a lazy summer Saturday night. My, what an exciting life I lead 😉 Popupscreens.co.uk

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Here’s what’s in store for the week:

Monday: Circuit: 45 seconds each station with plenty of water breaks to beat the heat!

Tuesday: Howdy Partner: pair up and hold each other accountable in this brand new partner workout to tone you from head to toe.

Thursday: Stretch and Sweat: get long and lean by alternating Pilates-inspired moves with plyometric cardio exercises to end the week with a gorgeous glow 😉

For those of you on the 6 Week Summer Slimdown cursing me for all this water you’ve been forced to drink daily, this: http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2013/08/sipping-pretty-fruit-herb-flavored-infused-water-recipes-allison-norton-august-2013/.

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See you tomorrow!
Kerri

“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy… sunshine almost always makes me high”- Dave Matthews Band

Hello ladies,

I recently had a blood test taken to determine the root cause of some ongoing sinus issues. Before the test was administered, the doctor told me that typically, there is a strong connection between Vitamin D deficiency and sinus infections. Her suspicions were confirmed, my Vitamin D levels tested at dangerously low levels (par for the course for a fair-skinned sunscreen junkie like me). As we live in the northern hemisphere, over 50% of us are deficient in this rock star vitamin. Although increasing your salmon intake does help, it is next to impossible to build up meaningful Vitamin D stores through food alone, so supplements were recommended. Before purchasing the vitamins I did a little research and was shocked to find out what a potent little vitamin can do for us from a holistic standpoint. Here are just a few of the bennys I thought would be of interest to you:

Increasing your Vitamin D intake can drastically reduce your risk of at least 11 different cancers, autoimmune diseases, anemia, the flu, upper respiratory infections. It can prevent acne, asthma, autism, IBS, the list goes on and on. Our vitamin D levels seem at least partially responsible for almost every aspect of our immunity health, and, it bears repeating, most of us are dangerously deficient!

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Increasing your Vitamin D to healthy levels is linked to weight loss in overweight women, and deficiencies are linked to weight gain in women. Perhaps something to research further if, despite healthy diet and regular exercise, you cannot seem to budge that extra weight?: https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/?s=Weight+loss&submit=Submit

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/

Anyone else have any personal experience with Vitamin D supplementation? I am somewhat new to this absolutely fascinating revelation and would love to learn more about it.

Feedback needed! Whole Foods Market is looking to offer us Buggy Bootcampers an exclusive series of workshops on everything from Healthy Eating to DIY Beauty. They promise to provide treats and valuable knowledge from their team of experts! They are even open to designing a workshop based on our interests/suggestions. Before we commit to them, please reply (only to me) whether getting to the store on High Street Ken would be most convenient to you straight after class, or in the evening (when a husband or sitter can take over)? Secondly, if we organized a class to take place close to the store in Kensington Gardens for this occasion would this be convenient for everyone? Please email me back and let me know your honest thoughts.

Welcome to your new week of workouts! Here’s what’s in store:

Sports Monday: if you aren’t finding yourself humbled by the performances in the World Cup, Tour de France, or Wimbledon, then I rest my case. Anyone who is finding themselves thoroughly inspired by these world class athletes can join me tomorrow as we reach the top of our game right here in Hyde Park!

Tabata Tuesday! Ramp up the intensity as we alternate between toning and cardio intervals. 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for a burn that’ll earn you more than a few extra calories at dinner time.

Thursday: The Feel-Good Workout! This workout is designed to alleviate all those pesky aches and pains we experience as mothers of little ones. Strengthen weaknesses and correct muscle imbalances with unique toning exercises with a backdrop of heart pumping cardio to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.

Looking forward to seeing you and your little ones this week!

Cheers,
Kerri

This and that.

Hello ladies,

I hope you all had a lovely few “days off” (who am I kidding?).

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Our weekend included some pool time at the Lido http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/sport-in-hyde-park/serpentine-lido, the fair on Parsons Green, complete with creepy carnival ride operators, face painters, and Whole Foods samples, and then… (Drum roll)… the most luxurious nap of my adult life that lasted a full hour and forty five minutes today while my kids were both sleeping (Applause)! Oh how I love a lazy weekend nap in my ripe old age.

Here’s what we have in store for the week:

Monday: Summer Slimdown Band Workout: this one is for all of you on the 6 Week Summer Slimdown which starts tomorrow! I’ll be demonstrating each of the exercises that you’re on the hook to do 2-3x a week for the next 6 weeks. If you’re on the challenge this one is not to be missed!

Tuesday: Long and lean ladder workout! Get ready to hustle, this workout is a nonstop sweat-fest.

Thursday: Hottie Pilates! For anyone needing to feel their best for that upcoming summer holiday, pop this class into your diary. This workout combines the most effective Pilates moves with sizzling cardio drills to deliver an all-over glow for the weekend ahead.

Calling all music lovers: Ainsley’s good friend Kath is offering piano lessons to anyone interested. How fun! Here are the details:

Piano lessons for adults! She can come to you and babies/children are more than welcome to sit in. Her students range in age from 20s to 60+ and they play anything from the classics to Gaga. My main aim to show everyone how wonderful playing music can be so it’s completely stress free and all fun!
https://www.facebook.com/pianowithkath?fref=ts

Referral perks! In just over a year we have had just under 200 women (and even men!) try our class. We are just 9 members short of reaching this number. If you are the member who refers the 200th Buggy Bootcamper, you receive 10 free classes! So grab your friends and drag them along to class. With any luck they’ll love it and you’ll be working out for free 🙂

Cheers,
Kerri