The Clean Plate Club

Hello ladies,

Thanks for an amazing week last week! The Whole Foods event was a major success and I’m thrilled so many of you were able to make it! The food was delicious and I learned how to make cashew cream… yum. The overnight oats were delicious! If you are interested in participating in more workshops with the experts at WFM, please let me know. They have offered to organize a DIY Natural Beauty workshop for us this fall. Of course it will be completely wasted on me, I of course haven’t the faintest hint of wrinkles or under eye circles 😉

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Here’s what’s on for the week (please note this is the last week of classes before I’m off to the States through September 6th):

Tummy Time: I know, I know, 10 months of pregnancy, 6-8 weeks of taking it easy, for the love of everything holy you just want your abs back. There is no quick fix here, you simply must commit to cardio, toning, and a clean diet to melt the muffin top. Take notes and repeat this workout at home on non-class days for quick results!

Band Buddies: partner workout featuring the resistance band. Never doubt the power of this lightweight, stretchy little piece of workout equipment to bring your workout to the next level!

Cardio Zen: you’re exhausted, you’re stressed, you’re pulled in a million different directions. Carve out 60 selfish minutes for feel-good endorphins, moderate heart healthy cardio, and deep stretches that will have you feeling like you’ve just left the spa. You deserve it.

Again this is the last week before a 3 week Buggy Bootcamp hiatus! Of course those of you on a package will be extended by 3 weeks. I would love for you girls to get together in my absence and tag Buggy Bootcamp Hyde Park in your photos! I’ll send workouts and help coordinate meet ups for anyone interested. Email me if you’re up for it!

Cheers,
Kerri

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“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