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'I was too shy to let anyone see me exercise – now I help others like me lose weight' – The Telegraph

From Midlife Fitness Files: The Telegraph’s health series, where we glean advice from midlifers as they talk us through their weekly regime Rachael Sacerdoti, 43, is a CEO and lives in LondonI had always struggled with weight. As a child, I was always the “bigger” one, but after my third child, I was just shy of 90 kilos (over 14 stone). I struggled to lift myself off the sofa, my back hurt and I had anxiety and depression. I wanted to change, but I didn’t know how.On holiday with my brother in September 2017, he noticed me eating three ice lollies in an hour and asked me what was up. He told me that I didn’t have to make a huge change all at once, I just needed to start walking a bit more. I realised he was totally right; I had to take responsibility.It was quite hard even to walk around the block, but after a few weeks, I progressed to walking to the park. Then I added in a few home workouts – doing them in my bedroom because I was too shy of even my family seeing me work out. After a couple of months, I joined…

Slimmer who 'hated' workouts drops

Slimmer who 'hated' workouts drops 6.5st with a new hobby – 'I would never exercise!' – Express

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sarah Jackson used to suffer with severe back pain that left her unable to barely walk. Now, after she’s an advanced ballroom and Latin dancer, having lost a whopping six and a half stone and shrinking down to a size 10. The 50-year-old tipped the scales at 16st 7lb, with doctors suggesting hey weight might be aggravating her scoliosis condition that was causing her discomfort. “I could barely stand up and was willing to try anything,” said Sarah. “My husband Ian and our daughter both told me I was perfect and didn’t need to lose weight, but I was desperate to be able to move without pain. “My wider family had become worried about the amount of weight I’d put on and I started to realise it wasn’t doing me any good.” READ MORE: Diet: Expert warns against common mistake Sarah admitted she’d “tried everything” but losing weight was a last resort. A comfort eater with an addiction to chocolate, she…

Core And Arms

'I Did Plank Variations Every Day For A Month—And My Core And Arms Are Stronger Than Ever' – Women's Health

Women’s Health may earn commission from the links on this page, but we only feature products we believe in. Why trust us? “A plank minute is way longer than a microwave minute.” I don’t love planks. There I said it. Isometric exercises (or holding one position) are not my thing. I prefer other types of core exercises (hi dead bugs, bicycle crunches, inchworms, or V-ups!) over a plank hold any day. The thing is, I do like to move. And maybe I wasn’t giving the good ol’ stationary plank enough credit up until this point. Planks are generally regarded as one of the best core (and total-body) exercises you can do, so I was excited and nervous to embark on a 30-day plank challenge. “The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it activates your entire core, including your pelvic floor muscles, your obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and your spine,” says Amanda Edell, NASM- and ACSM-certified online personal trainer and holistic health coach. I accepted the plank challenge—one plank workout every single day for a month—to see how it would make me feel and perform. It was a fun fitness goal to…

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