How to Lose Menopause Fat

Check out this blog post by Lucy Wyndham-Read who is a Trainer with 25 years of experience knows why we put on the pounds as we continue to get older.

I have noticed a big increase with my weight since I turned 40 and it didn’t help by being on Olanzapine which an anti psychosis drug. It can cause an increase in blood sugar levels and high cholesterol, so I have come off that medication and been given an alternative.

I now have type 2 diabetes so I have to watch what I eat and count the calories unlike I have done before.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie x


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Check out this blog post by Fit Ambitious Blonde  

She shares how making no excuses to get fit and healthier.



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Top Ten Tips For A Healthier Diet

Check out this article on the realbuzz website, sharing top ten tips for a Healthier Diet.

I try and eat clean the best I can, but having diabetes I have to limit the amount of fruit I eat aswell, because of the sugar. So vegetables are the route for me to go and adding a vegetable to each meal has made all the difference.

When it comes to my diet I don’t deprive myself, but limit it and have different foods in moderation and I try to walk it off by walking every morning after I walk my son to school.

So try these Top Ten Tips for a Healthier diet and see if they work for you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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Not been the best year in terms of reaching my fitness goals but I have discovered a new fitness app. It is the Health APP which measures you exercise including my walking and so far I have achieved 300,000 steps, which is amazing, in the fact I have been doing little walks hear and there to build up to do longer walks again.

I am not sure if I will return to running, but I would like to start using the Treadmill again at least once a week, but at the moment it is finding the time. NO THERE IS NO REAL EXCUSE!

I know I can do it if I put my heart into it, I just need to find my spark for getting fit again and build up gradually like I have with my walking.

I have tried different regimes and they did work for about two weeks and then I stopped again. I know I need to improve my fitness because I now have Type 2 diabetes, which is due to weight gain and need to find my MOJO back.

As I was researching I came across this pin, of 6 tips for beginners to fitness, check it out below:

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I know I just need to be persistent and I not use time against me but for me, and today I have already achieved 10,854 steps and that was just to an interview I had this morning, so I am getting there.

Walking for me is the best medicine, it helps clear the mind and get creative.

I used to love my early morning walks to work and started enjoying walking again. So I want to leave 2018 with a bang and to get back to being the fitness freak I know I can be.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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Walking 10,000 steps

Yesterday I achieved 10,000 steps using my Health App on my phone. It measures your steps as you walk, I never used it before and didn’t realise it was measuring my steps, but it was.

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However just read an article called:

Is walking 10,000 steps a day really good for you?

In the article it talks about test they done with Active 10, and they found doing faster pace walking for 10 minutes gain more fitness than doing 10,000 steps a day.

For me though walking has really helped me gain my fitness back and it is walking at a fast pace, and seeing 10,000 has made me measure my progress, so for me it has benefited me doing that amount of steps.

I am also doing exercise at home with my new Mat and dumbbells. I do leg exercises, obliques, core work and toning my arms.

Now I have diabetes it has made me monitor my nutrition and exercise on a more regular basis, to get back to eventually where I was before.

It is going to be hard around Christmas time with the food and drink, but again I am going to monitor carefully how much I consume in my body and really work hard on my fitness and plan my workouts and stick to them as much as possible.

So are you too walking go gain your fitness back or have you started walking to get fitter? I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X




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5 to 10 minute workouts

One thing I love now about social media is how easy it is to find new workout routines.

I am always in the look out to try new exercises to keep me motivated and have come across some really good 10 to 5 minutes workouts, which I found on Youtube.

The first one is the Victoria Secret Model workout, which is a 10 minute fat blasting circuit, and really works the legs and posture.

The next one is a 10 minute dumbbell workout, which works the arms, if you are looking to tone those muscles.

The last one is a five minute thigh sculpting Pilates workout, and really do feel the burn in the legs as you do these exercises.

So why not give them a try and see what you think.

Getting in a quick workout I find to me more beneficial than doing a long 30 minute workout, we have to be real and put in exercise using the time we have got and not all of us has 30 minutes in our day to do exercises and that is why these workouts are really good.

If you know of some good free workouts then let me know I would love to hear your feedback.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X


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My Worse Nightmare

So being someone who likes to exercise regularly I had noticed I had put on some weight, which is a contribution of poor diet and the tablets I have been taking called Olanzapine. I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes, my worse nightmare.

Luckily I was able to change my medication, but now I have had to deal with this aswell as having high cholesterol, and problems with my liver.

I am really annoyed with myself as up until two year ago I had been eating well and was losing weight, and so now I have by doctors instructions been on a Low GI Diet.

Not easy, however I have been in more control over the amount of sugar I intake and am eating more fruits and vegetables, so feel that I need to gain control of my eating habits as before.

The one thing I have started to add to my diet is Apple Cider Vinegar, totally disgusting not going to lie, but is really good for lowering blood sugar apparently and it has helped with my cravings.

I have come across some videos which I found really helpful, that I researched to try and control my blood sugar level.

I think it has been a huge lesson to me, not to take food and my diet for grunted.

Here is a video talking about how you can lower blood sugar immediately.

Then I found this other video which gives other sources of ingredients you can take that will also help reduce blood sugar levels.

Five worst foods for diabetics (know what to eat instead).

If you to have diabetes and have reversed it, please comment below I would love to hear from you.

Many thanks for reading,


Carrie X

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