It takes the one standing in the mirror 🖤

I smile when people say to me…

“She’s naturally got a good shape”!! Or…

“it’s easy for you, Aba…it’s good for you…you just do this so easily”

🖤WELL…..do not be so quick to judge!!..This may surprise you….that When I found my new way of life..working on myself 14 years ago, I was extremely shy, I had a FEAR of doing things that would improve my life, I used to think that others were better than me …and I certainly didn’t have much confidence.

🖤Those of you I went to school with will know how introverted and quiet I was, although I don’t know how I ended up being picked as a Service Prefect back in the days !!😅

🖤I knew something had to change in order to become the person I wanted to become one day. I had to grow up, step up and show up. I realised no one was going to do it for me👑…..ONLY the person standing in the mirror…ME!!

🖤Don’t get me wrong, I had a great job with awesome colleagues and I have a wonderful hubby and close knit family and friends who have always been supportive and there for me. This is about me battling with my limiting beliefs‼️💗

🖤The reason I started my journey in the first place was that I used to feel tired most of the time, felt hungry, sluggish, etc and had a fairly big tummy which I struggled to get down.🤨

🖤Then, I found a programme and community to plug into which changed everything! Today, I feel extremely fortunate to have developed personally within this wonderful community of people who support each other and stay accountable to each other👌👑💗. I have a sense of purpose, I feel healthier and fitter in my late fifties and above all, I feel empowered and confident enough to help others feel the same way as I do.🙏💗👑

🖤If you are struggling with your wellness goals so far this year and would like some help, message me today for details of our 10 day results plan or personal coaching to get you started.👍👌


2022 Registration for Fitcamp Kettering is now open

Registration for 2022 Fitcamp Kettering is now open !! We kick off 10 January 2022 !!

If 2022 is your year to get back into shape, we will be ready for you, after the festivities.

We are based in Kettering Town Centre and you will be working with a great bunch of people, such a friendly group..

Sessions are for all abilities and there will be FREE weigh in sessions and nutrition support as well.

If interested, please **BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!** Numbers are limited. It’s first come first served, as we work to Covid safety rules.

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:**

Venue- St Edwards Church Hall (Main hall behind the Church) **
**Time: Mondays 6:30 pm.

Please arrive from 6:15pm for a socially distanced weigh (this is optional)**

**Cost per block : £60 (12 sessions)** Please note we are following restrictions for indoor classes so numbers will be restricted.

* Please make sure you confirm by advanced payment for your place ASAP to avoid disappointment. Thank you.
*Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please text or whatsapp ‘Fitcamp’ to **07725685090** if you wish to take up a place.
*Payment can be made via card or paypal below…
*Sorting out payments and forms in advance means we don’t have to handle any monies on the day- you simply have to “check in” we know exactly who to expect (essential for health and safety reasons)-and we can start class promptly at 6:30pm.

Thank you .

Please complete your registration below and secure your place by advance payment below.

We cannot wait to see you in the new year!! xx

Merry Christmas xx

Book here – Fitcamp Kettering January 2022

12 Sessions of Fitcamp to include nutrition and health tips, friendships and support. Secure your place today – spaces limited

£60.00


Little black dress Challenge is here !!

BEATING THE BLOAT – MORE THAN JUST WEIGHT LOSS !!

I remember when I thought I might be pregnant in my early forties!!🤪😅 and when so many other little niggles were making me feel miserable and sluggish!!☺

Honestly, I was hardly thinking about menopause at that time nor knew any of the effects that came with it!! Thinking about it, I’m convinced it was early menopause!

It’s interesting how it slowly impacted on my overall wellbeing and confidence, so much so that I did not enjoy going out. I would turn down a special invitation because I didn’t feel good in my skin and in my shape, however hard I tried.

Today it honestly feels like night and day. Finding a supportive Community and a healthy way of life made all the difference. Getting the hacks for a flatter tummy, feeling good in my clothes again, more importantly the vitality that comes with it is priceless💃

If you are sitting on the fence right now, our 21 Day Black dress Challenge could just kickstart it for you, just as it did for me. Its a habit changer👌 I’ve never looked back. We start on Monday. 8 Nov.. So don’t miss the boat.🏃‍♀️ Closes this Sunday at 4pm. You just put in a £10 prize fund (which all goes back to the top winners at the end) and get your programme of choice – Breakfast, Weight Loss or Sports. Your Coach will then offer you a FREE Wellness Evaluation.

You get nutrition advice, meal plans, home workouts and plenty of support.

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21 Day Challenge – Little Black Dress

The £10 prize fund goes into a pot that is given out to the top winners at the end

£10.00


That time of year to boost your results…

Last week saw the restart of our friendly group exercise sessions (fitcamp Kettering) with a difference!

Socially distanced Fitcamp! Having fun, keeping fit whilst staying safe!

As the only centre in Northamptonshire for delivering a community workout that encompasses high intensity interval resistance training for all levels, works on the overall body and strengthens the core, we were happy to get going again! We engage muscles you’ve probably not used in a long time !!

Although it felt a little strange with safety procedures in place, it was amazing how many past participants got back into the swing of it.

It’s all about the community. You also get nutrition support. Anybody can do it, whatever level you’re at. You only need to commit to the consistency and you’ll soon feel fitter again.

We still have a few more spaces available, however places are limited. You may , call us to reserve your place on 07725 685090 or secure your place below. Sessions are on Mondays at 6 30pm.


what is your biggest struggle ?

Christmas is coming and I remember when I first started my healthy active lifestyle journey…it was around this time…three months before Christmas and I was invited to a party.

The first thing that came to mind was …Say No you cannot attend !!

But I decided to go…and guess what, I ate the food ! Well, I decided to make better choices. It always takes me back to this when I’m telling my story to people I help everyday.

Yes, there are always going to be challenges or, shall we say, road blocks along the way, but how are we going to deal with them?

What are your road blocks?

If you would like to be the first to learn about my Black Friday Consultations or join our Project mevsme transformation challenge, do contact us


Where did that weight come from?

insta-ring-picThis happens to be a common question I get asked about!!! ‘I had the kids and over the years, and I have struggled to shift the weight” !!

It can be quite frustrating for a lot of people.  This is clearly one of the unfortunate realities of getting older that, as we get on in life, it is much harder to keep the weight off.

At one stage, one could get away with weekend overeating and binges at 20 or 30.  After that, it seems as if every bite finds a place on the body as one progresses into the next few decades of life.

The fact is we need less energy (calories) to survive at 50 than we did at 30’s or even 40’s and this decreases as we get older !!

So the big reason is down to our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is influenced by our lean body mass, sex, age, hormones, etc. and how much energy is needed by the body to function, based on the fuel we give it.  Ultimately, as we get older, our metabolism slows down, which is impacted by our BMR.  This does not mean we cannot influence it to a degree.

Gone are the days when adults actively hunted and walked for miles, searching for food to put on the table.  Today, more and more adults live sedentary lifestyles and would only need to click a button to get food, use of ‘Drive Thrus’ etc.  Therefore, standard calorie intakes would need to be reduced.  One major solution is to take in food and drink that are highly nutritious and less calorific, including foods that will increase lean muscle tissue.  In addition, carry out exercises that will impact on strengthening muscles and a person’s BMR more effectively.  There are other ways to boost one’s metabolism effectively.

If you would like individual 12 week consultations or take part in my Group Nutrition and Lifestyle Courses, then please contact us / submit form below

 


February is all about love

I love February, as it brings with it some hope for a brighter Spring.  The days get slightly longer and we always look forward to Fitcamp with our amazing crew….We are so fortunate to have such a great bunch of people to hang out with at Fitcamp Kettering ! We are proud to add that we enjoy developing a healthy and active journey for everyone who joins our Fitcamp in Kettering…one that is not just a fitness group, but a supportive environment where we learn about nutrition and also have fun along the way!

Our theme for February is all about love.

Let’s spread the word…share the love and invite a friend to join us and you can claim your free Session. Please quote ‘LOVE’

“Surround yourself with people that inspire and encourage positive change in your life. Build a team in which you can work together to support each other and build better lives.”
― Avina Celeste20200203_193005


Why eggs are good for you

Aba Wilson-Morkeh – Health Coach

If you would like a free wellness evaluation, please contact me.

They used to have a bad rap, but they are back in the popular superfood status. Turns out, their bad reputation was something of a misunderstanding. There’s actually a whole lot in that little 70-calorie package that’s really stellar for health. So if you’ve been avoiding eggs, here are five reasons to bring them back:

1. They’re one of the cheapest protein sources around.

Yes, even if you buy organic eggs. An egg costs less than 50p (organic closer to 30 or 40 p) and gives you six grams of high-quality protein. This means it has all the amino acids you have to get from food, in the same way that meat does. Protein is also thought to be the most satisfying of all nutrients. And remember that about half the protein is in the yolk, not just the whites.

2. They curb mid-morning cravings.

An egg snack can help remove cravings and keep you fuller for longer. Research suggests people who had eggs have lower levels of hunger hormones, and ate less for lunch (and, in fact, the whole day!) than those who had other carb snack or a cereal for breakfast

3. They do not clog the arteries

For several years, eggs were accused of raising your cholesterol and upping the risk for heart disease. It’s now understood that cholesterol from foods like eggs and shellfish is not the danger it was thought to be.

4. They are good for the eyes

Eggs are rich something called lutein, a yellow pigment that’s concentrated in the retina of the eye. Lutein helps protect eyes from macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. It also guards against damage of everyday “blue light” that comes from smartphones, tablets, and computers. Though research on blue light is still slim, some worry that it may contribute to cancer risk, obesity, and eye disease. The egg’s lutein is found in the yolk– another reason to eat the whole thing, not just the white.

5. They help you maintain muscle mass.

From about the age of 30, we start losing muscle mass by as much as five percent a decade. Muscle loss can make you feel weak, reduce your stamina, and eventually increase your risk of debilitating falls when you’re older. Exercise, particularly strength training, will help you preserve some of that muscle, but getting enough protein is key too. Eggs contain high-quality protein that repairs muscles after exercise and helps rebuilds them. I usually recommend an egg meal after training.


The ups and downs of my 90 day challenge…

This was my second wave of #thesixpackrevolution and it started in January. I was committed to sticking to plan. This time I felt much stronger and was ready to face the burpees!!

I knew it would not be easy though because there was a birthday and a couple of celebrations to add to the mix. Imagine being on holiday and being a total teetotaler! I was also in Italy where I would normally succumb to at least one or two delicious pasta dishes and melt in your mouth pizzas! Indeed I was told that Naples makes one of the best pizzas and I would be mad not to try them!

That beautiful holiday was one of my biggest temptations ever. We nevertheless enjoyed it unscathed! It helped that the accommodation was self catering and indeed, it was part of the masterplan, so that I could prepare my delicious, quick and healthy snacks. Eggs, chicken, fish, cottage cheese, olives and vegetables were easy to obtain from a supermarket nearby.

After all this was my lifestyle and I was determined not to let anything ruin my challenge. Breakfast and lunch were sorted as I had my Herbalife with me – Life saver!

Dinners were easier than I thought. The highlight of my day was to search for restaurants that made simple grilled chicken or fish and side veg. No desert for me but then I knew I would have meal number 6 back at the apartment. My husband as usual was very supportive and did not offer me wine or prossecco!

The workouts were fun and easy to do too! I remember doing the abs, daily squats and press ups and Spartan bodyweight challenge twice in our apartment in Sorrento and once at the gym in our Naples hotel.

So anyway after holidays, we came home and was faced with more celebrations when our daughter arrived home after a long trip! But again I put my lean team mentality cap back on and managed it. Meal prepping and freezer stocking up meant no room for temptations. On the night when we went out, I picked a delicious Thai seabass steamed dish with ginger and veg.

So all in all, I would say the most challenging wave for me but it was thrilling at the same time. There were not going to be any excuses. I was determined to go around and hop over the obstacles, as Scotty would say.

So to me, having a fairly high social life means I need my 90 Day Challenges to keep me in check. Here is to my next Challenge to start in May and I cannot wait. Join me….. Lets do it!


Lighter days mean banishing that cellulite

I love Spring… The lighter days and Springtime is one of the most invigorating times of the year and when I feel the body can be ‘reborn’ or renewed quite well if we start early.  It is a great opportunity to get your much needed tips on lighter meals and banish that bumpy look on the skin – cellulite!!

Ladies, we all know it exists. Even if you try your hardest to ignore it and pretend it will go away, as the years go by they get worse if we don’t act now.  You catch yourself in a brightly lit reflection from the sun or in a mirror and you know that those bumps are still lurking.  We know they are such a pain.

This Summer, we definitely want to get a plan, get into action and work on banishing the cellulite as soon as possible.

So why not get in touch for your very own programme which combines the right meals, with specific tips and meal plan ideas, the right form of exercise etc for you.

I love to give my clients ideas and tips on how to make those healthy and tasty choices right from breakfast.  They will contain meals full of the right ingredients that will fill you up and energise you to get into the grove and you can even join in the exercise for all levels of fitness.  You only need to ask.  So we will not only help you lose weight, gain energy and feel healthier but also fight that stubborn cellulite!

Feel free to call me for your FREE initial consultation today 07725 685090