After the success of our virtual book launch party in association with Costa Women, we are delighted to announce a competition exclusively for CW members!
If you haven’t heard about Size HH yet, our mission is to help you to bring out the happiest, healthiest version of you. So, in line with that and as a gift to yourself and maybe in readiness for your New Year’s resolutions, our competition needs you to answer the rest of this sentence for a chance to win a paperback copy of the new Size HH book, giving you a head start to shaping up and feeling fabulous in 2016;
My goal for 2016 is to feel and look great because…
Maybe it could be something like ‘because I am getting married next year’ or ‘because I want to feel better when I get dressed in the morning’. Could be any reason at all as long as it’s personal to you.
Author Eva George and Director of Aurora Boot Camp, Roseanna Gorman, will be choosing the five lucky winners to receive an advance copy of Size HH (not officially launching until spring 2016).
Send your answers in to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below to enter!
This competition is running from 31st December – 13th January 2016, winners will be announced Thursday 14th January.
We look forward to hearing some of your thoughts and goals for 2016! Feel free to join us on Facebook too!
It doesn’t feel too good rocking up to the New Year feeling three stone heavier with the motivation of a slug. All that Christmas food and alcohol might taste fantastic at the time but it leaves us feeling groggy if we go overboard. Here are ways to enjoy festive food and drink whilst keeping a healthy balance.
- For some of us, the only fruit we see over Christmas is the stuff in our pudding, or a slice of lemon in our drink! If you have a feeling you probably won’t be eating much fresh fruit over the next week or two, at the very least make sure you take some vitamin supplements every day so your body doesn’t suffer too much. If you can, stock up some frozen fruit, so you can always make some smoothies and healthy desserts even when the shops are shut! As for veggies, don’t dodge Brussels sprouts, they are packed with goodness and may also help you feel fuller as a good source of protein. Plus they contain much needed fibre!
- Think feeling bloated for days after Christmas lunch is inevitable? Not so! If you listen to your body and stop eating when you’re full, your stomach will thank you for it. If you think to yourself, ‘I’m full but it tastes good and it is Christmas’. Ok you’re choice, just don’t complain when you feel like a sloth tomorrow! By allowing some space to breathe between your meal and dessert for instance, you can enjoy it all and feel more satisfied. If you eat your Christmas meal and dessert quickly, you may be more likely to carry on with the Ferrero Roches afterwards. Weird but true.
- Most of us enjoy a tipple at Christmas, just remember to sip water regularly if you want to greet the New Year feeling fresh.
- Sleep. I hear you roar with laughter but seriously, there is nothing more testing than the effects of poor sleep for days or weeks. Spending time with family, socialising, or being up early and playing all day with excited children, means sleep is regularly nudged to one side over the festive season. If you don’t have a good night’s kip, try to take a power nap during the day, even just 20 minutes will revive your body and mind.
If you are determined that 2016 will be the year that you shape up and feel happy with your body, then hold that thought in your mind! As Mind Trainer, Caroline Ferguson, explains in the Size HH book, if your motivation is about moving towards a vision of a healthier or slimmer new you, rather than thinking about moving away from your current state, then the motivation will be more sustainable. If you regularly think about your motivation and feel excited and good when you think about it, it will happen.
Any time you start thinking oh I feel fat now so might as well enjoy Christmas doing what I want then thinking about changing January 1st, replace that thought with. Wow I can’t wait to start feeling fabulous when I try on new clothes and when I look in the mirror! I can’t wait to feel more energetic and positive about my body. Consciously thinking these kind of thoughts about moving you towards something will make you in line to meet your goal without breaking even a hint of a sweat! It all starts in the mind…
For those of you who have already started reading the book, or have read it, feel free to join our Facebook Readers Group for daily tips and support.
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the book and for all your support on the blogs and social media too.
We will be launching our online facebook community very soon for those of you who read the book and would like more one on one support and to be part of a welcoming group of women who have experienced the same struggles!
For anyone that would like to know more about the book, I would like to invite you to join us online tomorrow for live Q&A and discussions on body image via our Twitter chat at 12pm and our Facebook party at 9pm!
This is a chance to ask any questions about Size HH or the author and discuss body image, we would love to hear your opinion! We will also be giving some teasers away from the book so you can have a peak inside the cover…
To thank every guest for their online attendance we will be giving a 20% discount off the book when purchased on launch day 2nd December 2015!
Not only that, but everyone who purchases Size HH be entered into a draw to win a Nutribullet super blender! Buy two books (maybe as a gift) and you receive another entry into the draw! Three books, three entries and so on… (up to 10 entries).
I look forward to meeting you online tomorrow and sharing the Size HH project with you!
If you are online 12pm (GMT) tomorrow and would like to join in with our Twitter chat, follow us @SizeHH or click here.
The book is currently available on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes and will be available shortly on the remaining major retailers.