Over the past months I’ve been reading a great number of motivational and inspiring books on the topic of personal growth. I’ve also been listening to podcasts and watching videos on YouTube. This interest has sprung from a combination of factors as I’ve recently reached a few significant milestones in my life; I retired and turned sixty and I have five grandchildren between the ages of three months and nine years. I am concerned with aging, health, and emotional wellbeing, as well as my children and grandchildren’s future challenges. I have more time to reflect and more things to reflect on, so I’ve found these books, podcasts and videos very helpful, especially in these uncertain and volatile times in which nothing can be taken for granted. I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you on Mondays.
This Monday I’m really excited about introducing you to fitness and health influencer Lucy Wyndham-Read. I swear by her workouts! They really helped me keep up my physical and mental motivation during lockdown and I’m still doing her workouts!
I discovered Lucy, quite by chance, as I was looking for youtube videos with short, simple and effective exercises to do at home, while on lockdown, back in March. Lucy is a brilliant trainer, her videos are clear (she explains the exercises and then does them with you), they transmit enthusiasm (her voice and motivational talk while doing the activities is energising), achieveable (I’m over sixty and I can do them all with no problems), and effective (you feel great after doing them!).
This is one of the latest videos on her youtube channel, a fun, 7-minute indoor walk, perfect for lockdown or rainy days! I urge you to subscribe and get access to all her free videos! She has tons of videos, so you’re bound to find something for you! There are 4, 7, 10, 20 and 30 mintute workouts. She even has workouts you can do sitting down!
After watching and doing her workouts, I was curious. Who is this fabulous online trainer, who has 1.6 million followers on youtube and says she’s on a mission to help women love and improve their bodies, whatever their shape, size, age or fitness level.
I found out that Lucy is in her mid-forties and has been a Personal Trainer and fitness expert for over 20 years. So she knows what works to achieve real results, claiming her followers achieve incredible fitness transformations with her short and accessible routines. And I can vouch for that!
I also discovered the real Lucy and the motivation behind her mission in her inspirational Ted Talk, ‘Yes, I Can’.
Now to Lucy’s book, 7-Minute Body Plan. This marvellous, little book has four parts: An intorduction where she justifies and explains her fitness method, 9 7-minute workouts with images and explanation, Healthy recipies, and finally the 7-Minute body plan for life.
This book is just like having a life-long gym membership at home, you don’t need to go to the gym or invest in any equipment. You can design your own 7-exercises-in-7-minutes workout, by choosing and combining the 49 moves the book offers.
The recipies are delicious, and easy to prepare at home. I’ve only tried a few so far, like the courgette, noodles and Coriander pesto, for example, which was delicious. I love the smoothies, too, Green Goddess with avocado, apple, cucumber, celery and seedless grapes, for example is a delicious way to prepare your own homemade, energy drink!
The book also has plenty of tips amd ideas to keep your motivation and energy level tip top!
I love Lucy. She’s is a life-saver!
Find out more about Lucy, she’ll change your health and fitness routine for the better!