All I want for Christmas!

Boogie Fit
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Mon
January 21, 2019
 
 

I’ve just got off the phone after talking with a client (well actually her daughter is the client but to me they come together). Her daughter has serious health issues and they have had one hell of a difficult year. This lady is a legend and her kindness is off the scale. If I could swap all my Christmas presents for the rest of my life and convert them to give her daughter back her health I would happily do exactly that.

We all can get swept away with the commercialism and expectations of Christmas, self imposed rules, roles and rituals that can actually ruin Christmas, spending too much money and energy on stuff when really what makes us the happiest is having the love and focused attention of those who mean the most to us, putting down phones, tablets, social media and computer games and being fully present is the best present we can give each other. I get very hurt when those important to me pick up their phones to see what’s going on elsewhere when I’ve made time to be there with them in the flesh (equally I find it rude etc. when people do this in my classes too!)

I could scream when folks look at their wrists during PT and workouts because they can see messages on their Apple watches. It’s a distraction from an effective and safe session (and distracting for me as the teacher too). It’s not good for mental health to be constantly plugged in to the network and not present with one’s self.

What is really important to you?  When you have a loved one who has ill health (or you have ill health) would you not question your decisions about how you have invested your time and money? Are lots of clothes, expensive shoes, gadgets, cars, booze, take aways, dinners out etc. the best way to invest in yourself or your loved ones?

I had a conversation with a friend who questioned my choice to spend about £40 a month on nutritional supplements and I didn’t understand her choice to spend much more on alcohol, a fancy car and expensive health club membership (it’s what we do for our health rather than where we do it that makes the difference). I often give practical or health benefiting gifts at Christmas to those I love, because I love them.

Maybe it’s my age but I would rather have time with loved ones, experiences and consideration for my values, beliefs and passions rather than random or expensive stuff.

As Maria Carey says “All I want for Christmas is you”, your time, thought and consideration for yourself, your health, fitness, wellness of loved ones, the environment and the creatures that inhabit it!

 

Thank you

As 2018 draws to a close for DYBO Health and Fitness, I want to say a big thank you for your love and loyalty – I know there are many fitness and health offerings out there so thank you for choosing us! Thank you for the laughter and friendship, the support of each other and the DYBO crew, our new teachers and the old (shut it!) ones!

I hope that in the New Year you will continue to choose us to provide you with honest, effective, ethical and fun health and fitness offerings via our classes, one to one services (PT, NLP, Life coaching, sports therapy, massage etc.), talks, workshops and masterclasses.

Additionally I hope that you will help us by spreading the word about what we do and help to promote us to new and lapsed participants via your recommendation. Word of mouth is always the best form of promotion, both face to face and on social media.

 

Class schedule!

All Classes are running Monday to Thursday this week and next week!

I’ve created Fabulous Festive Classes for the next two weeks, keeping you fit and gorgeous for the party season and getting you in the mood!

 

Remember we have our DYBO Christmas Dinner Party this coming Friday, 14th December Oak Park Golf Club, Crondall. Doors open at 7pm, meal at 8pm and dancing afterwards. Why not ‘lift share’? Let us know where you are coming from and I will try to hook you up with nearby DYBO family.

 

Gift Vouchers and Gifts

We can provide you with Gift Vouchers for Classes, memberships, Independance days and any of our one to one services. We can put together bundles of small equipment e.g. chi balls, yoga mats, bands, stability balls as well as Synergy supplements, Microbiome kits, Trulum Skin care and Epsom salts.

 

Gut Health in the New Year

I will be running (and participating in) a Gut health cleanse and repair (essential for good health and effective for long term weight management) commencing January 10th   2019, everyone is welcome to join me. Put it in your diary and message me asap x

 

Apple and Pumpkin Soup (from Paleo Hacks)

We are still loving our new soup maker, and daily make soup for breakfast/lunch This recipe is perfect for gut health, is nutrient dense and the turmeric is anti-inflammatory so great for joints and inflammatory conditions too. Best of all, its yummy!

 

Ingredients

  •  2 cups red onions, diced
  •  4 garlic cloves, minced (I use less)
  •  1 cup of carrots, diced
  •  2 cups of apples, peeled, cored and diced
  •  2 cups pumpkin purée (or 2 cups of fresh)
  •  2 cups water
  •  1 teaspoon ground turmeric (or to taste)
  •  Salt and pepper to taste
  •  2 tbls coconut cream for mixing
  •  Fresh basil, chopped, for garnishing

Instructions

  •  Heat a little coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for 3 minutes until the onions are translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  •  Add the chopped carrots and apples and sauté for 5 minutes and then add the pumpkin purée, water, and turmeric.
  •  Bring the soup to a boil and then turn the heat down to low. Let everything simmer for 30 minutes until the apples and carrots are soft.
  •  Remove from heat and let it cool before processing the ingredients in a blender (you may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender). Add salt and pepper to taste.
  •  Divide the soup evenly between two bowls, mix in one tablespoon of coconut cream in each bowl, and sprinkle with fresh chopped basil.

 

Have a fabulicious week!

Here to help as always.

Love ya,

Helen x

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I must have been having a massage with Helen, on a monthly basis for over 10 years now.  I really value this time.  Helen will advise me if there is a small problem with my back or legs, and give me the right exercises to do , to correct the problem.  Helen has helped me before and after 2 uni-compartmental knee replacement operations.  I am 73 years old and thankfully feel fit.  I swim twice a week, enjoy pilates and a hydrofit class.  Helen  has been a major help in keeping me flexible, fit and healthy, and I recommend her most highly.
Rosemary Savage Camberley