Get Summer Ready

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It’s something we all do and that’s lose weight and tone up for our holidays. On one hand that’s good but on the other, we should be constantly aware of taking care of ourselves throughout the year and not just for a holiday.


Quite a few years ago, I lost a stone in weight and I put it back on and more after my holidays. Being fit and healthy is a lifestyle choice and I believe that’s where Slendertone come in as they also believe in the long-term plan.


They recently did some research and found that 60% of Brits don’t feel confident being seen in their swimwear and 62% lack the confidence to bare their stomachs in public. 85% of Brits wish they had a stronger core yet only half are confident about performing abdominal exercises to help achieve this.


For me, exercise and healthy eating is a confidence thing. I find if I eat well during the week and let my hair down on a weekend. As long as I’m in the gym three to four times a week, it keeps the weight off. I was at my Brother’s wedding a couple of months ago and I’d bought a new suit a month before that. It was one of those slim fitting ones from M&S and only £99. It even came with a free shirt and tie! On the day of the wedding, I felt like I’d poured myself into it. Not a nice feeling at all! Weddings are like buses, we’ve had none for years and this year we have four. The second wedding was only a couple of weeks ago. I was fairly strict with my eating, I wore the Slendertone Connect Abs belt and I religiously went into the gym. I even ran a few times for the three weeks leading up to it. On the day of the wedding, I felt great! I must have dropped a fair few pounds but as I don’t weigh myself and I’m not 100%. It was purely a confidence thing and the added bonus was that I knew I looked ok too.


I don’t have a beach holiday planned this year, we will be swimming at Christmas though. This is the goal I need to keep myself feeling and looking ok. We all know that keeping up good habits takes discipline and motivation. With the pressures of daily life it’s easy to let it slip so I hope this post helps with your mindset and if you’re looking for something to help you to your goal, I can highly recommend Slendertone. I’ve recently received one of their Connect Abs kits and it’s brilliant. I’m four weeks in and I used the belt to firm my stomach leading up to the wedding. I also completed this intense abs workout I found online from Martin Sutcliffe…



Slendertone Connect Abs uses patented pad placement technology to recruit all your abdominal muscles. Including the obliques, rectus abdominis and the hard to reach transversus abdominis. Can you tell I just copied that information from the box? In a nutshell, the signals sent from the belt go direct to your nerves that stimulate your muscles to contract. This results in firmer and flatter abs. Don’t expect to simply wear the belt and eat a pie though! The belt does help you achieve a firmer stomach but you must eat a balanced and varied diet too. I wore the belt for 20-30 minutes while watching the TV on a night. The great thing about the belt is that it can be used whilst doing other things, helping to fit in with your lifestyle.


The kit comes with a great little app which is available on the App Store. See your daily activity breakdown and view progress by week, month or year. The app also motivates you and creates a personal toning plan. Insights, tips and alerts are all there to help you achieve your goals.


I hope you can relate to this post in some way and it helps motivate you to a more confident holiday (or wedding!). I’ll keep you posted with how my Slendertone journey is going and I hope that some of you will join me on it.


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

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