As I drove to work at 4am today it really struck me that the days are already getting shorter. When I’m on the early shift at QVC I get up at 3.15am and leave home in Gloucestershire about 45 minutes later, and for a short, glorious period in the summer months it’s already getting bright by then. It makes me feel more like a “normal” person going to work during the day, and helps me forget that it’s still pretty much the middle of the night! This morning though it was after 5am when daylight began to creep in, and that combined with the fact that we’ve already started showing autumn fashion at work reminded me that we probably only have a few weeks of summer left.
I actually love autumn/winter fashion though so it’s not all bad, and I’ve already earmarked two pieces for the new season: I LOVE these Moda in Pelle shoes in the zebra print and this coloured leopard print skirt from Helene Berman. I fear there may be an animal print theme developing here…!
As many of you will know I’m having a rather full-on year in terms of fitness with my “Run 1,000 Miles” charity challenge – I’ve got yet another half marathon coming up this weekend. But if running isn’t your thing and you prefer to keep fit in the comfort of your own home, do look out for the Today’s Special Value offer coming up on Monday. It’s the Powerfit Vibrating Fitness Plate, a vibrating platform which makes exercise easy.
We’ve had one of them in the presenter lounge at work for the past few weeks and I hopped on it the other day to give it a go and loved it. The vibrations make your muscles contract continuously which adds to the effectiveness of the exercises you do on it, from squats and single leg lunges to bicep curls – it comes with a set of resistance bands so you can work your upper body too.
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It’s honestly really good fun to use (as you might gather from my little video!), takes up very little space and you can use it in front of the TV if you feel like it, or even sitting down. Plus it’s really low impact on the joints and can help improve your balance and mobility. Obviously, do consult your GP before embarking on any new exercise programme, but I think this is great.
Have a lovely week.
Love Jackie x