Winning at gymming and boobs!


That got your attention, didn’t it? More on the boobs later!

I hope you’re doing well and not wilting too much in the continuing heatwave. I’ve been working up a sweat at the gym I’ve just joined. Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d say! The last gym I joined was about 17 years ago!! At 46 I have decided that it’s more important than ever to use it or lose it. Time to get fitter, healthier and more toned. I love home workouts but I don’t have a swimming pool, jacuzzi or trained instructors at home! Lots of my colleagues are signed up to the same gym. It’s so convenient as it’s in one of the buildings opposite QVC. In fact, I’ve been swimming with Debbie Flint and caught up with model, Ali Bailey, recently and she gave me some good pointers on using some of the equipment. I’m so surprised that I’m actually doing it! Doing it AND enjoying it. There’s a full programme of classes, which I really enjoy. I’ve done circuit training, something called Yogalates and a couple of other yoga classes. There are all sorts of others I can’t wait to try and I add a swim to my gym sessions with a nice, relaxing sit in the jacuzzi before showering off and either heading into work or home for the night. 

Health is just so important and it’s easy to take it for granted. Speaking of which, I had a thorough health check the other week. I had some great results. It appears veganism is working in my favour. In fact, my diet is so plentiful in all the right nutrients now that I was told not to bother with supplements as I’m over supplementing and raising certain levels that are unnecessary. It’s remarkable the good that can be gained from eating a balanced plant-based diet! I was thrilled to pass with flying colours.

I also went for a mammogram. I was shocked to learn that there are thousands of women who are entitled to go for a regular mammogram, free of charge, on the NHS who don’t attend. I want to take this opportunity to plead with you to have yours if it’s available to you. Early detection of cancer is vital and possible to help prevent needless suffering and, potentially, death. Our very dear Alison Keenan has been through the trauma and heartache of having breast cancer yet she survived and is thriving now. Had she not been for regular screenings the story may have turned out very differently. My aunt also had her cancer detected early and has survived and is doing well. If you feel nervous about going please be assured there’s nothing to be afraid of in terms of the mammogram procedure. It’s a few moments of, how can I put this delicately, gentle squeezing. That’s all. Surely it’s worth it to avoid suffering far worse. Please check yourself regularly and PLEASE have the mammogram your taxes have paid for. You owe it to yourself and those you love and who love you.
Lecture over, it’s only because I care. Big hugs. Onto the subject of fashion. Have you seen our Today’s Special Value offer? It’s a gorgeous tunic. The great thing about Kim’s collection is that it’s trans-seasonal. So you could wear the tunic all year round. Also, it’s so easy to care for as well as being timeless so your investment today will see you through many years of use. Kim is a perfectionist so the fit of her garments is always spot on, too. I rarely buy outside of QVC when it comes to fashion these days. With brands as great as Kim and Co I just don’t need to. Check out her entire range here.

I look forward to catching up again next week. In the meantime, don’t forget you can always get more regular updates by following me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Details are below.

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Finally, thank you for all of your continued support and interest in my blogs. I really appreciate each and every one of you.

Have a great week,

Love Catherine xx


  1. Tracy August 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine. Many thanks for this information. Sadly my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a year ago this month and is still undergoing treatment. Of course it is very hard to watch a loved one go through this, but it did hit home with me as we are the same age – 48. I work for the NHS and I just assumed that I could not have a mammogram until much later in life. Thanks to this blog I am about to explore if I can infact have one now – so thank you.

  2. shirley donlevy August 2, 2018 at 11:48 pm -  Reply

    hi catherine im with you! for the first time in my life i am exercising and clean eating, i have lost 17 stone and never felt better now to tone up and do something about all my loose skin!!

  3. Martin August 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, I agree with what you are doing and saying in this post – good for you getting the info out there! Well done Shirely too! My thoughts are with Tracy, as I’ve been through similar. As an aside, something I learned about supplements is that we often need, good quality, supplements at different times in our lives. Also because of intensive farming methods, plants and animal produce don’t always give us enough bioavailable vitamins and minerals. And sometimes, under supervision, we need more of a therapeutic dosage than the RDA, whilst being mindful of too much of a good thing can be harmful. The same with digestive
    enzymes. Always best to seek expert advice on supplementation, ie. B.A.N.T nutritionist et al. Keep up the good work Catherine!

  4. Margaret pace September 30, 2018 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Yes every one should even men .l go every time they send for me.

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