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About 12 weeks after Livi’s birth, I signed up for MuTu System , a great online programm designed especially for post-natal mums. The weekly e-mails, workouts, and the individual support from the lovely Wendy are great, but I must admit that I didn’t keep up with it very well, and so wasn’t really seeing results. This had nothing to do with the MuTu programm at all – it’s made up of some great, and very doable workouts, and some excellent motivational stuff, but it just wasn’t covering one of my major difficulties – I have a really messed-up relationship with food. Another one of my favourite fitness trainers, Jillian Michaels, says something like, “You can eat your way through any amount of exercise”, and that is so true for me. I can work out 7 days a week, but if I’m consuming 1500 calories worth of brazil nuts, or 3 bars of chocolate in between meals, I am not going to see any difference on the scales, or in my body shape at all.
So imagine how excited I was when I was asked whether I would like to review a new combined exercise programm, made up of MuTu System and something I’d been reading about a lot on Twitter , Thinking Slimmer . Thinking Slimmer uses a so-called Slimpod (a 10 minute recording as an mp3 file) to alter your eating habits, using the science of unconscious persuasion. Basically, you listen to your Slimpod every night before you go to sleep, and that is it. There are a number of different Slimpods available, depending on your goal. I have one designed to help you drop one or more jeans sizes, as I spend all my life in jeans, and would just love to look fabulous in them.
I should at this stage point out (before somebody else does it for me!) that I am not overweight. I know that. I have a Body Mass Index of 20, which could not be better. I am 1.78m tall, and weigh 63.8kg (spot who’s been living in Europe too long – that’s 5,10 and pretty much exactly 10 stone). What I am is seriously out of shape. I lack any muscle definition, and what muscle I have is covered in a layer of flabby fat, particularly on my hips, bum and thighs. I also have a significant Diastasis Recti . My aim is to tone up, get much more sensible about my eating, and feel comfortable in a strong, healthy body. For the sake of reference, I measured various body parts before starting the programm, and (oh my, can’t believe I’m doing this), I’m going to share them here:
Left thigh: 63cm
Right thigh: 64cm (great, not just flabby, but wonky too 😉
Hips: 94cm
Waist: 86cm
Boobs: 90cm
Right upper arm: 26
Left upper arm: 26

I restarted MuTu System on Monday, and have listened to my Slimpod every night since then as well. I’ll be reporting back here regularly on my progress over the next weeks and months. Please come back and check up on me!!

Disclaimer: I received both the MuTu System programm and my Slimpod from Thinking Slimmer for free for review purposes. My opinions and experiences are however entirely my own, and are in no way influenced by this fact

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