Living in Malaysia means I don’t get to see family as often as I’d like unfortunately.
However I was lucky enough to recently have 3 weeks in Australia, so had some much needed quality time with some of the family.
My mum celebrated her 70th birthday by taking a 6 week, well deserved, overseas holiday. While she was away my sister took very good care of her business, and I helped for the last 10 days.
Some highlights of the trip were (not in any order!!);
Learning the day to day runnings of my mum’s business (www.retournez-vous.com.au), & being trained by my inspirational sister, Amy!
One of the biggest take aways from this experience (besides being proud of my mum and sister), was how much the girls are making a difference to so many people’s lives.
How dressing someone in an outfit they love, can make them feel really good about themselves.
I spend most of my time in workout gear, and only dress up occasionally when going out, so it was really nice to dress up a a bit each day.
It’s also a reminder for me to take more pride in my appearance. Making an effort in our appearance has a ripple effect on how we feel.
So for me it’s now out with some of the old and in with some new! Sometimes the right outfit can make you feel a million dollars and it doesn’t need to even be expensive.
Filming the Core Fit Club Classes with my sister on the Sunshine coast
This was fun, and my Core Fit Club Online Pilates Studio members loved the new location and also having my sister in class. It reminded them of Aerobics Oz Style; an Australanian aerobic exercise instruction television series. This was before the times of the internet!
Oh and can’t forget the famous man and his dog who made and appearance half way through our class! hehe
Seeing my dad, brother, his partner, & my nephews in Sydney!
It was about 3.5 years since I’d seen my dad and nephews! Far too long. It was lovely to take beach walks, catch up over dinner, cruise on my brothers boat and help him with his back!
Glute Stretch 1 – The Number 4 Glute Stretch.
– You can lift your head up if you can’t reach any other way.
Glute Stretch 2 – Piriformis Stretch
Hamstring Stretch – using towel around foot.
– While doing this stretch your bottom leg can be straight or bent. Keep it bent if you have back pain.
To read more about this tucked pelvis position you can check out a previous blog here https://epilatesonline.com/do-you-tuck-your-butt/
Please also share with anyone you know who can benefit from these stretches.
Lots of love and see you soon on the Mat!
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