Holy Macaroni – half way through the year!


2 weeks today and it’s officially Summer.


How exciting is that?


From BBQ’s, outdoor fitness classes, hitting beer gardens, having fun at the park, laying out in the back garden, topping up the tan.


The finer weather can bring an INCREDIBLE amount of happiness to people.


Buuuut it can also trigger some pretty uncomfortable, unhappy and negative emotions too.


Skirts, shorts, dresses, bikinis, beachwear, crop tops, strappy tops, tighter clothes, less clothes.


Summer time means we tend to expose our bodies more and THAT can send ‘the fear’ into any woman not comfortable with how they look/feel.


Especially if you’ve been ‘hiding away’ at home in your comfys and munching mindlessly through all the current stresses.


Sun comes out, warmer weather arrives, reality hits and you think:


What have I done?!


The main culprit?


The pooch aka jelly belly.


An area I’m asked ALL the time how to reduce.


The Bad News?


You can’t spot reduce.


If someone says you can, science says they’re lying and they’re just trying to make a quick buck at your expense.


Where ever your body decides to store/remove fat from first/last is down to your genetics.


The Good News?


If you drop your overall bodyfat percentage – you WILL (even if it takes a little longer) target that belly fat, bingo wings, muffin top and any other area you want to reduce.


OK, so how do I drop my overall bodyfat percentage?




Work on improving your nutrition so you burn more calories than you consume (calorie deficit).


To do this,


Figure out your calorie target and aim to stay within your weekly calories.


Figure out your protein target and aim to hit this daily.


Track these accordingly to assess your progress and ensure best results.


If you’d like your calories, protein, carbs and fat all calculated for you, see below.




Get your butt moving and get at least 10k steps in daily.


Apart from your BMR (calories you body needs at rest just to survive).


THIS is what your biggest calorie burn will come from to help you accelerate your results and enhance what you’re already doing with your nutrition.


I can’t stress it enough.


It doesn’t matter if you hit the your workouts 7 days a week.


If you don’t move much outwith your ‘workout’ and want to burn bodyfat you’re seriously missing out!!




While walking/get moving is important for fighting that ab-flab, your mental health and million other benefits.


Short, fun, full body workouts will help you build muscle, sculpt your body, fire up your fitness and enable you to spend less time getting better results whilst enjoying the process.


Hmm, OK, but what exactly do you mean Lee?


Here’s one I made earlier ; )


I’ve edited the pre/post workout chat so all you have to do is grab your trainers and press play.



This was actually a live workout I did last month inside The MAX Experience which has been helping busy women get amazing results from the comfort of their home since 2015.


It started off with 70 home workouts – all 10mins each and a handful of recipes.


However, there’s been LOADS added since then.


From live workouts to now over 500 family friendly recipes, calorie calculator, tracking sheet, nutritional guidance, private FB group, weekly check-ins, challenges, exciting social events and more.


BUT…the price has always remained the same!!


Losing weight, getting in shape and taking control back has never been made easier, more accessible or more affordable.


Pay weekly or monthly, it works out at only 65p a day which is insane value for money and much needed given today’s crazy cost of living.


You should never have to sacrifice your mental health, happiness or fitness.


If you agree.


If you’re ready to transform your body & mindset and feel confident and happy in your skin this Summer.


Come join an amazing community of women and get started today.


Lee ‘blogging on a Tuesday instead of Monday – Oops’ Donald x



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