Sunday 20 August 2017

I'm going flat out to get the figure I'm craving

I've tried all the diets and I'm addicted to exercise - so why is it that I still can't lose those extra few pounds?

Thrilled skinny: Victoria Mary Clarke working out with personal trainer Laura Gibson Photo: Mark Condren
Thrilled skinny: Victoria Mary Clarke working out with personal trainer Laura Gibson Photo: Mark Condren

Victoria Mary Clarke

There is a picture of a woman's stomach on my wall. To be precise, it is of her abdominal region - and it is a thing of such breathtaking beauty that, as I pass it by on my way to the kitchen, I often pause to marvel at it.

You may be ignoring all the articles about the latest diet and exercise regimes that proliferate at this time of year. You may be one of the ones who has the diet and exercise thing totally nailed and it is your own abdomen that you gaze at in admiration.

Or you may be one of those people so overwhelmed by the idea of diets and exercise that it forces you to fry a plum pudding - just to block out the thoughts.

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