I get to wear a floaty dress and I need your support

It’s Day 55/90…of my personal #90DayChallenge to reach fitness and lose weight. This coincided with me being selected to take part in Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice Strictly Christmas in December. A great opportunity to combine my own personal fitness challenge with raising money for a great local charity. However, I need your support to reach my £500 fundraising target.

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Well despite losing 7lbs in the last two weeks, I’ve hit a bit of a plateau. I blame the solar eclipse for the fact that I lost my mojo. Yesterday was all about hot chocolate and cake! I never eat cake but for some reason yesterday I just needed it, so I had it. I also had wine! For me it’s all about choices and not about deprivation. Sometimes we all need a little bit of what we desire along the way.

Today’s a different story…I’ve had yoghurt and fruit and I’m off for a run later. My goal is to run 5k by the end of my #90DayChallenge.

Most Saturdays I volunteer at Parkrun Coventry. I’m the one in the yellow vest being a marshall with my dog (AKA Marshall Dog). We are usually positioned at the bottom end of the War Memorial Park. If you’re passing give us a wave.

It will be a different story in a couple of weeks when I am on the volunteer roster for my first tail walker/runner role. If anyone wants to join me, you are more than welcome. I will be the one at the back with Marshall Dog. The last time I did this was the same day I broke my ankle so this is a huge milestone for me, both physically and mentally.


The excitement about Strictly Christmas is building as each Contestant is being revealed over the course of the coming days/weeks. You can follow all of the progress and reveals on the Strictly Christmas Facebook Page.

My excitement is building too as I realise that I get to wear one of those floaty dresses to dance in.

Strictly Christmas is organised by volunteers to raise vital funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice in Coventry. Tickets are already on sale for the evening show on 9th December and for the lunchtime show on 10th December. As well as an impressive line up of judges, including Anna Kennedy OBE who featured in the first People’s Strictly for Comic Relief, you will also get to  see some of the dresses worn by celebrities and dancers of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing! (Exact dresses to be confirmed)

If you want to know why I’m supporting this challenge you can read all about it here.

In the meantime, I need your support to help me reach my target of £500. I will be posting regular updates about my progress and you can support me via my JustGiving page

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