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Posted on 19 Mar 2014 Views 6436 Comments 6

Start Spring cleaning your life

Yes, Spring is definitely in the air – hooray, finally, at last! It will soon be Summer and time to break out the shorts, t-shirts, dresses and, dare we say it..swimwear.

But, if the sound of that fills you with dread and fear then it may be time for a bit of life Spring-cleaning. Out with the old, in with the new. Yes, with Slim & Save you can be ready to face Summer 2014 with aplomb.

If you could do with reviewing your personal life and maybe making a fresh start then read on. Whether or not you have commenced losing weight with Slim & Save, this feature provides the ideal foundations on which to begin or progress your weight-loss journey.

Lighting things up

The days will soon start to get longer (British Summer Time starts on 30th March when the clocks go forward one hour). We will have extra time in the evenings to get outside in daylight. During the Winter months so many of us get up in the dark, come home in the dark and maybe get one hour’s natural daylight during our lunch break (if we are lucky). Even on a cloudy day, outdoor daylight is much better than electric light. Exposing yourself (safely) to natural daylight will reduce your risk of developing Seasonal Affective Disorder ‘SAD’. Sunlight enables your body to make Vitamin D which is beneficial to everyone, particularly those who are old or unwell. Always use a sunblock in strong sunlight and enjoy the sun as much as you like (it’s free). Now can be a great opportunity to take up an outdoor pursuit such as walking, football, boot camp or jogging.

Shape up and de-clutter your wardrobe

We all love those TV makeover shows when the host visits the home of a poor old member of the public. Without a second thought the TV expert rifles though the wardrobe of Sheila from Southend or Danny from Doncaster and removes the detritus which is a) too big, b) too small, c) too old fashioned or d) simply too hideous.

We do actually wear 20% of our wardrobe contents 80% of the time. In layman’s terms, that means if you have 10 tops, you will wear two of them for 41 weeks of the year and eight of them for the remainder. Here’s betting that you have more than one pair of jeans and more than one top which is pretty much the same as the others. You probably have a ‘best underwear’ drawer too that hardly sees the light of day?

Clothes can be pretty cheap to buy nowadays and there is simply nothing more invigorating then clearing out your wardrobe to make room for some new pieces. If you are losing weight with Slim & Save and want to get rid of your ‘fat clothes’ then:

  1. don’t be tempted to put your old clothes in the loft or
  2. don’t simply throw the unwanted items in the bin. Check out your local charity shops and recycling centres or even try selling some clothes on eBay to make a bit of spare cash.

Clean and fresh start

On a domestic front, Spring really is the best time for cleaning because it is getting warm enough to open windows and doors (but not warm enough for insects to be a problem). Spring’s gentle breezes fill the air with sweet smells and carry the dust out of the house.

With a couple of long bank holiday weekends to enjoy, many of us find Spring the ideal time to tidy, clean and decorate our houses.

The term "Spring-cleaning" can also apply to people too. A person who gets their personal matters in order at this time of year is effectively Spring-cleaning their life.

So, if you are looking to lose weight for Summer then put your duster or vacuum cleaner down and have a think about Slim & Save.

Spring into action with Slim & Save

Spring is a fantastic time to undertake a Slim & Save programme. Making a decision to live a healthier lifestyle is a very powerful and invigorating one. The energy and enthusiasm you will experience as you lose weight will give you no-end of motivation. Your engines will be revving and your mind and body ready for lift off. By making the decision to start Slim & Save you have taken control. We promise that Spring 2014 will be one to remember for all the right reasons.

If you feel inspired to start Slim & Save then why not pick up the phone and give us a call on 01642 762252 or take a look through our before and after success stories to further inspire you on your way!

If you have already started your weight-loss journey then keep up the good work and keep in touch, as we would love to hear your Spring themed weight-loss stories.

Comments on Start Spring cleaning your life
Ann Hamilton 05/06/2014 20:20
Day one over, 100 per cent. Dont feel hungry at all. Bring on day 2. Xx
Elizabeth D'Arcy 04/05/2014 22:00
Start if tomorrow feeling positive as my sister has lost loads and looks great. It works!
JEAN CAWTHORNE 30/04/2014 16:45
love slim and save
JEAN CAWTHORNE 30/04/2014 16:43
Don't start my journey till tomorrow but I find the comments and stories inspirational,can't wait to start here's hoping, Jeanie
Jackie Craggs - S&S 20/03/2014 10:07
Thanks for the heads up John, we will get this amended and also brush up on our maths :)
JD 20/03/2014 02:17
Hi Guys,

Great article!
Just one point... wearing 20% of your wardrobe 80% of the time means you wear 2 of the 10 shirts for 41 weeks and the other 8 the remainder of the year... NOT the other way around!!

Love Slim and Save - keep up the great work.

Cheers,
John

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