Keeping fit with MuTu System and NEXT!

Big news here in Mari’s World! With my last MuTu post and the video where I’m wearing some old decorating leggings and an out of shape t-shirt to do my Mummy Tummy system, NEXT took it upon themselves to step in and up the ante so to speak.

“Mari – we want you to be part of the Davina for Next campaign, road test her gorgeous kit and tell us how you get on.”

You know when you watch a cartoon and the jaw of the figure you’re looking at crashes to the ground, that was me! Oh My Giddy Aunt, I answered the email, probably gushing a lot and tripping over myself to say thank you and how happy I was to be chosen, I have since bored every single member of my family with the news to the point they’ve stopped calling me and OH does the warning look at me to let me know to stop but WOW, how happy am I!

Of course part of the deal is I get on track with my MuTu System and I haven’t been doing too badly either, I did 4 days out of 5 exercise last week and am aiming to do the advised 5 sessions this week too.

Then came the really good bit; Go choose your kit from the Davina for Next range. *Squeal* I chose these gorgeous grey trainers from her FIT range (F = Fabulous, I + Increased comfort, T = on Trend design) I was surprised at how light they are, when I initially took my NEXT bag from the delivery guy I thought maybe they were coming later, It wasn’t heavy enough to hold them. NO laces either, just slip on and off you go!  I shall be footloose and fancy free in my new ‘run faster’ trainers. London Marathon here I come!

They also invited me to choose two pieces from the Davina Workout range which I shall tell you about next week as one part has still to arrive and I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but have  a look and see what you think, it took me a while to decide and my first choice wasn’t yet in so I’ve added it to my NEXT basket so I don’t miss out.

MuTu System progress report – After my Christmas set back and discovering I had put on 4lbs when I thought I was being really good (imagine if I had really let myself go?) I got back on track and have managed to complete 4 out of 5 workouts last week and I hope to do all 5 this week. I am loving the fact that I’m on Phase 4 of the core exercises and coping really well, I struggle with the full plank for more than 30 secs but slowly I’m getting there.

I’ve set myself at Week 10 and although I can complete the exercise routines well one thing is very clear, I need to lose the extra weight around my waist in order to see the benefits of all this core work.

So I have called on Sandra from Thinking Slimmer to help out in this area and she’s setting me up with a Drop a Jeans Size plus a Fitpod. It’s a life changing method which works on your inconsious mind and slowly changes the way you think about food resulting in a healthier better LIGHTER you. You download the MP3’s and listen to them every day whilst relaxing which can be before you go to bed or first thing in the morning or when it’s a good time for you.

Are you intrigued? Here is a sample of the Slimpod with Trevor’s relaxing, confidence boosting voice. Listen to it and you might want to give it a go too I’ll keep you updated on my progress over the next 42 days anyway.

Lastly I leave you with some of Davina’s tips and I’ve chosen to go with Outdoors this week to inspire you to get up and out! She’s giving some brilliant tips – use them! Oh and that blue top she’s wearing that’s the one I chose too!


  1. Anonymous
    January 12, 2012 / 12:02 PM

    It’s amazing how a new pair of trainers can get us so motivated! My first reaction when I heard I had been chosen was ‘oh no what have I done…I’m going to have to exercise now!’…a week on & I’m feeling so much better already & I actually want to exercise!
    I look forward to reading more

  2. Mum of One
    January 12, 2012 / 1:27 PM

    I have not heard of the MuTU system before.  Am very intrigued as just can’t shift mine!

    • Mari
      January 12, 2012 / 1:29 PM

      Click through and you’ll be impressed, I’m about 8 weeks in now and it has worked because my core feels stronger but I need to shift the fat on top so I can see it now! It’s not expensive either

  3. Mari
    January 12, 2012 / 1:27 PM

    Thanks for coming by Jessie, it’s true – there’s no getting out of it now is there? I am my own worst enemy and that’s why I am hoping the Slimpod and Fitpod will help me out when I am weak

  4. Anonymous
    January 12, 2012 / 2:13 PM

    I am just wondering why have I not been chosen for this challenge? Maybe
    I am too fit for this ;)))) or wait a second, I am pregnant, that must
    be it

    • Mari
      January 12, 2012 / 5:48 PM

      Ah bless you, not much longer now though eh? You are a massive inspiration to me – I wish I had half of your will power. Hope our paths cross soon xx

  5. January 13, 2012 / 11:58 AM

    Love your video.., I love my new thing’s too can’t wait to read next weeks post :)

    • Mari
      January 13, 2012 / 12:29 PM

      I’m so proud I did my exercises this morning when I really didn’t feel like it – Fitpod kicking in maybe? Hope so I’ll be a bomb by next week
      get exercising – I’m watching YOU! :)

  6. Hazel
    January 13, 2012 / 12:46 PM

    Great blog Marianne – have fun in the new kit! :)

    • Mari
      January 13, 2012 / 12:59 PM

      Thanks Hazel – look out for the weekly updates for my progress reports and other exciting news :)

  7. Claire Jeffreys
    January 16, 2012 / 4:30 PM

    Wow, sounds like you’re doing really well. Love love love those trainers! Thanks so much for submitting this to the Love All Blogs Fitness Showcase – remember you can submit a post every week so if you want to share your progress with the LAB community that would be fab! Good luck and keep it up! Cx 

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