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Tamara's 2015 New Year's Resolutions

posted on Monday, 29th December 2014 | find under 
The publication of Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton’s annual resolutions is now a popular Sweaty Betty tradition. In the weeks before she finalises the list, Tamara thinks very carefully about what achievements will fill her with the most pride in a year’s time. And over the coming weeks and months, you’ll see her reporting back on her progress. Just two years ago she challenged herself to take up the physically demanding sport of ski touring – and already she’s planning her third ski touring holiday this Easter.  Read on to find out what lies ahead for Tamara, and feel free share your own resolutions in the comments below… 

1. Have a low-sugar January, using my new juicer from Christmas to make vegetable-based smoothies.

“When I take on a new personal challenge, I inevitably rope the rest of my family in. I’m calling January my low-sugar month because I’m not prepared to cut out fruit but will be removing as much processed sugar from my diet as possible. And that means my kids had better buck up, too. My first mission is to get them off sugary cereals.”

2. Practice windsurfing ahead of a family holiday in Jericoacoara, Brazil.

“I used to windsurf before we had the kids. Now they’re all old enough for water sports, I’d love to get back into it, particularly as Simon (my husband and Sweaty Betty CEO) is an avid kitesurfer. This autumn, we’re visiting friends on this beautiful coastal stretch of northern Brazil and it’s such an incredible place for windsurfing. In preparation, I’ll be fine-tuning my skills during weekends in West Wittering.” 

3. Combine fitness classes with friendly catch-ups and enjoy a healthier way to socialise. 

“A few of my favourite London studios are Lumi Yoga, Psycle and Barrecore. My aim is to bring more friends along when I attend classes there. I love the concept of ‘sweatworking’, made popular in New York City, and think exercise is a great platform for people to get together and build relationships.” 

4. Build a capsule wardrobe around my favourite new Tessellate Luxe Leggings.

“Like everyone, my wardrobe can often expand beyond my control. This year, I want to streamline my clothes collection by building capsule wardrobes around my favourite pieces. The new Tessellate Luxe Leggings are my current favourites, and I’ve already planned three different outfits in which they’ll feature: 

Ski: As a base layer beneath my Downhill Ski Pants and Uphill Ski Jacket

School run: Under the Uplift Luxe Cape, paired with Uggs or Isabel Marant wedges.

Work: With a J.Crew white shirt and the yellow Steady Luxe Knitted Jumper.” 

5. Commit to one family activity every weekend; either paddleboarding, running or swimming with my children. 

We used to be really good at exercising as a family, but this has slipped a little bit in recent months as I’ve gotten more lenient about letting the kids lie in. In 2015 I’m going to be a lot more proactive at getting them out of bed and starting the weekends with a healthy dose of sport. 

By Simone - 2nd January 2015
Hi I really enjoy wearing and exercising in sweaty Betty clothes . I have recently qualified as an athletics coach and some of my athletes are now into sweaty Betty . My younger athletes aged 13 feel a little left out as some of the clothes are too big so just wondered if this was something that sweaty Betty might look into .i am also planning to take a Pilates instructors course this year and would ultimately love to work in one of the sweaty Betty stores ? Keep up the great designs Simone
How About A Sweaty Betty Windsurf Clinic?
By Mel - 1st January 2015
Hi Tamara Great to hear you'll be taking up windsurfing again this year. I love Sweaty Betty bikinis for windsurfing - really comfy under a rash vest or wetsuit and they look great on the beach if it's warm enough after sailing. So, how about doing a Sweaty Betty windsurf clinic for women? There aren't that many of us girls doing the sport, and it would be so fantastic to get a name like Sweaty Betty behind it. Another idea could be a slot at the National Watersport Festival in Hayling Island in September. It would be great to have Sweaty Betty sponsorship for windsurf and SUP sessions. PM me if you think either idea has got legs.
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By Sandy Davies - 1st January 2015
I am going to work on decluttering in 2015. I love the wardrobe concept.
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