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Kathryn Thomas is one busy woman, that's for sure.

The TV presenter might have only given birth to her adorable daughter Ellie six months ago but she is already back in work-mode – as well as mum-mode, of course.

The 39-year-old welcomed her first born in March this year with her fiance Padraig McLaughlin and was back to work filling in for Ray D'Arcy on his RTE Radio 1 show in August.

Kathryn has opened up about how things are going and the fact that Ellie is a fantastic baby. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ellie lashin’ into mashed banana like a boss….. well not really….Most of it on the floor and the face. #bankholidayhappiness

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"I know how lucky we are because I have a couple of friends who's had really tough times with babies with colic or they don't sleep.  But so far she's really chilled out and doing everything she should be," she said.

Kathryn explained that because Ellie is sleeping 12 hours an night and because of this, she has been able to get back to work "a lot sooner than I thought I would". 

"I know that there are probably mothers out there who won't want to hear that, and I get that, but it's the truth.  I just know how lucky we are because I just know without sleep that things would change completely, but so far so good," she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dreaming of blue skies……and maybe unicorns but most likely mashed banana #travelswithellie

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As well as enjoying time with her little one, Kathryn has landed a new role as the presenter of Ireland's Fittest Family, as previous presenter Mairead Ronan has recently given birth to her second baby. 

As well as keeping busy with her wellness bootcamp business, Pure Results Bootcamp, Kathryn is hosting a one day event, KT Fit Fix, about food and fitness on September 30 at The Pavillion, Leopardstown Racecourse.

It is each woman's decision regrading when she wants to go back to work after having a baby, and we wish Kathryn all the best with her jam-packed schedule and, of course, gorgeous baby Ellie. 

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Huge congratulations are in order for Kathryn Thomas, who announced via Twitter and Instagram that she and her long-time partner, restaurateur Padraig McLoughlin, are expecting their first baby.

'Excited to let you know myself & Padraig are adding to our little family,” the TV and radio personality said in the caption,.

'We're over the moon and I feel extremely blessed that I'm pregnant.'

 

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The 38-year-old RTÉ presenter has been with Padraig since 2013.

The picture in the post shows the couple’s two adorable dogs next to a pair of baby booties.

The expecting mum joked, 'Our next baby might not be as hairy or have a tail like these two but will be equally as cute.'

She said their baby is due in spring 2018.

Kathryn and Padraig are also planning to get married next year.

Fans congratulated the Operation Transformation presenter over Insta.

'Such lovely news to hear, you will be amazing parents …. enjoy these wonderful months ahead,' one follower commented.

Another fan said, 'Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. So happy for you two – actually for you four!'

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Kathryn Thomas has set her wedding date!

According to the Irish Mail on Sunday, it has been revealed that the Irish TV presenter will say 'I do' in September 2018.

 

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A source says that Kathryn is "just enjoying being engaged and wants to enjoy it for as long as she can."

However, they added that the RTÉ star is feeling slightly "overwhelmed" by all the wedding planning.

 

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Restaurateur Padraig McLoughlin asked Kathryn to marry him last November during a weekend away.

They were dating for two years when Padraig popped the question.

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Ever since Kathryn Thomas announced her engagement earlier this month, we’ve been only DYING to get a proper, up close and personal look at her sparkler.

And the wait is now over.

While celebrating the launch of the Asador Terrace at Dublin’s Asador Restaurant, the much-loved presenter and fitness enthusiast showcased her princess cut diamond engagement ring, and frankly we’re having trouble concentrating on anything else.

Would you LOOK at that sparkler?!

And it sounds like Kathryn, who has been in a relationship with Padraig McLoughlin since 2013, may have had a hand in its choosing.

Reflecting on the months leading up to Padraig’s surprise proposal in Ballyfin House, Kathryn recently said: “We had talked about it on and off for the last six months."

"I might have dropped a few Pinterest pictures. Just a few," she joked.

Well, let’s just say it  – girl’s got serious taste.

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Irish TV presenter Kathryn Thomas has revealed she's engaged to her long-time love Padraig McLoughlin.

When asked about the special moment, Kathryn said that she "balled her eyes out" when Padraig got down on one knee at Ballyfin House in Laois.

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But it wasn't a night a glamour as she's admitted she was in her dressing gown when he popped the question.

“We were back in the room. I was there with the hair scrapped back, in a dressing gown and white slippers eating a pack of peanuts is when it happened,” the RTÉ star told the Irish Independent.

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Kathryn and Padraig have been together since 2013, and like most of us, said she might have dropped a few ring hints.

“We had talked about it on and off for the last six months. I might have dropped a few Pinterest pictures. Just a few.”

Kathryn also posted a heartwarming image on Twitter this morning.

She captioned the tweet: "He didn't find a perfect person that's for sure… but he loves an imperfect person perfectly… so I said yes."

We're delighted for the happy couple!

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There are very few among us who haven’t dusted off a gym membership or intensified an exercise routine the moment news drops that there’s a major social event on the horizon.

And for the vast majority of us, we do it to look good, fit a certain dress and give the metaphorical middle finger to anyone who might have doubted us.

But there’s so much more to exercise than being able to rock an outfit without sucking in all night as Kathryn Thomas told SHEmazing! when we caught up with her to chat about the latest research from Irish Life Health.

With 71 per cent of Irish people surveyed seeking to improve their fitness in their free time, Kathryn, as Irish Life Health ambassador, is keen to remind us that exercise is less about a number on a scale and more about improving your current health, securing your future health and protecting your mental health.

And while we might be all #fitfam online, research shows that the hectic lifestyles led by Irish people means we struggle to establish and maintain a routine – something which Kathryn understands, but insists we must tackle.

“Like you prioritise brushing your teeth or making your lunch or getting to work, the same needs to be done when it comes to health and exercise.”

And yet that doesn’t mean you need to kiss goodbye to life as you know it, with Kathryn saying: “I’m a firm believer in 80/20. There are some Friday nights when I come home, lay in front of The Late Late and order a takeaway, and that’s OK.”

"When I go out for dinner, I have a starter, a main, a dessert and I have cheese, coffee and wine. But I also know that I’ll probably go for a 5K jog the next day or bring the dogs out to keep that balance.”

“I don’t advocate completely cutting out any one food group – wheat or dairy or sugar – because it’s not sustainable,” she added.

Reminding us that exercise is more than just about the here and now, it’s about insuring yourself against the future, saying: “You don’t want to sit in a doctor’s office in the future and hear you have Type 2 Diabetes.”

And while the nation's attitude to exercise is changing as a whole, nowhere is this more evident than in women’s perspective to health and exercise.

Less than a decade ago, our news feeds were awash with ‘size zero trend’ images, but these days hashtags like #fitnotthin and #girlswholift are much more commonplace.

Commenting on this, Kathryn said: “I think social can come in for a battering, but on the flip side it’s also a really useful platform when it comes to fitness and nutrition.”

“There’s a wealth of information out there for people to get their hands on. Tutorials, guidelines, recipes, and these are very valuable things when it comes to good health and exercise.”
 

Explaining that she herself is still learning when it comes to exercise and nutrition, she laughs: “My perspective has changed on exercise since my days eating Chinese in the UCD bar. Now it’s about how vital it is to my health.”

And health no longer only refers to the physical, with Kathryn acknowledging the importance regular exercise has on mental health and emotional wellbeing.

“Yeah, feeling great has a lot to do with fitting into those jeans, but the serotonin does so much more than that,” she said.

Amen to that.

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It was almost as invigorating as the show itself: tuning in to see what The Voice Of Ireland judges Una Foden and Rachel Stevens were wearing.

But as the RTE talent show wraps up for another season, we’re still left with heaps of seriously stylish memories, not to mention plenty of fashion-inspiration for the forthcoming season.

Stylist-to-the-stars Ingrid Hoey has been at the helm of the striking looks sported by both Una and Rachel – keeping fans of the show updated on her Twitter and Instagram accounts as the series progressed.  

Ingrid Hoey master-minded The Voice looks

Speaking exclusively to SHEmazing! Ingrid says that, thankfully, over the course of the six live Voice airings when anything can happen, there were no last-minute style disasters. And she says that far from being divas, the celebrity judges were incredibly easy to work with. “They both really enjoy fashion and dressing up,” she explains. “So each week we just had lots of fun deciding the looks and it was a total pleasure to work with both of them.”

It’s tough to pick a single stand-out piece, but when pushed Ingrid reveals: “Rachel's favourite look for me was the Umit Kutluk dress she wore in the semi finals – it just had a gorgeous finish to it and fitted perfectly.

“My favourite look for Una was the Simone Rocha dress from Havana boutique in Donnybrook,” she adds. “It was totally different for her.”

So until next year – or least until Cheryl returns to the X Factor judging panel in the autumn – here we round-up the attire that demanded attention during The Voice Of Ireland…

 

Una looked divine in this beautiful Simone Rocha floral jacquard dress from her SS15 collection. Sourced from Havana boutique in Donnybrook, you can also get it on mytheresa.com for a cool €1,750. We’re particularly coveting the draped hemline and nipped-in waist. Una wore it with jewellery from Chupi and River Island shoes.

Una weaing Simone Rocha from Havana boutique

Rachel mixed things up three weeks ago with a Joanne Hynes corset teamed with Pinko trousers, sourced from Harvey Nicks in Dundrum. The shoes were Buffalo, while the jewellery is from Loulerie

Rachel proves that it's not all about dresses

Una saved the best until last in her sweeping Umit Kutluk dress in black, teamed with strappy Buffalo sandals – a steal at €128 from Arnotts – and jewellery sourced from Knightsbridge

Una on yesterday's final show, wearing Umit Kutluk

Two weeks ago, Ms Stevens was wearing this piece from the current collection at Self-Portrait, available in BT2s. Again, she completed the look with Buffalo shoes and Loulerie jewellery. 

This collared dress from Self-Portrait was spot-on

Una also opted for Umit Kutluk two weeks ago, this time donning a red and black knee-length lace dress with a mesh hem. She kept her accessories simple, but opted for gold Louboutin sandals, which are priced at €525.

Una also opted for Umit Kutluk two weeks ago

For yesterday’s final, Rachel wore a full-length dress from H&M – which has unfortunately now sold out. Her earrings are from Loulerie.  

This H&M dress has now sold out

And let’s not forget about Kathryn: the presenter certainly held her own among the popstars in a series of stunning outfits, also master-minded by Ingrid. Her pink dress is from Ted Baker, Karen Millen is responsible for the black and red number, while the white gown comes from Pinko.

Kathryn Thomas certainly held her own

 

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No matter how good your intentions are, sometimes it can be difficult to motivate yourself to stay on track when it comes to getting fit and eating well.

Irish TV personality and health and fitness fanatic Kathryn Thomas recently launched a new venture, Pure Results, designed for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to tone up and start feeling great about their bodies.

Each seven day Pure Results Bootcamp takes place in the stunning surroundings of West Cork's Inish Beg island, and the price includes accommodation, all meals, a full training programme including everything from boxing to hill runs, as well as water-based activities and relaxing yoga.

All participants are given a two week bespoke nutrition and exercise programme after the bootcamp finishes, allowing them to continue to reach and stick to their lifestyle goals throughout their daily life.

Interested? Our S! TV reporter Niamh Geaney caught up with Kathryn to find out more!

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TV star Kathryn Thomas made us green with envy by posting a snap with two of the hottest men in Ireland.

The Operation Transformation star posted the picture on Twitter at an event this weekend nestled in between rugby hunk Rob Kearney and The Voice Ireland star Bressie.

Good work Kathryn, but maybe send us an invite next time!

BRESSIE

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