Challenge Day Eleven – Back To The Gym

After rejoining the gym a week and a half ago today was the first day I actually managed to get there! Decided to do the 6am pump class which was interesting... it's been six months since I did any weight training and years since I did a pump class. Not sure I would go back, … Continue reading Challenge Day Eleven – Back To The Gym

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Challenge Day Five – Gimme The Coffee

After a few days of drinking pod coffee I was craving a double macchiato this morning so decided to treat myself from my favourite  dealer Cheeky Bean - by far the best espresso in West End which has stiff competition! Walking over the road and back was pretty much my exercise for the day - yes … Continue reading Challenge Day Five – Gimme The Coffee

Challenge Day Four – Sunrise Run

Swapped my usual Tuesday speedwork session for a nice easy sunrise run around the river this morning. Not gonna lie, it was really hard to get going as I am still feeling really tired and achey, but I was glad I got out there. A trip to the doctors today and seems I have probably … Continue reading Challenge Day Four – Sunrise Run

Step Up! Restarting Couch to 5k

After three months with no running due to a fractured foot, I finally got the go ahead from my specialist to start running again last week. Just in time to participate in the Step Up! Program that my husband and I are running in our business Empowered Health. The Step Up! Health Empowerment program includes a six … Continue reading Step Up! Restarting Couch to 5k

GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

In the first blog of this series, I explored the SMART goals model and questioned whether  goals also needed to be more aligned with our mindset in order to really be effective. I started to explore the  Six Elements of a Well-formed Outcome. Looking past the actual “target” to the “outcome” that we are wishing to achieve … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)

Chances are if you have done any kind of training in goal setting you would have heard the term SMART to describe the characteristics of a well formed goal. Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Is this really enough to set effective goals or do we need to delve a little closer into our mindset when … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)

Choose YOU!! Redefine Your Normal in 30 Days

What is your "normal"? What are you putting up with day after day that you are unhappy with, yet haven't made the concious choice to change? Maybe you are not aware that you can actually change - you don't know what you don't know right? Allow me to tell you my story. Three years ago … Continue reading Choose YOU!! Redefine Your Normal in 30 Days

Dream On! Daydreaming can lead to Spectacular Results!!

I was watching a recording from a leadership summit in Vegas today and the presenter was talking about dreams. Not the kind you have while you are asleep, the kind you have when you are awake. A daydream. Now I don’t know about you but as a kid I often remember being told to stop daydreaming and … Continue reading Dream On! Daydreaming can lead to Spectacular Results!!

Breaking through your fitness plateau

It would be a rare individual indeed who has been able to work at their fitness for a number of years and not hit some kind of plateau. I’ve been there! I’d been running for around three years and then I just couldn’t gain significant improvements. I spent the next few years trying harder and trying … Continue reading Breaking through your fitness plateau

Are You Up For It? 30 Day December Challenge

  No it's not a challenge to eat chocolate for 30 days, but at least it got your attention so you may as well read on... So I have decided to do a 30 Day December Health Challenge. Why? You may well ask. What is the point of committing to doing a health challenge in … Continue reading Are You Up For It? 30 Day December Challenge