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
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)
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)
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
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!!
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
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
With the London marathon being run this weekend, it reminded me of a time just before I started running back in 2004. I was sitting at home watching the race on the TV and thinking to myself, what on earth would possess a person to run 26 miles for fun? Really I just didn't get … Continue reading Never say Never!!
I am currently helping to coach a friend of mine to run a half marathon in a few months time, and it reminded me of my first half marathon and how I didn't train for it... Going back to when I first joined the Lytchett Manor Striders running club, and I had signed up for … Continue reading Accidental Half Marathon