Around mid October a group of women signed up to a 7 week program aimed at achieving results in time for summer. One of the things that most of the women did at the start was a fitness test so that we had a benchmark going forward. Many of the women had committed to the 6am sessions – three times a week – and took a little while to hit their stride.
But hit their stride they did!...Learn More
We have all been through the Christmas season enough times to know how things are likely to pan out. Around November the social events start ramping up. We skip dinner and our good intentions to make it a quiet night disappear after two or three drinks. We then proceed to eat our own weight in canapes and drink many more drinks of the non-water variety. The next day over a big fry up some...Learn More
I have written similar posts to this before. The reason I am writing another one is because I am passionate about this topic as it is the key to changing from being someone who has a haphazard approach to fitness to being someone who is consistent. The key to success once you get beyond your 20s is to be consistent in terms of how much you move and the kind of food you eat. Both of these...Learn More
I am not usually one to follow a strict diet – I prefer to just make good choices every day and aim for consistency. But once a year I find it useful to follow a strict program made by a nutritionist designed to make sure I am getting all the things my body needs in the right proportions. The reason I find it useful is that it...Learn More
Just want to tell you about a great program we have coming up to make sure you look and feel your best this summer. It’s a 7 week program which will run from 16 October through to 4 December. You will aim to train 3 times a week (although you can train as much as you like). You will be focusing each week on a different aspect of nutrition, building on what you achieved the...Learn More
When looking after other people is something you do every day sometimes it’s easier to forget about looking after yourself. Looking after yourself can actually end up adding to the overall work load and make you feel stressed.
Here is an example – when I attend an evening training session I have to move quickly to organise an early dinner for the family. If this is not going to...Learn More
“It’s too hard for me to get out of my warm cosy bed and go out into the cold dark morning for training in the park. It’s easier to just stay in bed, get up late, wear some loose comfy warm clothing and spend the day keeping warm in front of the heater eating comfort food. Sure I may put on a bit of weight but I can go on a crash diet and lose weight in the spring.”...Learn More
“Let’s enter the Mother’s Day Classic – it’s a 4km run on Mother’s Day” I messaged the group some time in April. It was time for some of the members of the group to prove to themselves that they were now fit.
I was met with a few replies to the effect of “I can’t do that! That is too far for me. I haven’t trained – I...Learn More
Many of you will have already read about Mirren in a previous blog entry. Inspired by her success, Mirren decided to embark on another 7 week “fit and strong” program where she would pay attention to her nutrition and train consistently at least 3 times a week.
Mirren’s hard work (training outdoors at least 3 times a week together with swimming and yoga) paid off. Her...Learn More
People sometimes ask me how I stay motivated to train. I tell them that I am not particularly motivated. I prefer to see myself as consistent.
For me training is not optional. It’s not something I do when I feel motivated. The best way to illustrate this is to ask you what motivates you to clean your teeth. Most people do not have to be motivated to clean their teeth. It is just...Learn More