All posts tagged: Exercise

Do You Struggle to Stay on Track?

  Do you need a little girl power?  A little inspiration to get you moving?  Keep you moving?  Or, do you need someone who is cooking a deliciously nutritious meal to post a picture so at that very moment, you decide that you might hit the kitchen and reach for the fresh ingredients instead of ordering pizza? I realised that I was relying on myself to get me going!  Promising myself things that I was not delivering on… Starting the week brilliantly and then failing miserably – with NO accountability.  Sure I get disappointed in myself, but then I might pat myself on the back, say “It’s ok, there’s always next week” [as I eat my second mint slice and a cup of coffee before bed]… coffee before bed… #notsmart What if instead of hitting the choccy biscuits, I reach out and chat to my ‘Accountability Club’ so that I can find some inspiration and strength to have another go instead of wallowing in self defeat.  You never know, there might be someone else sitting with …

Packing Away the Silly Season

[Originally published in ENLIGHTEN – ISSUE NO. 2] You know when you realise enough is enough… when you’ve felt it for a long time, yet you seem to grant yourself permission to continue to defy what is important. You talk yourself around to avoid guilt, and you inevitably continue to sabotage yourself… Why? Because, “Heck, you deserve to have fun.” Right? [… well at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself… just one more drink, just one more piece of cheese]. When the ‘fun’, the ‘silly season’ and the ‘summer lovin’ indulgence flows well and truly into the New Year, you begin to feel sluggish. Let me tell you what I’m talkin’ about (my mum and I had some fun and made a poem)… ‘ tis the season To be jolly French champagne   And Christmas holly Chocolate and cocktails Celebrating with friends… No time for thoughts   As the BELLY DISTENDS Festivities continue… With delicious food, This keeps us all In a festive mood!   Perhaps it’s because I’ve not yet packed down my …

Bikini Syndrome

What is ‘Bikini Syndrome’? I suffer from it, do you? Do you hold your breath? Are you tense without even realising? You are probably suffering from what’s called Bikini Syndrome. This is a new term to which I fell in love with yesterday at yoga. Whilst it’s a new term (to me), it’s not a new concept in terms of what it means. When practicing yoga yesterday morning, Danny Freemantle of Divine Wellbeing, made a little joke and named something that all of us do from time to time – if not all the time. We were starting the class with some breathing techniques to warm our bodies. He said, “Breathe… all the way into your stomach, and let your stomach go.” It’s true I need to consciously let my stomach go, otherwise I just breathe into my chest area, leaving my stomach to remain tense or flexed. As I was breathing and releasing my stomach area, I embraced the breath which allowed me to completely let go and relax – Danny elaborated on letting …