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A Story About…Ripples and Waves

A Story About…Ripples and Waves

I have a purpose that I haven’t been shouting from the roof tops. A mission if you will! One that is ambitious and yet so doable! My mission is to help the world thrive and live healthier happier lives, one person at a time. I […]

A Story About…Owning our Sh*t!

A Story About…Owning our Sh*t!

I was once told I was arrogant for saying “I’m awesome at what I do” ❓How would you react if someone said this to you? Would you… Get angry or cross? Apologise? Say thank you? Feel hurt? I was grateful for the comment because it […]

A Story About…Disappointment & Celebration ….what would you do?

A Story About…Disappointment & Celebration ….what would you do?

When my consultant told me the other week that I have Osteoarthritis in my shoulder, my heart fell. When he then told me “No more CrossFit and no more Powerlifting” I nearly cried!

These two have been my joy for so many years and I’ve been holding on tight to the hope I’ll get back to them fully. They are essential to me for both my physical and mental health and I have never found anything to replace them in my heart.

When he said “you’ll just have to do cardio and light resistant training for your muscle tone” I nearly lost my sh*t! This is old fashioned thinking at best and at worst could lead women to think they must not train at all. (I can’t imagine he would have used this language to a man).

Luckily (for him), I was able to breathe through my emotional response quickly and respond in a logical and respectful manner.

To cut a long story short, after a discussion we came to an agreement of what would be acceptable for both of us in terms of the restrictions I now have and maximising the length of time I have with good range of movement and minimising my pain levels.

So welcome to CrossFit Lite

Gone are the big numbers and pushing hard
Here to stay are small numbers and fun

Gone are the flashy gymnastics of pull ups and handstand press-ups
Here to stay is the static holds & strength building to support continued movement long term

Gone are the competitions and adrenaline of the ‘3..2..1..Go!’
Here to stay is community spirit and supporting & cheering on others

Gone are the PB celebrations
Here to stay the daily celebrations of still being able to do what I love

I have found MY way of achieving what I need for sustainable, continuous health.

Each day will be different and each time I train I will have to scale my movements and my thinking.

Some days I will be able to do more and some days I may have to rest.

And that is OK.
Because I can still train.
There’s so much I CAN do.

And because I refuse to sit in despair feeling sad for myself I will always find my silver lining and My Way. I will continue to do this, whatever life throws at me.

Because life is for living and thriving; Not settling and surviving.

Why do I share this with you?

I’m tired of you accepting less than you deserve, being told you can’t or shouldn’t with no real evidence.
I’m tired of hearing sweeping generic prescriptions around diet and exercise and health in general before a discussion has happened about what you as an individual can and want to do.

We need champions of positivity and possibility in challenging times not doom and gloom naysaying.

Who is your champion?

If you don’t have a champion of positivity and possibility, give me a shout.

 

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A Story About…Eating

A Story About…Eating

How does your past experience shape your approach to eating now? Can we change our future? I think so!   ‘Eyes bigger than…’   I was reminded of this phrase whilst eating my lunch recently.   I was starving. So made a very decent sized […]

A Story About…Old dog, old tricks…and new!

A Story About…Old dog, old tricks…and new!

A Story about …Old dog, old tricks…and new! After almost 4 years and 5 operations I finally got permission to go back to the sport I love. Bring it on. Never too old Never too broken Never let life stop you Always time to do […]

A Story About…Overflowing

A Story About…Overflowing

A Story about …Overflowing …and who’s in your corner?

A river, on the whole, is a great example of personal growth and development.

It carves its way through the landscape, growing slowly, making small changes in its path to obstacles that it comes up against.

Its pattern seems a constant at a glimpse, but watched over time you see the changes happen.

And so it continues on its merry way, doing its own thing in its own time, gradually progressing and finding its way.

Sometimes, external forces exert their influence. In this case, a massive increase in its level of water due to massive rain fall.

So it is forced to make a drastic change. Something has to give.

The river bursts its banks to ease the pressure.

Then, with the help of other external influences – the ground talking the excess load, the weather changing to slow the influx of water – the river returns to flowing slowly down to the sea.

We can look after ourselves, create our own path, keep on our own personal journey of health and happiness.

Sometimes, those external forces make their presence felt and we have to make drastic changes.

? Who is in your corner to help you absorb the impact and help steer you back into your flow?

 

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Group, Online or 121 Memberships – what works for you best? You choose. PM me for a chat to find your best solution.

A Story About…”You do you hun”

A Story About…”You do you hun”

  A story about “You do you hun” …. what anchors you when the expectation to conform conflicts with your authenticity? I’ve seen this phrase is being used on social media in a derogatory manner. And quite frankly it makes me cross. As someone who […]

A Story About…The Voice In Your Head

A Story About…The Voice In Your Head

A Story About…The Voice In Your Head What does the voice in your head tell you? Is it helpful or unhelpful stuff? The Internal Voice can be very convincing! No, don’t be stupid You are rubbish at You can’t do You’re not good enough to […]

A Story About…Health

A Story About…Health

A story about…..Health is for life not just for January

???? January is a time when lots of people make decisions to change many aspects in their lives.

Gyms see the impact of this as their membership number goes up.????

????????But being healthy is so much more than time in the gym.

Healthy involves all aspects of our lives: physical, mental, emotional, work, rest and play.

I’d say small changes throughout the day done consistently can have a bigger impact on our health than an hour in the gym occasionally.
(Controversial statement coming from a PT!)????

But these changes can suffer from the impact of Real Life. Our motivation and focus can be lost in the day to day challenges. And our implementation of the decision we have made can drop off and often get abandoned completely under the pressure.

Sounds doom & gloom.
But there is a different way.

It makes a huge difference to the longevity of change if we have support, accountability and a sounding board on a consistent basis to keep us moving forward.

???? This is where I can help……

So if you want to make personal change happen Your Way in 2024 and can see the benefit in being supported and held accountable to keep you moving forward this year, drop me a note to find out more.

Your Health is for life and not just January???? Message me now to find out more.

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Group, Online or 121 Memberships – what works for you best? You choose. PM me for a chat to find your best solution.

A Story About…Rainbows

A Story About…Rainbows

A Story About Rainbows … and sun rises and sun sets. I a rainbow. I also love a sunset and a sun rise. (Although the latter is more of a struggle for me to see in the summer. One great silver lining to those short […]