Time for a confession. I am a control freak. I like things to be done my way and I can be pretty hard to deal with if I feel like I am out of control. Sounding familiar? Talking to friends and clients I think that it is pretty common for busy working mums to feel … Continue reading Too busy/stressed/overwhelmed??? Finding ways to cope & let go
'I haven't got time. I'm too busy. I never stop.' I could go on. These are the reasons I hear over and over as to why someone can't fit exercise into their busy schedule. What I want to show you today is that it is easier than you think and will actually make everything else feel … Continue reading 4 Steps to finding the time to exercise in your busy schedule – your future health depends on it
Hands up if you are sick of trying to work out what to do to be as healthy as possible and to stay active as you get older. You hear all kinds of advice every day telling you to do this, eat that, only to find the complete opposite in another article. So what should you be … Continue reading Keeping it simple – my top 5 tips to support your body as you age
It is a common misconception that completing a shorter challenge like a Race for Life or a walk are somehow not as impressive as a marathon or a triathlon. Reading this account written by my Mum of her first Race for Life will convince you otherwise. A goal is individual and achieving it is a … Continue reading Proud moments – it is not all about marathons or extreme events. How completing a Race for Life can be as empowering.
At the start of July I set myself the ultimate challenge. I don't see myself as a runner. In fact I have always said that running is the thing that I have to really work at - it doesn't feel natural and takes real commitment. It isn't that I haven't run. Five years ago I … Continue reading 8 weeks, 160 miles & why at last I believe that I can run!
Seeing so many youngsters getting their exam results and taking the next step towards their future career got me thinking about the path that I took. I have spent a lot of time considering how I might have done things differently if I was doing it all again. If anyone had said to me all … Continue reading Making brave choices, working hard & smashing those goals – a closer look at why it is worth aiming high
Welcome to the fit4evermore September newsletter. It hardly seems possible that the summer is over and we are rapidly heading towards Christmas. What that does mean for many is that there is a summer of indulgence to work off before donning the little black dress for the Christmas celebrations. Read on to find out what … Continue reading September Newsletter
'Weak core, lower back pain, wobbly belly, weak pelvic floor.' These are the most common cries I hear from clients. So my August fit4evermore challenge was all about Core Strength. Importantly this is not only for those suffering from any of the above complaints but for everyone wanting to ensure they don't suffer in years … Continue reading My Core Workout & your chance to get a free series of fitness challenges
Do you find yourself saying that you do something and then in the next phrase almost apologise for it? Take a client who recently talked me through the 10k running programme that she had successfully completed and who then declared 'but I am not a runner.' I hear this all the time and not just … Continue reading I’m not a runner and other tales we tell ourselves….
The opportunities we take and the experiences we have shape who we are and what we achieve. When you look back you see a series of moments that came about as a result of things you did, decisions you made and chances you did or didn't take. Todays blog is all about why seizing the … Continue reading What you will learn by stepping outside your comfort zone
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in August. I am away on holiday from 29th July until Wednesday 2nd August after which my diary is back to normal. It hardly seems possible that we are so far through the summer holidays already. If you have just got … Continue reading August Newsletter
Each month sees a fit4evermore Challenge that will improve your fitness and get you to commit to 15 days of activity. Each challenge is different and for August it is all about your core. To get your email with all the details you need to have signed up for the challenge series here. For July I set … Continue reading Looking for a fitness challenge? Get ready for my free August Core Challenge
Who remembers the days when we spent our time worried about babies sleeping through the night, feeding, weaning, walking and saying their first words? We talked about who was doing what, how to deal with tantrums and ways to hide vegetables in food. And now in a flash they are as big as we are, … Continue reading Holidays – a change of pace, time to reflect and connect with family
Slowing down and taking the time to relax has been on my list of priorities for the last 18 months or so. Those of you who follow my blog or train with me know that I have really had to 'work' at changing pace and not race along at 100 miles an hour day in, … Continue reading Why we all need a weekend of Yoga and Hiking in the Lake District.
Why is it that the minute you start being careful about what you eat, you think about food all the time? Smart snacking can really help you to stay in control and to keep those cravings at bay. You can follow my 5 tips to fill you up with important nutrients and to maintain your … Continue reading Smart Snacking is the key to losing weight and controlling your cravings
You will have seen details of my '5 Day Sugar Challenge' and may even have thought about giving it a go. I am pleased to say that all went well and there are now more converts to a life with more control of sugar. We are not excluding sugar or any other food groups here … Continue reading Why the ‘5 Day Sugar Challenge’ works and why you should try it in July too.
At the start of 2017 I set out my goals for the year and shared these with you all. As we approach the end of June this is a great time to reflect and look at the progress made so far. All too often we set ourselves targets, start full of focus and then berate … Continue reading Why reviewing your 2017 goals at the 6 month mark is key to success.
Here is part 3 of the fit4evermore Challenge Series. For May there was a Burpee Challenge and in June a Skipping Challenge. For July it is all about increasing the distance that you cover in the 15 days. I can already here the objections that you don't run or that you can't do that but … Continue reading ‘Going the Distance’ with the July Challenge
Here are all the dates and opportunities for you to get fit and healthy in July. Don't forget that I am on holiday from Sunday 16th July to Monday 24th July inclusive. If you haven't already given me your holiday dates yet then can you please do so. I am keen to get my diary … Continue reading July Newsletter
The Skipping challenge seemed like a good choice for June (much more appealing than the Burpee Challenge in May!). What could be hard about skipping? I can remember skipping at school at break and at lunch and have held my own as required in Circuits classes over the years. I have even lent a skipping … Continue reading Find out why you should have done the fit4evermore 15 Day Skipping Challenge