How often have you set yourself a goal and then within a matter of weeks have given up and felt worse than when you started? I think that most of us can come up with a list of things that we would love to achieve from fitting into a particular outfit to climbing a hill … Continue reading 5 practical tips to smash your goals, feel great and aim higher next time
I did it! It is such an amazing feeling when you realise that you have achieved that goal that you have been working so hard on for so long. Almost 8 years ago I took the plunge and set up my own business. It was scary, daunting and I made myself dream big and to … Continue reading Be intentional – how to successfully achieve your goals.
Do we ever really know what is going on with the people around us? How often do you hear someone say something and wonder what has made them react that way? It can be hard when you feel out of control to keep all the plates spinning and to act as if everything is okay. … Continue reading Struggling to cope? How a little kindness can go a long way.
'I'm so busy' 'I don't have any time.' That is probably the most common objection I hear from clients. We could be talking about exercising at home, meal planning, food preparation or taking time to relax. My answer is always the same - 'you can always find the time if it is important enough.' Read … Continue reading Tips to feed your family, get organised & find time for self care
Confession time - I am a Podcast Geek. I love hearing about other peoples stories and being inspired. l love that they can play in the car, whilst I am on the treadmill or when I am having a coffee. I can do something else whilst listening. One of my favourites is Oprah's 'Supersoul Conversations.' … Continue reading Find a Way – facing the impossible and daring to dream
Stress is a major problem for many of us. Even thinking about stress can send your heart racing and have you panicking that you are doing a poor job with work, family and friends. 'Slow down' and 'Take time out' are the solutions we are given that will supposedly help us to cope and to … Continue reading Use these 7 strategies to deal with your stress
Hands up if you are so busy running around that you struggle to find the time to sit down. I have had some lightbulb moments this week since sending my book manuscript away for editing. I have been so absorbed in writing, delivering training and looking after my family that it's been a complete blur. … Continue reading How a change in focus and talking to a coach will help you
Here we are at the start of Lent. This is a time when many of us give something up for the 40 days and nights leading to Easter. Traditionally Christians have fasted and many chose to abstain from certain foods, habits or other vices. In previous years I have given up sugar, chocolate, wine and … Continue reading 40 days of Self-Care – taking a different approach to Lent in 2018
I firmly believe that 'we are what we repeatedly do.' Those are the words of Aristotle and he went on to write that 'Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.' If we are what we repeatedly do, it then follows that how we think and approach everything day to day, directly impacts our … Continue reading Why ‘not enough’ is bad for you and your ‘lightbulb’ moment
Are you looking for a good book to read over the holidays? I read avidly and have put together a list of 12 non-fiction books I would recommend. They all relate to health, fitness or wellbeing in some way and there should be something for everyone. I hope you find inspiration here. To find out … Continue reading 12 non fiction reads for inspiration, wellbeing & fitness
How about that for a positive affirmation? I hear from so many people everyday who want to feel better and to have enough energy to get through their day. Why are we so tired and stressed all the time? What can we do to change things? I can remember what it felt like to be … Continue reading ‘I am healthy and full of energy’ – is this what we should all be aiming for?
You only have to open a magazine and you will find someone telling us that we need to take better care of ourselves. We all know what we should be doing but life takes over with work and family commitments. We can be full of good intentions but more often than not we wind up … Continue reading Self Care – giving yourself the priority you deserve without feeling guilt
So excited that my 2018 diary has arrived. I love stationery, lists and planning and can’t wait to get started. Find out how you can look forward to 2018 without a sense of dread...
We all get older but I am sure I am not alone in worrying about the ever growing numbers reported as suffering from various forms of dementia. The need to write shopping lists to avoid standing in the supermarket having no idea what I came in for and the frustration at forgetting what I went … Continue reading 5 Steps to boost your brain health right now
Each week I work with over 35 different clients and a number of these on more than one occasion. There are training sessions, massages, classes and lots of different variations of all the above. Today's blog is for anyone looking for some inspiration and to give a clear insight into what working with me could … Continue reading Learn 4 key lessons from my Personal Training clients
We are definitely heading towards winter with all the autumn colours and fewer daylight hours. It will soon be Christmas and you can find my holiday details below as well as arrangements for sessions over the festive period. There is the chance to take advantage of a special offer to treat someone to a Gift … Continue reading November Newsletter
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
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
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
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