I’ll be the first to admit that my life feels hard sometimes. In fact, often.
On the surface, it shouldn’t feel hard and many would think I’m *lucky* to lead the life I lead. I like to think it’s not luck but design, but that’s another story.
Anyway, it’s not so much whether it is or it’s not hard. The problem is whether it feels like it’s hard. Because when it does, you are likely to feel like you need a reward all the time. And that could be a problem.
And as women and mums who juggle work, houses, kids, clubs and a million things to remember, it definitely feels hard. The overwhelm, the brain fog, the repetition of asking your child to put on shoes for the millionth time. It is hard. You might think that it shouldn’t be this hard but reality is, for many of us, it is.read more
Today we get to meet lovely Catherine. Always smiling. Always late! Thank you Catherine for sharing this with us. How long have you been a member? I've been a member since Christmas 2017 when I escaped my in-laws at home, and got knackered in the fresh air. Haven't...read more
From time to time, I enjoy playing the piano. Some weeks ago I downloaded this particular piece of music (Ludovico Einaudi – Melodie Africana IV ) and tried it out. I was hideous. The piece was pretty complicated and I sucked.
But persisted. I broke it down, I did one hand at a time. I drove everyone crazy repeating the same 8 bars over and over. And eventually it started coming together.
Fast forward 6 weeks or so, and after playing for 5-10 minutes a day, most days, I can now more or less play it proficiently.
And also, I realised yesterday, I’m not actually that interested in playing it anymore.
What’s it got to do with health and fitness I hear you say?
Booking is now open!read more
Watch the video for details on how to perfect this move.read more
My dear husband is on holiday atm. I mean he’s allegedly working abroad. But from his Insta it seems there’s just sight-seeing and boozing! So yeah I miss him bla bla. And the bins-routine has driven me crazy. But I’m also noticing some substantial differences in my daily routine.read more
I'd like you all to meet the very wonderful Chloe McSweeney. How long have you been a member? How often do you attend? Almost one of the original members, I joined in September 16, as I was perusing Facebook and I replied to one of Chris' ads! I was extremely nervous...read more
Mindset of a ChampionHave you ever heard of Growth theory? This topic, popularised by Carol Dweck, has application in lots of areas. From raising children, excelling at sports and even losing weight.In a nutshell the theory holds that someone who has a fixed mindset will believe that your intelligence, character, ability in sports, etc are what you are born with. They’re unchangeable. People with a fixed mindset tend no to put effort into things: I’m not smart enough, I can’t do it, I haven’t got enough time.People with a growth mindset believe that your basic qualities can be changed. That you can improve through your own efforts. People with a growth mindset are more likely to invest time and effort in to attaining their goals. They are more likely to learn from mistakes or failures, and view life as a continual process of improvement.read more
STFU Angela“Thanks for the kind words, even after a bad weekend”. Said a client to me recently.What else was I to do?See the thing is, typically speaking; you lot are your worst and hardest critics. But does it work? Berating yourself into submission? Criticising ourselves into weight loss? Hating ourselves into putting down the biscuits?No. It absolutely doesn’t.read more
3 things is one too many!I have a theory, that I’ve shared a number of times, mostly in the pub after a glass of prosecco.Actually, calling it a theory is a bit OTT. It’s more an observation. It goes like this: in life we are generally able to handle 2 big things. Try to add a third on top, and things normally fall apart.So for example: I can run my business and run the family home. Whenever I try to add a third thing in (which for me is my own training and nutrition) things fall apart. Like, I take my girls to ballet lesson on the wrong day, I run out of food, or I get ill… Again…It happens to me time and time again. But I think I’ve finally learnt the lesson though and I’m learning to recognise the warning signs…read more