Mindset

Standing on the scales
Nutrition

Chris, I’m Doing Everything Right……

Chris, I’m Doing Everything Right…… But I’m not losing any weight…I hear this many times, unfortunately. And there’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re doing it all but not getting the results.A number of things might be happening. So let’s explore them:

Mums

The Good Better Best Continuum

The good, better, best continuum is something I mention quite a lot. So I decided it deserves a whole blog post to itself.

We should see all health and fitness choices (and possibly life too!) as lying on a continuum, with Poor choices on one end and Best Choices on the other end…

Whenever you want to make a change in your life, you shouldn’t aim for the “end” or “best” point straight away. Or the perfect outcome. Rather you should aim for the Next Logical Step-Up from wherever you are RIGHT NOW.

So, if for example you wanted to get fitter, the continuum might look something like this.

Consistency
General

Consistency vs intensity

I’m sure we’ve all seen it on FB and Instagram. The posts that go:

I’ve smashed a killer workout
I’m so hard, I’ve run xxx. I’ve squatted xxx
I’m so sore, I did xxx

These posts shout out about Intensity. But we hardly hear anything about Consistency.

Should I Stetch?
General

Unhelpful Cycles

Unhelpful Cycles

So I’ve been a bit quiet of late… Like everyone else, I’ve been struggling with the challenges of homeschooling, lockdowns and endless cycle of bad news and anxiety. I’ve been thinking: I’ll get going again once kids are back in school. I’ll get going once the weather warms up a bit.

But it’s Friday and I still have no desire to do any “work”. So I’m writing down some thoughts instead.

Woman feeling cold
Mindset

I’m struggling. Are you struggling?

I’m struggling. Are you struggling?

It always happens this time of the year. I’m always surprised (not in a good way) how quickly the end of summer turns into winter. It’s not just a little colder and a little darker. The change, especially for my Mediterranean body, is dramatic.

Coaching
General

What Makes a Good Coach

I had an argument with my coach the other week. Except in was just in my head, because I haven’t got that relationship with him where I can actually have an argument. So I had the conversation in my head instead.

This is how it went:

Yes I know I should be doing X and not Y during a jump*
But I can’t actually do it. I’ve tried not to do Y. But it doesn’t work.
I need something else. I need to find the root cause. I need a strategy. I need to break it down. I need a technique.
Just telling me “you did X again” I want you to do Y. It doesn’t work!

Bird that sings
General

I’m a Bird and I Sing

Intrinsic Self-Worth – do you know what that is?

Best explained via a story…

I was being interviewed (I know, right!) by a friend and awesome coach (of the life and business type) recently and I remembered this story I heard.

Egg broken and unhappy
General

The Year of the Coast…

I don’t mean sea views and rock pools.

I mean coasting, as in not really going anywhere.

It’s been exactly one year since my car accident and resultant whiplash.