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Monday Morning Motivation: This Girl Can Weightlift

Last year I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was the first time that I had been in a gym since I was pregnant. It reminded me how much I enjoy free weights. Fewer women seem to worry about lifting weights making them bulk up. #strongnotskinny is a commonly used Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Get your gameface on

OK – those of you who know me know that I rarely wear make up, but I like this This Girl Can advert as to me it emphasises that sport is for all, no matter what your appearance. What do you think?


Monday Morning Motivation: Unleash your inner beginner

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At this time of year, I start thinking about my impending birthday. It was 5 years ago that I started my journey to becoming a swimmer (and a triathlete). This year, my journey continues, with various goals, including becoming a Personal Trainer. What are you doing to unleash your inner Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: One is more than none

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It’s January, so you may have set some New Year’s resolutions to be fitter and healthier in 2018. Don’t push yourself to do too much too soon. Remember that it’s best to aim for a sustainable level of activity and don’t forget:


Monday Morning Motivation: Flat out

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I like the puns that are included in the ThisGirlCan adverts and this one is no exception (‘Now the kids are flat out, so am I’). As a busy mum, I have to make every second of my training count. I try to squeeze things in when M is asleep. The Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Tried hitting the gym…

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Just a little reminder to find an activity that you love to keep yourself motivated. There’s no point in trying to force yourself to partake in a form of activity that you don’t enjoy. Tried hitting the gym. Preferred hitting the ball. There are many sports that I tried on Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Girls Can

I like Girls Can Covergirl advert about female empowerment and breaking barriers. Featuring a host of stars who’ve been trail-blazers in their respective fields, I find this advert inspirational. Ellen DeGeneres: Girls can’t. Sometimes you hear it, but more often, you feel it. Pink: Girls can’t rock. Katy Perry: Girls Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – If at first you don’t succeed

It’s important to have fun when you’re working out, but I also believe in the importance of determination and perseverence.


Monday Morning Motivation – Left school…

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40% 16-24 year olds participate in sport once a week or less often. How are you encouraging the young people in your family to keep fit?


Monday Morning Motivation – Under these gloves…

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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I rarely appear in pictures where I’m not wearing sports clothes. Part of that is because of the topic of my blog, but it’s also because I rarely ‘dress up’. I’m most comfortable wearing jeans and Read more…