Tag: This Girl Can

Monday Morning Motivation: Josephine Ocaka

Josephine Ocaka and other members of the Ugandan Crew at Burgess parkrun.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is courtesy of Josephine Ocaka. Josephine is a key member of the Ugandan Crew who I met at the parkrun Ambassadors Conference. They run at Burgess parkrun. This video relates to International Women’s Day which is coming up on Sunday. Josephine Ocaka transcript A lot Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Fit Got Real

Fit Got Real Advert showing women with skateboards.

It’s a couple of years since Sport England launched their This Girl Can campaign launched. There’s now a new chapter: Fit Got Real. Whether you’re cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, we’re celebrating all the amazing ways you fit Read more…

Iron Girl – thanks to Ironman for doing the right thing

Iron Girl logo

On Thursday, Ironman England posted an announcement on Facebook about the introduction of an Iron Girl race in Bolton: It instantly garnered a lot of attention. When I last looked there were approximately: 700 comments 700 shares 100 likes 100 laughing emoji 400 angry emoji There were some comments in Read more…

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

This Girl Can advert: 'My gameface has lipstick on it' over an image of a woman playing netball

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

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

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

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

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

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

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…

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

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

Girls Can Covergirl advert - hockey player.

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…