Tag: #thisgirlcan

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 – If at first you don’t succeed

Two women ice-skating and holding hands.

“If at first you don’t succeed…” come up with a new plan! It’s important to have fun when you’re working out, but I also believe in the importance of determination and perseverance.

Monday Morning Motivation – This Girl Can: Left school…

Women playing soccer

This Girl Can: Left school. Never left games. 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…

Manicured hands

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…

Monday Morning Motivation – I jiggle, therefore I am

A pug looking at a lemon meringue pie

If I had waited until I had ‘the perfect body’ before I started exercising, then I’d still be waiting. Get out there and jiggle! 🙂

This Girl Can – 18 months on

athleta power of she advert

If you haven’t heard about the Sport England This Girl Can advertising campaign, where have you been? It has been 18 months since the campaign was launched and, in that time, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about issues facing sporty women. The main criticism of the This Girl Read more…