Less can be more – and more can be less (Part 1)

Less can be more – and more can be less (Part 1)

My journey this past year has been quite phenomenal in terms of what I’ve learnt in relation to health, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing, not to mention what I’ve learnt about myself, what’s truly important to me, my strengths, weaknesses and goals.  A lot of my previous beliefs have been challenged and everything I thought I … Continue reading

Let go of your nuts!!!

Let go of your nuts!!!

My hubby Brett is my bestest bud in the whole world, as well as a fabulous dad, constant pillar of support to me and also a very VERY patient man to put up with me and all my little idiosyncrasies.  Aside from all that goodness he is also a very wise old stick (as much as … Continue reading

Interview to Inspire – Belinda Benn

Interview to Inspire – Belinda Benn

 In life we can be driven by desperation or inspiration.  Desperation is the kick up the butt where as inspiration is the carrot on the stick.  Now what would you say was a better way to be driven?…..hmmmm? I’m thinking the carrot (although I admit I’ve needed a kick up the butt on a fair … Continue reading

Are you up for the challenge?

Are you up for the challenge?

I love a challenge – particularly health and fitness related challenges.  Well it seems I’m not the only one; challenges are like the new black nowadays.  All sorts of challenges are popping up that are either food or exercise related, 40 day yoga challenges, 90 day body transformation programmes, 8 weeks running challenges to name … Continue reading

Liberate yourself from the scales

Liberate yourself from the scales

I’d like you to imagine a scenario. You’ve embarked on regime of healthy eating and exercise.  A month or so has gone by with you having the willpower of posh spice, the fitness regime of a tuned athlete and the inner Zen of a Buddhist monk.  Your clothes are looser, your skin is glowing, your hair … Continue reading

Kick excuses into touch

Kick excuses into touch

If I think of the people that I admire and inspire me the most, they are almost always people that have accomplished amazing achievements in the face of adversity.  They have come across obstacles or hard times at some point in their life, and rather than be defeated, they have taken strength from these challenges. … Continue reading

The quest for killer abs

The quest for killer abs

The quest for killer abs can be likened to the search for the Holy Grail or possibly the hunt for a perfect fitting pair of jeans (which in my experience is even more elusive).   One of the questions I get asked the most relating to health and fitness by friends and colleagues is “what is … Continue reading

Not just another Diet Book

Not just another Diet Book

One of my slightly geeky hobbies is a love of any literature to do with health and fitness.  I’ve read a shed load of books related to this subject in the past because I find it so interesting and fascinating (I did say it was a geeky hobby).  Sure I’ve learnt heaps of useful, cool … Continue reading

Weights are the new cardio.

Weights are the new cardio.

In the past I have to admit to being a bit of a cardio bunny.  You would very rarely find me doing weights, or if you did it would be a token effort at the end of a good wedge of hardcore cardio.  I was a competitive runner back then, so in my mind weights … Continue reading

Can’t diet! Won’t diet! Don’t diet!

Can’t diet! Won’t diet! Don’t diet!

I HATE diets….which is probably a good thing because I’ve never been able to follow them anyway.  If I tell myself I can’t have something I just want it more, more, MORE.  Just the word diet gets my goat.  Diets are in my opinion a short term solution to a long term problem.  You’ve probably … Continue reading