Grow

Whether you like it or not you are growing. Growing taller, more intelligent, faster, stronger. Growing more stationary, more weary, growing old. The lesson here friends is that if you are going to continue growing…. You may as well start steering the ship. Personally, I am trying to grow my ability to make fast and accurate decisions. In life and … Read More

How to find your fitness alignment in 3 simple steps

‘Process saves us from the poverty of our decisions’ A brilliant quote from Elizabeth King. But not a complete picture. I do preach process. I do encourage daily rituals, morning routines and calendars. But only if you want it. In fitness the process is very simple. Losing weight, eat less than you are putting out. In real life there is … Read More

A guide to running downhill

Ok, so you have started your health and fitness change. Once and for all you are becoming the person that you always wanted to be. You are a month in or maybe a year. The weight is steadily moving, your mood is improving and all things are lining up perfectly. Time for a little sabotage? We are strange creatures that … Read More

Learn to love your own applause

At school we learn to seek approval. To go after the A+, the teachers award and the applause of the class when you receive it. At work, very little is different. Sure you are a little older and that youthful lunch hour is now gone – but everything is much the same. You turn up, do as you’re told and … Read More

Alignment

“Process saves us from the poverty of our intentions” A brilliant quote from Elizabeth King. But not a complete picture. I do preach process. I do encourage daily rituals, morning routines and calendars. But only if you want it. In fitness the process is very simple. Losing weight, eat less than you are putting out. In real life there is … Read More

How to get your kids to eat more veges!

Ok, this is a really REALLY important post. It is the vege-centered argument at dinner time had at a huge percentage of Aussie homes. It usually starts with “I don’t want to eat…” and quickly finishes with an argument, tears and usually a glass of wine for an exasperated mum. It doesn’t have to be this way. Vegetables can be … Read More

Overnight success

Health and fitness is a lot like starting a rock band. You get together with a group of friends (or decide to go solo) and you set out after the dream. But, you suck. In the beginning you miss practice time and time again, the instruments you play are beaten and bashed and your touring van looks like something off … Read More

Progressing vs Professing

Maybe its time to keep a secret. Do something. For you. And let the world find out on their own. We are all flawed beings. We love to get credit. We love to be admired. We love nothing more than to proclaim our good intent to the world and reap the applause of the crowd. But what was the applause … Read More

Small faltered steps: How to keep going when your fitness goals fall over

Watching my beautiful young daughter learn to run the other day, I saw a lot of myself. Not in her eyes, her hair colour or any of the usual familial traits. In her will. This bright eyed, wild haired 19month old raced down that grassy hill again and again. Falling on her face almost every time. But that wouldn’t stop … Read More