Pre-dawn Preparation

If you cant tell, I am currently in my third re-watch of the Vikings series. Ragnar and his wild viking army is perched just outside the castle gates with the unsuspecting English inside sipping tea (or something like that). They are waiting. Calmly sharpening a sword, rehearsing a few strokes with that new honed blade or simply resting against a … Read More

Don’t Eat the Cookie

To be honest, I don’t even want to eat the cookie. Sitting at this beautiful café in the middle of the gold coast you could easily be fooled into thinking that the world is perfect. The sun is shining through the floor to ceiling glass to my right and the awning is just perfectly obscuring that superb sunlight from my … Read More

Back to the barbell

For me the barbell is a base point. Like a homing pigeon I return here time and time again. A home base. A recurring theme from a younger, more vibrant stage. A comfortably uncomfortable pair of shoes that you love slipping into when the time is right. But why was the time ever wrong? What caused you to stray into … Read More

Early morning musings

As I sit writing  this for you at 4:30 in the morning, I want you to know I am happy. Sitting, smiling like a fool tapping away on my keyboard on this dark, cold July morning. This is not a story of how great my life is and how yours pales in comparison I promise you. I don’t own a … Read More

3am Workouts

Today at 3:00am under the early morning veil of darkness – I dragged my groggy ass down the hall way in jocks, business socks, and Nikes to my exercise bike. The first 5 minutes weren’t pretty, but the next 40 minutes worked a treat. Working out before your day starts is a hugely popular topic and a common them popping … Read More

Dieting and your mental health: 5 Ways to avoid diet DEPRESSION

Losing weight is not fun. Or at least it can have its really shitty moments that make you want to throw in the towel completely and demolish a whole packet of TimTams (this is a true story from one of my clients). What I want you thinking about as your start your weight loss journey isn’t the glorious highs that … Read More

Effortless results: sounds like Death-free Heaven

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die! Ok, ok, ok – I’m being a little dramatic I know, but bear with me. Do you have a friend (are you that friend) that is always shouting about how bad you want to get fit… but don’t want to put the sweat into the dream and make … Read More

Be nice to yourself: how negative self-talk is killing your weight loss

Being a high level coach is something I truly pride myself on. My clients are my world and I honestly would do anything for them. Listening into the Tim Ferriss podcast recently, Tim was divulging the incredibly negative and sometimes simply appalling self-talk running through his mind and it hit me like a tonne of bricks. I’m an asshole. To … Read More

Menu Planning: How to plan your meals and lose weight

I’m sure I am not alone in saying that one of the most frustrating questions you can be asked is ‘what is for dinner?’ when you haven’t even downed your first mouthful of breakfast! Now I am not pointing any fingers (husband!) but there comes a time where intervention is needed (and unfortunately saying something witty like ‘I don’t mind … Read More