Progression of me

from eighty four to now…


Tonight at Zumba we had a very small class. There were only 5 of us which was kinda cool. I normally try to get to Zumba at least once a week – ideally twice. Wednesday night’s always tend to be smaller for some reason. When I go on Saturdays it is always jam-packed.

Anyway I really enjoyed tonight’s class – there was a good mix of tracks, some laughs and we ended the class with HAPPY by Pharrell Williams. As I left I felt really energised and well…HAPPY! So I thought I’d share this song with anyone who hasn’t heard it before. If you can’t smile and feel happy listening to it then I think there’s something wrong with you 😛

It also got me thinking of how important it is to enjoy your work outs. It’s the key to keeping motivated. If you really don’t enjoy a form of exercise DON’T try to force yourself to do it. Find something you love and you’ll find your motivation. It’s that simple 🙂

Good night all xx

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Merry Christmas everyone!

It’s that time of year again and I thought this picture was quite appropriate.

It’s only one day – and I’ve learnt this year that it’s all about moderation!

Enjoy yourself this Christmas 🙂

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Self Belief

On the 4th of September a work colleague and I decided to give “Squatember” a go.  For more info, check out my previous posts – here and here.

Today, being the 30th of September, was the final day.  250 Squats!

Looking back to the 4th of September when we had to cram 3 days worth (165)  into one day, it had been a struggle and I looked towards the last day thinking “250 squats OMG!”  But now, I can say, with a huge smile on my face “I DID IT!!!”

And this is the first time I have set myself a challenge and actually stuck to it.  Not once did I cheat!  And I can feel the benefits too!  I may not really be able to SEE them yet, but my butt certainly feels a little more firm!

So, what have I learnt from this challenge?

1. That if I really want something I CAN DO IT!!!!

2. That there was never a point where I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it…I just expected myself to do it.  I think that’s the key – if you simply just believe – you don’t doubt yourself – you just… it!

3.  I’ve learnt different ways to squat and that breaking up a challenge into smaller, more manageable tasks is definitely the way forward.

4. I’ve also found having my little calendar up on the wall both at work and home where I could cross off each day was a big help and kept me motivated!!

All up I’m stoked, that I’ve proven to myself I actually can do something.  Normally I get impatient or forget and then give up…this time, I’m not quite sure what was different but I want to give myself a huge pat on the back for sticking with it!  I’ve now decided I’m going to keep doing the squats into October – probably not as many but a minimum of 50 a day!  TOO EASY!

Next month is going to be “Upper Body Rocktober” so I’m hanging out to see what exactly this involves and SMASHING my second challenge in a row 🙂

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Australian Fitness and Health Expo

Australian Fitness and Health Expo

So – I’m Back! I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth…but more about that next time. This is just a quick post to say that there is a lot to come! I’ve been dealing with a bit emotionally but I feel I’m coming out on the other side fresher and ready for an exciting new chapter!

On the weekend I visited the Australian Fitness and Health Expo and the picture is all the awesome samples, information and products I came home with!! Well worth the money and it’s really got me pumped!

Can’t wait to explain more in my next post!


The Magic of Travel

The Magic of Travel

What do you think when you look at this image? Paradise? Well, you’d be pretty close!!! This is where I spent the better half of the last week. And wow – what an amazing part of the world the Gili Islands are.

This time last year, if someone had mentioned the Gili Islands I would not have had a clue about them, and probably not much interest in visiting. Closer to Lombok than to Bali as I originally thought, the ocean is crystal clear, the sand white and the people relaxed and friendly…

I wish I could have stayed longer but it was the perfect taster – just enough to feel worthwhile, but to allow me to leave wanting more.

I am feeling much more relaxed and refreshed after my trip away with the girls. It’s amazing the power travel has on a you can allow your mind to wander, leaving you with questions answered and feeling revived and alive! I now feel I have the energy to dive headfirst into the last month or so of work and health/fitness before I head to America…

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Feel good tune of the day

Heard these talented sisters live on Triple J tonight… Their song Wolf made it into the Hottest 100 this year..but I’m a big fan of this track.
Enjoy 🙂

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