Do You Need a Personal Trainer?

Michael Cunico, National PT Manager FF exerciseA couple of weeks ago I spoke to Michael Cunico, National Personal Training Manager at Fitness First, to get a little insight into the most common mistakes he sees happening in the gym (you can check out the full post here). Today he’s back, and we’re talking personal trainers – how a good trainer can help combat these mistakes and what you should look for when you’re searching for a PT. [Read more…]

Five Simple Ways to Make Today a Good Day

hopeyourdayFeeling happier and healthier isn’t always about the big things. Sometimes it’s the little things that can turn your day from average to smiling-so-much-your-face-hurts. Here are five simple ways to turn your Friday into Fri-yay! (Sorry, even I cringed as I typed that). [Read more…]

Five Ways to Make This Week a Good One

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No matter how much you love your job, chances are that Sunday night brings about a touch of melancholy. Do yourself a favour and make this week a good one by implementing these five simple tips. [Read more…]

Post-Holiday Blues

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Coming back to Sydney is always bittersweet for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do absolutely love it here; I have amazing friends, live in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, have the best dog in the universe and clients that make ‘work’ fun. Plus I’m about to kick off the second Lazy Girl Fitness Six-Week Challenge! Unfortunately Sydney is just a little too far away from my family… and by ‘a little’ I mean quite a few hundred kilometres. Which means that pretty much every time I came back from a visit up north, I spend the next seven days moping around like a big ol’ sad-sack. [Read more…]

2014 – My Year in Review

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2014.

At the risk of sounding clichéd, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone… it seems like only weeks ago that I was sitting at home saying the same thing about 2013. This year has been less tumultuous than last, and for the most part I’m sure that’s a good thing. Sure, the high of my little brother’s wedding is something I’d happily take each year, but you can keep all the heartbreak thanks very much.

Overall – and at the risk of hitting you with another cliché – 2014 was about finding myself again. I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily intentional, I think it’s just what happens when you come out of a long term relationship… it can take months to figure out who you are as an individual again. But my god, when it happens – when your perspective changes and you stop feeling so lost – it’s pretty incredible. [Read more…]

‘Good’ vs ‘Bad’ Food

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As you are probably aware by now, I haven’t always had a particularly balanced relationship with food. In fact, for a number of years throughout my late teens and early 20s you could go so far as to say it was decidedly fucked up. You know, if you were into dropping the f-bomb at random (which I am).

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Making Commitments

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So I’ve had a pretty full-on few weeks.

I can’t believe it was only eight weeks ago that I was sitting in a local cafe with Ruski (my lady-husband) when we started discussing (again) the possibility of a Lazy Girl Fitness Bootcamp. I’d been toying with the idea on and off for a while, and by that stage a number of my friends had started encouraging me to put something concrete together. I finally made a commitment to myself to get it off the ground in 2014 and we started to set some goals and put a plan together on the back of a napkin, with a blunt pencil we borrowed from the waiter.

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20-Minute Pyramid HIIT + Weekend Wrap-Up

Looking particularly awkward during today's photoshoot.

Looking particularly awkward during today’s photoshoot.

I have had THE BEST WEEKEND. [Read more…]

A Random Act of Kindess – My Story

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I just met one of the world’s ‘good’ people. Good kind of seems like an understatement actually, but I’m not 100% sure how else to describe her. Let me tell you the story – it’s only a short one – and you can decide for yourself. [Read more…]

Things I Am Thankful For

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Us humans are funny creatures. So many of us seem programmed to look on the negative side of things… to see the grey cloud instead of the silver lining, the rain rather than the rainbow. I know I’ve been guilty of this on many an occasion (lord knows how many times my Dad has told me to stop seeing the glass as half empty!) but something has changed within me recently, and I am really finding myself feeling joyful at the most unexpected of moments. So much so that I’ve decided to put together a list of the things I am grateful for. [Read more…]