As a first time mum to be and a fitness addict too I have encountered many well meaning, caring individuals whom think it's necessary to tell me I should not be training, should not be lifting anything heavy and need to stop doing what I'm doing.
This blog is going to be about what motivates me and how I motivate myself when I'm not feeling motivated, in order to help you figure out what motivates you and how to motivate yourself to reach your goals.
On our recent visit to Queenstown my partner and I decided to do the Queenstown Hill Walk. The 2-3 hour walk is famed for the view of Queenstown and its surrounding areas. Amazing views. Epic hills to climb.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had many people tell them just how amazing being pregnant is. How wonderful it is to be growing another human and what a wonderful experience it is. I'm here to cut through the crap and tell you it's not as glamorous as it's made out to be.
As a personal trainer over the years I have become comfortable with spending my time in a gym, but this has not always been the case. In the interest of complete transparency (despite the included picture) I'll let you in on a little secret; To this day I still find some aspects of the gym intimidating. I can completely relate to those who are scared to go to a gym for a variety of reasons.
Do you know anyone on this planet who can stop worrying about something just because they got told not to worry? I don't.
One of the hardest parts of getting older is the crushing realisation that being an adult doesn't mean you know everything...
The following story involves an impromptu bush walk, a track that leads to no-where and no waterfalls.
Ok guys I warn you, this one is a little gross and probably not quite what you're expecting...
Surely I'm not the only one in this crazy, wonderful world who is struggling to deal with the realities of being an adult.