I was wrong about motivation

More specifically, I’ve been saying that you don’t need motivation. Or at least once you’ve found the initial motivation, you don’t need to rely on it. And I was wrong. For two reasons (at least): 1. I’ve been using the word ‘motivation’ when speaking about ‘enthusiasm.’ 2. Motivation can absolutely […]

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When healthy habits won’t stick

Most lifestyle change advice revolves around behavioural modification tactics. Eat your veg to feel fuller, sleep earlier to feel more rested, and swim to work to increase your daily activity. And most of the time, stacking enough of the right habits will get you where you want to go. But… […]

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How to get from here to there?

You’re at point A and feeling tired. You want to get to point E and feel like a teenager again. (Strength and energy-wise. And definitely not emotionally.) Right now, the distance between the two spots on the map might seem daunting. And when the big goal occupies all your attention, […]

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The structure to improve your energy

Improving your energy and stopping the afternoon sluggishness from hell often means: 1. Calculate your calories for a week or two to make sure you’re eating enough. You’d be surprised how many women don’t eat way under their daily calorie requirements. No need to be super pedantic about this though. […]

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You’re in this for the long haul

Reclaiming your energy and strength isn’t a sprint. You’re not only looking to visit your destination briefly before heading back. You want to build a house where you’re going. How does that change the actions you’re taking today? J

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Breathwork vs meditation for improving mood and anxiety

According to this study, breathwork with cyclic sighing significantly improves mood and anxiety more than meditation. I know what you’ll ask because that’s the first question I asked. Cyclic sighing goes like this: 1. Inhale slowly through your nose until your lungs are expanded, then inhale again to fill your […]

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A peek into her struggle

Here’s a glimpse of an interaction I had with a client the other day. Discussing self-sabotage and identity and how they might mingle in a way that gets her away from her goals. Maybe you notice some similarities in yourself? For context, she’s had a few weeks where she’s missed […]

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You matter

In the tornado of responsibilities, it’s easy to let your needs slip through the cracks. You may think that self-care is a luxury you can’t afford. Picture your energy as a bowl of tom yam soup. With every task, role and responsibility, you’re spooning out some of that soup. If […]

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The greatest lie of a well-managed life

The elusive quest for “balance” — that perfect equilibrium between work, family and fitness. You can stop looking for it. Because balance doesn’t exist. Life is a continuously changing beast, and our focus and priorities shift with it. There are times when fitness finds its way into your top three […]

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It’s not about willpower

Your fitness journey is not a battle of wills but an ongoing process of skill acquisition and life management. It’s about learning the skills to make your health and fitness knowledge work for your body, personality and lifestyle. As for life management, you’re already a pro at this. You juggle […]

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You’re riding a carousel of chaos

Every day is an adventure of juggling your business, household chores and kids’ school stuff. The hurdles may seem endless at times. And that’s only touching on two roles you have. There’s also the carousel that comes with being a partner and a friend and a few other roles that […]

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When “listening to your body” is the wrong advice

Your eating habits have been all over the place for years. It’s likely that your hunger cues aren’t in tune. You haven’t done a strength workout since Obama ruled The White House. Your body and mind don’t know what it means to stop the training set a few repetitions short […]

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You could grate a limp carrot on that

Having abs is about as good a measure of your health as a vegemite toast is of your intelligence. But it doesn’t stop us from parading abs as the epitome of health and fitness. Sure, abs are muscles, and working on them is part of a well-rounded fitness regimen. But […]

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Not enough

The wellness industry is constantly telling you that you’re not enough. Because it gets you to buy. And whoever said you’re not enough has the exact thing you need to finally feel enough. A complicated, challenging and expertly marketed solution to get you where you want to be. It is […]

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