When did exercise become a luxury?

I’m not generally one for listening in on people’s conversations in cafés, but sometimes the proximity and pitch of the voices involved make it hard not to. And on this particular day, the conversation between two women around my age was doubly hard to tune out as it centred around something close Continue Reading

How I manage stress, anxiety and depression

I’m a firm believer that everyone in the world should have therapy. Why? Because therapy is not about you telling your therapist your problems and walking away with solutions. Therapy is about tools - tools that help you construct a plan to manage whatever it is you are seeking therapy for. Continue Reading

How to get what you want

First of all, a quick update on the 'push-ups situation'. If you remember, the week before last I set myself the task of doing 30 push-ups a day. Naturally, this was such a ridiculous number (and place to start) I did none. I am happy to report that reverting to my usual 'start so ridiculously Continue Reading

One year from now, what will you have achieved?

What do you call it when you have loose, saggy flesh around your triceps? Tuck-shop lady arms? Chicken wings? Whatever you call it … I have them. And I hate them. So last week I decided to do something about it. I decided I would start doing 30 push-ups a day (thus immediately breaking my Continue Reading

How I motivate myself to exercise

Back when I was a triathlete I trained every single day; twice most days. So you’d be forgiven for thinking I was highly motivated. The truth was, every single morning I struggled to get out of bed to do my morning session. Every single afternoon was spent negotiating with myself at my desk at Continue Reading