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Are you listening to your body?

It has been a really busy week and at times a little bit stressful, which has generally left me feeling a bit “bleurgh”. Sleep hasn’t been great for a couple of nights which has added to my lack of va-va voom, I know the importance of a good night’s sleep is vital for emotional, physical...

A little bit of Hygge is great for the soul!

After the fun and frolics of the festive period, January can be a somewhat depressing month, but it is a great time to get all of your self-care strategies into place. If you haven’t already discovered Hygge (pronounced ‘hue ga’)  I thoroughly recommend  that you have a look into what it’s all about and how...

Bounce into 2019 with confidence!

I am looking forward to starting a new Holistic Core Restore® Everywoman course on 10th January, it is such a rewarding class to teach. When the feedback that I receive is often similar to this I think you will probably understand why: “We did strength and conditioning on Monday and I was concentrating on my...

Seasonal Self Care

It can be a little bit crazy in the lead up to Christmas; rushing around ensuring you have got the shopping sorted, whether that be groceries or presents, most likely both! Perhaps you also have a list of social activities to attend, lucky you if this is the case? At the beginning of each week,...

Busy, busy, busy….

Oh my goodness, it has been such a busy week, which of course I am not complaining about but it does mean I need to be at the top of my game when it comes to self-care! Micro moments of nourishment as Suzy Reading calls them in her book, The Self Care Revolution. Thanks to...

Get up & go…..

After an epic 4 hour round trip to Essex yesterday (should have only been 90 minutes maximum) due to the joys of the Dartford Crossing, I wasn’t really feeling motivated to get up early for my normal Sunday morning gym visit. My alarm was re-set once and I hit the snooze button three times! I...

Time to reflect…

November is a great time for reflecting on the year so far but also setting goals and planning for 2019! My current thoughts for how I want next year to look are: Start a Reviva revolution; showing midlife ladies that exercise in your 40’s (and beyond) can be fun and yield great results, both physically...

Blowing away the cobwebs…

  Did you know that Post Natal Depression affects 10-15% of women and it is a recognised mental health condition? Pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of the UK still have no access to specialist mental health services. Source: https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/news/maternal-mental-health-awareness This is something that is very close to my heart as I was affected...

Digital Detox – the story so far!

One week in with less use of my phone and I am definitely noticing the difference. Jobs are getting done from my to-do list but more importantly I am using the available time to read, meditate and exercise. I have nearly finished a book in a week, which is unheard of for me and I...

Digital Detox – again!!

Yes, I know we have been here before – many times! I have been listening to Digital Detox over the past couple of weeks and have also downloaded the Digital Detox app on my phone, I am determined to not be so reliant on technology and be a bit more present in life. I wouldn’t...

Best laid plans….

Today was the day! Getting back into the pre-holiday routine of going to the gym every Sunday morning. Alarm sounds and a momentary wonder of why I had set it or even what day it is and off I go. Improvements made, I achieved 2 further minutes on the stepper and completed 1000 metres on...

Have you recently had a baby?

Have you recently had a baby? Are you looking to get back exercising again? If you are that’s great news, but please read on as there a few things to consider following the birth of your child. Physically, as well as emotionally it is important to take it slowly and give your body time to heal; in...