Category Archives for "Mindset"

When Fitness Results Are Slower Than You’d Like

Imagine for a second that embarking on your fitness journey like a sculptor turning a giant piece of rock into a masterpiece.  Most would agree this takes vision, time, and it takes joy and perseverance in the process. To the sculptor , the finished piece is already there because she visualises it beneath the rock before […]

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  • July 7, 2020

Pull-Ups: What Holds You Back?

​Back in 2016, I set out to design a pull-up program. It was first called “Reach for the Bar”, but soon evolved into an 18 week course, called Pull-Up Academy.  I don’t think I’ve ever really expressed in full why I created it.  So if you have pull-ups on your bucket-list, and ​something has always held you […]

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  • April 19, 2020

One Mindset Shift that Changed Everything

​In January this year I weighed in at over 170lb. My pre-baby weight was 138. ​I never thought it was possible to gain this amount of weight in ​basically a single year.  But that’s what happened. ​I’d fallen into some pretty unhealthy habits, and one of them was not moving. There were reasons for me not moving: I had […]

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  • September 12, 2019

Eight Inspiring Stories of Not Giving Up

One woman inspired me to pursue strength training. In fact, this woman inspired me to do pull-ups and push-ups without the burden of not believing that upper body strength was possible for me.  She showed me why strength was important. As a teenager in the early 1990’s, she was the first female character I had […]

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  • March 15, 2017

Body Acceptance is NOT the Goal

If I hear one more time that the solution to hating your body is to love it I think I might explode! This is something I have literally done a 180 on, since I used to completely preach that we have to embrace ourselves, flaws and all! But you can’t force yourself to feel something […]

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  • August 1, 2016
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