Post Tagged with: "Exercise"

Consider walking…

11th April 2018 3 min to read

Consider walking…

Category : FITNESS

To many avid fitness enthusiasts (myself included) walking just seems like a non-thing. It’s not exercise, it’s a mode of transport. A way to get from A to B. How could you possibly work up a sweat from that?!   Well, what if I told you that it’s not all about sweating it out.     I honestly used to t...

Reformer Pilates – Test Beds!

14th September 2017 3 min to read

Reformer Pilates – Test Beds!

Category : FITNESS, GEAR, GYM

A new reformer Pilates studio opened up in our tiny village in Killaloe, County Clare. And so three of the intrepid Bitchmittens bloggers decided we needed to get our fabulous arses over asap to give it a go. Which is why we found ourselves gathering at 6.30am for a pre-work introductory session of reformer Pilates with Roisin, who a...

Towards a better me: Part 11

12th September 2017 4 min to read

Towards a better me: Part 11

Category : FITNESS

I have sat down to write this post at least twenty times and re-written it closer to ten times. I have not been happy with any version so far. Not even this one. But I think I need to rip of the band-aid.   I think it is fair to say that I have been some what lacking in motivation with everything, training, writing and even cook...

Swimming: what I’ve learned so far

25th July 2017 4 min to read

Swimming: what I’ve learned so far

Category : FITNESS, GYM

A few weeks ago I injured my knee. Not in a terrible, life altering way; but in a sort of way that got me thinking about other forms of exercise. I couldn’t run, rowing is a bit difficult for everyday and I couldn’t just do cycling (’cause that shit hurts my bum!) so I decided to give swimming a go. It was somethi...

When to Run

30th May 2017 2 min to read

When to Run

Category : FITNESS, Uncategorized

Running is often met with a great deal of groaning, moaning, complaining. People don’t like it! It seems repetitive, tiring and loooong. When I discuss running I’m often told that people would rather do something more fun with their time, that exercise shouldn’t be a chore. And I whole heartedly agree. Exercise sh...

Towards a Better Me: Part 10

26th April 2017 4 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part 10

Category : LIFE

Realisation:   ‘The Fear’ was still my training mate this week, but I had Denise back this week. ‘Did ya miss me?’, she said as she bounced down to the PT room. ‘Yes, Michelle made me do planks!’, was my reply. The laughter from her indicated she wouldn’t be taking it easy on me. ‘Any mor...

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

18th April 2017 6 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part 9

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

  The Fear.  Firstly, my apologies for the lack updates. I had been put on a training ban by my doctor while an investigation into what happened with my face during the 5k took place (my face dropped on one side half way through the race). This meant I had no training and nothing really to blog about for two weeks. And then onc...

Towards A Better Me: Part 8

16th March 2017 4 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part 8

Category : FITNESS, LIFE

The First Race   This week finished with the first milestone of this journey the Castleconnell 5 k run.   Sunday morning, I was up early for the race. Rushing because I was supposed to be on the road at 9am as I was meeting my sisters at 11am in Castleconnell. Thankfully(?) Pierre was injured and could not run his Ballycotton ...

Towards A Better Me: Part 7

3rd March 2017 6 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part 7

Category : BODY, FITNESS, LIFE

  Lacking Motivation   The past few weeks have been really tough for me. There is a lot of stuff going on in my life at the moment. And it all has me extremely stressed out. It always feels like it one step forward two steps back. Every time I seem to make progress towards potentially having a baby, some new obstacle rears...

Towards A Better Me: Part 6

13th February 2017 7 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part 6

Category : BODY, FITNESS, LIFE

Back in the Saddle   Last week I let pain and fear throw me. But this is a new week, and it’s time to get back in the saddle. As I said before, it’s a marathon not a sprint. It is ok to fall down, it’s human. What is important is that you pick yourself back up and try again. So, I am dusting myself and getting back on ...

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