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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...

Personal Strength Training Session

19th March 2017 5 min to read

Personal Strength Training Session

Category : FITNESS

Dress code for a personal training session: non-matching track suit, (soooo not Katie Price).  The other more professional “personal training peeps” seemed to be in matching track suits… (I don’t know how they were able to achieve that combination without looking like a total chav) I had been at an Iyengar yo...

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 ...

Towards a Better Me: Part Five

6th February 2017 6 min to read

Towards a Better Me: Part Five

Category : BODY, GYM, LIFE

A Little Stumble   Pain and me are not great friends, we aren’t even close acquaintances. I was just never any good coping with any small niggle. So much so it’s become a bit of a running joke among my family and friends. My Ma has stated numerous times that she wants to be nowhere near me if I ever go into labour. One of my col...

Towards A Better Me: Part Three

17th January 2017 4 min to read

Towards A Better Me: Part Three

Category : BODY, FITNESS, LIFE

The Gym!   So Christmas, is over now and it is back to reality this week, back in Ireland, back to work and back on track. This week, I made a big scary step in going to a gym and getting a personal trainer. It is something I have been saying for the past 6 months that I would do but never garnered the courage to actually do it....

Give weights a chance

6th January 2017 4 min to read

Give weights a chance

Category : BODY, FITNESS, GYM, SPORT

So it’s the start to a new beginning everybody! And most people get a little urge to try something new. For some people it’s baking, others it’s the Danish art of Hygge. And for a lot it’s getting fit, getting active. But what to do? Run? Taking up a spinning class? Hopscotch? Well I’m here to make the c...

Strength Training & Kettlebells

2nd December 2015 5 min to read

Strength Training & Kettlebells

Category : SPORT

Enterprising Ellen Branches Out With Weights and A Kettlebell Class…   Outfit: what to wear? Flat shoes apparently! I went with converse, over knee socks to keep warm, one-year-old yoga pants (saggy crotch), standard C&C vest top, surf t-shirt, Kale sweatshirt, 1971 Reiss faux fur coat, hair accessorised with jam (don...

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