My goodness I love long weekends. Can you imagine if every weekend was four days long? Or even three – I don’t want to be greedy.
Historically I have not been the world’s biggest cycling fan. I find it highly challenging – both mentally and physically – and have a terrible habit of pretending it doesn’t exist. So when I was asked to trial Vicious Cycle in Bondi a couple of weeks ago I took it as a sign from the exercise gods that I needed to stop being such a wuss.
What a miserable, wet rainy Sunday we’ve had here in Sydney. Terrible! Well actually, it’s fabulous weather for anyone who was looking for an excuse to stay in bed for the day, but for anyone who had things to do (me!) it’s been a tad unpleasant…
What. A. Week. I am totally and utterly exhausted as I sit here with a glass of water and a (bigger) glass of wine, pulling together the workout that I planned for you guys last weekend.
OK so it’s not often that I share specifics or go into any great detail about my weekends (a girl’s gotta have some secrets, right?) but I’ve had a couple of EXCELLENT ones of late, and it got me to thinking about what it is that makes a weekend special for me.
Thank goodness Friday has finally arrived! I’ve been feeling really flat this week – probably a combination of my dadda heading home, the cold creeping in and this unpredictable weather! Lou has a storm-phobia, and while I’m we’re very lucky to be surrounded by people who look out for him, it doesn’t stop the anxiety whenever I see ‘possible thunderstorms’ on the radar – which seems to be every second day at the moment!
If you’ve been following my travels on Facebook or Twitter recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been loving Fitness First’s new look The Zone gym on King Street in the Sydney CBD. The high intensity 30 minute (or 15 minute for the seriously time-poor) classes are an excellent way to escape the computer and burn some serious calories, fast.
3pm – AKA The Danger Zone. The time of day most likely to have us reaching for chocolate or biscuits or (oh dear) biscuits coated in chocolate. Of course the issue is that by the time we hit The Danger Zone it’s not just hunger that we’re contending with. It’s also boredom and dipping sugar levels. It’s an energy slump. It’s the fact that we just like eating darn it! [Read more...]
Most of the time, I really enjoy working out by myself. I don’t tend to have many issues with motivation – I’m pretty happy to just get in and get my workout done. I know that’s not necessarily the case for everyone though – overwhelmingly, my clients tell me that they see me because they never really push themselves when training alone.
Whoever said that men sweat and women glow has clearly never laid eyes on me at the end of an interval session. Yep, if I’ve got any hope of walking out of the gym looking like a halfway presentable member of the fairer sex, I’ve got to ensure my gym bag is packed full of the right products. And while trial and error may have gotten me to this point, it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Let me present to you my… [Read more...]