Bully For You! I don’t know how many of you out there have ever had to deal with bullying but if you have, you'll know just how crushing it can be for someone. Maybe some of you have experienced it indirectly, someone you know was bullied as a child, your child is being bullied, you see it happening to a work colleague. Maybe some of you have no experience whatsoever and can’t quite grasp the problem or understand how people can find themselves becoming the victim of bullyi
Whenever I talk to people about fitness I often hear the same things, one of the most common is " I don't have time to lift weights, but I do go running " and they always have the same look of expectation on their face. They are waiting for the " well done that's really good of you " instead they get " why ? " and suddenly you see the panic in their face as they try to remember the thing that read on the internet or a fitness trainer or friend told them. But whatever they say
Like many people, I have struggled with my weight. I have always felt, even from a young age, that I was heavy and overweight. This, I think, stems from the fact that I was always quite tall for my age. I was constantly being told that I was 'big boned' & 'a strapping lass'. Looking back at pictures of myself growing up, I can see that I was not overweight at all. I was actually quite slim and well proportioned but in my minds eye I was chunky and bigger than the other g
I'm too old This is something I hear quite a bit, "I'm too old to do that", which is one of those standard excuses along with "I don't have any time to get fit", "I'm too tired to do any fitness classes", "It's alright for you you find it easy" and so on. Having been a martial arts instructor and fitness coach for more than 30 years you hear all the same excuses time & time again. Now being past 50 myself hearing the excuse "I'm too old" has become more poignant, as I often h
As human beings, it seems to be in-built into our nature to compare ourselves to others. To rank what we have against what another possesses, in whatever capacity - 'Oh, that person has a really nice car', 'She can sing so much better than I can', 'I wish my hair was naturally curly like that'. This is never truer than when we compare our bodies to someone else. 'I wish I had legs like hers' or 'I want to be skinny like Keira Knightley', 'Why can't I look as good as . . .