Tag Archives: positive

Just take that first step!

The past week has seen me up and out at 6.40am on four mornings, ready to take on the challenge of an early morning class in the gym. It has been my first week back in 10 months! This has been partly due to a bit of nervousness- it’s true, the longer you leave something […]

As summer draws to a close…

As I write, our late summer break is drawing to a close. Mick and I have spent the past few days at our son’s home in South Devon. It has been a lovely opportunity to slow down, reflect and recharge our batteries before we embark on the busy times ahead of us. As always, the […]

Thank God for Pound

If you’ve read my ‘Musings’ post you will have realised that it has been a challenging couple of weeks (in fact I haven’t written about the greatest challenge of all, because at the moment, I just can’t) which have pushed me to my limits. Working two festivals in two weeks and a road traffic collision […]

Get up, get your kit on and get moving

The past week or so has been really difficult. Motivating myself to get out of bed and exercise has not been easy. I’ve slept very little due to a pressure build up in my left ear and it has left me feeling rather flat. Add to this the dental treatment – major work on my […]

An unexpected calling…

🖤🖤 ‘Secrets behind the collar’ is my story. It is the account of the traumatic events not only of 2020, but also of the abuse suffered during my childhood and teenage years.  If you are reading my ‘Secrets’ blog for the first time, you may wish to go back and begin reading from where my […]

You’ve got this

  I wrote this specifically for a young woman who is really struggling this week, but I’ve put it here because I believe it sentiments can be applied to so many of us at the moment, including myself. You’ve got this   It may not feel that way today, But I know you’ve got this. […]

Still here 🏋️‍♀️

Yes, I’m still here, I’m still completing six HIIT workouts a week – four early morning Joe Wick’s and two POUNDfit sessions – one Monday and one on Friday. I feel great in so many ways: I’m stronger – I’m lifting heavier and I’ve got greater endurance in each workout and I feel so good, […]

‘Secrets’

This week I am publishing one of the most difficult letters I have ever chosen to write. Please note that I used the word ‘chosen’. Much of the subject on my ‘Secrets’ page is about things I have been coerced or even forced into. To write this letter last year was my choice. It was […]

Six months with Joe Wicks

When everything locked down again here, in November 2020, under Tier 3 Restrictions, I was gutted because I’d just got my Pound classes up and running again and I’d really enjoyed being back in the gym. With yet another ban on live classes, I reverted my Pound classes back to Zoom twice a week. I […]

‘Come to me…’

Tuesday saw us return from a wonderful week long break in Devon. It was everything we hoped it would be. It was a week of total switch off, the first for me in eight months, and I hadn’t realised just how much it was needed. Of course, any busy person returning from a break will […]