changing lives

Yesterday I attended the RIDBC Changing Lives Luncheon with special guest speaker Michelle Bridges, in my hometown of Newcastle for an amazing charity organisation. My BFF Grace McLean is RIDBC’s Community Relationships Manager in the Hunter which basically means she builds & sustains relationships and community partnerships with individuals and businesses in the area that help supportContinue reading “changing lives”

fitspiration friday

Yep, that’s right! Shake off the guilt of a missed training session or a dirty burger and own today with a killer workout and a day of squeaky clean eating. Here’s my workouts from the last two days…. Wednesday weights session @ gym 10 mins high intensity on the Xtrainer LegPress – 3 sets xContinue reading “fitspiration friday”

12wbt week 4 | thoughts

Michelle‘s kickoff message for Week 4 of the program, was about self sabotage; whether we perform acts of self sabotage on our fitness and health journey, or whether we just haven’t honed the skills to enable us to reach our goals. I think at times I may contribute to sabotaging myself; feeling like I may fail so why shouldContinue reading “12wbt week 4 | thoughts”

12wbt | week 2 roundup

Disclosure: For all my non-12WBT or fitness blog friends, please read at your own peril! In terms of my 12WBT journey, my second week was tragic. Being in Melbourne for just over a week was not good for my nutrition and exercise. I spent the successful first week of 12WBT stressing over the fact that IContinue reading “12wbt | week 2 roundup”

fitspiration friday

12WBT Weekly surprise task #2 was to create an inspiration board to help keep ourselves fired up and fierce during those times when our motivation wanes. I created mine with pictures of women’s bodies that I aspire to look like, a pic of our fearless leader Michelle Bridges  (centre in black Adidas crop top) andContinue reading “fitspiration friday”

12wbt | week 1 roundup

Workout Monday 1km interval runs (ie 1km run, 1km walk, repeat; 4kms in total) Tuesday Supposed to be a weights day, but I walked Harley (4kms) and did squats, wall-sit, push-ups & sit-ups. Wednesday It was p!ssing down so I slept in and went to the gym after work. Smashed out a workout in 40Continue reading “12wbt | week 1 roundup”

make today… | 12wbt

[via] Today I start Michelle Bridges 12WBT program for the third round. This is the sitch… My commitment ♦ 6 days a week training – I’ll do 5.30am morning sessions because I seriously don’t like working out in the evening. Monday/Wednesday running outdoors with my running buddy Harley (the dog), Tuesday weights at the gym, ThursdayContinue reading “make today… | 12wbt”

salad all in one

I am obsessed with this salad. OBSESSED! It doesn’t matter that Jay walks around singing The Simpsons “you don’t make friends with salad” song when I give this to him in his work lunchbox, because with a salad this yummy you won’t need friends! Melly’s all-in-one autumn lunchbox salad Baby spinach; 1 cup Green beans;Continue reading “salad all in one”

upping my training

Now that 12WBT round 1 has finished (and round 2 doesn’t kickoff for another few weeks), I thought it would be a good time to enroll a Personal Trainer from my gym to kick my butt and up my training on a weekly basis. Joe is a trainer at my gym (ITAC); he’s a totalContinue reading “upping my training”