The trouble with Spring
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Spring is FINALLY here! It is my favourite season, despite suffering hay fever and having a bird phobia that peaks during magpie season! However as much as I LOVE spring, I struggle with what the season usually means, or implies, in the health and fitness industry.   Spring is usually when many players in the fitness industry bombard us with … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 21 – Celebrate!
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Today is the FINAL DAY of the Life Spark Wellness 21 Day Winter Wellness Challenge and it’s time to CELEBRATE!   Celebrate the small steps made and the breakthroughs you have had over the past 21 days.   Over the past 21 days you have completed challenges, learned from them and perhaps incorporated them into your daily routine. You worked … Read More

Wellness Challenge Day 20 – Take a small step towards your goal
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Last week you set a SMART goal based on your vision.   Today your challenge is to take the next smallest step you can manage towards that goal.   Exactly what that step entails will depend on your goal, but it need only be small. The step should small enough to accomplish quickly and easily and be a positive step … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 18 – Spend time doing something you love
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As we get older and busier and gain more responsibilities, it’s easy for things we enjoy doing to slip by the wayside and get forgotten while we focus on things we have to and must do.   It’s easy to work all day, come home and plant yourself in front of the TV – but nurturing your interests and even … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 14 – Reflect and consolidate
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We have covered two weeks already and have one week to go! Today your challenge is to reflect back on the challenge so far. To refresh your memory, the challenges so far have been” Day 1 – Vision Board Day 2 – Move More Day 3 – Drink More Water Day 4 – Get More Sleep Day 5 – Eat … Read More

Winter Wellness Challenge Day 5 – Eat a healthy breakfast
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Your challenge today is to make time for a healthy breakfast.   You’ve been told for years that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but do you know why?   Breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period, restores your glycogen stores and boosts your energy levels, as well as your metabolism for the day. In addition to this, eating … Read More

Part 2 …. 2012
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Part 1 of my story followed my progress in 2011 from a couch potato to 15kg lighter ‘runner’….   By now I was on a roll and looking for my next goal. A friend and I agreed to meet in Canberra for the Mother’s Day Classic in May and run 10km. While I had set myself goal, I hadn’t really … Read More

A new year…. same resolution….
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Christmas and all it’s craziness is over and the focus shifts to the New Year.  You start reflecting on the previous 12 months, where you are now and where we would like to be, and realise that the resolutions you set last year still haven’t been achieved.   Like many looking forward to another opportunity to ‘start over’, you may … Read More

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