Operation Travel Bug is in full swing
Sunsets and Star Jumps
Going gangbusters on my travel resolution this year!
I started 2018 abroad, as I often do, in the Philippines and Singapore. In February I was in Denmark. April and May were all South in Portugal and Spain. And just now I have returned from Greece.
And what do these all have in common? Sunshine and Sunsets!!!!
Travel is so important for me, as is sunshine. I have found that I can only truly unwind if I take myself out of the country.
It’s so important to do and experience something new, it really helps to get you looking outward rather than inward. When you're in your everyday, it's easy to get caught up in your internal monologue. When you experience new things, new people, new tastes and smells, it opens you up to all sorts of wonderful things and let's you turn down the volume on that internal voice for a bit.
Sunsets have a very important effect on me too. Watching a sunset, the slow and sometimes fast, procession of the sun crawling towards the horizon makes all the mundane stresses of life feel a little less critical.
Here are some of my favourite moments from my recent trips.
Meet your Pelvic Floor (and also Strong Friend Danielle White). This is a crucial part of your body and we need to talk about it more often. Learn a little and meet Danielle along the way.
You’ve heard me tell you about chin ups a thousand times - and that’s because they are the ultimate strength movement. I taught a master class with StrongHer recently. Check it out!
Meet Laura Dalby from Pure Sports Medicine. She’s the one that is going to help you get that niggly hamstring back to normal!
We’re almost half way through the year so it’s time to check in on my favourite resolution: travelling! It’s fair to say that I have this one in the bag.
Squats! The queen of compound movements. Find out why they are so good for you, what not to do, and how to become a master of squats.
Trekstock supports young adults dealing with cancer, giving them access to physical activity, healthy nutrition and plenty more. I was lucky to have been involved in one of their biggest events - Conquer the Tower. 35 floors, 877 stairs. Sounds pretty grueling but it's nothing compared to what people living with cancer go through every day. Find out more about the fantastic things Trekstock does.
Revisiting tips on how to look after your body and mind while you travel. It’s not about being stuck in the hotel gym while others are out enjoying themselves. Find that balance. If travel regularly disrupts your routine then your approach is a little different to that trip to the beach that you’ve been dreaming about for months.
Want to know what my workouts look like right now? I always need a sports goal to make sure I give it my all in the gym. I’ve got a lot to work towards right now.
Revisiting my article from last February on Sleep and Recovery as we'll be diving deeper into this topic over the coming months - Why is it so important? In the gym during training you cause stimulus to your body but the positive changes only occur when you are at rest and in recovery.
Cramps, mood swings, loose bowels. Our cycles are varied and beautiful in their own way. This week we talk about the results of the menstrual cycle survey.