I started teaching Zumba a little over a year ago, and since then I have taught over 100 classes. That’s over 100 times that I have had the privilege to do something I had wanted to do for a long time, but I thought was beyond my reach. It is over 100 times that students… Continue reading 100 Lessons, What Have I Learned?
It's my birthday next week, again! Birthdays are always a time of mixed feelings for me. A period of reflection on the past year and of planning for the coming one. But this, my 36th birthday, feels very different. When I look back on everything that has happened in the last 12 months, I actually… Continue reading Another Run Around The Sun!
Last week, my husband and I spent a few days in County Donegal. We took Annie, our German Shepherd with us, and rented a cottage in a remote area called Gweedore. The cottage was very close to vast, unspoiled beaches and I was so looking forward to experiencing the wilderness effect. The weeks leading up… Continue reading The Wild Atlantic Way!
I was first introduced to Zumba in 2012. I had finished my accountancy exams the previous December, and by the time the results came out in February, I had watched as many Soaps as I cared to. I was overweight, unhappy and bored. I knew something needed to be done. So, like many others, I… Continue reading A to Zumba
A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to buy a new mattress. We had had our existing one since we moved in and it was long overdue for replacement. It was flat as a pancake and I was tired of feeling like I was sleeping on springs. It goes without saying that… Continue reading The Goldilocks Effect
Do you remember, as a child, your mother walking into your bedroom, and in a sing song way, greeting you with "rise and shine?" Well, I certainly do. (Even if I am uncertain about whether it actually happened, or if I borrowed the memory from American TV) Something about that phrase is just so uplifting.… Continue reading Rise and Grind?
Loneliness is an awful emotion. It drives us to behave in ways, which make it difficult to recognise ourselves. It can make us feel simultaneously self conscious and invisible. It was 2012. I had just finished my accountancy training and had started my first "proper job." I was working for a huge American Corporation. My… Continue reading Breaking Up With The FitFam – It’s Not You, It’s Me!
It had been about 5 years since I trained in a gym which had communal dressing rooms. Just long enough, it turns out, for me to have almost forgotten all of the weird and wonderful goings on the innocent bystander is likely to observe. Let me preface this post by saying, it is not a… Continue reading Scenes From the Dressing Room!
It was early 2012. I had just finished my accountancy training, and I was beginning to realise that I couldn't ignore my health and fitness, or lack thereof, for much longer. I made a decision to join the gym. I was determined to get fit and I also wanted to take swimming lessons for the… Continue reading Full Circle Fitness!