I went for a run tonight as I am training for a 10k race in a couple of weeks, and I beat my personal 5k record. What a great feeling when you beat yourself! If you struggle with self-esteem, I would highly recommend that you set yourself a fitness goal, one that is a challenge … Continue reading Self-Esteem Boost: Goals
I woke up this morning and felt in a pretty low mood. No big, obvious reason - just being on my 'time of the month', my lower back ached, the weather was miserable and I had eaten far too many calories on Easter Sunday! I generally felt 'meh'. A couple of hours on, I feel … Continue reading Booster Tip #16: Run
It doesn't have to be the gym. There are so many things you can do to get your heart pumping - power walking, yoga, climbing, jogging, football, netball, cycling, home workouts. There is bound to be something you enjoy. Anxiety, self-esteem and depression can all be helped massively by exercising. If you don't believe me, … Continue reading Boost of the Day #145: Power of exercise
There are some days when you just won’t want to do ‘proper’ exercise. This might be because you’re exhausted, drank too much the night before, have aching muscles or are just not in the mood. What to do on these days? I would highly recommend power walking. I know some may find this amusing, and … Continue reading Benefits of Power Walking
Over 12 days in the lead-up to Christmas, I’ll be writing 12 posts all about boosting your wellbeing… On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… 12 quotes to inspire and live by, 11 song lyrics and movie quotes to boost and motivate, 10 websites for when life gets tough, 9 ways … Continue reading 12 Days of Xmas Wellbeing: Ideas to get moving!
Comparison is our worst enemy. Instead of looking at others and wishing you were more like them, work on becoming the best version of you possible. Make your body fitter and healthier instead of wasting time wishing your body was something it can never be...someone else's.
There are certain exercises that I incorporate into a gym session, a quick workout at home, or that feature in a class I’ve taken which generate real results and are worth including in your routine. Every week, I will post a new exercise of the week on my sister site Boost Health which I feel … Continue reading Weekly Fitness Boost #5: Exercise of the week (The Plank)
Increasing self-esteem is about putting yourself out there and challenging yourself. A vicious circle will begin if you hide away from situations that challenge your mind, emotions and body. It is important to snap out of this circle and try something outside of your comfort zone. Read this article from Boost Health about how trying … Continue reading Weekly Fitness Boost #4: Something new…
Wise song title from Mr Springsteen! Running is an exercise I believe everybody and anybody can do. I hear many people say they can’t run but I think what they really mean is that they won’t run. We are all born with the ability to run (after learning how to crawl and walk of course!)… Yes, … Continue reading Weekly Fitness Boost #2: Born to run? Hell yes!
For those of you who don't know, I have recently launched a sister site called Boost Health, which aims more to boost the physical well-being of others. I will be sharing some of its ideas and tips on here because I am a strong believer (from my experience) that a positive physical well-being boosts self … Continue reading Weekly Fitness Boost #1: Different moves for a toned stomach