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You want a six pack?!

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Nearly the end of my first full week back at work, and I’m loving the enthusiasm and energy from my clients!😃 Let’s hope this can be harnessed and maintained over the coming months! It struck me this week though, that goal-setting and focusing ahead is great, and it’s something I’ve always done and encouraged, BUT is there a danger we miss out on the NOW! Based on my own...
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Mindmaps and my skin!!

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Well, as you can imagine Personal Space is getting much busier already this month, with very focussed existing clients, and ultra keen new enquiries!! (Despite all the illness currently around!) I say, don’t get too het up if you haven’t quite got your act into gear on the goal setting front yet. Careful, realistic planning makes a huge impact on your attainable goals. I’m ...
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2018, a year of lessons learnt….

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Wow! Another year nearly over! As my Grandad Tom once said; “if you think it goes quick now boy, wait till you get to my age!” (He was late 80’s when he said this!) A tough year personally, but there again we all have hard periods of time throughout our lives. I haven’t said it before but these blogs are always written from my heart, and it concerned me that it might appear writte...
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Are you caring enough?

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The holiday season is upon us and I’m pleased to say I’m in holiday mode! Wow! I feel like I really need it this year, much more than others. I have been exceptionally busy, which is a good problem to have if you are self employed, but In collaboration with this years events, i think it’s taken it’s toll. I think I’ve ploughed into work as a dealing mechanism and focussed on others to h...
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Tough decisions…..

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Decisions. We make many throughout each day, mostly even without it being seemingly conscious. We may feel compelled to go in one direction or another, BUT, It is nevertheless, a choice you can make, to go either way. The power is in your hands. The reason I write about this, is that this week I had to make a very heart wrenching decision, but thankfully in collusion with a ...
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Extreme measures…..

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The hot news this week was that of the NHS prescribing 800 calorie liquid diets, to help reduce type two diabetes and associated obesity. This has been trialed and has been proved to be successful in reversing the effects in over half those trying it. The NHS have been set targets for national reduction, and this is just one measure. Type 2 or adult onset diabetes is different ...
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Are you being realistic?

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I’m currently sitting quietly upstairs at the high performance center at Loughborough University. I’ve been watching the hustle and bustle of all the athletes, and am in awe at their dedication. We watch these athletes in the grand arena, at the pinnacle of their careers, with little understanding or knowing of what effort went behind their performance. I suppose I’m lucky to ...
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Human traits!

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I have just got back from a fascinating day, hosted by British Athletics, in which both parent and athlete,(myself and my son), where taught and induced, about the Athletics Academy of Sporting Excellence programme. This is performance pathway programme for 16-18 year olds, who they believe have potential to compete as a senior, internationally. The course is over two years, ove...
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‘Resetting’ the body and mind!

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This week I’ve had a number of clients coming in for a pre planned high energy exercise session, that’s had to change drastically. The beauty of personal training of course, is that we can embrace spontaneity, and adjust instantly, to an individual clients needs. The clients in mention, had had combinations of tough work schedules, disturbed sleep, low energy, and stress, to name b...
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The balance of Ying and Yang

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I’m sat here, high up on the cliff tops, in a first floor room of a beautiful bed and breakfast, looking out to sea, through an expansive window. As the light dims, I’m almost hypnotised by the waving palms and the pattern of rolling waves. Switching off, getting away, relaxing, whatever you want to call it, as I’ve got older I’ve recognised the huge importance of this. Obvious...
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