Have you ever (like me) sat there reading advice about how to really make ‘that’ change to an active lifestyle, and found yourself thinking ‘there is no possible way I can relate to these suggestions because there is no possible way I can relate to this person‘? Recently I have undertaken research to explore … More Maintaining an Active/Athletic Lifestyle – Tips by Real, Relatable People.
Recently I had the opportunity to do an interview with Katie Kelly, an athlete I admire greatly. We talked for about two hours about our mutual love of sport, triathlon, and our passion to make sport accessible to every person, particularly the younger generations. Katie and myself both believe that every person deserves to experience … More ‘My Aunty Katie, A True Inspiration’
I had a point to prove to myself today. Over the last few weeks I have been frustrated with my running. I’m still getting to know my new post-baby body and I have found it hard to really ‘push’ on my runs. I felt I needed to have one all-out session where I pushed the … More What is your Victory?
Today is another great day in the Body Positive Fitness and Athleticism world. To wake up and see the magnificent image of Amanda Bingson gracing my newsfeed everywhere is making me smile. It is time for ESPN’s Body Image Issue and yet again it does a brilliant job in celebrating athletic diversity. Reading Bingson’s interview, … More What our children can learn from Amanda Bingson.
Ethical buying and consumerism. Its a concept that has grown rapidly and something we have probably been doing unconsciously for most of our lives as customers. I’m sure so many people out there already subscribe to an ethos when they purchase their clothing, but I must admit that whilst I do it with my grocery … More The Day my Purse Stood up for Body Positivity.
This is a very interesting concept which I think about a LOT. I believe when you start to ‘think like an athlete’ you tend to monitor your thoughts to ensure only the true and authentic ones are wielding power, so in day-to-day thought processes I am always one who tries to weed out the thoughts … More Owning Our Triggers – When do they Become Our Responsibility?
You may all recall a recent little rant of mine (or the ‘Friday Special’ as I have begun to call them) where I discussed how I felt that research angles on obesity and health did not represent me as a larger person. I also mentioned how, when I had shown a willingness to share insights … More Dear Researchers: Here’s what we WANT you to know about us.
This morning when I was having a peek at the news online, I noticed amongst the ‘recommended reading’ an image of a woman in a swimsuit with the caption ‘I’ve never been happier with my body.’ I was reminded of a recent statement I made to my partner – that if ever I was to … More Swimsuits – The Ultimate Indicator of Body Satisfaction?
Last week in the first instalment of our Post-Natal Nutrition Special, Kerryn Boogaard of ‘A Dietician Eats’ discussed basic nutritional considerations we should be making when adjusting to life as a new mum. This week Kerryn is providing us with some great information about how to best fuel our bodies when the time comes to … More Post-Natal Nutrition Part 2: Tips for Athletes Returning to Training
WARNING: Another rant is on its way. Many moons ago I was exposed to some academics who were beginning to work on a project around fast food and obesity in children. I was so excited to finally be in a position to use my personal experiences and insights as someone who has been obese since … More Dear Researchers: Here’s what WE know works for US.