#jigglybitsgym and reclaiming the good

October 7, 2013
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Part of creating a new life after my divorce was thinking long and hard about the environment I wanted to live in. For me, part of that was having a dedicated space to play with weights. Back when I was doing Crossfit, I fell in love with the barbell. I sought out extra technique lessons […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 7 self-care

September 22, 2013
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(backdated post) Final day of #reBalance. A hugely useful program to reframe my perspective and create the foundations for moving forward. As of today, my new home gym is under construction (hopefully by the next post I’ll have something to show you) and I’m ready to move on alone – but knowing I have access […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 6 back to nature

September 21, 2013
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(backdated post) Notwithstanding the fact that I am all about connections and sharing – I just needed to be alone today. It was meant to be a walk with friends and unplugged. I went to the Arboretum and found a quiet place and just sat, looking over my city. I had quite a few obligations […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 5 choice

September 20, 2013
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(backdated post)   Free choice?! Eeeek. Today was interesting, because it completely went pear shaped. I ended up spending a few hours with a friend going through a bit of a crisis. What struck me was that it was the first time we had both been so vulnerable and open with each other. The act […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 4 barefoot walk

September 19, 2013
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(backdated post) With all the rain, barefoot walk was squooshy and muddy. That was kinda fun too, but I’ll be honest – I was distracted by the logistics of cleaning up the mess to really enjoy it like I was meant to. It was cold, ticklish, squooshy and squelchy. I giggled to myself. I realised […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 3 nourishment

September 18, 2013
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(backdated post) The nourishment day! My favourite! Well, another favourite! This program has put more focus on me cultivating and repairing the friendships that I put on hold when things got tough. I love sharing a meal with someone and enjoying their company. My friend and I found a place with an all-day breakfast (my […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 2 outdoor flow session

September 17, 2013
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(backdated post) Yep. I quite like this. A walk with the movements I enjoyed most. Just because. All I’ll say is that you can bet your sweet tooshy they weren’t inchworms. It is still an adjustment to approach this from a perspective of “embracing movement”. It is a fundamental shift from approaching fitness to flog […]

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#reBalance Week 3 – Day 1 self-connection + intent

September 16, 2013
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(backdated post) Ahh, the Monday morning session to set intent. I like the way it sets me up for the week. I think I’ll incorporate that into whatever comes next for me. This week, my thoughts were around “doing it for me”. I’m in a developing relationship and I struggle with putting boundaries around the […]

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#reBalance Week 2 – Day 7 social walk + nourishment

September 15, 2013
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(backdated post) Best. Day. Ever. I went on a long walk with two dear, trusted friends I met from my crossfit days. We talked about the sorts of important stuff that you can only talk about with people who get it. We have similar ideas about health, nutrition and self-care – so it was such […]

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#reBalance Week 2 – Day 6 self-connection

September 14, 2013
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(backdated post) I swapped days 6 and 7 around, so this was a yoga class, or rather a bodyBalance class. Here’s what I’ve finally learned about myself. It takes me a good 20 minutes or so in any “calm” activity for my brain to stop fighting things and just relax. I have no idea what […]

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