April 23, 2019

The 2017 memoir, Hunger, by Roxane Gay, has been on my list of ‘must reads’ for a while. As someone who writes about weight and weight loss, and works in the health and fitness industry, I was interested to read another perspective. 

Roxane Gay is a successful and critically acclaimed writer, international speaker, novelist and feminist. She is the author of several books including the New York Tim...

March 14, 2019

Look out Michelle Bridges.

In 2018 I found myself on the other side of the health and fitness industry.  The student became the teacher when I put my hand up to administer a 5 week weight loss challenge.

Turn back the clock three years, and if someone said I would help run a weight loss challenge, I would have removed the Snickers bar from my mouth, tried not to choke between raucous snort...

October 29, 2018

Gym ready. 

There is one thing I never leave the house without. Ever.

And it’s not the obvious collection of keys, phone and wallet. I can live without those.

It’s makeup. That, I can’t live without.

It doesn’t matter where I’m going. Whether it be the supermarket, school drop-off or child birth – I always have something on. Even if it’s only a light dust of bronzer or a suggestion of blush. It’s a no...

August 26, 2018

I want it NOW! 

I often say my kids live in the now. What matters to them most, is what is happening right now.  

Can they have the PS4 controller – now.  

Can they have a snack – now. 

Can so and so play at our house – now!

But I think that is most of us. We are so focussed on what we have to do today. What we have to do tomorrow. What we have planned for the future.

It is easy to forget what...

June 20, 2018

Read Part 1 -  Why I think Strong is the New Pretty - Part 1

Like I said, I can be very convincing. 

When I was a kid and my parents told me I couldn’t go somewhere – I wouldn’t accept ‘no.’  My ‘yes’ campaigns could go on for days, even weeks. For example, Mum and Dad didn’t want me to go on the Year 11 ski trip, likely because neither I, nor they, had ever skied before. But I really wanted to go....

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