May 2022 – Conditional Living

May for me has been quite an emotionally tough month for many different reasons but also a month of realisations and lightbulb moments too. As I mentioned last month, I had planned to do some daily actions for 100 days leading up to my 45th birthday – when I thought of the challenge, I thoughtContinue reading “May 2022 – Conditional Living”

February 2022 – Mojo where are you…

God knows where this month has gone, I probably say that every month!! The beginning of Feb was a real struggle mentally as recently I’ve lost all motivation to exercise and it was getting to me. I’ve been into exercise for as long as I can remember, at school, I played whatever sport I couldContinue reading “February 2022 – Mojo where are you…”

August 2021 – A decade of Firecracker

This month the business has got crazy busy which I’m ecstatic about as have felt for a long time that it might be time for a complete change, my belly fire is still burning bright but my head was saying something different these feelings were heightened this month too because Firecracker celebrated being 10 yearsContinue reading “August 2021 – A decade of Firecracker”

July 2021 – Running on Empty

July is a bit of a strange month for me, it’s my birthday month which I often find challenging. I feel like I’m running on empty, completely devoid of energy, exhausted and lost all my mojo for life, not in a depressed way so to speak but just no motivation to do things I usuallyContinue reading “July 2021 – Running on Empty”

November 2020 – The Little Things

And there it is, month eleven of 2020 is done and dusted and what a rollercoaster of a month it’s been, pretty much the same as every other month of 2020! When the second lockdown was announced I decided to do a lockdown challenge to keep me focused on doing something daily to help meContinue reading “November 2020 – The Little Things”

Slow and steady wins the day

I’ve been a qualified nutritionist for over 12 years and a personal trainer for 18 years, this was way before social media, fitpros and influencers existed as we know them today.  The principles and values I stand by today around food, fitness and health are the same as the ones I had even before IContinue reading “Slow and steady wins the day”

June 2020 – Raving Fan

Following on from May’s post this month I’ve put a lot of focus on myself and self-love. This is something I’ve struggled with over the years and often feel like it’s selfish, however, I’m learning that if I’m not in the best place then I can’t be there for my friends and family so workingContinue reading “June 2020 – Raving Fan”

April 2020 – New way of living

Like I said last month I have been touched by the contact friends and family have made to check-in to see if I’m okay. I’ve also struggled with it too. I’m used to a fairly quiet life and found the constant noise of social media too much when there are so many ways to speakContinue reading “April 2020 – New way of living”

February 2020 – Rock Bottom

This month has been truly rubbish!! At times I’ve felt completely hopeless and helpless. In fact, I felt like I’d hit rock bottom, this caused lots of tears, many sleepless nights and feeling like a complete failure. Getting a job I’ve found is actually not that easy, applications I’ve submitted for jobs where I thoughtContinue reading “February 2020 – Rock Bottom”

December – Adjusting, reflecting and looking forward

Firstly, just wanted to say thank you to all the people who contacted me after last month’s post was published to offer me support, share their own stories and much more. The job hunt begins which is quite a scary prospects for many reasons, I’ve not applied for a job for over 13 years soContinue reading “December – Adjusting, reflecting and looking forward”