All posts tagged: Confidence

Confidence & Self Love.

Last week I was invited by Urban Decay cosmetics to deliver a talk about confidence & self love. Here’s what I had to say… CONFIDENCE IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE BORN WITH OR WITHOUT. I believe that confidence is not something that you are born with or with out. It is not a personality trait. Often people mistake the behaviours of outgoing people, it’s easy to assume the if someone is extroverted then they must be confident. However this is not the case. In fact, you can be either an extroverted person or an introverted person, but you can still be confident in yourself, your own abilities and your unique talents. Confidence is actually a skill, and like any skill, it simply requires practice. When we’re growing up and discovering our sense of self, many things can impact our self confidence. Our experiences, our social and cultural influences, and our parents, all play a role in building self confidence.  Many people say that they find public speaking difficult. I myself, used to find it …

5 Ways To Boost Your Mood

This spring I’ve teamed up with VeryUK to share my ‘Everyday Life Goals’ aka the simple things in my life that make a really big difference! My life is mega busy right now! I’m working on lots of different projects, preparing for our next Get To KNOW event, training for a marathon, and Jude is at home for two weeks as it’s school Easter holidays. I am forever trying to ensure a good work life balance but it’s a struggle. If I notice myself getting stressed out or overwhelmed, then I have to take a step back, log out of my email account and spend a few hours doing something fun. Here are my favourite ways to boost your mood and get you mojo back… MUSIC  I absolutely love listening to music! Whether I’m cooking at home, driving to the city, or out running in the morning, I’ve always got a playlist ready. If I’m feeling a little flat, I’ll listen to my diva playlist, turn it up loud and sing along at the top …

You’re never too old, it’s never too late.

I truly believe that it is never too late to start a brand new chapter of your life. I’m turning thirty later this year and I have huge ambitions of the future. I honestly feel like I’m just getting started! Maybe it’s taken me until now to really figure out what I want to do, how I want to live my life and who I really am. That might sound a little bit lame but bare with me okay… I guess what I mean is that I have a very clear idea now of what I want both personally and professionally, and I’m ready to work mega hard for it. So work wise, I would say I’ve had two careers and endless side hustle jobs. Job number one ; Dancer. When I was nineteen, I graduated from dance college and I was a professional dancer for three years. Before getting a dance job in a musical, I worked in a restaurant, a clothes shop, and I also did a few commercial modelling gigs too. Whilst …

Body Confidence Talk at the Hoxton.

Last weekend I hosted a talk at the Hoxton’s Fresh + Fit Fest. If you didn’t manage to grab a ticket, then here’s what you missed… I’ve been working in the fitness industry of almost five years now and during that time I’ve spent hours talking to women about ‘Body Confidence’. Unfortunately, it seems to me that so many women are unhappy with the way they look and that they are constantly trying to change. It’s not surprising really when you consider the conceptualisation of body image and the media’s attitude towards beauty and femininity. We are often only shown one idea of ‘beauty’. It’s tall, slim, sexy, glossy and unrealistically perfect! So, how can we even began to have body confidence, if we don’t tick all of the right boxes? Well, here’s what I have to say about that… Firstly, you are unique! The body that you have is yours and there is no-one else who is exactly like you. There is no ‘one size fits all’. When it comes to training and diet, no …

Friendship

Earlier this month I celebrated my 29th birthday. I received lots of birthday cards, messages and well wishes from so many of my wonderful friends. As I get older, (I know 29 isn’t very old but bare with me) I’m learning a lot about myself and how much I value friendship. I’m also learning that not every friendship will last forever and I guess that’s okay. When you’re young, I’m talking about high school age, friendships can be fickle. You’re segregated into groups, the ‘sporty’ ones, the ‘cool’ kids, the ‘geeks’ and  let’s be honest, high school is pretty brutal! As we grow up and attempt adulthood, we leave those labels behind but somehow we inherit new ones. I’m a ‘Mum’, a ‘Personal Trainer’, a ‘blogger’ so of course I have lots of ‘Mum friends, fit mates and also online friends. That might sound weird but, I honestly have genuine friends in my life now that I would never have met if it wasn’t for the internet. I also have some incredible old friends from my …

#InShapeMyShape

Today is the launch of a new Women’s Health magazine campaign, #InShapeMyShape. This months cover star Caroline Flack is inviting you to love your body and embrace your shape. Come on ladies, we all have parts of our body that we complain about but how oftern to you celebrate your body? Probably not often enough. Personally, it’s taken me a long time to be completely happy with my body shape. My body is natural very straight, my hips are narrow and I’ve always had a athletic shape. In fact when I was younger I had a similar silhouette to Mowgli from the Jungle Book 🙂 I’ve always looked enviously at women with hips like Beyonce. Curvy women look so feminine and sexy! As I grew up, I accepted my body shape but I probably never really loved my body until . . . I became pregnant! I know that many women say that they dread pregnancy, as they fear that it will ‘destroy’ their bodies beyond repair. Well, I’ve got good news ladies, your body …

Let’s talk about CONFIDENCE.

This weekend I was invited to do a talk at a fitness event in London called ‘Fitflunce’. The team at Fitfluence host monthly events that include active workouts as well as delicious healthy food, lead by a panel of industry pros. Previously Fitfluence sessions have been lead by Alice Liveing aka @clean_eating_alice, Em Fury @EmFurey, Annie Clarke @mind_body_bowl and many more leading women in the fitness industry. I was very honoured to be asked to speak at the April event. I’m very passionate about women’s health and fitness and anyone who’s ever met me will probably tell you that I talk a lot! 🙂 I wanted to share my ideas about confidence, how I have become more confident myself and also how I try to build confidence with my clients. Here’s a little bit of what I had to say . . . Over the last 5 years, I have had the opportunity to work with lots of different women. I have lead fitness classes and bootcamps as well as training with clients one to one. Spending …