Archive for January, 2013

12 minutes per month to change your life

January 9, 2013


There was a very interesting documentary on SBS recently called “The Truth about Exercise”. The study tracked the progress of the participants over a month using scientific testing. It was based on research which now shows that  high intensity training for just three short, sharp cardio bursts of 20 seconds each three times per week can change the way your body metabolises fat and utilises blood sugar. HIIT gives the heart a nice intense rev up and there can be no more excuses about not having enough time! So consider incorporating HIIT into your fitness schedule this year. So who’s keen for a run?


Seeing their dreams take flight

January 7, 2013


Recently we watched the heart warming film “The Odd life of Timothy Green” – a magical little film that juxtaposes two strikingly opposite human traits. One being the heartache that we put ourselves through in our passionate attachment to strongly desired outcomes. The other being the joy of investing in others and seeing their dreams take flight. Whilst this film focuses on the parent child relationship, parallels can be drawn into other spheres where we seek to influence and encourage others. True contentment and joy in life I believe comes from a healthy and balanced fusion of these two concepts.

little pilots

One of my favourite authors on leadership and business is John Maxwell. If you have never come across any of his material, I’d highly recommend having a read. His writings on influence are based on timeless principles that will serve you in many areas where you wish to see growth – business, relationships, community and personal development. I am coaching a friend in her own personal health and fitness goals for the month of January and whilst we have just begun, the growth and transformation she is already experiencing is such a kick! As part of your plans for 2013 why not incorporate a personal growth plan that includes opening a door of opportunity for someone, coaching someone, perhaps committing to a personal achievement event together or a simple, genuine word of encouragement to those around you from time to time. No matter who we are – we all have something that we can give to others. The joy of being at the finish line to cheer someone on as they cross the line is hard to match, come on and give it a try – I know you’ll be hooked!