Women in Sport Week – Climbing!

Rock Climbing – how to get started…….. I have climbed since around 2008. I started working as an instructor in 2010 after doing a massive career change. I worked at an indoor wall for 5 years and got to climb for free. Sounds great right? It was. I met tons of people, I made so…

Home Birth – A Choice

From the get-go my husband and I have said we’d like a home birth. This is for a variety of reasons and one that was made following some research. It wasn’t just some plan we plucked out of thin air. We looked at the Working with Pain Approach – HERE The key points being: •…

Women in Sport Week 2017 – Pioneers and Women Leading the Charge Now!

“Women in Sport Week is a national awareness week providing an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, working in, volunteering or watching sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK.” WSW2017 Women have been undertaking some amazing challenges throughout history. Like Junko Tabei who was the first woman to summit…

Pregnancy – What does it LOOK like?

Google is good and bad. It’s good because if you start getting nose bleeds in your 20th week having never had them before you can find out that it’s likely to be a normal pregnancy issue rather than “hospital” pregnancy issue. You can find out what stage the baby is at and what is potentially coming…

Working and Pregnancy

I am in the lucky position that, at the moment, I do not need to work. This has come about due to being mortgage free and having enough savings to live off for a bit. Just to clarify/explain so that you know this is due to hard work rather than a Lottery win: I am…

Tough Girl Challenges – 100 days

As part of Tough Girl Tribe and Tough Girl Challenges there are a huge team of us undertaking 100 days of challenges in support of Sarah while she undertakes the Appalachian Trail in 100 days. Find out more here: Tough Girl Challenges My 100 day challenge is to do 6 minutes of pregnancy HIIT exercises…

Active Pregnancy and Braxton Hicks contractions

So, I am now officially half way! Ye! How does my activity look? Things I can do and actually do on a regular basis are: Walk – I am generally hitting between 2 and 5 miles a day. Climb – this has been less frequent admittedly, but does still happen (indoors and out, bouldering and…

Pregnant Outdoor Instructor

“You can’t do that” possibly the most common thing I have been told since getting pregnant. Today on my “I can bloody well do that” list I went gorge walking in the Ceunant area on Afon Prysor so I could see where my husband has been working, but also so I could do some ML…

Running – how’d it go?

So, did I manage my two runs? Kind of. They were more jogs than runs to be absolutely honest, but I did get out there. I also managed to do some of the HIIT training and get two lots of 5 mile walks plus I averaged 3 miles walking each day in so all in…

I’ve gone from being someone capable to being someone pregnant who’s incapable and it’s a horribly, debilitating feeling. It also makes me angry, but at the moment it’s mostly making me tired.

“Don’t lift that” “Sit down” “Don’t twist” “Drink some water as you look too hot” “You can’t eat that” “You should be taking it easy” “Are you doing what is best for the baby?” “You’re getting fat” “You look tired” “Are you sure you want to drink that” “You won’t be doing that in a…

HIIT training – ummm while pregnant?

So, probably one of the more interesting things I have Googled since being pregnant (I won’t bore you with the other weird and wonderful Googles ATM)…………………… Sitting at work today while doing my pelvic floor exercises with the word Wizards Sleeve banging around in my head (thanks hubby) I was thinking about exercises. Due to…