The Challenge

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Well, it’s day 90 of this lifestyle reset challenge. How time has flown! There have been ups and downs but I have learnt a lot and changed a lot too. I was thinking about it all and what I have achieved. I have challenged myself, physically, emotionally and mentally and today I am feeling the benefits of all of it. I have made some key decisions to change my environment which will take some time but I am on the road towards ...
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Keep on Running

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Well I was up at the usual time of 6am and I just did some gentle physio exercises which are the stretching and foam rolling ones. Reason being my legs were sooooo sore from…… running on the treadmill last night!!!!!!! 😊 Can’t tell you how happy it made me just to have a go.  I only did 10 minutes, 1 running and 1 walking in alteration but I did it.  I also found out that I ‘shuffle run’ so I ...
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A Lighter Life

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Today I have seen and felt a lighter side to life. I was up at 6 for my round of physio exercises again adding on some reps here and there. I had a catch up with a friend last night on Skype who does coaching and we did some work together to clear some blocks I had going on and wasn’t really aware of.  It took a bit of perseverance but it was well worth it.  Today I have felt lighter ...
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Refocus

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well on this autumn day.  I was up at 6 again and it was hard this morning, definitely getting colder! I did my physio exercises and upped the reps again, I can really feel it and I am being mindful not to overdo it, as I have acquired a bruise across the top of my big toe and have no idea how it got there or what it did.  I don’t recall bashing it. I wonder ...
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Getting Ready To Run

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I can’t believe we are in October already, time is flying past.  I was up at my usual 6am although I wat not impressed with the alarm, you know when you roll over in bed to get comfy and you are totally going to go back to a deep sleep, that was the time my alarm went off, I was sooo disappointed. Anyway, I did my physio exercises and I am upping the reps of lunges and leg lifts now ...
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Telling A New Story

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I was up and at em at 6am all be it bleary eyed this morning.  I did my physio exercises and I can feel my toes getting stronger.  I might do another round tonight too to increase it a bit and see how I go. I was talking to a friend yesterday who reminded me that if you want to change something in your life you need to tell a new story about it. We tell ourselves little stories all day ...
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Playtime

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
HeIlo everyone, I have to apologise for the lack of a post yesterday, the truth is I totally forgot!  It was not until I was getting ready for bed last night that the thought occurred to me. That was a surprise to me as I have been meticulous about planning round events, being away etc.  I can only think that I was meant to not post. I was looking after my nephew yesterday and it was just me and him and it was ...
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So Glad It’s Friday

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I am so glad it’s Friday.  I was up at 6 am again (I still can’t believe I am doing this) to do my physio exercises.  I had a session last night and have more exercises to add to my repertoire.  It’s turning into a bit of a workout now in its own right. My exercises now are: ·         Massage my feet and toes ·         Ballerina stretches (3 sets each side held for 30 seconds each) ·         Active calf stretches (this is now ...
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Standing Up For Yourself

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Physio exercises again this morning and I threw in a few squats too to get the heart pumping a bit. My little toes are getting stronger but much more time is needed. Well today I have mostly been running off CAKE!  We have had a Macmillan coffee morning today and most people in the office baked so there was a lot to go around and you have to try a bit of everything 😊 My fridge freezer has also packed up ...
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Recipe Wednesday – Banana Loaf Cake (with choc chips)

by Zoe Badger Food and Drink
Hello everyone, I was up at 6 am to the obnoxious alarm. I did my physio exercises this morning including lunges and glute bridges. It’s recipe Wednesday again and I have one of my favourite recipes Banana loaf cake with choc chips.  Now I got the recipe from a magazine but I can’t remember which one as I cut it out and stuck it in my recipe collection book.  Now true to form I can never follow instructions for recipes to the letter, ...
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Where Does Time Go?

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I was up at 6am this morning and did my physio exercises.  I have found that this has taken up all my workout times in the mornings and I was starting to get a bit worried but then I turned it around.  It is more important that I get my foot and ankle fixed first, after all you should always start with a firm base.  So, I will not give myself a hard time and crack on and fit ...
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Monday Meditation

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, How has your Monday been? I did my physio exercises this morning and a little bit of Yoga. I did a sleep meditation again last night and it worked a treat to get me to relax and go out like a light rather than it taking half an hour or so. I have also just done a Monday meditation before writing this post as I was in quite a state of stress and needed some help so I did a guided meditation ...
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My Bookcase is up

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Well I have not stopped since I got up this morning. I finally did the cleaning, hoovered everywhere and got really angry at the hoover, the hose thing is broken as it came unglued and kept flapping about. Does anyone else get really angry at inanimate objects? I have done loads of washing, changed the duvet cover etc. But the best thing is that I finally have my new bookcase up and built with the help of my dear Dad.  I am ...
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Happy

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I hope your Saturday is going well. I have had a fabulous day.  I won £3 on the euromillions last night 😊 I did my usual early morning shop at Aldi, then came home to bake my cake (recipe coming on Wednesday). Me and my folks took my niece out this afternoon for lunch and to buy her a birthday present that she could choose herself which was great.  I love seeing her little face light up, especially when I told her ...
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Physio

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I am relieved it’s the weekend. Well I have a whole series of physio exercises to add to the original ones and it’s like a mini workout. So far I have: ·         Massage my feet and wiggle them about a bit with my hands to free them up ·         Ballerina stretches to stretch out the front of my foot ·         Foam roll my calves ·         Walk onto one foot and reach down with a straight leg so the weight is on the front of ...
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Making Progress

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, What a grey day it has been today. I have dutifully done my physio exercises this morning and I also did a new kettlebell core workout which was a core one and really quite hard! I could however tell how improved I am strength wise in that area as 74 days ago I would have really struggled so that’s a bonus. I had a super green smoothie for breakfast to power me up and I am still not snacking in the ...
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Recipe Wednesday – Breakfast Chocolate Smoothie

by Zoe Badger Food and Drink
Hello everyone, I did my physio exercises this morning and 3 rounds of: ·         15 Squats ·         20 Russian Twists ·         15 Sumo squats ·         20 Leg raises I am going to do some kettlebell tomorrow morning as it has been a while.  I wanted to focus more on my physio to get myself mending as fast as I can.  I can definitely feel an improvement in my feet and ankles.  I have a review tomorrow night so we will see what phase 2 has to ...
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Changing your Environment

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Well I was up again at the butt crack of dawn otherwise known as 6am.  I just did my physio exercises and some yoga this morning as I wanted to stretch out a bit and also to be honest time was tight this morning due to my faffing about on my phone! Over the last few days I have been thinking about work and all the time I have spent there and about all the changes that have taken place over ...
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Back to Reality

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I really don’t know how I managed to get up at 6am when my alarm went off this morning, talk about back to reality with a bump! I am soooo tired I don’t know how I have functioned today.  I had to have a little nap to get some energy to write this.  Although I had a fabulous weekend I did not sleep that well in the hotel, somehow, I am always a little bit aware so I don’t think ...
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Fun Seeker Part 2

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, It’s fun seeker part 2 today. I was up early at 6.30 am today for the second day of my fun trip to London. Yesterday I did the London Eye, hop on hop off bus and a river cruise along the Thames plus a long walk along the Southbank.                            Today was a walking tour and it ended up being a personal tour as it was just me and ...
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