Stronger……

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I hope your day was a good one today. I am feeling quite epic today, I got up and did my core workout with my stability ball and trusty DVD and noticed quite a difference in my strength today.  Lying down with my calves on top of the ball I could lift my hips up and roll it in all the way so just my feet were on the ball (and keep my hips up), I have not been ...
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Monday Monday

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone.  Well, I only had 4 and a half hours sleep last night as I had ‘Sunday night active brain because I know it is Monday tomorrow and I have to get up for work’ syndrome.  Does anyone else get this? So, it is fair to say I struggled to get up this morning, I had to literally sit bolt upright the minute my alarm went off to ensure I did not go back to sleep again.  I then made ...
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Food Prep Sunday

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, today has been a great day, I have totally chilled out. Rest day today so no work out, instead I had a lie in :-) I chatted with a friend in France via Skype and we had a good old catch up putting the world to rights.  I browsed Pinterest for recipe ideas that I might like to try and bring to you on my recipe Wednesdays. And I have done some more reading too. This afternoon I have focused on ...
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Treat Yourself

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I have had a busy day today.  I was up and out early to get the food shop done for the week so my fridge is now healthily fully stocked (picture below, the beaker has homemade avocado salad dressing in it).  I have found some amazing healthy things in Aldi’s which is my supermarket of choice at the moment, from hemp and pea protein powders, Maca powder, almond milk and raw cacao powder.  All the essential ingredients for a ...
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Keep Moving Forward

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Today has been good, I completed my workout this morning again which I am pleased with as it is a lot harder to do it at 6am than 8am, but with practice it will become a new habit and my body and mind will adjust accordingly.  I did a yoga DVD this morning as I felt I needed to stretch myself out a bit after all the squats and lunges this week. I have had some wobbles this week as have ...
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Making Adjustments

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello Everyone, Well today was my first day back in my 9-5 and I have had to adjust my schedule accordingly so that I can fit in all the aspects of this challenge I have set myself. So, to start with I was up at 6am got a cup of tea and set up my day then around 6.20am (ish) I did my workout for 3 rounds with a 60 second break in between which consisted of: ·         10 squats ·         20 mountain climbers ·         ...
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Recipe Wednesday – Pizza

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement, Food and Drink
Hello everyone.  I have completed my work out this morning which was one of my exercise DVD’s and focused on a core workout.  Again, today I could feel how well I am progressing strength wise and with my range of motion already.  Not sure there is any weight loss yet but I am definitely heading in the right direction, and I am in this for the long haul to make some lifelong changes to habits and choices. The challenge is going ...
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Setting up your Day

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, I have done my kettlebell workout this morning and am now really feeling my legs!  In just this past week and a few days I have noticed how my body is getting stronger, I can get lower in my squats and am recovering more quickly from my workouts. I have got myself back into an old habit that I had and let slip, this is meditating and setting up my day. It really helps my day to run a lot ...
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The Calorie Counter!

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Morning everyone, I have done my workout this morning for 3 rounds with a 60 second rest between which was: ·         10 Squats ·         30 Russian twists ·         10 Sumo squats ·         20 Leg raises ·         10 Glute bridges I wanted to talk about the food As part of this challenge so far, I have just been getting myself into the habit of not snacking in between meals and cutting back on junk etc. which to date I have done well and am going to continue with.  I ...
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Sunday Funday

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, Today I have had a bit of a lie in and have taken my time to get going as it is my Rest day (yay).  I do have a big to do list that I put together yesterday but, you know, I thought it best that as this is the rest day for my exercise, it should also be the rest day for everything else. It’s important to take time out for yourself, to reflect and set yourself up for ...
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The Importance of Mindset

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello everyone, My work out for today is now done, 10 squats, 40 donkey kicks right leg, 10 sumo squats and 40 donkey kicks left leg for 3 rounds with 60 seconds between.  This was another toughie, especially with my parent’s dog Benji licking my face whilst doing the donkey kicks! This post is later than normal as I am feeling quite slow today, slow to get up, slow to get my workout done and just generally slow, not sure why but ...
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The Urge to Purge

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Morning, I was up extra early today as it is my nephew’s third birthday and I am going to spend some quality aunty time with him.  My workout is done for the day and it was a good core one.  So far, I have not found it hard to workout in the mornings like it did before I made my decision on this challenge.  The true telling will be when I finish my annual leave from work and have to ...
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The Curse of Not Good Enough

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Kettlebell workout is complete for today and I am now consuming my protein shake for breakfast as I write this post. So, I had a little wobble yesterday at only day 3 of my challenge!!!  Thankfully it did not last very long but it did pop up and I promised to be honest about my journey on this challenge.  I call this wobble ‘the curse of not good enough’.  I am sure it has plagued us all at some point in our ...
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Recipe Wednesday – Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burgers and my workout for the day.

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement, Food and Drink
Hello, day 3 has started off with a corking workout, so I thought I would share it with you and a healthy recipe I made yesterday that has contributed to my food prepping for the week. I did this work out 3 times with a 60 second break between rounds, it does not look much written down like this but I can tell you it was hard, especially the plank hip twists.  I have suffered from running injury’s for the last ...
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The Importance of Planning – Schedule for Success

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
Hello lovely people.  Day 2 is going well, although I got up later than I wanted I embraced the extra sleep, did not give myself a hard time (for once) taking on a more positive kind mindset and did my morning workout complete with a protein smoothie for breakfast. I wanted to chat about planning and how I set up for this challenge.  I am a free spirit and I need flexibility and freedom but also some structure.  I have tried ...
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90 Day Lifestyle Reset Challenge – Come along with me, let’s travel to freedom.

by Zoe Badger Self Improvement
This is all very new to me and quite a bit scary truth be told but, I am excited and eager to what and where this might lead to.  Life is an adventure, right?  Adventures are meant to be exciting and scary as we journey into the unknown. You are the Indiana Jones of your life, so let’s go get that freedom treasure! My first step is to actually ‘put myself out there’(eeeek), which is a very scary thought and feeling ...
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