Tag Archives: This Girl Can

Monday Morning Motivation: This Girl Can Weightlift

26 Mar

Last year I qualified as a fitness instructor. It was the first time that I had been in a gym since I was pregnant, and it reminded me how much I enjoy free weights. Fewer women seem to worry about lifting weights making them bulk up and #strongnotskinny is a commonly used hashtag. For this week’s inspiration, I thought I’d share some images that show the collaboration between the This Girl Can campaign and British Weightlifting…

What’s your favourite free weight exercise?

Monday Morning Motivation: Get your gameface on

19 Mar

OK – those of you who know me know that I rarely wear make up, but I like this This Girl Can advert as to me it emphasises that sport is for all, not matter what your appearance.

What do you think?

Monday Morning Motivation: Unleash your inner beginner

12 Feb This Girl Can photo

At this time of year, I start thinking about my impending birthday. It was 5 years ago that I started my journey to becoming a swimmer (and a triathlete).

This year, my journey continues, with various goals, including becoming a Personal Trainer.

Unleash your inner beginner

What are you doing to unleash your inner beginner?

Monday Morning Motivation: One is more than none

22 Jan This Girl Can photo

It’s January, so you may have set some New Year’s resolutions to be fitter and healthier in 2018. Don’t push yourself to do too much too soon. Remember that it’s best to aim for a sustainable level of activity and don’t forget:

One is more than none


Monday Morning Motivation: Flat out

25 Dec This Girl Can photo

Now the kids are flat out, so am I

Monday Morning Motivation – Tried hitting the gym…

5 Dec


Just a little reminder to find an activity that you love to keep yourself motivated 🙂

This Girl Can advert

Monday Morning Motivation – Girls Can

14 Nov

I like this Covergirl advert about female empowerment and breaking barriers. Featuring a host of stars who’ve been trail-blazers in their respective fields, I find this advert inspirational.

Ellen DeGeneres: Girls can’t. Sometimes you hear it, but more often, you feel it.

Pink: Girls can’t rock.
Katy Perry: Girls can’t be strong.
Natalie Wiebe: Girls can’t check.
Ellen DeGeneres: Girls can’t be funny.
Becky G: Girls can’t rap.
Sofia Vergara: [Spanish]
Queen Latifah: Girls can’t run the show.
Janelle Monae: Girls can’t dance crazy.
Queen Latifah: Yeah. Girls can.
Natalie Wiebe: My sport is ice hockey. Everybody told me that I couldn’t do it. You have to just be courageous.
Pink: I was always told singers really should just sing. OK. Well, let’s just challenge that whole notion.
Queen Latifah: I heard that girls couldn’t rap, I rap. Girls couldn’t own businesses, I own my own business.
Pink: I like it when people say you can’t do something.
Ellen DeGeneres: You know, I just learned that you have to be yourself.
Janelle Monae: Girls can’t?
Natalie Wiebe: Yes they can.
Katy Perry: Come on, Cover Girls.
Becky G: Rap.
Ellen DeGeneres: Be funny.
Janelle Monae: Be off-the-wall.
Pink: Rock.
Katy Perry: Be strong.
Queen Latifah: Run the show.
Ellen DeGeneres: Make the world a little more easy, breezy, and beautiful.

Monday Morning Motivation – If at first you don’t succeed

7 Nov

This Girl Can advert

It’s important to have fun when you’re working out, but I also believe in the importance of determination and perseverence.

Monday Morning Motivation – Left school…

3 Oct

This Girl Can advert

40% 16-24 year olds participate in sport once a week or less often. How are you encouraging the young people in your family to keep fit?

Monday Morning Motivation – Under these gloves…

5 Sep

This Girl Can advert

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I rarely appear in pictures where I’m not wearing sports clothes. Part of that is because of the topic of my blog, but it’s also because I rarely ‘dress up’. I’m most comfortable wearing jeans and a hoodie… but that doesn’t mean that I don’t care about my appearance. I may never wear make up and I try to avoid wearing high heels, but I still like my clothes to match (to an extent that my friends find humorous).

Being a strong woman doesn’t mean you have to give up on femininity, but it also doesn’t mean you have to be dressed from top to toe in pink. It’s about being confident with whatever makes you happy.