Tag Archives: #thisgirlcan

Monday Morning Motivation – I also know the off-side rule

4 Jul

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Too often we make assumptions about what people can/cannot do and what they might know. I’ve experienced this when visiting bike shops. All too often the male sales assistant will patronise me and assume that I know nothing about bikes – I might not be an expert, but you can guarantee that I’ll have read up on what I want.

Some great advice that I was given was to assume that someone knows an average amount and then ask a few questions to see whether you need to pitch your discussion higher or lower.

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Monday Morning Motivation – Feeling like a fox

20 Jun

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You don’t have to look good to feel good! Unfortunately, too often women are expected to prize their physical appearance over the ability to take on physical challenges as brilliantly exemplified by this video:

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Monday Morning Motivation – Stare all you like!

6 Jun

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One of the most memorable posters in the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign featured Cassie Cava (@onelegdontcare)

In an interview with Marie-Claire, Cassie said:

I’m most proud of the fact that I’ve been able to hold onto that unrelenting belief that things would work out and I could embrace the change.

Just get out there and give it a go. I think that life is far too short to worry about what other people think, and whatever it is that you enjoy, you should get out there and do it.

I know all too well what it’s like to be constantly stared at and if people stare, you should just let them, because it doesn’t matter – you don’t have to be the best. You should just put aside all of those doubts and fears of judgement and failure, put them all aside and just give it a go.

It’s about having the courage to try things out and to get involved with sport and exercise, even if you’re worried about it. I want to confront people’s perceptions and change the way people look at it, because you don’t have to be the person that people think you are. Anyone can be involved in sport.

Cassie is not only an inspirational young women, she’s also talented. Cassie is a paratriathlete on the GB Talent Squad and snowboarder on the GB Parasnowboard Development Team! She also writes a fantastic blog: One Leg Don’t Care.

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Monday Morning Motivation – I look hot

16 May

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Who cares what you look like as long as you’re working on being fit and healthy!

Monday Morning Motivation – Sweating like a pig

2 May

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If the main purpose of exercising is having fun and keeping fit, what does it matter what you look like?

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Monday Morning Motivation – Hot and not bothered

18 Apr

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Monday Morning Motivation – Bring it on!

4 Apr

For those of us who aren’t hardy enough to swim all year round, it’s almost open water swimming season – are you ready for it?

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Monday Morning Motivation – Talk to the backhand

4 Apr

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Monday Morning Motivation – Deal with it!

21 Mar

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There are too many stereotypes about what men and women are capable of/’should be’ doing.

What are you doing to challenge stereotypes?

Monday Morning Motivation – This is my spin class

7 Mar

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There’s no point in taking part in a sport or activity that you don’t enjoy. If indoor cycling isn’t your thing, try something else like table tennis!

What’s the most unusual sport you’ve tried? Would you recommend it to others?