The Seven Minute Workout – does it work?

The Seven Minute Workout – does it work?

I have been on a diet for a couple of years. A media diet. I avoid watching the news, reading about it, and all newspapers in general. My mental health has improved and I have more time to devote to more interesting pursuits than reading 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – I’m hooked!

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – I’m hooked!

So I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front. Owl is now almost ten months and I’m starting to regain a modicum of control within my chaotic life. But more on that later. These days, I have only a few priorities. My family, my 

Why HIIT is highly effective for weight loss

Why HIIT is highly effective for weight loss

I’ve been doing a bit of digging around to find the science behind HIIT. A fascinating commentary I’m reading at the moment presents some findings about HIIT that are simply amazing. It’s been suggested that we are actually consuming fewer calories but getting bigger, therefore 

Getting back into running after pregnancy, week um, 7?

Getting back into running after pregnancy, week um, 7?

It’s been hot so I’ve been doing treadmill runs, and Owl has been unsettled so I hop on the treadmill for 20 minutes, run like mad and then rush back home. Five 2.5-3km runs in a week and I started getting a bit of back 

Getting back to running after pregnancy, week 5

Getting back to running after pregnancy, week 5

So much for waiting until 12 weeks – I went for a run yesterday. And today. That’s naughty of me, as I haven’t checked with my doctor yet. But I’m a doctor, and hell I’m also now a mum of two. That’s upped the ante, 

Getting back to running after pregnancy, week 4

Getting back to running after pregnancy, week 4

I have a confession to make. I didn’t run much in my second pregnancy. The first time around, I prided myself on being able to run right up til 28 weeks. Not so this time! I was heavier and showed much earlier (at nine weeks). 

This is what happens when I try to take a day off

This is what happens when I try to take a day off

I went surfing today. I can count on one hand the times I have been surfing since having Star. My dear husband decided we had been working too hard and needed to spend time together like we used to. So I cleared my schedule and 

Where I’m up to with running

Where I’m up to with running

It wasn’t as easy as I thought, getting back into running. Months of sleep deprivation, plus an ever-changing routine, has seen me struggle out there about once or twice a week, if lucky. Each time has been wonderful, of course. When Star started sleeping through 

The last time I went surfing

The last time I went surfing

It was our last day in Bali. I wasn’t supposed to be surfing as I had injured my fingers by grabbing my leash during a wipeout, and I’d taken quite a bit of skin off. But the day was so perfect – 2-3 foot clean 

My first post-partum run!

My first post-partum run!

It was a Wednesday morning in midwinter. The mercury hovered a few degrees over zero. My husband was home, the baby was fed. I had the go-ahead from my obstetrician and had already been walking an hour a day for weeks – as much to