Menstrual Cycle Tracker (MCT)

Menstrual Cycle Tracker (MCT)

Most of my trackers use the Menstrual Cycle Tracker (MCT) code. It looks like Morse code, but it’s just a simple way of indicating on your trackers where in your cycle you are. Each – represents a week, there are four – to represent four weeks. Split...
Is stress always a bad thing?

Is stress always a bad thing?

We rarely read anything positive about stress. In the fitness industry, stress is also where growth happens. To become fitter we have push ourselves a little harder, adding either a bit more intensity or length to cardio session. Muscle gets stronger when we lift a...
How long does the menopause last?

How long does the menopause last?

Let us start at the end as that is easy to define. You are post-menopausal in the UK, when you have had 12 consecutive months without a period. The average age is 51 years. When your menopause starts is a wee bit harder to define as you may have not noticed it...
Post holiday menopausal blues

Post holiday menopausal blues

I have noticed when I return from holidays and breaks from routines I am a wee bit wider. I have named this ‘Post holiday menopausal blues!’ Last time it was around my thighs. You can read my blog about it here. This time was around my bra and waistline...
Why I took a two month holiday from the gym

Why I took a two month holiday from the gym

I have been regularly exercising since my 30s so for about 15 years. I am quite relaxed about taking breaks over holidays as I know my fitness and strength levels don’t really drop that much in two weeks. Any longer and I notice it negatively affects my wellbeing and...