April 2012

How Do You Build Confidence?

Elly Hurley with Derek Boyer

by Elly Hurley on 30 April, 2012

Wow, I spent Saturday at the Fitness and Health Expo in Sydney and it was HUGE! Even bigger than these 2 guys I had my picture taken with, Derek Boyer (Australia’s Strongest Man since 2000) and Andy Haman (a super-heavy-weight body builder from the States). These guys had muscle on muscle and knew it, andRead the Rest…


I’m Lacking Motivation Today

Julie Rafter Blogging

by Elly Hurley on 25 April, 2012

  It’s ANZAC Day here in Australia today, a national day of remembrance and a public holiday. And I think my mind and body decided first thing today it was going on holiday too. I have spent the last hour or so playing on Facebook, reading e-mails, finding things to search for on Google, inRead the Rest…


Listen When Your Body Talks to You

Listen to your body

by Elly Hurley on 24 April, 2012

How often have you been so busy that you completely ignore any twinges or messages your body sends you? It might just be a feeling you get that something’s not quite right, and yet you continue to soldier on without seeking any form of assistance. There are the horror stories we’ve all heard about theRead the Rest…


The Proof is in the Numbers

Tapes and Scales - Tools of the Weight Loss Trade

by Elly Hurley on 23 April, 2012

This program works, and the proof is in my numbers. Today was my 30 day check-in and I’m over the moon. I’ve met my weight target goal – I’m down 4.1kg’s (my target was 4kg’s) and even better than that I have lost a total of 26.25cm. And, even better than that, I feel great.Read the Rest…


6 Great Reasons To Smile

6 Great Reasons Smiling is Good for You

by Elly Hurley on 20 April, 2012

We’ve all heard the saying “Smile and the world smiles with you”. And it’s true, think about a time you were in a room or walking down the street and you smiled, and you will have noticed those around you smiled too. It’s pretty hard not to return a smile. So why is smiling soRead the Rest…


What Were You Told As a Kid?

Big Plate of Food

by Elly Hurley on 19 April, 2012

We all have beliefs, many that are formed when we are very young. Our beliefs are what shape us and how we live, most are positive however some can also be extremely limiting and stop you doing what you need to do. The question is, how do we form our beliefs and more importantly canRead the Rest…


Why Your Thoughts Are So Important

Devil or Angel on your shoulder

by Elly Hurley on 18 April, 2012

I thought the rain yesterday was bad, but today is worse. It’s been torrential and it’s wet, really wet. So wet that the water table’s around Sydney can no longer cope and there is water everywhere and it’s causing chaos. Did it stop me doing what was needed today? Definitely not. I’ve been and broughtRead the Rest…

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Rain Rain Go Away….

Gumboots and Umbrella

by Elly Hurley on 17 April, 2012

After such a dreadful Summer you would think I was used to horrible wet and grey days, but I’m not. Up until yesterday we’ve had the most splendid Autumn weather, beautiful clear blue days. There is no better weather to be outside exercising. I’ve looked forward to my daily walk with the dogs, the warmRead the Rest…


Scales: Your Best Friend and Your Worst Enemy!

Scales: Your Best Friend and Your Worst Enemy

by Elly Hurley on 16 April, 2012

Being Monday today was my official weigh in day. The good news is I’m on target, and well there’s not really any bad news – not for today anyway. It’s all eyes forward for me right now, that’s when they’re not looking down at the numbers on my scales. Some days I love my scales,Read the Rest…


It’s All In Your Attitude

Ostrich with Head Buried

by Elly Hurley on 12 April, 2012

Day 12: I haven’t had the best day today, if I had to choose one word to describe it I’d say ‘frustrating’. It’s just been one of those days, I could name and blame a tonne of things but I’m not going to. There is no point. Let me explain why. If I rehash everythingRead the Rest…

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