Welcome to the Exercise Hitlist!! I hope you have fun developing and conquering your own hitlist and for all of you who want to know a little more about me here is what I am all about. I am an Exercise Physiologist, I am a mother of 4 boys, a FIFO wife, I have been a fat mum and am trying to be a fit mum (currently sitting somewhere inbetween), and I am really trying to embrace new things and explore the great outdoors as a way to keep exercise fun.
As an Exercise Physiologist who has spent four years at University learning all about different ways exercise can positively impact a person’s life, then working in the health industry for over 10 years and seeing first hand what simple lifestyle changes in the form of good nutrition and regular exercise can do to improve a person’s daily life, you could say that I’m a little passionate about promoting exercise. I also, quite simply, want to practice what I preach.
I have worked at a couple of swim camps in the Cayman Islands, in private practice treating a range of musculoskeletal and chronic conditions, as a Rehabilitation Consultant doing injury prevention and workers compensation, in a gym performing group exercise sessions and running my own rehabilitation business, and most recently I was with a company who co ordinated the rehabilitation needs for injured soldiers in the Australian Defence Force…until now. My husband and I decided to up and move across to the opposite side of Australia to live in Perth. My husband is a FIFO worker (Fly In Fly Out) so at the moment I am a stay at home mother to our four boys who are 8yrs, twins who are 6yrs, and a 4yr old. Living this FIFO lifestyle can be tough and while the upside is that I get to stay at home and enjoy this stage of my kids lives I am a little sad that I am not working in the industry I love…hence this blog. I want to share my love and knowledge of exercise and hopefully drag a few of you along for the ride.
I put on a lot of weight while pregnant with my first two pregnancies (not too bad with the third and final one) and wish I had looked after myself a little better. But it was a blur of pregnancies, breastfeeding, sleepless nights, and bad food choices through lack of preparation. I was able to turn it around because I didn’t want to be that person, that mum that sat on the sidelines of life.
So while I have a professional background, I am coming at this from a busy Mum’s prospective and a genuine lover of all things fitness, especially the great outdoors. I am also a huge advocate for Women’s health and fitness and want to encourage mothers to stay fit and strong not just for the emotional and long term health benefits to them, but as one of the biggest role models for our kids and the attitude they will adopt towards exercise. Get out and get amongst it!
In the meantime here a few posts that may help you get started:
I would love to hear about any aspect of your exercise hitlist journey so please feel free to get in contact with me!!