Welcome to my first monthly round from 2018:
A- Z Blog
After the success of last years series, I have decided to start another A to Z Series about how Massage or Reflexology (my treatments) can help with common ailments. In January, I blogged about the letters A and B.
Click on the links below for each in case you missed one.
A is for..Asthma
B is for ..Bloating
My Word for the Year
Those of you that followed me last January will remember that I participated in a little experiment where I chose a word for the year ahead. Last year I chose Balance.
Read about it here if you missed it.
For 2018 I have decided to go with “Believe” and I’m going to incorporate this into all aspects of my life.
My day job, my gym workouts, my holistic toolkit, my relationships and of course in myself.
Keep an eye out for my updates on this through out the year.
I attended the Beo “Wellness” Event in Galway during January with some friends and really enjoyed it. Everything about the afternoon was warm and welcoming from the warm healthy pancakes and packed goodie bags to the really informative talks from some of the wellness advocates on the Beo team.
Pat Divilly chatted about goal setting and enjoying the journey ,not just focusing on the destination.
Sile Seoige shared some very personal stories and how Yoga and Mediation really helped her to refocus on the important things in her life. She ended with a beautiful mediation which lasted with me for the whole evening.
My Nutrition Ireland give us some useful cooking and nutritional tips and of course the day would not have been the same without the laughs and bants with a very funny Doireann Garrihy.
I would highly recommend this event, so if they come to your area, you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Pippas Fashion Factory
The weekend after that I also attended Pippas Fashion Factory with my sister. This was a delightful afternoon with make up tips with Aimee Connolly, tanning and fashion advice from Pippa herself and a very good informative Q & A session with Jennifer from The Skin Nerd.
I’ve taken a lot from these 2 events and over the next year I hope to be able to put some of the learnings and advice into practice in my everyday life.
CrossFit Galway’s War of the West
I was delighted to be involved in the CrossFit Galway Scaled Pairs team competition in January when I was asked to M.C. the event.
I was very nervous at first as I’ve never been behind a mic before but once I got going there was no stopping me and I was caught up in the excitement from the competition floor from the off.
Hats off to each and everyone who competed in it. I know from experience how hard it is to compete and all of them made it look so easy! Roll on the next one in May!
My CrossFit Goals
Which brings me nicely to my own CrossFit training in January.
As you know in the past few months of 2017 I got my first official ‘Toes to bar’ which I was delighted with. That spurred me on to set some new goals in 2018 which I will document here.
In January I set myself a target of getting 3 kipping pull-ups unbroken. So each evening I was there I did an extra few minutes bar work, I spoke to a few of the coaches and I took some tips from others in my situation and I put in the practice and on the 31st of January (tight I know) I did it. 3 in a row!! Go me…
The 2018 CrossFit Open starts in February so my goal for this is to do at least 2 of the 5 workouts RX ie as recommended ( I did 1 RX last year , the other workouts will be done as scaled) .
While outside of the Open the goal is to do 2 toes to bar unbroken and keep up my pull ups.
Wish me luck!
This month I read:
!”The Hearts Invisible Furies” by John Boyne. Without spoiling this on you, this is one of my favourite books in a long long time. It follows the life of Cyril Avery through his life’s ups and downs and even though I’ve finished it weeks ago, I find myself thinking about what Cyril is at now. Such a good sign!
“Some one please help me, so I did” by Sharon Fitzmaurice. In this touching and very personal book Sharon opens up and details her own journey and how she helped herself and others through self care and love. Sharon is from Galway and you can follow her journey here.
So that’s it, a very busy January and I loved every minute of it. I hope yours was as enjoyable.