52 Exercises: How One Woman Dared to Deal With a Mid-Life Crisis

52 Exercises is a quest to fight depression, middle-age and boredom by challenging myself, getting fit and trying a new exercise every week in 2013. Like me this series is a work in progress that welcomes your feedback.

52 Exercises Breakdown

52 Exercises: Breakdown of a Breakdown

I announced the 52 Exercises quest as way to tackle a mid-life crisis with the byline:”52 Exercises: How One Woman Dared

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52 Exercises Quest Ends: Swimming Laps, Endings and New Beginnings

52 Exercises Quest Ends: Swimming Laps and New Beginnings

I’m wearing a bikini, a sun hat and sunglasses. I enter the pool gingerly even though it’s hot outside and the water is warm too. I sink in slowly and then swim,

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52 Exercises No.51: Dance Show and Dealing With Anxiety

52 Exercises: #51 Dance Show and Dealing With Anxiety

It wasn’t a real dance show. Just our small dance class of five women performing for our

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Thai Boxing and Life After Depression

52 Exercises: #50 Thai Boxing and Life After Depression

As we drive off to a gym in the Noosa hinterland where professional Muay Thai boxers train and where we’ll be joining them for a training session I feel curiously

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Kundalini Yoga and Finding Your Inner Truth

52 Exercises: #49 Kundalini Yoga and Finding Your Inner Truth

The end of the year is nigh and my ever truthful Bowen therapist says I am tired. It’s not a comment on the way I look but a factual statement.
“I wonder

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Killer Steps hastings street noosa

52 Exercises: #48 Killer Steps for a Natural High

Now the 52 Exercises Quest is almost over I feel the need to up the ante. There are all kinds of exercises I could do like learning the high trapeze at Circus

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52 Exercises: Slacklining

52 Exercises: #47 Slacklining Makes Failure Fun

Slacklining’s been described as a cross between tightrope walking and trampolining which makes it sound impossibly hard. But when I saw someone slacklining

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52 Exercises: Pilates and Self Care (No. 46)

52 Exercises: #46 Pilates and Self Care

Last time I saw the Pilates instructor Sandra was in a Toastmasters class. That was a few years ago when I was improving myself by learning how

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Beach fitness sunshine coast

52 Exercises: #45 Beach Fitness and Love

Scott’s clients are a loyal bunch. They show up to his outdoor fitness classes at 5.30am come rain or shine. They’re a lot more dedicated than me because

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52 Exercises: Noosa Triathlon Fun Run

52 Exercises: #44 Noosa Triathlon Fun Run

Fun run always seemed to be an oxymoron to me. You know, one of those phrases with contradictory elements like deafening silence, living dead or open

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52 Exercises No. 43: Surfing Emotional Waves

52 Exercises #43: Surfing Emotional Waves

Sometimes my heart sinks at the thought of the weekend stretching ahead with all three children at home, the house a mess and work piling up. But

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Zimbabwe Travel Myths busted

52 Exercises: #42 Urban Safari in Harare and Zimbabwe Travel Myths Busted

Harare looks beautiful in October with the jacaranda trees in bloom. Purple blossom against deep blue skies, floating down onto the dusty red earth.

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Sh'bam and Some Amazing Travel Plans

52 Exercises: #41 Sh’bam and Amazing Travel Plans

It’s 8am on Saturday morning and I’ve just arrived at the gym to try Sh’bam which is billed as a fun, sociable dance class. I love dancing and want to inject

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Kayaking in Noosa and Stress Reduction

52 Exercises: #40 Kayaking in Noosa and Stress Reduction

Everything feels rushed, stressful and anxiety-ridden. I’m not depressed any more but I can feel the black dog is there, snapping at my heels. Daily meditation

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Bike Ride to Peregian Beach

52 Exercises: #39 Bike Ride to Peregian Beach With My Bro

Only mad dogs and English men go out in the midday sun but we don’t have a choice. My brother Tom who’s visiting from England wants to join me on on

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Author: Annabel Candy