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.

The Stampede Obstacle Race Brisbane, Annabel Candy

52 Exercises: #38 The Stampede Obstacle Race for Anxious People

For someone who hates getting dirty, out of breath and sweaty The Stampede is about as bad as it gets. It’s one of those muddy obstacle course races which

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52 Exercises: Tai Chi, Getting Glasses

52 Exercises #37: Tai Chi, Getting Glasses and Other Rites of Passage for Ageing

I’ve finally done something I’ve been needing to to do for a while. Something I’ve been putting off for months, maybe even years. I’ve been to the optician, had my eyes

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52 Exercises: Salsa Party

52 Exercises: #36 Salsa Party

Body language is important so before moving to Central America I spent way more time learning to salsa than I did learning to speak Spanish. Unfortunately

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52 Exercises: Power Plate no.35

52 Exercises: Rushing onto the Power Plate for no.35

Powerplate seemed like a good idea at the time for someone who’s feeling over-worked, time poor and just plain old lazy. It happens and this week has

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52 Exercises Zumba: Latino Love and Energy Boost

52 Exercises #34: Zumba – Latino Love and Energy Boost

Nella is from Colombia. She is five foot nothing with wild curly hair and more energy than a litter of puppies. She’s standing on the stage now beaming, wearing

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Badminton - Is it Time to Quit?

52 Exercises: #33 Badminton – Is it Time to Quit?

The threat of quitting is always there, before you start a project, when you’ve only just begun it and even when you’re close to finishing. 33 weeks into the

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Iyengar Yoga and Work-Life Balance

52 Exercises: Iyengar Yoga and Letting Go of the Bank Balance

The Internet is down at home which is the perfect excuse to start the week as I mean to go on, by focusing on my physical and emotional well being and

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52 Exercises: Social Netball and Making Friends Through Exercise

I hated netball at school but the PE teacher always made me play because they needed more players and I was tall. So when I spot social netball in the

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Skydiving fears wollongong

Skydiving and the Real Meaning of Fear

The traditional idea of a midlife crisis is a bit of a joke, often involving a man who dresses inappropriately, takes a younger lover and leaves home. But I already

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Table Tennis - a Reminder to be Kind to Yourself

Table Tennis – a Reminder to be Kind to Yourself

There are good days and bad days and this is a bad one. Yesterday I focused on my work and got things done. Not as much as I’d like to but some things

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Vinyasa Yoga and How to Make Life Changes

Vinyasa Yoga and How to Make Life Changes

I dreamt of doing yoga last year but I never did any because I didn’t have time. Yes, that sad old excuse. But just like everyone else who trots “I don’t have…

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52 Exercises - Rock Climbing

52 Exercises: #27 Rock Climbing

There beside Mount Barney on the bank of a muddy creek life stretched out slowly ahead of me. I shouldn’t have checked my emails as soon as I finished

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Body Building: Inspiration for Personal Transformation

52 Exercises: #26 Body Building: Inspiration for Personal Transformation

Even though I’m on a mental health plan and seeing a shrink I still think body building’s a bit mad. It’s easy to make fun of the chocolaty bodies, oily skin

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cardio-tennis-review

52 Exercises: #25 Cardio Tennis, a Lesson in Fantasy Versus Reality

I had a major crush on Steve Cloke which I’m sure wasn’t reciprocated. I was a skinny nine year old and he was the English tennis coach with a perma-tan

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52 Exercises: Sexual Healing at Aqua Aerobics

52 Exercises: #24 Sexual Healing at Aqua Aerobics

I’m an emotional person. That’s my greatest lesson from my mindfulness program. I’ve stopped taking the antidepressants after just two months. It’s not

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Author: Annabel Candy