Ngaire’s blog

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2010 by hutfitproject

Did you know that words have power? Of course you did.

How we phrase things changes how we react. In fact, some phrases and words can be divided into “Victim” and “Power” vocabularies. Here’s a few examples:

Victim vocabulary: “I can’t.”
Power vocabulary: “I won’t.”

Victim vocabulary: “I have to.”
Power vocabulary: “I choose to.”

Victim vocabulary: “If only…”
Power vocabulary: “Next time…”

Victim vocabulary: “It’s terrible; I’m terrible.”
Power vocabulary: “What can I learn from this?”

The underlying theme, here, is that victim vocabulary “assumes” that you are a helpless victim. Things happen to you and you have no control. Power vocabulary, on the other hand, puts you clearly at choice, and in the driver’s seat.

This week, notice when you are using victim vocabulary and when you use power vocabulary, and notice the difference it makes in how you feel-and in how others respond.


The Summit Challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2010 by hutfitproject

MY intentions for this challenge are to complete Summit A. 

Jim Rohn: You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.

Les Brown: You have the power to change.



  ‘The Summit Challenge’ guidelines are as follows:  14 Days

Start = Sunday, 16 May

Finish = 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 29 May

Choose one of the following ‘summits’:

Summit A = 5 hours of fitness/exercise in the 1st week; 6 hours in the 2nd (approx. 45min daily)


Summit B =6 hours of fitness/exercise in the 1st week; 7 hours in the 2nd (approx. 1 hour daily)


Summit C = 9 hours of fitness/exercise in the 1st week; 10 hours in the 2nd (more than 75min daily)


Summit D = 11 hours of fitness/exercise in the 1st week; 12 hours in the 2nd (more than 90min daily)

Points to note when selecting:  Time can be cumulative.  Challenge yourself, being aware of current fitness and health levels.  Time includes all types:  cardio, resistance, stretching/relaxation, incidental physical activity, etc


The Dare Factor

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2010 by hutfitproject

The Dare Factor – 11 Days

Start = Thursday, 22 April

Finish = Sun, 2 May


My Dare from ‘My Fit Project Tracker’

  • To complete 7 hrs of fitness/exercise in 11 days
  • To complete a minimum of 1 ‘Bodyweight Triple’ session: Consists of a total of 34 x 8 Step Bodybuilder, 50 x Jumping Jack, 30 x Crunches


My Own Dares:

14 day challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by hutfitproject

Project No 6A

Posted in Uncategorized on March 7, 2010 by hutfitproject

 Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.     Goethe


When you engage in systematic, purposeful action, using and stretching your abilities to the maximum, you cannot help but feel positive and confident about yourself.

Brian Tracy

Project No 6A

Start Saturday 6th March                                     Finish Friday 26th March

My intentions for this project are6 x 6 different sessions by 21 days

Cardio –                                6 runs including 1 interval run

                                                  6 cycles

Resistance –                     6 circuits

                                                 6 resistance program

Stretching/Core           6 yoga

                                                  6 pilates/stretching

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Mao Tse-Tung

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2010 by hutfitproject

Project 14

Goals and aspirations

My goal for Project 14 is to complete

14 runs at least 14mins each and 14 stretches at least 14mins each.

Depending on the weather my runs may be a 14 min cycle on the windtrainer.

January 20day 10 hour challenge

Posted in Uncategorized on January 10, 2010 by hutfitproject

You are the handicap you must face.
You are the one who must choose your place.
James Lane Allen

He who hesitates is lost.

Never, never, never give up.
       – Winston Churchill

Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home.
   The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.
       – Charles Swindoll

You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Bruxton

January 20day 10hour challenge

My intention is to be active for at least 10hours over the next 20 days. 

5days on 1 day off

5 days on 1 day off

5days on 1 day off

3 days on