Back on Track

Back On Track #17: Rediscovering motivation

I am awesome.

Posted: Monday November 9, 2015

Back On Track #16:Back in the swing of things

Oscar Wilde once said, ''To get back to my youth, I would do anything in the world, except exercise''.

Posted: Monday October 19, 2015

Back On Track #15: The course of true love never did run smooth

I've had a mish-mash of social obligations and work-related events lately that have taken me away from my mate ''Gym''.

Posted: Saturday October 3, 2015

Back On Track #14: It is less a matter of thighs than a question of balance

I clearly remember a scorching hot summer's afternoon of 1989.

Posted: Saturday September 19, 2015

Back On Track #13: Having your cake and eating it too

I have banished the term diet. I have a fitness regime and an eating plan.

Posted: Saturday September 12, 2015

Back On Track #12:Athletes and the pain we go through

Athletes (I just qualify, as an amateur) and those who love intense exercise may be acquainted with the acronym Doms: delayed onset muscle soreness, a common result of ph...

Posted: Saturday September 5, 2015

Back On Track #11: Reclaiming summer

Although I started this journey with childlike enthusiasm, I didn't have wicked notions of achieving impending hotness and a tropical holiday lounging in my designer whit...

Posted: Saturday August 22, 2015

Back On Track #10:Making up for lost ground

Turns out a bender of an evening once in a while, followed by ridiculous amounts of doing nothing for the remainder of the weekend, can actually be a motivator when it co...

Posted: Saturday August 15, 2015

Back On Track #9:Stepping it up in work and life

I dedicate this week's column to all the boys I've loved before.

Posted: Saturday August 8, 2015

Back On Track #8: Staying on the road to weight-loss success

Every day I begin with porridge and a read of the paper; I'm a creature of habit.

Posted: Saturday August 1, 2015

Back On Track #7: There are no holidays on the road to fitness

Time in the gym is paying dividends at home.

Posted: Saturday July 25, 2015

Back On Track #6: Riding out the rough times

The saying goes you can have results or excuses, but not both.

Posted: Saturday July 18, 2015

Back On Track #5: Feeling a little tendon

They say there is no gain without pain. Rediscovering exercise is a pretty good way to test the theory.

Posted: Saturday July 4, 2015

Back On Track #4: Zipping along and feeling virtuous

The signs are all good that returning to the gym is beginning to pay dividends.

Posted: Saturday June 27, 2015

Back On Track #3: Nutting out the nutrition

They say you are what you eat. And it may be there's something in that.

Posted: Saturday June 20, 2015

Back On Track #2: Burning fat turns out to be a step up

The first week back at the gym has been all about one foot in front of the other.

Posted: Saturday June 13, 2015

Back On Track #1: An exercise in health and fitness

Having drifted away from the world of the workout, Otago Daily Times photographer Christine O'Connor decided it was time to act.

Posted: Saturday June 6, 2015

Back On Track: Christine O'Connor

Having drifted away from the world of the workout, I decided it was time to act.

Posted: Monday June 1, 2015