the galloping housewife gets fit

Kia ora, and welcome to the galloping housewife gets fit. This is where the galloping housewife will pass on the information that she has used (and sometimes ignored) to get fit, get fat, get fit, get fat and get fit again. It doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 70, male or female or somewhere in between, an athlete or Sid the sloth, if you want to lose 2 kilos or 50 or even put on weight, if your goal is to climb the stairs without puffing or run a marathon, there will be advice here you can use


First, she needs to tell you what this is not. This is not a diet or a programme or a bootcamp or a challenge or even a ‘lifestyle’. There are no rules to follow, guidelines to live by, nothing that you can’t eat or have to do. There is nothing prescriptive or restrictive here. You can continue to eat the foods that you love and be as active (or not) as you want. Not only can you keep going to parties and celebrate with indulgences, that is positively encouraged.

The thing is, we are all individuals. We have different needs and different goals, different tastes and different preferences. We have different schedules and different budgets, different resources and different motivational levels. Lord knows, we all have different physical abilities and different culinary skills. No one system will work for everyone, and most certainly no one system will suit everyone.

The galloping housewife has been a nurse for more than 20 years. She has studied health, nutrition and fitness both formally and as part of her own journey. She has tried many different diets and exercise regimes out, some religiously and others she tossed out after days. The single thing that she has gained from this education and all her life experience that allows her to change her body shape and fitness at will? Knowledge.

Knowledge of macro & micro nutrients, knowledge of digestion and excretion, knowledge of metabolism and endocrinology, knowledge of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems, knowledge of psychology & psychiatry. She knows how the foods that she eats and the exercise she does affect her body and her brain and she is able to cherry pick that information to both make plans for improvements and guide her in choices in the moment.

If this seems overwhelming, and like you might have to go back to school to get where you want to be, do not panic. The galloping housewife has done the hard work, she has curated a ridiculous amount of information, sifted through the science and grandiose claims, sorted fact from fiction. She is committed to presenting the important points in easy to understand language and offering ideas that are easy to assimilate into your current life.

While she does have the ability to drop a dress size in a week, what she is really after for her readers is to make small changes that serve them, to make haste slowly. Remember 1% a day for 100 days is 100% improvement. She wants for them to be able to control their own journey,  and to finally be able to live the life they want with the standard of health that they desire. And yes, she wants her readers to know the pleasure that comes from being self confident in their physical ability and appearance.

Literally a dress size in a week. Left photos 28th Oct (66.6kg), right photos 4th November (62.7kg).