Last Autumn, I decided that enough was enough and that I was going to lose the last of my ‘baby weight.’ I knew that whilst this was achievable alone, I would have a lot more success if I had an expert to help me. Upon meeting Jasmine Chu, co-founder of Train and Sustain, I knew I would have no choice but to succeed. It was immediately evident that aside from being passionate about diet and fitness, she was incredibly knowledgable about health too. She never was unrealistic in what I could achieve but was also not afraid to push me… View Post

May’s addition of Women’s Health magazine has an article by Speedo advertising their #MAKE1KWET campaign. The idea is that by following their training plan, you can coach yourself to swim 1K in the same time it would take to run 5K or cycle 10K in just three months. My problem is that I can already swim 1K in less time than it takes me to run 5K. To make it worse, my swim time (swimming breaststroke) is 25 minutes whereas I can bike 10K in 18 minutes. I’m left with a dilemma, either I’d really bad at running, mediocre at swimming,… View Post

Last month, I finally admitted to the world that I have a problem. This may have come as ‘old news’ to many of my friends but it felt good to share. I’ve since been working out my jealousy issues and have been trying to adopt a ‘growth mindset’ type attitude. But the struggle remains. Gym Goddess continues to taunt me and in order to cope I’ve had to turn my attention elsewhere. Thankfully, Dancing Man is on the scene.

How many of you go to the gym and people watch? I find that my mind wonders to all kinds of places at the gym. Sometimes I think about the day I’ve just had, or my to-do list. Occasionally I may actually focus on what I’m doing at that moment. But more often than not, I’m looking at the people around me and imagining who they might be. Naturally, if you go to the gym often enough you begin to spot different ‘characters.’ People with individual quirks that make them stand out. They might have particular mannerisms or outfits that… View Post

Kickstarting a running regime can be hard. I always imagine myself pounding along with not a care in the world. In reality I’m a bit of a sweaty mess struggling to breathe. At one point in time, I really did think that I just couldn’t run. It seemed much easier for everyone else and I just resigned myself to swimming. That was obviously the wrong mindset as I’ve since completed two half marathons. The realisation was that I wasn’t going to be running anywhere quickly and just needed to take things at my own pace. I did however find a number… View Post