slow progress is better than no progress

Slow/no progress

‘Slow progress is better than no progress!’ – I’m pretty sure thats what they say. But slow progress is also a pain in the tits if it’s so slow that you might as well be staying the same. I joined a gym four months ago, and in that time have lost a stone. To some, […]

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taking time off

Taking time off from yourself

I get that this is hypocritical based on the fact that I just wrote about needing time to myself, and now I’m talking about taking time off from that. Out with friends the other night, the drunken chats turned towards the fact that girls are way too hard on themselves. My boyfriend is constantly telling […]

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intuitive eating

Intuitive eating

I’ve decided to give intuitive eating a go. Mostly because I’ve decided it means I can eat cake all the time and not feel guilty about it, which sounds like the world’s best diet to me. I know a lot of people who eat by the IIFYM mentality, which is (from what I can tell) […]

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me time

Needing ‘me-time’

Every once in a while, you just need to stop and stare. I don’t mean at nature, or a beautiful painting – or even a beautiful person. I mean literally stopping and just staring into space for a bit. Some of my friends use apps like Headspace, or timers on their laptops that force them […]

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hitting peak gym

Hitting ‘Peak Gym’

It pains me to admit it, but I think I’ve reached ‘peak gym.’ So much so that my boyfriend, my boss and various other colleagues and friends have pretty much begged me to take time away from it to regroup and stabilise myself before starting again. When my boyfriend dragged me to the gym one […]

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moving the goalposts

Moving the goalposts

It’s dangerously easy, when embarking on a new ‘regime’ to feel competitive; maybe with other people in the gym, maybe with the gym running next to you on the treadmill, maybe with your own numbers from last week. But the real problems begin when you start playing mind games with yourself, and start moving the […]

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pre and post gym snacks

Pre&Post gym snacks

I have a terrible habit of being starving as soon as I get home from work, and then later on I don’t want to eat once I’ve got back from the gym. Working out on an empty stomach isn’t great, and not eating after the gym wouldn’t be something I’d recommend, so here are a […]

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top tips for beating the blues

Top Tips for Beating the Blues

As springtime rolls around and the sun finally comes out, sometimes you just can’t help but get the blues. It sounds silly, because sunshine should equal happiness, but some days it means the opposite. Get Moving When you suffer from the blues, the last thing you want to do is go out and socialise. You […]

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binge drinking

Is not drinking the new binge drinking?

What was once the go-to Friday night plans for many – myself included – has been put on the back burner thanks to a recent heightened interest in all things wholesome and healthy. Now I wouldn’t say I was ever a binge drinker, every Friday night a group of friends and I would go out […]

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porridge oat pizza

3 ways with porridge (that aren’t porridge) – Pizza

I have a love-hate relationship with porridge. For a while, I think it’s the greatest thing on earth and stock up on huge boxes of it, and then I get freaked out by the idea of claggy beige carbs and wonder why I have 37 bags of oats in my cupboard. In a mission to […]

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too fat for skinny jeans

What if strong isn’t the new skinny?

When I first started this fitness journey, I felt pressured by well meaning friends, family and colleagues to have a ‘goal.’ Did I want to be able to lift a certain amount of weight? Did I want to run a sub-hour 10k? Did I want to have a thigh gap? Did I want to this, […]

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