Jun 20

What the World Cup can teach you about weight loss and fitness

It can’t of escaped the notice of many people of this planet that the Football (or Soccer, if you’re American) World cup is currently taking place in Brazil. A month long carnival of sport featuring some of the greatest talent every to grace a football field. I love it. A fact I remain surprised about …

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Jun 05

Stop feeling the fear and just do it

  I often wonder if I had the fear of new things because I was overweight.   Or I was overweight because of my fear of new things.   Anyone who has ever had an eating disorder of any kind will have a story, a trigger. At the time you don’t see it. All you …

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May 28

If you can’t, Support those who can.

Things don’t always go as you expect. Take my back injury. A few weeks before my first 10k and I sustain problems which stops my dreams coming true. At this point I can crawl into my corner and sulk. I almost did. However I had friends that were running it. One who had just completed …

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May 07

Set backs, Injuries and positive thinking

I am not going to make my first official 10k. I am heartbroken. I am bereft. I am gutted. Try as I might to get back to running after hurting my back and, despite believing it had improved over the weekend, it became clear yesterday it was still not right. An Initial run didn’t hurt …

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Apr 24

Your Mind Lies. Your Body Doesn’t.

    Your head lies. Your body doesn’t. Knowing this is important. It’s also important to recognise the difference and act on any signals you receive. Which something I didn’t do, and why I am current sitting with a hot water pressed to my back as I write this post. It started like this. I’d …

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Mar 23

Forget all you think you know about unhealthy foods

Unhealthy Foods. We all know what that is right? After all there has been plenty of advice handed out from governments, or written about my nutritionists or found on blogs, well, like this one. But as more and more research surfaces it seems we don’t know anything. I read an article on the Guardian Observers …

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Mar 16

Meditation and the Art of Running

  I’m fascinated by meditation. I try it from time to time and, frankly, I’m not very good at it. But I have spent time reading about it and today as I was taking my afternoon run/plod it dawned on me how much running and meditation have in common. Especially, like me, you are relatively …

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Feb 16

Finding my proud – Running 10k

I ran 10k today. Yes, people have run 10k before. Ran further, faster, harder than I’ve ever run. I am immensely impressed by all their achievement. But let me say this again. I ran 10k today. That’s 6.3 miles. Phew! There are reason’s this is significant and important to me. Let me explain. Over 10 …

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Jan 23

Do More. Eat Better.

There is lots of advice out there. Lots of good, honest and sound advice on how to lose weight. Then there’s the other stuff. The quick fix. The pills, the potions, the magical fruit, the incredible new diets. For me there is only one solution. This one. “DO MORE. EAT BETTER” Now at this point …

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Jan 05

Why your Resolutions are not resolute.

So here we are on the 4th January.? How many resolutions did you make? How many have you already broken? Some? All? I used to make new year resolutions. As the start of the calendar year swung in to view I’d scrawl them in a book or make a mental note that this year I …

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