NJ Fitness Journey

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I started this blog in May 2020 but my fitness journey started a long time before then – 2017. You’ll see my most recent posts below but before you look at those, you might want to check out my very first post and summary, which will give you more background about why I’ve embarked on the journey and why I’m now sharing my journey with you.

The focus is very much on burning fat, building muscle and getting fitter – not “weight loss“.

Don’t forget you can get in touch with me via the site, Instagram and Twitter.

Thanks for your support!


When you’re so big, you can’t fit in a rollercoaster seat…

As the picture indicates, I did fit but let me give you the background. Yesterday, I went to Alton Towers for the first time in years, for their annual Scarefest. There were obvious Covid19 reminders everywhere – mandatory masks on rides and indoor spaces, hand sanitiser, social distancing etc but for the first time inContinue reading “When you’re so big, you can’t fit in a rollercoaster seat…”

“Fat boy. Jadio. Michelin Man. Sherman” – reflections on World Mental Health Day 2020

This World Mental Health Day, I’ve decided to write about how my mental health has been affected over the years by the issues relating to my weight, nutrition and, most significantly, how I’ve been treated by people. I’ve eluded to this connection in previous posts but I’m going to be very clear about it inContinue reading ““Fat boy. Jadio. Michelin Man. Sherman” – reflections on World Mental Health Day 2020″

F45 Challenge 28

Here we go! My second attempt at the F45 Challenge. This time, it’s only 45 days rather than eight weeks (although, technically, the last one was only seven because of the lockdown). Since the gym reopened at the end of last month, I’ve really got back into the rhythm of it. I’ve found a goodContinue reading “F45 Challenge 28”

Lockdown weight gain and the latest fitness challenge helping me get back on track

I hope you weren’t eating when you came across this post. It’s not the best picture. I share it, though, because for as long as I can remember, I’ve been embarrassed by my body. I no longer am because I know how much hard work has gone into getting to this point. This photo wasContinue reading “Lockdown weight gain and the latest fitness challenge helping me get back on track”

A good week!

A quick update following my last post – it’s safe to say I’m getting back on it! I’ve stuck to my recommended calorie intake every day this week, only had sugary snacks three times (an ice cream in hot weather, a packet of Rowntrees Randoms and a big bag of Giant Buttons). I also massivelyContinue reading “A good week!”

Willpower and the Week Ahead…

“Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners”. You got that right, Shakespeare! When it comes to food, I’ve always struggled with willpower. Four chapattis instead of two. Five Cadbury’s Mini Rolls instead of one. A whole big bag of Haribos rather than just a handful. A whole packet of biscuits. Don’tContinue reading “Willpower and the Week Ahead…”