Hello and welcome to my blog.
I started this blog in May 2020 but my fitness journey started a long time before then – 2017. Below, you’ll see some personal highlights but you can see all my posts here. 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“.
Thanks for your support!
I ending 2021 feeling very differently about my fitness journey than I started. The year started with lockdown misery but eventually I got back into the swing of things. My nutrition, however, got way out of control. As soon as the summer came and “normal life” (I use that phrase loosely!) was available to us,Continue reading “Lessons from 2021 and straight into the F45 Challenge 35 in 2022…”
As ever, I write this post more for myself than anyone else. I haven’t written in quite some time. It’s because I’ve been suppressing how I’ve been feeling recently about my fitness journey – absolute failure. Now, it ISN’T an absolute failure because the workouts are going strong and I can see significant progress inContinue reading “Another attempt to change my approach to food and nutrition…”
Sorry for all the caps but it’s what I’m really telling myself at the moment. Earlier this month, I wrote about my focus on nutrition. I can report I have definitely been more focused. I’ve been preparing meals in advance more, relying on takeout less and I’ve also been mindful of how much alcohol I’mContinue reading “Move more, eat less… EAT LESS, EAT LESS.”
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…”
Today, I went into a sports store and bought clothes I wanted, without even having to try them on. I picked them off the rail and paid for them. All good. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, for at least 15 years, that wasn’t the case. I couldn’t just walk into a clothes store and buyContinue reading “XXXL to XL: Shopping for clothes when you’re a big boy!”
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″
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