Lessons from 2021 and straight into the F45 Challenge 35 in 2022…

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…”

Another attempt to change my approach to food and nutrition…

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…”

Quitting vaping: an update!

Earlier this week, I decided to give up vaping. I’ve done a weaning process – I had half a bottle of vape liquid left and that has just run out. Bear in mind, I would normally go through half a bottle in a day. I’ve spread that half out over the past three days. I’veContinue reading “Quitting vaping: an update!”

Move more, eat less… EAT LESS, EAT LESS.

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.”

Back to the gym… now back to good habits!

It’s amazing that in April 2020, we were all trying to come to terms with a lockdown. Little did we know it would be the first of three. I was genuinely worried about what impact it would have on my fitness journey, especially after the progress I’d made in the first F45 Challenge I’d takeContinue reading “Back to the gym… now back to good habits!”

What’s the point of this blog?!

I’ve been meaning to write but every time I’ve tried, I’ve just felt a massive sense of failure and so avoided writing anything. At the end of 2020, I started a daily challenge while in (yet another) lockdown – 25 burpees, 25 press-ups, 25 squats (and then adding in 25 crunches after a while). ItContinue reading “What’s the point of this blog?!”

The Lockdown 3.0 Challenge

As if it’s already mid-February! I haven’t had the time (or headspace) to write a post. It might be another lockdown living situation but the news cycle has kept me very, very busy! Towards the end of December, when Birmingham went into Tier 4, a colleague of mine based down South, who was also inContinue reading “The Lockdown 3.0 Challenge”

Finishing 2020 with gratitude… roll on 2021!

I wrote most of this post while sat (dying!) in the changing room after a good cardio HIIT session on Monday. It struck me that I officially started my fitness journey social media accountability three years ago. In the image above, the left is my first post on Instagram, in which I weigh 2.5 stoneContinue reading “Finishing 2020 with gratitude… roll on 2021!”

Some key learnings about nutrition from 2020 that I’ll be taking into 2021

A key part of my fitness journey is changing my nutrition. I love food. However, there is no point me really pushing myself physically with workouts and challenges if I don’t get on top of the nutrition. I know I’ve said this before and deep down it’s something I know but it’s amazing how writingContinue reading “Some key learnings about nutrition from 2020 that I’ll be taking into 2021”