The power of Spin…

It’s been almost 10 years since I discovered the power of spin. Whenever I’d heard about spin classes, it was usually followed by: They’re so hard! You’ve got to be super fit to do them. I’ve heard people pass out because of how intense they are. I’d say it’s only been the last three orContinue reading “The power of Spin…”

It’s good to reflect…

I cringe when I see what I used to look like. The image on the left shows just how much fat (and so, how little muscle) I had back in May 2013. You’ve got to love Facebook’s On This Day feature! The image on the right was taken earlier this month. I don’t share theseContinue reading “It’s good to reflect…”

Food: A Constant Battle

I’ve written previously about my ups and downs when it comes to food. I’ve got a much better approach to food and nutrition overall now but I still have bad days. I’m writing this because I had two bad days this week. I went way over my recommenced calorie intake and macros on Tuesday andContinue reading “Food: A Constant Battle”

Changing My Mind: How I Overcame Childhood Fears Around Exercise and Fitness (Part Two)

If you’ve read Part One of this article, you’ll have an understanding of how I started to embrace exercise and fitness from 2002 but never fully grasped my body’s potential. In 2017, that really started to change. 2017-2019 At the start of 2017, I moved to Jersey for work. This was a tipping point forContinue reading “Changing My Mind: How I Overcame Childhood Fears Around Exercise and Fitness (Part Two)”

Changing My Mind: How I Overcame Childhood Fears Around Exercise and Fitness (Part One)

When you’re first starting out exercising, it can be quite a daunting prospect. As a child/teen, I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to be a fat guy for the rest of my life. It was quite stressful and a constant source of anxiety. But something changed in 2002.Continue reading “Changing My Mind: How I Overcame Childhood Fears Around Exercise and Fitness (Part One)”

Oh… Sh-ugar!

I’ve said before that this blog will feature both my highs and the lows. Yesterday, there was a HUGE bump in the road. I managed to eat four 80g bags of Mini Eggs in four hours. FOUR BAGS. FOUR HOURS. Nutritionally, this is how that breaks down: Mini Eggs (320g) Total Recommended Daily Intake (Source:Continue reading “Oh… Sh-ugar!”

Life in lockdown: a lack of discipline and willpower – and how I’m bringing it back

My last workout in a gym was over seven weeks ago. Granted, there is much more going on in the UK and the world than worrying about not having the gym in my life and I don’t, for a second, take away from that. This post is about how the gym has become a sanctuaryContinue reading “Life in lockdown: a lack of discipline and willpower – and how I’m bringing it back”

2017: The Journey Begins

May 2017 v May 2020. I don’t know how much of a difference you can see. I sometimes struggle to see it. But when the picture on the left popped up on my Facebook Memories this morning, my first thought looking at that picture was “Wow, look how far I’ve come.” Don’t get me wrongContinue reading “2017: The Journey Begins”