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!”

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!”

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!”

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…”

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)”

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”


Hello and welcome to my blog! I’ve been thinking about doing this for some time now. And for a variety of reasons. I’m now in my mid-thirties and there’s a part of me that’s embarrassed that it’s taken me so long to take control of my health. I’ve always been a big guy, struggling withContinue reading “Hello!”