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!”

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”

Lockdown 2.0 & how I’m going to keep my fitness focus

Another lockdown. Whether you wanted it or not, it’s here. Admittedly, it’s not as tight as it was back in March but it’s been interesting to see the campaign to keep gyms open. Check out this bold (ahem!) display by Grenade earlier today. At time of this post’s publication, there’s no update to that andContinue reading “Lockdown 2.0 & how I’m going to keep my fitness focus”

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”

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”