“Fat boy. Jadio. Michelin Man. Sherman” – reflections on World Mental Health Day 2020

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″

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”

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!”

Hello!

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!”