How fitness classes saved my mental health 

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I never thought I'd be one of those people who would say fitness changed my life. But here we are. I've exercised almost every day for the past five years and I don't want to imagine a life without it because it makes me so unbelievably happy. It all began with a Zumba class. I … Continue reading How fitness classes saved my mental health 

5 easy tricks for people who hate doing cardio

I love fitness, but I must admit I like to pick and choose my favourite parts and I tend to avoid the things I hate. I have recently come to realise after taking part in several races that I was not made to be a runner. I also perform poorly in sports like netball, swimming … Continue reading 5 easy tricks for people who hate doing cardio

Three reasons why you need to have yoga in your life

If you follow me on Twitter you'll have noticed my "in your face" updates about my recent foray into yoga. I've done it on and off for years and like bleaching your upper-lip hair or a visit to the dentist it's one of those things you just wish you'd done earlier in life. Yoga is … Continue reading Three reasons why you need to have yoga in your life

The amazing mental health benefits I gained from exercise

  I stared blankly at my to-do list. This list had been growing steadily for many months since my department had lost two members of staff and I had naively offered to pick up the extra work in a bid for praise, more money or a promotion - looking back I can't remember exactly why … Continue reading The amazing mental health benefits I gained from exercise

Mind games and Hob Nobs

  Getting back into the swing of things has been taking longer than expected. When the rest of the UK was squeezing into their just-bought spandex leggings and doing the obligatory Facebook check-in at the local gym, where was I? Well, you could find me eating Oreos for breakfast, watching Netflix for 10 hours at … Continue reading Mind games and Hob Nobs

I’m not thin and that’s OK…. I think

  I've used this blog as a way to document my health & fitness journey. I've focussed a lot on losing weight because this has always been my primary concern, and I just assumed that everyone else was worried about that too. I know there are some people who just don't gain or lose weight, … Continue reading I’m not thin and that’s OK…. I think

Update: July fitness goals

  I can't believe July is over, its been such a busy month and I've barely had time to keep the blog updated, so please accept my apologies! With regards to fitness routine, I think I've done well considering I was on holiday for 10 days, and a rest is always helpful as part of … Continue reading Update: July fitness goals