Fit and Fearless: Motivation beyond PBs and weight loss

Thanks to my pal Sophie, I recently discovered the Fit and Fearless podcast. I began listening with an episode on pre- and post-natal training but rapidly began mining their backlist, enjoying episodes on working out when busy, nutrition and body confidence. Listening to this podcast threw into focus thoughts that I'd been having about what [...]

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The truth is bitter sweet

'Anything can be made dispiriting when turned into an obligation.' Such were the words of Oliver Burkeman in his column in the Guardian Magazine this weekend. Burkeman was actually writing in response to a recent research project on the link between sex and happiness, in which participants were asked to double their weekly volume of [...]

Salad days

After last week's proclamation of a health kick, and with a few good salads under my belt, the healthy eating started in earnest this week. I'm working towards little targets, the first being our holiday in September, which gives me seven weeks (and counting!) of being good to my body. I'm not reviewing improvement in [...]

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

In the spirit of all things festive I've found myself a new favourite winter treat - roasted chestnuts. A paper bag of hot chestnuts from the South Bank Christmas market got me hooked, and this weekend when I celebrated Christmas with my housemates before we all disappear for the holiday period, I decided to make [...]

A toast to festive cheer!

With Christmas edging ever closer and with it, the opportunity to over-indulge, I thought this was a good opportunity to re-blog my post on the impact of alcohol on the body, with a few added extras. In attempt to mitigate the effects of the festive 'cheer', I've recently started drinking Dr Stuart's Liver Defence tea, [...]

Running ‘fast’, or running on empty?

No one likes weight creep, especially with the LBD party season fast on the approach, so when my jeans were feeling a little snug recently I decided it was time to do something about it. I thought about trying 5:2 as a few of my friends have tried it with success. However, the outcry from [...]