Janathon 2021 Day 2: Yoga is hard!

I have a sneaky suspicion that I said the same thing a year ago today! I might even have said it 2 and 3 years ago today. It is now a tradition that I (attempt to) complete the 30 day yoga challenge that Adriene Mischler of Yoga with Adriene leads in January. It is different…… Continue reading Janathon 2021 Day 2: Yoga is hard!

Janathon 2021: Tour of the shed-gym and some deadlifts…

Happy new year and all that! Of course, as is now tradition, I will be taking part in Janathon this year, for the uninitiated amongst you, Janathon is an event (in the loosest sense of the word event) whereby I have to partake of exercise every day, and blog about it, also every day! So…… Continue reading Janathon 2021: Tour of the shed-gym and some deadlifts…

Training with Terry Hollands (WSM)

That is me, training with Terry Hollands! Yes, I really did that! I have pictorial evidence and everything It was awesome! It was an absolute spur of the moment decision, he advertised 4 days of PT slots so I emailed and got the first one I chose! I didn’t give it much more thought than…… Continue reading Training with Terry Hollands (WSM)

Lockdown 2.0: Smaller and more confusing…

Actually saying this lockdown is more confusing is not really *that* accurate, there has been no part of the UK’s (specifically England’s) response to this pandemic has been particularly straightforward or clear cut. The first lockdown was reasonably straightforward, but it still seemed to precipitate hundreds of arguments and misunderstandings on who could go out…… Continue reading Lockdown 2.0: Smaller and more confusing…

How soon is now?

Stop waiting for the right time. Stop making your happiness conditional. Stop making your self acceptance conditional. Now is the only time we have. So often I hear people using phrases such as: “When I lose xxkg I’ll be happy” “I’ll be happy when I get to xx stone”, “When I lose the weight I’d…… Continue reading How soon is now?

One month to go!

Aaaaarrrrgh!! In one month (exactly… it is on the 22nd November) I have my very first strongwoman competition. It would be fair to say that I am suddenly exceedingly anxious about the whole thing! Ok, actually that would be something of an understatement. When I actually think too hard about competing in this competition (and…… Continue reading One month to go!

100kg for reps…

Do you remember the time I knew a girl from mars? I don’t know if you knew that… No hang on not that, that’s just my brain filling in the start of a sentence with song lyrics. It does that, I can’t stop it. Do you remember the times I got a 100kg deadlift PB,…… Continue reading 100kg for reps…

Slight change of plans…

Having made a huge sweeping statement about completing squatober this year, I have swiftly reconsidered! I already have a fairly heavy 5 days a week lifting programme which is designed for me to get me ready for my competitions. When I considered the reality of doing another 5 days (at least) a week heavy lifting…… Continue reading Slight change of plans…