Motivation by the truck load…

It may be obvious by the general lack of updates, that the mop of demotivation has reared its dank and musty head once more I have still been training, but it has been a little more sporadic than I would like, which means that, although I am making progress, it is slower than I want…… Continue reading Motivation by the truck load…

Project Competition Ready / Janathon Update…

Once upon a time there was a person who wanted to be fit enough to dance in a mask, so they set themselves up with a blog and a challenge. This person was all about cardio fitness and quite a bit about shrinking themselves, and consequently a do loads of stuff every day set of…… Continue reading Project Competition Ready / Janathon Update…

Project Competition Ready: Day 6

Yesterday was personal training Thursday! It turned out to be a cardio and conditioning training session. This it a thing that, much as I know I need to do it to meet my goal, in probably wouldn’t do voluntarily. Well not yet anyway, not while I am just getting back into things. Give me a…… Continue reading Project Competition Ready: Day 6

Juneathon day 2… onwards with the plan!!

6am! Yes that’s not a typo…6am! I was at the gym for PT at 6am his morning! When I got there I did my absolute best to understand words and stay awake! Also, somehow I trained shoulders! 😀 I am not sure whether 6am PT sessions will be come a regular thing… but I didn’t…… Continue reading Juneathon day 2… onwards with the plan!!

Who do I want to be next?

New job New adventures New start New opportunities Who do I want to be when I face all these new and exiting things? I know, fundamentally, deep down I can’t change who I am, and I don’t really want to, but it is a good opportunity to build new habits or change routines… Today is…… Continue reading Who do I want to be next?

Project Energise: Day 10 Lots of squats!

Day 10 of Project Energise, I finally made it back to the shed gym, on my own to restart my slightly forsaken strongperson training programme! I restarted the Stoltman programme that I started this time last year, because it is simple (but not easy!) and it really works! So I headed down to the (still…… Continue reading Project Energise: Day 10 Lots of squats!

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…

Project 44: day 44 – a lockdown Paddington!

Yes that’s right, on the last day of Project 44, in the brilliant shed gym, I got a new Paddington! Or to put it another way I got a personal best!! Yesterday…I did my first ever 75kg squat!! Closely followed by my second, third, forth and fifth… then I did another five! I was (and…… Continue reading Project 44: day 44 – a lockdown Paddington!

Project 44: Day 25 and 26 new gym phase one

So, the gyms closed… This caused me a 5 hour panic attack on Friday gym is so much more than just a place to work out. Not only that I have a gym for lent project to complete and a strongwoman competition to train for…so this weekend we built a gym! Well…we already had the…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 25 and 26 new gym phase one

Project 44: Day 21 legs in defiance of covid-19

In a change to the new normal, today was PT day… I have reverted to the long held habit of having PT on a Tuesday! It is only a temporary revert mind you… Today seemed to be legs again and some high reps, because Matt is mean! Ok no he isn’t he just knows me…… Continue reading Project 44: Day 21 legs in defiance of covid-19