You must have heard the quote… Comparison it the thief of joy Theodore Roosevelt It is used (rightly) to stop people from constantly comparing themselves to others, especially others that they see on social media and through other highly curated lenses that only show life highlights! I firmly believe that comparing yourself to other people… Read More Comparison…
So, on Sunday I was supposed to be competing in my second ever strongwoman competition. I was prepared, I had worked hard to master the dreaded axle presses that had been plaguing me and I was undoubtedly better prepared than before my last one. What is more I had more or less banished the obligatory… Read More The best laid plans of mice and men..
I started this project with the intention of getting fitter and stronger and feeling ready to compete again. I have been making progress and all that, but the general goal had no end date. Until now that is… Well, maybe not an end date as such but certainly a significant interim milestone… OK, what I… Read More Project competition ready just got more important…
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… Read More Project Competition Ready / Janathon Update…
It’s the weekend, and you know what that means… It means lifting up heavy things in the shed gym and putting it down again 😀 Well, actually it doesn’t always mean that, but this weekend that is what it meant! Saturday was bench press day, for no reason other than I hadn’t done bench presses… Read More Project Competition Ready: Day14 &15
Day 13, Thursday, was the day that I was abruptly reintroduced to battle ropes after not touching them for quite a few years! Well. I might have touched one, but not to do battle ropey things… But at 0745 on Thursday Matt, during my PT session decided to take me at my word when I… Read More Project Competition Ready: Day 13 &14
Yesterday was a weird day. I felt like I was wading through treacle and just wanted to hibernate yesterday. Actually come to think of it I didn’t feel like I was literally wading through treacle, that would be horribly sticky! I did feel sluggish and all forward progress was like pushing against something though. In… Read More Project Competition Ready: Day 12
Yesterday was Wednesday, and following in the grand tradition of Wednesdays that may have only existed in my head, I declared it cardio Wednesday. Ok cardio plus some yoga Wednesday. Well actually if you want to be strictly speaking, accurate about it, cardio, plus yoga and a walk Wednesday… I finally, for the first time… Read More Project competition ready: Day 5
Some days I work from home, some days I work from that London. This is relevant I promise! On the days I work from home I get more sleep, and have more time in general for exercise so I fully intend to take advantage of that! I started taking advantage of that yesterday by taking… Read More Project Competition Ready day 3
The long awaited strong person competition finally arrived, and despite knowing I wasn’t as ready as I would have liked, and a huge amount of nerves and anxiety before hand… I went there (both days) and I did it! I LOVED IT!! Don’t get me wrong there was a teeny bit of me that was… Read More West Sussex Strongest – I did it!!