‘Boy, Man Up’ – Know This, You Are Not Alone. I Understand You – I Am Just Like You…

A few weeks ago I focused on an aspect of mental health and social pressures faced by girls. Inspired by ‘Most Girls – a song by Hailee Steinfeld, it sparked a conversation about how attitudes towards this topic need to change. However focusing on girls, is only one chapter of a very intricate story… Unfortunately … Continue reading ‘Boy, Man Up’ – Know This, You Are Not Alone. I Understand You – I Am Just Like You…

Change… Why Do We Always Think That It’s Bad?

So I was chatting with a friend of mine today. Banter was being thrown in all directions, and then it changed. It got more serious. My friend told me that I had changed in the time that we had known each other, and it was because of the gym. This comment wasn't a positive one. … Continue reading Change… Why Do We Always Think That It’s Bad?

Thank You Mr Uber Driver, For Commenting On The Size Of My Body – And Not In A Good Way… 

I went out Friday night. Partying the night away, my friends and I were out until the wee small hours of the morning, which is pretty standard for us on a night out. Cut to home-time, and its time to order an Uber (after a trip to McDonald's - obviously). I catch my Uber, but … Continue reading Thank You Mr Uber Driver, For Commenting On The Size Of My Body – And Not In A Good Way… 

A Fear Of The Scales? Let’s Conquer It…

For anyone trying to lose weight, it's always difficult when it comes to the time to step on the scales. I'm not sure about you, but i used to dread it. I also became a little obsessed with it too. Before training with Jack, it was a daily constant, stepping on the scales to see … Continue reading A Fear Of The Scales? Let’s Conquer It…

Girls That Lift…

Girls, ladies, my fellow females… you know, I’mma just come right out and ask… Why don’t you like the free-weights section in the gym? You know, that place where the squat racks and the dumbbells are? Now, my Gym is David Lloyds in Sudbury Hill. Granted, there are some women who use the weights area… … Continue reading Girls That Lift…

Simple Things Bring The Most Happiness…

‘Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life’. We rarely ask people if they are happy, have you noticed that? We see people daily, living their lives, working, participating in social activities, and doing what they do to fulfill their daily routines – sometimes almost robotic – but we don’t actually ever take … Continue reading Simple Things Bring The Most Happiness…

Strength Training and Insecurity… Ironic, isn’t it?

Weight loss is a struggle... Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it (arguably obsessed or highly passionate, take your pick). I know I do, I’ve become immensely zealous about it. I like planning my meals, and my workouts, adapting them as my body and my goals change. I also like the learning. With … Continue reading Strength Training and Insecurity… Ironic, isn’t it?

Hot Yoga – It’s Better Than You Think

Last Wednesday,  on a rather warm and humid summer’s evening in Eastcote, Nicola and I decided to try out a Hot Yoga Class, or Bikram Yoga, for those in the know. Now this was one of Nicola’s ideas this time (and I think this was a form of payback for me signing her up for … Continue reading Hot Yoga – It’s Better Than You Think