When I first took up sport again as an adult I had one key objective. WEIGHTLOSS I didn’t really get the whole exercising for mental health thing, or exercise as a way of expanding my social circle, or the achievement of running goals as a sign that I could achieve big things in other areas…

Everyday…and I do mean EVERY DAY I get emails from brands offering me money to partner with or endorse them in some way. Nine out of ten times these brands are completely inappropriate for me to partner with, despite there being huge financial incentive for me to do so. Sometimes these are just brands where there…

So this is a post I have thought about writing for a long, long time. And today seems like as a good a day as any to pluck up the courage and simply write it. I am often asked, what will you do when you lose all your weight? when talking to people about my…

Come on let’s face it girls, running can be tough, especially in the cold, drizzly weather of the UK this time of year. But it can also be quite challenging simply if you are a beginner, or are returning to the sport after injury of a break. Running is a battle of the body and…

First thing yesterday morning instead of going for a run in the cold, I was sitting at my desk waiting for a call from BBC Radio London to speak to the Vanessa Show about the concept of women being heckled while out running. This was off of the back of an England Athletics survey that…

Happy New Year Folks. How you holding up? Been for your first run yet (me neither ooopps) Had enough of the diet adverts across the media yet? Or the constant flow of healthy food and exercise segments on day time TV? Hmmm, me too. I have not started a new diet…and I have not set…

With 2017 just hours away now…it gives me great pleasure to announce that my book New Year Same You is now available as an audiobook via Audible. This is exciting on a number of levels…but I am excited mainly because so many women have been asking for this so that they can listen to it…

It has started already hasn’t it. The whole health and fitness industry are gearing up for their annual frenzy of advertising….and lets not think about the campaigns which will hit our screens from the dieting world on 1st January. I’ve already had emails with headings like “Avoid Santa Belly This Xmas” “Want to indulge this…

I reckon a lot of people underestimate me…or if not that, perhaps they simply don’t understand me…don’t know enough about my background to understand that I’m not just some Fat bird who runs marathons and belives she can help overweight women learn to love running too. Let me explain. I’ve not always been a blogger…oh…

Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey has recently been revealed as the latest addition to the speaker line up for the ukactive National Summit 2016, joining Simon Stevens chief executive of Sport England, Nicola Blackwood Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation in the Department of Health and Jennie Price chief executive of Sport England….

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