Are you done with seeing yourself as a failure? I 100% am. So yesterday I wrote a provocative blog post called To the Man in the Van Thank You, all about being shamed on Tuesday night when I was training out on the streets of East London as part of a CrossFit Session. The response…

Did you know, the average woman in the UK spends 31 years on a diet You would if you have watched my recent TEDx talk all about how womens preoccupation with being smaller, has affected our ability to live BIGGER more fulfilling lives. In a recent poll with 100+ women from my online running club it…

Let me ask you a question? When did you go on your first diet and why? Can you even remember? For me, it is all a bit blurry. I can remember when I was still going to dance school at the age or 10 or 11 hearing the mums of other children discussing our changing…

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…

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…

In 2014 a GP took one look at me and made the assumption that running a marathon was beyond my capabilities. It didn’t matter that I had run one before, or that I had recently run 20 miles in Hyde Park, all he saw was a fat woman with back pain (caused by picking my…

My alarm went off at 6am this morning and I was extremely tired after having a very restless nights sleep dreaming about cream cakes, biscuits and chocolate. Now this is not a normal occurrence for me, I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but also do not unnecessarily restrict my intake of such things if…

I have never done a Couch to 5K programme AND furthermore I don’t think you have to use a c25k plan at all to run your first 5k There I have said it. *silence as I await the backlash* So what is the meaning of this outburst? I must get a thousand emails a day…

I am often asked “What you gonna do when you lose all your weight? You’ll have to change the name of your blog?” because weight loss of course is the ultimate goal right? No wrong!! I used to think that way though, seriously I used to believe that life would be so much easier if I could…

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