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Working out a Routine to Avoid Gym Fear

To say the last 2 months have been a whirlwind for me would be an understatement. I tried, but admittedly failed miserably,  to maintain a routine while spending 3 days a week out of the country, and as a result my anxiety and confidence took a huge knock.

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When did ‘being healthy’ stop ‘being enough’?

I am a fit and healthy 25 year old woman. Standing at 5 foot 3 inches tall, I wear a size 10 (sometimes an 8) and exercise regularly. I eat an extremely balanced diet, never depriving my body of nutrients while having treats in moderation. I have a good social life, enjoy meals out with fiends and boyfriend with the occasional takeaway with my family. I can out-sprint male colleagues on the rowing machine, am lifting heavier weights than I have ever managed before, completing crazy fitness challenges and have overcome my 3pm slumps at work. I am living a healthy and happy life.
So why isn’t this enough?

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False Advertising; Fun Mudder 2017

I spent 6 months anticipating an 11 mile run broken up with 24 obstacles with nerves and anxiety, but as the day drew closer I felt an overwhelming feeling of excitement. I had spent months preparing for an event that previous Mudders have described as ‘painful yet enjoyable’ and I couldn’t wait to witness the world famous obstacles.

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Weighting around for bed time: How exercise affects sleep

As a 25 year old, self-confessed lover – nay, admirer – of sleep, I’ve never really had any major problems with paying the land of nod a visit, be it at 3 in the morning, or briefly at 4 in the afternoon.

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Jumping for (Birthday) Joy: My First Indoor Trampolining Experience

They’re springing up all over the place; indoor trampoline parks are all the rage amongst children and fitness fanatics alike. As an early birthday activity, I was taken to Gravity Force Trampoline Park and it was flipping amazing!

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RWL HIIT Harder – A Full & Honest Review

To say this journey hasn’t come with its fair share of highs and lows would be a lie, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and for that I am happy for the  last 3 months. It’s taken me slightly longer than the allotted 12 weeks due to travelling a lot with work, holidays, and gym equipment ‘incidences’ that we all agreed never to speak of again, didn’t we? Yes. Excellent. Moving on…
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HIIT-ing Harder: The Halfway Mark

6 weeks done and dusted already! Time flies when you’re having 4 weekly funerals for your fat. 24 HIIT sessions done, 24 more to go.

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Run, Forrest, Run!

Love it or loathe it, running is a great form of exercise; it’s free, can be done anywhere, and burns more calories than most mainstream exercises. So long as you as you have no existing joint problems (sorry Debbie with the dodgy knees, you’ll have to sit out on this one) running can be both therapeutic and addictive.

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DIY, Running Fever and a New Fitness Challenge

AUGUST?! I’m sure it was only February like yesterday? We’ll be celebrating Christamas (my birthday and Christmas) in a little over 4 months, and yet I’m still thinking I ought to plan my summer holiday.

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