Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Fitness Diaries, part one

I recently made the decision that it was about damn time I get fit. Never one to do things by halves, I've signed up to do the Bupa Great Manchester Run in May - and you can sponsor me at:

I started with the fitness kick at the beginning of September. So far I've lost 8lbs and gone from running/walking (okay, mostly walking) 1k in 9 minutes 20 seconds, to running 1.89k in 11 minutes 31 seconds, non-stop. It's a gradual improvement, but I'm pretty damn proud of myself for putting the effort in!

I've been hitting the gym 3 to 5 times a week, mixing weights with cardio and classes to improve my fitness levels. I made the decision to do the Manchester 10k recently and have started proper running training in the last week. My first outdoor run was Wednesday. I ran 1.06 miles in 11 minutes 58 seconds, today I managed 1.18 miles in 11 minutes 31 seconds.

So go me!

I'm raising money for Mind and anything you can donate will make a massive difference to the charity. I'll keep you posted with how my training goes!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Cheesed Off

I've written a guest post for my friend's award-winning blog, Cardiff Bites. Read it here!

...And then join the debate on Twitter.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sharing Your Home

There are a few pros and cons to co-habiting with another person. I've broken the essentials down for you, so you can make an informed decision about whether you want to share your living space or not.
Think of the companionship!
All up in your business.
Sharing is fun!

"We pay things on time, like grown ups!"

The other laptop is looking at Batman. That's why it can't be switched off.
"Whistle while you work!"

Just put the dishes in the damn sink already!

Growing Up

When you're a child, you imagine that becoming an adult will become a parade of joy, wonder and freedom.

How you imagine adulthood to be.

In fact, moments of joy and liberation are usually just islands in a sea of routine and paying the bills.

How adulthood ACTUALLY is.
Essentially, becoming a grown up boils down to one essential truth:


...But everything you say and do has consequences. You're aware of these consequences.

Adulthood is a balancing act between what you want to do and what consequences you can live with. Enjoy!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Guaranteed Weight Loss!

The one diet tip that GUARANTEES you will lose weight and keep it off! Proven results!

Burn more calories than you consume.

That's pretty much it. You might want to throw a little exercise into that regime; eat a varied diet; have plenty of fruit and vegetables.

Do I ask you to pay me $29.99 per month now?