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Monday Morning Motivation: Colin McCourt and goal-setting

Colin McCourt in his prime and in early 2017

We’re nearly a month into 2018. Many people who subscribe to the ‘New year, new you!’ philosophy, but they simply wish for change aren’t making it happen. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Did you plan ahead and have a clear goal? Depending on your Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Why not now?

I love this video about an amazing woman who took up swimming as an adult – please do spend 3 minutes watching it. Why Not Now: Vivian Stancil from Riley Hooper on Vimeo. If you’d like to read more, have a look at this article: Doctor’s weight-loss order pushed her Read more…


Some turbo trainer basics

My most popular ever blog post is: My first ever turbo trainer session. I wasn’t sure why it has become so popular, so I decided to analyse the search terms that people have entered that have led them to this post. The top results could be categorised as follows: Turbo Read more…


Weightloss and running

In the last week, I’ve seen loads of adverts on Facebook about losing weight through running. Whilst I believe that starting to run can help to kickstart weight loss for many people, it’s not usually a long-term solution for weight loss… if it were then I’d be wasting away by Read more…


Friday Five – 5 foods to avoid for a healthier and happier life

It’s the start of the year and if you made any New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely that one of them related to weight-loss. I couldn’t find any UK statistics, but data from University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that ‘lose weight’ was the #1 new Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – From 280lbs to Ironman

If you’re struggling for inspiration, check out Ginger Kaburek’s amazing story about how she lost half her bodyweight and became a certified personal trainer: From 280 pounds to indoor ironman KRC personal trainer completes Ironman triathlon in one day to make history at facility Save


Monday Morning Motivation – Are you motivated to lose weight in 2015?

Tasty food to help you lose weight

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? If so, then you’re not alone. Healthy Eating Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Winning at Weight Loss Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Find your greatness

Find your greatness adverts

Greatness. It’s just something we made up. Somehow we’ve come to believe that greatness is a gift reserved for a chosen few. For prodigies. For superstars. …And the rest of us can only stand by watching You can forget that. Greatness is not some rare DNA strand. It’s not some Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – From Fat Man to Ironman

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Dan Hyatt, who managed to lose nearly 10 stone (135lbs) to put him on the path to a healthier life and much closer to his goal of becoming an ironman. You can read Dan’s story here: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/28/health/irpt-weight-loss-dan-hyatt/ http://triathlon-sherpa.com/podcast-15-dan-hyatt-fatman-ironman/  


Tracking and track-ing

Today has been a really beautiful sunny day, so I’ve made the most of it. This morning, I had to cycle down to the Oceanography Centre for work (which was exciting as I got to see some really cool stuff linked with a work project), but the real bonus was Read more…