It started in September I’m not sure I like the concept of quick-fix diet and exercise programmes. I think they offer people a way to punish themselves, and I don’t think they’re a sustainable thing to keep up once they’re finished. Sure, they get results. But I’m not sure I like the journey they take someone on, nor the (psychological) destination they often lead someone to. … Read More BLOG: 12 Weeks to a Better Body?
If you suffer from IBS then you’ll know the difficulty you have describing it to someone who doesn’t. You’ll also recognise the constant struggle to keep a happy and normally functioning digestive system, and the way that when you’re suffering an episode you can’t really think about anything else. For me, I’ve got a sensitive digestive system- and a whole host of food can … Read More BLOG: The Shame of IBS
The trek to Walthamstow was a frantic one in order to get to the special location. I power walked 20 minutes from Walthamstow Central, through the borough I first lived in when I arrived in London 10 years ago, barely recognising it. But there was no time to marvel at Walthamstow Village. I had a yoga class and dinner date in a junkyard to … Read More REVIEW: Yoga Supper Club at God’s Own Junkyard
I’m getting a bit tired of having to defend the name of this blog. Some of you- you get it. And I guess the good thing is, I only really want this happy, inspirational little community to consist of people who “get it”- otherwise I’m trying to fake something to attract a larger group of people, and not being genuine in the process. My … Read More BLOG: In Defence of a Name
At the beginning of the year, I signed up to a couple of mid-year races with a click of a mouse and little thought to training. The races crept nearer, as I was trying to get to sleep, I kept having flashes of coming last in a race… or being pecked to death on the race course by a giant bird of prey in … Read More BLOG: Project HB’s Personal Best (or, PHBPB)
(A long review, but this was a very unique class so I wanted to give as much detail as possible to help those looking for classes of this genre) THE BASICS: Aerial Yoga London held its first Adaptive Aerial Yoga Workshop recently up in Stoke Newington. An aerial yoga workshop for all physical abilities; from the partially paralysed to the completely able-bodied; everyone in … Read More REVIEW: Aerial Yoga London, Adaptive Aerial Yoga
This post is for all the people who were fat kids. People are often surprised when they learn that I once ran a marathon. Well, ran is probably an exaggeration. Limped a marathon might be more accurate. Limped, walked, crawled, cried and tantrumed my way through 26.2 miles would probably be entirely accurate. I started this website because I wanted to share my journey … Read More BLOG: The Day I Ran A Marathon in 6 hrs 31 mins