Teetotality, Life Changes and Stuff

Its been a while since I updated this blog.    Well what’s happening with me.  Well I admitted I was powerless over alcohol.    A significant step for me.  I originally created this blog several years ago knowing that I was a heavy drinker.  A heavy drinker with a yearning to be an athlete.  Since…

The Great Sober Experiment

So what happened?  One minute I’m spending 2 weeks at Juicy Oasis, the next minute I blink, a whole year has passed. Nothing had changed.  i’m Still bumbling along trying to make a difference in the running world.  In stark reality I was getting worse.  Found solace in drinking wine in the evening and trying…

Quit Fannying Around and Get Fit for Fifty

  It is stark reality that the big 50 is looming ever closer.  I started my fitness journey over 5 years ago in February 2012 visiting Fitfarms Bootcamp to give my 20 something stone butt a kick up the ass.   It did the trick.  5 years later I’m still at it.  2 full marathons…

The Incredible Invisible Middle-aged Woman Phenomenom

I want to raise awareness of a strange phenomenon that occurs when you are female in your middle to late forties.  All you young females wandering round thinking you are all important need to be made aware of this strange force, a force so strong it renders you invisible to the naked eye.  It suddenly…

They Let Anyone Do the London Marathon You Know

After hours and hours of cheers and cheers in the London Marathon 2015. I heard a voice from the crowd .. young male .. “what the fuck was that” … “They let anyone do the London Marathon you know”.   Cheers mate I’m not just anyone I’d been training blood sweat and tears for the…

Saying Goodbye

This week has been one of the hardest weeks of my life.  I said goodbye to JD my big, beautiful Pyrenean Moutain Dog that had been part of my family for 12 years. I left the Big Girls Journey to Lean seminar last Sunday without a worry in the world.  A big giddy and fired…

BGJTL Big Girls Journey to Lean Road Trip

  I have been a member of the Big Girls Journey to Lean Facebook group for about 6 months now.  It’s led by Angela Cox who is truly inspirational.  Here’s some of her transformation photos.  You will see why I find her so inspirational.  She now has a bum to die for. I admit to…

Day 1 of 7 – The Angry Juicer

Waited until 12 noon for Juicy Tesco shop to arrive by which time I was over due 2 juices and by the time Id finished 1 more.  Ooh don’t you just love a Juicy shop.  The vibrancy and the colour. So I made my first juice.  Super Juice. Now this baby is why I love…

Argh .. Pressing the Self Destruct Button

What is happening to me.  I’ve been pressing the self destruct button in in danger of undoing all the good. I’ve had persistent fluey virus ever since coming back from Portugal.  It’s made me feel washed out.  I’ve been trying to maintain my running in attempt to keep up the marathon training but admitting defeat….

Day 9 – Resting Heart Rate

Day 9 already and today was another chill day.  Getting used to the newbies and the itinerary doesn’t really spring in to action until tomorrow.  Bit of Yoga, Rebounding and a bit more Yoga. I have two main NSV (non scale victories) from this retreat. 1)  I can do a thigh stretch without clinging to a…

Day 8 – No Food Day

Saturday is here and what does that mean.  Well apart from changing over day so lots of friends going home and newbies arrive it also means the cafe is open.  I have been dreaming of food for several days.  Picked my meal.  Goats cheese salad with hummus and crudités. Ate it several times over in…

Day 7 – Possible is Everything

Nearly the first week over and already saying goodbye to the first week residents.  This is sooo sad made some good friends. I had pondered the T Shirts here, even when I came here 6 months ago, that had the slogan “Possible is Everything’ .  Surely it should be “Everything is Possible”.  Today Jason gave…