All posts filed under: health

Weight loss is a steep mountain


You don’t consciously set out to put on weight so it sort of creeps up on you. You don’t put effort into getting fat. You just wake up one morning, look in the mirror and go “Geeze, what the hell happened?”. Getting fat is easy and comforting. You can relax and eat all the glorious tasting things. Losing fat is a constant battle. You’ve got to kill yourself in the gym and resist the temptation […]

Your body is your home

health / quotes

“It blows me away every time I walk into a nice home and meet its proud, overweight, out-of-shape owner. They just don’t get it. Your real home is not your apartment or your house or your city or even your country, but your body. It is the only thing you, your soul and your mind, will always live inside of so long as you walk the earth. It is the single most important physical thing […]

Member of the Month

health / life

For whatever reason I’ve been made my gym’s “Member of the Month”. I had to write a short paragraph which I include below. Last year I dedicated myself to strength training and managed to smash all my previous personal bests on all my lifts. Now this year I switched my focus towards Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the aim of losing weight and improving my conditioning ahead of this year’s competitions. Looking back on all the years […]

Getting out of bed hack: Eat an apple

food / health

I just can’t get out of bed in the morning. I hate it. I’ve tried having two alarms, tried putting my alarm on the other side of the room (I just end up getting back into bed) and setting my alarm an hour early and constantly hitting the snooze button until the last moment, but nothing has ever worked. Recently though I’ve found a simple way of getting myself into a state where jumping out […]

Intensity I never knew I had


My gym started a new dry triathlon challenge and I thought I’d give it a go. I swear I have never dug so deep in my entire life. I’ve always read about people wanting to throw up and I’ve never felt like that until after completing my round. I’ve never felt so dead or exhausted. It’s been a real eye opener though. I had always thought I gave it 100% when I went to the […]