One thing I have found very helpful in starting to identify my 'eating pitfalls' is to keep a diary of what I eat and drink. This is something that I could not do everyday, but I feel is a useful exercise to do for a few days to get an idea of what your current … Continue reading Cutting Calories, Creating Changes
So, we know we want to eat healthier and loose weight, and - in a sense - we already know the route to weight loss and better health is likely to not include 2 bags of crisps, a chocolate bar, and a takeaway! We know that there will need to be a change in our … Continue reading Is dieting/weight loss really as complicated as we sometimes think? (Part 2)
So, its now 2 full months since I decided to pledge to make this year different and become more active and healthy. You would think that I had come on leaps and bounds and that I'm slimmer and fitter than when I started. However the reality is that I am probably only a few pounds … Continue reading Is dieting/weight loss really as complicated as we sometimes think? (Part 1)
I had a fantastic start to the year, however, like others out there, I kind of lost my way in February, especially as my running has been affected by my injury. So... I have decided on some new goals: Running I have had to stop running due to my Achilles injury however, I have enquired … Continue reading New week, new month, new start, new goals!
I may not be running at the moment, but I am looking at not only stretching my body (leg stretches to help heal tight calves/achilles tendon) but also looking at how to stretch my mind. Hibernation mode! (It's too cold!) So far, over the past 3 days, I have been regularly icing my ankle to … Continue reading Stretching my boundaries
Sooo, after struggling with runs now for a good few weeks, despite a gait analysis and new running trainers, I decided it was time to go and see a sports physio to get to the bottom of it. Turns out as well as having tight calves, on assessment I had only 1 degree dorsal flexion … Continue reading Running injury alert! But that won’t stop me in the long term
One of my biggest challenges in eating healthy has been to curb emotional eating. I always turned to food e.g. cake and chocolate, whenever I felt down or stressed. It's at this time that hunger has no relevance - I will eat led by my bodies cravings. The past few days I have been under … Continue reading Cravings and old habits