Reflection: C25K – Weeks One and Two

Week One Erm, this never worked out as expected. Anxiety took over and I convinced myself that I couldn’t do this, who wants to see a fat woman running through the streets? It had taken me 1 hr and 45 minutes to get up and get out and about! I was dressed and ready toContinue reading “Reflection: C25K – Weeks One and Two”

Fat Fridays: How to Relax Effectively? 23.04.2021

How to Relax Effectively? Before I used to lay awake until well after 0200 in the morning. No matter what I did, I was unable to relax effectively. Some days I would struggle to keep up with my to-do list and continue the cycle the following night. I was like I was the only personContinue reading “Fat Fridays: How to Relax Effectively? 23.04.2021”

Earth Day 22.04.2021

Frequently we view images, watch videos and hear discussions about how badly we have damaged our home – Earth. Many of us have viewed Planet Earth by David Attenborough and seen how we contribute to the destruction of natural habitats for wildlife and even locals who reside in villages nearby. Our need to consume isContinue reading “Earth Day 22.04.2021”

Fat Fridays: How Far Can You Run? It’s Not a Competition. 16.04.2021

Fat Fridays: How Far Can You Run? It’s Not a Competition. Before This blog is my safe space. I had never run before, not properly anyway. I had tried on several occasions but stopped due to many factors: Negative family members. Low confidence, to be honest, I had no confidence. My clothes were all darkContinue reading “Fat Fridays: How Far Can You Run? It’s Not a Competition. 16.04.2021”

Remember: Always Read the Labels

Not everything is what it appears to be on the front. Many sugars contain bone char – which is the bones from animals pulverised and mixed in with sugar, during the process. It will take you less than a minute to check the label on the back of the packet, to see whether the packetContinue reading “Remember: Always Read the Labels”

Fat Fridays: Is Sugar Sweet or Toxic? 09.04.2021

Before: I remember adding 3 large spoonful’s of sugar to any hot drink I had made. Stirring it and smiling in greedy delight to accept the sweetness I was about to deliver to myself. Sugar was my thing! Sugar ringed doughnuts, sugary sweeties, sugar sprinkled over pancakes and the more sugar the happier I feltContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Is Sugar Sweet or Toxic? 09.04.2021”

Fat Fridays: Fear of Change? 02.04.2021

Before I hid my body away beneath layers of black clothing, oversized black clothing to be detailed. As I avoided looking in mirrors, I never really knew how stupid I looked. I mean, being a fatty and trying to hide in black is nonsensical. I was there walking around looking like a black hole. IContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Fear of Change? 02.04.2021”

Fat Fridays: Safety While Running – 26.03.2021

Fat Fridays: Safety While Running – 26.03.2021 A few weeks ago I went for a power-walk/jog around 1000 in the morning. The roads were quiet and the sky was bright! I started with a nice brisk walk, earphones in but playing tunes at a good volume so I could still hear the space around me.Continue reading “Fat Fridays: Safety While Running – 26.03.2021”

Fat Fridays: Portion Control – 12.03.2021

Portion Control As many of you already know I’ve been looking into portion control, as I’ve identified that while the main bulk of my diet is filled with healthy plant-based meals. I overeat my favourite meals, such as peppered jackfruit and chickpea curry. With pasta, I had never measured my portions before. As I livedContinue reading “Fat Fridays: Portion Control – 12.03.2021”