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The StrongMum Project

In Fitness, Interwebs, WordPress

My attempts at maintaining my strength and fitness this year have been indisputably more consistent (and as a result, visible in my overall health and weight). I’ve been wanting to write more about what I get up to, but didn’t want to make this blog… read full entry →

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Consistency and Cutting

In Fitness

Warning: this entry contains pictures of me in my pants. Sorry about that. I started this year sober and motivated, with the lofty goal of attending the gym consistently. Gaz’s generous gift of a year’s gym membership for my birthday in early January was going… read full entry →

I chose to drink. It was rubbish.

In Personal

(I originally posted this on reddit, but want it recording here as part of my journey.) I had a drink on Saturday night. I made the active choice to have a drink, rather than caving to cravings or anything like that; it was one of… read full entry →

Stupid Goals: Project Recurring Income

In Work

I’ve been stressed again lately. The ups and downs of hormones, the DOOM of summer holidays, the move, the kids, the usual shit. When I get stressed I start to ponder what I’m doing with my life and whether I should get a proper job.… read full entry →

A Tale of Two err… Five Halfs

In Fitness

Half marathons, that is. This year has unintentionally turned into the “year of the half marathon”, with one done (or planned) for almost every month so far. I didn’t start the year intending to run so many races, but I did want to get my… read full entry →

Moving Tales: Part 2

In Home & Garden, WTF

In my last post about our recent house move I expressed frustration about a series of relatively minor but annoying problems that we’d had so far. The two main issues were the lack of hot water, and a mystery leak. Shortly after posting I started… read full entry →

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In Brief

About Jem "jemjabella" Turner

I'm a perpetually busy gym-going (free weights) race-running (up to half marathon) freelance developing (self employed for over 5 years) child-raising (2 beautiful babies) cat-herding (6 at last count) WordPress nerd. I eat, sleep and breathe code. I challenge my limits on a regular basis. I love to socialise and am energised by interactions with people. Read more about Jem →