I have too many dresses

In Lifestyle, Personal

I nipped up Telford Town Centre today, because two invoices coming in on the same day made me feel rich meant I could get my haircut. I’m actually growing it out, but the back looked awful because it was about 5 different lengths thanks to… read full entry →

The things I’m not saying out loud

In Personal

I am currently sat in bed crying into my second glass of wine. Wine that I shouldn’t be drinking because I’m the sole carer for my children tonight, as with most nights, and if they wake up in the middle of the night with some… read full entry →

Weight: Love, Loss and Lifting

In Fitness, Personal

It’s no secret that I have been struggling with my weight for a long time. Actually, struggling is probably the wrong word. I was fat for a long time, but I didn’t really do a whole lot about it except moan that I was fat,… read full entry →

The Year of Me: An Update

In Personal

In April I declared 2014 “the year of me”. Finally, after far too many years of existing for the pleasure of other people, I decided to take control and start being a little bit selfish… start doing things for me. So far I have: January:… read full entry →

State of Mind

In Fitness, Personal

I’m sat here in my pants & a t-shirt having done a pretty intense workout earlier, and post-shower I just couldn’t be bothered to find clean PJs. Laziness aside though, I’m suffering from hormone-driven sugary carb cravings and for the first time in forever I… read full entry →

My own worst critic

In Fitness, Personal

After yesterday’s moan about my lack of weight loss/improved fitness despite all the extra activities I’m doing, I went for my Wednesday run (bootcamp session) and came back feeling pretty damn hot about myself (this was rapidly killed when I buckled another wheel but more… read full entry →

Demotivated with weight loss (or lack of, rather)

In Fitness, Personal

I’m having a bad day. Personal crap, work crap, crap crap. On top of all this, I’m feeling really demotivated and disillusioned with the whole fitness / weight loss thing. Having talked about my “problem” and my fitness/weight loss goals at the beginning of the… read full entry →

Accountability: You Guys Suck

In Personal

It’s a good job I’m fairly motivated because you guys suck at this ‘keeping me accountable’ lark. One nag on twitter last week and then nothing this week. Useless, bloody useless. ;) However, I did get up and off my arse on Monday: I finally… read full entry →

30 things before I’m thirty: so far

In Personal

As I said yesterday, because of the big time difference between me starting my “30 things before I’m thirty” list and actually publishing it, I’ve already completed two of the things on my list… albeit with some confusion and/or not quite in the way I’d… read full entry →

30 things before I’m thirty

In Personal

I started writing this “30 things before I’m thirty” list in a draft in January, but what with one thing and another never got round to finishing it. Here’s my original list… Learn to swim Actually complete a parkrun (that should probably be “actually take… read full entry →

Manifesto for Life

In Personal

I will not settle for just-about-surviving in bad relationships for the sake of others. I will not model ‘making do’ to my children. I will climb a mountain and more if it means achieving my goals. I will not let other’s opinions stop me from… read full entry →

Accountability

In Fitness, Personal

Continuing my ‘year of me’, June is all about accountability. I am offering myself out there for you guys to hold me accountable. I am finally getting off my arse, stepping up to the plate and saying “this is who I am and I want… read full entry →