Baring All

In Personal

I plonked my wibbly wobbly stretch-marked belly (maybe NSFW, features underboob) on Instagram last night. It came off the back of a conversation with a gorgeous, sexy friend who mentioned that she had issues with her tummy. It’s a common one, especially for mums. I spent… read full entry →

Radical Self Love

In Fitness, Personal

I posted this picture to instagram at the end of May: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jem 'jemjabella' Turner (@strongmum_) on May 28, 2017 at 11:49am PDT The general gist of the caption was that, while I don’t agree on everything… read full entry →

Detox teas, crash diets and the gallbladder

In Fitness, Personal

I recently supported a short instagram campaign by the UK Fitness Bloggers highlighting the dangers of so called ‘detox teas’ and their call to use “teas for biccies, not weight loss”. Here I am post-run and covered in sweat, enjoying my ‘biccie’ (admittedly I had… read full entry →

Oh, hello February

In Home & Garden, Personal

Alright me duckies, how are we all? You may notice that things look a bit different. I’ve gone a bit old skool, drawing inspiration from some seriously old layouts of mine. Kudos if you have been around long enough to remember the originals. I’ve not… read full entry →

I’m an idiot

In Fitness

Having moaned not so long back that I had let myself go with my workouts and had put some chub back on, I had a quick surge of inspiration which saw me back on the weights, which meant I dropped 5lbs or so and got… read full entry →

Not Giving Up (The Reality of Losing Weight)

In Fitness, Personal

A month ago I posted about my muddy run in London and noticing some bodily side effects: it all adds up to a shit ton of alcohol, far too much junk food and not enough veg which ultimately means I have a lingering cold [..]… read full entry →

Back on track: fitness, fatness and binging

In Fitness, Personal

So having confessed a couple of weeks ago that I’ve been slacking off on my workouts and binging on shit food, I decided that I was absolutely going to knuckle down, STFU and get on with not-being-a-fatty again. There’s no point in me whining about… read full entry →

Where I’m at with not-being-a-fatty

In Fitness

I have a blog post in the works about my Easter excursions with the kids, but unfortunately it needs pictures and they’re on an SD card 13 or so miles down the road, d’oh. Instead I shall ramble on for a little while about where… read full entry →

And it all came crashing down

In Fitness

After a positive end to the whole30, which I carried on for several extra days, I had planned to implement a sort of 5 days on, 2 days off approach to clean eating. Eat well Sunday-Thursday, ‘treat’ myself on Friday and Saturday. This worked as… read full entry →

My Whole30: the results!

In Fitness, Personal

Never mind my food, my lifting and whether or not I carry on this crazy lifestyle change, I know this is the bit you’ve all been waiting for. Have I actually lost any weight or fat? To refresh your memory, my measurements at the start… read full entry →

Whole 30 Log – week 4 (and a bit)

In Fitness, Updates

Day 22 – 22nd Feb: Made more of an effort to eat well today as Sundays are normally so manic I only eat one meal. Also got some fresh air and light exercise tromping round the woods in Ironbridge with the kids. Still feel fairly… read full entry →

My #whole30 journey

In Fitness, Personal

Unless something happens in the next few days, I’m on track for completing my first whole30. Notice the word first in there? Yeah, that’s because I’d consider doing this again. So what’s the deal? I thought you were fed up with it! I have been… read full entry →