The pubs were fun, but they had no slimline tonic in sight and the beer was super cheap, £2.50 a pint. When you have a bloke leading a stag holding the kitty, you have very little say (no say) in what you get other than a beer. Any attempt at ordering a ‘Skinny Bitch’ (my mums name for a vodka soda) would be met with savage abuse. Sometimes you either have to put your foot down and take the ridicule, or accept that you can’t have success at every attempt.Read More
On Saturday I went way off piste ( for me anyway)... I travelling ALL the way to Mile End. Haha. A long way from South West London... *Ash rolling his eyes again*
It was the All Points East music festival, which was pretty good, some new artists id not heard before, and then Mumford and Sons were the headline act; who are amazing. A good fun vibe, but pretty chilled day and evening.
He had fractured both his shins, but knew he couldn’t quit his training so taped up his ankles and shins with duct tape to be able to continueRead More
There were kilts, bagpipes, scotty dogs, big burly men tossing the caber (Google it) and tug o war (back to Google).
The only Scotch thing that was missing was the egg!!Read More
After a chilled Saturday spent watching an epic game of rugby, having a glass of wine and some ice cream (it’s all about balance), though as I was told by at least a few of you - I had turned into Bridget Jones!Read More
So, after having a fantastic March in terms of training, it seems the 24 hour assault bike did me in!
April has been a bit hit and miss. I have trained here and there but some of these sessions haven’t had maximum effort put in by me.Read More
We raised awareness like you wouldn’t believe and at the time of writing this our total donations stand at £7,209.91… and that is before adding on the gift aid which will take it over the £8k mark. This actually puts us in the top 1% of fundraisers in March out of 40266 fundraisers on Just Giving. Not bad hey.Read More
Alongside cooking more, I have started to learn Spanish. It’s not going that well as I don’t seem to be remembering anything but I am determined to get better as my sister lives in SpainRead More
The four of us will be taking on a 24 hour Assault Airbike Challenge. For those of you who come to Evolve, or train elsewhere, and have gotten acquainted with the assault bike you know that one minute on this bit of kit can be torture, let alone 24 hour hours.Read More
What an incredible first few days, after a very long 36 hours to get here, I went straight out to Caye Caulker to join up with all the guys from the wedding. An idyllic island that was split into halves by a hurricane, it’s a 45 minute boat ride from Belize City. Populated by lots of small bars, restaurants and beach bars its got a very cool vibe, a relaxed Caribbean feel.Read More
Well firstly, for those of you who don’t know, I had a little accident involving the tip of my finger and the assault bike.
Before you start to panic, it was a user error, not something you can do when you’re on the bike it so don’t start thinking you won’t be using it ever again.Read More
After competing at the British Rowing Championships, I think I need to learn to row. I’ve always been decent on the rower because I’m heavy, tall and powerful. I don’t however have finesse on the rowing machine. I’m going to jump on a course to become a British Rowing Instructor. Hopefully all my new techniques will filter down and you will all benefit from the teaching I receive.Read More
My point in all this; is its good to have something to work towards, be it an actual event or a personal fitness goal. These want to be specific to you, and something that you want to do. My advice would be to think about what you really want to achieve both short and long term, then give yourself targets and timelines to break it into stages. Small wins.Read More
Don’t do dry Jan…or anything else that completely cuts out things you enjoy. Why? Because alcohol on its own isn’t the only cause of weight gain. Yes, you may have drank too much through December, but most people quit in Jan and then celebrate their success with a huge piss up in Feb. Instead, just reduce your intake and be sensible but don’t just cut it out altogether then tell everyone you see every day how hard it is!! Because let’s be honest, if you had loads of sex in December, you wouldn’t say to your partner, “not this month darling, I overdid it a bit in December so I’m giving it a miss in Jan”Read More
There is just too much good food and drink around at Christmas to not enjoy it, add this to the fact you probably become less active and it’s understandable to see why it’s so easy to gain a bit of holiday fluff!Read More
Out of the 16 teams, we had the least experience. Our team name (Turf Games Titans) was the only one that didn’t include ‘Rowing’ or end in ‘Rowing Club’. We were in the wrong room we thought.Read More
A few hours later, having a sleep in my cabin... BANG!
Shouts for everyone to get on deck. The big Code0 sail was trailing in the water and now under the boat. We had blown the halyard (rope that holds sails up the mast).
Podcasts seem to be all the rage at the moment, Dave and I have done a few in the past, but a few weeks ago we got to record one with our good friend Chloe Madeley.
We chatted with Chloe about how to get started on your health and fitness journey. Chloe has often mentioned how both Dave and I helped her learn more about nutrition and tracking her food which really helped her both in her own training and with her clients.Read More
To tell you a little more about it, it means that every morning when I wake up my meals are already waiting for me. I am not doing it to diet, but it’s all calorie controlled and uber healthy so most people do use it to diet. When I signed up I told them what I don’t like and then they come up with a menu including the foods that I do like that rotates regularly.Read More