It was an absolute honour!

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. 

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Man flu...it's a real thing, I promise you!

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. 

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Would you give up sex in January?

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”

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I love getting my private parts out in public!

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. 

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And that is why I employed a personal chef....

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. 

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Sometimes I like things to get a little freaky!!

Where have the last three weeks gone? It is amazing how quickly weeks and months can pass you by. I still can’t quite believe it’s nearly Christmas. Thankfully I haven’t heard a Christmas song yet and hopefully I don’t for at least another month. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Christmas, but I enjoy it for a month, not three!!

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"You've got soft feet for a man..."

Team Evolve have decided it’s time to connect with you guys more– giving an insight into what we’ve been up to and our advice on how to manage your diet/health and training whilst also enjoying everything London has to offer.

We are back to Dave again, what on earth has he been up to this week?

Hey.

How have three weeks passed already. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone.

So, what on earth have I been up to this last week?

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You may want to stand up for this one!

Well you’ve heard from the boys over the last few weeks, their musings, learnings and bad coffee issues… now its my turn. I hope I don’t disappoint.


Don’t Stay Seated too Long

I’ve never been very good at sitting down, even at school I was terrible at it, concentrating on a task that would bore me was and still is like torture. The other weekend I endured around 10/12 hours of studying for a sailing course (more on that later), which meant that I was stationary and glued to the computer screen.

Now I know what you’re all about to say - “stop moaning, we do it every day”, and I completely get that, I would say in return you’re used to it, however I have a point to this… bear with me!

Despite my eyes turning square, and having to ignore some great rugby matches on tv to read about legislation, rules and regulations in the Maritime world, I found that sitting for prolonged periods was tortuous.

Again - I hear those exclaimations and rolling of eyes, “we know this!”, but for someone not used to this having pretty much always been on my feet throughout my working life, it was shocking.

So, what are my takeaways? Whats the point of this anecdote you’re wondering?

Well… here are a few:

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Who knew the Eurostar could be so fun?!

Team Evolve have decided it’s time to connect with you guys more– giving an insight into what we’ve been up to and our advice on how to manage your diet/health and training whilst also enjoying everything London has to offer.

This first edition has been taken over by Dave – enjoy!

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