The Status Quo

I started to write the social media sales copy for my new Anti-Fitness programme today. And it felt weird and scary AF. No human wants to step away from the status quo, and this programme does it big time. You see, if I’m wrong about what I’m saying, then all good, normal service is resumed […]

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Be From Mars

I got this idea from a book or film (I wish I could remember which one)… Look at your life as if you were an anthropologist from Mars sent down to study the humans. Really check out all of your individual and cultural habits with kindness and curiosity as if this were the first time […]

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oddly, I love bodybuilding

For someone who hates gyms and the whole fitness industry, I’ve got to say, I still bloody love the sport (art?) of bodybuilding. THAT is what the fitness industry was designed for. It was made for the technicalities that building physiques like theirs demand. Where every rep, every kilogram, and every calorie really could make […]

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Wisdom from seth

All around genius and author Seth Godin writes my favourite blog. He understands better than almost anyone how we Westernised humans ask the wrong questions, solve the wrong problems and follow the same tired paradigms without question. His post from today is a great example of that, and I’d like to share it… Adam Smith […]

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Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Ugh, I hate the terms, “tips and tricks”, and “hacks” so damn much. But the words do reveal a lot about what we think of ourselves as humans. We can’t think very highly of ourselves if we believe that we can trick our body or mind into acting in a way it isn’t already. Or […]

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My stomach doesn’t rumble

Over hundreds of years of being conditioned not to trust our own body’s cues, we have found new gurus to tell us what we should be doing and when. In many cases, this new god of our personal experience is the TV. Hunger and thirst are great examples of this phenomenon. I can’t tell you […]

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I “violate community standards” but fatphobia doesn’t

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS EXTREMELY FATPHOBIC LANGUAGE – NOT MINE, OBVIOUSLY! My friend and I were discussing different people’s names for ice poles on social media, and I mentioned that Australians call them Zooper Doopers. Rightly, she replied, “that’s the craziest name I’ve heard for them yet!”. And so I commented, “Australian’s are crazy! *laugh […]

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Summer rain

The rain is tinkling down my window. But it’s not the sound that I love the most about summer rain, it’s the smell. Oh hells, it’s the most delicious smell. I only know that because I pause to pay attention. Pause. Breathe. Take this second in. It won’t happen in this way ever again. You’re […]

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Fancy Ice Poles

I decided I wanted ice poles.  They are bloody perfect bits of deliciousness for when you fancy something sweet but aren’t actually hungry.  Normally I just get the basic cheap-as-shit ones, but this time I got tempted into buying something fancy.  Big mistake. Cheap ice poles are perfect precisely because they’re basic and cheap.  They […]

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A Month to Get Become a Qualified PT

The fitness industry (and its clients) measures a personal trainer’s ability to do their job by how many certifications they have. They’re always so proudly listed on the “Meet the Team” board in the gym. Seriously, there’s a fucking certificate for every bit of kit in existence… ropes, kettlebells, TRX, circuit training, Bosu, Swiss ball. […]

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British Spider Groups are Weird

I am moving to Australia and that’s mostly awesome. Except that I have arachnophobia, and good old Oz is famously home to loads of big and bitey spiders. So, I joined a couple of spider ID groups on Facebook to try and cure my fears – a British one and an Australian one, and the […]

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A Quiet Confidence

I have just returned from a walk with mine and my brother’s dogs.  I was umm-ing and ah-ing about whether to take both of them out together as the last time I did was not fun at all…  They were eager to get at everything, tripping me up, twisting up leads, sniffing each other’s wee […]

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Be Like Simon

A couple of days ago, one of my long-time besties, whom I’ve known for over 30 years flew back to the UK from his home in Gran Canaria. He moved there to provide the best possible life for his family, and it seems to be working. I haven’t seen him for about 2 years (bloody […]

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I am Machine… Really?

How do we treat machines? With love, compassion, and understanding, or… like a machine whose only job is to do what we want? Do we read the instructions to our home printer, treat it to the best quality ink cartridges, and get a highly qualified technician to service it regularly? Or do we just discard […]

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My Dog is a Dickhead

My dog is a complete asshole, and this is for three main reasons: 1) He was never properly trained (long story). 2) He’s a Jack Russell Terrier. 3) He got called Loki after the Norse god of mischief. He’s nearly 10 years old now so I’ve just learned to accept him as the little lovable […]

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