I have been asked to consider this question this week. What is happiness? I describe the feeling of happiness as a sense of contentment. If asked, "are you happy?" I would answer, "yes" because in my day to day life, the percentage of things that are lovely are higher than the percentage of things that … Continue reading What is happiness?
As I finally sit down to write on what should have been a joyous day after completing Step One. I am not writing about my success and this time it is nothing to do with me throwing in the towel. There is one day a year that is full of hope and promise. The first … Continue reading I was not expecting that
I have to document the hard times too. I think I’m three weeks into my “step one” now and feel like I have scuppered all my plans. It takes one poor decision and I tend to spiral out of control. The thoughts I am having include… urgh just stop and restart again in the summer … Continue reading It isn’t working …
In my line of work, as in many others, setting goals and targets is a common occurrence. I have literally delivered training on setting SMART goals etc in relation to planning work for children. It is not much of a leap to apply it to fitness and nutrition. However, as with nutrition, just because you … Continue reading Step One – Teeny Tiny Targets
This week I’ve been taken away from my usual world as I had to accompany my class on their residential trip. It was only 2 nights away, but those days are extremely long and you’re never off duty. Last Monday I started Step One, which I will explain in more detail later. But of course, … Continue reading Beige Food
I had my MRI scans on Friday morning. In a big van in the hospital car park. Just as husband was saying, "when do you think you'll get the results?" as we were making Sunday dinner, the phone rang. The consultant rheumatologist was on the phone asking if now was a good time. I sat … Continue reading When the consultant rings you on a Sunday evening, your heart sinks.
This is probably the most common motivation tip that people start with for all things health and fitness. I’ve put “find your why” on my to do list many a time. However, can I really truly grasp it? No. Not really. I can think of loads of reasons why I want to be healthier and … Continue reading Find your why
I have been meaning to write for a long time, but it's like too many people trying to fit through a door, I have ideas - just can't structure them. I'm just going to write and see what happens. I've suffered from what we are all assuming is a herniated disc with arthritis on the … Continue reading Long term injury
I've always gone through periods of back pain since forever. This recent stint started in September out of nowhere, it is now February and I am so over it! Lisa, drawn by my daughter- kinda sums up how I feel right now I think some things have improved, forced by lockdown's hand. One is being … Continue reading Injured and frustrated