Perfection is boring

To the point where I’ve been told that seeing others make mistakes, lose their train of thought, forget words mid-speech or not do the ‘cleanest’ of jobs, has become some kind of fetish (yes, the exact word used). I’ve also been told that I’m hot on the beauty of imperfections. To which I reply ‘I love…

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How I weaned myself off sugar (in coffee)

This is going to sound crazy to many of you, but as a teenager whenever I had drank (black) tea it would have to be accompanied by six teaspoons of sugar. Yes, six! So it was a good thing I didn’t drink it often and stuck to herbal teas (with nothing added) whenever it was available….

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Happy New Year!

Saturated. Is the word I’d use to describe the Internet in relation to ‘what a shitty 2016 it’s been’ and how 2017 is going to be so much better. I was almost tempted to shut down my social media for a few days as the constant bombardment was making me feel, quite frankly, stressed out. All this…

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SPEECHLESS: A lesson in slowing down and getting grateful (again)

I lost my voice for the first time 2 weeks ago. It lasted 8 days (and thankfully not the 3 weeks the doctor said it could take to get it back). Day 1 = panic! Having never lost my voice before and otherwise feeling fine I got into an irrational state of ‘what if I…

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Confessions of a former Fitness Addict

Author: Livon Yeow / Photo credit: Bruno Nascimento. My longest workout streak to date is something like 12 days. That includes multiple workouts on the same day. Lunchtimes, after work, occasionally before work too. Did I have a problem? Of course not. I was just being super fit and healthy! Does this sound familiar, either to…

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Pick one thing. Do it consistently

I haven’t eaten crisps from the work cupboard since 16th February 2016. To put this into context I used to go there at least once a day for a pack – ideally Salt & Vinegar. Sometimes this went up to two packs a day. Just because they were there. Crisps aren’t part of my grocery shop so cannot be…

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The only Fitness class I ever stuck to

What was this you ask? The ‘Group Training’ section of my site may give you a clue. I’ve been doing Orangetheory® workouts since Boxing Day 2013 where I was only 1 of 3 people who showed up to get a head start on burning off the Christmas excess. The Islington studio was local to me and…

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You Are your Thoughts

It’s been a while since my last post. The reason? Lots of new challenges and things going on, all of which boil down to having made the conscious decision to get uncomfortable this year. To force myself out of that comfort zone. To do the things I’m shit scared of! Why? Because you cannot keep doing the same thing…

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The Choice to Move

What would you do if you were told that you wouldn’t have full use of your limbs tomorrow? Having a fully functioning body is something that most of us take for granted. It’s something we forget to be grateful for. There are a lot of things we don’t appreciate until they’re taken away from us,…

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CrossFit: In Summary

For those who follow me on Instagram or other social media, you’ll know that CrossFit has become a part of my regular training regime as of late last year. It has been likened to a ‘cult’ by some but I love it, and here’s why for those of you who may be are curious and/or…

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