Really what kind of week has it been?

Have the weeks been shortened? I am sure we used to get more of week when I was younger. I started thinking about what I had done this week and realised that was the week before! There are so many things I need to do at the moment, that time just seems to fly by.Continue reading “Really what kind of week has it been?”

The Confidence Factor

I am back on track with my goal, of running the Hull 10k in June. Being on the cuddly side of large, having confidence is a considerable factor when it comes to running. The confidence is 2 fold. There is the confidence of being out in public in sports wear, looking like you are aboutContinue reading “The Confidence Factor”

I don’t know about you……?

Since New Year my motivation has been seriously waning. As previously mentioned my main goal this year was to carry on running and improve my fitness. Well I am ashamed to say my progress to continue this goal has been completely pants. My motivation has not gone completely but it is not what it shouldContinue reading “I don’t know about you……?”

Do we put ourselves in pigeon holes?

I was reading a blog this morning that what prevents us from making lasting changes to our lives is the assumptions we make about ourselves and how we should think and behaved. These assumptions are based on our identity, whether that be professional or social. For instance as a nurse I am supposed to beContinue reading “Do we put ourselves in pigeon holes?”

Restorative powers of exercise

Since completing the 50km challenge in Movember I have done very little exercise. I have noticed that this has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. My resilience had been much reduced. Foggy has become a regular companion on my commute to work and he has hung about filling my heads with negative thoughts.Continue reading “Restorative powers of exercise”

Do you really want to make that resolution count?

A week in to the New Year, if you embarked on a resolution, how is it going? If it is not going well, don’t feel bad, you are not a failure. Don’t feel rushed into making a change in your life just because it is the start of a new year. You can make yourContinue reading “Do you really want to make that resolution count?”

A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018

New Year’s Day is a reflective day. Normally down to the over indulgence of the night before. I was a good boy this year and only had a few drinks, in front of the telly. Saying that I went for a run this morning and still felt the effects of a week of over eatingContinue reading “A brief look back at 2017 then full speed into 2018”

Christmas Spirit is it just for Christmas?

Christmas is all about kindness and happiness. We give each other gifts, visit friends and family, at the very least. Restaurants, Cafes, takeaways and even train stations through open their doors for the homeless. Businesses and individuals donate toys to hospitals, school children collect gifts in shoeboxes to send to countries around the world. ThenContinue reading “Christmas Spirit is it just for Christmas?”

How is your Christmas going?

We are midway through Christmas, so how is it going for you? I always find this part of the holiday the most difficult, stuck between the 2 festivities. For many of us it is a time where we go back to work for a few days, before the New Year celebrations. All in all 27th,Continue reading “How is your Christmas going?”

Don’t let Insta-Christmas get in the way of Christmas

For many of us Christmas is a wonderful time of year. But it can be incredibly stressful, trying to create that perfect Christmas experience. We are constantly shown on social media and the TV how to celebrate the perfect Christmas including the perfect tree, decorations, food, drink and gifts just to list a few. WeContinue reading “Don’t let Insta-Christmas get in the way of Christmas”