Around and around, up and down.

August 8, 2015

Next weekend I’m embarking on the single most inadvisable sports-related thing I have ever attempted. In the space of three days a team of us will cycle from Whitehaven to Tynemouth in aid of Kids UK.

I am to cycling what Bradley Wiggins is to eating pizza and drinking ale. Yes, I like to do it, but it distracts me from my life’s primary calling. Read the rest of this entry »


I’m not a runner

February 16, 2014

Today I enjoyed a new experience. I went for a run.

Not, you understand, that I’m a runner now.

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Gym rat

September 7, 2012

Just a brief update. I feel fitter and stronger, but am still hitting the gym. Last night I went and just did some cardiovascular work. According to the machine readouts, based on my current weight, I managed to burn off 660 calories in an hour long session. That’s not too shoddy.

I shall be slimmer before too long, I can feel it.


Four weeks of #fatboygym

August 23, 2012

It’s been nearly a month since the doctor told me to change my lifestyle drastically, reduce my cholesterol and take better overall care of my body. I have been to the gym regularly, changed my diet, and even started taking medicinal linseed oil supplements.

And the result? I’m a size smaller round the middle, have more energy, feel better and have started to lose fat all over my body. It’s amazing how just one month of trying to live better has brought benefits. I’m over a stone lighter than when I started.

Best of all, the diet and stuff has been OK. I don’t have massive cravings for coffee, beer or chocolate and I’m actually enjoying the increased fruit intake. I have eight weeks until the next appointment with the doctor. If I can stick with this, I’ll be hoping for good news.


Three days in…

July 29, 2012

So, the weight loss program has begun.

I no longer eat food with high levels of refined sugars or saturated fats, I’ve dropped coffee and alcohol completely, and am looking at herbal teas.

Oh, and I joined a gym. I’ve done at least 20 minutes cardiovascular exercise every day since Thursday, and I feel… Read the rest of this entry »