Sporting Success – Tackling diabetes through physical activity

Yesterday (November 14th) was World Diabetes Day. I’m a day late, but awareness is still important. Diabetes is a horrible disease, but it can be managed and it can often be prevented. The below video features Greg Whyte, former Olympian, interviewing former international footballer Gary Mabbutt on how he manages his Type 1 Diabetes and the importance of physical exercise for tackling it. It’s interesting viewing – enjoy!

Marathon Motivation

Now we’re into November, most people undertaking a spring marathon will be starting to think about their training. I think it’s fair to say that the hardest bit of doing a marathon is the training and I know when I signed up to do Brighton in 2011, most people thought I wouldn’t do it. I think they were forgetting that I can be really stubborn when I want to be and I took great satisfaction in proving them wrong. Whether you have a supportive bunch of friends surrounding you or not, it’s important to stay… View Post

Bowling for Fitness

With the weekends being for free writing under the terms of NaBloPoMo and with there currently being a lot of excitement in the world of tenpin bowling, it makes sense to sing the praises of my great love, tenpin bowling. But this tries to be a fitness blog! Bowling doesn’t keep you fit! It’s a game for fat people with beer bellies! Really? I suggest you watch the following: Most of these bowlers will be throwing 15lb bowling balls. Some will be using 16lb. I use a 15lb myself. Most of these bowlers will work… View Post

Fitness Spending – NaBloPoMo Day 1

Whilst I enjoy blogging, I sometimes lack inspiration. Many of you will have probably heard of the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but have you heard of the NaBloPoMo? The idea is simple, blog every day in November. Much like the fabled ‘Athons in fact, except you don’t have to exercise every day. NaBloPoMo also provides you with prompts to help you blog. I have decided to take part this November, using the prompts, but with the added challenge of attempting to make posts health and fitness related. We’ll see how we get on. Primarily,… View Post

Pregnancy Fitness

When I found out that I was pregnant, I had wonderful aspirations with regards to keeping fit. I was going to keep running as long as possible, I was going to go swimming and I was going to find some pregnancy pilates classes to join. In short, any weight gain was going to be purely baby and I was going to be a supermum-to-be. So what actually happened? I did a couple of slow 5ks in personal worsts. No problem with that, as the idea was to simply do them and to hell with the… View Post