There’s a reason Usain Bolt isn’t entering the marathon anytime soon….but let’s rewind.
I was listening to Seth Godin on a podcast describing sprinting in the workplace. Before your mind conjures up images of a 100yard dash between the IT and Marketing department this reference applies to the work itself.
Your team is up against it on a big project but you pull out all the stops – late nights, working from home, maybe an all-nighter to see it over the line.
You do the work required and get it done.
How do you feel afterwards?
Continue reading “#10 – Usain Bolt Dieting Approach”
Honesty is one of my core principles.
However, I don’t always tell the truth.
Does this make me a liar?
I’m better at telling the truth than I was a year ago. I’m moving in the right direction but it’s a work in progress.
Continue reading “#9 – The truth hurts”
You = Car
Food = Fuel
Movement = Mileage
There are undoubted parallels between humans and automobiles.
If you’re running a marathon you’ll want to be well fed.
If you’re planning a road trip you’ll want a full tank of petrol.
I get it.
I’ve seen the car analogy used several times in an attempt to simplify weight loss.
Energy (food & fuel) IN vs Energy (movement & miles) OUT.
I don’t disagree with the principle but if you’re struggling with your weight it can seem demoralisingly simplistic.
Here’s a list of how you differ from your car:
Continue reading “#8 – 10 Reasons you’re NOT a car”
Walking is something the vast majority of us can do, but do we do it enough?
Moving our body daily is associated with longevity i.e. people who walk live longer.
If that’s not a good enough reason to get off your ass I don’t know what is.
Continue reading “#7 – A simple way to hit 10,000 steps”
I’ve loved football.
I’ve hated football.
Nowadays I’m somewhere in between.
At it’s best, football unites communities, provides breathtaking moments of drama and most importantly guarantees endless banter with mates and rival fans.
At it’s worse, football is a money hungry, ever-expanding joyless cash-cow. Fans are left exasperated as they don a £90 replica shirt to watch 22 millionaires play out a lacklustre 0-0 at Stoke.
Continue reading “#6 – Football: What’s the point?”
Let me set the scene:
I’m sat working in a local eatery accompanied by my favourite partner in crime; a black Americano.
I glance up at the staff cleaning the tables and realise I only have 15mins before the establishment closes.
Time to focus on the job at hand:
Step 1 – close Facebook tab
Step 2 – WORK
As I crack on, a man and his young daughter approach the counter.
Continue reading “#5 – Let them eat cake….especially if it’s free”
I have over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry alongside academic qualifications in sport, training and nutrition.
However, I don’t consider myself an expert.
One of the key lessons from those thousands of hours across 10+ years:
The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know.
I recognised this ^^^ is a famous quote so I Googled to give credit where it’s due.
The top 3 hits:
- Albert Einstein
- Donald Trump
Make of that what you will.
Continue reading “#4 – Google, Calories and Flat Earth Theory”
I had to touch on diet and nutrition sooner or later right?
Bread (particularly the white variety) has a bad reputation.
‘Carb-a-phobia’ is alive and well online and the ‘Keto-Diet’ (high fat / low carb) is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. I’m not against a low-carb approach but the demonisation of carbohydrates needs to change.
A few lines I hear repeatedly during consultations:
Continue reading “#3 – Bread? You can’t eat that!”
There’s one person responsible for this blog:
There’s one person responsible for prompting me to start this blog:
Continue reading “#2 – Just type ‘Seth’ into Google”
…or will it?
Never feels a little definite but the odds are against me.
Or is that a story I’m telling myself in anticipation of future failure? Padding the fall, getting the excuses in early to make the inevitable demise of this blog a little more palatable.
Continue reading “#1 – This blog will never last…”