Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?

Been working out at home? Unless you’re a lucky sucker with a home gym, coming back to your pre-quarantine training is going to be a shock to the system. Yep, we might be little sore. But what is that soreness? Is it a good thing, or not? That ache in your muscles after a workoutContinue reading “Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?”

Thank you, Covid-19, it’s been real

Thank you, Covid-19. So far this month, I have cleaned my house throughly, learned to be a 2nd grade substitute teacher, organized every cupboard and drawer and found novel ways to workout in my house. I’ve also been visited by waves of anxiety, overeating, drinking more than usual, sadness verging on depression and too muchContinue reading “Thank you, Covid-19, it’s been real”

Is cardio making you fat?

Spending more than 3 hours a week doing some sort of sweaty cardio workout, but still not seeing results? Cardiovascular exercise is linked to being healthier and living longer. And if you’ve decided to shed a few pounds, you probably have tried doing more cardio. If you are grinding away at hours of cardio everyContinue reading “Is cardio making you fat?”

Warm ups: What and Why

The last 3 years has been a settling in process. Moving from the UK back to the States has felt weirdly foreign instead of an easy slip back into being an American. These 3 years have also been a transition from my CrossFit and small boutique fitness world and back into a large nationwide healthContinue reading “Warm ups: What and Why”

For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!

It has been 2 years since I sat down at a keyboard to write for my blog.  Shameful.  Unforgivable.  I have reasons and excuses.  But let’s leave it at I’m sitting here in a different continent in a new and still not totally furnished home contentedly looking back over a 2 years of challenges andContinue reading “For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!”

New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done

It is the second day of January and I wore shorts.  The day started off stormy.  Dark and thundery clouds rolled in fast, followed by rain that came in sideways.  It was 7.30am and I was at the box (the CrossFit gym), having just finished my workout.  But by lunchtime, the sun broke out andContinue reading “New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done”

Women at War: Me against my body Part 3

Polona Fonda, of FONDA Strong – the magazine dedicated to sport and strong women – asked me to offer my views on modern dieting habits and body hate among women.  This is part 3 of our interview. Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read part 2 Chapter 3/3  9. What are someContinue reading “Women at War: Me against my body Part 3”


Polona Fonda asks: What drives me, and millions of other women, to see our bodies as our enemies?  You are reading the second chapter of our conversation on the issues of body hate and disordered eating. Chapter 2/3   4. People are quick to judge; whenever they see an obese person they immediately label them as lazy. But that’s not really theContinue reading “WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY PART 2”


I have been talking to Polona Fonda about the battles women have with their bodies.  Polona is a weightlifter, writer and advocate for strong women.  Her online magazine, FONDA Strong is an inspirational resource offering engaging stories and profiles on all things sporty, female and, of course, strong.  Here’s a copy of our exchange on women’s body imageContinue reading “WOMEN AT WAR: ME AGAINST MY BODY”