Are you afraid to fly? Here’s one of the beautiful things about flight: no matter how bumpy the ride, how packed the plane or claustrophobic the journey, no matter how long or far you travel, when you look outside, the view can override every fear, disappointment and anxiety. So, if you’re experiencing turbulence right now... Continue Reading →
"I hate salads because they never fill me up and they taste so plain. Even the thought of eating one makes me sad." ... Well, that's how I used to talk anyway. Here's how I flipped the script...
Last week was filled with positive events I'm keen to celebrate here for posterity and simply to keep me (and you, my dedicated reader!) smiling. As I try to post these blogs every Wednesday with a #WellnessWednesday theme and because the latter end of last week was a little bit miserable emotionally (we all have... Continue Reading →
Fuelled by positive media write-ups Did you see these two articles written by the Finnish media about me the day preceding the Paavo Nurmi Games, Turku? It may sound odd, but reading these gave me a confidence-boost despite the interrupted preparation. Because it made me think, well, if they want to share my story with... Continue Reading →
Last Wednesday, Sleep and Weight Loss: Sleep More to Lose More was published, garnering some interesting responses and sparking conversations beyond sleep's contribution to weight loss. And of course, as an athlete and someone seeking to achieve high-performance in every area of my life, I'm not just bothered about sleep's contribution to weight loss; I'm... Continue Reading →
A few years ago I approached someone I believed (and still believe) to be knowledgeable in this field of weight loss - Stuart MacMillan - to help me shift a few kilos. His first question to me wasn't: 'what's your eating regime like?' or 'How many cupcakes have you eaten this week?'. He didn't offer solutions like, 'throw out all your sweets and chocolate!' or 'bread is the devil!' either. Stu's first question in response to how to lose weight was this: how much sleep are you getting? Are you sleeping enough? Read on to find out the importance of this question for your own weight loss journey...
My Daniel Fast cookbook needs a massive overhaul. So, before I do that, I thought I'd recreate my favourite recipes, research and curate some new ones and edit some recipe videos instead! Here's the first one I've brought to the table - a new 2-minute recipe video for lentil burgers. Bon Appetit!
I spent last week in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But one of the trip highlights actually took us a few hours' drive out of Belfast to Cuilcagh, Ireland. So, I guess I can add this to my travel diaries, right? Read on for a funny rundown of events on the the 15km, 3.5 hour mountain trail walk.
UK lockdown rules are loosening, airports are open and holiday travel abroad is now allowed! It's been a while so read on for travel tips on what to pack and how to get the most out of your ever-limited cabin bag allowance from a frequent flyer.
It takes me TWO HOURS to drive to training. I currently take this journey twice a week, so that’s a total of EIGHT HOURS of travel within the space of three days. I dread the journey every single time. But I still do it. Why? The destination is worth it! The value that I experience... Continue Reading →