A few people have asked me recently why I go to the gym as much as I do. I currently train 4-5 times a week; generally lifting heavy weights and then dragging my butt round a 5k/5mile run or … Continue reading Do you even lift, though?
Women’s Health are currently running a body positivity campaign. It’s all about acknowledging that health comes in all shapes and sizes and that for any one person those shapes and sizes may change over the years. The #inshapemyshape campaign involves … Continue reading In shape, my shape
So I was nominated for the versatile blogger award by the lovely Carol who blogs over at Born into the Wildlife . She writes about life and identity and her posts often spark further conversation on the topic. Carol is … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award
If you follow my Instagram (and if you don’t then you should; search gemma_aviselafin) you will have noticed that I’m in India at the moment. I’m here for work and visiting Delhi, Dehradun and Chennai. This trip has fallen right … Continue reading Travelling and treadmill training
Are you even really a blogger if you don’t write a year in review post? Well, here’s mine. A list of things I’m happy happened in 2017 and some I’m even a little bit proud of. I got to see … Continue reading 2017 in review
The internet is most definitely our go-to for information. Need to change a plug? You’ll be able to find a YouTube tutorial to show you. Need directions? Google maps is there to assist. Similarly, the internet is full of diet and exercise quick fixes. How to get six pack abs or drop a dress size in a week, etc. My first port of call when I’m looking for fitness inspiration is most definitely Instagram. So I thought I’d share with you all my favourite accounts. They combine quick and healthy meal ideas, exercises and plans as well as motivational pictures … Continue reading My Instagram fitness favourites
The half marathon broke me. Not physically. Physically I recovered in a couple of days. The aches eased, the bruises faded and the chafing (yes, the chafing!) healed. But mentally… mentally I was a bit broken. For 12 weeks prior to the half marathon that’s all I thought about. Training right, eating right, building muscle, increasing my distance, running up hills, running down them, sprinting, spin classes, weights sessions, injuries. Then, the day came and went and when I woke up on the Monday after and struggled into work I felt kind of free. I didn’t have to … Continue reading It seems I fell off the wagon…