Tag: fitness

  • Running on Ice

    Running on Ice

    Okay then, time to be honest. I dunno whether it is just because I am tired, or not fuelling properly, or whether it's just grey and depressing December but FUCK ME that exercise session was beyond hard. — 🌊 Sarah 📝 Shonky [Festive] Hankering 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) December 5, 2018 We are reaching a crossroads in […]

  • You Wear It Well

    You Wear It Well

    DAY FIVE of the Exercise Regime. Wednesday was a rest day, because exhaustion. That means today fitting in both a Gym and Cycling session. The changes to body are already obvious, and yes, having got on the scales this morning, there is a weight change. It isn’t much, but is undoubtedly there. Yesterday’s session in the […]

  • Round and Round

    Round and Round

    Today, I went to a Cycle Park. Not just any one, but THE one. Inside the Velodrome ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/aWAnHcTouu — 🌊 Sarah Creates : Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) July 1, 2018 The Lee Valley Velodrome is the legacy from 2012’s Olympics which I’ll be spending quite a lot of time near or close to in […]

  • Addicted to Love

    Addicted to Love

    Day #2 of Weekdays in the Gym by 9am is beginning to have an effect already. I’m definitely clearer of mind, and there were even some novel ideas that sprang from my brain. I think, if I’m good, I’ll plan for breakfast there on Thursday. It is part of a long-term objective to wean me off getting overly […]

  • Work It :: The Beginning

    Work It :: The Beginning

    Right then. Time to stop fucking about. We present THE FITNESS PLAN pic.twitter.com/MwceHgNuUP — 🌊 Sarah, Decking the Halls FaLaLaLaLa LaLaLaLa🌊 (@AlternativeChat) December 7, 2017 I spent an hour yesterday with my Trainer, and she made me a plan. It is, without doubt, quite a conservative affair, but has the potential to break me. Except, […]

  • Bicycle Race

    Bicycle Race

    Team Brompton pic.twitter.com/TZrmvjGxKF — 🌊 Sarah 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) July 29, 2017 Saturday and Sunday at the end of July, in this household, are reserved for RideLondon. Husband’s now completed his fourth 100 mile race, and on Saturday myself and the youngest joined him for the Freecycle, with 70,000 other cyclists. Bikes! pic.twitter.com/s70EmLrjVs — 🌊 Sarah […]

  • Breathe


    I never finished my Mindfulness course. Begun what seems like an age ago, in the heat of stress and concern pre-Operation, it has been so long since my last session that the automated e-mails have stopped coming. I feel, especially considering the events of the last few weeks, it might well be worth going back […]

  • The Old Songs :: Three

    The Old Songs :: Three

    Awake at 7am, there were doubts about the validity of the long-range weather forecast. I shouldn’t have worried: by 9am, the cloud had burnt off and it was magnificent. The plan for the day, as Eroica is a ‘vintage’ festival, was to wear something appropriate. Despite  current body weight issues (up and down like a […]

  • Musclebound


    Exercise is bloody hard work. Believing that simply taking protein supplements is going to give you a body like The Rock’s is, like it or not, living a massive delusion. I have to admit, the implication that under 30’s would believe this feels pretty insulting, and without any kind of hard facts that prove the […]

  • This is Mine

    There’s a ‘thing’ doing the rounds currently on Twitter, which promises that for every ‘like’ one can garner, a fact about that person’s life will be revealed. Here’s a fact for you: I’ve been doing this for seven years, on and off, across multiple platforms. All you need to know is here, if the time is […]