Motivation… Who needs it?

Motivation is a word that is banded around a lot in the weightloss/fitness world. Its a word that so many people often misinterpret too! On a management training program many many years ago I was taught that motivation was your "reason for movement" and I guess that is somewhat true. I get a lot of... Continue Reading →

Face the fear…

...and do it anyway Back before lockdown 2.0 started I saw an offer on Instagram that was too good to be true. A local fitness photographer (JDRPhotography_) was offering a free shoot in exchange for supporting a local gym that was going to be closing its doors for 28 days (Thanks Boris!) I toyed with... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Independent Businesses.

So this is going to be a slightly different post to my normal but still somewhat fitness related. With us now over half way through lockdown 2.0 in the UK and Christmas fast approaching I thought I would highlight some of my favourite small businesses and sportswear brands in case some of you need inspiration... Continue Reading →

Lockdown 2.0

So the first lockdown was kind to me and my fitness journey but I’m not going to take my summer determination for granted because a winter lockdown is a completely different kettle of fish! It's cold, wet and miserable and long 2 hour walks are not as appealing when it's pissing down with rain. What... Continue Reading →

Wear the damn sports bra!

I’ve posted all about body confidence before when looking at rocking a bikini body but after seeing a campaign from an activewear company that I love (Slaywear London) I’ve been inspired to post about body confidence in the Gym, and as the title says, wearing the damn sports bra. Over the last few years my... Continue Reading →

Don’t trust the scales

This is a different kind of post and a lesson in why we shouldn't feel down about the scales... When people put up posts about how they've stood on the scales thos week, and they are 3lb up or 1lb up and they are disheartened and feel like they are not making progress, it makes... Continue Reading →

Walking is Underrated

Walking with no purpose is something that, to me, has always felt like a chore. It’s something that most of us do daily in order to get to where we are going or do something that we want to do. It's never been something that I've given much thought, even 18 months ago when I... Continue Reading →

Atomic Habits

So back at the end of 2019 I listened to a podcast by James Smith that outlines his recommended books and how each one shaped him. Based off this podcast, and as part of my new goals I've decided to give a few of the books a read and see how they shape and influence... Continue Reading →

When strangers become friends.

My mother always taught me not to talk to strangers... For the most part I don't but with the rise of social media over the last 10 years it has become easier and easier to find yourself interacting with complete and utter strangers and sharing your life with them through one of many platforms. I... Continue Reading →

Fitbit vs Apple Watch

So for those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you don't follow me then click here) you will have seen that I did a little experiment with an apple watch and fitbit to see how much they differed in accuracy. A lot of people out there have different theories about the reliability of... Continue Reading →

Lets talk calories…

So the topic of calories is one that has so many different parts. Calories are the thorn in the side of most people's fitness journeys, whether they know it or not, and they will rear their ugly head whenever we least expect them but they are an important topic and something that definitely needs discussing.... Continue Reading →

2018 Highlights

So I started this Blog back in February after deciding it would be a good idea to document my struggles of being a girl who loves food but also wants to be fitter and as it's almost time for that " New Year, New Me" hype I thought I'd take a look back at 2018... Continue Reading →

Black Friday Struggles

So when it comes to a fitness journey there will always be times where you struggle to stay on track. There are the normal ones, Christmas, Easter, holidays & birthdays but when it comes to me, the biggest herbal I've faced recently was Black Friday. Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving in the USA... Continue Reading →

Excuses, excuses

Over the last 6 months I've realised how simple and easy it is to put something off... I've been on the journey to find a fitter and healthier me and I've spent a hell of a lot of money on gym memberships, classes and fitness gear so why do I find myself back where I... Continue Reading →

You spin me right round…

So earlier this week I tried my first spin class! I am really not good at cardio, it's true what they say, it's hardio! I thought it was about time I gave this spin thing a go as everyone raves about it being a great workout. Unfortunately the only class I could make started at... Continue Reading →

Ouch…

It had to happen sometime, and I did promise that this blog would be honest so here it is, the lows as well as the highs! I fell off the wagon and ouch, it really bloody hurts! It takes a hell of a lot of determination and hard graft to get fit and lose weight... Continue Reading →

In sickness and in health

So since my holiday I have come down with a nasty cold and cough so thought I’d share my experience of what I do when sickness hits.Honestly it depends on how I feel... a lot of people say that you should sweat it out and work through it, maybe they are right?My opinion is that... Continue Reading →

When it finally clicks!

So lets start this post where I left off...In January, after a fairly tough few months and very little motivation it all finally clicked. I woke up one morning feeling like I wanted to get my ass out of bed, for the first time in a while, and feeling like I wanted to get back... Continue Reading →

#Project6Pack

Evening all,So as I said in my last post the real start of my journey to get fit started a year ago on 28th February when I walked into the town hall in Trowbridge anxious but ready and raring for my first round of Project 6 Pack. Project 6 Pack is a 6 week course run... Continue Reading →

Welcome

Let me start with by telling you a little about myself and why I am starting this Blog 'The fat girl guide to getting fit' I am Rhiannon, I am 27 and for the last 10 years of my life I have been a little on the large side. When I was a teenager I... Continue Reading →

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