Life can be hard

Thank you for all of the support following my last post about losing my MOJO. I think I found it when out riding my mountain bike down the canal yesterday.  It was a ride for the sake of riding rather than with a purpose of training or putting in saddle time, other than to get…

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Where are you?

A simple question that can have so many different meanings. I phone Fran to find out quite literally ‘where’ she is and if I need to put anything on for tea. I ask my Kung Fu students where they are but in relation to being ready for their next level, they give an answer from…

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To be a Black Belt

On Sunday, I assessed at a Black Belt grading. Although it is now possible to gain a black belt in some martial arts in less than 6 months or even ‘buy’ one via an affiliation, a Black Belt still means something to me. A Black Belt in Shaolin Freestyle takes time, dedication, skill and determination as…

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What exercise does help with

Yesterday I told you about a report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that stated ‘physical activity does not promote weight loss.’ I agreed that exercise isn’t the most important part to focus on when trying to lose weight.  There are much more important things. The saying that “you can’t out-train a poor diet” is true.…

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Exercise won’t help you lose weight

A study was published yesterday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine that states ‘physical activity does not promote weight loss.’ You can read the full study here – http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/04/21/bjsports-2015-094911.full I’m expecting lots of reports in the media over the next couple of days about how exercise doesn’t help with weight loss so to not bother and just…

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