Graves’ Disease Update!

I haven’t written much about my Graves’ disease journey lately and that’s mainly because nothing has really changed. I still feel like I’m harassing doctors to get answers and I’ve pretty much given up with my endocrinologist. I think he has officially abandoned me. I’m mainly guessing at what my thyroid is doing based onContinue reading “Graves’ Disease Update!”

Obsessing Over The Wrong Things!

Back in June 2019 when I was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease I set myself a load of goals to try and recover some of the fitness I’d lost over the previous four years of being undiagnosed and really not well. For a few months I was really focused on them but thenContinue reading “Obsessing Over The Wrong Things!”

Why the ‘fat burning zone’ is complete bollocks!

I posted an image a few days ago comparing my heart rate during a workout session after having a pre workout drink to my heart rate during the same workout session without it. I was actually pretty impressed with the difference. I’ve been struggling with fatigue for a while due to my thyroid function nowContinue reading “Why the ‘fat burning zone’ is complete bollocks!”

Diet vs Exercise: What’s Most Important?

You see it thrown around all the time that ‘abs are made in the kitchen’ and that weight loss is ‘80% diet and only 20% exercise’. I hate both phrases. Abs aren’t made in the kitchen, they’re developed in the gym or other exercise facility, but their visibility is determined by body fat percentage andContinue reading “Diet vs Exercise: What’s Most Important?”

Two Of My Favourite Things – Food And Maths!!!

The maths involved in working out how much to eat is a little bit complicated if you’re not a huge fan of numbers but I’m a complete geek and love maths. So for me, this blog post is fun. There are a few steps involved and it’s a little bit long winded but for mostContinue reading “Two Of My Favourite Things – Food And Maths!!!”

New Year, Same Old Me!!

I’m seeing the slogan ‘New Year, New Me’ everywhere today. It’s by people talking about turning over a new leaf and making positive changes and by people moaning about people claiming to be turning over a new leaf and making changes today! I’ve never understood the need to wait for a specific date to makeContinue reading “New Year, Same Old Me!!”

Good News At Last

I’ve not written much for this blog lately. Everything had been pretty much the same and I didn’t want to keep complaining and people get fed up with hearing it. I lost a lot of motivation for everything when I couldn’t complete the trial for the new drug for Graves’ disease as I have beenContinue reading “Good News At Last”

Freestyle Fitness – Back To Basics Challenge (Week 1)

So the first week of the Freestyle Fitness Back to Basics Challenge is over and some of the entries have been great. Our back to basics challenge involves us posting a basic pole or aerial move each month and students posting a 20 second combination including that move on either Instagram or Facebook. The combinationContinue reading “Freestyle Fitness – Back To Basics Challenge (Week 1)”

Pole Dancing at 40!

I’m questioning my decision to start again with pole quite a lot recently. I’m 40, I have already been diagnosed with three chronic illnesses and investigations are ongoing to see if I have a third. I hadn’t really done anything in four years and I’m having to start from scratch. I was managing to teachContinue reading “Pole Dancing at 40!”