Category Archives: muscle building

milestones.

What a lovely day – and it isn’t even 8 am yet! It’s Monday and I’m not at work. I’ve taken a day off to be with my son. We don’t get enough annual leave to take all the school … Continue reading

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Home.

Last week was the opposite of MAF. No running for six days, 3days of lovely Italian bread, prosecco and Chianti – the only thing that was in keeping with MAF was the rest and lack of stress! I had good … Continue reading

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Grumpy guts.

Not running. Why? Dunno  set the alarm for 5;45, woke up, daylight, cloudy but not actually raining. But I’m not running. Haven’t run all weekend.  Ran last Sunday and midweek. Both were good runs, you would think that that would … Continue reading

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Rave run

Last week I couldn’t stand up straight, never mind run, but the miracle that is the human body has sorted itself out and now I can move around pretty normally. It does mean that I spent a whole week doing … Continue reading

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A jigsaw comes together

There has been a slight hiatus in ‘the fat burn revolution’. Following Fridays (enthusiastic downhill) run I managed to ‘put my back out’ and on Saturday morning woke up with the most immobilising, painful lumbar spasm I have ever had. … Continue reading

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Week1 of the fat burn revolution done, and I give myself an appraisal

Well Julie, you’ve complete the first week of ‘the fat burn revolution’ how do you rate it? Um I say I’d give myself 7/10 Quite a positive score, a high number but room for improvement . So what went well? … Continue reading

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Yay Parkrun!

No, no PB before you ask, it’s just a ‘yay’ because I went and pushed myself! To be honest I haven’t got my official time yet, but the garmin says no. some days things just go well. I woke up … Continue reading

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Fat burn revolution day 4

Some killer exercises today! I’m guessing that my glutes are quite weak, based on the difficulty I had with this exercise! At least the calf raises were easy! you may have noticed that day 4 didn’t follow straight on from … Continue reading

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Day 3 fat burn revolution

Repetitive post, sorry, will keep it short. no gentle aerobic workout this am, too busy. Didn’t get to eat between 6 am and 6pm ( well not quite true, a couple of bananas in the car) Excuses, excuses!! Did the … Continue reading

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The fat burn revolution day 1

Day 1 down , 83 to go!  After some reluctance to get started this morning I went for my 30 minute jog and of course felt much better after it. This evening I did the first weights session.  It was … Continue reading

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