Twirl Fit in Bangor, County Down, is one of only a few places in Northern Ireland that teaches pole dancing as a form of fitness. Beginning at the bottom level, I had a go at one of the most talked about fitness classes in recent years.
Ultimate Strongman is one of the toughest challenges of strength that a person can go through. On 1st July 2017, the Battle of Britain came to Bangor, Northern Ireland. Four nations competed against each other for the top prize in front of a crowd of thousands.
I’m one of those people who seem to get into trouble without trying. This tends to happen because I don’t think things through. Sometimes it can get me into a spot of mischief and looking like a complete idiot. Other times it makes me looking like a complete badass and living legend. After running 10k the other day, I’m not sure what my current status is.
For the last while I have been back and forth with lots of different stuff. Studying, family life, but the general theme is wanting to move forward. But do you know what the hardest thing is about trying to move forward? It’s knowing where to start. Sometimes the journey for self-improvement starts with the decision to move forward.
There is no point in exercising or trying to get fit if your diet doesn’t reflect what you are doing. For most people at this time of the year, they will be regretting those drunken announcements that they are quitting smoking, running 5k a day, or simply eating healthy. I feel your pain. But while some people are starting to slip back into old habits already, I tried to kick it up a bit with some cooking to go with my running everyday.
Sometimes we make some stupid excuses for not working out. I’m tired. I don’t have time. What good would it do me really? One one hand, I can see a valid point in all of these reasons. Or excuses, depending on your point of view.
Sunday is normally a day of rest for most people. Most people probably go to lunch with their family, or go to the park. I have no idea. I haven’t had a normal family Sunday in what seems like forever. And today was no different. Except there was a run in there at some point.
If there is one thing that is certain is this world, it is the fact that myself and Rayn will argue about anything. So when he starting bad-mouthing Barbie during a meeting as promotional tool for encouraging women to be dumb and pretty, I nearly reached through my laptop to punch him. He must have sensed it so he set me a challenge. I had to find five reasons why Barbie is awesome and “pink” wasn’t to be one of them. Prepare to have your mind blown as I delve into the reasons why I think Barbie is a positive role model for young girls.
Everyone says that walking is good for you and can help you lose weight, but is that really true? After my car broke down I was forced to walk everywhere but being the glass half full kinda gal that I am, I took this as an experiment to see if I could get fit just by walking.
Fat shaming is one of those subjects that no-one wants to touch in case they get accused of fat shaming. But highlighting a complex social issue should not be the reason to tear strips off someone. And it should not be confused with someone who is actually fat shaming. But the questions remain, what is fat shaming really and how do we deal with it?