The great escape from smokers corner

It took me a while to realise that cigarettes were truly keeping me captive. Sure, sometimes they felt like a great release, a little break, a moment to think and chat with friends; a social bond. But really, I was a slave to a rolled up piece of paper with a bunch of cut up leaves. And frankly I felt quite ridiculous for that fact.
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Being mindful in the gym

Don't panic I'm not about to go off into too much of a babbling monologue of philosophy, but I am going to show you how mindfulness can be applied to help you achieve your fitness goals.
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Christmas meals and staying on plan

If you're on a diet plan you might feel like all your hard work is about to start unravelling in front of you. 'Tis the season to be jolly after all.
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I'm too shy to go to the gym

Being too shy to try something new is entirely normal. You're not a freak or a misfit, you're not socially inept and it's not something you can't change.
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How to let go of excuses and get to the gym

Excuses are funny little things really. You make a plea of bargain to yourself to allow yourself to do (or not do) something. Even if ultimately that excuse is stopping you from achieving a bigger goal and you know it's counter productive.
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Newbie diet tips from a newbie

Being a newbie I've hard to learn some lessons the hard way. I've put together some tips that hopefully you'll find useful as you start your journey too.
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How I finally found the motivation to start

I was that girl at school that would forge notes to get out of PE (sorry mum). I hated it. I've got asthma and I run like a pigeon so for me anything involving sport was just a means of me hideously embarrassing myself.