I’m forever blowing them up

Our current car is obsessed with tyre pressure. It has a sensor thing that tells you to check their pressure every now and again and then ‘reinitialise’. I’ve put more air into this car’s tyres than for any other car I’ve ever owned. I’m assuming it’s not losing pressure any faster than others. It’s just…

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Yeet!

The other week my eldest son started saying “Yeet!” a lot for no apparent reason. Google informs me that “The yeet is a viral 2014 dance involving moving your shoulders and slightly bent legs together with arms outstretched. It inspired various memes and popularized yeet as an expression of excitement.” It seems everyone in his…

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Point Not A

Us FitPros are often guilty of trying to sell you Point Z. Six pack abs, boundless energy, tonnes of mad sex. All very laudable targets. But from the Point A you may be at now, Z can feel just too far away. You might not be able to see it happening so it doesn’t really…

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Different ways to save money…….

I’ve mentioned a few analogies recently between weight loss and saving money. About how the wife and I are using a weekly post in a private Facebook group to track our expenditure with a countdown from the week’s budget to show what we have left. It isn’t the only approach that we could use. But…

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The same thing we do every day Pinky……..

Did you ever used to watch ‘Pinky and the Brain’? It was a kid’s TV programme on from 1995 to 98 so you probably didn’t unless you’re a similar age to me (although Google tells me it’s coming back in 2020). About two genetically modified animated mice and their escapades. Every episode ended (or, at…

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The big one – Number 1,500

So, here it is. Blog 1,500. I thought I should make this an absolute cracker. A big, fancy one. But it doesn’t really need to be. That’s often where we go wrong. Thinking things have to be ‘perfect’ or they’re not worth doing. Not exercising for a week (or months or years) because we couldn’t…

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It’s a habit – Lessons from 1,500 blogs #4

A second reason Fit(or other)Pros give up on blogging is it’s hard to start with. Not just the writing itself. But the creation of the website. Learning how to use emailing and post scheduling software. Those first few blogs are disproportionately hard and time consuming. For little benefit. After 1,500 I can bang them out…

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Unrealistic expectations – Lessons from 1,500 blogs #3

Over the years, many of my FitPro chums have asked me about these blogs. Some have even given it a go themselves. Few have got past five blogs from what I’ve seen. A couple of reasons for that. The second I’ll cover tomorrow. But one is unrealistic expectations. The few blogs get them, at most,…

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Planning ahead – Lessons from 1,500 blogs #2

I’m writing this blog on the an EasyJet flight from Liverpool to Belfast last Friday evening. My step-daughter is competing in the Northern round of the school trampolining competition tomorrow (Saturday). Charlie is happily watching a film on an iPad next to me, so I’m using this time productively. These blogs, of course, come out…

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Slow and steady: Lessons from 1,500 blogs #1

I got a TimeHop the other day. From 6 years ago, a share of a post on The Academy page. It read; “Thinking of starting to write some blog posts. Idea for the first one: “Are you training for weight gain? – things you might be doing, and not be aware of, that will make…

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