How I’m learning to accept my body, flabby bits and all

Throughout this blog's lifetime I've tried several different diets with a mission to excavate through my belly flab and unearth a long-hidden abdominal muscle or two. Why???? Because I'm vulnerable to the images of beauty that bombard women. As free-thinking, open-minded and decently-read as I like to think I am, I tapped into those insideous…

6 mundane things I learned today

1. Somewhat like lizards and snakes, British people come to life in the sun. After months of hibernation slouching from bed to desk and back again, everyone in the entire country went for a walk on the South Downs today in Hawaiian boardshorts and no shirts, with tinny music blasting cheerfully from their phones. 2.…

Established weight loss theory is a big fat lie – there’s actually a tiny receptionist called Linda in your brain who calls the shots

Everyone knows losing weight boils down to a very simple formula, which is this: Burn more calories than you consume + time = weight loss. Right? Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It turns out there is no scientific formula for weight loss. It's actually an entirely random process operated by a receptionist called Linda, who lives…

My sister, a physiotherapist, gives the low-down on what twerking actually does to your body

For someone who, up until two weeks ago, had never twerked once in her entire life, I sure am writing a lot of posts about twerking lately. If you missed my first post, in which I go on about my new daily pandemic twerk from home routine, you can find it here. Now I've got…

I’ve been teaching myself how to twerk and this is why I think everyone should give it a go

Thanks to my body's questionable choice of fat distribution, I've got an arse that's flatter than Kendal Jenner's stomach. Unlike my (very un-Kendal-like) stomach, my backside is pretty much pure muscle; hard as a rock. I wouldn't be surprised it if had its own six pack. Because of my ridiculously fat-free buttocks and my ingrained…

You need to do THIS one very important thing to actually benefit from a juice cleanse

Just when you thought I couldn't possibly have anything more to say about juice cleanses, here I am again with my most click-baity blog title ever. But please bear with me...this piece of information could TOTALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE*. *Warning: may not totally or in any way whatsoever change your life. It's been 5 days…

Today I’m an unwilling member of the 5am club

The 5am Club is an exhausting-sounding book I haven't read by a hairless CEO/lawyer named Robin Sharma. The basic premise, as far as I know, is that to not waste your stupid pointless little life you need to get up at 5am every day and immediately spend 20 minutes exercising, 20 minutes planning and 20…