Lighthouse Award ~TJ141

How very lovely gozzabear has nominated this blog for the Lighthouse award. Thank you so much.

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The Lighthouse Award

The Lighthouse Award

The rules of the award are:

The accompanying rules and guidelines for this award are:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog. – Done 😀
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. – Done 😀
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations – Done 😀
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people. – Done 😀
  5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!! – always

Share three ways I like to help people

I lead health walks at the weekend (after Parkrun – when I do it), the walks are designed to help people regain health after, illness, injury or inactivity. I like to listen to people and chat through their problems, hopefully helping them to see they are ‘fixable’ problems and not destructive. Sometimes the best help, is just to be there when needed, in whatever role the person needs you.

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I’m back in the groove ~TJ135

Well here I am back in the ‘losing a little bit a day groove’ Had a blip there, some depression, being treated thanks to employer and friends and of course Steve!

So a week or so of self indulgence, eating whatever found its way to my hand/mouth and now back on the road to recovery from the depression and on the road to health, fitness, weight loss and the start of a new way of life.

I expect there will be bumps, blockages, twists, turns, up and down hills and many other things on this road, but I also know that all I have to do every single day is try my best, stay positive, strive for my goals, seek help when needed,  for that will be good enough, and I can do no more than that.



Powerful Quote #92 : Thirst


You will do anything when you feel thirsty, whatever it takes to drink water. Same happens when we try to achieve things in our life. Only the thirst for achieving differentiates one another.

– Words by Din

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Clearing up 10 Fitness Fallacies ~TJ126

A great article – well worth a read – and Lisa didn’t delete my comment but responded in a friendly and knowledgeable way!


There seem to be plenty of landmines out there when it comes to safe exercise and dieting. Kick the rumours to the curb so that NOTHING is standing in the way of you and the healthier you.

1.) Static stretching decreases the risk of injury.
Static stretching is the basic move of bending over to touch your toes, pulling your ankles towards your hips. Not only is this ineffective at stretching muscles suitably before exercise, but it can actually increase your chance of injury when muscles are relying on a certain stiffness for stability or force. Rather try a lighter version of the workout you are about to practise to warm up relevant muscles, or even 10 minutes of low-intensity cardio for an all-round, effective warm-up.

ScreenHunter_1068 Nov. 11 11.26 2.) I’m working out, so I can eat whatever I want and still lose weight.
The total amount of calories burnt in a workout…

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