Top 10 Fitness Myths Exposed

In today’s internet-centric society, information is easier to access than ever before. However, this ease of access is often at odds with the actual accuracy of that information. In the fitness world, there are a number of supposed ‘facts’ which are regularly passed around the internet and thereafter around gyms and fitness clubs, which are … Continue reading

Get your “Too Fat to Run?” T-Shirts & Hoodies NOW!!!

So it really is happening folks. Last night I spent the early evening frolicking with 9 amazing women in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a fun photoshoot wearing my new “Too Fat to Run?” clothing range. OK…clothing range may be pushing it a bit…but “Too Fat to Run?” is a concept and we are … Continue reading

Juice…oh how I have missed you!!

Juice in our house growing up meant one thing…Orange or Lemon SQUASH!! I guess having 6 hungry mouths to feed on a low income meant that fresh juice was a bit of a luxury and something which we enjoyed only on rare occasions like Christmas, or in hotels on holiday. Wow I sound like I … Continue reading

Why EVEN you should get proper trainers fitted (Part 2)

So if you remember a few posts back I told you all about the process of going for GAIT analysis and Sweatshop sorting me out with a pair of shiny new running shoes in exchange for a review of the process. Well I decided to break the blog post up into two parts because the … Continue reading

Why EVEN you should get proper trainers fitted (Part 1)

My first pair of running shoes were bought off the shelf about ten years ago in Sports Direct, the two main criteria for selection being Price (below ÂŁ40) Must look like running shoes An improvement on my fashionable but ineffective sporty looking shoes They cost me ÂŁ35 in fact and if I remember rightly they … Continue reading

What the hell are Chia seeds?

So lets get one thing straight. I am no expert when it comes to nutrition, I mean if I was I wouldn’t be overweight right? But I am not a complete food moron either and like a lot of overweight women I know the basics but I am just not great at being consistent with applying the … Continue reading

Aldi Running Range

Asking a plus size runner to review your clothing range is like asking someone with multiple allergies to review an all you can eat buffet while blindfolded. Ok maybe that’s a crap analogy. What I’m trying to say is it’s a tough job. I have a funny shaped body to start with so finding anything … Continue reading

Fitbug Orb Giveaway

I started this blog in September 2010 after deciding I was going to run a Marathon in 2012, my first ever post was called When will I learn and it was about coming dead last in a 10K race. This was my first ever attempt at blogging and I had no idea really what I … Continue reading

The importance of good underwear

As a powerful, voluptuous, curvy oh and of course physically active woman, the importance of wearing good underwear is crucial to looking and feeling great about yourself. I’m not talking sports bras here ladies. I am actually talking about what you wear to cover your bits when you are not exercising. If like me you … Continue reading

Panache Sport Sportsbra Review

It is the last Sunday of the month today, which means only one thing at the Fat Girls Guide to Running HQ – #onebigfatrun the FREE virtual 5K for plus sized runners that I coordinate. You see I have a dreamt get 1 million FAT runners taking part in this event to show that overweight … Continue reading

Cars and Kettlebells

I have a car. I don’t drive it that often, but it is a useful asset to family life. It is however a bit of a pain in the backside sometimes, and I often wonder if it is worth the expense or the hassle to keep it on the road. Today for example I have spent most of … Continue reading

I run for new kit

Did you know that I was in the magazine Womens Running this month? I took part in the “big debate” which this month was about running for weightloss. If you get a chance pick up a copy as its a really good feature that speaks to 3 ladies who have lost weight through running. The … Continue reading

Running: I Don’t know much…but I know I love you!!

Its been a weird old day today. At 3.24 this morning I was still up on my computer working which is very unusual for me. I do normally wait for Rose to go to sleep before I blog but staying up THAT late is very unusual for me. So what was I doing you ask? … Continue reading

Xmas is coming…

And I’m definitely not getting Fat…ter!!! A few weeks ago with exactly 12 weeks until Christmas Day, I launched “Fattys Xmas Weightloss Challenge” on my Facebook page with the aim of helping my followers lose a stone before the New Year, I was going to take part myself of course…and I am almost still on … Continue reading

My problem with the RunningMat

The title of this blog might be a bit misleading, as it should at least read my problems (plural) with the RunningMat, or if I was being completely honest and a little mean I suppose…”What a load of shite!!” I know you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth and the people behind this … Continue reading

Falling Over

I went back to Mile End parkrun today to tackle those deadly hills, you may remember this course was my first attempt at running after having over a year off and I only managed one lap that time. The day started off great, I had new kit sent to me by online retailer Fashion World, … Continue reading

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