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Author: Stuart Dollery

Holiday workout ideas!

Well, We’ve just come back from Ibiza on a wonderful holiday. Of course I wanted to keep my training up whilst away and luckily they had a gym, but it was still very limited, to what I was used to. Despite being a good quality hotel, you could tell the kit was chosen by budget, as opposed to function.  So It got me thinking that most of you must have limited training when away ...
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Support and Understanding….

The rollercoaster continues, but in a good way.... We have just heard that Tom is being considered in javelin for the youth international athletic meeting in Dublin on the 3rd August. The selection meeting is on the 22nd July.  Such an honour to be considered, and of course Tom would accept immediately, to once again wear the England vest with pride.  In typical Dol...
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Crushing lows to amazing highs!

Crushing lows to amazing highs, all pretty much in a week!  Wow! This life certainly brings about such twists and turns, and certainly confirms that  I’m living!  After trying to prepare myself for mums passing (if that’s really a thing?!- although she amazingly survived), I find my emotions being tested totally the other way, with my son Toms English Schools...
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The good and the bad…..

Well, I can only describe this week as a total and utter rollercoaster, and an extremely tall, fast one at that!  It’s dominated the latter part of this week, so I feel compelled to write about it.   I’m not too sure why I’m sharing this really but it’s affected me majorly and I always feel it’s good to share, and maybe just share the good with the bad.  It al...
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Calorie f#*cking deficit!

Ok, this has been bothering me for a while now!  I keep reading and have seen lots on social media recently about the ONLY way to lose weight is by creating a calorie deficit.  In fact some of the arguments seemed so convincing, it got me questioning my own knowledge!  However I wanted to share my thoughts as to why it’s PART of the equation and not the whole, desp...
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Follow your own path!

Hey! Guess what? We are all different! There might be commonalities between us, but fundamentally we are all unique! So why do we still strive to know and understand what ‘works’ for ALL as a whole?  It’s actually impossible to work out a diet or a fitness programme that categorically works for all the same, so the sooner you accept that, the further you will get down the pa...
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Here’s to the Dads!

Well, Father’s Day is upon us and it arrives with mixed feelings.  On the one hand I feel incredibly grateful for my amazing family and the love around me, on the other, sad that it’s the first Father’s Day, without my own father. I realise this can be true for many reading this but it’s a new experience for me.   I feel alas, the old saying “you don’t know what yo...
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A Round Tuit!

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt in life it’s don’t wait. Don’t put off tomorrow, what can be done today. Of course though, it’s never that easy, is it?  It’s a time versus tasks issue. I think we can all appreciate just how time flies and also just how busy modern life is. Despite being in my 50’s now, and especially as I don’t feel anywhere near that (apart from the odd...
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Life.

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life- to be happy- it’s all that matters”. Audrey Hepburn  Well Audrey, I must say I wholeheartedly agree!  For me, true happiness makes you the richest person on earth, there is nothing quite like it.  Of course different things make different people happy, it’s a very personal thing.  When I was younger, I did thin...
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Exam pressures!

My middle daughter Ella, is starting to feel the pressure now the A level exams have started, I can remember those days, (just about!) and it felt very much, all encompassing.  Of course exams are important,  and it’s just one bench mark we are measured by, but it’s not the bee all and end all - despite the fact I felt  that it was at the time.&nbs...
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