Monday 8th October 2018

Today I took progress pictures for online trainer Ben. It’s the fourth week of the program he has set us on so we’re half way. These pictures are cold and harsh. Like, no filter harsh. Yuck. BUT actually I was pleased scanning back to the previous weeks I saw how my body has changed and it’s quite amazing! I mean, it’s not like ‘wow here I am a total Men’s Health cover model’ (yet yet yet) but I’ve noticed in four weeks my shoulders have become more pronounced and my back is wider. YAS, progress. Online trainer Ben rang me…

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Wednesday 26th September 2018

My and BF Chris are trying to cut down on booze. It’s hard. It’s very hard. I’d become quite accustomed to a G&T or glass of wine with my dinner, but as we clanged down to the recycling bins a few weeks ago we decided that a bottle of gin a week is pretty near alcoholic tendencies.  The reflection of our rubber ring waists was also double motivation for this. Our new rule is to never drink at home. It can be done! And with our online trainer how can we fail at this amazing life changing decision!  We celebrated…

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Monday 17th September 2018

I’ve just got back from America. BF Chris is boycotting the States until Trump is toppled, so when my friend Dor offered me a plus one on a press trip, I jumped at the chance! BF Chris said I didn’t have morals, but I like to think it’s more about appreciating a free lunch. And then some… Being gay, I was nervous about travelling to America in the current regime but I’ve always wanted to go back to the U.S. since I had an AMAZING time in New York with Beccy in 2012. On that particular trip, we were dancing…

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Monday 13th August 2018

I have tonsillitis and it has put the halt on my new Online PT experience. It’s that type of tonsillitis that gives you a temperature, the shivers and crazy thoughts. I told my Online PT, whose app often sends automated messages to me to cheer me, that I was unwell and that I would have to delay my starting the programme to which I was told ‘if you have any problems with the routine, let me know and I can adapt it!’ Automated. Then I received ‘I’ll be in South America for 10 days!’ His out of office? I walk…

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Sunday 12th August 2018

I’ve started a new fitness regime with an Online Personal Trainer. Finding the right person is a bit like Internet dating except you’re looking for someone you want to look like. So it’s like gay Internet dating. I’ve paid for two months, which gets me a new workout plan that is monitored and adapted remotely via an app by my trainer. He also tracks my nutrition via MyFitnessPal. I must reset my password. It’s quickly becoming MyFitnessNemesis. If that was a real app, I wonder what it would involve? Perhaps it would enroll you in Barry’s Bootcamp when you least…

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