Monthly Archives: September 2012


Countdown to my week off weights: T minus 7 days…

I always get quite anxious about having a week off weights, let alone not doing any exercise at all. I know that it’s good practice to do it, recovery is as important as the working out malarkey, but still, prior to a week off, I always feel it will hinder rather than help (although, not […]


Today’s Porridge: Cherry Bakewell

I’ve had a hankering after a cherry bakewell for days. It’s sickeningly sweet frangipane-y yumminess has been calling me from the Forbidden Aisles. It was driving me mad… I decided to try and sate my craving without ruining my (fairly) clean diet. Why, of course, porridge!! How hard could it be? We shall see… Ingredients: […]

Sleep deprived and ratty as hell!

It is amazing how one really awful night’s sleep can ruin a whole week. I live near a major sports stadium and on Sunday night, at about 2.30am, their fire and intruder alarm systems malfunctioned, resulting in a banshee wail resounding around the local area for about 3 hours. No matter what I did, I […]

My plan to gain those buns of steel…

So I said on the Err, what?!page that some people have expressed an interest in my exercise regime. I don’t think it’s particularly special, but I like it. Bear in mind that I am no expert. I don’t have any health and fitness qualifications. My schedule is based on experience and reading. I think it’s quite well-rounded, […]

Ready to eat

Today’s porridge: Figgy Pudding

While trawling the virtual supermarket shelves (it’s not a good idea for me to actually enter a supermarket as all I can see is red and I lose all sense of humanity!) for things to put in my porridge, I came across figs. Why not? I thought. I’m sure I can think of something to do […]

Trying out the “550 Killer Rep” workout

I cancelled my gym membership. To anyone who knows me, that sounds utterly bizarre. “But Emma-Lee,” they’d say, “you live in the gym…” Well, actually, you’re so right. I do live in the gym: what was once our master bedroom is now a home gym which is soon to have a rather impressive power rack […]

I promised you porridge…

Up until about 6 years ago, porridge = gruel (think Oliver!). Then I discovered Oatso Simple. I know, I know. It’s a heathen’s porridge, if, indeed, it counts as porridge at all, but it made me realise that porridge didn’t have to be the grey gloop I’d always believed it to be… About 6 months […]