If You are Scared of the Wolves, Stay out of the Forest

Russian proverb,

Meaning: “Fear is no excuse from [possibly risky but] necessary undertakings.

I was scared of going to the gym and getting fit. At the very beginning I wasn’t even scared of all the “Wolves” in the gym. I was initially scared of flying off the back of the treadmill or all the weights crashing to the floor around me. I was scared of tripping up on the way in or falling off an exercise bike with my foot still caught in the straps. I was scared of looking like a complete rookie and leaving puddles of sweat surrounding me. Christ,  I was even scared of (more…)

Confessions of a Motivational Quote Addict

Anyone who follows me on Pinterest or Instagram will recognise my addiction straight away. I am certain there are a lot of people out there like me. It’s like we always need an extra little voice of reassurance, or an extra push to believe that we can do it. Personally, I don’t think there is anything wrong with this addiction. Before I discovered Pinterest and Instagram, I would read self-help books and they did pretty much the same thing for me, but short sharp quotes are quick, accessible and instant. Just what we desire in our fast moving lives. (more…)