Hello September 🍁
It's been a busy few weeks on the blog!
- How Restrictive Diets Actually Work—The 5 Principles of Weight Loss. A look at how we really lose weight, and the principles that can get us there without "dieting"
- A Whole Lot of Reasons To Try Huel. Huel is a nutritionally complete shake that I've been a fan of for 2 years now. There are a lot of reasons to consider trying it out. Plus: £10 off your first order. You're welcome.
- How To Breathe Well. Kick stress in the balls by learning what it means to breathe well.
- Why You Should Be Writing in Markdown. Do you write content on the Internet? Then you need to meet the saviour of the web, Markdown.
- Organising Your Blogging With Trello. Looking for a more visual way to organise your world-changing insights? Meet Trello.
Bonus: I wrote a blog for the mental health charity, Mind. I talk about anxiety and how running has helped my mental health.
What I've Been Doing
- I've been working through the WISER master class in meditation for wisdom. It's an online course and commmunity run by a good friend, and I can't recommend it enough. If you tire of Eastern approaches to meditation and want something simple and guided, then this might be for you.
- I decided to diversify my endurance portfolio by signing up for a full Ironman triathlon next year. Current status: learning to swim.
- I chased the Tour of Britain around the Mendips and it hurt. It was an amazing morning out though.
What I've Been Reading
- Extreme Athleticism is the New Mid-life Crisis. I would not know anything about that.
- A relevant piece for me as I approach 6 months without drinking: I Quit Drinking And Now I Feel Like I'm Missing The Joke.
What I've Been Watching
- The Man With The Halo. Best to go into this not knowing anything. Very inspiring 28-minute watch.
- A natural cure for cancer. Not at all what you think, and a powerful lesson in critical thinking.
- What the world map sounds like on a piano 😂
The Geek's Guide to Weight Loss
- I have a huge amount of content drafted on weight loss and nutrition. Some will make its way to the blog, but I'm also considering writing a bigger guide, tentatively named The Geek's Guide To Weight Loss. Interested? I knocked up a very minimal landing page: add your email to stay updated and let me know what you'd want to see in it!
- A friendly t-shirt:
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Ok, so my new t-shirt isn’t entirely accurate; I’m lucky to be surrounded by lots of wonderful and exemplary people. . Alas there is still a suspicious introvert within me that regularly wishes for nothing but trees, trails, books and dogs. Maybe everyone has a little misanthrope inside them. . Maybe not. It’s probably a good thing I work from home.
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