Last week I made it to the halfway point in my intensive personal training course at Fitness Industry Education and passed my tests as a gym instructor. The course has been really eye opening – I knew I would learn a lot but some nuggets of information have been real keepers. I wanted to share them with you here.

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Nepal was an incredible trip. Not only did I get to experience a wonderful and inspiring new country, I also had a massive amount of time to reflect on where I have been, where I am, and where I want to go. I have written about searching for my purpose, taming the swarm of ideas and inspiration, and my Very Hungry Caterpillar philosophy but it was the time alone in the Himalayas that gave me the space to let it all come together.

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What I have been eating over the last 6 months has helped transform me, here are 11 of my favourite paleo meals. Well, paleo-ish, anyway.

Paleo has been a whole lifestyle transformation that has given me more energy, shifted unwanted body fat, and built lean muscle. Since getting into it over the last 6 months I have been wowed and inspired by the creativity of people out there and feel it fair to share.

Previously I had never found a diet that worked because that was what they were diets. A diet, you have to stick to. A diet isn’t how you normally eat, a diet is finite.

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I’ve changed. I can see it in the mirror but, most importantly, I feel it inside – in my general well being, my state of mind, and my drive and motivation. It hasn’t come easy, there has been a huge amount of sacrifice, and I’ve worked very hard to re-educate my body and re-align my requirements. The results? I’ve lost 2 stone, countless inches, sleeping incredibly, and, to top it all off, I’ve the beginnings of abs.

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