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Spending time with your loved ones

After two weeks of not really seeing each other, I’m thankful that I can spend some time with my wife. She’s been very busy pet sitting, and I’ve been helping her where I can. Due to this, we have had some time away. Although it’s nice to spend some time apart, it’s also nice to spend quality time together. This is …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday February 21, 2019


SiteGround website hosting review

Please note most links in this review are referral links. This helps the running of my blog. I’ve been using SiteGround for almost 2 months now and so I thought it was time for a review. My Conclusive review… Firstly, SiteGround is really easy to get started. I selected their WordPress StartUp package which …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 20, 2019


Creating kick ass graphics

The latest round of graphics I’ve been using are a mix of Canva and Unsplash . These are great resources for any blogger or creator out there. With Canva, you have so many templates and styles to choose from. You can literally pick a design that will suit almost any blog. They have some free images and icons, but …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday February 18, 2019


Crossfit Open 2019

In 4 to 5 days, we will be finding out what our first workout called 19.1 will be. This will be my third year going into the open, and I’m not nervous. The open workouts are just a way for me to see how I stack against my previous self and those within my box. It is nothing more than a benchmark, and I’m sure it’s the …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday February 17, 2019


What a write off

Today has been pretty stressful to say the least. Having some guy shout at me through his car window really got to be. It shouldn’t have and most things usually go to my head, but this got me. It was probably the fact that my day already want going well and this was the nail in the coffin which sent me over the edge. …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday February 16, 2019


In Spite of Fear

I watched a video today by the lovely Anna Reel where she says “In spite of fear, do it anyway”. This pretty much goes along with what I’ve read. A book called Feel the Fear and do it anyway explains it in much better detail. However, the basics of it are, if you fear something, you should do it anyway. Usually the …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday February 15, 2019


Valentine’s Day – 2019

Today is Valentine’s Day which means couples will be spending time together. Maybe they’ll spoil each, or maybe they’ll chill with some Netflix. However they spend Valentine’s, it can be a wonderful day. For others however, today can just add to their depression or anxiety because they feel they’re alone or not with …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday February 14, 2019


The vegan challenge

For the past three weeks, I’ve been a vegan. It’s something that brings in lots of new challenges, and the experience can be very gratifying and rewarding. There’s a lot of foods out there which are obviously not suitable for vegans, such as; meat, eggs, dairy and even honey. However, some things aren’t so obvious …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday February 12, 2019


Gaining confidence to start a blog

I had this discussion on my Twitter to which I said… To anyone that doesn’t have a blog. What’s holding you back from creating one? I had a discussion with a lovely lady who said her posts aren’t well written enough. She’s worried people either won’t like them, or they’re too boring and blogging can be very …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday February 11, 2019


Creating an ebook (planning phase)

I’ve got this thing in my mind where I want to build something that gives value but also makes me some income. Mainly so I can just get out of debt. Also so I can never figure out what it is I want to do and I always get so overwhelmed and stressed. I put this pressure on myself and think… “I’m a developer, I can …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Friday February 8, 2019


Roller Coaster of a workout

This morning’s Crossfit workout was a roller-coaster. 21 – 15 – 9 cals/reps (5 minute time cap) Assault bike Shuttle run Then… Row Plate lunges (20kg) Finally… Ski ERG Dumbbell snatch (22.5kg) Because there was such a large number of us in the morning, we had to pair up and one started …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday February 7, 2019


Helping my wife pet sit

Some of you know my wife has her own pet sitting business . This year has been an incredible start for her, she has had many, many bookings. To a point where she’s now struggling to keep up. This is both a good thing and a bad thing because she has a full-time job, she’s trying to juggle her job and business …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday February 6, 2019


Appreciation Post

As it’s a Monday, and Monday’s can usually bring us down. I thought I would use this post as a way of appreciation. I want to thank all of my blog, email, Twitter followers, friends and family. Without you reading my blog and the support you give, I probably wouldn’t have created so many posts in such a short …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday February 4, 2019