About Me

My philosophy in life is to find time to do the things that make me happy. Time is a gift and I strive to make effective use of it. I believe in always seeking knowledge, always having goals and aiming to better myself.


Name: Joanne Russ

Age: 29

Residence: UK

Status: Married. We have a 9 month old son.

Education: 13 GCSE’s, 4 A-Levels and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The University of Sheffield.

Interests: Fitness is my passion. I have previously taken part in mixed martial arts, I have a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and I am currently studying Nutrition Science with the Health Sciences Academy. I love going out to cafés and enjoying a hot coffee, and sometimes a cake, while I watch the world go by. I also enjoy reading, cooking and going for walks.

Thankyou for taking time to visit my blog. We all have a story and this is where I have chosen to document mine. I believe that it is important to document things that happen in your life, either publicly or privately. This gives you something to look back on, to motivate yourself and to see how far you have come.

At the moment my blog documents my life as a mother. It will also document fitness programmes that I follow and how I stay healthy through nutrition – without restricting or depriving myself. I am taking what I have learned during my weight loss journey (from 162 lbs to 128lbs), and applying this to my life as a busy mum – with no gym membership and very little free time away from my son.

Thankyou for reading – I hope that you are able to take something away from my blog.