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SRS Team: Birthday cakes & power ballads

May

17

Today is Nathan Catt's birthday, so happy birthday Nathan and thanks for the cake! Cake and CTGF don't mix but with a team spinning class led by Kevin this afternoon I think we can afford this one small chocolatey lapse.

This afternoon the big debate in the office is if we should have I want to know what love is by Foreigner or No limits by 2 Unlimited on the spinning playlist. Apparently there's music invloved. I guess it's a motivational thing. If we don't work hard enough Kev puts Foreigner on.

 

But anyway, I know what you're thinking... "this is all very nice Ben, but what has Adam Willsmore been up to this week?" Well Adam fans, here he is with an update....

"So this week saw my first ever back-to-back session, an hour in the gym with Kev and Isobel and then straight into circuit training – hardcore! I think I’m getting a bit bigger (in the good sense) too… well my shirts are definitely feeling tighter across my chest; I’m waiting for an incredible hulk moment. I’ve also borrowed Jonathan’s road bike and I’m enjoying zipping along the road past all the cyclists who would normally be going faster than me (I’ve decided I’m not giving the bike back, don’t tell JB). As for the cheese, well I’ve definitely discovered how difficult it is to avoid eating cheese – it just pops up everywhere! But in good news I haven’t yet been found sneaking into the fridge late at night to snack on slices of brie, a previous favourite hobby of mine."

Jonathon's taking a few days off from CTGF for Great Escape but he does have news of his wonderful #42bridges charity run. At the beginning of June Jonathon has decided to run over 42BRIDGES in and around London - covering a total distance of over 35 miles!

Here's Jonathon on the run... "I’m raising money for Safehaven (a weekly Saturday soup kitchen supporting the homeless in Brighton) and Crossover (a homeless charity also based in Brighton who wish to buy a burger van so they can deliver food to the street community). I volunteer at Safehaven nearly every week and have found that what I would consider to be nothing can mean so much to someone. If you wish to read more you can view my blog at: http://42bridges.tumblr.com/

You can view the route at: http://is.gd/fU3Etn

(I'll be starting at Richmond Bridge and (hopefully) ending up at Tower Bridge). If you wish to sponsor me, I would greatly appreciate it and the thought of what that money could do will keep me going. Please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/42bridges Or text: BRID84 £3 (or any amount) to 70070. Or in person."

 

This photo is weird. If you have any idea what's going on please let me know if the comments section....

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SRS Team: Birthday cakes & power ballads

May

17

Today is Nathan Catt's birthday, so happy birthday Nathan and thanks for the cake! Cake and CTGF don't mix but with a team spinning class led by Kevin this afternoon I think we can afford this one small chocolatey lapse.

This afternoon the big debate in the office is if we should have I want to know what love is by Foreigner or No limits by 2 Unlimited on the spinning playlist. Apparently there's music invloved. I guess it's a motivational thing. If we don't work hard enough Kev puts Foreigner on.

But anyway, I know what you're thinking... "this is all very nice Ben, but what has Adam Willsmore been up to this week?" Well Adam fans, here he is with an update....

"So this week saw my first ever back-to-back session, an hour in the gym with Kev and Isobel and then straight into circuit training – hardcore! I think I’m getting a bit bigger (in the good sense) too… well my shirts are definitely feeling tighter across my chest; I’m waiting for an incredible hulk moment. I’ve also borrowed Jonathan’s road bike and I’m enjoying zipping along the road past all the cyclists who would normally be going faster than me (I’ve decided I’m not giving the bike back, don’t tell JB). As for the cheese, well I’ve definitely discovered how difficult it is to avoid eating cheese – it just pops up everywhere! But in good news I haven’t yet been found sneaking into the fridge late at night to snack on slices of brie, a previous favourite hobby of mine."

Jonathon's taking a few days off from CTGF for Great Escape but he does have news of his wonderful #42bridges charity run. At the beginning of June Jonathon has decided to run over 42BRIDGES in and around London - covering a total distance of over 35 miles!

Here's Jonathon on the run... "I’m raising money for Safehaven (a weekly Saturday soup kitchen supporting the homeless in Brighton) and Crossover (a homeless charity also based in Brighton who wish to buy a burger van so they can deliver food to the street community). I volunteer at Safehaven nearly every week and have found that what I would consider to be nothing can mean so much to someone. If you wish to read more you can view my blog at: http://42bridges.tumblr.com/

You can view the route at: http://is.gd/fU3Etn

(I'll be starting at Richmond Bridge and (hopefully) ending up at Tower Bridge). If you wish to sponsor me, I would greatly appreciate it and the thought of what that money could do will keep me going. Please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/42bridges Or text: BRID84 £3 (or any amount) to 70070. Or in person."

 

 This photo is weird. If you have any idea what's going on please let me know in the comments section....

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DARO - Commit to Get Fit - Officially No.9

May

24

The Wall.  Has been hit.  Nearly with tears.  CtGF nadir.  The DARO office still hasn't had biccies, choccies or cake brought in despite meetings, birthdays and sugar cravings.  This has been a major commitment by all the team, some of whom are still committed outside of the office.  Mr Kipling has been shut out and replaced with yoghurt and fruit or weekday denial has been balanced with just a weekend indulgence.

Many miles have been covered through walking, cycling, footie, cross trainer, exercise bikes, pooch walking and running by most of the team.  Also, different classes continue to be enjoyed, including zumba, spinning, circuits, yoga, metabolic, core strength and volleyball.  

Yikes.  Volleyball has proven to create the most mixed of experiences.  Michael found it fun even though he didn't get to try much in the way of 'digs 'n spikes', Aga loved doing something she'd really enjoyed at school and Sephie enjoyed it enough to think about trying basketball.  However, Jemma considered it evil and top of her list of things never to do again, she hated having lobster red skin and throbbing running up her arms and across her shoulders.  Luci was out after the first couple of minutes and left with a huge purple bruise.  They think that anyone who enjoyed it was more hardcore than them, so they've only both gone off and signed up to morning bootcamp in June!

Team DARO chilled and looking forward to volleyball, grrr: 

Team DARO warming up nicely:

Calm before the storm:

Uh oh, time for action:

Volleyball EVIL:

For our CtGF swansong week DARO have booked a few courts to play badminton next week.  Its great to do things as a team and to meet members of staff from elsewhere on campus, particularly including the sports staff.  We're looking forward to next week, have a great long weekend everyone.

Commit to Get Fit/Fat - this week, a mixed bag...

May

23

There's a mixed bag of CTGF activity in the marketing team this week...

Some of us have powered through, taking yoga, spinning, swimming (obviously NOT on campus, grr we want a swimming pool!), cycling and Zumba. 

I did spinning which was as uncomfortable as everybody told me it was going to be - the combination of a hot day, no air conditioning in the gym and me being a spinning virgin meant I was looking pretty worse for wear afterwards, to the extent that two of my colleagues didn't recognise me in the changing room afterwards! I still kind of enjoyed spinning though, in a sick kind of way. Like when you're a kid and you have a wobbly tooth; it hurts to pull it, but it’s also kind of nice.

This all sounds like we are well and truly on the CTGF bandwagon, BUT, there is an uprising, rebellion or mutiny if you like, taking place among the marketing team. These mutineers have formed a rebel team…the Commit to Get Fat team. Fondant fancies, cake, crisps and a whole host of other contraband has infiltrated our office and is slowly taking our team down. We are planning an intervention, hopefully with enough time to turn things around by next week. There’s still hope, but the pending bank holiday weekend, with its sunshine (hopefully) and it’s fry-ups and BBQs poses a threat.

Next week a few of us will be doing the boundary run, which seemed like a good idea at the time…

Before then, if you see a member of the marketing CTGF team, cake in hand, walking around campus, please report them back to me or feel free to take action yourself…