New Year’s Resolution to get fit, but panic-stricken at the thought of the gym? Read on…

By Fran Grant | 2nd January 2019 | 171 Comments

New Year’s Resolution to get fit, but panic-stricken at the thought of the gym? GYMTIMIDATION. Yep, you read it correctly, and yes, it’s an actual thing! The New Year is upon us, and with it comes enthusiastic promises of ‘New Year New Me!’   For many women, getting fit and/or losing weight is high up…

Hello and welcome to my new readers

By Fran Grant | 8th November 2018 | 1 Comment

Hello and Welcome! Thanks for stopping by… For those of you who are new to BossingIt! I thought I’d introduce myself properly. So I’m Fran. 38 years old. Wife. Mum to 3 young boys. Previous career woman slash business owner. Gym addict. Healthy Living advocate. Vegan. Bookworm. Says fuck and bell-end a lot. Lives in…

Summer body? Here’s why I’m working on my all-year-round body!

By Fran Grant | 18th October 2018 | 1 Comment

Summer body? Here’s why I’m working on my all-year-round body! Here’s how it used to go, year after year… Autumn would arrive, and I’d gleefully dig out out my comfy jumper dresses, thick tights and long winter boots. The nights would start drawing in which meant cosy nights on the sofa wrapped in a blanket,…

The importance of planning in life (so you can smash your goals!)

By Fran Grant | 24th September 2018 | 3 Comments

The importance of planning in life (so you can smash your goals!) We’ve all got goals and we all want to attain things in life. Such goals and aspirations vary from person to person, and can apply to big or small aspects of our lives – whether it’s to be happy and healthy, get fit…

Boss your body issues!

By Fran Grant | 29th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Boss your body issues! Bingo wings? Mum tum? Saggy knockers? Thunder thighs? If you could wave a magic wand and transform any part of your body, what would you wish for – Longer legs? Slender waistline? Smaller, neater nose? Bigger boobs? Slimmer hips? More curves? Less hair on the old top lip?   I’m certain…

12 habits of healthy people

By Fran Grant | 24th August 2018 | 0 Comments

12 habits of healthy people When we think of healthy people, I imagine most of us conjure up images of stick thin gym bunnies in their minuscule gym tops, supermodels nibbling on celery sticks, or perhaps zen like yogini’s practising their downward dogs on a mountaintop whilst meditating.   But health isn’t about being thin,…

How to make time for exercise in the summer holidays

By Fran Grant | 3rd August 2018 | 0 Comments

How to make time for exercise in the summer holidays School’s out for summer, and that means one of two things – you’re a mum who’s juggling work and kids, or you’re a mum who’s juggling, er, kids (I’ve done both roles and they’re equally as demanding). Whichever camp you’re in, the summer holidays can…

How to deal with Gymtimidation (it’s a thing!)

By Fran Grant | 15th July 2018 | 2 Comments

How to Deal with Gymtimidation Yep, you read it correctly – GYMTIMIDATION – and yes, it’s an actual thing! Have you ever felt too scared to join a gym? Self conscious about the way you look (or the way you think others will perceive you), embarrassed by your less-than-olympic fitness level, or intimidated by the…

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat

By Fran Grant | 4th July 2018 | 2 Comments

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while. I’ve had it all my life – as a young kid I was naturally thin, and I got used to the endless skinny remarks and the name calling – string bean,…

Exercise benefits for mental health

By Fran Grant | 7th May 2018 | Comments Off on Exercise benefits for mental health

Exercise benefits for mental health We all know exercise is imperative for our physical fitness and wellbeing, but it has a huge impact on our mental wellbeing too. Mental wellbeing concerns how you feel about yourself, others, and the world around you. If the thought of going to a gym brings you out in a…

ABOUT FRAN GRANT

Wife to a very lucky husband. Mum to 3 beautiful little boys. Gym, yoga and self care enthusiast. Lover of food, coffee, wine and gin. Self confessed bookworm and book hoarder. Advocate for keeping the magic of reading alive for today’s children. And last but not least - Writer (currently trying my hand at kids fiction and rhyming stories). Thanks for visiting my site - expect to see posts mainly related to reading and writing, with occasional musings about family, parenting and life in general. Oh, and plenty of book reviews! Hope you enjoy! Much love, Fran x