Health Room Catch-Up: 10 Projects in the Works

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After running for just over a year, we’re edging close to 100 published posts here at Health Room. It’s crazy when I stop and think about it.

It’s been fun, and I’m enjoying the journey, but every once in a while I think it’s good to take a step back, look at where we’ve come from, and plan where we’re going next. That’s we’re I’m at right now today, so I thought I’d do a little catch-up post. Just to check in on things, get our bearings, and set the stage for things to come.

Hopefully it’s nice for you because you can get an idea of what I’ve been up to, and what I’ve got planned for the future. And it’s definitely nice for me, because I don’t have to think that all that much, and it kinda helps me figure out where I’m at, and what direction I’m heading in. Win win.

Just a quick aside. As I’m sure you’ll be delighted to hear, as I sit here and write this post my head is full of snot. Completely full. And it has been for the best part of the last two weeks, along with my chest. Quite ironic that I run a website that’s all about being healthy and fit, but I’m sat here with bleary eyes, coughing my lungs up, struggling to stay vertical. Lovely image for you all. No worries.

Anyways, here’s what I’ve been up to lately, and what’s coming up over the next month or so here at Health Room (and beyond)…

1. Freedom From Emotional Eating Telecourse

Last month I did a webinar recording with my friend Debra Graugnard for her new 8 week telecourse: Freedom From Emotional Eating. Debra is a lovely lady. She’s a Spiritual Healing Practitioner, and she focusses on healing the body with foods, food relationships and conscious eating habits. In the webinar we talked about how we can use exercise as a motivator and mood regulator. It was really fun to do and is definitely something I really wanna do more of in the future!

So if you wanna check out Debra’s work, I recommend reading this post on 10 Tips to Regain Control of Your Eating Habits, and you can sign up for her Free Teleclass: Top Secrets to Break Free of Emotional Eating, which is being held on Monday 29th October. Go check it out.

2. Triathlon Training

Giant defy

Pro tip: don’t think you can jump curbs on a road bike like you can on a mountain bike. It may well result in two punctured tires, and a sad walk home…

Yeaaaah buddy!

Recently a good friend (also a plant eater) and I took up triathlon training as a new pastime. And it’s been awesome. There’s something about going for long distances at a low intensity that’s so cathartic. And it’s a good test for us. We’ve both always had that ‘go hard or go home mentality’, so slowing down is good practice. Helps keep that ego in check.

Our sights are set on an olympic or half ironman distance event in April next year. The original goal was to compete sometime around Christmas, but being the complete amateurs we are, we failed to realise that December couldn’t be more out of the triathlon season. So April it is. We’ve yet to confirm an actual race, but that’s next on the list of shit to do…

The end goal? Ultraman. A double distance ironman in Kona, Hawaii. A bit bold, but you’ve gotta dream big! Let’s face it, we’d be lying if we said we weren’t inspired by the great Rich Roll and Brendan Brazier

#roadtokona

3. CCFL Global Academy

For those of you that haven’t heard about it yet, the CCFL Global Academy is a world-wide humanitarian movement to heal, unite and empower families and communities, equipping them with the necessary tools to strengthen individual standards, ethics and values while together raising the next generation. That’s the mission statement. But what does it actually mean?

It means that me and thirty other experts and specialists in different fields are coming together and producing hour long webinars each month, which will be available to members only. I’m the Healthy Habits Specialist at the academy, and as the name suggest, I’ll be talking about what healthy habits are, how we can go about forming them, and all that good stuff.

4. Vegfest London

This weekend, Mickie and I are off to London Vegfest again. It was awesome last year, where we heard Scott Jurek talk and ate loads of sushi.

This year, I’m really looking forward to Brendan Brazier’s talk on plant based nutrition and athletic performance. Keep an eye out for a blog post or video on this next week.

5. Cardiff Eat Well Live Well Expo

Talking of expos, not only are we gonna be visiting Vegfest, next month we’re manning our very own Health Room stand at the Eat Well Live Well Expo, Wales’ biggest health, nutrition and fitness event.

The event is being held at the Cardiff City House of Sport on the 25th October. We’ll be there hanging out, handing out flyers, answering questions, selling some books and maybe running a few competitions. So if you’re interested, go here to get your FREE tickets.

Yeah, free man! How good is that?!

6. New Flat

I’ve talked about this briefly before. But yeah, we’re all settled into the new place. We’re getting into a good routine, and I’m getting a lot of work done.

Having big park right next to us is awesome too, especially as it comes with a load of calisthenics equipment too, free of charge. We’re also within walking distance of the city centre, and some sweet vegan friendly restaurants…

It’s all good.

7. Magazine Articles

I’ve been doing a little bit more freelance work over the past few months. I have an article coming out one of the next editions of Thrive Magazine, a South Wales based health and nutrition magazine produced by the lovely Sue Davies. In the article I talk a bit about the benefits of eating a plant based diet, so be sure to check that out and support the magazine, if it feels right to you!

I’m also in the process of writing for a couple of other veggie/health/fitnessy magazines, but I’m not sure if I can confirm the names of those yet…

8. YouTube Channel.

You may or may not know that Health Room has a YouTube channel. All that sits there at this current point in time is a silly video of me making a smoothie. But that’s all about to change.

I’m gonna make a big effort to do a lot more videos – recipes, workouts, adventures, advice, Q&A’s, tutorials, interviews, and all that sort of stuff. I’m about to start work on a big video project that will give an overview of what we do here at Health Room. Once that one’s up and ready to go, I’m hoping to keep to about one new video a week. But we’ll see how it goes!

9. Health Room Starter Guide

Another big exciting project for me.

I’m currently working on The Health Room Starter Guide – a short eBook that will give an overview of what we’re all about here at Health Room, and will have ten ideas in each of the different topics I talk about on the blog: eating plants, movement, mindfulness and sustainability. So that’s forty tips that will hopefully take you a little bit closer to your health potential, and help you become he most authentic version of yourself.

The eBook is gonna be free when you sign up to the Health Room newsletter for blog updates and competitions. (Don’t worry current subscribers, I’ll send you a free copy too).

10. I’m Feeling Healthier

Amepart from this minor blip with the head cold and chesty thing, I’m starting to feel a lot more like myself lately.

Maybe it’s because I’m settling into a new routine and getting a lot done. Maybe it’s because of the new opportunities that are springing up, and that my confidence is growing along with the business. Maybe it’s because the chiropractic work is really starting to pay dividends, or that the low intensity training is better for my body right now. Maybe it’s all of the above.

All I know is that things are looking good. I’m feeling much better than I have in a long time, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

Just a quick note: The links to the CCFL Global Academy and Debra’s Freedom From Emotional Eating Telecourse are affiliate links, meaning I get a cut if you decide to join either program. Pretty sweet eh? I just thought I would mention, just for the sake of transparency. I’m involved with both programs and I support what they’re about. I would never place affiliate links here or anywhere that I didn’t personally believe in or trust. Just to clarify. Thanks 🙂


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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is a mover, blogger and wellness enthusiast. He spends his time exploring and sharing ideas in mindful movement, healthy living and adventure.

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