I ate bird guts for Christmas dinner…


I ate bird guts for Christmas dinner…

I ate bird guts for Christmas dinner the other day.
(this isn’t one for the veggies out there).

I’ll tell you what I ate in a moment.

One my christmas things I do each year is go on a ‘boys’ day out in London.
Or gentlemens lunch as they like to call it. (its never ends up like that).
It’s organised by one of my mates, Paul.

I’m not big on Christmas parties.
But this is invitation only, so it’s nice to be asked.

The rules are you have to wear a suit, shirt and tie (yes I do own one!)
As you can imagine this is a big deal for me as I spend most of my life in trainers and shorts.

The guys I meet I only ever meet them once a year on this day out.
I don’t know them all that well, but they’re good for a laugh.

I must be honest, the first time I met them a few years back I wasn’t sure.
I was the quiet one, just small talk.

Didn’t feel like I had much to contribute.
Some are very successful city businessmen, so it’s easy to feel a little intimidated.

Some talk about things I havn’t got a clue about.
A couple of years on…
It doesn’t feel like that anymore and I give as good as I get.

It must feel the same way for people who want to do some exercise but are being held back.
Nervous about being shown up.
“Will I be the unfit one?”
When in actual fact no one else is thingking that, only you!

But sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and take the plunge.
Most of the time fears are unwarrented.

So if you are sitting on the fence about getting in shape.
Drop me a line, you’ve got nothing to lose.


Although I will draw the line at eating bird guts.
The place we ate at specialised in game.

We had a number of courses which were very nice until…
I ate woodcock…
Claw, guts on a potatoe rosti (as if that made it any better).
Beak with a part of the head attched (took me a while to figure it out.)

But still, its better try somthing new, than to never try anything at all.
Russell ‘sticking with turkey’ Pearcy

Ps. Training tonight 8pm, Pleshey.

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.