Review: The Bright Sessions Podcast

Do you love podcasts as much as I do?

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I’ve been listening to them for years now, progressing from one to the other quite quickly. I listen to them all the time: while running, driving, riding my bike to work, or when I’m cleaning the house. It’s a great way to keep entertained while doing something else, to keep your mind occupied, learn something, or to satisfy that fiction craving for when you don’t have the time to read.

I started The Bright Sessions a few months ago after a horror podcast binge I was on led me down some weird paths. I’d gone through so many podcasts and came across this one, which is a mix of some of my favourite kinds of podcasts: fiction, good production quality, Sci-fi/fantasy themes, and weirdness. It definitely checked a few boxes for me!

The Bright Sessions is a science fiction podcast based on the lives of a group of patients of Dr Bright, a therapist with an unusual choice of patients.
The show focuses mainly on the lives of a few “A-typicals” that all have different abilities, and how they manage everyday life.  Each of Dr Brights’ patients has regular life issues that are complicated by having telekinesis or the inability to stay in one dimension when anxious.

This show is strange. But in a good, I-don’t-know-what’s-going-on-anymore kind of way, not in the Tanis I-seriously-have-no-idea-where-this-could-possibly-be-going kind of way.

The character development has been well done, and each of the characters has their own normal issues, not just their a-typical ones. The voice-acting is superb (Dr Bright has the most soothing voice ever), the production quality is amazing, and I feel like the writers know where they’re going with the storyline… Unlike some podcasts I’ve listened to recently.
There are a few plot issues and some characters need a little more fleshing out (especially the bad ones), but overall it’s super easy to listen to. It’s exactly what you want from a fiction podcast. This is why it is one of my favourite podcasts at the moment.
I can definitely see why they’re optioning it for TV right now, it would totally make for a binge-worthy tv series!!!

Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favourites?


Consistency in Training

How to stay consistent with a new training schedule? (November challenge series)

How to Stay Consistent With a Training Schedule?

(November Challenge Series)

Do you ever look at fitness bloggers/Instagrammers and think “How the f*** do they keep it up?!”?
Consistency. They have the ability to keep promises to themselves and stay consistent.

This month I am trying to focus on my consistency as much as building endurance and losing body fat because the most challenging thing for me is trying to stay consistent, and actually keeping my promises to myself.

Have you ever started a new fitness regime and you think you’re doing so well, and then you just forget about it one day, then the next, then the next, and before you know it you’re sitting on the couch eating an entire bag of chips, after another week of no exercise?

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(P.s chips are life and sitting on the couch eating an entire bag is totally fine by me)

Yep. It’s frustrating, I know it. And it’s so easy to get defeated and quit at that point.
That is why I am focusing so much on consistency this month.
Keeping myself accountable is the most important part of my schedule, I need to make sure that if I HAVE to miss a day, that I will then have to make it up by adding extra km’s to my next run, or by making it up throughout the rest of the week. I need to make it to my km goal by the end of the week!

It IS hard though, and I’ve fallen off the wagon more times than I can count, and sometimes it is HARDER after you’ve just met a goal! It’s so much easier to stay motivated when you’re working toward something, and once you’ve reached the goal being able to ease off a bit (or a lot)!

So this month, I am holding myself accountable for every workout and every km. If I miss one, I have to make sure I add it in somewhere else and try to maintain CONSISTENT!


Do you ever lack motivation? Or are you like me and struggle with sticking to a plan unless there’s a deadline? Let me know in the comments, or find me on my Instagram or Twitter! @thecrappyrunner