Tuesday 16 January 2018

Jillian Godsil: It's time to take a stand against sitting down on the job

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Jillian Godsil

Everyone is up and at it. DJ and author Teena Gates was only just back from climbing Kilimanjaro and doing the Liffey swim when she announced that she is doing a couch to 10k for Christmas with fellow TV3 'Midday' colleague Elaine Crowley. Andrea Smith, is opting for the Camino Way in Spain and broadcaster John Murray is famous for his forced marches across the country.

People are walking, cycling and swimming their way to fitness. Mamils (middle-aged men in lycra) gather in bunches on our roads and refuse to let traffic past. No one is allowed be still any more, at least not if they are carrying extra weight - or in good condition, as they say in the horsey world.

Andrea had become the face of the 'plus figure' brigade in Ireland (if that is not a non sequitur) ever since a high-profile spat with vitriolic UK journalist Katie Hopkins on 'The Late Late Show'.

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