Dilemmas. Outside the gym it consists of what to eat when on a diet but inside the gym, my safe haven where i go to escape social dilemma such as stress, friendship dramas and such, i came across another dilemma just as I thought i had it all figured out. After changing up my work … Continue reading Which comes first cardio or the weights?
Motivation. This week I found it hard to re-boost the motivation I had prior to my injury. Exhausted from a weekend ‘break’, the tiredness often won and felt like a ‘valid’ excuse. However a week later I felt awful – guilty, flabby, moody, sad, tired you name it – in hindsight missing the gym made … Continue reading Motivation
Coffee. Its reported health benefits such as boosting your metabolism and fighting off heart disease justify my three cup daily minimum. My latest tryst, however, saw me fall over the coffee table, into the =TV unit inflicting damage to left foot. As the bruise and swelled so did my fear of not being able to … Continue reading coffee, ankle and weights
Pairs. The best things come in pairs, and that’s definitely true at the gym. At least two sets of gym gear ensures you’ll be prepped to train most days. Two hours is all it takes including a cardio work out, weight training and most importantly an hour long shower 😉 (I joke more like 45 … Continue reading Two’s better than one….unless its portions
Cardio. It’s the one form of exercise that can help burn off our excess calories through its most popular forms such as walking or running which can be sustained over a longer period of time thus burning more net cals. However cardio is also something I have been overlooking. In my two weeks at the … Continue reading Cardio vs Weights
Numbers. Every day numbers control our lives, from telling us what time we'll start work to the miles we drive to the numbers on the bathroom scales. Whilst some aspects of daily life can have forgiving numbers such as minutes late to met a friend for coffee or the mid month bank balance, the bathroom … Continue reading Numbers
Whilst making healthier appetite choices in my first few days I noticed an issue with portion control. I need to accept that 20g of cheese is not half a block and that one baked potato is enough to build a meal around.
Control. Having the self-control to say no to the second helping or no to making excuses to skip your gym session is a huge part of any weight loss program. It’s also something I noticed I lack in the first few days of my diet.
After some research and speaking to a PT I have decided to give myself 12 weeks of clean eating and gym exercise 4-6 days a week to see if it makes a difference.
In hindsight of the 'Great Trouser blunder of 2017' resulting in me having to redress my freshly washed body back into my sweaty smelly workout bottoms I thought it might be useful to share my beginners check-list.