Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Rich, Jan 2, 2019.
New thread for 2019.
Post whatever you need in here to keep yourself motivated.
Just took the stairs in the office for the first time in a while. Absolutely fucked by the time I got up to the 7th floor where I work.
Race the lift too. Makes it more fun.
Our office is on the third floor, When I beat the lift I always try to act cool and like I'm not out of breath when the lift arrives.
People in the office starting fad diets already. Going from eating sandwiches, crisps, chocolate to dust immediately coupled with the fact that they are going to be long distance runners is a route to disappointment!
Off to work in a minute. Was down to just under 16st before Xmas. Just had 3 weeks off. Will weigh myself at work and get the bad news.
Put a whole stone on in last 3 weeks off work
At least I had a good 3 weeks
Going for my first run of the year tomorrow
I’ve had that every time I go to the bog at the moment
Cut out most beer.
Walking dogs a lot more for miles on beach.
Running up and down sand dunes.
Problem is I can't resist a bargain. Lots of munchies with Christmas wrappers/tins 50% or more off. I love munchies.
Another 4lb put on. Now 17st 5lb. Still look slim from front. Can still see my feet. And cheap munchies all about gone. New week new plan.
No carbs for past two days and just omelette, salads, fruit, meat and veg and also drinking plenty of water. Already feel my body flushing loads of shit out of me. (Literally!!)
Off the beer now until at least Feb but contemplating doing Feb as well and back at bootcamp which I’ll do 3 times a week coupled with loads of dog walks as well.
Good start but mentally I need to get my head around it but determined to ship 3 stone by October which if I cut down on the booze is very achievable.....
Easy! Try keto if you have the patience for preparing food
First weigh-in of the year last night and had lost 3.5lbs since new year's day; all this progress is from cutting down massively on booze, bread and red meat since NY. That and exercising every day (apart from Sat when we were at the the Scunny game). I've still been snacking on the Xmas leftovers like nuts, Pringles, Celebrations, Twiglets etc, so when those are exhausted I'll be able to make even more progress.
I haven't started yet, still trying to get back into a routine and get rid of all the shite in the fridge!
4 mile run 43 mins
Lost 6 pounds since Jan 1st
I've lost a similar amount in the same time.
I've been walking at least 1hr per day & I cut all the crap out of my diet.
A 70min walk burns similar number of calories to a 30min jog and doesn't mess up your knees.
Went for a couple of hours walk yesterday, was 900 calories but without the buzz of being in the gym
Yeah long walks are good especially listening to a good podcast
I need to run though otherwise I am off pace in 5 a side football
Just weighed myself and since last Monday lost 6lb and 2cms off the gut.
Expected it to be quite a big drop this week as my eating has been pretty much spot on with no carbs apart from two small jacket potatoes with my steak Saturday night, no alcohol for two weeks, loads of dog walks and three bootcamps!
Let’s see what week two brings....
My 5 a side days are over.
lost over 9 st since may ,all through sensible eating and lots of dog walking ,have found the fitbit quite addictive ,try and walk 15 miles a day but do an absolute minimum of 12 ..I was a really fat git but decided to do something about it before I hit 50 ,I think one more stone and I will be happy ,have gone from 44 inch waist to 34 inch ..( its also nice to see the little fellow again)
No carbs yields huge results in my experience. Hard to keep it going but good luck
Well done. You may have to change your user name.
I dropped beer just before Christmas, only drank rum over the festive period. Since Boxing Day I’ve dropped all alcohol. As of today I’ve dropped chocolate too. Lost 8lbs since 29th December. I’m trying to phase in dietary changes to Make sure I stick at them. Parkrun every week and joined PureGym Nuneaton with my membership starting next Monday.
Ordered some stuff for keto, MCT oil etc
Just finishing off the food we have in then getting back on it!
I think I've had a drink for 10 days out of 14 so far this year. Need to knock drinking on the head a bit as top priority.
You will be finishing the nice food in fridge come July me thinks!
Switched out to non-alcoholic beer which has made a big difference for me, both in terms of calories consumed and general mood/energy levels. Going to the gym 4 mornings a week before work as well. Can certainly feel a difference, don’t tend to measure the metrics of my progress though which I think I need to start doing.
Oh and the gym stuff I’m doing is purely strength training for 8 weeks before moving to a 12 week fat loss plan in March. Time out of the gym over the last year or 2 has meant I’m weak as piss again.
That's the worst bit, going back in and starting at the bottom
I started the couch to 5 k programme last night at the gym, got to say I quite enjoyed it, I find it easier to push myself when some one is talking to you through the ol headphones
How does it work? Does it just say "speed up a bit"?
I don't know if this will work on a treadmill - Zombies, Run!
lost 1 lb since 1st Jan, which was quite easy, as I put on 32 lb between Christmas and New Year.
you can play music from spotify in the back ground then when its time the voice just says walk for 90 seconds then when its close to finishing tells you to prepare to run for 60 seconds and adds little bit of support every now again and continues till you have completed 30 mins
I wish they had something to automate that on treadmills so it slows you down, speeds you up. End up having to piss around with the controls all the time
Set myself challenge to run 1000 miles in the year up to 40 so far. Also given up gym and gone back to old school push ups and crunches. Looking better lost the belly yet 2 pounds heavier WTF.
Sands of time I guess
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