03 3 / 2014
Last week everything seemed to get on top of me resulting in me not doing any exercise and generally walking around like a miserable old bastard. It felt like the world was against me and I just laid there and took it. I get like that sometimes, often for just an minute or hour but last week just demoralised me.
But it’s a new week and its time to hit the reset button and kick my own ass into gear. Went back to the gym for a cardio session. Ran 5k on the treadmill, followed by 1000 steps on the climbmill and finished off with 6k on the bike.
Not the fastest times in the world, but I’m just happy to be back in the game.
21 2 / 2014
After yesterdays 2 hour rock climbing session I’m incapable of driving my car as I’m unable to change gear or steer. My hands, wrists and shoulders are on fire!
So to give myself some time to recover, today is rest day. It’s also payday, and I’m looking at purchasing a protein shake. So much choice…
My overall goal is to drop the fat, not bulk up but look more lean. Can anyone recommend a shake? When is the best time to take it etc etc as after a google search i’m getting mixed messages.
16 2 / 2014
The sun is out for the first time in a very long time so I jumped out of bed and ran 3 miles as fast as I could.
I’m dead! The first mile nearly killed me! To get under 7 mins is awesome but as you can see I suffered in the last two. After a quick shower I’ve now jumped back into bed.
Weighed myself yesterday. Have mixed feelings about it, the weight is down by the fat is up.
I know why the fat has increased, although I’m doing loads of fitness lately I’m still eating crisps and chocolate. I love chocolate, I don’t think a day goes by that I don’t eat some. I’m at a cross road. i’ve found some rhythm with my fitness routine but if I don’t give up the chocolate and all the other rubbish I won’t see any progress.
Easier said than done.
12 2 / 2014
In the zone this week! Started off with come indoor climbing on Monday, 5 mile run with the running club on Tuesday and a boxercise session tonight.
The food intake is as always so-so. Not had time to do a proper food shop so instead I picked up some weight watchers microwave meals. Are microwave meals that bad? I’m unsure. The box says “only 300 calories” so they can’t be that bad … right?
Went to a sports shop after work to pick up some new gym gear as all I train in at the moment is ratty old t-shirts and shorts I purchased 5/6 years ago. Since when has gym gear been so expensive!!! £35 for a t-shirt to sweat in. Might have to take a trip to a thrift shop and find some bargains.
12 2 / 2014
elfnshiloh asked: Hey! So I just came across your blog and I'm trying to get in shape. I keep seeing you post about some nike+ running thing where you add other people and all that. If you don't mind me asking: What is that? Cause it seems interesting and I definitely want to get into running. Also, this is really broad, but if you could give me some sort of advice on how to get started on running, that would be great. Cause I'm a complete couch potato and have no idea where to start.. Hope to hear back from you!
Hello mate! I don’t mind you asking at all!
The app is called Nike+ Running and its free to download on the iPhone app store (unsure if its free on other phones). I’ve used a few running apps and I see this one as the best. Easy to use and simple to set up a profile, when your set up add me! My user name is RetroBanjo.
This is the first time giving advice to someone about running on tumblr so I hope I don’t give you some bad tips and you end up breaking a leg or something!
First up I’ll say get some comfortable shoes. Don’t go breaking the bank and spunk 200 quid on some flashy multi coloured high tech running shoes, they could be completely wrong for you and might end up living in the broom closet gathering dust.
Make a circuit around your house. If something goes wrong, your only a short distance away from the couch you love so much! As you get more confident, branch out. Start small, short distances twice a week, as you start getting more comfortable and faster, up the distance and output to 3 times a week.
If you want to get more serious about running, set a goal and sign up to a local event. When I first got into running I signed up to my home town half marathon, doing so means your invested. So instead of sitting on the couch, you have to go out and run to train for the event you forced yourself to do instead.
Other then that, just go out there and stomp some pavements (or sidewalks) like a bad ass! I hope this helps, if other people want to add some other advice please comment on the post.