Chronicle of a Yo-Yo Dieter

My blog to chronicle my transformation from lazy yo-yo dieting bum to some sort of super trim super hero type person...

Remembered today that I got the Bristol 10k next month and i’ve not been out for a run in a while. 

Last years time was 45 mins, my goal for this year is to finish under 40 mins.

Thanks for all the birthday love. As a thank you, I would like to share a photo of me as a baby, enjoy!

Thanks for all the birthday love. As a thank you, I would like to share a photo of me as a baby, enjoy!

Progress update and everything is looking good. According to these results I’ve dropped 1kg of pure fat. Not bad. 

Is it sad that I went to the gym on my birthday? Took the day off work today so I could just chill out and do the stuff I wanted to do. Looking forward to a nice meal tonight to celebrate.

Progress update and everything is looking good. According to these results I’ve dropped 1kg of pure fat. Not bad.

Is it sad that I went to the gym on my birthday? Took the day off work today so I could just chill out and do the stuff I wanted to do. Looking forward to a nice meal tonight to celebrate.

After surviving the deadly life threatening disease know as Man Flu, I’m back on track and just got back from a mean session at the gym.

I have a bunch of new followers, so I just wanted to say welcome to my blog. This blog is a journey of a puppy fat couch potato, who when watching repeats of Friends can polish a whole tube of Pringles before the first ad break, and his attempt at getting fit.

If you want to get to know me better and have any questions, no matter how random they are, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Last week was just as good as the week before and I can see its effects on my appearance as it looks like i’ve lost a bit of belly fat. 

My week looked like this:-
Monday -  Boxing class after work
Tuesday - Gym before work
Wednesday - Boxing class after work
Thursday - Gym before work
Friday - Boxing class after work
Saturday - Super circuit class in the morning
Sunday - Rest

Few hiccups with the diet, on Thursday my manager got some cakes in for everyone for his birthday and it would have been rude to say no. 

This week however has not started great, I feel like death. Unsure if its all this fitness catching up with me or i’m just coming down with something, but today after I got home I immediately went straight to bed and slept for 3 hours missing the boxing class. 

I’m usually asleep by now so i’m now worried i’m going to be unable to wake up to go to the gym before work, but hopefully the medicine i’ve taken will help me feel human again.

Another early morning gym session before work in the bag today.

I go to the gym on my own so I use the Smith Machine a fair few times as I don’t have a gym buddy. Today I used it to do some bench presses. There is a lot of heat for the machine, I’ve chatted to a few people who say it does more harm then good but because I have no spotter I don’t want to risk dropping a huge weight on my neck, which is not a good look.

What’s your opinion on the Smith Machine? Good or Bad?

I was so rubbish at sparring during my boxing class earlier, I might as well have been hitting myself.

I was so rubbish at sparring during my boxing class earlier, I might as well have been hitting myself.

First thing I do when getting home from the gym

First thing I do when getting home from the gym

Reflecting on this week and I’ve found myself in the best fitness routine since starting this blog. Getting up early and going to sleep early certainly pays off, the only problem is I miss out on Family Guy and American Dad on BBC 3 but I’ll get over it.

My week looked like this:-
Monday - 3 Mile run before work, boxing class after work
Tuesday - Gym before work
Wednesday - Boxing class after work
Thursday - Gym before work
Friday - 3 mile run after work
Saturday - Super circuit class in the morning
Sunday - Rest

Not bad going, I’m quite pleased with what I’ve done and the biggest achievement is not eating any crap along the way. I’m comfortable with trying to repeat this again but this time up the distance and the out put in the gym.

But of course none of that can’t happen without a decent nights sleep, so good night everyone! Here is to a new week, and happy mothers day to all the mums out there! 


To get out of the habit of visiting the vending machine in work, I graze on fruit and nuts. Stumbled upon a random dried fruit and nut shop while out and about today. 

I absolutely love banana chips. Found 200g packs for 60p, I purchased 4! Bargain!

To get out of the habit of visiting the vending machine in work, I graze on fruit and nuts. Stumbled upon a random dried fruit and nut shop while out and about today.

I absolutely love banana chips. Found 200g packs for 60p, I purchased 4! Bargain!