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vido.ardes

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  • Birthday 03/01/1987

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  1. Yesterday was uneventful, not sure it needs it's own log! Today was circuit 2 again, which is the scale of 3 on the following Squat & Press (5kg) Vertical Leg Crunches Press Ups I did 15 again, but I did it quicker this time, so next week will definitely be pushing for 18 next week. I also upped the speed on my run to 4.8mph so I will by trying to maintain 5mph from now on. I have one more week of this routine, and then after next week I will get a new plan which will hopefully involve more weights as we ramp up the preparations for the spartan run!
  2. Well that was one hell of a busy week! I didn't manage to get down the gym, but didn't really have time to update my battle log, so this will be a long one! Saturday 01/02 - Measure Up Day! So last Saturday was when I took all my measurements, to compare to the ones I took on the 16th Dec. I was pleasantly surprised! Weight: 231lbs (16st 7lbs) / 104.7kg Waist: 42.5" Hips: 40.5" Chest: 43" Neck: 16.5" Thighs: 24" Calfs: 17" Upper Arms: 14.5" Wrists: 7.5" Forearm: 12" BP (Average of 3 readings for each arm) Left Arm: 116/82 Right Arm: 125/77 Pulse: 74 bpm Wile I took many more this time
  3. Thursday was a bit of a bust, my wife was ill so I couldn't leave the house and had to order food in. Today was good though, have a good feeling about tomorrow's measure up. Today's exercise went well too, getting closer to running the full 10 minutes on the treadmill, and today's circuit was the ladder of squat, bicycle crunch and press up, and I got up to 11 today which is an improvement. Hopefully back tomorrow with some nice big changes in measurements! Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  4. Good day today, lots of exercise. 10 minutes on bike (lvl. 7 20mph) 10 minutes on treadmill alternating 1 minute walk (3.5mph), 1 minute jog (4.5mph) Squat & Press with 10kg, press up and ultra fit crutches starting with e reps then scaling by 3 each set, for 10 minutes. I managed up to 12 of each, which was pretty tiring. Definitely going to start doing some jogging on my off days. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  5. Well today hasn't been great. I was locked in a room with some clients all day and the only thing on offer for lunch was pizza. Literally pizza, or don't eat. So I think I'm gonna have to do a jog when I get home... Measuring day is coming up on Saturday, I'm a little nervous to see if there has been any change. Not too hopeful, but staying optimistic.
  6. Thanks for the advice, I will certainly take a look at the eBook. I found a video of last years which I linked to in the first post so I have an idea of what's coming, seems to mostly be bogs rather than hills but I will make sure I take the hills slowly anyway! the rope climb and monkey bars will be tough for me, I have never been able to do them in my life so I will need to get practising, my trainer has said he will set a rope up for me to practise.
  7. Yesterday was a bad day for food, but a good day for exercise / life goals. It was my mother-in-law's birthday and she made a big Mexican food buffet, which was lovely but a bit heavy on the calories. Still, my wife wanted to go swimming in the evening and seems pretty dead set on doing that every week which is good, and that allowed me to balance out the extra food. Today was gym day and I was doing the same circuit that I did last Wednesday, although I did a bit better today. 10 Minutes on bike (lvl. 7 20mph) 10 minutes on treadmill alternating 1 minute walk (3.5mph), 1 minute jog (4.5 m
  8. Today is usually a rest day, but I didn't feel like sitting on my arse today. I got up early and did the exercises in the first post except bench press (all 3 sets) and I did a 30 minute jog in the evening. The best part about today is I think I had a breakthrough with my wife about fitness! She kept asking questions, SSSI I had her follow my routine this morning, and she wants to stay going swimming every Sunday. She said if I keep doing exercise at the weekend she'll do it too, so no rest day for me on Saturdays now! Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  9. So today I get to mark my first item off the list: I paid off my credit card! Yay for me
  10. So I didn't post yesterday, but it was fairly uneventful. Busy work day with a pub lunch meeting and I still managed to eat quite well (not amazing but under calorie goal) so that was good. I am really starting to feel like I need to do something on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am starting to itch to work out, who woulda thought! Today was pretty brutal. Did 10 minutes on the bike to start, and the the 10 minute run /walk interval (although I kicked the speed up 0.5 kph today, and will probably do that again Monday). I then had to do a ladder circuit of the following 1 x push up 1 x bicycle c
  11. So today was brutal... Just to give you a little background, my gym has 2 main trainers (the owners) Paul & Ian. Paul is a commonwealth Silver medallist in 400m and went to the Olympics to do the same, and Ian is a body-builder.They alternate early shifts, so last week was Paul and this week was Ian. Paul is the guy who signed me up for the Spartan race, and on Friday he said he woudl write me up a new workout for this week. Turns out the one I did yesterday wasn't the one he wrote. His was worse. Much much worse. I am now doing cicuits, so this mornings went the following: 5 Minutes o
  12. So I bought some new gym clothes! Still need some trainers though, so I won't be ticking that if my list yet. My arms are a bit sore after the dips on Monday but hopefully I will be able to push through it tomorrow. Food was OK again today, still keeping away from the bread and sweets which is good! Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  13. I think I might struggle with the rope climb, but they do have one at the gym so I will be practising on it. I certainly won't be competing on time, finishing will be the achievement! Thanks for the advice guys, will certainly be working on stamina and on upper body strength. Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
  14. Saturday & Sunday Report Sensible, not awesome. I had a roast on Saturday with the in-laws but I pretty much kept within my daily amounts for calories, carbs, sugar & sodium which was good. Sunday was less good, we wnet out for a pub meal with my sister in-law before she goes to Spain for 6 months so had a little bit of a blow-out, but I didn't go mad so I was proud of myself in that respect. On another note... Side Quest Complete! I drank at minimum 2 litres of water every day last week. and baring 1/2 pint of beer, 2 cups of tea and a glass of orange juice, I only drank water last
  15. Level Up! D-D-D-Dah Dah, Dah Da DaDah! (​Click here if that doesn't play a tune in you head ) So I did it, after 6 sessions I completed the assessment program and now am ready for my own customised plan!. With Christmas getting in the way it took longer than I expected, but I have done it. I have been eating clean for 5 days now, drank at least 2 litres of water for 5 days and had nothing but water to drink for the last 3 of those. This mornings workout went much like last time 5 minute warm-up on the bike (20mph @ medium resistance) with stretches *3 sets of 15 of all of the belo
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