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  • Birthday 07/11/1992

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  1. Life got in the way, coupled with a poor work-rest balance - over the last few weeks I've had so much on and so little time so forums and the like have fallen down the list of things I can do. To be honest, I'm getting close to feeling burnt out. 1. Hit the calories - about 6600 over for the month - about 10% of my monthly calories. I know the reasons why (bread, chocolate, and wine). On the other hand, I am trying to put on weight and I have been hitting the gym about 3x week so I don't feel too bad, but I need to shift my food to the right kinda stuff! 2. Hit macros - averaging about 5
  2. Probably for the best! I've not been hitting my macros at all, nor my calories. Looking through my food log for the week, the reason is clear - chocolate. My housemates are kind and generous so when they have chocolate they share it out, and temptation gets the better of me. The easiest way to keep me from eating it is to publicly say I'm giving it up for the month... so that's what I've done. Surprisingly, they've joined me! Hopefully this'll help. I'm determined to make next week better.
  3. Right. Chocolate apple crumble has been devoured, I will not be making anymore for a long time! Hitting protein targets and reducing carb intake is harder than I thought - all my standard 'go to' meals are carb based (usually bread based) so I'm going to have to work on this. Was meant to be going for an early run in my new Adidas Ultra Boost STs (<3) but it's too windy and my legs are super stiff from a new dumbbell workout last night, so I'm walking to work instead (50 mins) as an attempt to loosen up.
  4. Can I say it's been the best first day? No. Half the chocolate apple crumble I'd baked for my housemates was still there today, so I had a slice with custard. I had the calories for it but it threw my macros out. On the other hand, it tasted damn good. I'm hoping it'll be gone soon tho, the temptation is massive...! Apart from that, the rest of the day was good.
  5. Yes to the hard way, and yes to MFP - good luck!
  6. Bumped - updated the challenge - I will be focusing on bulking. This is the first time I've ever tried this. Not going to lie, I'm worried I'll revert back to the fat kid I was when I was younger, or as a fresher. Yes! I know I'll run and I know I'll go the gym - it's almost cheating to have it as a challenge.
  7. Looking forward to seeing how you get on - I know how you feel about the dragging the whole thing down. I changed my MFP week to start at the weekend so if I have a blow out I have a week to recover. Seems to have helped.
  8. Following since we seem to have similar goals!
  9. Welcome, friend! My overall quest is still the general ‘to look good’, and to move towards this my main goals for 2016 are: Lose body fat (aiming for 12-14%) Build muscle Obviously these cannot be done at the same time, so I have to focus one one. In January I lost a bit of weight and I think I’m making progress on my body fat %, but I’m ready to try bulking. Then, hopefully, by May I’ll have seen some results and can have a three month cut before my holiday. This challenge is going to be focused around what goes in my mouth. My current problem is that I neglect diet so much. I r
  10. Cackling at 'SlothBelly' - you don't need luck, you've got this!
  11. I managed to get 6 sessions done. I'm not sure if I'm feeling the benefit yet. I think so. Done! Very happy. Managed to get 9 runs and 9 gym sessions in. Easy peasy. Really enjoying my running again, and the gym too. Sadly I didn't get around to this - due to commitments and costs. However, I'm not too sad - my average pace for this month is the lowest it's ever been, so I can tell I'm making progress, and there are a load of 10ks to choose from in London. I'm also signed up to a 10k back home on 1st May, and convinced Mama Nolondil to enter the 5k race the day before to
  12. This is true - but then I'm worried that muscle mass is also hard to measure and I end up putting on fat instead of muscle! Do you have any tips to avoid this?
  13. Having a day off (from exercise) to mark some essay - but happy with progress so far. Running = long runs more often sum-7min/mile, which I'm happy with. Gym = I'm going Yoga = getting it done I don't think I'm seeing any change in bodyfat. Getting weighed etc on Sunday so I'll know then. If losing BF% isn't working for me at the moment, I might change tact and try to build up some muscle instead, and focus on BF loss later in the year - thoughts?
  14. Half marathon done in 1:31:24 - 6:58min/mile. Very happy, this month has been much quicker than previous months too
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