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SO.

 

After looking at several wedding venues with the Welshman, we have found an AMAZING place.  Kinda pricey, but hopefully we can make the sums work and afford it.  And we tentatively booked ourselves a date for August 2020.

 

Which means I have 23 months to get into the shape I want to be for my wedding photos.  But I'm aiming to be the size I want to be by my birthday next July instead,  and then start working on #OperationSleeveSplitter ...

 

So to shed this excess weight I have put on in the last year, my plan is simple but proven:

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 7/7: I have had a lot of success over the last few weeks (9lbs weight loss) by actually tracking everything I consume on MFP.  I aim to continue this trend over the next weeks, because why change it if it works?

 

2) NFA workouts - 3/3: Since becoming more consistent with my workouts at the beginning of August I am now noticing that I can lift a bit more, keep going at circuits for a bit longer, and my biceps are bit bigger.  Also just stepping up to Level 5 of the NFA workouts, so that means more lifts I have done for a little while!

 

3) Cardio - 2/2:  I need to do this.  Still can't run, so this will involve a lot of sitting on a bike.

 

4) Yoga - 7/7:  My flexibility is shite.  So... yeah.

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DAMMIT BIG SHOW!

I mean following.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Week 1, Tuesday

 

Nothing happened yesterday as I was still getting over the tailend of a cold which had left me all tired & wheezy.  So straight on with Day 2!

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 1/7: Back to paying attention to EVERYTHING and it's working.  Had a nice dinner made by the Welshman but he let me scan/weigh everything first because he knows I'm getting kinda obsessive...

 

2) NFA workouts - 1/3: First attempt at NFA Lvl 5A workout; not done dips in a while, so that was kinda fun!  Negatives only so far, but I actually managed a couple in the first set so that was a nice surprise.

 

3) Cardio - 0/2:  Kit packed for Wednesday's bike session.

 

4) Yoga - 1/7:  Squat Mobility mini-session done when I got back home.  I've realised that the later I leave it, the less likely I am to do it (even if it is only a 7min mini-session) so I'm trying to build the habit of doing it immediately after my shower.

 

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Week 1, Wednesday

 

Delayed train on the way home from work and I nearly decided to sack off the gym, but considered my priorities and made it there anyway in the end.  Even if it was just to sit on a bike.

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: Built a new recipe in MFP today - found an Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe and gave that a go (minus the egg noodles, served with buttered cheesy bread instead).  Tasted nice but very dense - think smaller portion sizes next time!  Lots of excess sauce to it at the end too, presumably because I didn't cook the noodles in it?  Will experiment with less stock next time.

 

2) NFA workouts - 1/3: Planned out tomorror's first try at workout 5B.  Bring on the squats!

 

3) Cardio - 1/2:  Sat on the bike for 45mins doing a hill session.  Pleased with myself for doing it even though I was running 40mins late and had a busy evening ahead.

 

4) Yoga - 2/7:  Squat Mobility mini-session done immediately after my shower again.

 

Sorry for the short updates, this week is kinda busy and I'm kinda bushed!  I haven't even found anyone else's new thread yet!

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I may try that instant pot recipe for myself.

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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Again with the delayed updates...

 

Week 1, Thursday

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: Future Mother-in-Law came over for the evening and so we went out for dinner.  I made good choices (pork belly, BBQ beans, and tenderstem broccolli) but I didn't log them all.

 

2) NFA workouts - 2/3: Had my first go at the NFA Lvl 5B workout.  Squats are back in, as are DB bench press - I forgot just how much I prefer this to barbell bench press!

 

3) Cardio - 1/2:  Not today

 

4) Yoga - 3/7:  Squat Mobility again

 

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Week 1, Friday

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: The Welshman's best friend came over with his wife, and we order a chinese takeaway.  Was good up until that point though.

 

2) NFA workouts - 2/3: Planned out workout 5C for the morning.

 

3) Cardio - 1/2:  Was going to go straight after work, but was ultimately just exhausted

 

4) Yoga - 3/7:  Nope

 

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Week 1, Saturday

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: Once again, kinda got away from me.  We may have ended up on an impromptu pub crawl then got a pizza...

 

2) NFA workouts - 3/3: Deadlifts!  I love them so much!

 

3) Cardio - 2/2:  I'm actually counting the pub crawl as cardio, because we deliberately planned it to take in as much distance as possible (playing the Walking Dead mobile game as we covered 10 miles to get as many sites as possible!)

 

4) Yoga - 3/7:  Nope

 

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Week 1, Sunday

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: Total, abject failure.

 

2) NFA workouts - 3/3: Planned out tomorrow's 5A workout.

 

3) Cardio - 2/2:  Nope

 

4) Yoga - 3/7:  Nope.

 

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Week 1 - Summary

 

1) Continue to track All. The. Damn. Things. - 2/7: I kept finding excuses not to do this towards the end of the week, and this just plain isn't good enough.  I'm really disappointed with myself, and I need to stick to it more in Week 2.  I get tangible results when I do this properly!

 

2) NFA workouts - 3/3: Pleased with my first attempts at them all - next week the weights all go up a notch.

 

3) Cardio - 2/2:  Nearly missed this one, need to be a bit more disciplined with it as well.  No harm in getting more than 2 sessions in.

 

4) Yoga - 3/7:  I have absoutely no valid excuse for not having done this every day, as it only takes 7 mins to do a mini-session.  Must.  Try.  Harder.

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3 hours ago, Big_Show said:

I have absoutely no valid excuse for not having done this every day, as it only takes 7 mins to do a mini-session.  Must.  Try.  Harder.

 

I feel you! I've been skipping stretching too and it's so quick and easy.  Gotta just do the thing!

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DAMMIT BIG SHOW!

Y U No Post?

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"By the Most-Righteous-and-Blessed Beard of Sir Tanktimus the Encourager!" - Jarl Rurik Harrgath

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On 10/2/2018 at 9:48 PM, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

DAMMIT BIG SHOW!

Y U No Post?

 

Sorry, things kinda got away from me!  I'll try harder this time round -

 

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