Nui’s Weight Loss Journey – 10 October 2014

Time to cut the crap…

Firstly I shared last week’s blog with a statement around my procedure for weighing in, I sometimes hit the scales regardless, but I only document the weigh-ins that meets the rules:

1, Saturday morning (pre 9am).

2, The scales at Mum and Dad’s house.  (Different scales, different calibrations etc.)

3, No food or drink prior.

4, Weigh twice and average.  (Fluctuations in gravity, or other more likely electrical issues).

Outside of these parameters no weight is recorded.  I’ve found midday, mid-week I can be a kilo or 2 heavier or lighter.  These are the rules I play by, it’s not for everyone but suits me.

I’ve been a little relaxed about things over the last week, even if only in my mind.

My nutrition has been sporadic at best, with some on target days and some pretty off days too.  I’ve had some viral thing going on which has kept me from getting exercise in, for fear of provoking it into something less ideal like tonsillitis, in my own learned medical opinion.  I’ve done this a couple times before and it sucks big time.  Once bitten etc etc.

I notice now that if I don’t get a workout in I feel a little guilty, but mostly I just don’t feel as good as when I have.

I haven’t been doing the calorie counting for a few weeks now and I generally don’t eat as much as I used to, but counting in your head is not as effective as Myfitnesspal.  So it’s getting a start again today.  Back on the bus.

I’ve got some pretty vague goals in place at the moment, so that’ll be addressed this week too.

Anyway, now I’ve documented my faults, time for some positives.

The strength gains have continued to come, which is pleasing.  Dave from 360 Degree Fitness shared a great link during the week on dead lifting, which just so happens to be my favourite lift of all. Check it out if you have a chance.   (Editors note: Link herehttp://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/10/07/strength-training-101-the-deadlift/)

I feel my fitness is steadily improving, I’ve been adding interval training on/off at the end of my workouts to add some cardio to exercise regime.  I had a chance to get to one of Dave’s group fitness sessions last Monday night and really gave it all I had.  A mate came along with me and there is nothing like a little bit of rivalry to push you that extra stretch.

I keep finding clothes that are now baggy, or my old ‘Arctic Monkeys’ t-shirt that fits correctly for the first time in 3-4 years, albeit while working out or fishing.  There are probably a few dress shirts which no longer fear a button popping incident.

I got plenty of time in with my girls this week which was good, enjoying the last week of holidays, I won the game of life and picked up a couple of Bingo wins along the way too.  I also got some time in with my fishing gear, which it appreciated and I think I’m ready for a big weekend of fishing off the Coromandel Coast.  I’ll try and turn some of these ‘Gym-made gains’ into some ‘Kingfish losses’.

Re-focused, time to turn out some results.

Peace.

-Nui.

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