Nui’s Weight Loss Journey – 14 November 2014

Moving again…

I hate moving, I’ve moved a lot of times over the past 10 yrs. Kalgoorlie, Newcastle, Kalgoorlie, Wellington, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland…. Packing is shit. Coupled by the fact that I have some real mixed feelings about moving, enthusiasm is at an all time low.

I’ve been real slack and haven’t worked out for a while and now I have some crappy cold, so I’m avoiding working out some more. The nutrition has been ok, had a reasonably large night on Saturday to mark the first regatta of boat racing this year. There’ll be a few tubes sunk over the next few months so I need to snap out of this rut and get my work done during the week.

I guess while I’ve been slack, I’m dialling in on the chicken/rice/vege meal plan. If you can control the intake, that’ll be enough until you turn the bend I figure. I had a read of the latest article that Dave from 360 Degree fitness has written [https://360degreefitnessnz.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/if-i-could-tell-my-clients-only-5-things-they-would-be.pdf] about the 5 main pieces of advice given to punters looking to lose weight or increase fitness. All of this still rings true almost 6 months in. Also his 5 steps are much more reasonable than mine, not that anyone has asked me to give mine. I do have a few motivational gems that I do recall when times get tough, my favourites are:

Arnie’s famous 6 rules on life, in particular – ‘I recommend you sleep faster’ which is his description of “Work your Butt off”!

Mohammed Ali’s – “I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, cause that’s when it really counts.”

Although I count all of my reps, unless they are half reps, because then they aren’t reps and I’m not in it for no sets of none at however many Kgs.

To round it out Big Black’s – ‘Do Work Son’! Is like my gym Mantra, and BroScienceLifes –‘Reps for Jesus’ is the laugh I need to break up those serious lifts. These are great to bust out, while your lifting buddy is mid set squatting, digging 100kg away from the floor.

I had a weigh in on Saturday and hit the 121.5kg mark, so that sub 120kg weigh in is just around the corner. That goal has been a while in the making but it’s so close I can smell it.

I guess once I’m moved into my new digs in Auckland I’ll get my shit back on track, I’m looking forward to not living out of a suitcase anymore and coding 40 expenses a month.

I’ll try be on time and full of funny stories next week.

-Nui

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