The hard push at the gym continues and I’m really pleased with my progress, I had a bit of a slack week last week after a big weekend but I’ve been staying on track with my diet and routine.
Consistency is the most important thing at the moment. Even if I have an off day I still go to the gum for 30 mins on the rowing machine just to maintain the discipline.
I’ve also had some good advice about diet and changing up some of my exercises that has also helped. There is only so much you can achieve on your own before you need a mentor to help you get to the next level.
Lots of you have been asking me about the gym and my routine but I’ve never put it all down on paper for you guys. So this week I’m going to make a real effort to get it sorted.
My first piece of advice is diet.
You are what you eat. I’m not on any crazy diet, I just eat as healthy as I can. Oats and honey or wholemeal toast with peanut butter for breakfast and a protein shake.
A protein immediately after a workout and something to eat, usually fish, brown rice, salad, or chicken and broccoli.
Dinner usually more chicken or a steak and beans, rice and green veg like spinach or more broccoli.
Things I avoid.
Sugary drinks, Fruit juice, butter, sweets and lollies.
You don’t need to go hardcore crazy, you just need to use some restraint and portion control. Swap your soda for water or a sugar free option, grab a small fries instead of a large etc. Start with small changes and then as your lifestyle adjusts make bigger ones.
Diets don’t work because all they do is smash your body and your motivation for a few weeks without actually making the longterm changes you need to your lifestyle.