It’s Sunday morning and the family are all out at the supermarket. I’ve got my gym clobber in the hall and i’m just about to go out the dooor for my sixth fitness session of the week once I’ve had a bit of toast.
It’s been a good few days all in all, and from a real slough of despond that I’ve been in over the last few months, things are looking a bit better.
So…what has this week taught me, or more specifically, reminded me that I already know?
Here are 16 very random thoughts.
1 – (and this is the one I always always come back to every time I do this)…None of this is rocket science – If you eat and drink less and do more you will lose weight.
2 – Just a few sessions can make a real difference in mental outlook – I must have synpases firing that have been dormant since the last time I got off my arse. I feel better.
3 – Always check your kit before you leave the house. Arriving for a workout with no trainers is not a good look.
4 – If you are going for a workout directly from your own work then pack another t-shirt or similar, you really don’t want to have to put the same shirt back on that you’ve been wearing all day.
5 – You shouldn’t worry about being the fattest kid in the gym, there is always, in every gym, someone bigger, or older, or more out of shape than you (and so what if there isn’t? nobody is looking at you).
6 – I need to drink more water. Eight tall glasses a day is going to be my target from now on.
7 – Porridge and honey is a great breakfast and lunch meal if you’re trying to kickstart your body. For every lunch.
8 – Just a few days work yields small but noticeable results. Trousers and shirts are looser and I can tie my shoelaces without it being an ordeal (how pathetic is that?).
9 – I’m still a 2XL size chap. This needs time and appplication to see longer term results.
10 – I need to get over my COMPLETELY INSANE fear of the treadmill and start running again. There aren’t many lardy marathon runners in the world.
11 – Doing 90 minutes on a cross-trainer with no earphones is not a joyous experience. Take sounds.
12 – A bit of planning helps. If I know what I’m going to eat I know what to buy.
13 – Having a supportive family and colleagues who constantly take the piss keeps you honest.
14 – Eating lots of fruit actually feels good.
15 – Late night fridge raids will kill your good work. Have a glass of water.