But better late than never.
Had a great time over CNY in Thailand - managed to do almost all the workouts and only one or two diet mishaps (mainly involving beer).
Now back at it at home with a vengeance.
We are in Phuket for a couple of weeks so been surrounded by a lot of temptation. I've managed stay on track though and cracking through the workouts outdoors in fantastic weather has been really nice.
The fruit in Thailand is amazing. Usually on holiday I'd be sitting by the pool drinking cold beers but his time I having amazing papaya and mango with a squeeze of lime juice... awesome!
I haven't got round to my indulgence yet but it will be a large cold beer at sunset when the time is right.
Been a good week for the diet and exercise.
I haven't been very active on the blogs but will aim to improve next week!
Been a good week for diet and workouts. Missing a beer in the evenings but I can live without it ... for now...
Body part? I'd like to stop my belly being a fat magnet.
Having not done much exercise recently I found the first week pretty tough, even though the workouts were short and sweet.
Definitely got a few sore muscles but feeling good to be off the booze and slowly shedding some of the excess Christmas fat.
The diet is pretty decent this week - plenty of grams so my plate still looks full for each meal. I like.
Best advice I ever got? Whatever it is you do, do it the best you can.
Also, my wife telling me not to worry so much...
... stuff it with a pound of sausage meat, bread sauce and bacon. Pour in three litres of Scotch, eight bottles of champagne, a gallon of beer and the juice of 15 mince pies. Cover it in lard, goose fat and olive oil. Roll it in 12 cups of molten chocolate, a case of brandy butter, two Christmas puddings, a couple of lobster thermidor and a whole beef wellington.
Finally, put a Garmin watch on its wing, slap a pair of Nike on its feet and give it a skipping rope.
That's me right now.
Hope things look a bit better in 88 days!
I’ve had a lot of personal things to deal with the past 10 days and unfortunately haven’t been able to do the program seriously. I’ll need to drop out I’m afraid.
Good luck to all of you kettlers!
So week one of the bells wasn't too great - I was on holiday for the week so the diet wasn't on and missed a couple of workouts. The good news is I'm back today and fully into Kettle Bell and diet mode from this morning.
Looking forward to the programme.
A great start and middle - not a great finish! GRADUATION POST
Well, the programme went really well for 10 weeks until I left for our summer holidays.
All-in-all a decent result and lost 7kg. Could have done a lot better if I had seen it through to the end properly.
I had hoped to never do KB3 but looks like I’ll be signing up for it!
Happy summers everyone!
So the holiday on Thailand has made it tough to stick tot the diet.
I've been enjoying some classic Thai dishes, including Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough and Johnnie Walker Black Label.
I did however get back to the gym yesterday and cracked through the workout. Will endeavour to nail the final few days!
So last week was a tough one. I was ill for a few days and craving calories - diet went out the window as did the workouts.
We have also just arrived in Thailand for a month long holiday.... the food is so tempting but I'm managing to avoid most of it and trying to stick to the diet. Had a few beers though.
Picture coming later today...
It was a decent week of diet and workouts. On a bit of a plateau but will enjoy my indulgence tonight watching the football.
Was getting totally fed up with egg white dinners so was pleased to see when I opened the app yesterday that I would be back on 100g of protein for dinners next week. Only to discover today that the app was wrong and the desktop version is telling me egg whites again :(
Well, I'm not doing egg whites next week, so there! It has gone on for too long and I'm likely to chuck up if I see another one :(
It was another decent week. Managed to stick with the diet (aside from a few extra mouth fulls for Father's Day lunch) and got through all the workouts (had to do a couple of emergency workouts due to time constraints).
Jumped on the scales this morning and am down a good 9kg since we started - pretty happy with that.
Are we going to get another indulgence...??? I'm hoping to have a cold beer during the England v Panama game on Sunday ;)
I was definitely in the valley for some of this week. It was a real struggle to resist temptation and stick to the diet but I managed to do it.
Yesterday evening I went as far as taking a bottle of white wine out of the cupboard and putting it in the fridge. I looked at it there for a while and waited for it to get cold... but an hour or so later took it out and put it back in the cupboard unopened. Temptation resisted!
The workouts are tough and I'm having to change some of the sets. For example, I can't do the v-sits (can't touch my toes standing up, let alone when doing these!) and the tricep push up thingies - forget about it! So I'm doing alternatives on the weights in the gym/at home.
The diet is getting serious now as well and I'm going to miss my carbs in the morning this week :(
Have a great week everyone.
Just finishing up another good week - managed to get all the workouts in and stuck with the diet.
Well... I did go a little bit overboard with the indulgence. My wife is starting Kenzai Iron on Monday so we thought we would take advantage of my indulgence to have a final meal out.
I wasn't planning on having a drink but when we got to the restaurant it was such a fantastic evening on the waterfront that it felt rude not to have a beer. Especially as there was Yardley Brother's Best Bitter on happy hour (a nectar - the perfect British beer, brewed in Hong Kong).
That pint let my guard down a bit and led to a burger with apple smoked bacon and a shared slice of homemade cheesecake, and finished up with a (small) neat whisky (Lagavulin 16 year old - surely one of humanity's greatest achievements).
If you are in Hong Kong or ever visiting, I highly recommend dinner at Momentai in Sai Kung!
Anyway, now that's all out of my system I'm full steam ahead for the next six weeks.
Enjoy the indulgence everyone!