some interesting observations

some interesting observations

While walking the dog this morning, it dawned on me that not only did I get up rather early (4am today), I did so with enthusiasm and WITHOUT any real aches or pains. Now I admit that the “training” schedule so far has been very light, however there’s a few reasons why the lack of […]

Jan 27 2012: Day of The Wall

Jan 27 2012: Day of The Wall

For those who aren’t aware, Roger Waters is performing the famous “The Wall” show in Perth tonight, and I’ve got tickets… That had nothing to do with getting up at 4am today though – a combination of humid heat, and getting to bed an hour earlier (about 11pm) saw me wake up at about 3:45am. […]

Jan 26 2012: Australia Day

Jan 26 2012: Australia Day

5am wake-up again – still no need for alarm clocks… Heading to City of Gosnells’ Aussie Day Brekkie this morning, so will try to avoid eating until then. Exercise: Walked the dog on the established route, estimated distance covered = 1.78km, time taken 17 mins 25 seconds A fair bit of walking done today – […]

create your own opportunity

create your own opportunity

Have you been watching the latest series of Biggest Loser? I have, and looking forward once more to seeing individuals and lives transformed. Yeah it’s packed full of TV ratings cheese, careful editing etc. however the individual stories and efforts are still there underlying it all. wish you were there? It’s easy to watch the […]

get thee behind me, cup cakes!

get thee behind me, cup cakes!

OK, so what’s the deal here? I’m making some good progress this week, making some really good choices and putting things into action (instead of just thinking about doing that). What is my reward? An unprecedented level of temptation in the work place! too many cup cakes r problem A colleague very kindly made a […]

Jan 25 2012 Progress Report

Jan 25 2012 Progress Report

Had a bit of a late start today, getting up around 5:05am hehe Exercise: Started the day walking the dog, estimated distance covered = 1.77km, time taken 18 mins 50 seconds Got off bus 1 stop early and walked the rest of the way Walked down stairs from Level 8 at lunchtime instead of using […]

a new toy to play with

a new toy to play with

so I am now the proud owner of a pedometer…  I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely convinced as to how a step counter was going to fit into things… but read on! not just a step counter One of the things I’ve been asked to do is to pick a well defined route, irrespective of […]

Jan 24 2012: Dear Diary…

Jan 24 2012: Dear Diary…

This is the first of many daily journal entries – recording each day any exercise done, food consumed and anything else that seems relevant… It’ll help keep the main blog focused on the bigger picture. Exercise Up at 5am without too much problem, 20 minute walk with the dog 10 minute walk at lunchtime Food […]

vital stats and a new todo list

vital stats and a new todo list

Britt dropped by tonight to discuss various things, including the moment you’ve been waiting for – the “weigh-in”. She also left me with a few items that I need to think about, plus a rough overall plan. An actual training schedule will follow. let’s get the numbers out of the way In true “Biggest Loser” […]

useful ways to create change

useful ways to create change

This build-up period is proving to be quite useful, not least as a low risk way to prove and test a few of the basic ideas. While I am sure that things are going to get harder from here on in, so far it’s turning out to be relatively simple to make the switch in […]