Feb 20 2012: Bad Gym Day

Feb 20 2012: Bad Gym Day

Day 1, week 2 of the Walkabout Wellness Weightloss Challenge and I was up at 3:40am, hitting the gym around 4. Was raring to go knowing I would comfortably do the 500m rows in well under 2m 30s, and itching to have a crack at the new goal of doing at least half the push-ups […]

Feb 19 2012: End of Week 1 or 4

Feb 19 2012: End of Week 1 or 4

This is the end of week 1 of the 12 week challenge – end of week 4 overall… It’s 6:00 on a Sunday morning and I’m writing a journal entry having ALREADY been to the gym. WTF? Anyway, 4:30am start today, was a little worried about the sore joints/tendons/whatever – these were fine after the […]

Feb 18 2012: Walk On By

Feb 18 2012: Walk On By

Much better start to the day, in bed around 10pm, woke up about 4:00, stayed in bed until 6 before heading out for a walk… getting enough rest is clearly crucial. Food: Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with vegemite (pre-walk) fried egg on 1 slice of unbuttered bread Mid-morning: Banana Lunch: Chicken, rice Mid-afternoon: Piece […]

Feb 17 2012: Wheel Wobbles

Feb 17 2012: Wheel Wobbles

Had some hassles upgrading my main computer’s operating system last night, which resulted in an evening wasted on fixing things up plus another 11pm bed time. Not surprisingly this resulted in my waking up at 4:30am. This set me off in a negative way, and (with hindsight) I’ve subsequently been fighting negative thoughts ALL morning. […]

Feb 16 2012: Smoke on the Water

Feb 16 2012: Smoke on the Water

Another 4am start – I think we’ll take that as read from now on? The smoke haze has spread to the SE suburbs now, so the day started with scenes that would look at home in a sci-fi movie… Was an even thicker haze over the Swan River and Kings’ Park, as I enjoyed a […]

Feb 15 2012: Down by the Riverside

Feb 15 2012: Down by the Riverside

Up at 4am today (4:04 to be precise), great session in the gym and then a minor brain fart that caused me to get off the bus at the other end of Perth and walk a few kms to the office. Very pleasant walk along the river. Food: Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with vegemite […]

a few words about diet

a few words about diet

The beady-eyed will have noticed that I’m starting to fall into a pattern with regards to what I am eating. I’m not 100% sure it’s an ideal diet, however for now it works for me and I am not feeling overly hungry at any time in the day. evening meal I’m starting here because this […]

Feb 14 2012: Valentine’s Day Massacre

Feb 14 2012: Valentine’s Day Massacre

“Violets are blue, Roses are red I was down at the gym When normal people were still in bed…” Happy Valentines Day everyone – or as I call it, “Weightloss Challenge Day 2”. I think that’s a more romantic name overall… Food: Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with vegemite (pre-gym) 2 multigrain weetbix with skim […]

first day at big school

first day at big school

That’s it, 3 weeks of preparation are over, the results are in and it’s now time to move up to a proper training routine… feels just like leaving junior school and heading to the local comprehensive (that’s high school for non-English speakers…) so how did i do? The weigh-in and benchmark session yesterday provided some […]

Feb 13 2012: Lucky for Some

Feb 13 2012: Lucky for Some

So here we are, Day 1 of the Walkabout Wellness Weightloss Challenge and at the start of a life-changing process that will build on the preparation of the last few weeks. After all the excitement and efforts of yesterday, I didn’t make it past 10 last night, which is why I woke just before 4 […]