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Day 11

Well – I had a scheduled trip to Ireland for a couple of days, and I knew this was going to affect my program.

However – I thought hmmm I could at LEAST do my Abs x working on the Thursday, even more . . it was only Yoga – I could do that in the hotel room.

Anyway – things didn’t work out. . very long day (04:30 – 20:45) and then I’d finished working. So something to eat. . .and bang I was ready to sleep.

Bit disappointed – but then it was Yoga . . which I am not too worried about.


Day 21

Well not much to say – Sunday was my rest day. . . so I did (although also had a maccy D’s for a hangover cure & chinese in the evening!).

Hopefully this next week – I won’t be hassled too much by work, which may mean I can focus more and as said before. . really start to push myself.

One thing I’m not happy with – is that I’m now the heaviest I’ve been (16st 6). Even though my missus reckons I look thinner (and feel it) which points towards it being muscle mass. . . but it is just a shame as I want to lose weight as well. I’m going to start thinking about a diet + detoxing for the next couple of weeks (before suit fitting) to see if I can just shed some of the weight on my waist.

Oh well – will wait and see. . .


Day 20

Kempo day again. . not sure if I like this one or not. . just can’t decide 🙂 Anyway . . needed a kick, but no where near as tuff as yesterday. So on it went and on I went.

Actually definately did better and more than the week before. The kicks were more flexible and controlled, the break which is more of a “get your heart rate up again” routine . . I did rather than taking a break. Also – feet felt better, but I am doing most exercises bare foot to see if I can strengthen them (think that might be part of the problem I have).

So – 20 days done . . slurping on my shake. . .waiting for the subway to arrive to munch on 🙂

But – 20 days. . ok few missed, abs hardly done. . . but more interested in bit of muscle build up and fat burning. . so will see how we get on. Expecting to do some more photo’s early next week – still not convinced I’ll see a difference though . .


Day 19

Did it!!!

God I so nearly didn’t start it though. . .was very very close to just calling it a day, but forced myself again. I’d love to say I feel good . . but I don’t at all.

Also started the shakes diet – so shake in the morning, then one at lunch. . . then protein shake after the workout. Will see about a meal later (SUBWAY after beer sounds SO good right now :)).

Anyway – had more news that I might have to do more travelling next week. . .so going to look at getting the bands to at least carry on while away.


Day 17 & 18

As expected – no joy here. . . missed a good few days this week.

I’m sitting here now writing this thinking . . day 19 – Friday – today . . and I REALLY need to do my workout.

As per another post – I’m not taking a rest next week. . if anything going to push myself harder. Still seeing some results (muscle wise) but the gut isn’t going anywhere. .

Well – I’ll push for another week and see how it goes. .


Day 16

Perhaps I should start counting backwards to actually only include days I am able to do things.

I know tonight – nothing will happen. A long day at work and then work in the evening to play catch up.

Really am disappointed – hope it doesn’t actually set me back, but there is a limit to what you can actually do. Work is especially hectic at the moment as well. I have decided to void my “week 4 – relax” week to just continue with the program full speed. If I need the rest week after that – I can take it then.

I really need to see some “weight” results by then though – as it will be suit fitting time in early Feb and I am determined to drop the waist size down. I can see some fat loss on the shoulders/face – but nothing from the big gut! But when I’m back home I will be starting a diet of sorts . . . so hopefully I can get rid of half a stone before the measuring. It is my waist I need the weight to go from.

I’m not worried how HEAVY I am – so perhaps I should call it fat loss 🙂 Quite happy being 16 stone of muscle n lovin!!! Just not 13 stone of muscle n loving n 3 stone sitting around my gut! Currently SQUEEZE into a 38 pair of trousers. . .I want to get comfortable in a 36!

Oh well – in ways it is good because I am kicking myself that I can’t do my program out here, I hate the delay in it. . . .but in others . . good that I AM kicking myself as it means I should be able to keep the enthusiam going to start again when I get back. I may have a go at doing Abs X tomorrow – and throw in the pressups from Chest/Back to give me something to sweat over. . . at least that way I’m not doing . . .nothing.


Day 15

Well – think this week is doomed to failure.

Now I’m in Copenhagen – I wasn’t able to get the bands I wanted. . . which is going to make things hard.

Last night after travelling all afternoon – I tried to get my workout done. I did pop down to the gym, but didn’t really feel comfortable there, so back up to my room to start my workout. Obviously I couldn’t do the weights exercises or the pullups. So spent about 30 mins trying to do the push ups. I also went through about half of the Abs X routine before giving up. . .tired and fed up.

The room is tiny – so no way I can do the pylometrics tonight. Not quite sure what I will do at the moment. . . looks like my week of rest (next week) won’t be happening.

One thing that is positive I did do last night – was real press ups for all but the diamond. So step in the right direction. I also popped out a few more than normal on the decline – but expect this is more because I didn’t do pull ups than I’m getting uber strong 🙂


Day 14

WHOOT – did it. . . was so so hard to do it. . .everything inside saying, just leave it. But again – will power n kick up the ass.

Decided to do the Kempo routine as I’m reasonably happy with muscle workouts – and it is the calories I want to burn. Definately think I am doing better as it goes on – though need to stretch out the groin as side kicks/back kicks are rubbish at the moment.

Also decided I definately need a heart rate monitor – as it is a calorie burner, I need to make sure I’m “in the zone” for max burning. Currently . . I haven’t got a clue!

Went looking for bands today as well – but couldn’t find any suitable ones. I’m hoping the hotel I will be staying in has a gym. What I intend to do is just do the routine in the gym so to speak . . so at least I’m doing something.

Apart from a semi poor week this week – I can’t believe I’m starting week 3 tomorrow! I’ve also decided to work through my rest week to make up for the lack of other things. Key area’s I need to work on are abs (only done twice), Yoga (only tried once and didn’t finish). Rest is coming together nicely.

I’ve not done the diet. . so still eating/drinking as I always have – but today I decided to grab some “meal” shakes – slimfast for now. I don’t eat regularly – so hoping this will help.


Day 13

Grrrrr – well yesterday didn’t happen, pure apathy on my part. But after a long week I had no “get up and go” to do the routine. Just wanted to unwind.

I fully intend to do my Kempo tomorrow though – so hoping I can kick back into it.

Also – decided I’m going to take a look for some bands, at least this way I can try to get back into things during next week while I’m away again.


Day 12

. . . another long day at work, then flying back from Dublin.

So would it happen today??? Unfortunately not – 2 days missed and I’m pretty pissed off about it too. By the time I got home – I had time to shower, change and then out for my normal Friday night.

Tonight was meant to be Legs/Back – an important one. So I made a decision – tomorrow I will do the legs/back and push the Kempo onto Sunday (my day of rest!). This means all I will have missed is some abs X and Yoga – not the best situation, but gets me back on track.

Some good news – friends I go out with on Friday actually said it looks like I’m losing weight 🙂 My face was “thinner” and my shoulders looked better (ie less fat more defined). Have to say this made me feel really good :).

So hopefully Saturday I can kick myself back into the routine and go for it!

Next week is the REAL problem though – the joys of Copenhagen with work for Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs. I know I won’t be able to do some of the routine at all. So hoping the hotel has a Gym – in which case will go down and just do a good workout based on the P90X routine I should be doing.