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Day 23

Damn – not a good day today.

Missus has been down with a cold and I can feel it niggling at me. . before the workout I was very tempted not to try. But forced myself to start it.

It was pylometrics – the killer . . . I started it, didn’t think I was doing too bad. My calves were really hurting but I was struggling through. But by about half way through I was just soaking with sweat, HR was v high and I had zero energy to carry on (short of hardly doing anything. So all in all bit disappointed in myself . . whether it is the cold or my apathy.

Can’t wait for all of this to get “easier”!

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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.

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Day 24

Grr cold I have so bang goes doing a workout today. Felt it coming yesterday. . and now it is here. Not quite the full man flu yet and hoping it won’t be.

Also – now had confirmation I’m going to have to travel more between now and march. . which means the routine is going to suffer big time.

Will still stick at it with daily updates. . but no idea how this will work. Time to order those bands I think!!

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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.

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Day 5 & 6

Well – unfortunately I’ve come down with a bug, good ole winter flu/cold in summer. Which makes looking after a pup all day even more. . . interesting.

Anyway – no new photo’s or vids today. But routine is setting in – wake up, let him out with Buzz and off they go to do the “business”. Then it’s play time! Sorted this out as well to make it fair – we get Buzz to lie down, and then the pouncing starts. They are doing really well – Buzz occasionaly gets carried away and finds it fun to pin Bandit down with his paw. . .or pounces after him himself. Usually just results in a quick cry from Bandit – then the fun starts again!

Buzz gets snipped tomorrow – which will quieten things down. Will take about 10 days before playtime resumes.

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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.

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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 🙂

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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.

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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. .

Termite

Day 7

. . . and on the 7th day. . he did rest!

Well – I had planned to do the XStretch, but had a small pull in my neck and was generally aching a bit. So I decided I’d just take a break for the day and let my body recover a bit.

The best thing though – 1 WEEK DOWN!!!! I’m really happy I’ve got this far. . . wasn’t sure I’d make it to be honest, so to get one week in for me is a great achievement.

I can’t say I’m feeling uber fit already, or notice any real changes. . . but I am feeling “better” in myself, more energetic. I’ll take some more photo’s tonight (intend to do week on week photo diary), might have a look to compare. . or not. Don’t want to disappoint myself and lose motivation. This has already partly happened as my weight hasn’t really changed. . .yet I’ve been working out 6 out of 7 days! But I’m going to stick with it.

The missus did comment that it doesn’t look as if I’m as bloated as I was. . . so that has GOT to be good news. Of course I pointed out she still looks like a beached whale with the arse of an elephant. . but all’s fair in love and war!

So – tomorrow is Day 8! Nearly into double figures! But it is also the hard one, so I’m hoping I can show an improvement over last week. . .if I can’t. . will be quite a knock back I think. But will just push through.

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