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From a Christmas Pudding to a Christmas Cracker - Weight Loss Motivation

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  • Trousers are unforgiving. You could probably get a stretchy pair to fall back on when you’re “bulking” 😅

    Some going man. I’m going 5 or 6 times a week at the moment when I can. The only reason I keep going back is it’s only 35mins. Any more than that and I’d struggle to motivate myself. I feel guilty if I don’t go any day now





  • Didn't get down after training tonight as we had to rearrange fixtures, pitches and throw in times with the age groups under and over our one. Will get down tomorrow for another 1k cal session though.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • 01 Sept, going to do a dry month like last year (which turned in to 3.5 months dry). Have a client lunch today which I will order a nice salad at. I have my gym gear in the car. I still can't run, do squats or deadlifts as my metatarsal is still too sore plus my shoulder is at me.


    Had the dog barking at a cat at about 2am, then the little onw in at 5 to tell me she needed a nappy change. Pretty tired today.





  • Gym good, food good (during the week anyway) I woke up this morning starving so if the scales weren’t down I’d have been annoyed. Thankfully they were. Down 2 weeks in a row which is great. Next week will be a big test because since I’ve started this log I’ve never lost 3 weeks in a row 🙈


    6 months: -7.6lbs

    Week 27: -2.0lbs



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  • So jealous of all the losses, well done everyone.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • Top work guys, keep it up.





  • Serious work Loughc.

    I had the physio this am and had dry needling done. I can now lift my arm above my head!





  • Great work tscul32, you should be proud of yourself. Keep it going.



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  • @Jude13 when I do a hard session on the cross trainer I've had a few hairy moments where I thought I was going to pass out myself... even after finishing I've had to sit down more than once to take some deep breaths to get my head sorted... I'm awful for pushing hard, my wife who's at the gym most of the time with me says I definitely push too hard... honestly though I don't know any other way to train and there's a part of me that still see's the cardio in the gym not being as difficult as cardio when outdoors so I tend to try & push harder & for longer to make up for that... some of the machines are definitely harder than others for burning calories though, thats why the core of my cardio is always running (500 cal minimum per session is on the treadmill) for me they're the easy calories, the cross trainer, rower, stepper etc. hurt like hell & for far less reward too!!

    Have to say though, I'm getting into the weights more now, hated them when I was younger but definitely seeing the difference now as I creep towards the big 5-0!!

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • I’m definitely enjoying weights now far more than I ever have. Even though my body weight isn’t dropping too fast, the flubber around my chest area is melting away at a steady pace. The gym that I’m in is all machine weights too so I never have any issues with injuries from poor technique


    I also love logging into the gym app and seeing that I’ve lifted 13 tonnes in a session 💪😆





  • Our gym has both, but I prefer to use the machine weights, have seen far too many injuries caused by poor technique on free weights & I've enough legacy injuries to deal with without getting any new ones!

    I'm similar in that the weight on the scales isn't really changing but my shape is, feeling it in my clothes now so I'm not as concerned about the scale so much as the change in routine is clearly having some benefit.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • It felt good to get to that exhaustoin. When I had the training 3 days a week last year it was the same, dizzy or puking or both. Just didn't see the point not going hell for leather whilst paying for it (my OH paid in fairness). It was the way I used to to preseason and worked.

    I use free weights as I am used to it, if you are not used to is machines are the way to go. I use dumbbells' for bench, and incline, and kettle bells with a vest for squats/split squats as when benching my shoulder doesn't have the range for the bar and for squatting I cant get my arm to reach back to hold the bar (range of motion again). Also using dumbbells' really helps with stabilisation and works the core.

    TLDR been back to the gym once, still fat as a fool but feeling slightly better, more mentally than physically, which is what really matters.





  • A loss is a loss Loughc, well done.

    With the physical training it does become harder to maintain the level of calorie burn as the intensity needs to be upped to continue to burn cals at the same rate, so thats normal so don't be too hard on yourself on that score. I've started mixing up my sessions now to do more weights some days, longer slower runs, shorter faster runs etc. to try & keep it going and giving myself time to recover also. So try & mix it up a little and see how you get on.

    Good work though, you're going great.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • Good work Lough C

    I did a big saturday as I had two hours to spare, did my rehab weights, then cross trainer for 45 mins and killed myself on the bike for 30 mins, machines said it was 450 cals, only 223 of that on the bike and i was doing tabata style, minute flat out, 30 secs going 50-75%. My foot was pretty sore after it.


    Went for a walk around the lake with the mutt to get up to 10K steps last night, again sore foot. Also a little too humid for the mutt.

    Still to afraid to weigh myself this morning.





  • The classes are definitely getting tougher 650kcals this morning in 45mins. Rest day tomorrow and already looking forward to it.

    Will need to get a walk in later to loosen up.




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  • bad gym and food this week. Felt like crap for a couple of days so I couldn’t resist temptation and ate all the things 🙄🤷‍♂️


    6 months: -7.6lbs

    Week 27: -2.0lbs

    Week 28: -3.4lbs

    Week 29: +3.4lbs





  • Haven't been to the gym since Saturday, heading down after work this evening though & will do so again Friday & Saturday again. Have been good with food though and have been avoiding all snacking between my 3 meals so don't feel like I've done any damage.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • Managed to squeeze in another gym session after hurling training and managed 980cals in cardio and about 40 minutes weight training... arms are in bits this morning. Off work today as we were planning a trip to the local dump but don't fancy that in the lashing rain so will head down the gym again today... just in time for my weekly weigh in tomorrow morning so fingers crossed it'll be a better week than expected.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • I still call the recycling center the dump 😂





  • "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens






  • after a weekend of two take aways and a boozy brunch I got to the gym this am. I only did rowing and the ski erg to try and get some cals to disappear. I am on day 2 of a processo and rum hangover.





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  • This is how my weekend is going anyway 😝





  • Will pick one of them up when I get a chance.

    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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