So I’ve decided to give myself a deadline regarding this whole lose the gut thing.
Cause you see I know its possible.
I actually got very very very close to where I wanted to be around May this year. If I kept it up for another couple of months I would have probably reach my goal. But no, I got lazy and content with almost reaching my goal, and started eating like I was 15 again. And I don’t really think I could describe it, so I think I’m going to have to swallow my pride and post a photo.
And yes, you are all welcome to judge me. 😛
So the left photo is what my body seems to want to settle into if I don’t do anything. Okay it’s not grossly obese but there is the definite man-boob feeling that you get when you look at the pic. And the right picture? After 2 months of running 7km almost everyday, AND hitting the gym every other day, AND cutting down on fast food consumption AND sticking to a high protein low carb diet, that was what I was able to achieve, with a starting point to the left. Another month I could probably have gotten a helluva lot more muscle mass. *sigh*
And I know that I need to do 3 things to get back to looking like the right picture again.
1. Running – Takes care of the cardio and weight loss. The bridge to bridge run around Lake Burley Griffin is awesome! It’s about 1.5 km longer than the route near my old place which may mean faster fat shedding.
2. Weights Training – Free weights training to be precise. Namely compound exercises. And I’ve also read somewhere that lifting heavy with less reps (maximum of 5 reps) and a minimum of 3 sets increases testosterone! So once I join the gym, that will be the new workout regime.
3. Eating right – For 2 months I did not have fast food or any sort of potato (potatoes are my Achilles heel. I find it terrifyingly difficult to say no to any potato based food product.) Along with that if I did have carbs I ensured they were low GI. But there was a helluva lot of protein.
But at least I know I’m not just chasing a pipe dream. That my goal is actually reachable and attainable, cause I actually did it once. And it wasn’t some time in the distant past, it was just this year! I just have to get back in that frame of mind that I got into during February – May this year of working out and eating right. Although that may be a little but hard since I was training like that because I was looking into a career as a firefighter, now that’s been blown out of the water I need another incentive to doing this everyday…
Anyone able to suggest one??