One hundred pushups

I’m still looking for a better program but while I look I’m embarking on this one again.

The problem with this one is the ramp around week 3. Too steep.

#pushups #fitness

Day 17 of gym challenge

I’m doing … okay. I’ve been drinking more water, working out a bit more, and generally watching my food more closely. But there is no silver bullet here.

I’ve ranked a bit lower in that:

  • I’m being tight about claiming things eg if I don’t eat well I won’t claim it.
  • The app cuts off reporting at midnight so you cannot log for the former say. Yuck. Hate that as I rarely check my phone after dinner.

Like all Wodify apps this one suffers from a terrible network stack and feels like a web app bolted into native. Terrible app, wish we had something better.

#fitness, #jackedandtan

11 (Non-Dietary) Actions That Enhance Insulin Sensitivity | Mark’s Daily Apple

Easier said than done sometimes but this seems true for everyone I know. As soon as you stop exercising, bad things happen. This is one of the reasons that even when I get injured I try to find some other way to stay active.

Never Stop ExercisingIn other words, stay active for life. In a recent paper, both sprinters (aged 20-90 years) and endurance athletes (20-80 years) had far better insulin sensitivity than sedentary controls. Absorb this point: insulin sensitivity didn’t decrease with age in the two active groups. Even the 90-year-old sprinter retained good insulin sensitivity. The sedentary controls? Not so much. That says it all, I think.

Source: 11 (Non-Dietary) Actions That Enhance Insulin Sensitivity | Mark’s Daily Apple

#fitness, #longevity

Tuesday challenge

So/so day. Water was good. Food was okay. No workout and no mobility.

#fitness, #health, #jackedandtan

Monday of the challenge

4 points.

Good breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Missed on alcohol content ( I blame my colleagues ).

#challenge, #fitness

Day 0 of the challenge

Officially today is the first day of the gym challenge. While I am weighed and scanned (gym has an InBody scanner now, hooray) the kickoff starts today with a baseline workout and then a Q and A session.

From Friday:

Breakfast – good

Lunch – shawarma had pita bread so not good. But fairly light on calories.

Dinner – steak, veggies, some cheese. More wine than my diet would allow on non-Fridays. Small cup of gelato for dessert.

Body: sore from two days of back-intensive workouts. I see a foam roller in my future.

Egg and cheese “omelette”

#diet, #fitness, #jackedandtan

Gym Challenge

My gym is starting a six week challenge to get fit and lean. I have my starting body composition numbers – goal is set now.

As part of this I’ll be using my blog to keep me honest. If you, my two actual readers, don’t want to see a lot of food and exercise pictures and entries it’s a good time to unfollow for a while.

The goals will include:

  1. Primal eating six days per week with only Fridays being an exception. This has worked for me in the past. It’s similar to the Slow Carb diet which has also worked well for me.
  2. Working out five days per week.
  3. Food and drink recorded daily. Ugh. I hate this part but I know it works.
  4. The gym has an app, coaching, etc. and I will stick to that.

Good luck to me.

Today’s workout

#fitness, #goals, #health