TubbyPaul

One mans fight with his waist line!

Lets Get Serious!

Posted by Tubby Paul on January 10, 2012

Last night a terrible thing happened. My IPod has stopped playing music, now for a music player to not play music makes it a paper weight, and I don’t need a paper weight! I have loved listening to some good classic dance tunes while I have been in the gym, and the beat has kept me going when I really wanted to stop on more than one occasion already! So now it’s time for some changes.

First of all, my music player. this is now going to take the form of my smart phone, my HTC Desire S. I have loved this phone since I got it, and it will be good to utilise more of its functionality. It also means I have had to go and buy a new set of headphones, as my phone will not plug into the IPod dock at my gym!! The little bud type head phones do not stay in my ears at the best of times, let alone while trying to exercise! I picked up a set of Tevion Sports Headphones for just £3.99, expect a review of these soon!

I have also been thinking about my food. I have said before, to me it is obvious that to lose weight, you need to put in less calories than you use. The trouble is; I love food!! So to help me with this, I am again going to turn to my phone, I have picked the my fitness pal app. This is a food and exercise calendar so you can plot what’s going in, and what’s going out, hopefully this will help me get my waist moving in the right direction!! Again, I will review this app once I have been using it for a while! I also need to start thinking about the type of foods I’m eating, this will be easier once all the chocolate from Christmas has gone though!

The other thing it is time to ring the changes with is my work out itself. So far I have been getting on the treadmill and running for 20 minutes, 30 minutes on the exercise bike, with a few sit ups and press ups to finish. While this is definitely working up a very good sweat, it is going to get quite boring quite quickly, so tonight I am going to investigate the weights in the gym, and create a full body circuit, high reps lower weight, that will help improve my fitness, while helping build my strength. Once I have got the MSFT passed, then I can start working on building some muscle mass, as I would love to have bigger arms!

Of course now I have head phones, there is no reason why my running should be limited to the gym, so I may start feeling brave and heading into the great outdoors for a run (well round the block at least!) I know there are several apps for mapping runs, so I will pick one of those soon too, once I am brave enough to face the outside world!

Anyway time to go, the dog is looking at her lead!

See you in the gym,

Paul

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One Response to “Lets Get Serious!”

  1. BJ Lewis said

    Give Runmeter a try, it’s what I use. Pretty good. I cant wait to get home for some outdoor running again. (Never thought I’d say that!). Let me know how you get on with Insanity, I’m quite impressed with it so far …

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