I’ve spent most of my life in the Fitness Trade, in a lot of different roles, wearing a lot of different hats: starting out as a very unfit & fat high school kid looking for a way out, fitness trainer, nutritionist, competitive bodybuilder, to my current role as a gym owner and a populariser of better lifestyle choices.
I’ve probably had far more time in the gym than out of it. It has always been a very useful tool for me with which to sort most things out and a way to leverage discipline that can usually be applied to the wide variety of problems that life has a habit of pitching at you.
So, it is a rather nice thing to see an article in the Press today touching a little on the useful & practical aspects for the public of a more active and healthier lifestyle.
9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH UPDATE
Beginning of Week 3. Now the hard stuff starts: the KETOGENIC PHASE, the next two weeks will be unpleasant, because one of the great pleasures in life is carbohydrates, but necessary.
For full glycemic control, it is vital to keep training intensity at a fairly high level in order to maintain muscle mass and avoid promoting insulin resistance. So some serious mental toughness is a requirement during this phase, although it’s a little like stepping down on the accelerator with a big red E showing on the fuel gauge.
Today’s 9 WEEKS TO THE BEACH challenge photos to accompany the recent stats. 1 1/2 weeks in, 7 1/2 weeks to go
You don’t need to starve yourself or have a dull breakfast, even if you are coming along with me on my 9 Weeks to the Beach journey! All Ingredients Sourced Locally (except for the avocado and Organic Fair Trade Coffee). About 20 minutes prep. & eat time, used an electric whisk to blend some of the ingredients into the eggs.
3 Large Free Range Eggs Omlette (Organic Red Onion, Lowfat Cheddar Cheese, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avocado & Organic Water Cress). 1 Slice German Rye and handmade humus spread Organic Kale, Spinach, Courgette and Beef Steak Tomato garnishments.
Before photos to accompany yesterday’s little challenge as requested by a few of our audience.
Sheesh! We do have some work to do. It’s pushing 18 years since I tried anything remotely like this, so youth isn’t exactly on my side…
Luckily knowledge, cunning & experience are.