Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Let's try this again

Well it's been quite a while since I've been blogging and even longer since I've been to the gym. As of late, things have gotten me wanting to get back to the gym and promise myself to get in the shape I've always wanted to be in. Which I'm sure anyone will tell you that with fitness nothing ever comes easy.

What happened to my fitness regime? Part laziness and just started to give up after having so much vacation honestly. I got too used to sitting around again. Partly too is that on march 29th I had to go for an emergency surgery. Nothing major mind you, but it couldn't wait any longer and my job was very understanding and I was off for 6 weeks. Throughout those 6 weeks I was unable to do exercise and that eventually led to a weight gain. As ive said before; I dont use a weigh scale and just focus on how my body looks, so I don't know how much but I'd guess about 15-20 pounds. It's very annoying, as most of you know, to go and buy new and bigger clothes. For me I think that's my deal breaker with fitness. I don't like having to buy new clothes cause I can't fit them and I'd rather have them just be worn out.

Now I'm starting over once again and time to test my body once again. I always like this part about when you're exercising because you can really find out what your body is truly capable of. Every day is a new day of discovery.

From now on I will be posting new blog entries every week. Not sure what day yet but I will try to keep it the same day every week. Now here's the fun part *drumroll*............ At the end of the Sixpack shortcuts program (about 6 months) I will be revealing a video of my story from beginning to end so that others can get a honest review and see if it really works. I'm making half of the video now, showing me in my current state and the other half will be at the end of the program.

Now as for the food I think I've worked something out just recently. My fiancé and I are going to be eating better and when we have leftovers I'll be using the foodsaver to package the rest for my lunches at work.

Now the only thing left to do is go back to the gym!

Thursday, 16 February 2012


I'll be the first to admit that it's not easy sticking to getting healthy. And cause I just got lazy I havent been in about two and a half or three months. I really need to kick my but in gear and get back there. First step though is I'm eating healthier than I used to. They say diet is the major part of getting back in shape.

A big change in my diet will come when September rolls around, because my fiancé will be going to school for baking. I'm going to swear off carbs for the year that she's in school. Wonder how that will go?

So to those who still read this blog (with the dust blown off now), I'm going to give a run down on a typical workday for me. Back to the gym fore tonight (honest) and may start to include progress pictures.

A typical workday for me:

5:40-5:50am- Get up and run around like a chicken with no head, get dressed and throw my lunch in my bag and out the door by 6:03am.

6:10am-ish- get on the bus and go comatose again.

7am- get to work and head to my equipment. I work in a mine as a heavy equipment operator.

8am- have two bananas and down almonds for breakfast. Then brush my teeth.

10 or 11am- salad, sometimes a sandwich or tuna.

1 or 2pm- lunch. It can vary from fish to a sandwich and almonds, or last nights supper.

4:30/5m- another salad or something light and probably some almonds.

7:35- shiftchange

8pm- get on bus to go home

8:55pm- get in the door, turn around twice and head to the gym.

9:10-9:15- arrive at gym

10:20-10:30- get home, have food, check computer, clean exfoliate and moisturizer face.

11:30-ish- bedtime.

Wash rinse and repeat for 3 days. Then 3 nights, and relax for 6 days off.

If I can fit that all into one day and still have time for my fiancé while working, then I can bet that anyone has time.

All it takes is some dedication. How bad do you want to reach your goal?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Kicking the Can! And the Can't

A lot of people have made new years resolutions and are doing their best to keep it up. People have decided to get in shape, eat better, and so on. I didn't think I'd ever make a new years resolution cause I'm not the type. I also said I probably wouldn't write a blog cause I'm not that type either ;). But I've made a couple new years resolutions and they are to get in shape, eat healthier, and lower my fast food intake.

One thing I am doing well so far is the fact that I'm lowering my soda intake. I'm kicking that out the door and drinking more water. The only pop I've really had has been Coke Zero. I've never been a big pop drinker, but I do have my binges like everyone else and have picked up the habit again for the past couple months. Time for it to go again.

There's a funny scenario I came across awhile back. I had went to the gym and had noticed a new person, and I usually don't notice people. Although when you're new at something you tend to look around for someone else that's new as well so we can compare and find a common ally. It's comforting in a way to see someone else who is new, and subconsciously we all loom around and compare and see if there is anyone worse off than us to make us feel better about ourselves. Got a bit off track there, anyways, this person was going good on a machine, yet I noticed a one litre of Pepsi. I immediately thought to myself "well, at least they're here trying and maybe drinking water instead will come second?". Small steps.

Which brings me to my next point. I'm not only kicking my pop can, but not giving up this year and focusing on my goals. Therefore kicking "can't" in the proverbial ass. So, I too, like the person at the gym am taking small steps.

One of my small steps was drinking more water. Now that I've gotten myself used to that over the past few months I've come across a scenario. Last couple of years I've switched to drinking coffee in the winters cause it's warm. Caffeine is useless to my system, it doesnt pep me up and sugar, similarly has no effect either. So I came up with a plan for those cold winter days. I love lemons so I'm now having hot water with lemons. It's so good. Anything with lemons is a plus for me. No sugar added either, just hot water and lemons. And so I can have lemons wherever I go, I've found a product in the tea section called True Lemon. It's in a bright yellow box (all the better, Yellow is my favorite colour) and its 100% natural, crystallized lemons. You'd think cause it is crystallized that there would be sugar but there isn't, and for you calorie counters out there it has no calories either.

Hope everyone is enjoying their New Years. Anyone care to share a resolution?