I am really feeling good with this lifestyle approach. It’s amazing how much more energy I have in the day, most notably I no longer have that afternoon crash and burn out, although by 2100 – 2200 I am tried and ready for sleep time. I eat loads of food – just no white carbs or sugar.
I thought I would share some of my stats with you from the past 7 days and give you my base stats.
I am 182 cm tall, Male and 41 years young.
Start: 30.4% body fat % – 98.3 kg – 48.7% Body water – 12.5 Visceral Fat – 3.4 Bone Mass – 65.1 Muscle Mass – Metabolic age 56!!!!! OMG
After my first week: 28.6% body fat – 97 kg – 49.4% Body water – 12 Visceral fat – 3.4 bone mass – 65.6 Muscle Mass – Still a Metabolic age of 56!!!
How accurate these markers are apart from weight could easily be argued and I am not overly worried. However they are good base line figures and indicators of improvement which is all I care about as I want improvement and feedback to show I am going in the right direction. I do weigh within an hour of the last weigh in and wear the same clothing to keep things as consistent as possible.
Hitting the Gym
I started my weights last night and really loved it. I was being honest scared before getting there but once working out I got into the grove of 20 years ago and it all came flooding back to me.
I used basic movements – pushes (bench press, shoulder press) pulls (bent rows and pull downs) legs (calf rasies and leg extensions) low reps 5 – 7 x 2 sets to absolute failure and I mean total, cannot move and inch more failure.
The session was a little stilted as I was finding which weights to use and I record everything on an app called Evernote. Fantastic until your battery goes flat!
I did warm up with 15 mins on a stationary bike.
Cold Bath Time
Had a full on, shoulders under cold bath last night to reduce muscle soreness and increase the growth of health brown body fat (good fat). I found the process really comforting last night and it gave me a really good focus feeling in a meditative state.
A power packed drink of spinach, 30g of egg protein, tsp Turmeric powder and half a tsp of Cinnamon. Boom!
If nothing else, surely they can do no more harm than the shit we find in regular breakfasts from super markets.
Oh yea, I also add loads of ice to assist a little in burning more energy to keep warm.