Hi folks, so tomorrow I am jet setting with my wife and son to Indonesia for 5 weeks over Christmas. I am really looking forward to this holiday, first of all to see my mother in-law (she rocks! (on a chair)) and also I am going to lap up the rest before I dive into the hard work that I am going to be returning to for 2011, starting my own fitness & wellbeing business.
Were I am going in Indonesia is really off the beaten track, so I won’t have access to the internet so I’ll wish you a Happy Christmas now and may God bless you and your family richly!
Well I am off now to do a last check to make sure we haven’t forgotten anything and then I’m off to sleep!
Good night & take care!
I am so sorry for the delay in getting back onto Disciplineorregret.com after finishing with Premier Global, as you can tell from the title and some of the graphical changes to the site yep I have qualified as a personal fitness trainer all the hard work has paid off and now the harder work begins!
I have been back two weeks now and I have been very busy getting certain things in place to set up a business in the new year; online and off. It’s a bit of a race as I only have this 3 week window (2 weeks already gone) before I shoot off to Indonesia for a 5 week holiday. I can’t see being able to take another holiday for quite some time so I need to get it in now before I get my working gloves on.
Passing the Premier diploma in personal training was a great challenge for me, but the 10 week experience was amazing and it is the best way I learn; being totally submerged in it 24/7. I can imagine if I was to do the course online it would have taken longer and I believe I would have struggled. The classroom environment and structured learning is for me.
As for my own fitness, it’s coming on nicely, in fact it’s getting better! My new knowledge on exercise, but more powerfully my nutrition. Which has changed dramatically! I’ll blog more about that this week, but check out My Nutrition & Supplements on the left sidebar for a sneak on how this has changed.
I have also had a few clients in the two weeks since being qualified I really enjoyed this! It feels not so long ago that I was trucking around out of breath and looking for answers and the ‘right’ way to get fit and healthy and now that I have made it and I am a million times happier, and now I am in a position to help others too
I am also preparing some vlogs taking you through the 10 weeks of study that got me to my advanced personal training diploma.
Until then, train hard, eat healthy and take care!
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I am really sorry that this is late, it should have gone up on Sunday, but as I’ll be leaving for England on Thursday to do a 10 week (fulltime) diploma in personal fitness training I have been rather busy!
I’m down 2lbs this week brining me to 216lbs (15.6st). I’d hopped for more as I had ran my first half marathon (13.1 miles) on Saturday, but hey a loss it a loss.
I will put up a video later of how my half marathon went.
Since I started running with Jennifer from AlanStrachanPersonalTraining.com got me into running I wanted to run a half marathon. My life is pretty busy so the amount of training needed to make a worth while marathon attempt is out of the question, purely as I don’t have the time to train and all those months of training would kill my muscle gains and send my metabolism to basement levels.
But a half marathon (13.1 miles) was definitely appealing to me. I had set my eyes on a half marathon or a triathlon for a big goal to motivate and inspire me to keep moving with my fat loss goals, but then I set my gaze on going to Premier for a diploma in personal fitness training, which I’ll be leaving for next Thursday (Aug 19th 2010).
But that darn half marathon has been chewing on my mind since April, you’d think it would have been finished by now!
I just can’t get it out of my head, I have to get it out of my system. But until there is a breakthrough in mind transplantation then I’ll just have to RUN A HALF MARATHON!
Now looking at when to do this; as I have said I leave to fly down to Bristol next Thursday, 10 weeks in Trowbridge; studying like a maniac and working out like an athlete, then after that I am going to be in need of a holiday (my wife and I are hoping that we can go to Indonesia for Christmas)…. So when to fit in a half marathon??
How about this Saturday? Sounds good!
Now as this is my last Saturday before leaving my family I have planned a route just a little over 6 and a half miles and then I’ll turn around and head home reaching the 13.1 mile target.
Here is my route;
This week I have relaxed my running schedule and I have been carb loading to make sure that my glycogen tank is full for the run. I will go for a 2 mile run tomorrow (13/8/10) and then the next day I will set off for the 13.1 mile haul
My initial goal for this is to start it running and continue running until I finish.
I haven’t set a time to do it, so if it takes me half the day, so be it
I will be doing a video journal for this one and then will work on having it up on YouTube and embedded here by Monday wish me luck!
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The skeletal system is divided into two sections; the Axial and Appendicular.
The Axial skeleton consists of; the skull, the rib cage and vertebral column.
The Appendicular skeleton consists of; the shoulder girdle, the arms & hands, pelvic girdle and legs & feet.
I worked really hard this week, but I am not disappointed that the scales didn’t go down. You see 32 years ago today I was born, so it’s my birthday today yesterday I was at a Chinese buffet with my wife and son, and today I was out for a big chunky steak with my all my family
These are the times when losing weight you just have to take a deep breath and know that you’ll be back on track tomorrow and it’s ok to let go (just a little), I was very pleased with myself, I did eat some normally forbidden foods but I stayed away from the beer LOL so this makes me feel good… I am sure that I’ll be out for a beer upon graduating from Premier at the end of October
This week my high is I am just happy that I didn’t gain any new weight
I am beginning to feel the time get close that I will have to leave my wife and son, so this feels very heavy on me at the moment I know that we’ll get through it and it’ll all be worth it in the end.
The FiveFingers by Vibram keep cropping up all the time. Now a little about my feet; I walk around on my metatarsal pads quite a bit so the skin is like rock solid so I really need to look after my feet. So for that reason I’d be really pushed to try these. But I guess the biggest reason that I haven’t tried these would have to be the cost, yeah I am not financially up there to splash out £100 for footwear that I might not be able to wear
But I keep on coming back to them and they are quite appealing to me, and the thoughts of trying barefoot running. So if anyone from Vibram is reading this, a pair would be nice for an in-depth product review
Have you bought Vibram’s FiveFingers? If you have give me your views, comments, etc!
Now like any one on a mission to lose lots and lots of blubber I have my good days and bad days and I want to share with you how I deal with the bad days. I take every day as a new start; my mission before was to make more healthy food choices than bad ones, my journal of falling into binges or pigging out on the wrong foods helped me discover how I got myself into those situations and then I planned safety barriers so I wouldn’t make those mistakes again.
Like I said, every day is a new start for me. And I start my day the same way 24/7!
4:00am – The alarm sounds! I go into our spare room where my little office is and I will have a devotional time (praying/reading my Bible)
4:30am – Deep Breathing; now this to me is not meditation; the science behind it is very logical so nothing mystical or fruity Over the next 5min I will sit in my office chair and close my eyes and focus on deep breathing exercises. Breathing in deep (mouth closed) and then exhaling long through my mouth.
4:35am – BREAKFAST! 60g of oatmeal, 250ml hot skimmed milk, 1 tablespoon of organic peanut butter, chopped banana washed down with a cup of black (sugarless) coffee Yum!
My reason for deep breathing exercises is simple; we function better with oxygen LOL actually that’s why we function at all! Deep breathing exercises increases your oxygen intake and benefits your whole body; brain, lungs, heart, blood, etc. If you put this into practice then you should feel the benefits not only physically but mentally too, when the body feels good, you feel good. For me this helps me think clearly and be sharper about the choices that I will make in my new day.
Now lets get back to my 4:00am appointment, every morning I meet with God, I am not ashamed about this, (Rom 1:16) this is who I am. I once read in Men’s Health magazine that people with a spiritual life had a higher success rate in getting healthy/losing weight than those who did not.
I hope that I am not sounding judgemental or preachy but when I started Discipline Or Regret I made a decision to share everything I believe that are the keys to my success and my relationship with God is such a strength in my life to not share it with you.
We are now in the middle of the week; read over your goals, look at your workout and nutritional program and rest assured that you are on the right track to a healthier you!