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NUTRITION

Eating natural foods, taking the time to plan meals and snacks. Pre-planning is the key! Low carbs, lots of protein, healthy fats and plenty H20

Supplements & Drugs; none!

WORKOUTS

Strength Training; Mon, Wed & Fri doing big compound exercises that hit the big muscle groups.

Cardio; currently none.

Next Weigh in:


11/11/13

ReBoot Stats

CURRENT STATS

Weight: 287lb

Body Fat: 44.7%

Muscle: 25.1%

LOSS/GAINS

Weight: - 21.6lb

Body Fat: - 3.3%

Muscle: + 1.6%

START STATS

Weight: 308.6lb

Body Fat: 48.0%

Muscle: 23.5%

DISCLAIMER

Before you start any exercise program or change your diet please contact your doctor before doing so.

Train safe! Eat healthy! :-)

My Plans for 2010

So far this year I have been having great success with my fat blasting, working out with my personal trainer Jennifer Almiento from AlanStrachanPersonalTraining.com.  This has not only been helping me trim down but it’s also educating me for things to come.

At the start of the year I was planning to get myself ready for a summer triathlon, you know something to aim for and help keep me motivated.  I shelved this idea as the amount of CV workouts that I would need to do to increase my stamina and endurance would have a negative impact on my muscle growth.

Right now I have a balanced workout load of weight training and CV training; building muscle, for a fat burning metabolism and the CV to burn the fat, increase my endurance and keep my ticker…… well healthy and ticking!

My regular readers will know by now that it’s my ambition to become a personal trainer, so I decided what better motivation than to sign up for a personal training diploma, so that’s what I did.

This has been pushing me and keeping me moving on, especially since I have already paid my 10% deposit :-) yep I was so brave when I was setting this up and had it finally done then two days later I started to sweat, and frighten myself :-(

Right now, I am clocking in at 256lbs, with my 1st goal at 220lbs and my ultimate goal at 195lbs (I am 5 feet 11 inches), so I am aiming to get down to a minimum of 210-200lbs by August 23rd 2010 as that’s when the diploma starts.

It’s now March 4th, so I have 25 weeks (counting this week) to reach this goal, if I can keep on losing 2lbs per week, I should be trucking in at 206lbs, it’s doable, right?

Now I am not expecting to be the fittest person on campus by this time, but I don’t want have a shadow similar to that of a tank, so the game is on!  I also hope that I can lose a good amount of weight while on this course as I have heard if we’re not studying then we’re sweating it off in the gym, also the school will be providing our breakfast and dinners to keep our nutrition sharp.

So that’s it folks, I have lots to live up to this year; your comments and support are greatly appreciated and also give me that push forward, thanks! :-)

You can check out PREMIER TRAINING; they are one of the best fitness education providers in the UK and recognized for their high standards worldwide!

Comments

Comment from Jonathan
Time March 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Phew! Thats a tough ask on the weight loss front! *

I dont think you should worry too much about getting exactly to target. You’ll obviously be pretty fit in any case, and should have lots of stamina by then. It shouldnt be about you anyway – rather it should all be about training the client.

I had a quick look at the company in your logo, and was amused to see that you have to register to find out the full cost of the course(s). What’s the ballpark?

* I’m shooting for 185lb as my ideal weight and I’m 6 ft tall – however if you allow for additional muscle yours is probably realistic as a goal

Comment from Andrew
Time March 5, 2010 at 12:27 am

LOL! It’ll have to be all about me at the moment, because until I’m fit and look the part then their will be no clients! 😛 at least I wouldn’t hire a fat PT!

Premier Training is actually one of the best fitness schools in the UK! I took my time looking around and it came down to Premier and YMCA. I chose Premier as their full time diploma can be done in a complete block, but YMCA go for 2 weeks then stop for a week, then back 2 weeks, off 1 week, etc.

I think if I get down to 195lbs and then see how I feel (and look), if good bulk up, if still looking chunky then I can hammer away some more of the flab again :-) it’s all fun and games :-) LOL!

Take care,
Andrew

Comment from Jonathan
Time March 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Yeah I meditated on that question – would I hire a fat PT? You’re right, probably not. But would I give preference to a slim PT that had been fat? Damn right I would.

It’s a bit like working in alcohol recovery, where it’s seen as a bonus if the therapist has been an alcoholic themselves :) You know that they’ve been on the same journey as yourselves, and you can respect that.

The longer you have been fat, as well, the more respect I would give. These PTs who say “I was fat when I was 15, and then I wised up” – they dont know sh*t. Try being fat at school, at Uni and then when competing for your first job. And that’s just for starters ….

(sorry I’ll stop ranting now!)

Comment from Andrew
Time March 5, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Ha Ha I should do great then as a PT, I have always been fat! But that chapters closing, and this year is going to be a massive milestone! I’m preaching myself happy again :-)

Comment from Tiffany
Time March 5, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Hello, I train with Alan too. He told me about your blog so I’ve had a look. You are doing really great. I did a testimonial video around the same time you did. It looks like you’re really motivated and serious about it and I love that you are going to train as a personal trainer yourself. I’ll keep watching each week so the pressure is on!! Good luck x

Comment from Andrew
Time March 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Hi Tiffany, thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment I really appreciate it! I remember you when we did those videos for Alan, you came in after me right?

I seen your 2nd video that you did for Alan; your doing really well on the Body for Life program! So how are things now? Keep going!

Take care,
Andrew

Comment from Tiffany
Time March 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Yeah that’s right. I think I will be doing a 3rd video at the end of the programme. I think I can start making make-up and lighting demands by then! I’ve done 9 weeks now so only 3 to go! I have definately got the bug now so there is no way I’ll stop after the 12 weeks are done. Yeah like I said, you are doing so well. You can see that easily. Alan told me a few times about your blog but I didn’t have my internet running properly for a few weeks so I only got to look at it today. You are brave to put it on the net but it is a really good motivational tool. I’ll keep watching to see how you’re getting on. x

Comment from Andrew
Time March 6, 2010 at 12:44 am

Yeah I fine this blog makes me more accountable to myself, and I can also inspire and help others who are wanting to take their own fat blasting challenge :-)

Yeah I definitely have the bug now, and Jennifer has me running now, and I’m addicted to that too! I’ll be sure to check back to Alan’s site to see your 3rd vid!

That will be cool to have you keep an eye on how things go and comment whenever!

Take care & talk to you soon,
Andrew

Comment from John’s Weight Loss Blog
Time March 7, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Yearly chart looks great, keep up that progress!

Comment from Andrew
Time March 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Hi John, thanks for commenting. Yep I am working hard to recover from the move from Indonesia; I packed on quite a bit during the transition.

Take care,
Andrew

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