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Old 01-10-2011, 02:06 PM
vhall vhall is offline
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Hi, my name's Vern.

Started TT in Spring 2010 to get fit for my daughter's communion.

I exceeded my goals at the time, but a spate of injuries and illness has given me a wee bit of a set back. Anyway - new year, fresh start. The 10th TT Transformation is the ideal motivation to get me back on track.

Day '0' Sunday 9th January 2011 - Decision day.
Made the decision to enter, took my photos - they say you look bigger in pictures - hehe !
Took my measurements, went shopping, set my meal plans, set up my support network - my wife is my biggest fan ... and my harshest critic, so probably best to start there.

Took the dog for a walk, did some home improvements.

Last activity of the day; cleared out the cupboards of biscuits, cake and chocolate.
It seemed such a waste ... so I ate it all. Haha.

No really, I will start tomorrow !

Day 1: Mon 10 January 2011
Ok, so I got up early sorted out my food for the day.

Breakfast : 2 egg omlette with mushrooms, tomato, green pepper, a little bit of cheese, plus some steamed green beans.

Mid morning: Fruit salad with low fat Natural Yoghurt

Lunch: Salad with roasted chicken breast

Afternoon snack: Nuts and raisins

Craving before dinner in the evening !! Cheese and wholewheat cracker

Dinner: Pasta with tomato based sauce.

Caffeine: 3x cups coffee - skimmed milk, no sugar, 2x cups tea - skimmed milk, no sugar.

Workout - not been for a while so did the basic TT 4 week beginners work out A
No Intervals today.

OK, so my goals are as follows;

1./ Complete the challenge
2./ Regularly post my workout results / meals here.
3./ Lose between 5 -7% body fat.
4./ Cut down on the caffeine

Day 1 Measurements:
Weight : 14st 3lbs (199lbs - no way !)
Body Fat : 27%
Waist: 41"
Tummy (Round belly button): 43"
Hips: 42"
Chest: 44"
Biceps: 14.5"
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:27 PM
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Default Day 2

Workout :
Planned to do Intervals on treadmill in gym followed by a condensed TT Ab workout and stretching.
Actual: Well my day went a bit crazy along with my diary, so I managed to fit in 30 mins at the gym at lunch time and did my intervals.

I find it difficult time wise and fitness wise to do a TT work out and intervals on the same day, so I usually do alternate days.

Meals:
Breakfast: Omlette (standard breakfast for me) + cup of tea.
Mid morning: Fruit salad + low fat yoghurt (again, my usual standard snack)
Lunch: Chicken salad (yup, another standard food item - well routine is easier to deal with)
Afternoon: Houmous & Rye crisp bread)
Dinner: Roasted Salmon, sweet potato, vegetables
Caffeine: 3 cups of coffee
Water: 2 pints
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:34 PM
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Workout :
I find it difficult time wise and fitness wise to do a TT work out and intervals on the same day, so I usually do alternate days.
Me too! Every once in awhile I can get it in on the same day...I try really hard for the third workout so that I can have a 2 day break, otherwise, the interval has had to be on a separate day.

Looks like you are off to a good start!
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:21 AM
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I hope the contest goes well for you. You're off to a good start.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:34 PM
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Default Day 3

Hi, thanks for reading and thanks for the encouragement received so far, I appreciate it.

Workout: B from 4 week basic TT
Found this easier to do than on Monday, so I increased the number of reps per exercise - not so easy after all ! Enjoyed it though, felt energised afterwards.

Meals:
Breakfast : Yup, you've guessed it - omlette & veg.
Snack: erm - fruit and natural yoghurt - again.
Lunch: Leftover salmon from last night, with salad. With Protein Shake (Pure Whey)
Snack 1: Houmous & rye crisp bread
Snack 2: (was extra hungry this afternoon) Raisins and Nuts
Snack 3: Small orange.
Dinner: Chicken, sweet potato and veg (planned meal - I am very firtunate to have a lovely wife who usually makes dinner for me - I tend to cook at the weekends)
Water: 4 pints

Slept like a log last night. Another side benfit of training - I'm usually a poor sleeper.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:51 PM
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Default Now for the photos

Taken on Sunday 9 Jan (Day 0)

Hopefuly they will link correctly.

Think I'll stick one on the fridge !
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Old 01-12-2011, 01:29 PM
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Default Good Luck!

Good work so far. Looks like your getting back into the swing of it. Good luck with TC10!
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:33 AM
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Default Day 4 + 5

Didn't get time to post on Thursday or Friday, so summaries here.

(Just reviewing my posts and I seem to be missing day 1 - i definitely posted it)

Day 4:
Interval day : Treadmill.
Felt stronger today, so notched up the speed a bit.
5 mins warm up @ 8.5kph
6x 45 sec intervals consisting of;
2x 12.0 kph
2x 12.5 kph
2x 13.0 kph
each with 1:45 walking pace in between @ 4.5 kph

I start the 45 sec count when my speed reaches the setting, e.g. 12.0 kph as it takes about 15 secs to speed up. Recovery starts as soon as I hit the interval button to change to 4.5 kph.

Breakfast : 2 egg omlette & veg.
Snack: Fruit and natural yoghurt.
Lunch: Tuna with salad. With Protein Shake (Pure Whey)
Snack 1: Houmous & rye crisp bread
Snack 2: Raisins and Nuts
Dinner: Chicken, sweet potato and veg
Snack 3: fruit and natural yoghurt
Caffeine: 3 cups of coffee 2 cups of tea.
Water: 4 pints

Day 5:
BW workout : Only 2 workouts on the 4 wk BW workout, so did workout B from DB-BW Fusion
1A) DB Split Squat (3x8)
1B) Yís & Tís (3x12)
2A) DB Chest Press (3x8)
2B) Inverted Row (3x10)
3A) DB Close-Grip 1-Arm Standing Shoulder Press
3B) 1-Leg Deadlift

Breakfast : oops - run out of eggs - My wife has been giving some to the dog - perhaps he's on the 10th Transformation too !
Snack: Fruit and natural yoghurt.
Lunch: Salad.
Snack 1: Houmous & rye crisp bread
Snack 2: Raisins and Nuts
Dinner: Our daughter was at a friends for a few hours in the evening, so we decided to have some us time and eat out at a local pub.
8oz sirloin steak, opted for salad instead of fries (chips) and also ditched the fried side dishes (onion rings etc). My wife went for the same, but had a jacket potato, so we did half and half for teh salad and potato.
No starter, no dessert. Although we did have a bottle of white wine between us.
I found it quite easy to pick the healthier options on the menu, immediately foregoing anythis with sauces, cheeses or pastry coverings. The fact that my wife is supporting me and opted for a similar menu choice made it all the easier.
Snack 3: No snacks this evening !
Caffeine: 2 cups of coffee 2 cups of tea.
Water: 3 pints
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Old 01-15-2011, 03:38 AM
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Default Day 6 Sat 15 Jan 2011

Planned to get up early and go to the gym for interval workout before starting work.

Got up early, took the dog for a long walk. Legs felt really tired and body aching a bit so decided not to go to the gym afterall.

We are lucky as we live close by a country park, so walking the dog is not a trip round the neiighbourhood for a lampost sniff and a pee (the dog, not me!). It's a cross country trek for up to an hour at a time.

A nice way to wake up to a busy day.

Challenging day today.
Working all day, out with friends tonight. Planning a curry (indian) so will have to think carefully about my menu choices.

Off to work now, so will post foodie bits later.

Have a nice weekend all.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:32 AM
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Great stuff, looking forward to your success!
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