Yeah that’s right, I’ve started going back to the gym and this time I’m committed. I know I’ve been away from this blog for a while but I just had to come back and post something. Anyway I started going back to the gym since the 9th of August 2016 and have been going every second day doing full body workouts with a mate of mine.
This whole gym stuff really started on New Years Eve 2014 as a resolution to get fit, lose my tummy fat and build muscle. I basically joined at the start of January 2015. It probably wasn’t such a good idea since I knew I would be going on a holiday a couple of weeks later with family. My relationship with the gym back then was just eat the foods I usually eat and just go. I was only really going when my mate Gary was going. I just felt pretty shy going on my own (probably because of my aspergers) trying to re-preform the routine that my mate taught me without feeling that people were staring at me. So I basically ended up just going with him and never really went on my own during that time. I wasn’t even pushing myself enough to get any stronger.
I ended up going to the gym on & off for a couple of months and my strength rarely changed. I basically wasted 60 bucks per month by paying for the gym but not going. It was only a month ago that I decided I had to go back and actually be committed to go there by myself. Luckily I didn’t put much weight on since I last went, so it was easy to get back into again but the first week back was always going to be hard. But with the help of my mate being a PT (Personal Trainer), he has helped me get back into the hang of it and ever since I’ve been improving and loosing weight every week.
I also tried this “lean” diet in the past week. The diet isn’t bad but some days I was full from it and other days I was hungry from it. Even meals like egg whites, nuts, cottage cheese, grapefruit and sardines I wasn’t really a fan of them. I basically was gagging on the scrabbled egg whites and I think the grapefruit’s bitter sweet flavor just made it worse. Also having protein shakes every day was a bit strange. They weren’t bad but I don’t really think it’s a good substitute, especially for lunch! I’ve always had problems with nuts, I’m not allergic to them just don’t like the taste and texture of most of them. The only nuts that I know I can eat without hassle are peanuts and walnuts. The cottage cheese was just chunky rather than smooth (what I would prefer). Besides that, I loved the dinners and I’ve always loved having porridge for breakfast. The diet did help me lose weight but in the end it’s probably not the right one for me considering it cost me under $300 AUD for one week!
If any of my readers, know a cheap, delicious, healthy lean diet; please leave a comment here. In the meantime I’ll just stick to staying away from junk food and soft drink. I tend to find that soft drink makes you extra thirsty anyway. Instead I’ll keep eating the meats (including fish), vegetables & fruits and drink plenty of water. I’ll keep you updated on my progress and might even post some photos here in the future.