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I don’t do resolutions …….


Did you hear the scream?

I trod on it, with both feet and not holding on to anything.

Poor thing appears to have survived, although I’m not sure that’s necessarily a good thing.

What am I talking about?

The scales 😱😱😱


Now I’ve known I was going to have to do it.

I’ve known that I’ve been stuffing everything in sight down my throat. But I’ve also known that I will put a stop to it and that I will get my head together.

I’ve been targetless for a while and I haven’t been able to think of a new one.

I do best with big recordable targets as was proved by the 59to60 ones. I need ones that survive ‘bad’ weeks so that I can either plan for them in advance or make up for it afterwards.

Hang on, if I can do that with exercise why can’t I do it with food????

Anyway, last night it came to me …….

TARGET ONE – in 2016 I will walk 2016 kilometres.

These will have to be recorded by GPS (or on the treadmill, boring!!!) but can be of any length (that covers any recuperation needed.)

As always, once I get ‘the big one’ the rest seem to flow.

TARGET TWO – average three training sessions per week.

Now this is going to be a ‘fail’ in week one as I’ll be in hospital and I know I’ll need some recovery time hence ‘average’.

TARGET THREE – to be leaner.

I know what the starting point is 😡 But you don’t need to. I also know what my targets are and I’ll set myself various ‘key dates’ on the way. I am not going to be the ‘fat client’!

TARGET FOUR – to qualify as a search technician.

I’m already part way through my training. Sadly this op may interfere with the throw line training and even the initial search course …… but I’m hoping not!

So that’s all sorted out then

Today my nutrition’s been good and I blasted my program at the gym 😃  And I now feel better than I have in ages, strange that.

Tomorrow I have my final blood test and ‘harvesting’ in case I need some back.

Wednesday will be my last gym session and then I’ve got a massage booked.

And Thursday is operation day :-/

Now I’ve never had an operation or a general anaesthetic before  so I’m ending / starting the year with new experiences!

I started by saying that I don’t do resolutions, but I do do targets.  I failed at the final stage of the belt notch target, but I haven’t forgotten it and it would be great if, over the course of the year I could meet that too!

My next blog post will almost certainly be about my operation

In the meantime, Happy New Year everybody and get setting your targets!




London Marathon Expo

No, I’m not running the marathon. Well, not this year. Well, the answer’s more likely to be no, never. But I may walk it, I want to walk it, and maybe even run a little bit.

But I digress …….

Yesterday I went to the Expo where all the runners have to go to register and where there are lots of stalls full of things to buy!

I was meeting friends there and decided to park at the gym and walk the 5 km to the station. Very happily marching along in the rain when I came to a junction where a car was waiting to turn left into the traffic. I paused, the driver looked directly at me and, because there was solid traffic I started to cross in front of her. When I was halfway across a car flashed it’s lights to say he’d let her out so she drove straight at me! I yelled, she paused, then drove at me again! I ended up half on her bonnet shouting at  her to stop when she saw me and started shouting at me telling me the other driver had told her to go.

What is it with people? Why can’t they just say sorry any more?

About a year ago I was running in the woods when this woman’s dog chased me, cut in front of me tripping me up so I ended up spreadeagled on the floor (my knee has never recovered). The woman saw me and asked what had happened. I told her and she laughed saying ‘Oh yes, he does that to me at home.’ I suggested she should, therefore, keep a better eye on him when she had a right go at me telling me that the woods are for dogs and that I had ***** eyes and that I should use them.

What is it with people? Why can’t they just say sorry any more?

But I digress ……

Made it to the station in one piece and arrived at the Expo without getting lost. Pretty unheard of for me …. and better than my friends did!

While I was waiting for them I had my body ‘analysed’ on the InBody machine.

Now, whilst I have my reservations about what these machines can do, I did quite like these bits. Like might be the right word though because it might just be that I like what they say!

Anyway this shows (I think) that I have more muscle than normal in my arms and my right leg, whilst my left leg and trunk are ‘normal’ ……. about the only bit of me that is ……

Pleased with this because I love muscles and, at the moment, I can really see my shape changing and my muscles toning. Love it and I get so excited when I spot a new one!

Moving on to the segmental fat 😦  

Actually I’m really pleased with this too as it bears out what I thought …. the belly’s the problem!

And finally … the fitness score

Now I’d like it to be higher …… but as the super fit, young, trainer there had a score of 91 I’ll accept this as a starting point.

And one day I’ll show you where I started from ……….

And tomorrow I’ll tell you about what I bought ………

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