ANNOUNCEMENT: Struggling?



  • Are you struggling? Hit the wall? Lacking motivation? MvJ has hit the wall a bit, and I see from the logs there are a few posters in that boat.

    Do not despair. This is the thread for you 🙂

    Most of us have been going a month or more, so we deserve some time off. Take it. Have the weekend off, do no exercise, eat some bad food and relax. Three nights and two full days off to relax will be better for your health and wellbeing than all the diets and exercise you can cram into that period.

    Then, on Monday, we'll refocus and aim at a short-term goal, namely a one-week burst of activity which everyone will be keen for after a great rest.

    Tonight being Friday MvJ has grabbed an Oporto chicken burger with large chips and eaten it lying on the couch. My first fast food in over a month! Next I'm going to watch Friday Night Games and drink a bottle of Poet's Corner. Ahh... bliss. (I do have a rugby game on Saturday, but otherwise it's a weekend off Fatbusting for me.)

    Who else is in, and what are your plans?



  • Fark I'm in.  Unfortuantely that has been the same most weekends.  Unlike you my Husband doesn't let me drink wine    :happy: so I will instead have a few beers.

    Have a 40th to attend this weekend too so no chance of being 'good'



  • mate off to the gym tomorrow morning, and then off to JP and Mokey's wedding, so will be food wine and beer all round.  But otherwise this weekend is an eat whatever yiou want to.  Most weekends have one day off for me at any rate, can't be a saint ALL the time...



  • Classic TSF, two replies and already it's turned into a "who can have the most hedonistic weekend competition"Â



  • :happy:

    I've started the weekend (Friday morn being the beginning of the weekend ) with a Fried brekke.  Beers tonight at a job inteview/proposal. and then the Fortieth tomorrow, started at the pub with the Arsenal game.



  • [quote name='Hooroo']
    :happy:

    I've started the weekend (Friday morn being the beginning of the weekend ) with a Fried brekke.  Beers tonight at a job inteview/proposal. and then the Fortieth tomorrow, started at the pub with the Arsenal game.
    [/quote]

    After squash I take it?



  • Of Course



  • The first Fatbusters casualty will be a cardiac arrest MvJ thinks, but not in the way we might have thought  :happy:

    Seriously though, any thoughts on beating the training blues or whatever it is, let's have them fellas. By squash I assume you mean the sport and not the drink which one might mix with a stiff vodka...



  • [quote name='Miller V Jackson']
    The first Fatbusters casualty will be a cardiac arrest MvJ thinks, but not in the way we might have thought  :happy:

    Seriously though, any thoughts on beating the training blues or whatever it is, let's have them fellas. By squash I assume you mean the sport and not the drink which one might mix with a stiff vodka...
    [/quote]

    Indeed.  Squash, the sport.
    Variation helps with the training blues. When truly concentrating on getting fit, I have to mix up the types of excercise I do or I end up flagging it.  Thought about going a gym?



  • Yeah, MvJ does not do gyms. Also of value is not getting ahead of yourself I reckon. Babysteps!!!



  • I have actually had the week off from exercise :shifty: so I will be with you lads in spirit, and down the oval chasing my tail at some point as well as doing a shedload of gardening today.



  • I had Nutella today. Nutella is bad.

    I'll feel better tomorrow - going to the gym in the morning (the first bit of training I've been able to do since I got whacked by the Samoan dude) and Weight Watchers.



  • I'm not joining your fat busters yet, but im trying to sort my diet out.

    When im drinking now, I reach for the unsalted peanuts instead of the salt&vinegar chips or skittles.... its a hard change.  😕



  • This thread is well overdue. Now week 5 and total weight loss= [color=red][size=7]0[/size][/color].

    Had the flu so drank, then getting over the flu so drank, then in Melbourne and Adelaide so had to drink. At least I haven't put weight on  :shocked:

    Aat the pub on Friday night planned out a new regime starting today. Then got wasted and forgot it :whistle:



  • [quote name='Mickster']
    I'm not joining your fat busters yet, but im trying to sort my diet out.

    When im drinking now, I reach for the unsalted peanuts instead of the salt&vinegar chips or skittles.... its a hard change.  😕
    [/quote]

    SEconded... With the HK 7's this weekend followed by a lads weekend in Bangkok over Easter, I'm not really sure where this fat busters thing can start for yours truly.

    May?



  • MvJ, that IS the weekend off for me mate  😕



  • [quote name='Miller V Jackson']Seriously though, any thoughts on beating the training blues or whatever it is, let's have them fellas. By squash I assume you mean the sport and not the drink which one might mix with a stiff vodka...
    [/quote]Well since I find it hard to motivate myself for a run (and generally hate it), I try and get in as many sports as I can. Play indoor netball & soccer 3-4 times a week, plus rugby trainings, etc.

    Pre-season I did a lot of speed training which I quite liked as I worked up big sweats and also felt like I was achieving something, and would go no longer than 30 mins. Workd a lot on footwork, etc, so it's quite a challenge to be able to master certain variations of steps when you're as unco as myself.

    Get yourself one of these from somewhere:
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    And some of these:
    [url="http://www.power-systems.com/nav/closeup.aspx?c=4&sc=23&g=2504&12"]http://www.power-systems.com/nav/closeu ... &g=2504&12[/url]

    And then do something like this:
    [url="http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q=speed+training&meta="]http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&q= ... ning&meta=[/url]

    And you can make up a program or just try do stuff on your own from material on the net. Or else get a vid or a trainer for a one-off or something.



  • Made the most of the weekend, finished off by going to the supermarket and finding the biggest peice of cow I could find and doing a massive roast.

    Feeling rather large today



  • you have been conspicious by your abscence Mr H Roo.



  • Indeed.  I think I need to sort my shit out re: weight loss.  Just doing the bare minimum ad getting nowhere apart from being more fit



  • While I haven't actually joined fatbusters I've been keeping an eye on the thread, did most of my fat shedding last year so I could actually 'do' some pre-season work (ie get fit) for this season.

    As a person who absolutely hated running (flat feet and short legs!!) I've worked hard to change my ideas about it which started with getting some decent running shoes, starting out on grass (not weed) rather than road running, and waiting till I'd dropped a few kegs!!

    For you guys going through the low motivation hours/days/weeks etc don't get too down if you have a bit of time off - you can fark yourself if you overtrain so it makes sense to work some breaks into your schedule. Those health and food shows are right (curse them) the easiest way is to adopt exercise (in whatever form) into your schedule so that it doesn't require you to change your entire day etc... you'll be far more likely to stick to the plan and once it becomes routine you'll be amazed at how easy it is to maintain...

    It's been bloody good to see people exp similar problems and stuff with getting fit and there's nothing better than hearing some dude has dropped the extra tire and is chasing the old lady like an 18yo!!!

    keep it up boys and I look forward to some success stories in the upcoming months (no pressure  )



  • OK fellas, called in some professional help on my various fatbusting issues, in the form of a bro-in-law who is a personal trainer/gym owner in Sydders.

    Firstly, he believes that the knee problems I'm having that I described to him are due to the patella not tracking correctly in it's movement. This apparently causes pain throughout the whole knee. Why, you ask? Because the vastus medialis which is the inside muscle of the quadricep down by the knee is not as strong as it's opposite muscle of the quad, the vastus lateralis. The vastus lateralis is therefore pulling my kneecap out. Therefore, the vastus medialis is the muscle I have to strengthen up.

    Having reached that conclusion, he's given me a series of exercises that I can do to strengthen it, which might even allow me to make a part time return to running-based training.

    Included in his suggestions are squats, single leg squats, and step-ups. He's also devised circuits I can work on that includes these and others such as pushups, abs, and chin ups. He recommends a session that lasts 40-45 min, and anything significantly more than this means you're not working hard enough in the time.

    Happy days, I can get back into it after developing the speed wobbles.



  • Still going MVJ after a bit of a lull but keen as now to fly back into it. Only lost 1kg in the 4 weeks but fark it, that's better than putting it on. Plus I'm getting fit enough to nearly last a full game of touchÂ



  • Bunch of bloody girls on this site these days! 😁

    Just started to get into squash (bought a racket and all) - farking good game, and guaranteed to be a heck of a workout.



  • [quote name='voyeurs']
    Bunch of bloody girls on this site these days! 😁

    Just started to get into squash (bought a racket and all) - farking good game, and guaranteed to be a heck of a workout.
    [/quote]

    Same here!!! Have been turning up 2-3 time a week to be beaten by Kirwan.  Enjoying the game for a learner though.  Absolutely cream crackered at the end but!!



  • Definitely a good workout. We've had some epic games dude



  • [quote name='Kirwan']
    Definitely a good workout. We've had some epic games dude
    [/quote]
    Yeah Fully!!

    12-10 I think being one of the best.

    1hour 20 mins of squash tomorrow.  Early night and plenty of water for this young pup tonight!!  A healthy grated Courgette and spinich omelette for my dinner tonight.... don't want to carry unecessary weight for tomorrow



  • I'm going for a row tomorrow morning so the last 20mins you should own me.



  • [quote name='Kirwan']
    I'm going for a row tomorrow morning so the last 20mins you should own me.
    [/quote]

    I've got boxing at Lunchtime.  So that will fark me a bit

    On that note, I'm going to hit the scratcher! Catch ya tomorrow.  My Taxi fee



  • Where do you fellas play?  I joined recently at UCL near Euston Station - £110 for 4 months membership (includes gym etc) - not too bad considering London gym prices.



  • [quote name='voyeurs']
    Where do you fellas play?  I joined recently at UCL near Euston Station - £110 for 4 months membership (includes gym etc) - not too bad considering London gym prices.
    [/quote]

    Yeah that's good. We pay £8.30 a game (40 Minutes) at Finsbury Liesure centre near Old Street



  • [quote name='Red Bull']
    OK fellas, called in some professional help on my various fatbusting issues, in the form of a bro-in-law who is a personal trainer/gym owner in Sydders.

    Firstly, he believes that the knee problems I'm having that I described to him are due to the patella not tracking correctly in it's movement. This apparently causes pain throughout the whole knee. Why, you ask? Because the vastus medialis which is the inside muscle of the quadricep down by the knee is not as strong as it's opposite muscle of the quad, the vastus lateralis. The vastus lateralis is therefore pulling my kneecap out. Therefore, the vastus medialis is the muscle I have to strengthen up.

    Having reached that conclusion, he's given me a series of exercises that I can do to strengthen it, which might even allow me to make a part time return to running-based training.

    Included in his suggestions are squats, single leg squats, and step-ups. He's also devised circuits I can work on that includes these and others such as pushups, abs, and chin ups. He recommends a session that lasts 40-45 min, and anything significantly more than this means you're not working hard enough in the time.

    Happy days, I can get back into it after developing the speed wobbles.
    [/quote]

    yep i've had issues patella femoral syndrome for a while now.. am now seeing a dude who actually analyses what specific muscle group is causing the issue, as it's apparently not just as simplistic as the physio 'inside or outside' of the quad that needs strengthening..

    other funny thing is thinking that i'd got thru rugby with a fairly injury free body - but as it turns out it's fucked it good!  Knees, shoulders, neck, back.. all = $$$$ for the fix it man! 😢



  • [quote name='WillieTheWaiter']
    other funny thing is thinking that i'd got thru rugby with a fairly injury free body - but as it turns out it's fucked it good!  Knees, shoulders, neck, back.. all = $$$$ for the fix it man! 😢
    [/quote]

    yeah me too Willie, it's interesting that I've had more injuries [i]since hanging up the boots[/i] about 6-7 yrs ago, than I did in my entire playing career, which stretched nearly 20 years.  :nta How many of these injuries were due to degenerative issues, it's very hard to say, but I suspect some have been.



  • Had a struggle a few days ago, but think I'm back on track with some very good work the last two days. Here goes again!



  • Struggling? Yes. Very much.

    Need some choice words from you fellow fatbusters to kick me into action.



  • Lost the biggest bet of my life this week.  The stake was a Marathon.  I hate running with a passion, but I couldn't live with myself if I didn't honor the bet.  I wish I bet a triathalon or half Ironman as I am an ok swimmer and cyclist No time limit as to when it is to be done, but I figure that the sooner I do it the better.  Will aim for the Rotorua Marathon next year... whenever that is.



  • OK red bull, you want to end up like a fat fuck like, ahh, Nick the Aussie, a worthless NSWelshman??Â

    No?

    Well get off your arse, and join a gym.  When you actually have to pay to workout, it makes it even more painful to be missing workouts, as it is costing you!!  The more often you go to the gym, the less the workouts cost...

    Hooroo, good man, you have a goal now, so the training will be much easier.  Get a plan worked out for you by a pro dickey type, soyou can train for the TWENTY SIX miles of running properly, without injuring yourslef, as, as Prop Cyril would day, you are no shrinking violoet!!!  Get proper running shoes, spare no expense, start eating right, and, fuck knows, other stuff!!

    Struggling - me struggling to get the eating spot on at the moment, haven't been getting to supermarket and doing the big weeks buy in, so been eating on the run, toooo much bread.  Healthy shit in the bread, but bread is the killer, and the reason I hit the 118kg mark.  I would almost eat bread sandwiches, with bread filling - I LOVE BREAD.  but it is evil...

    Over n out!!



  • Cheers!  Will do!

    Have hooked up an appointment with a running specialist.



  • Started eating those Subway wraps to bypass bread.  They taste good to, although not all of the girls can wrap them properly.  Still love Vogel bread , although I have a max of 2 slices per day minus the anchor butter (unless its my Sunday cheat day).



  • Walking is a good way to go. I never get a tube ticket and instead walk from a british rail station every morning. Charing cross to Oxford Street  via Traflager Square, Liecester square, Soho is a really brisk 20 min walk.... plus 10 minutes each way from my house to the train station means..mean  I do a brisk walk for an hour each day. Over a week it really adds up. And it isnt all about thrashing your heart for short bursts irreguraly, its also about getting your heart rate eleveated for extended periods. So start walking, but do it briskly.


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