Thanks for taking the time to read.
I have joined my local gym and am currently on a mission to lose weight whilst also building core strength and fitness.
I like bodyweight exercises, free weights, boxing and classes such as spin and circuits.
Things I do not enjoy so much are the treadmill, rowing machines and most cardio. I have given them all a good effort, but I find them tedious and boring so decided to find other means of working out in order maintain my interest by doing things I enjoy.
My daily diet is vastly improved, a typical day used to be:
Breakfast: Nothing or coco pops. Lunch: Can of Coca Cola, bag of crisps and meal out with colleagues or high fat prepackaged sandwich. Dinner: Anything from Chips with burgers to pizza.
An typical example of my current diet after my lifestyle changes is:
Breakfast: Cornflakes, or a breakfast pot with red berries, fat free yogurt and granola Lunch: Water and soup or fresh salad chicken and hummus wrap made fresh. Dinner: Stir fry or chicken and veg and potatoes
Now I admit this is a relatively new change, only a couple of months, but I already feel great for it, and I'm told I look better.
I am 5 feet 8 inches tall. I used to weight 14st 4lbs and I now weight 13st 11lbs, so only slight progress but its progress. My target is to reach 13st.
My current workout is typically:
Monday: Bodyweight squats – 8-10 reps Push-ups (or knee-push ups) – 5-8 reps Plank – hold for 15 seconds Jumping Jacks – 15 reps Bodyweight Reverse Lunges – 6 reps per leg Lying Hip Raise (double or single leg) – 10 reps I do 2 x the above, then I hit the heavy boxing bag for two 1 minute rounds then and another 2 sets of the above Wednesday: Circuits class Friday: Same as Monday.
One thing I was contemplating is taking multi vitamins and incorporating a protein shake after every workout. How can I improve this/add to/take away from all of the above to maximise my weight loss efforts whilst still enjoying myself? Plus and other tips greatly appreciated.