De Stressing after a busy day

So, unfortunately I don’t have much time to blog this evening.

After a 3 and a half hour journey home after a busy day at work it’s safe to say I’m feeling pretty damn tired. 

However what made me feel a whole lot better, when I got in and put my jogging trainers on and went straight back out the door for a run.

I ran for about half an hour or so and really reflected on my day / why I was feeling stressed – I noticed my discomfort and forgot about them.

I now feel amazing and content to settle down for a night of sleep. 

I hope you all are having a great evening and I plan to do a more detailed post on this subject over the weekend. 

-Rob

De Stressing after a busy day

Dedicated In December

Okay, so with December fast approaching – I thought it would be a good idea to get a plan in place – so we don’t end up over indulging in December.
Whilst the goose is getting fat/going out and getting absolutely trollied almost every day on a weekend, you will be joining me on a journey to remain lean(ish) by the time January arrives. 
The good news is there will be various cheat days and I will detail my plan thus far below – I would be honoured if anyone wishes to join me. 
December 1st – Cross train (Various different exercises, I will update you at the time)
December 2nd – jog for 30 minutes – if you stop and walk, pause timer and start it again when you commence jogging. 
December 3rd – rest / cheat day – try not to exceed 2500 calories. 
December 4th – CT
December 5th – Jog
December 6th – CT
December 7th – Jog
December 8th – CT
December 9th – Jog
December 10th – Rest day 
December 11th – CT
December 12th – Jog 
December 13th – CT
December 14th – Jog
December 15th – CT
December 16th – Jog
December 17th – Rest day 
December 18th – CT 
December 19th – Jog
December 20th – CT
December 21st – Jog
December 22nd -CT
December 23rd – Jog
December 24th – Cheat / Rest day 
December 25th – Cheat day OBVIOUSLY however try and fit in a CT session 
December 26th – Cheat day try and fit in a jog 
December 27th – CT
December 28th – Jog
December 29th – CT 
December 30th – Jog
December 31st – Cheat / rest day! 
Then probably a rest day New Year’s Day – as I will probably have consumed a fair amount of alcohol.
Obviously this is not complete as of yet, and I will tell you my CT workouts as and when I do them
With this plan I will still be fitting in times to have cheat days and still remain lean / even lose weight which I am trying to achieve at the moment.
I’m obviously not saying for everyone to abide by my plan, but I will do daily updates and I would love to see some of you get involved.
If you want advice on a plan email me damnyouwillpower@gmail.com
-Rob

Dedicated In December

How I got over the ‘fear’ of exercising


We’ve all had it right? ‘I want to go out for a run but I’m so fat people will stare’ ‘what if I can only run for 5 minutes?’ ‘I don’t want to jog along main roads because it’s too exposed’…..
….. So after you’ve debated that and figured out you’re not going for a jog, you find you may aswell have another slice of Red Velvet cake because some people are just not meant to be healthy, right? WRONG.
If you’re starting out exercising, it is an horrifying / gruelling process at first, but everyone is entitled to find out how good it feels, no matter how big you are to start off with. 
Here are my tips on how to get up and go TODAY: 
Don’t be embarrassed: there are plenty of people out there in your / my situation that aren’t doing anything about it, you’re getting up and trying to improve your lifestyle and that is admirable! 
Find some one who is doing something similar (like me)!: It’s always good to have a shoulder to cry on / a person to jog with / a gym buddy – also they can be there to remind you how well you’re doing, which is a great feeling? 
Take it slow: So you’re going for your first jog, let’s be realistic you are not going to be jogging for 30 minutes straight, especially if you was a previous smoker. For the first week just try and go 10 minutes of walking and running and then progress in the weeks on from this. 
Block out any negativity: Don’t let other people get you down / persuade you – you know what is right for you, if you’re on a health kick and your ‘friend’ is constantly you offering you to go down the pub just reject them and explain the situation. If they mock you / don’t understand, they probably ain’t worth having as a friend.
So, what are you waiting for? 
If you need any help or guidance, feel free to contact me.
-Rob
E- damnyouwillpower@gmail.com
T- @DYWillpower

How I got over the ‘fear’ of exercising

How I quit smoking…… and almost everything else

How I quit smoking…… and almost everything else

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Okay, so the reason for the kind of wierd title, is because you can apply this method to almost everything.

 
I say method like I created it, normal people (whoever they are) have been using these methods for years and have done just fine. However, if you’re a bit of a doughnut (disclaimer: no doughnuts were eaten during the making of this blog post) like I am and have a bit of an addictive personality then this might just be the method for you!

 
So, just incase you haven’t read my intro page….<rant> which by the way is disgusting if you haven’t, 10 minutes of my life that took & for you to sit there and be so ignorant is a disgrace….. sorry, I get a bit carried away (PS. my offendedness, which i’m not sure is a word, was actually a joke)</rant>…. CONT’D then you will know that only 2 months ago I was a heavy smoker and pretty much my day’s were assembled by little moments, followed by frantically panicing as to when I was going to have my next cigarette.

 
2 months on I am happy (and a little bit proud) to say that I haven’t touched a cigarette and that includes the electronic kind.

 

So you’re probably thinking ‘OOO, you’ve quit smoking for 2 months and now all of a sudden you think you can lecture us on why/how we should do it’ and the answer is YES, I do think that because I have literally tried about 50 times to stop in the past and this is the only time I have stuck by this.

 

 

So without further ranting/idioacy, please find below, my top tips to quit almost anything (I am using smoking at the subject in this, however feel free to apply it to anything you want to quit):

 
1. Find a support network: So, I am lucky enough to work with SOME very supportive people, who when i’m having a bad day, will allow me to punch them in the face…. Kidding…. but they will try and cheer me up and remind me of how well I am doing, which is really important when you’re giving up something as big as this.

 
2. Replace the habit with something positive: As you might also know, if you have read my intro page (I don’t feel the rant is necessary again) then you will know that I have also been training 6 times a week, I think this is probably the most important thing to take your mind off of the smoking habit is to replace it with a new one. So instead of thinking when my next cigarette break is going to be, i’m now thinking ‘I better check My Fitness Pal and make sure i’ve added my meals’.

 
3. Recognise your urges and think of the consequences: I really cannot express how important this point is – every time you feel an urge (and I mean everytime!) you need to recognise it and then think, Why am I feeling this? How is having a cigarette/another cookie/ another pint going to benefit me? By giving yourself the time to think about it, it will stop you from acting impolsively.

 
4. Carry on regardless: This is perhaps the most obvious point, carry on no matter what obstacles are put in your way – I’ve been offered on numerous occasions whether I want a smoke and I just need a second to stop and think – do I really want this? and soon the urges get a lot easier.

 
I really hope this was atleast a little bit helpful to someone struggling out there – if you need any support – then please feel free to contact me on damnyouwillpower@gmail.com.

 
-Rob

How I quit smoking…… and almost everything else