Results tagged “Goals & Goal Setting”

What a Difference a Day Makes

The weekend's lack of sleep finally caught up.


The comforts of lifting at home.

Phase 1 Summary - Health

My diet has changed substantially over the past 12 weeks, and the corresponding improvements in overall health are starting to appear. The major changes were : Alcohol consumption has been reduced from a ridiculous 10-15 drinks per day, to around...

Phase 1 Summary

The first 12 weeks of resistance work.

Dietary Goals

The workout goals will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks (12 weeks after starting), however there are a few dietary improvements I hope to make over the next couple of months. A number of changes have already been made, but to add to the list : Reduce alcohol consumption to 3 drinks per month Limit fried foods to 2 meals per week Limit consumption of red meat to 2 meals per week Reduce consumption of foods containing additives and preservatives Increase consumption of fruit/veg (the fruit is already quite reasonable, it's the lack of vegetation that I'm mainly looking to address) Reduce consumption of milk to under 3 pints per week (until quite recently I was drinking this amount daily) Eat more nuts and seeds The target date for the first four items is 1st July, with a deadline of 1st August for the remainder. Should be an interesting couple of months.

Mid-Term Goals

These are my primary goals for the mid-long term : Proportional strength - improved strength ratios for hamstrings/quads, legs/bodyweight, front/back Symmetrical strength - muscles on right side of body equal in strength to those on left Core strength and stability Increased flexibility


These are my primary aims for the short term (next few months) : Further reduce consumption of alcohol. Frequency is now reasonable; the quantity is still too high. Reduce intake of dairy products. Still use quite a bit of cream and butter in cooking - these are the main targets. Remove 'out of season' products from my diet. Foods which are shipped from countries where the products are still available (usually due to a difference in seasons) are never as good as those available locally. Increase consumption of protein. Currently around 1.5g/kg of bodyweight. Increase bodyweight to around 80-83kg, without increasing body fat percentage. Currently around 73kg, which is a little light for my height (6').

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