Welcome

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I will be updating this blog with my progress, aims and supplement reviews. As this is my own blog, I can give true opinions on everything I do. I don’t get paid to workout or praise supplements. Hopefully I can share some unbiased, no bullshit opinions and facts throughout my blog for you all to enjoy.

Who am I doing this for? Myself!

About me

Four years back, I decided that I needed to lose weight. At 15 stone, full on fat, I had to drop some of the bad habits and try to get fit. I started with the obvious thing, which was cutting out all the pizzas, chips, cake and all the other junk substances that palms the weight on me. I never stopped drinking alcohol though, as this was one thing I loved, then.

May 2010 I got talking to a friend named John, he is a power lifter and I was simply inspired by his physique. His fitness levels and muscles were simply amazing, I knew I had to change my ways and have an aim in life for which me and my family could be proud of.

At the end of May 2010 I started lifting some weights at home. These weren’t standard cast iron weights or even the cheap crappy vinyls. These were home made weights, bottles of sand wrapped in tape! Yeah it was stupid, but if you want something in life so bad, you must do something to get it, It’s no good sitting back and waiting for it to come to you!!!

After buying a few weights, pull up bar, curl bench and resistance bands, I went on for a year lifting in the house. I then knew i needed to step up my game a fair bit so I went looking for a gym. Luckily I found a local community gym that was full of old welsh boys who had been training together for many years. I joined and started off by wiping everything I did at home from my mind and to start fresh. I had too, the gym is completely different to home.

As the weeks went by, I started to gain strength, fast. I also decided to do proper weightlifing rather than being a curl monkey. Researching and advice from friends John and Paz helped he discover and try new things, as well as push myself harder each time. John told me he never did bicep curls or singular muscle exercises and he only did compound exercises. I didn’t understand this as he was massive!

So, I took the power route. Powercleans, bench press, squats, deadlifts were going to be my main lifts. Biceps, triceps and abs came afterwards as these wasn’t quite so important as they were being worked in the other exercises.

I now weigh 13 stone and the healthiest I have been in my entire life. Friends and family praise me up, which is a great buzz. Not to mention beating my own PB which is a different level of excitement. I know you may be reading this, thinking all sorts of things, but the good things is that your reading it. You must be lifting weights, thinking about lifting weights or just bored to tears and prying on my blog trying to pick faults and knock me down aka troll.

If it wasn’t for my wife’s support, I would have gave up ages ago. Two weeks after joining the gym, my son was born. Sleepless nights, work and fatigue have all been against me this year. luckily, I have a supportive wife. She has pushed me to follow my dream and whom has also started to get back into shape 4 months after giving birth to our third child. If that’s not inspiring for me then what is?! Neither of us drink alcohol, smoke or eat junk food.

Thanks to the guys in FWF who have also been a big inspiration too me.

Thank you for reading my welcome page and hopefully it gives you some inspiration or motivation to experience that natural drug, of getting fit and healthy.

Peace.

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01/09/2020 – It’s been a while

Right where are we… SEPTEMBER! This year has gone fast despite all the unfortunate circumstances the world has been up against. It’s certainly been challenging for everyone in many different forms. I personally haven’t known anyone that has had the virus and for that I am thankful.

After a few months of not knowing what was going to happen and being locked down with the kids in the house, I naturally stopped being quite so active and fell in a bit of a slump. I still trained the best I could and religiously woke up and done a half hour walk on the treadmill. After a month or so I managed to pull my back whilst out on my bike and that set me back with weight training. Then I sprained my wrist and then my back again! I put this down to not using my body enough and so it started to get little niggles from sitting around too much. We are still in uncertain times, although we have to try and push forward where it is safe to do so.

I’m fortunate enough to have some good people around me and we have a tidy little gym we can use. I’ve been back training in the gym for around 2 weeks. I’m taking it nice and steady to ensure all my smaller muscles are ready for some heavier weights. I’ll give it another 2 weeks to allow my body to naturally get some strength back and then it’s on to what I enjoy doing, HIT!

I feel that the biggest area I need to work on are my legs. I don’t think physically I have lost too much strength, although mentally I feel I have been set back quite a bit. Again, given the circumstances and being fortunate enough to have pulled though it without falling into a depressive slump, is something I am again grateful for.

I hope to be working along side some great passionate people in the near future and from there I can continue to share my passion by helping others progress mentally and physically.

My personal goals at the moment are to lose around 7lb of fat and get my fitness/strength levels back up. From there I will continue to steadily lower my body fat and feel much more happy within myself. During lock down my diet has been good enough. My huge downfall was the sun, boredom and beer. Alcohol is the devil at times like this as it’s a short term fix. but long term it destroys you from inside out. I do enjoy a drink, I am just very aware of what it does to my body, it’s poison. I would say the vast majority of my weight gain is from beer alone. Although that wouldn’t be fair to assume this, as exercise has taken a back step too.

Ask yourself what your 4 week goal is. Write it down in stages. As an example for a 4lb weight drop over 4 weeks, break it down into smaller, achievable goals. If you were climbing a mountain and you look at the top, you would have to find a way off getting there and that will be in small stages and even little set backs. Ultimately you will reach the top and that’s where you aim to be. 

 

  • Week 1 – drop 1lb
  • Week 2 – drop 1lb
  • Week 3 – drop 1lb
  • Week 4 – drop 1lb

I hope to update my blog more over the coming weeks as I’ve been neglecting it and I shouldn’t as it’s my diary and a way of self reflecting.

Keep thriving, follow your desire and seemingly impossible things can be achieved!

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