Focus on routine

If you want to see improvement in your life, the most essential thing that you need to do is ensure you stick to a regular routine

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine”

Mike Murdock

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Things I wish I knew when I first joined a gym

I have been going to the gym for a long time, along the way I have learnt a lot of things – some which took longer than others.

Here is a list of things that I wish I knew when I first joined the gym:

The Importance of Nutrition:

When I first joined the gym the aim was to lose weight while maintaining my unhealthy diet.  I did lose weight but I quickly plateaued.  From various ambitions such as getting rid of fat round my stomach or becoming stronger I never valued the importance of nutrition.

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Vegetarian FAQ/James vs The Whale

I am not really sure if I have mentioned my vegetarian diet (or probably more accurate – pescetarian diet), since my most recent post.  It is something that always is brought up as small talk at any wedding/dinner party/funeral and I thought I would write about it.

How long have you been a veggie?

I have lost count – approximately I started at the end of 2002, though I still ate fish.  I stopped eating fish from around 2006 and started again on fish, occasionally indulging in 2010.  In 2013 it became a part of my regular diet as that is when I really stepped up my gym training. Continue reading “Vegetarian FAQ/James vs The Whale”

Herbal life Zombies

The other day I had a nightmare.

I went to the gym and the guy on reception decided to make small talk, which sounded out of character. He constructed sentences in what sounded like a sales pitch. Continue reading “Herbal life Zombies”

Why you are not losing weight

Being in an office for local government I am constantly surround by middle-aged women who constantly seem to be on a ‘diet’.

It is quite amusing to hear women talk about weight loss – I’ll honest I never thought people congratulated themselves because they lost ‘half a pound’ since there last weigh in at the local slimming club.  (To me that is like giving yourself a pat on the back because you finished half a race). Continue reading “Why you are not losing weight”

Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big

Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) has written a pretty good self-improvement book that kind of borders on a biography, called How to Fail at almost everything and still win big.

The book approaches self-development by looking at mistakes in hindsight that Scott had made and reflecting on what he.  This was something I found quite valuable and have begun looking at incidents of failures in my life and what I have learnt from it.  Hopefully one day I will actually get to the win big stage! Continue reading “Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big”

My Nutrition system

So I read the new Scott Adams book.

nutritioneditOf particular interest was his idea of having a system, against having goals.

Basically he says goals are for losers as they are short term and when the goal is reached (such as losing 5lbs), a person will go back to their old habits and put the weight back on.

With a system, this is part of a habit of self-improvement to reach aspirations and stay there. Continue reading “My Nutrition system”