Friday, 30 November 2007

Swimming Dry

Swam while Ben had his lesson
sausages and Spanish omelette
double whopper meal with orange juice
no booze

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Kick Off

hills level 11 recline exercise bike till it kicked me off at 33 mins
tuna baguette
3 Kronenbourgs, 3 Stellas

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

I'm back

3x (10 dips, 10 pull ups, 10 Captain's chair) complex
4 sets of 30kg MRCq's.

tuna and salad baguette
chicken with potatoes and carrots
6 Stellas

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Busy doing nothing

Too busy and stressed for exercise yesterday. At least it hasn't happened before.
tuna and sweetcorn baguette
potato, carrot and onion corned beef hash.
2 Stellas, 2 Kronenbourgs, 1 Red

Monday, 26 November 2007

The Restive Season

Couldn't fit any exercise in around the NNB.
chicken and chips
1 Red, 1 Stella

Sunday, 25 November 2007

at home

12 km hills lvl 11 bike
Noodles & veg
Scotch egg
1 red, 3 stellas

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Making it Up

10 x 1 100kg deadlift pull ups
3x (10 dips, 10 pull ups, 10 Captain's chair) complex
10x25kg overhead cable extensions
10 x 50 punch combinations on heavy bag

chicken and bacon baguette
chicken and mushroom pie and chips
1 Stella

Friday, 23 November 2007

Terrible Twos

5 sets of 30kg MRCq's.
Swimming while Ben had his lesson
Egg Mayonnaise baguette
pork pie
fried rice with ham
3 glasses red, 4 Stellas

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Three Two

12 km hills level 11 recline exercise bike (though the resistance seemed to go down three quarters of the way through as it did on Sunday). I'll try the other machine next.
back of legs SMR
ham with rice 'n peas
cheese and pickle baguette
chilli con carne
England v Croatia in the pub worth of booze

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Pork Barrel

5 sets of 30kg MRCq's. (Very hard on top of a catch up weekend and Thai boxing the night before.)
roast pork & coleslaw
ProteinPlus PowerBar
tuna & sweetcorn pizza
roast pork
3 Stellas

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Sit Ups Aplenty

2 hours Muay Thai
mushrooms, bacon, beans and toast
lamb shawarma
roast pork
4 Stellas

Monday, 19 November 2007

Caught Up

3x10 pull ups
3x10 dips
3x10 Captain's chair
3x10 20kg dumbbell bench press
10x150kg, 10x160kg, 10x170kg pyramid set leg extensions

9km recline exercise bike level 11

bolognese pasta
3 Stellas, 3 Fullers London Porter in the Mad Hatter

Sunday, 18 November 2007


3x8 85kg deadlifts
3x10 85kg squats
3x10 60kg bench presses
3x10 50kg bent over barbell rows
3x10 kipping pull ups
10x20kg, 10x22.5kg, 10x25kg overhead cable extensions

12 km hills level 11 recline exercise bike

chicken, rice and broccoli
jerk chicken, rice 'n peas, coleslaw
2 reds

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Oh my Friends, be warned by me

If you get the chance to train lunchtime take it, or Mark might ask you if you fancy a cheeky pint after work, one thing will lead to another, and next thing you know life will have thrown you another rest day.

baked beans and black pudding on toast
lamb curry and rice
chip shop chicken curry and chips
chocolate muffin
5 Kronenbourgs

Friday, 16 November 2007


Thrown a day off by life as the NNB wouldn't swim
2 sausages and a fried egg in a wholemeal roll
Ploughman's Baguette
chicken, rice and broccoli
3 glasses red, 2 Stellas

Thursday, 15 November 2007


5 sets of 30kg MRCq's.

BLT baguette
ProteinPlus PowerBar
Beef Goulash Soup, Crispy Roast Duck with Red Cabbage, Hungarian Potatoes and Apple Sauce
3 Kronenbourgs, 2 Stellas, half a red

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Spag Bols

5 sets of 25kg MRCq's. (It is time to go up to 30kg)

sausage, tomato, black pudding, wholemeal roll
ProteinPlus PowerBar
Spag Bols
4 Kronrnbourgs, 1 red

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Krabi Krabong

2 hours Muay Thai
tuna and sweetcorn baguette
chicken burger
5 Stellas

Monday, 12 November 2007

Virgin on the Ridiculous

The Virgin Gym's kids club having decided not to open on Sundays, I had to try and train at home with the New Ninja Bomber yesterday. (What on earth is the point of paying for children's membership if they close the only facility apart from the swimming pool that is available to them?)

Thus we both did:

2 mins skipping
30 press ups
2 mins skipping
30 sit ups
2 mins skipping
30 squats
2 mins skipping.

It ain't much bit it gets your heart beating and I was pretty impressed with his efforts. We went to the park after to shoot some hoops and kick a ball around.

sausage, egg mayonnaise, and relish in a wholemeal roll
spag bolls
chicken dinner at friends'
white wine worth of dinner above

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Catch Up

3x8 85kg deadlifts
3x8 85kg squats
3x10 60kg bench presses
3x10 40kg bent over barbell rows
3x10 12kg dumbbell curls
3x10 incline sit ups.

chicken stir fried chinese style with cabbage plus noodles
steak with onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a wholemeal roll
4 Stellas, half a red

Saturday, 10 November 2007


30 mins hills level 11 exercise bike after drinking. Very odd feeling.
chicken 'n chips
4 stellas

Friday, 9 November 2007


I have been remiss in my dedication to fitness recently - that said, I do have a good excuse. Alcoholism !

Examples of this are plentiful, here are a few :
Friday - Food, Booze and friends in the house
Saturday - Calzaghe Kessler
Sunday - Afternoon pub crawl
Monday - Fireworks, BBQ, Peroni/ Stella haze.
Tuesday - The Barn
Wednesday - Reading carriage sales ( Out from 7.00 am til 2.00 am )
Thursday - Boxing evening straight from work ( Enzo was there !! Nice touch I thought !)
Today - Wedding bash in Bridgend

That is one week, a somewhat expensive week, but a most pleasing selection of excursions.

I will be back in the Gym with religious dedication soon - watch this space !


Swimming while Ben had his lesson
chilli and rice
2 glasses of red, 2 Stellas

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Fit Day

3 sets of 30kg MRCq's as time was limited.

tuna and sweetcorn baguette
tortilla and chilli con carne
6 Stellas 2 glasses of red

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

A Balanced Diet

5 sets of 25kg MRCq's.
bacon sarnie
Promax meal bar
chotizo and tortilla
1 Stella, 1 Red, 1 White

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Wasting Away

2 hours Muay Thai
mackerel fillets in tomato sauce on toast
ham, cheese, lettuce and pickle sarnies and an apple
toast and jam
2 Stellas and a red

Monday, 5 November 2007

The hills go on forever

12 km hills level 11 recline exercise bike
bacon rolls
corned beef, potato, carrot and cabbage hash

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Making the Weight

3x8 85kg deadlifts
3x8 85kg squats
3x10 40kg incline bench presses
3x10 40kg bent over barbell rows
3x10 12kg simultaneous dumbbell incline curls
3x10 12kg dumbbell lying triceps extensions
3x10 incline sit ups.

bacon, eggs and toast
spicy lamb with vegetable fried rice
cheese and ham sarnies and sausage rolls
3 Stellas, 1 glass red, 3 Fosters
no scales on tour

Saturday, 3 November 2007


12 km hills level 11 recline exercise bike

tuna and sweetcorn baguette
fish 'n chips
no booze

Friday, 2 November 2007


Half an hour swim while Ben had his lesson
Commonwealth Cafe Big Breakfast
much pizza and much red wine at Ollie and Andy's

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Too Hot To Handle

5 sets of 25kg MRCq's.

Burger King Angry Double Whopper
Sichuan banquet
2 Kronenbourgs, 1 white, 3 Stellas