Thursday, 30 May 2013

It's getting easier...and harder

So today I did 4.5km of 3 min running 3 min walking, at one hell of a pace. It was by far the hardest workout I have done in the last 5 years. The legs are hurting, but I got through it, although we changed it up to walk 200m run 200m for the last kilo and a half, I was just way to far gone to continue on that 3 min pace. I feel good, and it has been a hectic morning at work. Although my legs feel busted I definitely have a lot more energy. I weighed in at 104kg's this morning, so it is coming off slowly, it is only 4.1kg's to that magical 99.9kg's mark. And I am super excited, it's all good.

Food wise it is going way better than expected. I think working out makes me think twice about what I eat, I have not had any carbs, and I am having some salads, meats, etc. I have been doing good with my water consumption.

Going on a bit of a guys trip this weekend, but more on that tomorrow. Normally I screw up food and drinks wise on these weekends, but I think this time it may be a different story.

See you tomorrow,


Monday, 27 May 2013

FMM - Summer Fun

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here and over at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Summer fun you say, summer has completely gone bye bye here in a normally very sunny South Africa, and only a few minutes ago I posted about the cold front moving in. So thank you to the creators of FMM of reminding me of the greatness of the greatest season, summer...

Summer Fun

1. What is your favourite summer fruit?

Mango's, followed by Prime Seedless grapes.

2. Do you know how to swim?

          Hell yes, I spent a alarming time of summer in my pool, or the river, or on skies, or on a boat.

3. Do you prefer sun or snow?

I live in one of the hottest towns in the Southern hemisphere, definitly the hottest town in South Africa. I love the sun, I would make love to the sun and make little baby sun's if possible.

4. What temperature do you like most inside your home?

I like it to be cold, 17 degrees Celsius mostly.

5. Is it humid where you live?

Nope, it is dry heat, the best kind, I was in Thailand six months ago, and that was like walking in jelly.

6. What is your favourite food to put on the grill?

Steak, boerewors, chicken, ribs ( beef or pork ), pineapples, bananas, bread, if I can eat it, I will grill it, favourite will be nice and rare rump steaks, or regular chops. 

7. Do you prefer to wear a one-piece or two-piece swim suit?

I would look pretty terrible in a two piece, so normally just board shorts.

8. What is your favourite summer drink?

Beer, Castle Lite. J&B and water

9. Do you prefer the pool or the ocean?

            The river....

10. What are you looking forward to most over the summer?

I am looking forward to the winter passing, and then getting back on the river, and in the pool.

Thanks to Chris Barnes for reminding me of friend making Monday!



It's freezing

This day started out great, but a huge cold front is moving in, so we will be making some of this tonight, again. I still don't know why this tastes so good, and it always fills me up, even if I leave the noodles and just have the soup. Anyhow, it's been a busy but productive Monday. I had some oats for lunch and will have that soup for dinner. Looking forward to it. I have had enough water today, and I might work a little gym session in tonight. Tomorrow morning we are having another big workout so maybe I'll just do some light free weights.

I'll give you an update tommorow!



Welcome to the 22nd week of the year, they seem to be flying by! This morning, I truly did not want to get out of bed, my alarm went off at 5:10, so that we can start our run/walk at 5:30. I did get up, and I did go out, and I did another 40 minutes of run/walk. My legs are hurting, but I am feeling super. The feeling you get after a good workout is great, and I am hoping it stays this way, Progress is being made. I am loosing weight, I have not been back on the scale but will be soon, I will weigh 99kg's again very soon, the first time in at least 6 years. It is happening, I am moving forward. This is life, and it is great.

Stay Classy World,


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Update time - running is not all

It's going great, I forgot how great you feel after a workout. This morning we did 5 x 2 min jogs with 3 minute walks in between. Was not easy, and I suffered big time, but I managed to get it done, so that is another good 30 minute heavy cardio session done. The eating is going well, I am limiting portions, and had a great day yesterday food wise. I also got about 2 l of water in so I am very happy. Started the morning with a nice bowl of Future Life. I am hoping to shed some more weight fast, it can only make this running business easier! I'm happy, and it is going good.

Hope all of you are doing great too!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

hitting the road

So after a few months of laying around and chillaxing way to much, we had a nice big braai on Friday. Me and my wife went for drinks after work, and on our way home a fellow tabler phoned to ask if we want to come by for a quick drink. Needless to say we ended up having more than a quick drink, and a few shooters, and a lekker braai. This guy is 40 years old, weighs about 105kg's and have done 3 Ironmans and a comrades. He is also completely out of shape at the moment. So we got talking about training, loosing weight, and how out of shape we are. Then the challenge was set. My wife dared me to do a half marathon on the 27th of September. In my intoxicated state, I accepted, so that was that. I was in Cape Town from Sunday so our training started today. We did 4km, I actually feel pretty good, we probably walked 80% of the time, but still, I was active from 5:30 this morning for a good 30 minutes. It feels awesome, there are training plans coming, and it is great to do it with 2 friends, of which one has done this kind of stuff before, but the other is in the same boat is me. So here I go again, I am amped, and hopefully I will be doing that half marathon in September. And let's hope the weight melts off.


Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup - The only good thing about having the flu

With flu having completely taken over my household, the only good thing to come out of it has been a very nice, chicken noodle soup. It makes you feel good for a while, is nice and hot, and very nourishing.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 Cans creamed corn.
  • 2 Cans regular corn (drained)
  • 1.5l chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ginger ( freshly grated if possible)
  • 3 onions peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts chopped into cubes
  • Noodles - as much as you like
All of this goes into a large casserole or saucepan. At once, let it boil for about 5 minutes, then simmer for another 5, check that the chicken is done, simmer for as long as you like, you can enjoy immediately, freeze it, have it whenever. I promise you will feel better and less flu -y for the few minutes your drinking, eating this soup.



here's a status update

Yep, I am still around. It has been a very, very hectic dew weeks. Weddings, parties, work commitments and much more. And I am off to Cape Town on Friday and only returning on Wednesday next week. The diet side of things aren't as good as they should be, but I have not fallen off the waggon completely. My exercise routine is pretty well non existent though. To make matters worse, the wife and I are both struggling with a nasty flu. And winter has arrives, and the monrings are getting proper cold now. I have not been on the scale in quite a while, but will do a weigh in and update accordingly. Still a lot to loose, still a lot of running and gymming to be done. I am still here, it's still happening. We must do what we must, but we must also live life, and I have been doing a whole lot of living life lately!