I have had a wonderful year gaming. I have not had a very good year from a fitness point of view as the above weight gain shows. After a great grogmeet 19 I’m resolved witt together and accountability group of some fellow members of the Grogsquad to get in shape – mainly taking control of my diet but also being more active. Over the last 2 years I’ve stopped running largely and only get to the gym 1 or 2 times a week. I do i martial arts session a week but I need to more even if it’s practicing at home.
Weigh in once a week starting w/c Sunday 18th November – from then we’ll share are weight loss, challenges and successes on Twitter.
As we are all RPG nerds to gamify it a bit I was thinking we could chime in every Monday three Stats for the week?
SESSIONS (exercise a broad church)
MINUTES (either exercise or it we all have heart rate trackers in certain band ?
So first reporting date Monday 19th November and suggest do it for a year initially.
To stop swingy weight loss I though after a month we would level up and award an extra level to the person with the most weight loss?
As Ed of Fannyside Games confirmed a pound or two a week is healthy weight loss – though more might be achievable in the first couple of weeks if your eating healthy after a very unhealthy diet till your body adjusts.
A few things I’ve found useful in the past I’ll update this as I get more from the Squad.
My fitness pal a calorie / weight tracker (Free) https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/myfitnesspal/id341232718
Run keeper a running app https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/runkeeper-gps-running-tracker/id300235330
My wife’s had great success on slimming world.
Industrial strength show – a podcast by personal trainer Joe De Franco – some stuff is very, very technical but I’ve picked 3 episodes might be useful for this exercise
How to get started when your untrained and overweight https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/joe-defrancos-industrial-strength-show/id973579797?i=1000411069052
8 most effective strength exercises of all time https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/joe-defrancos-industrial-strength-show/id973579797?i=1000427362544
How to get stronger and healthier by changing your mindset https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/joe-defrancos-industrial-strength-show/id973579797?i=1000429358348
NHS couch to 5k podcast – aims to get you intert to running 5k https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/nhs-couch-to-5k/id549826354?mt=2
Pod runner which is trance running music often set to a specific bpm and he does variants with training cues https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/podrunner-workout-music/id124686671
Joe de Franco also has a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/joedefranco
Posture clinic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJRSiUpCE2gGHrTcOrKhLg
Some martial arts specific content