This post was in my backlog for a long time, but there was always something more important to do. Meanwhile I’ve moved around the world and raised my fitness to the point it has never been before, my blood results were never better and my VO2Max sits around 60 (which is great considering almost 10 years of smoking). But, couple of years ago I got scared a little and had my heart tested.
I’ve never felt more fit in my life. Yes, there is still some weight to be dropped and I definitely want to go faster, but last couple of heavy weeks start to pay off. After the whole house move thingy I’m back on the track, hitting 10 hours per week mark with no problems. My performance chart never looked better ;)
I’m very cautious when it comes to groceries. I tend to read nutrition labels, product description and ingredients list. I just like to know what I eat. Yet what I’ve noticed is that many people see only front of any given product cover. If it says “organic”, “low fat” or “healthy” - it is good, right? Wrong. Actually - very wrong. So I took some time to show you few examples of what you can find in nutrition tables.
I know that there are many studies saying that the tables are outdated or inaccurate and somehow I can agree with that. Yet if there are two similar products and one has 3 times more added sugar in it - you don’t have to be genius to know it’s bad for you.
I think it has been said multiple times in multiple places, but structuring your goals around weight only is truly bad idea. Nevertheless people still do that. "I’m on diet because I want to lose 10 kgs", or "I lost 1 kg this weekend only" - how many times have you heard those? On top of everything most people assume, that weight loss (or gain for that matter) is a linear thing, when in fact is far from it. I got Withings WS-50 weight scale recently and it really got me thinking about that whole weight obsession. But first - check this out.
3 weeks ago I started long weight lifting program. I’m not a weight lifter, nor I ever plan becoming one, but I figured that this would be the best approach right now. I don’t plan any big event anytime soon (except ITU Olympic distance Triathlon and some Ocean Swim), so working on my basics seems reasonable. This year is going to be running one, as I want to finish two marathons and couple of shorter runs. So I’ve increased my volume and injured myself at the end of second week of new program.
I have an addictive personality. That's a fact. Whether it's World of Warcraft, sport, photography or more serious crap, when I find something I like, I dive fully into it. Some of you might not know this, but I've been smoking cigarettes for almost a decade. And I'm not talking about some casual smoking. No, I'm talking about burning something between a nice car and trip around the world. Pack a day (at least), every day. Yet it has been 20 months since I've smoked the last one. This is how I quit.