Sunday, 17 February 2013



This is the 1st time i've blogged this week due to a heavy work schedule and commitments outside of work such as arranging valentines day for Rosie. I had a bit of nightmare trying to do what I wanted, which was hiring a rowing boat at Chorlton water park and cooking up a meal and eating it out on the lake at night.

When I found out I couldn't hire a boat, phase 2 of the plan kicked in. Buying a rubber dingy, which seems like a mental idea when you cant see a thing and not knowing where your going, with Geese chasing the boat trying to enjoy some of Rosies valentines food. I was going to bring bread as a decoy to these violent animals. After taking all of this in, I could imagine Rose freaking out and falling in the water and even though I would do the honourable deed and save Rosie, I didn't fancy swimming in a dirty lake when its 5 degrees outside.

In the end I resulted to a very standard valentines day and gave Rose a rose (thats ironic), 2 cards (1 hand made) a few presents and a meal out at the Alchemist!

Back to why I'm writing this blog.The new micro cycle has started and is getting a lot tougher but I'm seeing results now. The nutritional side is impossible to keep to unless your human less and unfortunately wasn't born with taste buds. I love potatoes and had to EAT them and it was so worth it. I will keep to the diet at least 5 times a week and might have carbs twice a week so I feel human.

An example of a work out on micro cycle 2

Pull up  12 reps, 3 sets
seated shoulder press 12 reps, 3 sets
band pull 15 reps, 3 sets
bent over row 12 reps, 3 sets
dumbbell pull over 30 reps, 1 set
close grip lat pull down reps 10, 3 sets
face pull 15 reps, 3 sets
lateral raise 15 reps, 3 sets
incline bench shrug 15 reps, 3 sets

The above is 1 work out and works your back and shoulders.

Below is the 1st pic of me before I started and my current body:

Pic when I started


  1. Hello,

    I have a question about your blog, could you please email me? Thanks!!


  2. looks like your doing really well, well done couldn't do it myself!

  3. any other updates coming soon? :)

  4. Hi Iain, I don't know you but I came across your blog and I was happy to see you posting about starting a fitness plan, as that is exactly what I'm doing right now. I started eating low-carb etc about a month ago and have lost about 7kg so far. I need to start working out though! I plan on starting on Tuesday. Have you kept going on your plan?

  5. im guessing the plan didn't work for you, could we at least have a post explaining why? im considering trying the diet myself, thanks