Tuesday, 10 January 2012

No diet, just doing the right thing!

So I've been blasting my body into shape the past 3 weeks or so and it's going really well, so I thought I'd write about what I've been doing.

Let me say, I've always been bothered about my weight since I hit my twenties. Never really fat or big, but always a bit of a belly and man boobs. Good I hate man boobs. After the Tokyo ordeal around a month ago I was so depressed I just started stuffing my face with chocolate and god knows what. A couple of days later I looked at myself in the mirror and I looked like a disgusting fat pig, and with nothing but free time on my hands it was time to do something about it, no excuses, let's fire this body into the best shape its ever been in and surprise everyone once I'm back in Japan.

So for the first two weeks or so I did what I've done a million times before, the thing that never works in the long term, I went on a diet. TO be fair I was really good, I cut what I eat right down, because when I don't care I eat enough for five people. Along with that I started dancing again after being to depressed to do it for a long time. But this is all small beans and probably wouldn't last.

My big weight loss break came when I downloaded My Fitness Pal app on my iPod. It's basically a calorie counter where you long all your meals and excersise everyday. But the best thing about the app is that it gives you a personal daily calorie target and also deducts the calories you burn from whatever excersise you do. Couldnt be easier, it's almost like a game. if I want to eat more, excersise more. If I really want to get ahead, excersise and eat well.

So my regime now is:

Fruit for breakfast.
Omelette, scrambled egg, jacket potato or a healthy sandwich for lunch.
Fruit as a snack.
Sensible dinner.
Water, nothing but water.
60 minutes of dancing of 30 minutes jog everyday, no excuses.
100 sit-ups
25 push-ups
20 bicep curls on each arm

My eating rules are simply stay away from processed crap, zero snacking, as little alcohol as possible, and no Coke, water Only.


It really feels like I'm on the road to a blasted body at long last. How's my weight doing? Well I stated at 92.1kg and as of today I'm 89.5kg and falling fast. My ultimate goal is around the 70kg mark and to look hot... To be honest.

Im weighing myself on Tuesdays and Saturdays, I'll keep you all up to date, or friend me on My Fitness Pal. My user name is BigMakkusu.


  1. You only really need to do 30 mins a day of exercise that makes you sweat as well as balance your diet.

    I've started watching my food and doing wii fit for 30 mins a day and I'm losing around a pound a day atm because I'm pretty much an elephant xD

    If your dancing gets your heart rate up and makes you sweat then you only need to do that on top of a healthy diet to lose weight :D

    It's kind of funny because I was overweight when I left the UK to live in Japan and went from a size 16/18 to a size 12 in 6 months from just the food over there without exercise. It's amazing what a decent diet of traditional Japanese cuisine can do.

    Good luck tho :D

  2. Great stuff Max! Give it your all and even if it SEEMS you're not getting results anymore keep at it!

    It's dedication to your goals and regime that makes the difference in the long run. =)