Whayyyy this is the kind of post that spices things up!
Coming out of lockdown after so long without gym my goals are sadly back to what they were a year or so ago. Lost all care for bodyfat (no holidays this year so no beaches boi!!) so am piling in the calories.
My training goal is simply to get fitter. I used to be a very, very long time ago, and then threw it all by the wayside. Started again a couple of years ago, and my stamina has increased (running for a train in the pre-covid days no longer had me feeling like I was dying), but not as much as I’d like. I learnt to ride a bike last year, and nervous as I am, now the weather is getting better I’m looking forward to getting out on it again. My current longest ride is a 5 mile round trip (don’t laugh!) but I’d love to build up to longer distances as my confidence increases, and stamina too.
I’ve also just signed up to a gym membership, and it’ll be nice to have access to treadmills etc. when the weather is rubbish. I don’t think that even with practice I’d hit a quarter of @GTIPuG’s goals though
I’d like to lose weight, but not enough that I actually try much It has been a by-product of my currently stalled fitness aims though, so that’s something!
I have been training at my local Crossfit gym for the past 4 years.
Initially I started because I wanted to get fit again, having had a 10 year break from training.
I stayed because I love it so much, and now try and train 5 days a week.
I am 49 year old, so maintaining a decent level of intensity means focusing as much on what I do out of the gym as what I do in it. Really this means; sleeping well, making time for mobility work and eating right.
I use Huel (White U&U) for breakfast and lunch on training days, and Black for rest days.
For the past few months I have been running at excess calories to gain lean weight. I have about 3kg left to gain.
My original goals were a little different. I was under 110lbs when I started Huel, and at a height of 5’7 my goal was just to put some weight on and be a better weight for my height. Huel really helped with this as it’s so much easier to consume calories for me! Now that my weight is way better (around 125lb) I feel much better in myself and my goal is just to get fitter and build more stamina. I’ve been working out for the first time in ever and I don’t really have any goals other than to tone up a bit.
I also have narcolepsy and have been trying to get it more under control with exercise and better meal schedules!