Fat to Fit Project – Starting Point

weight 13 stone 5lb (187lb)
chest 101.5 cm
waist 86.5 cm
hip 94 cm

Fitness – compromised ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
I was in a car accident 6 weeks ago and since then I haven’t been able to work out, run or in fact do more than a gentle stroll. Before that though my endurance was good and I was able to run a couple of marathons and was training for my first ultra. Other areas of my fitness were lacking though, especially upper body strength, and now I am starting to heal this is something I will work on and track.
If you want time to think about and work on your nutrition then may I recommend whiplash? My diet is generally good and i am steadily reaching my weight goal but there are areas to work on. I need to keep an eye on my calcium intake and make sure that i am consuming enough calories to keep my metabolism ticking over.
So this is my starting point for my fat to fit project. Any advice gratefully received ๐Ÿ˜€
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3 thoughts on “Fat to Fit Project – Starting Point

  1. Great initiative! Accidents happens, been there gone through that, and I am confident with you being on the right track!
    What kind of advice would you like? Why having concerns about you calcium intake? What I am getting at here is, will you be more specific when asking for advice?

    Ps. the “click here” does not lead any where. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
      I would really welcome any advice on building upper body strength – from the starting point where I can barely manage a push up!
      I am Vegan so am looking for animal free sources of calcium, I can get my intake up to the RDI but it involves a lot of spinach and bok choi. I would like to be able to do it without relying on fortified foods.

      Thanks for your interest.

      • Okay,
        Advice for upper body strength:
        1. Start out performing exercises for the upper body as slow as possible.
        2. Perform slowly has many benefits: You will feel more, remain more calm and relaxed. It avoids injuries and strengthens ligaments.
        3. For starters on upper body strength, also core poses are beneficial. Here the idea is to maintain a pose of a certain duration or until you start to strain. Example is the plank pose with straight arms http://healthylivingawaits.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/plank-pose.jpg.
        Here you hold the pose while breathing and maintaining calm, relaxed mind.

        Set some specific goals to aim towards. Example 10 push ups. Holding plank pose for 20 breaths or a time duration.

        Calcium, well also magnesium is important here and what vitamins to help absorb it. Tahini, sesame seeds butter, is rich in calcium. I personally do not follow any RDA. I feel the body and eat accordingly. But until you have a sense of what is healthy for you, guidance is preferable.
        The body absorbs nutrients more efficiently in a vegan diet. As the acid body changes to ph neutral even slightly alkaline, then less calcium is flushed out and less intake is required.

        If you have any questions ship it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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