Friday, 28 January 2011

So the diet

I have dropped down to 1400ish calories per day. This is very low but I need to do it be fit enough for El chorro.
To aid this I have a calorie counting app on my phone. I did a weigh in on Saturday when I started this. I weighed 13st4 (back up again). Since Saturday I have lost over 2 lbs (approx 1kg). This is a good start but you always loose weigh faster at first.

The low calorie intake is hard as I feel I am running on empty at times (such as now). I increase my calorie intake when I am exercising to make sure I can get a net 1400 calories.

On Saturday to start the diet I did a load of core work. This was probably too much as I was in agony all week from Monday onwards. Even coughing hurt. However it is feeling better today.

Climbing wise I got out on rock on Sunday and went to burbage north not the most successful trip ever but I got some stuff done. This week I went to Hudds wall on Wednesday and hopefully off to the deepot this afternoon.

I am mainly working on stamina at the moment as I am struggling to get my stamina back after my lay off from injury. El chorro is mainly big long routes which will take most of the day so I need to be quite fit to cope with this task.
The main big route I am targeting is Amtrax a very big 6a sports route with some trad involved on the easier pitches.
My other goal on the trip is to push my grade and successfully redpoint 6b+. This is a hard task from me as I have not climbed sports since a trip to north wales in the second half of last year. I believe 6b+ is my physical limit at the moment. I have eyed up two lines to work in Spain near where my climbing partner has his project.

I have 2 and a half weeks to prepare for my trip this mainly means I require mileage on rock and on plastic to build the stamina I will need for these hard projects.

Friday, 14 January 2011

weigh in

This morning I weighed in at 13st3. 1lb down on yesterday. Woo Hoo. A little win is always good.

Other good news:
Car fixed
Off to Ikea today.
Climbing tonight maybe? Will see.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

the weigh in

Er .... I weighed in at a massive 13st4 today two pounds heavier than my last weigh in back on the 14th of december.

Need to diet badly!!! Also I need to exercise more.

In other news:
My car is almost fixed. Hopefully by the end of today my car will be sorted completely.
I need a trip to Ikea soon. I might go friday to grab a few bits
The Electrician came today. The oven and the hob can be wired into the mains so that is cheaper than I thought.
I am hopefully buying a fridge freezer this weekend.

Everything else is a bit random.
Please enjoy my random blog post

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

cult following?

Rumour has it my blog has a cult following including people passing messages around the office when a new one is up.

Anyway heres an update I epically failed on some routes at hudds wall last night. I felt really fat and weak. On sunday I was setting off to the depot when I skidded on some ice and crashed my car into the curb. New wheel required gutted.
Its was a lucky accident as I only hit the curb. Fortunately I was not going too fast so I did not do much damage. Unfortunately I now need a new alloy and I may have done some internal damage to the car.
Just what I need when buying a new house!! oh well things happen.

Climbing wise I am now on a diet so I will let you know my weight when I checked it.

Fat and weak

I am very fat and weak.
That is all