The training diaries of a formerly overweight, office worker who decided to turn himself into a hardcore endurance athlete and take on the toughest footrace in the world, the Marathon des Sables in Morocco. With this completed in April 2012, his fitness journey continues, most recently with a 26.4km marathon lake swim
One of the things that really doesn't help me to stay in shape on a constant basis is that I think I am slightly deluded. When I am buff, I look in the mirror and think "Hey, how you doing....". Then the exercise routine slows down, I continue eating enough for an entire family (and their extended family too) and the slight bulges and droops start to come. But I still look in the mirror and think "Hey, how you doing...". It continues like this until someone asks me "Paul, are you the world's first?". The world's first what I say. "Oh the world's first pregnant man I mean". Thats when I realise my six-pack has become a six-saggy-sack.
I think a good body awareness is key to staying in shape. One way to keep body awareness is to dress in Spandex. As you may remember the whole Spandex craze started because of Mr Motivator. He was a classic. You soon realise if you are bulging that way. One of my friends Scott insists on wearing Spandex. I am not sure if he is slightly deluded like myself, but he always seems to think he looks great in it.
How many ladies do you see too, wearing narrow waisted skin tight jeans, with a good generous portion of jello pouring over them. I believe if I have got my terminology right that they are referred to as "muffin tops". I mean please, try wearing well-fitted jeans. They will make you look so much more attractive.
Now for some amusing photos so you can see I am not exaggerating when I mention words such as pregnant and buff.