“Everything in moderation” and the Gym

Why you should experience gym training and embark on a quest for strength and health… *Practical Fitness and Health Advice after a rant*

This is sparked as I’m quite passionate about Health and Fitness and consistently trying to improve myself but am simply appalled at the attitudes of others.

People often say life is about balance and that gym junkies are too extreme. To these people I say, is ordering a takeaway every week balance, our nutrition guidelines would say otherwise and we certainly don’t have a good reputation for drinking within the UK.

So why is it that going to the gym is often scoffed at and seen as something which is a choice when so many people advocate unhealthy lifestyles as being part of a “balanced life”. If you fall into this category, simply put, you’re lazy and part of the problem the United Kingdom and many Western countries are facing in regards to obesity, drinking problems and health. No matter what size, age or background you’ll be stretched to find someone who would not benefit from strenuous exercise.

“Everything in moderation” is spoken to those who have built a passion in going to the gym which just sounds like more laziness. Everyone has a daily routine for a reason and it certainly isn’t hard to keep fit and we should stop acting like it isn’t a normal thing to keep in shape.

There is nothing character building about putting off exercise, your nutrition and working in a sedentary job to boot. For all the sitting the human race does 45 minutes to 2 hours of exercise, at a high intensity is what you owe your body for a lifetime of unnatural tendencies living in the modern world.

Nutrition Plan:

This is within the context of health. Above all the quality of the food we eat matters more so than any specific food I or a magazine tell you to eat. Use some common sense and think whole foods such as vegetables, nuts and fruit. Meat and dairy can be included as it has some vitamins which may prove useful but isn’t necessary as vegan/vegetarian diets are noted to be very healthy (I’m a meat eater myself) I just warn you to follow a doctor’s supervision in regards to your own health when embarking on any diet weight loss or gain.

What I will stress is that junk food and fast food especially should be kept to a minimum for at least 3-4 weeks at a time as weekly ingesting of unhealthy foods can hinder results and your health.

Fitness Plan:

Home workout exercises: Squats, Push ups, pull ups/chin ups, dips, lunges. *Any of these can have added resistance through backpacks or whatever you can use with your imagination.*

Gym workout exercises: Barbell Squat, Barbell Bench Press, Barbell Overhead Press, Barbell Deadlift, Barbell/Dumbbell Rows, pull ups/chin ups, dips   ***Always seek advice and coaching when performing such exercises or risk injury through poor form and technique. Alternatively watch YouTube videos and exercise at your own discretion.***


Visiting London.

General Checklist/Guide on what you should do when visiting London…

  • Know exactly what you are visiting for and what to expect.

Whether browsing what to do in London, deciding to meet up with anyone or simply going for the thrill of it all, always have a game plan for what you expect to get out of this trip. Simply put London is massive, you will not get through it all in a day or even a week depending on what you are looking for so if your time there is short like mine was, ensure you are prepared and enjoy what you set out in doing otherwise you will find yourself mindlessly wandering between coffee shops like myself if you arrive prematurely.

  • Plan transport ahead of time.

There is a lot of travelling whether you live within London or outside but one thing is certain planning ahead in this area saves a lot of time. I will do a breakdown of what you can do to make travelling easier depending on your location…

ALL – Purchase an Oyster card and travel to your hearts content along the tubes of London but make sure you are aware of the routes and lines required as it is not a simple process, especially for first timers. As I said London is a big place and the underground is a god-send for getting around.

UK National Travelers – Highly suggest using National Rail Enquiries as it provides a list of tickets available for travel and is massively cost effective compared to driving all the way down yourself, especially if visiting Central London with parking prices that are practically extortionate.

Non-UK Worldwide Travelers- Use Google Flight to compare plane tickets for direct travel to London based on the price you’re looking for. It links to outside sites so you know you’re not just getting prices under the one website itself.

  • Save spending/safety money

This is entirely dependent on what you are visiting for but simply put London will have higher prices than the rest of the UK and couple this with exchange rates for foreigners and you can have yourself a hefty bill even for a small trip. Now this is just a general take home advice on life but save up and ensure you have a safety net of money for your travels for anything that goes wrong as well as money for leisure and food. Ultimately be smart and don’t go into debt over a trip to London because that’s not worth it for anyone and its not clever.

  • Be wary

Ultimately this is a major city and you cannot trust everyone so just make sure you be wary of your surroundings and don’t get caught up in gazing at sights. Pickpockets are common and if you’re especially worried simply buy a padlock for your belongings. Especially important for those considering Hostels within London who wish to be cost effective in travelling, check online for further reviews as I cannot speak for myself doing a day visit.

  • Have fun!

At the end of the day as long as you get something out of this trip it was worth it. It need not be long or too short just get something out of it and have a good time. Too many holidays and trips are made with guides who show you the sights but offer nothing in terms of enjoyment and so I say explore with some focus and make the most of the journey you plan to make to London and maybe you’ll get to see more next time…


London Park Fun

Starting a Blog

Starting my own blog and advice for you.

In the past I have tried to setup blogs before but each one simply led to reluctance to post or just a distinct lack of passion. As part of me deciding to indulge in my impulsive side and explore more, in every sense, I will be posting with content in a variety of areas depending on how passionate I am at the time.

If you want to start blogging or uploading content to the internet the best advice is to do it now. The internet is vast and you don’t have to be public like I do you can very much post anonymously so there isn’t much stopping you if you have reluctance due to this.

As per my impulsiveness make this blog as focused or unorganised as you want and embrace your creativity is all I can say in this regard. Be passionate, sharing what you love and maybe someone else can get inspired to write, start or share in the experience you’ve brought to them. Overall this doesn’t have to be the intention just have fun sometime.

Hope you enjoyed reading a particularly small post as just a little introduction to my writing style and for the future.

Do it now and never regret taking action!