I'm feeling pretty good so far and am staying well on track, but some advice would be appreciated. I'll break it down to make it easier to reply to.
My goal is to lose the body fat and tone up, add a little bit of muscle bulk too.
Diet: I've cut out anything that is fried or battered at all. I make a real effort to make all my own meals, and if I have to get takeaway I'll choose something like a 6-inch sub or a sandwich made at a local deli. I read that increasing your metabolism with the foods you eat is a good way to couple weight loss with workout, so I've been eating rolled oats with plain greek yoghurt and natural honey for breakfast, turkey, cheese, tomato and lettuce on wholemeal bread for lunch and dinner I have a bunch of steamed vegies, sometimes with a couple smallish potatoes (boiled then baked in the oven crisp them up a little, virtually no oil) and some protein of some kind (usually half a porterhouse steak, chicken kiev or a couple sausages). For snacks I've been eating apples and if I'm quit hungry during the middle of the day I'll have a second sandwich. I've also bought some protein drinks to drink (Up&Go) once a day, not sure if this is a good idea or not. Also been having one Omega 3 capsule a day.
Workout: It's taken me about a week or so to suss it out but I think I have it close to sorted now. Mon/Wed/Fri I'll do 6 minutes on the exercise bike (45 seconds medium, 30 seconds hard, 45 seconds medium, 3 reps of that) followed by 7 dumbbell exercises (3 sets each, the weights I've almost sussed out and have been aiming to get the correct weight so by the end of the third set I'm struggling to complete the last couple reps) followed by a repeat of the bike routine to conclude. Tues/Thurs/Sat I'll do 20 straight minutes of the same kind of cardio on the bike followed by some ab exercises that I found on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkKCVCZe … feature=iv
On Sundays I'll give myself a day off from working out.
I try to drink PLENTY of water, have avoided any softdrink and cut back my alcohol intake significantly, and I try to get enough sleep at night. I also try to have dinner by 7pm (work sometimes does not allow this and I won't eat till 9:30 some nights) and not snack after dinner.
So, is that all sounding good? Am I missing something? Am I doing something wrong? What am I doing right?