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Back After a Baby

I’m back training after about 8 months off training. I stopped mainly because we had a baby but it was topped off by my mum dying around the same time, I just worked, enjoyed the first months of my sons life and ate (and ate!).
But I have the motivation to come back so I’m giving myself until the summer to reach my goal of 10-12% BF.

This is my proposed training schedule (open to suggestions);
Dips/Chins (superset)

DB shoulder press (standing)
Leg press

DB bench press
Push ups
(Obviously this is a TBT regime, I’m aiming for high reps/med weight, keep my heart rate up and speed up my metabolism.)

I’m not on a specific diet but I’ve cut out refined sugar and any fried foods.

If you cared to look through my posting history you’d see quite a few non-starters, but to keep myself motivated I’m going to post weekly photos, I want to be ready for my family’s planned surfing holiday this summer.

First photo coming soon, thanks guys.

Week 1 Photo.

Totally let myself go. But training is going well so far, got a training partner for Wednesdays. Still getting into the swing of things with my diet.
Off for a day of off for a day of mountaineering on saturday which usually gets my metabolism raging.
Also, now that the snows come in I’ll be snowboarding quite a bit while it lasts.


Saturday I climbed a mountain with 3 peaks, total ascent was around 1100 meters, all round time was 6.5hrs.

Monday was good, I’m not going to go into tedious lists of sets/reps because its basically just me reading this. Although I added 4 sets of calves.

Settling into diet still. My main calories come from granola/milk, rice/mackerel, tuna/toast.

Not sure if you have seen, but there are a number of people on this site with a similar goal. Sort of an additional motivation and accountability to finally hit the goal of slimming down.

Good luck, man.

Thanks very much!

Week 2 photo.

This is great! After having a baby, I am planning to get fit and have regular gym, it’s been 6 months I gave birth. Am I qualified to go to gym?

Just going to pick up from where I left off. In short, we had another baby.
But now I have a new job that gives me much more free time - I’ve a lot of extra weight to lose but I’ve started dieting and doing hill sprints 3 times a week (pre breakfast) , when I feel ready then I’ll start gym sessions twice a week, focusing on high intensity for weight loss.

Diet as is ;
Meal 1- scrambled eggs on toast
Meal 2- fish, beetroot, peas
Meal 3- roasted vegetables

Not much protein just now, as my training progresses I will figure that out.

@Books wishing you well, switching to a job that allowed more balance was one of the best life decisions I ever made so I hope you will experience great improvements too

Thanks burnur.

Diet and exercise routine is going well. I’ve added floor workouts on the days that I don’t run,just basic core workouts to tighten everything up.

So far I’m really happy with progress

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