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Mo Long Movember

4 Dec

Team Hackney Mo’s has reached £600! Thanks again so much to all those who have donated. Sadly all good things have to end and I have now shaved off the Mo.

I’ll be tweeting soon as to why I shaved it off, in my next blog on testing the EA Active 2 game on the XBox Kinect

Here’s a pic of me without a mo.

Ni

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Movember – the result!

30 Nov

Moustache season is nearly over and after 30 days of growing my mo and suffering the consequences, I can now announce that I have raised…

£255!!!

My team, The Hackney Mo’s have raised a total of £520.

All the money raised during Movember goes to help combat protate and other men’s cancers. What’s more you can still donate here http://mobro.co/TheEndIsNi

Here’s a picture of me pulling my best moustache face (it’s slightly picasso-esque)

Ni

 

Movember – 11 days in

11 Nov

 

IT’S already 11 days into Movember, the month in which men around the world grow moustaches to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer and other mens health issues.

Havinging lost my dad to cancer at the end of November last year, I decided to take on the challenge of growing a ‘Mo’, as they call it, to help the effort.

Finding out that my dad had cancer was a shock, though not all together suprising as he had smoked and drank for the majority of his life. However watching the man who brought me up slowly disappear into himself and lose all his ability was tough to say the least and the effect it had on my mother was hard. While as a family we are coping with his loss, it’s not something I would wish on anyone else, so while my efforts may not stop cancer, at least they’re helping in some way.

OK harrowing bit over. So from my usual babyfaced looks, I have managed to transorm into a moustacheod man (I know that isn’t a word… is it?) and have already raised nearly £150 in donations, thanks to a lot of kind people, including a massive £100 donation from @Clarioncomms.

I'm unconvinced on my Mo and have never before realised quite how big my nose is... i't's massive

While I haven’t inherited my dad’s ability to wear and suit a moustache, I am determined to keep it growing until the end of November. Who knows I may even come to like it.

If you are kind and able enough to make a donation, or even if you just want to keep up on my progress and poke fun, please visit my Mo Space here: http://mobro.co/TheEndIsNi

You’ll also be able to see the efforts of the rest of the 34 Kelshall Court Mo Bros as the whole flat is in on the team!

Every little helps and it will all be very much appreciated and don’t forget we’re looking to get mo’ money for no problems.

 

A new start

9 Oct

After a week from hell, in which I worked 40 hours by the end of Wednesday, I am ready to get back to the gym and a routine in which I can work out at least 3 times a week.

So I’m now aiming to spend the next six weeks completing a proper work out regime. To see how well I’ve done afterwards I’ll be comparing various measurements before and after the training period. These are listed below, along with my current readings. At the moment these are fairly average for my height (174cm or 5’8”).

 

MEASUREMENTS

Weight: 72.8 kg

Fat: 19.2%

Skeletal muscle: 40.5%

BMI: 24

My workout routine, as suggested by my gym instructor at LA Fitness, includes 20 minutes of aerobic work, 4 pin-loaded resistance and 4 free weight resistance exercises and core work. It’s also been suggested that I sporadically take a few classes, including spinning, to mix up my workout.

 

THE WORKOUT

WARM UP

Rower for 5 minutes

 

AEROBICS – any 2 of the following

Treadmill – 10 minutes

X-trainer – 10 minutes

Rower – 10 minutes

 

PIN LOADED EXERCISES – any 4 of the following at 3 sets of 10 reps on a challenging weight, making sure to mix upper and lower body exercises

Lat pulldown

Leg press

Leg curl

Shoulder press

Tricep pushdown

Chest press

 

FREE WEIGHT EXERCISES – as above, with the exception of 21s

Dumbell bench press

Flat flyes

Walking lunges

Lateral raise

Bicep curl

21s

 

CORE EXERCISES – I’ll be trying to fit this in around 5 times a week

Crunches – 4 sets of 20 reps

Plank – 4 sets of 30 seconds

Side bridge – 3 sets of 30 seconds on each side

cradles – 3 sets of 30 seconds

 

COOL DOWN

Recline bike – 5 minutes on no weight

 

To help me along I will also be taking creatine and protein supplements, with the aim of losing fat and increasing muscle mass, but that’s for another blog.

 

Wish me luck and I’ll let you know how I get on!

 

Ni the supplementer

My fastest run home! RESULT!

16 Aug

That’s right, I managed to cut my personal best for running home from work (5-6km) to 23 minutes. I’m really happy with this as it’s got me to the -25mins that I wanted to get to.

I also didn’t get any problems with my shins which is also great!

Ni, the Supplementer

200 Followers!! Thank you Twitter!

10 Aug

 

Thanks to all my @HealthSupp followers , there are now 200 of you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tweets so far and stick around for some more!

Health be with you,

Ni, The Supplementer

 

Welcome to The Health Supplement

19 Jul

Hello everybody,

So this is The Health Supplement. At the moment it’s just me (Ni – Hi nice to meet you), but I hope to get more people on board soon – I just have to convince them it’s a good idea… I aim to provide small steps to help keep your body running. We’ll be concentrating on health, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be having some fun too!!

The blog has primarily been set up to help people (including the writers – that’s me) get in shape and over the coming weeks, months and hopefully years, we’ll be sharing our adventures in the world of health with you, from diets to exercise and supplements to hobbies.

We hope you enjoy it and do let us know if you want us to cover anything.

All the best,

Ni, the Supplementer