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Fuel Challenge | FuelStory: Yang

posted by on 08/01/2013

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I’m a newbie to these Nike Fuel bands, but doing the Nike Fuel Challenge has encouraged me to make a few small changes throughout my day and I do not mean waving my arms about at every opportunity!! My activity over the last few days has been quite varied; between working, going to the gym, chilling at home and Azonto’ing on Friday night; I would say the latter raked in the most points. Read more after the break.

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23.30 – I go to bed with the intention of waking up earlier than normal to run on the treadmill

06.45- My alarm rings, I no longer have the intention of using the treadmill so I go back to sleep

07.15 – Ok I have to get up now, been snoozing for 30mins. I begin my morning ritual and of course my boiler decides to break down- meaning a kettle assisted luke-warm shower. I am livid.

08.00 – I make my exit but not before I grab the last breakfast bar, my cost-effective flask filled with black coffee and then stuff my bag with gym attire. I said to myself that I would walk to my local tube station rather than sinfully wait for the bus, however I knew deep down I’d be getting on it if it happened to be there as I walk past the stop! It didn’t though.

Given that I work all the way out in the sticks (Barkingside), my tube journey is usually quite civil provided the District line doesn’t mess about. Look at all that space on the central line… and green. Ecstasy.

I work typical 9-5/6 hours, most of which I will spend glued to my seat. I’ll get up for meetings in the other building (we work in cottages… yes really). Since I don’t move much at work, I usually go for a walk at lunch; we’ve got so much green space around the office

As for lunch: I’m a food lover and at my first office based job a couple of years ago I would go for burrito lunches and be conking out by 2 and never understand why! If you eat foods that are too high in carbs on your lunch break… its game over, party done; but with this knowledge I still take chances. After spending the Christmas break at my Mums, I was encouraged to take food to work which lead to me chomping Jolloff rice and chicken with one supermalt for lunch. Can you imagine, the struggle to stay awake was real.

Anyway these days I usually go to Tesco and buy a side salad and some chicken, £2.50, bargain!

So after work I got myself down to the gym for a work out. I’m a member at Sportdock, if you live around the Eastham/Beckton area and are looking to join a gym then you should check it out. Sports Dock is based on the UEL campus, membership is £25p/m for a Silver membership which allows off-peak access and £40p/m for a Gold membership which allows access anytime. It’s a pretty neat gym, you can find more info here.

I leave the gym feeling as energetic as ever, a novelty that wore off rather quickly as I dragged my feet through Asda to pick up a few bits and pieces for the next day. I catch the gloomy bus and arrive at home just before 10. I’d usually jump in front of the computer but at this point, it was time to wrap it up and head for bed.