I have given this post a ridiculous title because I could literally write that many posts on things you can do to get a more svelte, toned figure. Recipes, little exercises, mental trickery, self-brainwashing, all kinds of things could make their way into a series of posts dedicated to ‘getting in shape’. I could (maybe I should?) write an entire book on it. But I wanted to post this little picture (taken on my iPhone in Greece) because my body, at the precise moment this was taken, looked the best it has looked for about three or four years. This was taken at the very end of my 12 Day Educogym trial and I have never felt so healthy! By the last day, I was lifting over half my bodyweight and I could do ridiculously powerful squats. (I then went and ate my bodyweight in croissants for a week, but that is by-the-by. Holidays don’t count.)
Anyway, this is just a little interim post, because I’m actually going to go back to Educogym for another two weeks to get into a routine and set myself up for going out into the big bad world of free choice and ‘take it or leave it’ gym sessions. There will be a grand finale post for Educogym in which I’ll weight up the pros and cons (can’t actually think of that many cons whatsoever!) but there were people baying for blood, pictures-wise, so here it is. I’m still waiting on my ‘befores’ from various places, including a mysteriously missing hard-drive, but I can tell you right now that they don’t look like this!
(P.S. the camera angle makes my lower body look freakishly tiny – I’m not quite that small, but it’s a good lesson in ‘posing for a slimmer silhouette’!)