Life as an ex pat can be tough. Time away from family back in the UK, small things like English TV & Media, Football.
But then every now and then you see something like this building, Rathaus Wien, and realise exactly why you are doing it.
I’ve come here to learn, explore and continue my challenge to conquer Europe by running its marathons, learning its languages and best of all experiencing its culture.
Up, breakfast, get ready to work and then at the end of the day no time left or too tired to hit the gym ?
Your diet and training should go hand in hand, and my advice would be to go through the initial pain and get yourself out of bed 1 hour earlier !
Set the alarm, prepare your gym bad the night before and get to the weights nice and early. The best bit – missing the mad rush in the evening and scrambling for machines.
Set yourself a circuit in the empty gym and work through a high intensity circuit for 30 minutes after a 10 minute warm up. Workout done, 20 minutes for a nice cold shower and to get your suit on.
You will also notice how much more productive you will be in the office first thing 😉
SET THAT ALARM !
Few guys asking for advice on how to get enough carbs out of a wheat free diet. Here’s a daily example below. Stick to it, measure yourself and watch the bloat reduce !
Smoothie – 1/2 bag of frozen summer fruits. 1 banana. Handful of jumbo oats. Scoop of whey protein. Yoghurt, contents of standard pot.
Snacks in between meals ( important ) ; Nuts. Seeds. Meats on Rice Cakes. Keep the protein levels high.
Lunch ; Quinoa & Chicken – flavour as you wish.
Dinner : Meat & Veg / Salad.
Personally when trying to lose weight, i ease of the amount of carbs eaten later in the day, or maybe even have no carbs after the lunch time intake.
Eat like a King in the morning, graze throughout the day.
Keeping off the gluten and wheat will regulate your sugar levels, forcing your body to use fat rather than sugar for its energy source. Once regulated, your energy levels should stay the same all day, preventing desperate cravings for crappy foods. Cut out the processed sugar to help with this 🙂
Enjoy, and let me know how you get on !
The map below shows the views my blog received from 52 countries.
This time next year, I hope to be able to communicate with some of you in your native languages 🙂
Good luck in 2013 with your personal goals, and remember to live this year like its your last !
Switzerland, the financial hub of Europe is a country that is certainly on my agenda. The low tax scheme and high quality of life is one I wish to experience one day.
Interesting how the country is divided into languages spoken. As I am studying German in 2013 as my primary focus, I am looking at a second language to build a base of ready for when my German is good enough to move on. Perhaps Italian as the second ?
One cheat meal for the week is allowed. And I live in Vienna, so that meal HAS to be desert.
I romantically shared this with my colleague Robert. How beautiful…