Hey Tony, gotta start off by saying that your "work" is amazing, great motivation.
Well, to the thing. I'm a 16 years old guy from Sweden, right now I'm at 187lbs. In May I started doing some boxingtraining and went from 211lbs to 185lbs in around 1½ month, after that we went on holiday to another country for 3 weeks which made me gain 9lbs but now I'm kinda back on track again. Anyways, the problem I got is the computer, when I'm not training or hanging out with friends (which kinda sucks atm as it's pretty cold outside now) I'm at the computer, even if I'm bored out of my mind while sitting there, I still stay, browsing the internet for an hour or 2, or 3.
Luckily, school will start in a few days which will give me less time for the computer due to training and such. I don't really eat healthy, I try to avoid candy, soda and those things but I still eat the same, a bit less perhaps (instead of taking 2 portions, I go for 1 even if the food is really delicious).
So my question for you is, what can I do to get away from the computer more? I've been trying to do more stuff but I always end up behind the computers screen, which I don't really want to do but it's like I automaticly go there.
Hello, if you are weight training then you do need rest time in order to recover and allow your muscles to heal. If you are trying to lose weight then i don't see a problem with doing additional cardio instead of going on the computer as long as you are eating enough protein so your body does not metabolize your muscle for energy. If you are healthy and seeing the results you are looking for then i don't see a problem being in front of the computer. However, if you want to accelerate your weight loss then i don't see a problem with doing some addition cardio during your down time.
If you want to optimize your computer time then i suggest researching training methods which could benefit you or looking up information about nutrition in order to further aid you muscle gain and weight loss journey.
Here's another tip to help you. Tell yourself that for every 45 minutes you spend on the computer, you have to spend 15 minutes doing some form of exercise. Go for a walk, a run, do sit ups, push ups, deep knee bends, something. SO if you spend 3 hours on the computer, you will have spent 45 minutes of it working out. Split it up like this - work out 15 min, 45 min on the computer, work out again for 15 min. 45 minutes on the computer, etc. If you do that, you will get 45 minutes a day of exercise. Doesn't that sound easy?
Tony isn't a licensed nutritionist yet, so he can't give anyone advice on what to do. Please consult your doctor for his professional opinion on a diet/nutrition program that will work for you.
Tony's blog is a journal of his experiences and what has worked for him. He lists general guidelines and suggestions only. He is NOT a professional.