Friday, 9 December 2011

The Health game

Hey all,

Another quick (and hopefully useful) blog on how to keep track of results/diet. Like the last blog on Music to help workouts this idea is just something a little different which could be used to get you to your personal goals.

We are going to play a game, well you're going to play... i'll be the host.

Alan Partridge, arguably the worlds greatest host

We are going to play "The Health Game" (cue cheesy tune) where the goal of the game is to get to 100 points.

The rules

- You earn points (maximum 3 per day) for doing things that put you closer to your goal (fat loss, muscle building, wellness, etc)

- You lose points for doing stuff that take you further from your goals (eating shit food, not exercising, drinking alcohol, etc)

- The points earned/taken away are reflective of the crime (and you must be honest with the crime)

Here are a few of my guidelines:


- Completed training session = 1 point
- Every meal that fits your training goal = 1/2 point
- Bed before 1030pm = 1 point
- Drink 3L water = 1 point
- Massage = 1 point
- Day out being active = 1 point
- post workout nutrition = 1/2 point

Being stroked while earning points? Win, Win.

REMEMBER 3 points scored per day maximum.


- Fast food = -3 points (nulify any scoring that day)
- Alcohol x 1 = -1 point
- Alcohol x more than 1 = -3 points (nulify any scoring that day)
- Eating after 7pm = -1 point
- Bed after 12 midnight = -1 point
- Sugary drinks = -2 points
- coffee after training = -1 point

More than 2 of these and you have 0 points for that day

*you can create your own scoring list based on whats important to you. Just be sure to not over-reward yourself for doing average things and always punish your scoring for doing the worst things (fast food, alcohol bingeing, sugary drinks).

Everyone starts on 0... Play this game for a day, see how you score. Play this game for a week, see how you score. If you cant get off square 1 with your scoring then you probably have some very bad, DAILY habits that are stopping you getting anywhere near your training goals.

Example Yesterday for me looked this:


- training session (fasted) = 1 point
- post workout nutrition = 1/2 point
- Sushi/sashimi lunch with banana = 1/2 point
- water intake good = 1 point

(at this point im looking at a maximum 3 point day... woop effing woop!)


- Chicken Katsu curry with udon noodles in fast food establishment (nulify point scoring for day) 
- Frappacino with Almond snickers

Dont ask me why but i just fancied it, and although it did no long term damage, my new total for the next day was ZERO (0) Nothing.

This is how most people live their whole lives. Play the game, see how many points you can score today, the next week, the rest of the year. My personal goal is to score 20 points over the next 7 days and 30 points before xmas day.

This is just a bit of fun, let me know if it works for you. Imagine getting to 100 and take a look at yourself in the mirror - im 100% sure there would be changes!

See ya :)

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