THE #LIVEPURE CHAL­LENGE 02

Adam White is go­ing from fat to fit with a tai­lored well­ness pro­gram with the Pure Group.

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I’m get­ting used to it. Slowly, glacially slowly, I’m get­ting used to it.

Not that it’s easy. I work too far out of town to train at lunch, and I never know when I’ll be get­ting off work—so morn­ing train­ing it is.

Which is a prob­lem, as my ideal morn­ings start at 11:59am. But now I’m drag­ging my­self out of bed to get to the gym at 7:30am. Five days a week. FIVE DAYS A WEEK! I used to be able to count the things I do five days a week on three fin­gers: Eat, sleep, re­peat.

Nowa­days, it goes: Eat (less), sleep (more), go to the gym (all the time), re­peat.

But like all things, you get used to it. I’ve not re-en­coun­tered the sheer pain I felt the day af­ter my first work­out, and thanks to my PT at Pure Fit­ness, Felix, I’m learn­ing a lot about how my body works: which mus­cles do what, what con­trols where, and how to work ‘em.

Thank­fully, Felix hasn’t asked me to start sprint­ing 15 miles a day. In­stead the early part of my train­ing is all about kick­start­ing my sloth­ful me­tab­o­lism into gear, get­ting my body used to the idea that it should be burn­ing more en­ergy.

That takes the form of walk­ing a tread­mill set at an in­cline. Not for all that long—20 min­utes does it—but fast enough that I’m feel­ing it. And I’m spend­ing a lot of my time work­ing my legs. The legs are a big mus­cle group, Felix tells me. The more I work the big mus­cle groups, the faster my body burns fat. And that means squats. Lots and lots of squats.

As for the diet, it’s tricky. I’ve more or less cut rice, pasta and noo­dles from my diet, re­plac­ing them with fiber to keep me feel­ing full. (Thank­fully, meals at Nood Food mean I don’t have to cook ev­ery­thing from scratch).

But be­tween that and the early gym ses­sions, I’ve got less en­ergy than I used to.

But the truth is, it’s work­ing. The other day I walked around a cor­ner and my Glam­orous Fiancée had to dou­ble-take. She says I’m look­ing way skin­nier.

I don’t feel it—but I’m drop­ping weight, and drop­ping ki­los at that. Af­ter two weeks, I’m down 4.5kg. Four and a half ki­los!

I don’t ex­pect that rate of loss to con­tinue. But it’s a pretty good start, enough to keep me mo­ti­vated. And so my daily rou­tine con­tin­ues: Eat

(less), sleep (more), go to the gym (all the time), re­peat. And maybe, just maybe, feel a lit­tle bet­ter.

I still hate the morn­ings, though.

Next time: The Strong­man Game Get in­volved: Twit­ter/In­sta­gram @adamawhite, #LivePure (or #MakeA­damFitA­gain).

Af­ter two weeks, I’m down 4.5kg. Four and a half ki­los!”

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