I Got my First WWE Cardboard Cutout!

I’ve been a fan of WWE for years. Currently, my favourite superstars are CM Punk, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. As for the Diva’s, I’ve always had a thing for Paige and Becky Lynch and Bayley. But it never dawned on me how cool it would be to have a life-size cut-out standing in my room. So, I decided to plonk down $80 at superstarcutouts for a Dean Ambrose and a Paige cutout. They arrived quickly, as promised, and they looked great! The actual graphics are high quality and look legit and the cardboard was sturdy and stood up well.

I can see why they’re so popular as I now feel the need to increase my collection to create a full roster, but I’m not sure my bedroom could accommodate the 30+ they currently have available. I guess the next step is to have them talk/move, but I think that’s just wishful thinking on my part. Overall, if you’re a fan of the WWE, or you’re looking for a gift for someone that loves the WWE, I guarantee a cardboard cutout will put a smile on their face. They won’t break the bank, either, which is always a bonus.

2-day Weight Loss Diet Plan

OK, so I’ve been getting a few emails lately asking if I could post an example of a simple yet tasty weight loss eating plan. Well, you’re in luck! Here’s a 2-day menu planner which you can use anytime, anywhere. Click here for more weight loss diet plans.


Breakfast: Spinach and fried egg on toast. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook 1 egg for 2-3 minutes or until the white sets. Meanwhile, wilt 2 cups baby spinach in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute. Drain and serve on 1 (42g) slice toasted wholegrain bread with egg on top. Yum!

Lunch: Corned beef on rye. Spread 2 (20g) slices light rye bread with 3 tsp Dijon mustard and fill with 100g lean cooked corned beef, 1 (25g) sliced gherkin, 1 (17g) slice light cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cabbage.

Dinner: Bacon and prawn cauliflower fried rice.

Snacks: Spread 1 (35g) slice of toasted soy and linseed bread with 2 tbs low-fat ricotta cheese. Top with fresh sliced figs. 1 sliced apple and 10 almonds.


Breakfast: Plum porridge. Place 1/2 a cup (40g) rolled oats, 1 cup (250ml) water and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, chargrill 3 halved plums for 2 minutes or until softened. Add to porridge and drizzle with 2 tsp honey.

Lunch: Smoked salmon salad. Arrange 3 (25g) slices smoked salmon with 50g baby spinach, 50g halved cherry tomatoes. 1 cup (175g) cooked chickpeas and 1/4 thinly sliced small red onion on a plate. Dollop over 1/4 cup (60g) cottage cheese. Sprinkle with 1 tbs chopped fresh chives. 2 tsp baby capers and 1 tsp lemon zest. Season.

Dinner: Quick Indian spice-rubbed turkey steaks with brown rice salad.

Snacks: Top 1/2 cup (120g) no-fat natural Greek yoghurt with sliced grapes. 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk for tea or coffee. Carrot sticks with 1 tbs hummus.

Follow these weight loss eating plans as they are or choose your favourites to create your own menu.

My Journey to 6-Pack Abs, Fast!

fast absOne of my resolutions for 2016 has been to lose my belly. Too long have I suffered the embarrassment of not being able to go shirtless at the beach and feeling insecure about my looks, but not this year. This is the year I bring my abs out of hiding!

As I learned from TheAbsMan, the most important factor for getting abs fast is your diet. This meant a total overhaul of what I was currently eating and the introduction of a slick new eating plan made up of protein, carbs and healthy fats. I got most of my diet ideas here (link: How to Get Abs Fast: 6 Diet Secrets in 4 minutes) and swiftly began putting them into practice.

While the cravings for sugar were a little tough to manage at first, they did subside after about a week. Every day now I begin with 2 fried eggs on toast and a cup of coffee. This is a far cry from my usual bowl of cereal, but I already feel a difference in energy and don’t get hungry as quickly come mid-morning. I also introduced a daily smoothie which I have at 2pm. I use a handful of oatmeal, 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder, 1 teaspoon of maca powder, a handful of ice cubes, a squirt of chocolate syrup and a dash of milk. As for dinner, I like to keep things simple and usually just use beef, chicken or fish together with some veggies and complex carbs, like sweet potato.

My exercise regimen currently consists of cardio ~3 times a week together with 30-40 minutes of weight training. I use a combination of body weight exercises (push ups, dips, pull ups) and free-weights. I (purposefully) don’t do much direct ab work and instead use my time to focus on compound ‘pushing’ and ‘pulling’ movements as science shows this is the best way to ditch fat. I do 3-5 sets of 5-6 exercises for between 5-12 reps.

As for results thus far, you’ll be pleased to hear that I have lost 4.5kg to date. Not bad for 4 weeks, eh? I plan to continue my current routine and hope to get down and ~15% body fat before summer, which should (hopefully) mean that I can start flaunting my abs, whoop-whoop!