Well it's been a long time since I updated this because coursework has been piling on. However, I've still kept up the routine (with increasing difficulty over the weeks) and the diet.
And I sit here now drinking the protein shake of victory!
I have completed my 6 weeks of Ross Enamait's beginner's training plan (and in the process quit drinking and have become much happier and more energetic). I've now begun my own intermediate bodyweight plan and to commemorate it, I've taken Ross' 100 Burpee Test.
Not only did I complete the test but I've done it in 12 minutes and 20 seconds!
I think this is a fine result for a beginner who's only trained burpees for 6 weeks. I could barely believe it myself when I pressed "stop" on my stopwatch. I've got to admit, Ross' Never Gymless manual and programmes and my new low carb lifestyle have exceeded my wildest imaginings. I couldn't even do 20 consecutive pushups 6 weeks ago.
I sincerely recommend this manual to anyone who's interested in bodyweight training. I'll also recommend reading The complete guide to strength training
by Anita Bean, which was an excellent reference on supplementation and rounded my diet out, giving me the information I needed to begin eating properly for my needs.
Now I can get started on working towards one armed pushups.
I guess it's true that training is its own reward.
P.S. Also goes to show that you can even get fit with short, convenient workouts throughout the week. Most of my workouts have run for less than 20 minutes on any given day.