Saturday, January 29, 2011

1st month accomplishment

2 pounds. My goal is to lose 2 lbs. a week but instead lost 2 lbs for the whole month. Well what can I say? I promised not to cheat but there are times when I have to give in to food, especially when I'm in Manila :S 2 lbs ain't bad. I shall make it 3 this Feb :) Go! Go! Go!

Workout videos:

On my 3-day workweek:

1) 30 Day Shred - I do this every other day and I am starting Level 2 on Jan 31.

2) Walking - I always have my pedometer with me and see to it I walk 5,000 steps on my workout days and 10,000 steps on my non-work out days.
When it's a cheat day, it's a cheat day! Eat anything without limits!

On my Off days: 1 day gym, 1 day jog, 1 day 30DS and malling, 1 day rest

I read this long time ago and thought of sharing it with you: When you are losing weight without involving an exercise program, you are also losing muscles in the process and we all know that muscles burn calories, thus when you stop cutting calories and start eating again, all the muscles you lost will be replaced by fat, thus making you fatter and look bigger. Read here

Kaya dapat mag weights :) For this, I recommend Jillian Michael's No More Trouble Zone and The Firm

I shall try Turbofire soon. Godluck Dieters :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 1 parin

Ang HIRAP magpapayat! Ang HIRAP magworkout! Ang HIRAP mag diet. Ang hirap magsimula! Ang HIRAP ituloy! Usually beachcapades motivate me but as of now there are no plans for that yet. I need an 'A.S.A.P.' motivation to do this! I can't even jog coz it's raining outside booooo.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 1 of Week 1

I am officially starting my diet today and I hope that it is something that I can stick to by blogging about it. At 5'1 , I currently weigh 60 kilos, yes you read it right, a whopping 132 lbs. My initial goal is to lose 2 lbs. a week and eventually lose 8 lbs by first quarter, 15 lbs by 2nd and 20 lbs by 3rd quarter. It's realistic and attainable right? Today I will start again and this time stick to it!

First thing is to jumpstart my metabolism by doing a regular exercise. I have already downloaded 30-day shred by Jillian Michaels 2 months ago and will start Day 1 today. I will also do her No More Trouble Zones for toning. I can say that it is effective since I lost 4 lbs last September by doing it daily and by incorporating some running and other workout videos. Good thing about it is it's only 25 minutes a day and it promises one to lose 20 pounds in 30 days. I highly recommend it for starters. Try it :)

Next is to get rid of the junk foods and when I say get rid - yes get rid of it by all means - Throw away or give it away. I gave away almost all of my chocolates as Christmas presents and those which I got during the Holidays were left in Manila :p I still have one box of Meiji Dark Chocolate here in SG (did I mention almost all?) and will keep it for emergency. :)

Eat more fruits and vegetables. I should be careful which fruits to choose. I'm always fond of bananas but I know that apple is always the better alternative. Eating vegetables is not a problem as I lurve lurve lurve gulay.

Fourth thing is to cut out juice and diet soda and stick to water. Enough said.

Track it. One is by blogging and the other means is by using this tool - I used this last September when I was at my heaviest. I was able to lose 2 lbs. a week and a total of 6 lbs. for one month here. It wasn't a strict diet but I did a lot of exercising and running that time which really helped.

And if all else fails, pray!

Starting is hard, losing is harder, and maintaining is the hardest! Kaya simulan na ito!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hello 2011

Happy New Year Everyone :)