Monday, February 14, 2011

No Pain, No Gain

This is the first time after a long time that it feels like my limbs are being dismembered after a tough workout. I included a lot of different moves today in my exercise.

*I used medicine ball for a longer time for standing reverse wood chop, also for balancing seated twist. Instead of kettlebell (which my gym does not have), I used medicine ball for some swing moves for my arms.

*I did side plank.

*I followed instructions 2, 4, and 5 (not 7 as I mistakenly posted in my Facebook status), Six Moves to Six-Pack Abs.

All these on top of my usual strength training exercises. It feels good but I fell asleep as soon as I got home. Until now I still feel so stretched, lol.

Here are the exercises I tried to do from the article I mentioned above. The pictures were also lifted from that instructional.

Helicopter Honer

This is the Helicopter Honer". Looking at the weights the model is holding, I think they are only a kilo each. I used 3 kilos for each hand. I might have overdid it? But it was a recharging move. I will definitely include this in my routine for the next couple of weeks.

The Swimmer

"The Swimmer", I have been doing this for quite some time now without the ball. I squat and extend my arms back and forth.

Windmill Whittler

So far this I find a little hard because I cannot keep still resting one foot/leg on top of the ball. I know I'll get used to it and I'll be able to find the perfect balance. But compared to the first time I tried this, I did better today. I was able to do full circles for both legs.

Till my next ordeal, haha. :) Will hit the sack now as I have a very important meeting tomorrow. Good night and happy valentine's!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weight Watching Progress So Far

It's been 3 weeks from my last post when I said I am going back to my diet so I'll go back to my below 120 lb weight, specifically at 117 lbs, with the goal of reaching 112 lbs by the end of February 2011.

What happened?

My weight went down on the last week of January by 1 lb. But my fat mass and BMI went up. Not good. Not good at all.

I did not weigh in on the first week of February because I didn't want to be disappointed. I was managing my food intake, yes, but I know I am still eating chips which do not contribute to managing my calorie intake.

But I weighed in mid-week this week so that I know where I am already, how I am doing with my weight management. I was so surprised because I gained weight by 2.6 lbs! I have been managing what I eat and have been going to the gym regularly again. Hmmm.....

But looking at my fat mass, fat % and FFM (Fat Free Mass), they all went down by 1.8 lbs, 2.1% and 4.4 lbs. This clearly means the weight gain I had is not fat but muscles. I am a happier person because of this. :)

Okay, I am not resting on my laurels, lol. I still want to reach 112 lbs but I don't think that is possible now this February. Let me adjust my goal to at least go back to 117 lbs by the end of February 2011. Yes, I have to put in the year. I'm OC like that.

Let me just remind myself that I have to be within the healthy range of my BMI, Fat Percentage/Fat Mass. Right now I am in the mid-range for both but I want them to be in the lower end of the healthy range for my age/height/weight.

I'll be jotting down again my food intake starting tomorrow. I'll be having more of fruits, oats, wheat pasta. I WILL NEVER TOUCH CHIPS AND CHOCOLATE CAKE IN THE MEANTIME.


I am expecting to be at least 117 lbs again by the end of this month. Discipline, discipline. Eye on the prize. Another thing, I need to tone my mid-section again.

I can do this. :) So help me, God.
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