Friday, June 19, 2015

Harvest time

We just concluded a program in church and it centred on harvest. As we enter into the half of the year, we prayed into a time of great harvest in every area of life. Seed time done in obedience will surely bring great harvest. I already started seeing great results coming my way and I know a more permanent harvest is coming my way soon.



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Just Do It

That has been my watch word for the past weeks and I had been reaping the dividends of this. I just workout without thinking and all I look forward to is getting to the middle of the video, because immediately I get to the middle of it, I know it will soon end and I keep giving it my best.

Unfortunately this works best for my workout but not for my diet yet. Still my diet is jeopardizing my efforts, not my faults I think some hormones are just wacky and I possibly do not have anything to calm them down right now. I can only work around them and wait.

In view of this I wish to start some multivitamins so that my body is in control of a few things. Not sure if age is catching up lol.

I will keep up with the mantra and it can only get better.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rules of Rebellion

1. We don't care where you came from, only where you are going;
2. When you join, you are in for life;
3. We train as naturally as possible;
4. We understand that you can't outrun your fork;
5. We understand that fat is not the enemy;
6. We train with conviction and intelligence
7. We exercise because it's fun
8. We never leave our wing men;
9. We question everything
10. We take care of business
11. We take pride in ourselves

11 Pillars Nerd Fitness Rebellion

One of my best inspirational fitness blogs is Nerd Fitness

While reading and searching today, I saw something that I proved this past week, that

You can NEVER outdo a bad diet.

This statement was tested and proved over the past weekend when I decided to do a last workout of jump rope for 10 minutes (interval training). At the end of it my heart was thumping so hard in my chest but this is all I got on my HRM (data below)



Just 91 calories!!! was all I had to show for it (1 hardboiled egg or a slice of white bread). So you see that just as this article emphasize, it is not first of all exercising habits but food habits that changes and the desired weight loss goals will be attained.

Then the 80/20 rule comes in now.

I personally know this fact but I love to exercise because it is more fun for me. I keep working on my diet and I know it can only become easier.

The hardest part is what really works. [Irony]

Food is what we are used to and making changes to them is quite difficult.



Nerd Fitness is a blog by STEVE KAMB

What changes are you making to your diet?

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Week One

Hey Friends,

I decided to stop the former streak at Day 142 and I am starting a new one, in this month of May. I started with so much energy till TOM stopped me in my tracks but I am most grateful that it was not a really painful experience.

Week 1: May 1 - May 7, 2015

Weigh In Wednesday: 165lbs = 74.8kg

Nutrition: Food was not in range most part of the week because of TOM and there was a terrible craving for carbs. I ate bread twice within the week (I take bread only on weekends), but I still tried to put myself in check at every point of eating.

Fitness
Friday - 15 minutes
Saturday - 74 minutes
Monday - 40 minutes
Tuesday - 30 minutes = 159 Fitness Minutes

NSV: No clothe is snugly on my body this week. I could also kneel down for 30 minutes praying.


Above is the guide for my weekly streak. Workout 5-6 days of the week with a minimum of 250 minutes each week.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Simply Not Easy

Hey friends, I had been on a vacation for the past two weeks and thus MIA. I am happy to be back home to everything especially GO and my workouts.

During the period of my vacation, I had a workout buddy [a beginner though] who pressed me for a sweaty session for every single day I was in their house. It was truly not convenient because I wanted to just rest, eat and sight-see, I became an instructor instead and sweated on a daily basis. I am eventually grateful for the "push" because my weight was much lower to my surprise and excitement.

Well, back to business.

I was out to church for a retreat today and on my way back, I bought a slice of watermelon [deciding to eat my water]. As I moved up I saw a cart with carrots and I was thinking I should have bought those instead, but right in my head, I thought "who said losing weight is easy" and the best gift you can give yourself as you lose weight is to tell yourself that 'it is not easy' [just worth it in the long run]. Lemme let you into my thoughts:

1. Watermelon is actually easier to take than Cucumber
2. Apples are easier to take than carrots
3. Some butter/margarine is easier on the tongue than avocado dip
4. White [polished] rice is easier than some chaffed brown rice
5. White bread is far easier than some sugarless wheat bread.
6. Sitting is easier on the body than burpees
7. Eating much food is easier than controlled portions


The list is just endless, you can think of more. It is a reality and we need to face the reality and at the end of it make a choice.

A great CHOICE

I was in a cab this afternoon and a lady flagged the cab, a show of relief was on my face when the driver ignored her, [she is fat]. Is that what is likely to happen to me too whenever I flag down a cab and I am ignored? lol

You see what I meant that it's about choice, one of the consequences of going the easy way is to be ignored continuously by cab drivers. That is more emotionally disturbing than could be imagined.

Going the NOT EASY road might be initially difficult but your body [including your tongue] adjusts and sooner the not-too-good-foods [different from the not-so-easy-on-the-tongue-foods] gives you bug whenever you take them. For example, whenever I eat more than desired calories, I have a constipation which makes me really uneasy and may lead to some toilet issues the second day [sorry TMI]. So? What do I gain from a runny tummy? Nothing...

I still maintained that you can list all the uneasy things you do to lose weight, come to terms with them without compromise, deal with them and move towards a healthy life.

At the beginning of my journey in weight loss, I just wanted to be healthy first and if I lose weight within it, it's a bonus for me.




Tell us more, what did you have to give up while journeying to great health?
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