I used to like running..

Fun Posts, Running

I do want to get back into it. There’s so much of peace when I run. Hit the music and just go. Yes I am maybe a bit too heavy but the last couple of months I have managed to lost more than 15kg and I do feel a lot lighter and a lot mobile. The more I run, the faster I will lose weight (provided that I keep to my diet).

This morning when I woke up I was deciding whether to go to the gym or to walk. I decided to go walk instead because i wanted to sweat out. The weekend has been quite bad for my diet and doing weights not going to help much in removing the toxins unless I whack big time. So walking was the best. As I got to the car, then the tummy started giving me tummy issues. So I had no choice and did a stop at the other park (not arboretum) as it has a working toilet. Given the time spent in the toilet, I had no choice but to run or walk at the park. So I run lor.

I ran very slow because of my weight and fitness level. Whilst maintaining about 135BPM, I also ensure that not much impact to my knee. I remember a video that i saw about running slowly with smaller steps is much better than whacking. Well – to my benefit it works. I ran most of the track but of course extremely slow. Probably about 20% faster than my walking speed. I can obviously run faster but after 200-300 meters, I probably run out of steam and will be complaining of aching bones.

I think tomorrow I will continue running, maybe try at least three sessions this week. It’s relaxing especially if it’s outdoor. Indoor is a tad boring. And if I don’t have any shows to watch, I would probably fall asleep.

I need to think about my strategy after I get my new car. It is plug in hybrid therefore I need to charge it. The gym in the curve have a charger so maybe I need to run at the gym while waiting for the arrangement for power socket in my parking bag my apartment get sorted out. Let’s see.

All in all, a great start to the week!

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In the past four weeks, I’ve been working out on my own without my trainer. Honestly – it’s felt a bit different as with a trainer you have a sense of motivation as well as structure whenever you go into a gym. After finishing all my sessions, I decided to go on my own. After a bit of googling, I managed to find this website:

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The name itself says what its meant for. It’s actually a weighttraining portal for weighttrainers! As you go into the portal, you see things like this:

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Does it look familiar? Yes it does.

You can see all your training days, as well as the workout history..

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What I love about the site is it’s training plan..

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Currently, I am on my kettlebell workout plan for four weeks. I am now going on week 3 😀

You get shits like this!

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See – the best part about this, is that you can change your workout plan as you wish. Really can get away from plateau!

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I started with 5×5 workout plan initially for 4 four weeks, and 1 week after fasting month I moved to kettlebell as I don’t think I can lift that much of weight as well as the gym is super packed in the evening. Wouldn’t recommend doing weights in the evening unless you plan to come after 9pm.

What’s awesomer is that… it has an IOS App! It’s pretty damn good..

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What I love is that theres a workout video for most of the workout.

An android app is coming, but don’t know when..

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I am currently still far from the leaders..

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and notice my fitness report card! damn bad weih! slowly lah.. surely i get down to A soon. Hopefully – when I get down to a reasonable figure (again..) i can show some progress photos :p

8WC… it was a GROUP effort…

Fun Posts, Workouts

In the last 8 weeks, whole bunch of Bootcamp recruits participated in a challenge called 8 Weeks Challenge or better known as 8WC. The challenge is combination of both workout and diet – a formula that is fool proof! No one can exist without the other to achieve fast results!

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From the photos in the banner – past results are just amazing. From big belly to 6 packs in just 8 weeks! Amazing! But it’s not all that easy. As simple as it may sound, the effort required to complete the 8 weeks is just phenomenal. Mental power is so important to ensure you don’t fall off the wagon. Even if you fall, Gunny will be there to help you stand up and ride through the challenge!

The power of 8WC in COBC Malaysia is actually the group! The challenge is so much more easier with the support that WE get from the other recruits! For example, at different times of the session – we have pot lucks, we share recipes, we motivate each other (and make fun of each other too)!

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I must say – some of the recipes are just amazing!! For example – the oat bran cookies made by Wennice…

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Despite having a good result from 8WC – all the grads will move into simmer phase. Myself will continue with the 8WC diet to reach my ideal weight before moving into simmer phase. Simmer phase is a phase where we start moving back into the normal “healthy” diet..

And of course – as I’ve been repeating myself many many many times – losing weight is easy, maintaining it is difficult! But with the support of COBC recruits – am sure the 8WC grads will survive!

 

Hooyah!!!