Since I quit smoking (btw check this quit smoking site out), was in Brunei for 5 weeks paying fat tax, then my mom was here and it was Chinese new year…too many people have been saying I’ve put on weight.
Cambodia was good excercise and got me back in shape…round is a shape right?!
So I’ve decided (seen as though some of my trousers are a little tight now)….it’s probably time to lose a bit of weight.
I’m around 114kg now, which is not ideal, I’d prefer to be around 105-110kg, weight is not much of an issue though..tone is!
I don’t really have much fat, apart from this weird thing resembling a michelin tyre around my waist.
I don’t like it, no not at all.
So this month my vow has been for the whole of March..
- Eat Less (Smaller portions, less carbo)
- Try to avoid oily/greasy/high cholesterol food (I have some meals of just veges, and usually now just half a bowl of rice)
- No Fizzy drinks (One of my worst downfallings, I have a sweet tooth)
- Cut down on alchohol (I tend to drink something alchoholic at least once a day)
- Go to the Gym EVERY day
- Drink more water
- Try to avoid anything very unnatural (Lot’s of colouring/flavouring/sweetening)
So for example instead of teh o ais limau I have limau kosong ais, instead of Roti Canai for breakfast I have Roti Bakar..
Instead of a massive meal for dinner, I just have a bowl of Tom Yam soup, or a bihun noodle soup, or McD Bubur (Chicken Porridge) etc.
It’s been quite difficult, but I’ve gotten into the flow of excercising at least.
I’ve been 8 out of 9 days so far in March, missed one day as I feel asleep one night after work and awoke the next morning…the exercise getting to me I think.
I’ve gotten a little fitter already though, I noticed yesterday on the cross training machine, I did the same program, on a higher level with a lower average heartrate, which is nice!
My program has been something like 15 minutes warm up on x-trainer (level 9), 45 minutes of resistance/free weights training (bicepts, tricepts, lats, stomach, chest). Then 25 minutes on the bike, level 7.
Seems to be going ok so far, slowly increasing the amount of weight on the resistance machines and the levels on the cardio machines.
Hopefully by the end of the month there will be a noticeable difference.
Wish me luck!