Thursday, 29 December 2011

P90X Workout & before photos

I can finally say that I have finally decided to stop being intimidated and finally pressed the play button.

I did my first workout (the Chest & Back video) on Thursday 22 December and it felt great. I was a bit scared as to how much I would be the following day. The next day came and I was fine. Minimal pain and I could still move.

Tried the Plyometrics video on Christmas Eve and holy mother of pearl it was challenging. I only made it through half of the workout. Going to try it again though.

As they say ‘keep pressing play’.

I pressed play again yesterday and it was time to redo the plyometrics workout. I was determined to complete it this time. Though I have to say that towards the end I did opt to not do some of the workouts as I was complete wiped by then. The trainers of that workout were right. That is ‘the Beast’ of all workouts. I am definitely not looking forward to the next time I have to do that workout again.

Here’s my before pictures.  It's very confronting to see these. Here’s to better looking pictures in March 2012.

Weight update post Christmas

Well Christmas has come and gone and the post Christmas eating weight gain results aren’t too bad. A gain of 600 grams, raising my total weight up to 95 Kg.

Glad that it was a small weight gain but now it’s time to get back on track with the workouts and get moving again instead of just moving my mouth to put in food and to chew.

It will be a bit hard to get my diet back on tract after yummy foods over the holidays. I have somehow gotten use to having dessert after main meals over the lapse of the Christmas and Christmas Eve. Now I get little cravings after dinner which have been hard to kick.

Have you been able to give up some of the yummy foods you have eaten over the holiday period?

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Weight & Measurements update

I have been a MIA for a few weeks now and it’s mainly due to the lead up to Christmas and also trying to find a new job.

I haven’t had much reduction in weight or my measurements in the last fortnight. I only lost 300 grams, weighing in now at 94.3 Kg. Then again my eating hasn’t been all that great lately, only having 2 big meals a day instead of 6 small meals and satisfying my sweet tooth a bit.

This small loss made me think about how horrible I am at sticking to my goals in terms of getting healthy. I guess I always seem to choose the ‘doing nothing’ option or ‘doing something’ option.

So in the spirit of reinventing myself with a new job, I am going to try and reinvent my workout regime too. I have been considering doing a vision board as a motivator to have in my room.

Let me know if you have tried doing the whole vision board thing and if it has or hasn’t worked for you.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Goals for December

To ensure consistency with my exercise and diet this month I thought I would keep my goals small and simple.

  • Eat 6 small meals a day.
  • Walk 10,000 steps.
  • Restart Couch to 5Km program.
  • Start P90X program.
  • Walk the distance from Sydney to Melbourne on the treadmill (approximately 963Km).

I’m hoping to improve a few things on the personal side too.

  • Find another job.
  • De-clutter and re-organise my wardrobe.
  • Become more organised at home.
  • Get back into the dating scene.

What are your goals for this festive month?