This month is a bit challenging to maintain the diet because instead of a 2-days weekend, we have had 3-days weekend for the past 3 weeks consecutively. And I know what happened during weekends – I tend to eat out and eat more.
For instance today my 1200kcal plan went out of the window as my family decided to eat breakfast outside (and it’s impossible to say no to the delicious mee kolok!). Anticipating this plan, I started my morning with workout which I hoped was enough to burn off the calories from the mee kolok:
The perk of owning a Fitbit is being able to sync the workout sessions in FitStar (also by Fitbit) to my Fitbit account so I could see its impact to my calories plan. For example, if I did an activity that is expected to burn 127kcal, my calories budget will be adjust accordingly.
At lunch time, we cooked at home and I managed to control my portion.
My undoing only happened later in the evening when we went to the shopping mall and then decided to dine at Pizza Hut.
Instant regret and self-loathe set in, for not being able to restrain myself during dinner!
There you go, my undoing on myself tonight.
Nevertheless, it’s no use beating myself over things that had already happened.
On a lighter note, I can finally shop at Padini, which previously is something that I wished to be able doing.
I certainly hope that I will be losing more weight this month!
Month #2 is where I start focusing on losing visceral fat by going for runs. The downside is not losing my weight as fast as the first month since I started to build muscles (I hope that’s the reason!). On the other hand, after Cleanse Day #1, I could see more pounds dropping off compared to before I started running (which I normally only saw the result after Cleanse Day#2).
Take for instance today:
I managed to lose 1kg after having Cleanse Day yesterday. It was amazing to think that my muscles are burning off calories faster than before.
Tonight I went for a jog and could see that there is a slight improvement in the grounds covered:
In fact I was able to jog steadily for almost 2km before starting to feel sore on my body’s side. My body was able to figure out the running rhythm and tempo faster than before, making it comfortable for me to continue jogging.
I’m hoping to go down to 70kg by end of this week, so I could focus on hitting the 60s kg next week, Ameen… 🙏🏻
So this is my stats after a month of consuming Isagenix. I managed to lose almost 5kg, which gave me the motivation to get more active and drink more water. I am more conscious of my food intake, although I could have been more disciplined in sticking to the meal plan (I seldom take the shake twice a day as recommended). Which is why I believe that I could have dropped more weight and perhaps even achieved 5kg loss if I had.
But for now, restoring my faith in my body’s capability to lose weight is something that is more important. So for the moment, I’m sticking to this Isagenix products and continue with my weight loss journey. Hopefully things will be smooth sailing until I reach my goal of losing 20kg by end of this year in time for my anniversary 👰🤵
Areas for improvement:
1. Incorporating more veggies and fruits in my meals
2. Sticking to 2-day cleanse plan
3. Getting 8 hours of 💤 every day
4. Going for 10k steps a day instead of just 5k daily.
I know I can do this! 💪🏻💪🏻
Due to the previous result, I vowed to change the number to go back to 71kg range. I went for a run on Saturday morning and covered 4km, and also had shake for breakfast and dinner.
I somehow managed to go back to 71kg, but I wasn’t risking anymore gain this weekend or else I will not meet any of my weekly target (I suddenly developed a terrible sore throat and thought I would never be able to drink enough water).
Here’s my progress this week:
1. Exercise 3 days per week (did not achieve target)
Was not able to get 3 days exercise, but I added 10mins of arm toning exercise after I completed my 2km run, and also managed to get 10k steps on Sunday.
2. Water intake min. 3L – achieved
That is despite having a terrible sore throat. I was able to drink at least 4L water over the weekend.
3. Weight within 71kg range – achieved
Despite the weight creeping back to 72kg on Saturday, I managed to get 71.7kg on Sunday and 71.8kg on Monday.
What with a long holiday coming up, I hope that I will be disciplined enough to keep to the program during the hols.
I feel like kicking myself for not keeping track of my food consumption and now I’m back to 72kg!
Yesterday I was elated to see my weight:
Finally I hit 4kg loss and then I ruined it!! What happened was that I decided of all things to celebrate this achievement with food glorious food. Biggest mistake ever!
I ate like nobody’s business thinking that I could always take Cleanse and my weight won’t get back up. Not at that amount of calories, madam! Ugh, such a pity coz I’m thissssss close to my target of 5kg during this trial period. 😭
And because I over-ate, I drank less water of which I was already getting used to drinking 4L water:
I ended up feeling extremely thirsty and woke up in the middle of the night to drink half a litre of water. Then I couldn’t sleep coz I kept going to the toilet 😖
Lesson learnt: Celebrate only after reaching the target weight, and not with food! Maybe a massage or facial, or a trip somewhere but not food!!!
Almooosstttt there! Was rather disappointed when I saw my weight this morning because I was expecting to see 71.5kg. Still, now I’m out of 72kg range, Alhamdulillah! Slowly but steadily I will reach there with His help and my ikhtiar through this product , Insha Allah.
The extraordinary thing today is I was able to sustain day #2 cleansing at least until evening. Then I asked my mom if she wanted to have dinner and later regretted the decision! Imagine how much kg I could’ve lost tomorrow morning! 😖 I hope when I took Cleanser afterwards, I will be able to get rid of the extra weight.
The good news is this is also my 2nd day of finishing 4L of water 👏🏻👏🏻 From someone who couldn’t even finish less than a litre of water to someone who can drink 4L, that’s an achievement indeed!
So let’s hope tonight’s dinner will not jeopardize my target weight this week. Also, I need to start on my exercise target since I haven’t even started this week.
I had a panicked moment on Monday when my weight was 73.3kg, no thanks to the indulgences over the weekend.
But unlike before, I was able to find myself back to 72.7kg by Tuesday, which restored my hope for this week’s target of losing down to 71kg range 💪🏻
Was feeling rather hungry throughout the whole day, plus the temptations of having so much free food offered today. But I stuck on, downing more water that I managed to finish 4L water, a record break! 👏🏻👏🏻
Let’s hope that tomorrow morning will bring the news that I hoped for today. Love Cleanse Day!