Ok I’m back. I didn’t achieve my goal last time. I know why. I don’t drink enough. I need to drink at least 4L water but often I drink under 2L.
But anyway, this time I’m setting a new target. My target is to finish a 10km run next month. I’ve been training for the past 2 weeks. It’s amazing how our bodies can adapt to changes.
I’m running almost every day now
I started training on 31st July. I was able to run for 1.67km and that’s it. I couldn’t run anymore without feeling pain on my side & below left shoulder blade.
The second day I ran, I covered slightly more (1.79km) but with slower pace.
Then slowly I began to add more to the distance:
I even managed to cover up to 5km under 1 hour:
Then we had bad weather for a few days, followed by some personal problems so I stopped training for a while. But I didn’t want to ruin the momentum (even though yesterday after 4 days of skipping training I managed to run for 2.21km only). So I ran again today and got this:
Mind you, this is with my kids tagging along on their bikes and they get grumpy after 1km so I had to stop for a while to accompany them walking.
I believe as a result of almost daily training, I had gained more muscle mass but I managed to lose some inches to my waist. I’m looking forward to be able to run 6km non-stop and at the same time lose more inches from those training. Wish me luck!
- Shake (2 scoops) + oat
- 2 glass of water
I’m not losing weight as fast as I hoped. Maybe because I’m building muscles at the same time by doing exercises? Anyway, I still put some hope of at least 3kg weight loss.
- Meal shake+oat
- E-shot, Ionix
- 2 glass of water
- Meal shake+2 dates
- 4 glass water (2 before shake + 2 after)
- A handful of popcorn
- 1 glass water+cleanse
- 1 small serving of spaghetti Bolognese
- 2 glass water
Total water intake: 2.25L
Starting weight (1week ago): 71.3kg
Current weight: 70.9kg
Target weight: 65-66kg by end of Ramadhan 🤨
Waist: 36″ (increase 0.5″)
Arm: 12.5″ (drop 0.5″)
Thigh: 52cm (increase 1cm)
My meal plan:
- 2 glass of water (1 of it is Amped Hydrate) (500ml)
- Meal shake + oat for extra sustenance
Breaking of fast:
- 2 glass of water (500ml)
- Meal shake
- Meal (no rice) (6.30pm)
- 2 glass of water (500ml), mix with Cleanse
- Banana x 1
- 2 glass of water before 💤 (500ml)
Total water intake: 2L
Week 0 weight: 72.3kg
Duration of challenge: 6mths (starting March 2018)
Target weight loss: 10kg
Activities so far:
1. Fasting (day 1) – sahur with Isagenix + oats + cleanse
2. Jogging – 2.3km / 30mins
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… 🙏🏻