Counting Down...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Goals for 2011...

I've been very very bad these last few days... I've been exercising less and eating more calories.. Shame on me! I'm even too scared to get on the scale... Don't want to see the damage I've caused. I've therefore decided that my next weigh in will be on January 1st 2011.

That does not mean that I'm going to relax though. I'm going on the treadmill immediately after I put up this post. I've also been compiling a list of goals for 2011. They are as follows:

  1. To exercise for at least 6 hours weekly
  2. To increase time spent of weight training
  3. To eat more vegetables and consume less junk food.
  4. To reach my goal weight by 31st December 2011
This is what I have so far... Will add more goals as they come to mind.. Hope u guys are enjoying the Xmas holidays..

Monday, December 20, 2010

Disappointed...

Wow! I haven't posted in over a week. That's really bad eh? Things at work have been crazy and I get so tired that all I do when I get home is drop and fall asleep. Then I tripped when getting off a bus and hurt my knee so exercising was an on and off affair.

So, you can imagine my disappointment when I weighed in at 95.3kg this morning. Yes, I gained 0.8kg :-(. At least I'm grateful that I didn't gain more than a kilo. That would have been too much for me to handle. I'm also disappointed because I realise that I can't reach my goal of getting to Onederland by the end of the year.

Guess I'll have to push it to the second week in January 2011. By then I should weigh either 90kg or 89kg.
Anyways enough blathering. Hope you have an interesting christmas and please... watch out for the calorie-laden stuff...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Aching Pains and Loose Clothes...

Yesterday I decided to do weight training exercises in the morning and walk on the treadmill in the evening but things didn't turn out the way I planned.

First, I used the ab roller and then did some wall push ups, some tricep exercises and dumbbell sidebends. That went pretty well but, the evening workout wasn't pleasant. After 20 minutes on the treadmill I began to experience some pain in my right knee. I therefore had to quit my workout before I could get any serious calorie burning done. Aaaarrggghhh!

Then I woke up this morning feeling sore all over. Guess the weight training exercises did work some muscles. I could only do 20 minutes and really hope that I'm able to put the remaining 20-30 minutes in this evening.

Oh! and about the loose clothes. I guess I'd have to start shopping for new clothes much earlier than I expected. My friends at work have started telling me that my pants look too loose on me.  Yesterday I wore a pair of size 16 pants that I haven't been able to get into for months. I admit it was a bit tight at the waist but I was comfortable.  I seem to be losing more weight on my lower body than my upper body. It's scary but all the weight will go eventually so who cares....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

94.5. Hard Work Reaps Rewards...

Phew! Finished my workouts a few minutes ago. I really didn't feel like working out but, I had no excuse for not exercising. So, i just reminded myself as usual "No weight loss, no rewards and, stay obese. Trust me when I say that worked for I was up on my feet and power walking my way to Britney Spears' Circus by the 5th minute on the treadmill.

So, I have a few questions; Why don't people get it when we refuse to take weight loss drugs? Don't they realise that practice makes perfect? How am I expected to learn how to have a good lifestyle if I'm to comtinue popping pills just to stay at a healthy weight? Besides, it's not like the drugs give you a toned and defined body or, do they?

Two days ago, someone felt I was wasting my time by exercising and kept trying to recommend a drug to me. I just said to him "Please, I really want to do this my way. I want to be proud enough to say I did it through hard work, dedication and commitment".

After all, it is hard work that reaps the best rewards.

Cheers..


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Why Am I Losing Weight? The Reasons.

So I have several friends who keep asking me why I punish myself by exercising for 40-60 minutes, 6 days/week. The sad part is that most of them think I'm doing it to please my boyfriend. This of course is true to some extent. After all, who wouldn't want to look hot for her man.

Anyhoo, I decided to write down all  my reasons for losing weight. And I'm sure you'll share some points with me.

Here it goes.......

Why Lose Weight? The List

  1. To increase my fitness and endurance levels
  2. To sleep better and not snore at night
  3. To lower my risk of getting diabetes and heart disease
  4. To feel fabulous
  5. To avoid being called a fatty by total strangers
  6. To be able to buy cute clothes
  7. To look good naked
  8. To find a higher level of confidence
  9. To impress my boyfriend
  10. To make my parents happy
  11. To be able to buy clothes at every clothing store in town
  12. To be able to wear tee shirts and camisoles confidently.
  13. To be able to put on a bathing suit
  14. To live longer and have a bright future
Here it is... At least for now. If any more reasons come up the list will be updated. Do you have any reasons that do not appear on my list? Please share....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

95.9. And I'm Back In The Game!

Okay. So last week I missed three workout days and messed up my eating pattern. So I wasn't surprised when I weighed in at 96.5kg on Sunday morning. I realised that I needed to act as quickly as possible.

So, I upped my exercise time and the intensity of my workout and voila! I weighed in at 95.9kg. I really want to reach my first goal by X'mas so I can celebrate my progress with a photoshoot at a professional studio. :-) I therefore plan on working out twice a day for 3 weeks. Now, I've talked about doing this before but just didn't seriousy consider it till now.

Hopefully I will be 5kg lighter by the end of the year. Wish me luck!