Back at it again

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Even though Summer is over, there is no excuse to not stay in shape. Of course I love wearing oversized sweaters to hide my fat but I still feel fat under the sweater. I’ve been trying to get back in shape for a month and to me, honestly I didn’t do much. I still eat chocolate and candy, I don’t sweat when I do my workout, I don’t get 7-8 hours of sleep. But a couple of things that has motivated me to get back in shape is Lauren Conrad and a honest friend.

I’m a fan of Lauren Conrad (for those who don’t know, she’s from MTV show Laguna Beach and The Hills) and I saw her post on my Facebook newsfeed about tips on losing weight and being healthy. I’ll post up the link from her Get Fit blog once I find it. One of the tips was to drink warm water with a slice of lemon 3x a day, morning, day and night before your meals because it’ll help with your digestion. Other tip is to do 100 crunches a day and 25 push ups. Yes that seems a lot so what I did was break them into sets and I did push ups on my knees. Now I do 2 sets of 30 ab workouts, and I do 3 different ab workouts. Sometimes I do more than 30. So in total I do about 180-200 and I have bumped up my push ups to 15 reps 3 sets and I throw in a glute workout as well. To top it off, I do 100+ jumping jacks, just to have some cardio.

I was complaining to my friend how I want my old body back. The lowest I have ever weighed was  about 52kg. Last time I checked I was 58kg and who knows how much I weigh now. Not sure if I even want to know lol 😦 Anyways, I complained to my friend and right after I complained I went to my fridge and grabbed a onigiri. As I was about to open it and stuff it in my face, my friend told me to stop. She asked me if I was really hungry (because 5 minutes before I went to the fridge I was eating cereal lol). Everyone, please don’t confuse yourself with hunger and boredom. Also, what really helped me out from my friend was that she told me when she eats, don’t eat til you are full. Otherwise you are just stretching out your stomach. I’ve been told many times to eat until you are content, and to me, content is when I can’t eat anymore haha. But really, you just have to think skinny. When you feel like your tummy is going to explode, think about it, do you really want to keep feeding yourself until your stomach expands? No, just think that your skinny with a small tummy and don’t forget, it does take about 20 minutes for your food to come down and for you to feel content or just full (but not overly full).

Another post that needs some editing.

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This is my body. Yes, those are stretch marks, the only thing that makes me feel wicked self conscious of my body. But it is what it is and I just have to keep fighting to be healthy and fit.

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Way of Gray My New Way of Life

If you have read my previous post, I talked about how I have completed Insanity. The day right after my last workout (which was yesterday) I wanted to take a rest day. During my rest day I was still contemplating on what workout program I should do next. I was in between Cha Lean Extreme, or Blogilates, or Way of Gray. Again from my previous post I mentioned how I have already done Blogilates which has given me great results! But I wanted to try something new and different. Since the home workout programs from Beach Body didn’t give me the best results that I would have like, I decided to go with the Way of Gray. HOWEVER, I wasn’t entirely sure how her workout program was set up. You don’t buy a CD and pop it in a DVD player, you purchase an E-Book and download a PDF file. But I thought to myself, okay, well, what if you don’t know how to do the moves correctly? Thankfully, Sophie, the owner of Way of Gray, lets you download a free e-book to test out the workouts to see if you would like it or not. And in the PDF file there is a link you can click on under the moves where it’ll direct you to her youtube video demonstrating the workout moves. Now I usually like to take a peek of the workouts before I do them so I can get an idea of how it works or what to expect. So last night after I downloaded the free Way of Gray ebook on her website http://www.wayofgray.com, I was just looking over the first workout and would try to do them to see if I find them doable. In my head I know I can do these 3 workouts for the Warm Up however when I was actually trying to do them, PHEW! Action really speaks louder than words. After trying to do just one round, I was tired! So I took a break and decided to open/unwrap my makeup that I have bought from South Korea 3 months ago (I’ll write a post about that later) and test them out. Then I kept thinking about the workout and just had an urge to give it another try. But what really happen was I actually did the whole workout haha. First I was telling myself to just do the warm up, then afterwards I decided to test out the workout but I didn’t plan to complete the whole thing, I guess plans never fall through because when I was half way done I said to myself “Just continue and see how much you can get done.” Then when I was 3/4 done I said “Might as well complete it since you’re near the finish line.” Next thing I know I was dripping sweat and doing the cool down. It felt sooo good to have done the workout and I couldn’t believe how fast it was. So much for taking a rest day. The workout I did was just a one week sample. I am planning to finish it this week.

After I complete the one week workout I’ll definitely blog it on my next post. So far, I would highly recommend everyone who is looking for a quick workout to download the free e-book. If you like Tabata workout or HIIT or less than 30 minute workout then Way of Gray is a must try. Like every work out, there’s a warm up, workout, and cool down. Doing the workouts almost reminded me of Insanity however it was just shorter and more repetitive. Only thing that was difficult is keeping track of time, you’ll need a stop watch or something cause she would tell you to do a move for this amount of time then do the next one.

Anyways. I weighed myself in this morning and unfortunately I’m back to square one. I’m up at 133lbs, this was my weight during my senior year in college. I didn’t get the chance to look at the water weight and muscle mass etc cause it was just too early and I had to quickly get ready for work. But yesterday I do remember my muscle mass was at 39.7%. Anyone know if that’s a good thing? And just to throw it out there, I’m 24 and supposedly 5’3″ (I say supposedly because I haven’t been to the doctors in a while and everyone says I look taller than 5’3″). If anyone has some good tips and advice for weightloss or being fit and healthy let me know. Always open to new ideas and gestures to these kind of things ^_^

Ask Me How I Lost Over 50lbs

I’ll be making a video talking about how I lost over 50lbs. If anyone would like to ask me any questions, feel free. You can also ask personal questions about my experience as well. Ask away 🙂

BTW, I used to use xanga (still do and will do until it gets shut down in July) and most people and friends know that I used to weigh over 170lbs, which is why I put 50lbs on the title.