Thursday, March 22, 2012

[How to make] Electrolyte Drink!

While the husband is busy drafting out business plans, the wife is here to fill in for the moment.

A few days ago, the husband and I decided to make homemade electrolyte drink. It's like making your own 100Plus #awwyeaah. I consider it a great success, considering that the first batch is not long gone. 

There are tonnes of recipes up on the world wide web, but we took the recipe from FitDay. Enjoy a pictorial approach for those who are more visually inclined. ;) 

  1. You will need • limes • lemons • oranges • table salt (we used iodized salt) • brown sugar • a bottle filled with 1 litre of plain lukewarm water • measuring cup • knife (please be careful!) • juicer (optional)

  2. Cut the limes, lemons and oranges into half. The ratio is basically 1/4 cup of lime juice, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and the juice from one (fairly large) orange - we measured everything in one measuring cup. We used two (2) limes , one lemon and one orange.

  3. Here comes the elbow grease! Squeeze the juice out of them like your life depended on it. As you can tell, they didn't have a chance.

  4. Add your salt (1 teaspoon) and brown sugar (1/2 teaspoon or more, depending how sweet you want it) here.

  5. Make sure you stir the mixture up good! If there's a renegade seed in the mixture, you might want to take care of it now.

  6. Pour the mixture into the water bottle, you know, the one with 1 litre of water inside. Shake it, shake, shake it. 
And that's all there is to it. Enjoy a glass of your homemade electrolyte drink with several cubes of ice and a slice of orange for that tropical touch. Alternatively, you can fill up your water bottle before head out to workout. This will definitely keep you hydrated or rather, rehydrate you as you go.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I'm a bad man.


I am a bad man. I don't rage as much anymore. Funny enough, I've never been in better shape. I'm now training for a Century Bike Ride. What's a Century Bike Ride? Let's see what Wikipedia has to offer:-

century ride is a bicycle ride of 100 miles (160.9 km) or more within 12 hours, usually as a cycling club-sponsored event.
Source: Wikipedia

There you go, that's what it is and I've signed myself up for the Kuantan Century Ride. I'll dedicate my next post to what my current training regime is and update my current body stats. It's been awhile since I measured myself and thus, I have to go find myself a scale, a set of callipers and a measuring tape. I'll do my best to get this blog up and running once more. To be honest, I'm not promising anything but it'd be nice to have a way of tracking my progress as I get more into my cycling.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Back in Action.

Greetings and Salutations,

After falling off the wagon for such a long time, I've managed to get my ass into gear and the first thing I've done? Quit smoking! Next on my list is to cut down my drinking to one day a week. That should help me somehow.

Now then, onto what state of disrepair my body has fallen under. Truth be told, I'm not sure. I've gone back to basics, focusing on body weight workouts only. Cycling has replaced my walks. I've been doing this for two weeks so far and my body doesn't feel that out of shape so I think I'm doing alright. I will do some calculations again and figure out what my body fat percentage is right now and what my ideal body weight is.

Since I'm in the office right now, I can't post any pictures as to what my current body shape is but I'm sure it's about the same as I was when I first started this blog. The only difference is that my weight is now at 72kg/158 pounds. With a slightly bigger belly. This is where I smile sheepishly.

Anyways, I will try to post more info to give you a clearer picture as to what state I'm in and what I'm trying to achieve.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Back to the Fat.

Yeap, I'm back. Back to being 69kgs that is. Just started working out again this week. It's going to be an uphill climb but I'll give a full update this Sunday. Currently at the office finishing up a rough cut for a documentary so I can't blog much.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Many Apologies.

Tired editor is tired.

I apologize for the lack of updates. Jesus, it's been a full month since I last updated and to be honest, I haven't even done a single thing to help me get fit. Work has been really really hectic. This month is really killing me, I've had to sleep at the office almost 3 days every week and it's been going on for the past three weeks. So yeah, this is really killing me, can't wait for work to get back to reasonable levels so I can start working out again. I did weigh myself and guess what, I'm back at 67kgs... which is okay I suppose but I'm really backsliding, gotta watch what I eat and drink less beer. Heh.

Well, I gotta get back to work. Yes, I work sundays too. Mmmm.... I hope this month's paycheck is worth the sacrifice.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Week #14 - Life Turned Flip Side Up

Hello hello,

Not a good time to blog, work is getting even more hectic than before and I've just haven't had the time to weigh myself or even take a picture. As for workouts... last week was just pathetic, I only managed to do two out of three workout sessions. Sort of made up the third session by climbing the hill near my house. That was a nice workout mind you, felt like I was doing a little bit of HIIT.

Anyways, can't talk long but as a result of that hike, I've decided to sacrifice some sleep time and do ALL of my workouts in the morning - 6am in the morning that is. It's the same as before but I go for a 1 1/2 hour walk covering about roughly 7km in that span of time. I'll be doing that 5 times a week so I'm reintroducing my old routine which works out like this:-

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
4x15 Swiss-ball Pushups
5x12 Bicycle Situps
4x12 Swiss-ball Bench Presses
5x5 Chin-ups

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
4x12 Swiss-ball Squats
4x10 Dumbbell Lunges
4x12 Bicep Curls
4x12 Shrugs

Sundays will be rest day but I'll do a spot of hiking in the mornings. Plan to use the hike as a gauge of sorts to see my overall fitness level.

Well that's that. I gotta get back to work.


Monday, February 9, 2009

WEEK #14 - Stalemate


Not a great week in terms of weight loss. Checked the scales and I'm back at 67kgs. Major shock. Here's how I look:-

Not much difference in terms of pictures but weight-wise...

Something went wrong in my regiment and it could be any of these or worst, all of them.

  • Not drinking enough water. I need about 3 litres a day since I'm in a cold dry environment most of the time. The skin on my hands are dry and peeling, that's a sign.
  • Meals are at irregular times and of varying sizes. I have more or less two meals a day and lunch is usually the heaviest. I also have dinner extremely late, around 9-10pm. Lunch is at 1pm now.
  • Not working out hard enough, I do feel that I'm only targeting my core and not enough on my lower body muscles. They're important as they are the biggest muscle group in your body, next to your back muscles. Will work on that as early as next week.
  • No more long walks. I used to walk a total of 30-40km a week which in my opinion really helps with fat burning. Gonna try and organize weekly hikes up a hill near my house, which should get me walking at least 20km a week.
  • Not enough sleep. Well, I can't fix this fully but I'll try to get at least 7-8 hours on average.
  • TOO MUCH BOOZE! Not a problem now since I'm saving up cash for a trip to Europe this November. Heh.
That's my list and it's looong. Well, I need to build more discipline and hopefully I can hit my goal of 60kg by the end of June. It is demoralizing but getting past this hiccup will be an awesome feeling.

Well, I need to get some sleep.