Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Week #8 - Lazy man is lazy.

Hello, apologies are in order. Haven't worked out for the entire week ever since Atifi got back and I suppose that's bad but I'm gonna take it as a well deserved break from working out. I will however start back next week, Week #9.

Just weighed myself and I'm now at 67kgs so that's not really good... Looks like my self-discipline failed me during the holiday season. This will be my only cheat week till... well hopefully till Atifi comes back again in June. :D

In other news, I finally got myself a Swiss Ball and I hope that'll help me get more results from my current workout plan.

Well that's that. Happy New Year people.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Week #7 - ???

Sorry for the missed update. Things.... have been a little unexpected. I can't use the scale right now, it's not in my room that's why. Another Christmas gift for myself this year! One with body fat percentage on it as well.

I'll update first thing tomorrow morning when the scale is unoccupied. :P

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Week #6 - So-So

Well, after a week of Circuit Training. Here's what I look like:-

New room, not new camera, not mine actually.

So, I'm back at 66.5kgs. Not too sure what's with the raise, could be lack of sleep; I've only been getting something like 4-5 hours of sleep a day. It could be me not consuming enough protein to build muscle. I have no idea, maybe I'm not pushing myself hard enough during training.

However, Circuit Training is TOUGH. Really tough. By the 4th lap I'm usually begging for mercy so it makes me work up a real good sweat. I'm gonna watch my diet more closely next week and the only snacks I'll eat in between meals are gonna be fruits. I have a feeling "Choc o' Clock" at the office might play a part in my 500g raise in body weight.

In other news, I'll be getting new weights and finally, a Swiss Ball! Something useful for Christmas I suppose. :D

Well, that's that. Let's see what next has to show!


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Week #5 - Moving Places.

Yohoho, 'tis getting closer and closer to christmas. Here's this week's progress picture.

Really bad photo, why did I tuck my chin in?

Anyhoo, weighed myself first thing in the morning and I'm at 66kgs flat. So while it's a small dip, it's working out pretty nicely. This certainly helped me feel a bit better after waking up with a hangover. Mezcal + Herbal Therapy = Major Headache.

This week was a test of sorts. I dropped walking completely. Did weight training every night after work before I went to sleep. To manage to still lose weight has surprised me really. All I need to do is increase the intensity of my workout and I should be able to make up for the lack of brisk walking. Had to sacrifice two days of weight training this week due to me packing up my huge collection of books and dvds and whathaveyous. I'm pretty sure running up and down the stairs in my current place helped offset my lack of work out on those two days.

Here's what I've been thinking of doing. It's called Circuit Training. So it's something similar to HIIT but involving weight training. My circuit works like this:-

Mon, Wed, Fri
Elevated Pushups (15 reps) -> Bicycle Crunches (20 reps) -> Chin Ups (10 reps)

Tue, Thurs, Sat
Dumbbell Squats (8 reps w/ 21 kgs) -> Calf Raise (12 reps) -> Dumbbell Lunges (12 reps w/ 21kgs) -> Dumbbell Shrugs (12 reps w/ 21kgs)

Circuit is repeated 5 times with 2 minutes of rest in between each circuit.

That's the current plan, I've actually tried it on Wednesday and it felt good and really had a similar effect to HIIT. So I'll stick to it for the next week and see if my body can cope. Heh. Work hours are pretty good right now so I'm usually at the office for not longer than 10 hours. Well, I've gotta get back to moving. Will post pictures of my new room hopefully.