The ultimate goal : Leaner me. Definitions on shoulders. More prominent choc-bar abs. Sexy, round, butt. Sexy curves. Lean thigh.

Background image in courtesy of - Zuzana.

Zuzana is my inspiration. I want to achieve the exact same body like her.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gastric and Diet

I have just found out, to my horror, that I can't consume much of acidic-based food for my gastric. (duh!) What I'm trying to say here is that, most of my diet food does not do any good to my gastric problems. Sigh. That is one depressing news to know today. 

I basically can't take :-
  1. Beans, mushrooms, broccoli, whole grains, asparagus, pears, peaches and apples are few sugar rich foods which the human body can't digest easily and therefore lead to stomach gas. Brocolli and asparagus!!! I can't take those! *nightmare*
  2. Dairy products like cheese, milk, eggs and yogurt. And these are essential food in my gaining phase now. I have to take soy-based food instead. (Aizan, now I know how you feel)
  3. Food with starch like potato, corn and pasta and wheat product. No pasta for me anymore? :(
  4. Fiber food such as oat bran, beans, wheat brans, kale and fruits lead to acidity. No more oats in my life. My life is officially over now.
This is crazy. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

New year with some .... erm... unexpected misfortunate event

Hiya peeps! Happy new year to you all! (I know it's a bit late for that, but better late than never eh?) My apologies for not updating my blog for so long. ZZZzzzzzz...... I haven't got any inspiration to write anything these 2 months, plus I was not in my best-est shape, especially in Dec 2011, up till now actually. But am recovering, slowly. 

There were few sickness that "attacked" me at one time, which kinda messed up with my mentality, which indirectly affect my training performance. Plus, I was back in hometown for Christmas, and you know, with monsoon and stuffs, it rained every single day there, so I couldn't jog. Bla bla snore. Yeah. Lotsa excuses. 

Eventually, I've lost so much weight, from 51kg to 47kg, which I dunno why. Probably stress due to all those sickness, being mental and stuffs. Came back end of Dec, celebrating new year, and hope for better health and career, and BAM! I had apendicitis the next day and I had to undergo surgery immediately. So, you know, with stitches and stuffs, I can't really lift any heavy things, for now. 
It's been 2 weeks now. I'm planning to start and get back on track this coming Saturday. Will definitely start with light weights or body weights, and nothing that'll strain my abdomen at the moment. Clock is ticking coz I might have a beach trip coming end March. I won't be around KL for almost a month in February, so another disruption there. So I've got no time to lose, and in fact, gotta work double hard for the beach trip. 

Damn all these timings. I was in my best-est shape in end November 2011, but that was the time when there was no beach trip. Went to Krabi in September and I was not lean that time. And now, with all the travelings, recovering and holidays, I have only approximately 1 month to work on everything, starting March. *sigh* talk about timing huh?

These 2 months will be just a light come back, coz only God knows how I feel for not able to train for such a long time. I'm losing my ass, for God's sake! My hard-earned ass... *sob-sob* And I seriously envy those who can go to gym and train hard. I seriously do. 

Right now, I'm just stuffing myself with food, and soon some protein shake, and my training will probably be Cross trainer (to work on my ass), or maybe treadmill with 3-4speed and incline of 10, maybe? And will definitely do bodyweight squats and alternate lunges, as a start. 

Oh! I can't wait till this Saturday! :) Ok. I have blabbed enough already. Wouldn't want to bore you to death. Hehehe......

Toodles peeps~~~~ Stay healthy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

What is the point of running marathons?

Honestly, up to today, I still don't see any point of running a marathon(s). Be it 10k, half marathon or even a friggin 42km. Like, seriously. What is the point? Can somebody tell me?

I can't think of anything else besides the "personal satisfaction" and some health factors. Maybe you can hit 10km in your first marathon, got excited, and you wanna see if you can achieve 21km in your second marathon in within "your targeted time". 

Ok. Maybe you stamina will be like, superb compare to others. So what? What do you get at the end of the day besides stamina and personal satisfaction? Marathon runners will always ended up with not-toned, non-hour-glass shape, compare to those who sprint or even lift weights.

In health benefits wise, I believe any kind of sports can improve your fitness level, as long as you keep your heart pumping during workout. But I guess, at the end of the day, it depends on individuals' goals and targets. Yes, I admit that I'm biased here, and I'll choose weights over running any time. Any time at all. 

It's because I see the benefits of lifting weights, which definitely improve my physiques which running can't give. I might not be able to run as good as the runners, but I'm definitely much stronger than them. Plus, when you see a woman lift weights like nobody else, you'll get the attention which will boost up your confidence automatically. 

Weights over running, peeps, weights over running. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Progress on Day 24 :)))))

See that smile on top? Ha! Hehe.....

I am, so far, quite happy with my results but I still have long way to go. I have only achieve 30% of my goal, but that 30% served as my motivation, because I cannot wait and see what the results will be like if I have achieved 100% later.

I measured myself on Oct 3, 2011 and my weight was 51kg with a whooping body fat percentage of 26.6% *gasp!!* I was at the FAIR level, going to OBESE, according to the scale at the gym. (I really dunno how they judge obese, but I don't really look obese lah, don't you think? Far than obese, but definitely not lean, that I know) Definitely was very disappointed with myself. Few friends actually commented on my Krabi beach pictures that I look "normal" and didn't look athletic. That served as my "wake-up call" hence the diet.

My diet is very simple. High protein low carbs. Very easy to prepare as well, at home I mean, but rather difficult to find outside. I realise that I really need to be mentally strong when I eat outside, especially when I'm with friends. Most people do not understand why I eat this way. So far, if I happen to eat outside, I can only eat Nandos since the chickens are all grilled, or the salmon from Ikea. Hm..what else? I don't really dig steak, plus it's too expensive to eat outside anyway. Not worth the money anyway. 

So my breakfast everyday will be oat 2 tbs + 2 hard boiled egg white. (I added a handful of raisins and 1 yolk in my previous 3 weeks diet, but now not anymore) My lunch mostly is outside since I'm working, so usually will be fish and some vege, no rice. My dinner is usually either 2pcs of chicken drumstick skinless or 1 block of salmon and 1 chicken drumstick skinless, long beans and carrots, all dumped into the steamer. (Just like image below). My only sauce will be Nando's Extra Hot Peri-Peri, for taste. Sometimes I will have mustard, or oyster sauce with cili padi. I will have 1 cheat-meal day in a week, so that I won't go crazy at the end of diet. :P

 My dinner

So after dieting like this for about 2 weeks, coupled with training of 5x a week, I have managed to drop 2% of body fat, and am now at GOOD level. I intend to go until ATHLETE level, which will be around 20%. It's definitely working, doesn't it? So, I'm gonna stick to this diet and workout routine until Dec 10 for Zoukout. Yeayyy baby!! Heheheeeeeeee...........

 Me in May 2011

Me in 2nd week of Oct 2011

I wanna be like her, especially her abs. So I still have
long way to go. 70% more!!
And am definitely going to get fake tan later. Tanned skin enhances
the muscles more muahahahaha!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Progress is not good

It is sad to say that my progress for the last 2 months was not really good. Been slacking, not watching my diet due to loads of open houses, family emergency, bla bla snore. Yeah.. I know, excuses, excuses and more excuses. 

I got a wake up call, a so-called wake up call when few friends, very honestly, commented on how I look recently. They said I don't "look athletic", but rather "normal-looking" and "have shrunk" despite the fact that I'm training more than other people. It was really sad to hear that all my 4 years of hard works have gone to waste in just a matter of 2 months time. 

Ok. Maybe not 4 years. Maybe 2 years. The basic knowledge is still there, but people won't know how much you  know unless they talk to you right? Well not that I'm super smart or anything. Plus, as much as I do not want to admit, first impression does matter. So when I look like "normal people", people will wonder, what the heck have I been doing at the gym? Ok. Maybe I'm making all these up, but this is what I'll think of if I see some girl who doesn't walk the talk.  

Anyway, I have already made up my mind not to get distracted by other things ie hanging out with friends, eating Chillis on Friday nights (just an example. I don't really always go to Chillis anyway), or drinking beer on Saturday nights. One of my weaknesses is I care too much about what other people think of me. But it's good. Whatever negative comments that they have said about me, I'm taking it positively and will promise myself that I will prove them wrong one day. 

It just that maybe the 5x5 training doesn't work for me. For some of you who doesn't believe in functional training, surprisingly, during that 2 months of the training sometime in March, I was in my best-est shape ever. I've gained muscle mass and my body fat percentage went down. Maybe this type of training works for me. I dunno. I need to start experimenting again what works best for me and what is not. 

I am only in 3rd day of diet and so far, I still can managed. I dunno what will happen after 2 months though. hehehe.....everyday I eat the same thing. Morning oat + 1 egg + 1 tbsp of raisins. Lunch fish + vege. Snack 3 egg whites + 1 fruit. Dinner 2 chicken steam + long beans + carrots. Post workout tandoori chicken. Still not so bad for now. After all it's only my 3rd day. So.....

Well, wish me luck! Hope I can prove them wrong by December 2011. Toodles~!