Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fitness Report #6

Hi everyone,

Last week, I hit an epiphany regarding fitness. Since I did not weigh myself the week before, I just assumed the workout routine as usual (more cardio with a touch of yoga.) Two weeks passed and guess how much weight I lost?

Two hundred freakin' grams!

Yeah, that's right. I lost less than half a pound. In two weeks. It tore me apart. It was not as if I was sitting idly and eating moon cake or anything. And by the way, the Autumn Festival just passed and so far, I have eaten half a moon cake.

I was doing all this and the scale just refused to move. It was a sad, sad day. I came home and felt like I should throw in the towel already. Why bother, right?

But again, that ain't me. I am not a quitter. I am a fighter. I have made a commitment to exercise for 100 days and I am going to stick to it. Scale, this is my warning: move the number down or I'm gonna smash you!

I gave myself some thought about this: why am I exercising? Am I doing it for my own health or for the vanity of seeing the number getting smaller on the scale?

And the answer came to me: I do this for me. And I'm not going to compare myself against anybody, including my old past record. I used to lose 5 lbs a month but that was years ago. I am not that same person anymore but persistence always pays off. One step at a time. Also, I was PMS-ing and that may affect my weight loss.

Here is how week 6 went:

  • Monday: Activate                                            40 min
  • Tuesday: walking + 30 day shred                     40 min
  • Wednesday: yoga+ walking                             1hr 20 min
  • Thursday: break
  • Friday: yoga conditioning                                 50 min
  • Saturday: gym                                                 1 hr
  • Sunday: gym                                                    50 min
Total amount of time: 5 hours and 20 minutes.

I actually exercised 6 days a week last week and it was not pretty. It was a bit tiring not to have the second day off. I found myself reaching for yoga to cushion the blow. Regardless of the number of days I exercised, I still felt like I didn't do it enough.

So, this week I am going back to 5-day a week exercising routine. I'm adding weight training to my workouts to see if there is any changes.

Fitness tip of the week:

Whatever you do, don't give up. Just keep pushing until you reach your goals.

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