What a truly pleasant and activity-filled day it is today. I am exhausted and happy.
The workout at the gym was the most intense workout I had yet. It was 30-minutes of glute-targeted exercises alternating with hydraulic weights for a total body workout. The wall squats were the most difficult at this point but I got through with it just fine. I’m excited to do more of these exercises at least 3x a week.
My favorite part when working out is the stretching. The 15-second stretching on each of the stations of the stretching circuit makes me sweat real good. I can also feel my muscles shaping and strengthening.
I also participated in the launching of an energy drink. Turns out that the Live To Feel activity I joined last Saturday was just a prelude to launch an energy drink. I got 2 of the drinks after I joined their games. The 500-ml drink contains 150 calories. Not exactly very healthy but can be a good indulgence once in a while and should be taken in moderation. I prefer to drink water. Water has zero calories and it quenches my thirst. Plus, water is definitely healthy. That said I gave the other bottle to some of my friends.
I went out with a friend and had lunch in My Thai. I had sauteed water spinach topped with grilled pork for my lunch. Healthy and good food. I love it.
We played bowling in thePaeng Nepomuceno bowling center in the 4th level of Eastwood City Walk mall. It was good fun. The last time I played bowling was back in 2003 when I was still working as a Trainer in a bakery franchise company. 12 years down the line, I still had it. I won the game today. Fun!
Another good news. I dropped another 4 lbs from the last weigh in. I was 143 lbs last February 17 and today, I weigh 139 lbs. How amazing eating right and exercising right can be. I already lost 41 lbs since I started working out in June 2014.
I bought 20 pcs of 10-g Anchor unsalted butter at the mall too. Anchor unsalted butter is good. From grass-fed cows of New Zealand comes this healthy butter that gives me good fat. Good fat is good as it gives my body the feeling of being full. Helps me with my weight loss too.
I just discovered this knowledge just last week and I am now putting this butter in my coffee. I do this once a day and I feel full. My breakfast usually is black coffee with zero sugar and a piece of small apple. Sometimes, I have 2pcs of small pandesal and black coffee with zero sugar. Since last week, I would always put a teaspoon of Cadia Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) in my black coffee. VCO is good fat. The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%. This increases metabolism and sharpens the brain too.
Since I started putting VCO in my coffee, I don’t get hungry fast. Whereas before, 3 hours after breakfast I already need to eat another apple or a piece of banana, now I don’t have to eat anything until my lunch time. I get to focus on my work without being disturbed by a need to eat.
Starting last week too, I have changed my lunch to 2 pieces of boiled sweet potato and 2 pieces of small boiled organic free-range egg. It is filling and taste very good.
I snack with a small square of 82% cocoa dark chocolate which has around 50 calories only. Tastes good and bitter with just a tiny bit of sweetness. I also snack with a piece of apple or a piece of banana.
Then my dinner usually happens before 7PM with fish or chicken or pork or beef. Good protein in the evening is good especially that my workout usually happens after work. I always end the meal of a piece of small apple, or a piece of banana, or a slice of water melon, or a cup of ripe fresh papaya cubes.
My healthy weight loss continues. I should reach my target of 125 lbs by May 2015. I’m so excited for the beach.
I am happy.