Week 4, Day 3

I’ve been staring at my screen for the last 5 minutes, trying to figure out what I want to write about today. You see, my life’s pretty routine right now. There is not much going on. And I think I’ve shared everything I need to when it comes to weight loss; for now anyway. So really speaking, I only have my meals and gym to talk about.

So I think, from now on, when I don’t have anything else to say, I will just update the “Meals of the day” and “Gym” sections. It’s what you really want to read about anyway.

Plan

Meals of the day

Meal 1: Tuna salad (the exact same thing as yesterday)

Snack: Yoghurt, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 kiwi

Meal 2: Skipped it

Gym

15 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.2 followed by 20 minutes HIIT at speeds 10.0-11.6 and 5.7, for sprinting and walking respectively. I finished off with 5 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.5.

Week 4, Day 2

I hate whey protein. EWWWW!! If I didn’t absolutely have to, I would so not have it. But one rounded scoop (29.4g) of whey contains 24g of protein and only 111 kcal. It’s about the cheapest and the most practical source of protein. Also, NO COOKING.

So I just need to do what I need to do. To avoid barfing while I am drinking it  though, first off I mix whey with cold water. And before I start drinking it, I keep some gum right next to me. I pinch my nose and gulp down the whey. Immediately after, I have gum and I then release the hold on my nose.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 rounded scoop of whey

Snack: Yoghurt, 10 grapes, 1 apple

Meal 2: Low-calorie tuna salad

W4D2-food

Gym

15 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.2 followed by 25 minutes HIIT at speeds 10.0-11.6 (sprinting speed) and 5.7-6.0 (walking speed).

Week 4, Day 1

And I am back! Actually, I am more than back. And by the end of this post, you’ll understand why.

But for now, let’s realize something people! WEEK 3 IS DONE!! The hardest part is over! From now on, weight loss will feel more normal and routine. I am used to eating healthy. I actually enjoy eating healthy now. Normal/Unhealthy food does not seem as appealing as before. I don’t feel the urge to eat out. I don’t feel the urge to buy chocolates. And I definitely don’t feel the urge to skip gym.

So all’s good. And the number I saw on my weight scale this morning just made my day. 75.8 kg. By next Monday I would have lost my first 10 kg and more. This is the biggest motivation right there.

3-Weeks-In

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 heaped scoop of whey protein

Snack: 1 yoghurt, 1 banana, 1 apple

Meal 2: Boiled vegetable and egg salad ( 1 serving)

Gym

15 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.2 followed by 25 minutes HIIT at speeds 10.0-11.6 (sprinting speed) and 5.7-6.0 (walking speed).

W3D1-gym

And that’s precisely what I meant when I said I am more than back. I increased both my cardio time and intensity today. I never realized before how being heartbroken can be beneficial in the gym. Why feast on ice cream and chocolates when you can work it out in the gym and sleep like a baby right after?

Week 3, Day 7

I am not doing okay. Still reeling from all the hurt and pain. So I am just going to write the bare minimum for today. I am so sorry about that. I promise to get it together by tomorrow.

Puppy

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 chicken ham sandwich

Snack: 2 yoghurt (low-fat, low-calorie)

Meal 2: Egg and toast (one egg on one toast)

Gym

Rest day.

Week 3, Day 6

So you know how yesterday I was high on happiness. I could barely stop smiling. About how good the party turned out. About my amazing friends. About how everyone complimented me on looking better than I have in a very long time. Today I got gutted.

Life can be a bitch sometimes. One moment, you feel like you’ve been to the moon and back and the next someone chokes every last bit of life out of you. For obvious reasons, I will not be sharing who and what gutted me. But I will say this: Today I realized nothing will distract me from getting to 55 kg.

Why?

In the past, whenever I would have a problem or I would be sad, I would feast on chocolates and burgers and ice cream until I couldn’t breathe. Today I had the same urge. I wanted more than anything to buy like 5 gallons of Belgian chocolate ice-cream and eat it all to make all the hurt and pain go away.

Haagen Dazs

But I did no such thing. Losing weight has become more important to me than anything else.

Meals of the day

5 KFC chicken wings!!!

I needed comfort food. And that was the most practical and the least harmful option. You will see that I also did not have anything else for the rest of the day. It’s about damage control!

Gym

Couldn’t go.