Week 3, Day 5

Tonight was AWESOME. I had one of the best times of my life. It was fun and crazy and just really REALLY nice. There was Subway and Doritos and cookies (3 different kinds), candies and drinks. It was almost orgasmic to have normal food again and crisp and chocolate.

I know what you’re thinking. It’s only been two weeks since I last had Subway on Valentine’s Day. But I swear it felt longer than that. And definitely the last time I had chocolate, cookies or crisp was over 3 weeks ago.

Meals of the day

Instead of telling you what I had, why don’t I just show you.


Although, I have to mention this: I think my stomach shrunk a lot over the last 3 weeks of healthy eating. Today I could barely finish a 6-inch sub. After that, I had one Ferrero Rocher, one cookie and one and a half pack of Doritos. And I was done. I could not eat more.  I also kept how much fizzy drink I was having in check.


10 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.0 followed by 10 minutes HIIT at speed 10.5 (sprinting speed) and 5.7 (walking speed).

And finally..

At this point, I’d really like to make a mention of my friends. Whenever we hang out, it’s always so much fun; Tonight more so than normally,**wink wink**. So thank you guys. You’re the best!


P.S According to my friends, it’s obvious I lost weight. So 3 weeks in and people are already seeing a difference in the way I look. That’s serious motivation right there!

Week 3, Day 4

God, I am starving! But it will all pay off tomorrow when I’ll get to eat whatever I want without guilt. I really can’t wait. Also, I bought this dress a couple of days back, for the party on Friday. It’s a UK size 12 because I am not currently fitting in any of my size 10 clothes. It got delivered today and guess what? IT FITS!! And I look nice in it, I THINK. That felt awesome because for quite some time now, I haven’t been able to fit even in size 12 clothes.

Meals of the day

Well, I didn’t eat. But I did have 2L of water and one 0.5 L Coke ZERO. That’s right! While I would not actively recommend diet fizzy drinks to go with your meals everyday, when you’re fasting, it’s allowed because the point is to not ingest anything with calories in it and that includes water, green tea, coffee and diet drinks.



10 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 7.5 followed by HIIT for the next 20 minutes at speeds 10.0-11.0 (sprinting speed) and 5.7 (walking speed). You will notice that I decreased my cardio intensity today. The reason for this is that I was 24 hours into my fast when I went to the gym and I didn’t want to push myself too hard.

Week 3, Day 3

It’s time for another party. This means that I again need to modify my diet over the next couple of days to account for a potential calorie excess on Friday, which is when the party is happening. So I had my 2 meals and one snack today but at 8 p.m., I started a fast, which I will break on Friday evening. This is very similar to what I did on Week 1 on account that I had a Valentine’s Day date with a few friends.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 chicken ham sandwich, green salad; no dressing

Snack: Low-fat, low-calorie yoghurt, 1 apple, 1 kiwi

Meal 2: Indian-style roast chicken, 1 slice of brown bread


10 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.0 followed by HIIT for the next 20 minutes at speeds 10.5-11.3 (sprinting speed) and 5.7 (walking speed).

Week 3, Day 2

What can I say about today? It was pretty routine except for the fact that I took my game a notch higher at the gym today by pushing my HIIT speed all the way to 11.5. Maybe I was not quite prepared for it. Definitely my legs are complaining, A LOT. But I am happy I did that. It means I can do it. And sprinting does mean run at your fastest speed. And that’s precisely what I did…Sorta.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 chicken ham sandwich and 1 sandwich with sardines in it

Snack: Yoghurt, 1 apple, 1 plum, 5 grapes

Meal 2: Chicken and vegetable soup



Steady rate cardio at speed 8.0 for the first 10 minutes followed by HIIT for the next 20 minutes at speeds 10.5-11.5 (sprinting speed) and 5.7 (walking speed).


Week 3, Day 1

Another 2.6 kg (5.73 lbs.) bites the dust! That’s right people! As of this morning, I now weigh 78.2kg (172 lbs.)!


This brings my mean (average) weight loss for the last 2 weeks to 3kg/week (or 6.6 lbs./week). I think I am doing things right. And this is also supposed to be my last “hard” week. Past Week 3, things should feel pretty routine and normal. I should be able to eat healthy without grumping and I should be able to work out optimally at the gym. But more of that later! Let’s talk Week 3, Day 1.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 chicken ham sandwich, 1 sandwich with sardines (half a can)

Snack: Yoghurt, quarter of a Honeydew melon, 5 grapes

Meal 2: Chicken and vegetable soup


10 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.3 followed by HIIT for 20 minutes at speed 5.7 (walking speed) and speeds 10.5-11.0 (sprinting speed).