Posts Tagged ‘workout’

Is it me or creatine?

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition
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Ok, so I have been on Creatine for about 3 days now. I am not sure if it is just me or it is the effects of creatine but I feel like I have a wee bit more strength. I also feel my abs getting hard from ab work the next day. It’s weird. I’m not sure if the effects can be ‘felt’ so quickly or if I am working out harder or getting stronger. Whatever it is, here’s my review on Beast Nutrition Creatine product:
– Tasty. Tastes like citus gatorade but not too tangy. Has a nice mild after taste which doesn’t feel acidic on my tongue or tummy
– Very mixable. Ice + water + 3 shakes = perfect
– I would say it’s affordable. I mean, how many creatine products actually taste this good?
– Does not make me bloat. I read that creatine makes a person bloat some times but with this, no bloating or discomfort. No hyperventilating too 😉 LOL

Overall : 9/10
Didn’t give a 10 because I felt that there were way too many ingredients which I cannot pronounce! Haha! It’s just hard to do research on every single thing try put in there you know?? But I mean, I don’t care. It’s creatine. Not a fat burner! I couldn’t die from it.

Am going for a full physical check tomorrow. A bit nervous… They are doing a 3D scan of my heart, lungs, liver, kidney and etc. Also detecting cancer cells and checking on my oxygen thinggie while running on the treadmill (omg…I haven’t ran on a treadmill in a while!) it’s 7am to 6pm. Geez… They going to open me up or something??? No doubt my ass will get probed but I’ve had stuff going up my ass before. Also got pap smear and all that crap. Long day…fasting tonight all the way till Friday evening. Oh my lord!!! I am so going to die of hunger. In fact, I might get so hungry that my stomach growls so hard it makes people think that there’s a tremor going on.

We’ll see. Hope my body is still in tip top shape at 28!

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Day 33

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition
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Yes! I woke up this AM and did a short 10-15min workout. Was just bodyweight stuff and was waiting for my shower to warm up. Ok, I was sore from last night and it didn’t set in until breakfast!
So this AM I started with my diet tweaking.
Post workout:
Steel cut oats (about 1 cup cooked)
3 tbsp of fat free yogurt
Almond milk + whey
1 egg white

Too full. Don’t know how guys can eat 6 egg whites in the AM and have 1 big bowl of oats and have like a shake plus some other what nots! Omg. Stuffed!

On to snack, 1 can tuna (onion tomato) and cottage cheese. All added up to about 1 full cup. Am gonna be full for a while!!!

Workout time!!! Took X-cite before workout and a post workout shake
Did upper body :
DB one arm rows-16kg
Reverse lunge curls -6kg
Underhand Lat pull downs – 80lbs
Pull ups – 5 x 3
Ground to squat jump ups – 20 nos
Bicep curls – 15kg

Abs!!!! Weighted this time.
As time goes by, I do want to add weights to my ab workouts. Long ago y bodybuilder friend told me its what makes a difference in building those abs. And I truly believe it. They popped out many years ago. Not just the typical flat ones.

After my post workout I had a MRP shake as I was rushing to send a friend off. But came home and got my dinner and veg all sorted out. Actually for the next few days!

Kudos for those who plan ahead…including me.

Day 19

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition
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Today, I would like to say…I wish I had a white woman’s body!

“Woke up in the morning feelin like P Diddy…”

Never knew what that line meant when Ke$ha sang it but I think I feel like I’ve been bashed up!

Yesterday’s killer workout literally KILLED my arms and Wednesday’s workout KIlLED my butt!

So today is ….
Pull up, rotational chest pulls, rows, biceps and abs!
Yup. I love Fridays more than Wednesdays! I just hope my back doesn’t surrender!

AM : kashi lean mixed with Carmen’s muesli and protein shake.

Dang! I forgot my pills! I should take them right now before working out.

Heading to the gym now. SGD2.50 per entry. Any cheaper I’ll have to go to the beach! FOC. Speaking of which, I might go for my run this evening…nice and slow. Been 2.5 weeks since I did a 45 min jog. I’ve been sprinting too often and I should take a break from it. I always change my routines (for cardio) once a month so I don’t land up on a plateau stage. I think I’m good with my diet! Kinda! Apart from the holiday feast! Still, bad eating for 4 days won’t do harm. I just want to maintain my bodyfat, even if I can’t get down to 18%. It’s not a big deal. I just want to get stronger and do more challenging stuff. it’s kinda like a mind over body thing. I’ll be happy if I can get my 6 pack, but I won’t worry too much about it. Afterall, maintaining a 6 pack is really difficult. And I am not a professional athlete or body builder! I say all women should strive for a bikini body instead! Tight and healthy!

You don’t need a really slim figure to look good! Asian women are generally smaller framed (in fact i am kinda considered larger sized than most of the other women herr, though my boos are too tiny) and I do like a white woman’s physique. It’s just so much stronger and framed! Oh well, can’t change that! But plenty of hot women that I can look at and envy. 🙂

Which reminds me I got engaged on March 3rd 2012 🙂 it was a very generous Tiffany & Co. ring from my boyfriend of 5 years. So, how can I not smile ? But of course, our lives wouldn’t change. We’ll still grow old rich and relaxed!

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okay back to my food!
Post workout : Hydrobuilder shake. Taste eeky but I ran out of my regular whey!

Making pancakes now! Gluten free and healthy!

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Always want to enjoy a yummy breakfast!

Lunch : wrap with greens, kidney beans, 2 eggs, avocado

Snack : yogurt + maple syrup and pancakes!

Run run run! Did 45 min run followed by 8, 1 arm push ups x 2 sets and pull ups, about 5 x 3.

Post workout dinner : quinoa + egg + salmon + greens and salsa!

AND I sneaked in a cafe latte from Starbucks where I met Franco there coincidentally. Wonders of Facebook check-ins!

Got home and forked into my paleo brownie 🙂

Life’s good! But I’m sore! Tmr is my recovery! Looking forward!

Off to pick my bf up from the airport! He’s back from Jakarta.

Day 18

Posted: March 9, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition
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Ok… Woke up with a shitass sore ass!!!
But never give up. Can always train my arms instead! In fact that’s what I’ll do!

AM: muesli with protein shake

Snack : nuts and pancakes

Lunch: wheat wrap with greens, chicken fillet, avocado and fat free cheese

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Snack : dried fruit And some of my paleo brownies :)))

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Workout!!!!
Today my workout was awesome. MMA style training using ropes, ropes and ropes! Skipped 4 times in between those. Also did sledge hammers on tyre and 20kg sandbag slams! Kinda like doing a real body slam…only lighter! Did a HIIT hill sprint at the end too! Awesome, but my arms are so bloody sore and my butt is sore from yesterday’s workout! It was lunges galore!

After workout: low fat latte

Dinner : pork patty with steamed veg

Snack before bed : Kashi Go Lean With trail mix!

Yums!

Day 13-14

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition, Recovery
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Bikini body in the making… Baking actually !!!

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Today is once again another free day.

But trying to limit my sweets 😉 BAKLAVA!!!!! Yummy! TSK…doesn’t mean I deprive myself. Still attacking desserts but trying to stay on track by doing my visits to the gym 😉 Maldives is as usual awesome…

Today is cardio day so HIIT here I come!
Will be doing dives tomorrow so I will probably rest tomorrow after the dives and not workout. Will try to squeeze in a run this evening cos yesterday was just a disaster!!!

Day 10

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition, Recovery
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Good morning folks! It’s day 10 and I’m feeling better already. I’ve less soreness (due to the fact that I’ve been regular and getting a wee bit stronger), less cravings for sweets and I lost a bit of bodyfat. I started off at 23.5% with a goal to get down to 21% but I was down to 20%!

How awesome is that? Ok, it’s not a big achievement but still…I’m not even sure if I’ll attribute it to cardio but I do quite a bit of HIIT.

So AM : my usual muesli in protein shake! I use half scoop otherwise it will be too goopy. Followed by my multi vitamins.

Pre workout snack : trail mix

Today is legs… Think lunges, more lunges and db/kettlebells swings.
Also some core work, but not too much. Sometimes over doing core/abs doesn’t reap results! needs recovery too. Did some pull ups too.

Post workout : pesto chicken with cottage cheese and a salad wrap.

Lunch : fried rice with bean curd. Yes, fried rice! But it’s healthy. It’s not drenched with oil and I used coconut oil.

Snack : yogurt with flax seed and maple syrup

Dinner : left over pancakes, nuts, dried fruit (organic no sugar) and latte. Wasn’t hungry at all so I just had a small nibble. 😦 am too sore!!!!! Plus I’m still full from the heavy afternoon meals! Sheesh!

Late night : protein shake with blueberries!

My back isn’t happy today, so I spent the evening rolling. I usually roll regularly with tennis balls and my foamy but I am just sore. Need to release it before it spasms up even more and manifests into something called, back trauma. I hope I will be fine when I wake up tmr. Am leaving for the Maldives in 2 days and the last thing I need is a back spasm!!!

Don’t give up! I know it’s hard but it will be worth it! Diet’s been fairly good. I won’t say it’s the best fat shredding diet on the planet but I’m realistic. I don’t want to live a life eating non-fat, non-sinful or non-carby foods, so my goal is to eliminate sugar as much as i can and to consume the ‘good’ stuff. Foods that I’ll eat for life and not just for this period of time. That’s what a diet is all about. It’s not supposed to be miserable… And that’s why most diets fail because people crash at some point.

So just eat well, train well, sleep well and recovery well! If it hurts, smile and move on. Pain is only temporary.

not to mention, I baked these rose and red velvet macarons 😉

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Day 8

Posted: February 27, 2012 in Gym, Nutrition
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Good morning. As you know I write this post throughout the day as I have my breakfast-dinner and I update it every now and then before publishing. It’s easy! iPhone rocks my socks!

So I am feeling good…

AM : muesli with milk and whey. Literally add the muesli INtO my whey shake!

Workout :
Quad hops 20 x 3 rounds to warm up
Push ups with feet raised
DB chest press (single arm)
Lateral raises
Standing DB row and Triceps kick backs
Triceps using bench
ABs routine

Was a short and good workout. I don’t hate long workouts but I prefer to focus on technique and be able to perform when I am still pumped rather than going through a 1 hour workout and feeling totally drained, leading to bad technique and strains.

Post workout Aka lunch: generous portion of pumpkin pancakes with yogurt and maple syrup. Feels like brunch! Oh I had my oximega greens and my pills…

I feel my body screaming for carbs literally!!! Don’t know why, but I think it’s the intensity that affects my nutritional needs.

Thank god I’ve never been a bad eater to begin with. I love my sugar and sweets but I am a baker so I don’t really have a choice! Taking them out from my diet wasn’t hard. I’m not on a low carb diet so I don’t tend to ‘crash’ like most dieters. I’ve been on Atkins and it was great, but the whole idea of restricting carbs just isn’t for me as I workout too often and need my carbs!

Lunch : A fish fillet and some watercress!

Snack : nutsssss

Tacfit Session

Dinner : chicken an mix veg stir fry

Late night : blueberry protein shake

Btw I do highly encourage people to consume krill oil. There’s many articles out there on why it’s good and you should look it up.