Monday, 16 September 2013

Day 1 : 6 kgs to 55

Well I'm back to cutting and eating clean at the gym with 5 days weight training which includes cardio and ab workout. As of recently, I started craving clean, have chosen a healthier diet, and set a goal for myself so that by 2014 I'll be the fittest I've ever been in my life. I've started to envision a stronger, healthier and happier version of myself. I'm on a mission to prove that one can get fit without taking steroids, unnecessary medicines but rather just straight clean eating, exercise and having the right mind.

To begin with, I've always had a problem with my weight. I remember at one give point I was even 75kgs back in High School and I have pictures to prove this. Then as I started to finish high school and go to college I started exploring eating good food with the wide range of varieties that were available in the local super markets in Vancouver.

But my journey to fitness didn't start until until I enrolled myself to the Gym seriously earlier this year in February with a personal trainer. I've seen tremendous results of what the gym and a trainer can do once you set your mind to it. I was 68 kgs while starting or even a few kgs plus and the last few months I've dropped to 61 kgs and have been floating around that weight since then. I was eating food that left me bloated, guilty most of the time that I often ended up regretting what I ate. The more I explored food, the more I knew about their benefits and I started to eat less processed foods and giving my body what it had missed.

So, I have decided to finally get off that stationary weight and drop down 5 kgs by the time I get married in November 2013 which is almost 1 month and 24 days (55 days) left.

My routine starts with cutting off junk food, snacks, biscuits (which I love) and by focusing more on fresh fruits, green vegetables, chicken breasts, tuna, and healthy nuts (almond, cashew).

In the morning around 6:30am I take a one hour walk on empty stomach and at 7:30am I take my first dose of Protein Shake (Cookies and Creme by Muscle Pharm) and head to the kitchen to make my breakfast.

My breakfast usually comprises of either oats with 2 egg whites and 1 yolk with a glass of fresh juice. This I take 2 hours after my protein shake so around 9:30-10:00 am. After Breakfast I take my omega-3 and Multivitamin. If i'm not eating oats I usually eat 2 pieces of toasts or a small cup of rice.

Then between breakfast and lunch I have a healthy snack on the go which is either cucumbers or a fruit.

For Lunch, I make sure I eat 100gms of meat and vegetables either cooked in olive oil or is boiled.

Then at around 3pm I either eat a Banana or a cup of yoghurt.

At 4pm I head to the gym to work out on weights, abs and 1 hours of cardio. The workout is finished with my second dose of protein shake at 6pm along with Vit.C and Calcium.

Then around 8pm I eat another 100gms of meat and vegetable or salad or dinner.

By 10pm I am already tired and in need of some deserving sleep.

So, this routine I follow for the next few weeks with allowing myself a cheat meal every 2 weeks and drinking lots of water throughout the day.

In the beginning I found my eating habits to be very difficult with minimum choices and not much of a variety to begin with but I did some research and started exploring other people's recipes for creativity and ideas. Since then, cooking has been fun and I've learnt not to associate food with guilt. Bottom line: I've learnt that in order to achieve desired results one must work hard. That I've found to be the key to happiness and self acceptance through that

So here's the beginning to 6 kgs to 55...