The Most Comprehensive Fat Loss Program Ever!

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After a watching UndergroundWellness‘s videos for a year now I just found out he posted a playlist of “The Most Comprehensive Fat Loss Program Ever!”.
I do agree to most of it except from the protein shake warning. Personally I think they are great and I don’t think they are that harmful. But the point is this is a great list of videos.
Have a look for yourself.

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The best Iphone/ipod app for fitness: iPump FitnessBuilder

I recently stumble upon this really cool app on the iTunes app store. It was what I was looking for in an iphone health app. LOADS of workouts and programmes to chose from. It contains over 400 workouts and LOADS of programmes for different goals and environment. The best one is the home workout, this is really useful if you cannot afford the £20-40 membership fee for a gym. Continue reading “The best Iphone/ipod app for fitness: iPump FitnessBuilder”

Cars and engine

1999-2006 Volkswagen Golf photographed in USA.
Image via Wikipedia

In the last two days I have been struggling to fix my car. To be exact I have been trying to change drive belt of my Volkswagen Golf. It was very easy to install it after watching a few videos. BUT everytime I start my engine the belt just kept coming off. And for the past 2 days I have been trying to figure out why it kept coming off. I nearly took the whole section of the generator (alternator off) and gave up. It was too much time consuming and I didn’t know what I was doing half of the time.

I have now gave up on fixing it on my own and I have dropped it at a garage and I am waiting for them to fix it. This is going to cost me around £100 to get it all fixed. Well worth it at the end.

Now I am going to try finish off my uni coursework and be able to continue to go to the gym.

 

Worst possible time

Why is it when anyone is about to face a deadline in life, such as a coursework,  it is the only time they try to focus on different things to do, such as starting a new blog, creating logos, starting an old project. Why is that?

This is really annoying and very stressful. You know that you have to perform soon and for some reason you just feel like “Oh, what if I started doing some icons and try sell it?” Isn’t that the worst possible time to start thinking about that?

Why do humans tend to start doing any piece of work the day before a deadline? Especially us guys, somehow we leave it to the day itself to start figuring out what needs to be done.

ARRrrr!!
Tomorrow  I’m going to focus on my coursework after gym. This will include no TV, no Music, No Movies, No MSN, no Facebook & NO TWITTER.

I hope by writing this I will keep to it as I only have 2 weeks left to get myself a good mark.

 

I lost my Portion control

After over indulging myself in a lot of fried noddle tonight, I realised I lost my portion control.

I should start going back to my old roots, eating small portions and wait it out to see if I get full. Why? because it takes 20min for your body to realise that you are full. So by eating small portions and waiting is the best thing to do so that you can try stop eating more than what you are suppose to.

To help me even more a glass of water after the first portion should make myself full for a while. So this should work and hopefully I shouldn’t indulge myself with 2 portions of a meal.

 

Progress: Dropped from XL to Large

I can now confirm that Large is my new wardrobe size. The last time I can remember wearing a Large was probably 4-5 years ago. I might be around the same weight as then too. I remember weighing around 86-87kg which is roughly the same as now.

I believe whatever I am doing is working for me. I think this is a definitive progress as a few months ago I dropped from an XXL size to XL. If everything is going well I hope that in a few months I will be wearing a medium size or a tight fit sports shirt. All that is to be done is to carry on what I am doing and not to give up.

This loss of weight has mostly affected my trousers and jeans than my t-shirt. All of my trousers are too loose on me. To give you an idea, if I wear a belt on my jeans and if someone pulled my jeans down it will still go down as its barely hanging on me. Worst is that I cannot afford to pay for new trousers & jogging. 

Plateau again: I’m changing my plan

For the past 2-3 weeks I have been going to the gym nearly everyday with 2 days rest, Sundays and Mondays (I know its not good, but somehow I was able to achieve these resting days). And I haven’t been able to shift my 87kg lower but I did notice that my arms are a bit bigger and my chest has a lot more muscle than before. Maybe I was able to put on muscle mass and kept my weight the same and lost fat. Therefore to counteract this and get a healthy BMI I will have to change my routine to include more cardio and an all body workout include more lower-body exercise.

What I use to do:

This was my weekly plan:
I use to do 20min cardio and then weights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. This only included core and upper-body. and on Wednesday, Friday, (sometimes) Sunday I did 30-35min cardio. I also done interval on of the days with weights.

New weekly plan:
Now I am going to be doing at least 30-40min cardio and weights with at least 1 leg exercise + core on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. And every other day will be an intense 40-60min workout. If I am not able to continue running for that long I will break it down to 20min for rowing, treadmill and x-trainer. This should allow me to burn approx 500-700 calories through the hour. This will then make me lose weight.

I am plannning on sticking to this routine for 2-3 weeks and if there is no change I will have to change it to the really old plan.

I believe that everyone aiming to lose fat/weight will need to focus on both cardio+weight and will need to know what exercise to do at what time and how much of it (I will cover that in another entry coming soon). The trick is that you have to keep changing your routine and push yourself a bit harder to get yoruself to change. This is how I lost 25kg, I had to keep changing everytime I didn’t see a difference.