Update to My Fitness Journey

Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash

I used to live a not-so-healthy way of life then.

I don’t care what food I eat.

What I Usually Eat:

  • Fast Foods
  • Processed foods
  • Junk Foods

I am not a fan of physical activities or exercises before.

What I Usually Do:

  • Sitting all day watching television.
  • I spend most of my time in front of my computer.
  • Mostly playing video games at home.
  • Taking a ride instead of walking even if it’s a short distance travel.

The result? I gained a lot of weight, became FAT (with a beer-belly tummy) and I became weak. I hated every time I look at myself in the mirror and see how awful the shape of my body was.

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I can’t help myself and I just don’t know where and how to start.

Then a realization came to me and January this year, a lot of things has changed. As a part of my New Years’ Resolution, I told myself that I need to change my lifestyle and get in shape. It’s hard, really hard, to convince myself to get up each morning (early in the morning before going to work) to do some workout, to lace up my shoes and go for a run each afternoon (even though I’m a bit tired from work), to eat (a not so delicious) fruits and vegetables instead of unhealthy foods.

I’ve gone through a lot since day 1, and this achievement would not have been possible without the help and support from my family, friends and my partner in life.

Determination, Dedication, Discipline: 3 D’s to Success

Determination

  • I know that getting in shape was not easy. I tried so many times but I failed. I’m always expecting instant results that leads me to disappointments and I always ends up quitting. But here I am again telling myself that I should, I can and I will do it. Failure will never overtake me, it only makes me stronger and more resilient. When I feel like giving up, I just think about why I started and how far I got from where I started.

Dedication

  • Until this very moment I am very much committed to achieving my goals. Even when it’s hard, and I don’t see instant results, I still push myself to do it. All of this hard works will pay off. Whenever you set goals, be serious about it. Accept the fact that it won’t go easy as you planned. There are struggles, sacrifices, and hardships especially when you were only starting out. But stay on track and always be positive, at the end of the day everything will be worth it. Giving up is not an option, just stay strong.

Discipline

  •  I made a training plan and a meal plan and I really stick to it no matter what, NO EXCUSES! I don’t find the time to workout, I make time for it. There are times that I want to pass, or worst, I want to quit, but my eagerness to accomplish my goals is stronger than my excuses. And also getting fit doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ve never gone to a gym. I just search for free home workouts (there’s a bunch of it on the web).

Note: See a doctor first before you start a weight-loss program. 

My Workout Schedule

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Photo by Jazmin Quaynor on Unsplash
  • Full-body Workout (30 mins. / 3x a week)
  • Jogging/Running (30-45 mins. / 2-3x a week)
  • Leg/Arm Workout (30 mins. / 3x a week)
  • Rest day ( 1-2x a week)

My Meal Plan

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Mixed Fruits & Vegetable Salad
  • Morning – Normal Meal (rice + any dish + coffee)
  • Morning Snack – (mixed fruits and veggies)
  • Lunch – sweet potato (instead of rice) + fish or vegetable dish
  • Dinner – Light Meal (vegetable salad + fish or chicken dish)
  • Cheat day (once a week) is included on my meal plan to avoid cravings.

Note: I drink lots of water (but not too much). 

After 3 months of hard work, I can see now the results. From unhealthy to healthy new me.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I hope this will inspire and motivate you to get fit and live a healthy,happy life. Until next update. See you! 🙂

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