Squats are really effective!

I did my 50 squats as per the 30-day squat challenge last night, with the following exercises in the following sequence:

  • 50 Pilates standing crunches
  • 20 squats
  • 50 Pilates standing crunches
  • 20 squats
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 10 squats
  • 30 sit ups
  • rest 5 minutes
  • 30 sit ups

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I am finally SMELLING the end of my squat challenge. not that i am happy that its finally ending though. Think I will restart the whole thing immediately after, coz I realised that squats are good for toning my bottom and my thighs πŸ™‚ I wished I had taken a ‘before’ pic a few months ago before i started my weight loss journey.. haiz.

And as you guys know, i am not too bothered by my weight now. But decided to snap a pic and share with you guys!

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I forgot to weigh yesterday haha. and today my weight went up a bit compared to 2 days ago. but still about 58 which I am ok with. Probably the massive amount of squats i’ve done over the past few days finally started the creation of some heavy muscles? OR maybe it was the Bibigo’s Spicy Chicken Stew that I had 2 days ago =_=

Oh have i told u guys that I’ve registered for my FIRST PROPER RUN??

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And there’s a better piece of news – HUBBY HAS REGISTERED AS WELL! wahahaha!

But he has a lot of catching up to do though – he hasn’t exercised for…years? O_0

This is a 6km race so I am definitely NOT READY FOR IT YET. My comfortable level on the treadmill currently is still 4-5km. Running on ground will be more challenging due to the greater impact and also the varying gradients of the ground. Hope i will be able to run daily soon – Registering for a run has made me so excited – there’s something to look forward to u know? YAY. So much more motivation!

But people, i am still working towards my 10kg weight loss goal. i have lost a total of 6kg since October 2013. Although I say I am not too bothered by my weight now, I believe my shift in focus (to running and building up my fitness level) will definitely help me achieve 10kg weight loss. I am still abstaining from grains but i still go for occasional (or not so? lol) good meals with good friends and colleagues. My eyes are still on 55KG as end goal!

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Muacks Muacks – happy day everyone!

 

 

 

120 squats DONE!

Of course I did not do 120 squats at one go! Who can?!!

I did it in sets of 20, as follows:

20 squats
50 jumping jacks
20 squats
50 Pilates standing crunches
20 squats
50 jumping jacks
20 squats
50 Pilates standing crunches
20 squats
50 jumping jacks
20 squats

There! Now my legs are jellified.

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Ticked πŸ™‚ tomorrow’s easier – 40 haha.

I feel a bit bloated.. Think my menses coming – so expecting my weight to go up soon 😦 sad!

Oh well. I will still stick to Paleo diet! And what did I cook for tomorrow’s meal?

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There’s a bell pepper and a clove of garlic – yup I did one dish, cos I need to finish my remaining wild rocket and spinach which will be one meal tml πŸ™‚

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There’s pork sukiyaki and prawns too. I trimmed off all fats off the pork – didn’t know it’s so fatty argh.

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After prep πŸ™‚ nice and colorful!

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I found these really cool bottles of seasoning at NTUC finest just now before I went home!!! They are so Paleo!! I’m so happy!! I added some of the “One for All” into my pork as seasoning.

Friends who are not in Paleo diet also should try these Nomu Sea Salt / One for All / Spicy Chilli seasonings, as they are made from sea salt which are not processed and more natural πŸ™‚

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And here’s the end product – stir fry pork with bell peppers and prawns πŸ™‚ I added some sea salt while cooking – and tried a piece of pork – fabulous!!

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And added a shy sunny side egg hahahah. Love cooking!

I’m now sleepy. Off to bed!

Paleo Meal Plan next week

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I can’t wait to start cooking! πŸ™‚

I had such a big fat lunch today that i skipped dinner. Once we reached home, we all (yes, ALL including the kids) KO-ed from 3-630pm. When I woke up, I downed a bottle of cold home made barley drink (hmm is barley allowed on paleo?) and immediately went to the toilet to clear my system. I was quite surprised cos usually my system is quite delayed, takes at leasts 24 hours to ‘release’ but this time round is just a few hours later! I felt so “emptied” after the session hahaha. Nice. I think it’s due to the lack of grains and dairy in my diet now? I suspect that they cause the delay in my bowel movements!

And I’ve completed my squat challenge for today. Supposedly 50 squats but I did 60, plus 100 jumping jacks and 150 Pilates crunches.

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Really interested to see my weight tomorrow lol.

90 Squats!

Yeah I did 90 squats today! Just! At 1245am LOL.

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I actually did not do this every day. But I just need to do it on the nights I’m free and the challenge will very soon be completed πŸ™‚

I actually was freezing after my late shower after cell group and I wanted to perspire a bit.. And also I’ve eaten some chicken breast pieces at 11pm (!!!) just now during cell group and I was feeling very bad about it Haha. Yeah so I started doing jumping jacks and squats. And I ended up doing 100 jumping jacks and 90 squats. Yay. Feeling nice and warm now πŸ˜‰

Will do probably the same thing tomorrow night since I can’t go run. Strength training (squats is one of them) will help in my running.

I did some research on running. I’ve been jogging at 6.5 km per hour, which I think is considered a brisk walk for most of you out there.. I dunno why also but I am really really jogging at 6.5 km per hour! Hmm. Maybe I was taking really small steps and not large strides cos I was afraid of losing balance. I’ll try 7 or 8 km per hour the next time πŸ™‚ was just chatting with my driving instructor jus now – he lost around 10kg in 6 months by just running for 15 minutes everyday and some control in his diet!

Another piece of evidence to get me to withdraw from gym haha. The other one is my friend Tricia who also ran on the treadmill and lost 10kg too!

My gym membership minimum period ends in mid December – should I stop?

Squat Challenge Day 4

Just finished my 60 squats – my thighs and arms are aching like dunno what.

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Also did 100 jumping jacks and a 1 minute plank!

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I’m ready to crash any minute, just that I think I ate too much today. Although I did not eat any carbo at all, I had breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Breakfast – Portobello with tomato salsa and rocket at Grub
Lunch at mil place – soup, stir fried French beans and mushrooms
Dinner – some of the stuff i cooked, as follows:

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Stir fried vegetables with mushrooms and beef

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Egg with prawns and mushrooms

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Steamed salmon

I did all these dishes with olive oil – so they are all healthy la. I ate at abt 630pm. It’s nearly 10 now and I’m still full, which feels quite uncomfortable. Argh.

Tml I shall just have 1 meal!! Then gym at night!

Day 3 Squat Challenge done!

That was 75 squats in total. Of cos I didn’t do all 75 at one go. I alternated 10 squats and 20 jumping jacks. So in all I did 75 squats and 120 jumping jacks.

All these I did in my bedroom. Now I’m sweating buckets.. Woohoo!

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Tml is 60 squats. Looking forward to a perky butt πŸ˜‰