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My Work out & Diet

19 Oct, 2015

 

 

Most of you probably went back to gym and healthy routine when summer finished – I went back today.

Due to all travel and not being settled anywhere, I haven’t had a gym to go to or proper cooking facilities to keep a strict diet.

I’ve mentioned before that a year ago I did an intensive 4 month gym and diet regime where I went 4-5 days a week to the gym, and ate extremely healthy plus juiced a lot.

I went from weighing 64 kg’s to 56 kg’s (I’m 170cm tall). Around 8 kg’s of weightloss! Everyone who knows me commented on the difference in my appearance, 8 kg’s does make a change to your looks!

 

 

Sure, I was never chubby or overweight, but in my early 20’s I gained 15 kg’s which I never really took responsibility for. Slowly I lost one after the other, but this time I wanted to lose the last 10 kg’s or so simply because I miss my slim frame. (I admit, I prefer the slim look over the average, probably thanks to the programming of society).

Now since I finally have a home, I also have a gym around the corner from my house. Perfect! I signed up today and went already for my 7 am work out. I will be going back to my 4-5 days a week work out routine, doing monday – fridays and rest on the weekends.

 

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I will sign up with a personal trainer to meet once a week, because it can be good for guidance and motivation.

Although I mostly do cardio (usually 30 min running / 30 min powerwalk) I know I should implement more variation in to my training. A PT will therefor be the perfect help. (I must say I’m not in to much of using machines or lifting weights. I prefer functional training because it gives both cardio and strength).

 

 

In terms of healthy eating, I feel I have finally found a diet that works very well for me.

I have already a difficult stomach meaning there is a lot of food I can’t eat without getting problems (like wheat, grains, lentils etc). Plus I don’t like the taste of meat so I only eat fish unless I go vegetarian or vegan.

 

My Personal Diet

 

This is an example of how I try and eat. Obviously it’s not 100% as sometimes you slip or don’t have access to certain foods when you are out.

At times when I dine out a lot, I try and always order soup or fish with vegetables. In most restaurants you can always find both options and often they are happy to tweak the dish and prepare it the way you like it.

I used to love eating lentils, but now my stomach can’t handle it very well anymore. Stopped eating nuts as well, because they carry a lot of calories – which is fine if you only eat a handful. But my problem is, I love nuts too much and can eat like half a kg which makes me gain weight since they are very fatty (good fats but you will still gain weight if you eat many).

 

 

My latest (well for the past 6 months) obsession is Japanese food.

Here in London we have a fast food chain “Wasabi” where I eat quite often. I love miso soup and salmon sashimi with seaweed. It’s like my daily drug!

In fact, I’ve started preparing my own Miso soup for breakfast, I love it and I feel I don’t need much more in the morning.

 

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I never drink coffee, but started drinking a lot of Green tea or coconut water since I’ve been travelling in Asia.

Green tea is a perfect choice when you are out somewhere and don’t feel like drinking alcohol but neither ordering a glass of water or some drinks containing sugar or other toxins.

Coconut water has become very popular and accessible in most shops, great solution when you are on the go. (And if you are bored of jucing, coconut water is a good complement)

 

 

Speaking of alcohol, I’m also going to make a big effort in to drinking only when it’s really necessary (some special occasions) rather than the comfortable glass of wine here and there.

During my intensive 4 month weigh loss program I didn’t drink alcohol not even once, and I think it helped me lose those kg’s! What I drank instead was a lot of water! (& Juicing of course 😉 )

 

Now I’m curious to find out about your work out routine and if you have a particular diet? 

 

 

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Finally made it to the hotel gym

12 Sep, 2015

 

 

I’ve been a real piggy lately. Indulging in the bad stuff of life way too much. 

Got myself a little surprise when I weighed myself and noticed a few kg’s rise. Damn it. I was so slim and slender in Bali, but after Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur it’s all been downhill.

The problem has been:

1. Very little walking and exercising. Going by car or cab everywhere!

2. Too much asian fried food.

3. Too much asian carbs in general, like rice, noodles.

4. Too much alcohol. Been drinking almost every day :S!

So I’m giving myself a little wake up call, went there for to the gym today for an entire hour on the treadmill. Need to cut down on the eating and drinking and I should be back on track very soon 🙂 .

Btw. My new breakfast obsession is only having Miso soup with seaweed. I love it!! And it’s so damn healthy. Definetely brining this new habit back to Europe. 🙂

 

 

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When you start seeing results

22 Jul, 2015

 

 

They say it’s 70% diet, and 30% work out. If you do implement this lifestyle change, it’s actually a formula that works! (If your aim is to lose weight and get your body in a beautiful shape).

1 year ago I stopped (cut down by 95%) with all kinds of processed foods, and been eating as clean as possible most of the times. (With the exception of sometimes treating yourself or having big meals when out dining etc).

Between October 2014 – February 2015 I started going to the gym 4-5x a week, and I did it continuously with very little cheating.

 

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Then I took a 3 month break while traveling (only with work out, clean eating continued) and when I came back in May I have been exercising and eating very well again on a regular basis.

Since October 2014 I have there for lost 8 kg’s. Which is quite good for a person who was not over weight or chubby but with an average body shape. People now notice a difference in my appearance and I do get a lot of compliments.

The goal was to burn some fat, build some muscles and get toned, so I would achieve a tighter body.

 

 

I have not reached my final goal yet, but I’m not far away now… 

I would like to share with those, who may feel like it’s an impossible quest to lose weight – yeah it’s true, that’s how it feels the first 2-3 months.

But if you really stick to the rules of the formula – the formula freakin’ works! All you need is patience and repetition because then YOU.WILL.GET.THE.PROMISED.RESULTS.

Live through those initial months, because after you will become even more motivated once you start seeing your appearance changing to the better – and that will feel like running down hill. The feeling is so amazing, and you will be willing to change your life forever, never stop with the work outs, because seeing the results will be so much in your face – you will never go back to your old habits.

I myself feel totally done with neglecting my body, health and appearance. Taking care of myself has never felt this good. And I will embrace this lifestyle change for the rest of my life because it’s the only way of making it sustainable. I love it!

 

 

“Just stick to the formula” – was a motto that got me through it. And today I can see in the mirror, the science worked!

 

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