I know I’m positing after a long time (almost 7 days gap). But I was traveling for the last few days in Stuttgart and naturally could neither without nor Blog. You can check my blog post about Hohenzollern castle and Stuttgart here. Anyway I’m now back both in Frankfurt and to my workout routine and here is what I did.
I must say I am surprised with my commitment. Believe me, this year I am probably the laziest person in the world. Lot of the credit must be given to the depression I had. Maybe even now I am not completely happy like I used to be. But overall I became the laziest animal in this entire planet this year. But nevertheless my motivation has never been higher in terms of working out. I got up and had no doubts in my mind today that I won’t work out. No thoughts that let’s take a rest today. For breakfast I had cereal (Müsli) with milk. I guess it is not that healthy and had chocolate and nuts. But a bit of fat and carbs in the morning is good. For lunch I had a salad and since I have already showed once how it looks, I will try to post the pic only every now and then. I worked late today and came back home around 20:00, but took only a min to put on my running gear and started my workout. Here is what I did.
Yesterday I could not workout. I really wanted to, but ended up feeling too lazy and feeling too much pain in my body. I guess every now and then, a rest day is essential for body heal. But today after a day of gap, I continued now in my journey towards weight loss. I had a bananna for breakfast, followed it up with a bread cheese and jogurt. I had all of these for breakfast. Thus, a heavy breakfast. I had no lunch today but I did had a banana around 16:00, three hours before my workout. By the time I wanted to workout, my stomach was already growling. Thus, it has made me realise that it is better to have many small meals than few big ones. Here is what I did today
I am posting a day later because I went out yesterday night and ended up drunk and could not post in time.
The day started very slowly for me. I got up really late around 9:30 and by the time I had my breakfast and ready to leave for work, it was around 10:30 am. Crazy I know. The culprit? Me sleeping very late around 03:00 in the morning. So, on the things I should be working on besides drinking 4L of water every day, sleeping early is one of the most important. Why? Your body needs to repair its teared-up muscles after workout and besides protein, sleep is essential in doing this job. Anyway, I had a heavy breakfast today.
I could have had a light breakfast and then have lunch again at work. But I decided to have a big bowl of rice and skip my lunch instead. The rice was plain boiled but had yogurt and some pesto mixed in it along with some beans. Pesto and rice is not good for the body. But it is better to have my carbs now and enough fuel to run through the day. Remember, no carbs at night is quite important here. I also thought I can also skip my lunch if I have a big bowl of rice. But I already felt like it was a bad idea throughout the day. So, no lunch. Instead I had a chocolate milk and had my share of the fat for the day. Here is how my workout went in the evening.
I know it’s been two days since I posted anything in my workout logs. On tuesday, my friend visited me and it was his birthday. There was no way I would have abandoned him and would workout. I bought him a cake and beers and we celebrated and I ended up munching on quite a lot. felt very guilty but then I should have a cheat day every week and decided to allocated this Tuesday, Sep 4 for cheat day. But the worst I fapped and that was the biggest regret I had.
But on the other hand, I am proud of what I have started. I have relapsed but I will try again and this time I will go without it for 10 days. Sep 5 2018 I got sick with headache and could not workout. So overall I had two days of rest but today finally I got better. I am back on track and today was my official Day 4 of workout. Here is how it went!
Today was day 2 of my workout.
I am posting a bit late considering today is Sep 3, but I was busy redesigning my website so that I have a separate page for workout logs.
I won’t go much in detail considering I don’t want to fill too much stuff in my post. But it was amazing that I was determined enough to continue.
I didn’t do a lot of sit ups and push-ups and lunges but today I did a lot of stuff for my stomach and my legs and butt. I used the same apps again which I used for day 1.
Overall I did the following :
- Full body workout using the App 7
- Apple butt workout using the App 7
- Day 2 Workouts from the app “Six Pacs in 30 days” consisting of some really good exercises like Russian Twist, Reverse crunches, Butt bridge etc.
This is the first post and thus will be a bit longer (but not as long as my other blog posts) since I would explain here why I did it and what I did.
So today was day 1 for my complete workout without any gym or equipment. I decided to workout at home. And then go for running. Apparently it seems , first doing exercises and then cardio/running is much more beneficial then the other way around. It pumps blood into your legs and warms up your body before you run. Anyway I did not do much research and my friend told me and thus I am following him blindly. Considering he goes to gym, I guess he know what he is doing.
Today I got up and had not much to eat (there was leftover pasta from yesterday night and I did not feel like eating it). I have two mouthfuls of those pasta to get some CARB energy. And then I started working out.
As you might recall, I had started a 50-day introvert edition challenge for myself. The aim was to take up 4 different sets of challenges.
The challenges were the following along with my choices:
- Take up something which I used to do but stopped doing: Reading a Novel
- Take up a hobby which you hate: Running
- Take up a hobby which is useful professionally: Learning German
- Take up a hobby which you never did or started but never actually got into: Learning Guitar
This blog post is my first update after I took up this challenge. Basically, the challenge started on 14th of August and I will talk about my progress in each section, my recommendations (what worked, what did not) along with my overall rating at the end.