Fitness Update!

So in my last post, I talked about how I could only lift 7.5 kg dumbbells for my upper body and could only leg press 280 lbs for my leg press.

WELL, BITCH!

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I DEMOLISHED THOSE STATS MADAFAKA!

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My last max weight for leg press was 360 lbs which is 163 kg! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! THESE LEGS LEG PRESSED 163 KG!!!!!!

WATERMELON CRUSHER THIGHS HERE I COME BABY!

Man doing this fitness update post came at the right time too, I was just feeling demotivated. It wasn’t that I disliked working out anymore, not at all, I am still so obsessed with exercising and performing better in my fitness.

It’s just that the initial reason for this fitness craze was to lose weight and when you don’t see a huge drastic difference, you just start to wonder is it worth spending so much time at the gym doing weights then cardio but re-reading my last post made me realize shit I did improve.

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I improvedĀ in ways that’s more than just what I weigh on a scale or how I look and damn straight did it make me feel so good to see that my max weight in leg presses went from 280 lbs to 360 lbs.

 

Because in my mind, I don’t think I am a HUGE girl ya know? I think I look pretty good but when I see pictures of myself and see how huge I actually am and this is after about 3 months into my fitness routine and thinking I am hot shit, it takes a toll on my self-esteem. Makes me feel like all the work I put in when I work out is not showing itself. Makes me wonder if all the intermittent fasting, all the cardio, all the strength training I do is worth it. Makes me wonder if I am going to still enjoy working out if I don’t lose weight and never get that bikini body, you know.

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So, those are my insecurities over my weight. It sucks when you are kind of okay with how you look but then outside influences *cough*nosy family members*cough* make you feel like shit by pointing out that you are the biggest among your cousins and always criticize on what you are eating.

I mean I told them I need to eat a certain amount of food because I work out so much like BITCH! I work out 5-6 sometimes 7 days as week while you be sittin on yo couch eatin shit! So, don’t tell me how much I can or cannot eat. You try working out that much and see if you can survive on less than 1200 kcal. I AM TRYING TO MAKE THIS A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE! I don’t wanna be no stick-thin-no-ass-asian-girl you see on the street. I want thighs that can crush a watermelon! I wanna be able to legit lift and sweep the guy I like off his damn feet! and eating less than 1200 kcal ain’t gonna give me that. So, you better STFU!

Enough rambling let’s get to the stats!

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Workout wise I keep changing it but so far the routine now is that I do my cardio and my strength training all in the same day.

Monday: Lower body + Cardio

Tuesday: Upper body + Cardio

Wednesday: Lower body + Abs + Cardio

Thursday: Upper body + Cardio

Friday: Lower body + Abs + Cardio

Saturday: Bootcamp

Sunday: Rest day

My fitness routine is pretty flexible, if I am not feeling too hot on a certain day then I’d scale back my weights, do high reps low weights or just do cardio.

For my strength training, I tend to focus more on basic stuff like…

  • Squats
  • Side lunges
  • Lunges
  • Push ups
  • Pull ups

Then maybe add some other stuff into that like glute bridges or bicep curls. I don’t know man I just tend to wing my workout routine depending on what I want to do on a certain day. What muscle I wanna focus on. I literally plan my workouts the day I workout. I don’t have a set plan because when I do have a set plan, life gets in the way and fucks it up.

 

 

 

My Fitness Routine

Honestly, apologizing for being MIA from my blog at this point seems redundant as it will be a usual occurrence. Anyhoots that awkward intro to the blog post aside let me talk about my current fitness routine.

How I got back into fitness is beyond me. I think it was when I lost 6 kilos during Ramadhan that it gave me hope that with good diet and exercise I will get that dream body of mine (sounds so cliche’ but I swear this is what happened). It also helps that now compared to last year I am using the gym as a form of stress management;

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Heartbroken? Go to the gym.

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Frustrated because Jesus is in the way of your intent to do the Devil’s tango with a certain Christian co-worker? Go to the gym.

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Having confusing feelings for a guy you like but is also friends with whom you would want to do the horizontal tango with but also don’t want to lose the friendship? Go to the gym.

The gym does not discriminate. The gym does not judge. The gym will embrace you in its rib-cracking hug and with tough love and coercion will FORCE you to workout to your hearts content.

My usual routine are as follows:

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  • Cardio -> 3-4 times a week
    • Equipment/machine used:
      • Elliptical
      • Rowing machine
      • Treadmill
      • Cycling

Image result for cardio memeDepending on how I am feeling on that day, I would use different machines to target different parts of my body. If I feel like I want to do whole body then I would choose 3 machines usually the elliptical, rowing or cycling doing 30 minutes minimum on each but if I feel kind of lazy then I would choose one machine and just sweat it out for 45 – 60 minutes and whenever I use these machines I always do it on some sort of resistance as I feel its easier on my knees.

  • Lower Body, Upper body & Abs -> Twice a week

So, with my strength training I am looking to both tone up as well as get stronger. Currently, the heaviest I can leg press is just 280 pounds (127 kg) but I am aiming for 300 pounds (136 kg) in my next leg day session WHICH IS TODAAAAAAY! YAS!

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My upper body needs far more work though I can barely lift 7.5 kg (dumbbells) so what I usually do is I would use 10 kg’s for the first set then 7.5 kg’s then lastly 5 kg’s and right now I am really loving doing supersets. I feel like they save me time and just make me go absolute ham knowing I have a minute rest before the next rep and mind you a minute is plenty of time for your muscles to relax.

And that is pretty much it for my fitness routine and before long I will get that body and prance around the beach BUTT NAKED to show people dem GAINZZZZZ!

 

Ezza’s Fitness Sundates

Okay I am a bit late in posting this but hey I was busy. So far last weeks fitness was better in comparison to Week 2 where I did absolutely nothing. This week I went for a jog I think 3-4 times a week and did two strength training’s.

I can see that my jogging is getting better, I am not getting as much cramps or leg pain as much anymore now and yesterday went and did some strength training at the gym and today I am crazy sore but it feels good because I havent felt this sore in months.

Oh before I forget my office has this biggest loser challenge where obviously the person who loses the most wins prizes and who knew that all it took for me to be strict with my diet was just to tap into my competitive side because I want to win damn it!

The prizes range from ipad, fitbit, sports vouchers and others but I have my eyes set on the first two which is fitbit or the ipad and I WILL WIN. I say this because I am currently 93 kg so there probability that I lose a lot and easily is definitely there.

On Saturday I was invited to review a Hi-Tea event at Marriott Hotel so I will probably post that review on Wednesday since its my random blog post day anyway.

Still haven’t reviewed any books yet because I only finished one book in this month. Just one. I have just been so busy and when I do have time to read its just a page or two before I fall asleep.

And that is it for my fitness Sundates, will try to improve and complete my 30 km run this week and just be consistent and keep my diet in check.

Ezza’s Fitness Sundates

Hello my fellow readers. This is a new series of posts for me where I update as you can guess from the title my fitness updates (Sunday + Updates = Sundates… geddit?).

This week I went for a walk/jog about three times which is not bad I guess, I could have done better but hey whats done is done. The whole going for a morning run is not doing for me. I cannot for the life of me wake up at the crack of dawn then jog only to rush to get ready for work. My body is just not prepped for that amount of motivation to workout.

I am doing the whole slow jog I saw on Facebook and it seems to suit me, I am not out of breath, my knees don’t hurt and things have been going pretty okay lately that there is nothing much to discuss.

Whenever I am not able to go for a walk/jog, I just either take it as a rest day or do Sarawakian style gardening of which now I think about it I should do a blog post on it.

So far that is it for this update really. By the way if you have any tips for me in terms of jogging/running where my calves are not sore during a jog can you share with me because sometimes my calf just get so sore mid-jog that I have to stop and it isn’t lactic acid or anything because it only occurs on one leg.