Flabby-Assed to Fabulous: Week 1 update.

Yoga dog says ‘You aren’t exercising enough, lazy girl!’…Haha, she’s my motivator. Apparently, if I’m not on the mat for too long, she makes herself a spot there. Always great to have a buddy to keep you going! ๐Ÿ™‚

As most of you know, I’m working with David from Chape fitness to get back in shape! This is my 1st update, after my first 7 days on this new regime.

Today, I’m feeling good & I’m feeling sore! No joke, yesterday was a big time leg day after a weekend of rest and I feel like I’m walking like a cowboy. Ou, ou, ou…….

I’m not actually hungry, but I fear that I will be ย this next week, when I actually do what I should be doing.

So this is where I started:

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And this is where I am after the 1st 7 days:

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800 grams down! That’s like 1.5 lbs which falls into the healthy loss range per 1 week of weight loss. YEEESSSSSS! I’m so happy, I’m really hoping to break under 70 kg next week. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m actually really loving this regime. The exercise is hard, at least for me when I’m starting all over again. But in 30 minutes, its short enough that I’m not having to force myself to do it. I know that if I can just get down on the mat, I will work my way through it in good time. When I’ve completed said workout, I feel really good about myself! Its like, I don’t have feel bad about not doing it right, because every time I make myself the proper food, eat my snack and do my workout, I’ve done everything David asked! I actually did it! So when I try to make myself feel bad for being lazy – I can’t! And that’s a wonderful feeling ๐Ÿ™‚

I have also noticed (as of yesterday & Friday) that when my workout is over, I now have energy to do more…and want to! This was a huge surprise, as I thought I would be running from that mat just as fast as I could (like I was the 1st 3 days). But instead, I’ve actually asked David if it’s ok to do some extra exercises from other days. 0_O He rather that I do extra workouts from the same day set, and not from other days. I can clearly understand why, because he has it worked out & it’s a quite intricate system.

The recipes have been really great. I knew that my count of 40 was waayyyy too low, so I went back and tried to count how many recipes he really sent me. No joke, I lost count about 130 something. I went back and looked, because there are so many. 270 recipes there. 270! Yeah, with that kind of variety, I don’t think its possible for anyone to complain! So far, I’ve tried a few. They worked out really well (even if I had to substitute an ingredient here & there).

One of the recipes I really like (& it’s super easy) is the tuna salad recipe. I’ve eaten this 3 times this week. The recipe I was given, was to take 1 avocado (mash it up), add 1 can of white meat tuna & black pepper, then mix. That was actually really good & extremely healthy! For me, I’m having a hard time not using mayonnaise. But I found an egg salad recipe he sent that used yogurt instead of mayo. I added a big spoonful of Turkish yogurt to the mix and it was so creamy and good! Granted, it tasted healthy – because nothing tastes like mayo. But, it was the healthiest version of a dish I love and it was surprisingly yummy. I could get used to this! Oh, wait. I think I have to. Hahaha…Score!

I had difficulties this week 5 ways:

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(Photo above depicts my 1 cup of dried pasta – that’s my self inflicted measurement. Mainly because I really want to use those cute leaf measures we picked up in States!)

  • I stopped counting. Sort of.ย I didn’t count every last gram of protein or carbs. ย I kind of used it as a suggestion. So, when I ate my baguette slices (Ooohh..bad, bad!) I kind of didn’t take it away from anything else. I justified it by the fact that I could eat unlimited veggies – and the bowl of spinach, tomato & mozzarella in from of me counted as veg. For the most part anyway, which brings me to >>>

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  • Cheese is not only for dessert. I couldn’t do it. I only cheated twice this week. But its still a lot. Ironically, I had no cheese for dessert. But I did have soft mozzarella on my spinach salad. Something about it being a bit taboo, made me want it more than usual. I do not understand this phenomenon. Any crazy-people doctors out there willing to share their expertise on the matter?
  • Water and green tea. I did not drink enough of either. It is a lot for me to drink 2 liters of water per day. I am trying to increase my intake, but I’m not doing very well at it. I am, however, chugging a glass of water (warm, if possible) immediately every morning to get my metabolism started. And I’m very proud of that ๐Ÿ™‚ For the 1st 2 days, I really tried to stick to all the recommendations. On day 3, I had to ask David if I could not drink green tea after dinner. You see, I don’t drink a lot of caffeine. I was up until almost 2 in the morning, after drinking green tea in the evening, so he gave me a pass on the night time cup.
  • I could not do the full set/time on some of the exercises. Like this forearm plank. It’s a warm-up for me, but I can’t hold it for the full time. It looks so easy, but it hurts so bad. I know my bum & belly will thank me for it, but – Oooowwwwyyyy! I DID notice during yesterdays warm-up however, that I can already hold those insanely difficult planks for longer, after just continuing to try every day. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I could not eat 5 x’s per day. I have 3 meals, and 2 snacks – which consist of 1 piece of fruit per snack. For some bizarro reason, I could not eat the full amount. I found myself either skipping meals, or skipping a snack. Every single day. Shame on me! I have to do better next week. I was surprisingly too full to think about eating more – even though my portions are controlled. How weird is that?!

Technically, these aren’t rule breaks – but I couldn’t do exactly the regime, so I’ve included them.

Lessons learned this week:

  • You have to follow the program exactly, if you want the best results. This means; no exercising off-grid, EAT the way you are supposed to, drink the way you are supposed to!
  • Alcohol will kill progress. A glass of wine or pint of beer is okay every so often, but going out to a party and having several drinks in one day – that will kill your progress. Not to mention leading to a slightly grumpyย personal trainer….
  • Don’t cross-contaminate workouts.ย 
  • Apologize when you screw up. I’ve done much of that this week, and yet David still continues to work with me ๐Ÿ™‚

Great changes that happened this week!:

  • 800 g gone!
  • I have more energy! I know that this will increase even more, but in the past few days I’ve felt more awake, motivated – than before. And that, is awesome!
  • I’m already seeing results! This is a huge surprise, since its only been 7 days. But I can tell the difference, even slightly in the way my body moves & how quickly I’m adapting to the programme. (Except for leg day. That was brutal!) Best thing is: I’m so motivated now because I can’t wait to see how my body changes!
  • I’m not hungry! I don’t know if it’s all the extra water intake or what. But I’m eating at least half less of the overflowing portions I was before, but I don’t feel like I’m on Barbie sized portions. I can eat 100g of fish plus a bucket full of vegs, but I prefer to eat in proportions relative to one another, and extra later if I need it. And here’s the clincher: I don’t HAVE to east small portions. I can eat unlimited amounts of veg. However much I want to! I just…don’t need it. Not right now, anyway. How cool is that?!

What do you think? Going well, or not?

I’m off now, gone to my days’ weight workout ๐Ÿ˜‰

-Mliae

 

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Congratulations, it all sounds good, look forward to following your success xx

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    1. mliae says:

      Thanks so much ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so excited! xx

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  2. rugby843 says:

    Good luck! The tuna thing was big for me when I was on a strict 300 calorie a day, only chicken or tuna and veg diet. Lost 30 pounds in weeks. Aerobics every day. It was the 70’s ; )

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    1. mliae says:

      The tuna helps. 300 cal?! OMG, you must have thought you were dying. That’s like, a banana.

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      1. rugby843 says:

        It was the weight loss clinic diet, 9 weeks, thirty pounds. But I had the flu the last week so reached my goal after that. Long story. A pound a week is the best way to go.

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      2. mliae says:

        Wow, thats like 3+ lbs per week. Wanted it off quite fast, I see.

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      3. rugby843 says:

        No fruit and no starch. Restrictions on what you could eat with what. You were tested every morning for ketones in urine. Sunday was off. I usually had baked chicken with cucumbers or tuna with celery and lemon. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it๐Ÿ˜‚

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      4. mliae says:

        No fruit? And you were tested EVERY morning?! OMG, sounds really heavy. Glad you made it through! Also, happy to hear that flu is gone ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      5. rugby843 says:

        This was back in 1970 something!

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      6. mliae says:

        Ah, ok. I understand the rules were much ‘fiercer’ then! It’s interesting to think about the differences then & now. So many things have changed in the diet industry alone. Remember all those diet pills you could buy in the market? …That are all illegal now. Haha

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      7. rugby843 says:

        I never tried them. Maybe because I was a mother trying to set an example. I heard stories about them though, not good. Funny how the pharmaceutical industry is the first one to take advantage of trends.

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      8. mliae says:

        It is funny. Great to hear that you never tried them. I did and it was like….*ZOOM!

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      9. rugby843 says:

        That’s what I was afraid of, being altered with three little kids, not me.

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      10. mliae says:

        A wise decision.

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  3. defatblog says:

    Great that you’re feeling so positive – inspiring for me!

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you so much! Wow, I like being ‘inspiring’! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. u2hearts says:

    Good for you!!!! Keep up the awesome work

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you so much!

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  5. Congratulations. You are off to a good start. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you! Fingers crossed, it continues ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Sounds like a great start! I’m starting a new fitness plan on Monday and I’m really looking forward to it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope your new plan works well for you! Let us know how it goes!

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  7. Patty says:

    Definitely going well! If I may…make sure you don’t drink more than 4 large cups of green tea. It’s better to variate with other herbal teas ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Good luck during David’s program.
    XxX

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts! You’ll be happy to know I’m at about 2 cups of green tea per day. I’m not a big caffeine person & it keeps me wild-eyed at night.

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