On the Road to #ProjectSexy
Hello guys! I was supposed to blog about my usual OOTDs today but because of an insistent public demand , let me share with you today my weight-loss routine that I call PROJECT SEXY. I'm sure most of you know that I'm getting married on November and I have been working out really hard the past months to achieve that perfect "bridal body." So when I posted my 3-month progress on instagram this morning, I was overwhelmed on the number of (positive) comments I received. I'm really glad that I was able to inspire people on that post too.
This was my instagram post earlier today. I'm really happy to have seen results after almost 4 months of working out and diet! Would you believe that aside from the visible results (abs are slowly showing off), my waistline dropped from 29 (March) to 25 1/2 this month.
So what do I do? What do I eat?
If you follow me on instagram, you'd know that I go to 360 Fitness Club (Timog branch). I've enrolled there last January but I got serious in working out sometime around March. In 360, we usually do circuit training where you get a full body workout in 30 minutes! I also attend their body jam, zumba, body balance classes among others.
For more info about circuit training, visit 360 fitness club's website here.
My usual instagram selfies / couple selfies with my fiance and fitness partner, Paolo.
However, things got a little more serious when I enrolled to a Personal Training program with Coach Edgar Ordillas on top of my usual circuit trainig at 360. With his guidance, my training sessions became more intense and more hardcore. From my goal to simply lose weight, it chaned to be more stronger and have higher endurance.
Coach Edgar, his daughter Tala and his wife Mei during one of our PT sessions.
Some of our intense PT sessions at 360.
I usually workout 3-5x a week, usually 30mins to a couple of hours depending on how busy my schedule is. Here's what I usually do in a week:
Monday - PT sessions with Coach Ed
Tuesday - usually rest day (my usual overtime day at work where I finish at around 10pm
Wednesday - Dance classes and/or Suspension training class
Thursday - Rest or Dance class (if I'm in the mood or not busy)
Friday - PT session with coach Ed
Saturday - circuit at 360 or most of the time, rest (gimik / ganap days)
Sunday - (which started this week) personal workouts with family
I don't usually follow that schedule religiously but I make sure I workout AT LEAST 3x a week. Lately, working out has been inspiring cause aside from having Paolo around, I also met new friends at 360 and now encouraged my family to workout with me every Sundays (feels good to inspire your own family).
But wait, how about my diet?
If I only do CLEAN & HEALTHY EATING RELIGIOUSLY, I believe results will be much better. But since I'm the type of person who will not be productive if deprived with food. I tend to be demotivated whenever I cannot eat the usual things that I like. So for me to not get hungry (and not be counterproductive), I still eat the things that I like but in moderation.
Whenever Paolo and I will eat either on a date or after workout, we'd usually go to Chinese (dimsum so everything's steamed), Korean (and eat a lot of meat and lettuce) or anywhere else as long as we get to eat vegetables and meat. I prefer the first two cause I can overeat without actually feeling guilty.
So basically I still eat anything I want but the right kind of food. I'm not your usual gym goer who prepares his/her food in the morning. I'm just your simple eat-whatever-I-can-as-long-as-its-not-sinful. They consist mostly of:
Breakfast: Oatmeal (most of the time no milk but with sugar), tuna, black coffee. I also eat corned beef, fried egg. I used to love hotdogs before but I stopped eating it when I learned how much calories a single piece has
Lunch / Dinner - usually salad and meat. I make sure they separate the dressing cause I still can't give up ceasar or japanese mayo dressing so I put just a little bit on my salad. I also eat wheat bread with tuna, or when I'm in a carinderia, I usually get 2 servings of gulay and barbeque or fried fish. (Example: 2 servings of laing and 2 bbq sticks). I still eat all the lutong ulam so I won't miss them and won't eventually crave for it in the long run. I also prefer eating siomai, fried tofu, fried lumpiang gulay, chopseuy, adobong kangkong when I'm at home or anyplace else.
Snacks - Since I'm no cook, I tend to buy snacks from convinience stores. Whenever I'm hungry I munch on bananas (thank heavens there's banana in 711) or even fruit snacks, peanuts (I finish a pack of growers in one sitting), raisins and even yogurt. Sometimes I give in to oatmeal and energy bars when I'm really craving for something sweet.
So I avoid:
Sweets (trying to!)
Flavored drinks, except for black coffee and tea
Junk / Fast food
Anything fried and breaded
On Cheat days
Most fitness people don't believe in the concept of cheat days. But for someone who has a huge appetite like me, I think I cheat everyday. My coach told me to try to give up flavored drinks (juices, teas, coffees), sweets and even salty. But I can't help it. I still eat a lot of sinful food and tend to burn it at the gym after (which is not a good thing to do.) So basically I can't give up 3 things:
Milk Tea or Starbucks Iced Coffee (that I drink 3-4x a week)
Desserts that are as sinful as this . (This one is pancake house's cookie butter tower)
So I'm still not your ideal workout girl. I still try my very best to at least eat as cleanly as I can but I'm only human so I tend to give in to food temptations. If you will ean clean (steamed food and on the right portions), and be as motivated and dedicated as I am in terms of working out, I'm sure results will be much better on you.
I hope you learned something or got inspired on this post. Before I end this one, let me share another pasabog to you guys.
Whenever I see this one, I get more inspired to workout more and NOT CHEAT. Lol :)
Good night guys! Hope you liked this post!
The Bargain Doll
Photos grabbed from my instagram account, @roviedear