Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Shoot That Ball!

This morning was my first day to play basketball as a form of exercise. I jogged for about 15 minutes to warm up and then proceeded to the basketball court with Sandy .

For me, playing basketball is better than jogging. I sweat more, plus it is more fun. So, we'll play again tomorrow.

Side Note: Last night, I started eating oatmeal for dinner - both good for the heart and better digestion.

(Photo Source: Here)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Doctor Says "Lose Weight"

I visited my ob-gynecologist in UST last Saturday to consult some issues about my monthly period. I told her that in 2007, I was diagnosed with PCOS by my first doctor in La Salle-UMC and wanted to ask for second opinion.

As she examined me, she advised me to lose some weight because according to her, it will help regulate my cycle.

I know this would be hard but...

I can. I will. I must.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Never Ever Dine At Eat-All-You-Can Restaurants

That is what I have realized when my Superfriend and I ate lunch at a Chinese restaurant yesterday.

Entering a place where food is tempting and mouth-watering is already a sin. Availing of their eat-all-you-can promo is unforgivable [if you are on a diet]. I deserve a penalty.

I can always back out and not finish the food anymore but do you know what held me? Strictly no leftovers. Eat-all-you-can diners who will have leftovers will be charged double per head. So since Superf and I were only using our GCs, we had no choice but to finish all those 7 dishes in one sitting.

Gluttony, that was.

Kill me now.

Friday, February 5, 2010

If Only I Could Buy Self-Discipline

Yes, I badly need self-discipline in order to lose weight. That's what I ignored last night and today when I munched on that tempting chocolatey cake in the fridge.

Oh, my! I really feel bad about my stubbornness. If only I could buy self-discipline, I already have that body I've always been dreaming of :'(

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Alternative to Crunches

Crunches, for me, sucks! It is both strenuous and tiring, making it a really lazy thing to do :)

Last night I discovered an alternative: squeezing my tummy and holding it for 10 counts then releasing it. You can always repeat the procedure. I did it while walking my way home last night. It is better than sit-ups because I don't have to strain my neck and back, plus I can do it anywhere. Actually, I am doing it now right in front of my pc while writing this post.

Yes, I can feel the effect because there is pain in my tummy's muscle today. This morning when I woke up, I also notice my tummy flattened a bit.

Hope I can see the big difference as I progress.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

First Jog

And so I skipped rice last night. I only had 3 pieces of small galunggong (sinigang with kamote leaves) and half grapefruit plus more water intake.

This morning, I had my 30 minutes of jogging and 15 minutes of stretching at the MalacaƱang Grounds. It was my first day to walk, jog and run with Sandy in preparation for the Superbods Run on the 21st. Well, at least, she has surpassed the 10k during the Book Run last Sunday, Jan. 31 at the Fort Global City. She has proven something.

Me? I am still under process. It's ok to start from scratch. Little by little, I should improve my endurance.

Monday, February 1, 2010

8 Glasses of Water a Day

Today is February 1 and a Monday, a perfect time to get a head start on losing weight. It is my my first diet day so I will begin with the simplest way of trying to cleanse my system: drinking water. What are the benefits of drinking water to lose weight? Eight (8) glasses of water a day will help me become slim because it acts as a natural drug, depressing the appetite. If you drink water before having a meal, your stomach becomes full and the tendency is you will eat less.

When the body is not getting enough water, it will move to defensive and protective tactics to “preserve” what he has. Maybe that is why my body is preserving all the fats I eat, I seldom drink water.

What is the mechanism of such a diet? Doctors and researchers found that people who suffer from obesity are those who lack intracellular fluid, which mainly comes from the water that drink.

So for now, I will be drinking a lot of water; early in the morning when I wake up, before and after meals, during coffee breaks, before I go to bed and anywhere I go.

This is for my bikini!

(Sources: Information & Photo)