I have been struggling the past three days with what I eat. Surprisingly, it is not because I am eating too much. It is the other way around actually - I am eating too little! I aim for 1240 calories a day and the past three days, I am barely making it to 1000… last Sunday I only had 700! And I blame it to my working night shift.
Night shift throws me all off. From sleeping to eating, my body goes bonkers and I just cannot function well during the 7-night rotation… then few more days after that!
I work 1130pm-745am, get home by 8am, shower, attempt to sleep between 9-12pm, get up, exercise, and by 2pm I am ready to eat my first meal. Then I either run some errands or laze around on the couch until about 6pm, when I attempt to sleep once again until 930pm. After that I shower, eat my second meal of the day and get ready for work.
So yeah. Two meals a day for the past 3 days.
Why I do not eat at work you ask? Well, it makes me really bloated that makes it even harder to sleep when I get home. It is bad enough that I am struggling to sleep while everyone around me is just starting their day; but struggling while feeling physically uncomfortable? Na-uh! It is like being caught between a rock and a hard place.
Having said that though, it is probably the “best” weight loss technique as I lost 2 pounds in 2 days. I say “best” in the sense that it made me lose weight without trying hard . Now, is it healthy? NO.
One, I am starving myself during the 7 days I work night shift (huh?) and two, when my days off arrive and I am craving for anything and everything I could think of causing me to lose track.
I have tomorrow to trial out something new, or else, I will have to wait next month when my 7 nights once again come.
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First of all, I was kinda disappointed with the result. It was not even close to what the plan says. Then again, I did not follow the diet… at all. :P
Lost a total of 3 inches, half-inch on my arms and thighs and one on my waist. Weight-wise, I lost *drumroll* NONE! :P I was thinking it is all the sodium I consumed when my coworker brought in some food on Friday at work and… I completely forgot about my Inferno plan and ate with all my heart’s content. ;)
I know, I know.
I intend to try it again next month. Maybe the week before the wedding. That time, I will follow the diet plan closer than I did. ;)
PS. I kinda went on a fasting on Saturday, hoping to get rid of the salt, and lost 2 pounds this morning! :P
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I started the 5-Day Inferno of Turbofire yesterday. However, I made a slight boo boo that will eventually torture me more and my OCD-tendencies forces me to carry on and go on with it.
The Inferno plan is a “fast-track weight loss program to shift your metabolism into turbo mode”. It has suggested meal plan (something I do not plan to follow exactly to a T) and exercises for each of the 5 days.
Day 1: Fire 55EZ
Day 2: Fire 45/HIIT 20
Day 3: Fire 55EZ
Day 4: Fire 45/HIIT 20
Day 5: Fire 55EZ
Meal plan posted here.
Now, as for the boo boo that I did. I started with the Fire 45/HIIT 20 yesterday and my OCD-tendencies now wants me to do 3 Fire 45/HIIT 20 routine and just 2 Fire 55EZ. I say it is more torture since… well, it is a HIIT class on top of a regular class. O.O
Oh well, since I won’t be following the meal plan, I guess this is just fair. ;)
I remember flipping through the channel on my TV when I stumble upon Rachel Ray’s show with Jennifer Hudson as a guest. It was the moment when JH was asked by RR how she manages to do it and she replied, “Do not over-think it.”
That phrase hit me. She is right.
I remember before when I had to psych myself up in order for me to get out of the couch and do something. I remember having to argue with myself (crazy, I know) whether or not I must do it now or later on, before or after work, to go for a walk in the morning or in the afternoon. Then I play in my head the following - I need to get out of the couch now, change into my workout clothes, put my shoes on…maybe I need my iPhone so I can play music while working out…wait, do I have “good” songs there to get me into the groove?…let me check…oh shoot, let me download some songs first…*sees something interesting online*…completely forgot about working out…I’ll do it tomorrow.
For the past month, I do not think. I do. Soon as I woke up on my day off, before my brain can process what it is I am doing, I am already in front of my television, dressed to kill it, with the DVD playing. Soon as I get home from work, I take my scrubs off, put my work out clothes on and kick it! If I have to do something else after work that I cannot push aside for another day, I do it before I go to bed. I do my best to treat working out same as a special appointment, something I cannot miss or cancel to reschedule for another day.
Having said that, I am not perfect and I am still a beginner. My discipline regarding such is still vulnerable as I have had my bad days (2 the past month) when I really do not feel like working out. However, back then, I let one bad day ruin everything I have worked and jump off the wagon. This time, I make me pay for it the next day and work out longer, harder.
So, what are you waiting for? Just do it!
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