Thursday, August 30, 2012

Getting flat abs for females... and males.

Hello everyone,

Long time no speak. I have been lazy in updating this blog, however, i am still working hard on my body! Day in day out! And this is what i want to share with you.

Sure thing we see all these "ab workouts" which promises to get you a set of sexy flat abs/ 6 pack abs in no time and i get ask "what do i do for my abs" on a number of occasions. Often i would go BLANK! because the truth is, i do not do one thing, one move, one exercises have a killer ab routine to whip my abs in shape. It is a combination of things, common sense things like, making sure you are eating and pooping right, working out right and having good posture!

Everyone is born with a 6 pack, you just need to reduce your Bodyfat % and you will be able to see them! That is why you see young kids who are runing around day in day out the playground with abs! Not because they are doing 1, 000crunches a day!

Keep up the great work and take care of yourself!! Siging off for now!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Game plan for getting my body back post pregnancy

Hello my curious readers! I have been away for far too long. I am still working out and I will post a photo on here very soon to share with you how Muaythai boxing has changed my body shape in the short 2 months since i have picked it up again.

I am writing this post as I am have been putting alot of thought in the recent months regarding pregnancy and how I should have a game plan for getting back in shape/ staying active when the even occurs. I have been inspired by a number of post by ladies who are in awesome shape after child birth such as Sophie, Erinn and Lindsay and Josie and many many more.

I think if have decided the best strategy for me will be to be in the best shape of my life prior to pregnancy, i will be better prepare as i know what i can look like and are more likely to have the desire to get that body back.

I hear you say "It's easier said than done."

I say "WATCH ME!" ;)

Keep on training eveyone, singing off for now

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stopping Food Cravings!

Hello everyone, I know I have not updated my blog for quite a while, as there has been not much going on recently. What I meant is, I am still working out, pushing weights etc. and apart from working out, the only other thing I am really focusing is my work!

BUT!!! Today I have something to share with you about Cravings!

For those of you who has been following my blog and saw my bunny chop idea, which provides me a one glance look my diet food intake for the month has been “clean” or not. My boyfriend has recently made a causal comment which lead to me checking out my food intake record.

He causally said to me last month “I knew you will be having cake cravings about now” and of course, I followed up with “how did you know?” I mean, I didn’t even know I will be having a cake attack, so how the hell does he know about it. He went on to explain that he notice my cake attacks usually comes along a few days before my period! OMG!!!!

So ladies, if you track your food intake habits, you might be able to spot your own patten. I am not saying your “insert food name-  attack trigger will be the same as mine, but I am pretty confident that it might have something to do with our bio chemistry. If you know what is triggering it, then you will be able to plan and defend your waist line!

Singing off for now <3

P.S: than I said to my man, I bet a cake craving is no-where near as bad as having a moody cow around! His reply was. “Hell yeah”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Inspired by The Iron Lady

I went to see The Iron Lady last night, it was a little different to what I expected, but there were lots of awesome quotes and they strikes a core in me. Sharing the most memorable for me personally as i do think they are a very close reflection of what i try to do everyday of my life

"Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become... habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become."
 Margaret Thatcher

Here is another scene when Marget Thatcher was talking about the war with Alexander Haig

A: Let's face it. The Falkland islands are thousands of miles away; not many of your people there; of no social or economic importance... 
M: Like Hawaii, you mean?

This scene was special to me, as it reminded me how we are surrounded by people who makes you feels that what you cares about is "insignificant" and makes you feel that you are "making something out of nothing". In fact, what really matters is how important this issue is to YOU. not to them. The same goes to our personal journey in life and fitness. Do not let others tells you what they think it's right. Be your own boss.

Have a good day, signing off for now.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How to NOT eat food you know you should not be.

I got inspired by Geosomin' s blog about her date with Mr. Beer and Ms. Popped corn.
Eating yummylious food  for as much as i want and not get sick/ fat will probably be one of my 3 wishes if i have a genie that will grant me the wishes.

If you have been reading, you will know that I am a low carber. It has become clear to me, diary and wheat/ grains makes my stomach and skin flare up. It is not what my body wants. However. I was hooked on all that yummylicious process stuff that my body didn't like. I figure out if i "ate" milk (aka ice-cream) even if it was just 1 scoop, it messes with my stomach for a week. If it was wheat/ grains I will have a break out which will take me approx. 2 months to get over it. Clearly not what i need and want.

At the end of Jan, i decided that I have been on and off low carb for long enough to do it flat out, and simply, i had enough of this madness of putting food in my mouth and expect the discomfort to kick in within hours of enjoying the food.

Here is what i did to put it in a picture for myself. It's kind of like kinder garden "good job" stickers. The Red bunnies chops are the days i feed my body in the way that it needs. The Blue piglet chop are the days that; well, i was being a pig. I aim to have a sea of bunnies until my birthday 15Aug.

This is very simply, but i have found it very motivating and empowering to be able to SEE if i am doing the right thing!
Keep up the good work, take one day at a time!!!

Singing off for now

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Which is more effective P90X, BodyRocker, 6 Pack Shortcuts, Insanity

After a years of yoyo dieting, countless diet pills, loyal viewer of a number of very popular fitness channels on YouTube it has suddenly dawned onto me something that has gone under my “common sense radar” for a long time. Too long.

Don’t get me wrong, all the programs I have mentioned are good solid programs, they are designed to caters for you to establish a habit of working out. Research shows that it takes 21 days to form a habit, and that is why programs like P90X, Insanity is 1 month plus. As for the shorter programs like BodyRockers and 6 Pack Shortcuts are also solid programs that motivates you to stick with short intense training, and if you can commit to that 15 mins a day; any form of exercise on a consistent bases will do wonders. Notice the word CONSISTANT; it is something you need, to get yourself lean, and ripped. Commitment to your health and wellbeing involves you getting enough rest, consistently eating well, and consistently moving.

I personally believe, structured programs like P90X and Insanity are actually more suitable for beginners, as they are put together to help you establishing a route, eliminate boredom and assist you in forming a new habit to work out, needless to say, the overall calories burnt in 60 or 40 mins long medium/ high intensity work out are likely to be higher than an intense workout with ZWOW workout with Zuzana. How many calories you burn in your work out is entirely up to you. It is how hard you consistently push your body, your heart on a day in day out basses that counts. It will provide you with results.

As for the shorter workouts, I feel they are more suitable when you are at a “maintenance stage” where you are already happy with what you have achieved, i.e with the way you are looking. These shorter work out are like the polishing and cutting a rough diamond into the sparkling carbon that you and I all know. For this reason, I am putting a hold on my BodyRocker30 day challenge.

My new challenge is going to spinning for at least 3 times a week for a month. My goal is to shred fat. Lots of it.

Once I am done with this month, I will see how I look and then start the BodyRocker 30 day challenge again. Don’t think that I will let myself off the hook on the challenge, that is the last thing I will do.

Mark my words!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 7 of 30 BodyRocker Challenge

Results are in, yes for the newbies here, who does not know me, I am a little intent and takes my work out very seriously. I got so inspired by Z, I decided to do all the BodyRocker 30 Challenge 3 rounds. Apart from the Rep. Challenges…

So here is my Day 7 results
Around the world jump + Burpee                                             9,8,9
Lunge swing with 10lbs weight                                                 29,26,30
Ski Abs + Floor sprints                                                               7+10, 6+20, 9+35 (left leg +right leg = 1 rep in my world)
In Crunch position, leg extension keen to chest                   10, 12, 12
Side lunge touch the floor                                                         35, 30, 33
V pushups + straight push up                                                   18, 20+10, 20 +10

Admittedly I took like a 2 mins break in between each circuit of 6 moves, but I do feel that 1 sets is too little for me…. Even every set is killing me….
I hope you are having a wonderful active rest day ;)

Speak to you soon

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Day 6 of 30 BodyRockerTV Challenge

Ok, so I went another day without BodyRocking. But instead I went to a BodyCombat class instead. Man, did I feel out of shape, at the end of the 50 mins of punches and kicks, we were doing Circular pushups…. That was hard, before the new year, I was doing them with ease. Lesson learnt. Holiday does not mean stopping at the gym!

So Today is my 6th day results:

Repeat the below as many sets as you can for 50seconds, rest for 10seconds. 3 rounds
(Push up + Burpee +T Jump)2 times +10 straight punches           3, 3.5,3
(Push up + Burpee +T Jump)2 times +10 Hooks punches              2.5, 3.5,2
(Push up + Burpee +T Jump)2 times +10 Uppercuts punches       2,2,3
Crunch up                                                                                              24,30,25

Even thought I am itiching to switch over to work out with the sizzeling hot Zuzana Light the orginal team at BodyRocker, I have decided i should challenge myself and at complete this 30days and then switch back to following Z. My Body will prob. thank me for doing this.

What did you do for your heart today?
Have a good weekend!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Zuzana - The best Lost & Found EVER!!!!

I found her. Learn this name now:  Zuzana Light

Respect and love to her. Esp. in love with how she said "I am not going to give up,you will have to....."
Stay Strong, Stay motivated!
Hear me roar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cuppypowers on a high!

Day 5 of 30 Day BodyRocker Challenge

Day 5

This is my first Rep challenge. Ever! I am so inspired that I am going to add a Rep Challenge once a month to my training to see if I am improving!
So the whole idea here is simple. Do the High Knees and the Knee lifts 4 rounds, that adds up to 400rep. And see how long it take! For me 1 “Run on the spot” = 1Left+1Right

75 Run on the spot with High Knees + 25 Knee Lifts of Dip Station – 10:55sec

Yes. I was slow. I also had to take a lot of breaks. Also, I was careful when I was running on the spot to not land awkwardly and twist an ankle or something. Push yourself hard, but don’t forget to be careful and hurt yourself. Recovery from a workout injury really sucks and it will slow down the progress you have made so far!

Thank goodness it’s Friday, what is your game plan for the weekend to stay moving and eating clean? I am planning on hitting the gym on Sat and Sunday may be do some weights, may be another combat class. For sure I will be doing a bit of baking on Sat so that I can have a clean cheat on Sunday with my man J. Have a good weekend!

Signing off for now.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 4 of 30 BodyRocker TV Challenge

Here are my Day 4 results, I am going to keep you guys up to date with my results!

                                                            S1           S2           S3
Burpees + Push up                           15           10           12
Pull ups @ 80lbs assistance        20           16           12
Triple Plank + Jump                         7              6              6
High Knees on Dip Station             10           12           15

I have decided to take 1 day off in stead of the 2 days off each week Original 30Day BodyRocker TV Challenge but will be doing a 30 days worth of BodyRocker workouts in total. Well i hope i am making sense and i hope to see some of my readers might get inspire to do something similar! take care!

Singing off for now

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 3 of 30 Days BodyRocker Challenge

Day 3 Results

Superman Push Up – 25 reps
Squats – 35 reps
Clean & Press + Jump forward + 3 Squat Jumps – 8sets
Crunches with hand over head – 21 reps
Side Burpee + 2 side planks with knees to elbow + Tuck Jump – 6 sets
Forward Lunge + Side Lunge – 10 sets
Incline Push up with feet on small fit ball – 10 reps
Triceps Dips – 25 reps
Hanging Knee Raises – 15 reps
Pull ups with feet on the floor – 18 reps
Speed Run – Lost count

What did you do for yourself today :)
Signing off for now

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 2 of 30 Days BodyRocker Challenge

Day 2 results

10 High Knees & 10 Mountain Climbers – 3 sets
2 Squat Jump + 2 Push ups + 1 Tuck Jump - 3 sets
L&R Ski Abs + 2 Straight jumps – 5 sets
Clean&Press + Squat&Press + Press up – 5 sets
5 Tuck Jumps + 5 baby burpees – 2 sets
Spider Knee Push up + Straight push up – 6 sets
Switch Lunges – 20
2 side lunges + 2 Punches + 2 TUCK Jumps – 5 sets
10 Squats + 10 Squat Jumps – 3 sets
10 Elbow to Knee – 60 reps
Straight Push ups – 22
Speed Run - ? lost count

Anyone else are doing the program?!
Signing off for now

Friday, January 27, 2012

My Test results for the BodyRockerTV 30 day challenge

Fit test Results of my BodyRockerTV 30 day challenge:

Squat Jump  - 40
Push Ups - 30
Burpees - 10
High Knees - ? Lost count
Switch Lunges - 27
Tuck Jumps - 10
Straight Abs - 32

I wonder how many of you reading are doing it as well. Gee do i fell unfit after just the "fit test"!!!!

Singing off for now! love to you all

Thursday, January 26, 2012

2012 new challenge = BodyRocker. Are you up for it?

Happy Chinese New Year everyone, Shame on me, I know! I am back! Even though I have not been updating my blog, I have been working out hard, hitting the gym at least 5 times a day, doing my weight training and all. Until December came. December was a mess! I went on a holiday, managed to not put on 1 single pound, comes January, I have been trying to get back to the gym and hit it with the same intensity and frequency, it has proving to be very very difficult! The worst is, I am a lot weaker L booohooo.

So, I have decided to take up a new challenge to kick myself in the butt for being so lazy in the past couple of months. Would you care to join me for the next 30 days to see what we can achieve? May I introduce to you “BodyRockTV”!

Signing off for now

P.S. for those of you who are new to this blog, may i share with you how much i hate cardio, especially the likes of Insanity! But I am doing it because the results are undeniable.... I encourage to join me in taking up the challenge!

P.P.S my test results and photos are to come! stay tune!