Fit February

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I haven’t been able to follow through my routine last week because of work and travel. I did try to eat right though. This is what my week looked like:

Saturday : Rest day. Lunch at Benihana which didn’t include overly unhealthy stuff. Rice and sev tamatar sabji for dinner (carb loading)

Sunday : Half marathon. Rice and sev tamatar sabji for lunch (leftovers). Heavy dinner with dessert (few spoons only. Gone are the days when I could wipe off 1 serving of dessert)

Monday : Rest day. Snacked on banana chips.

Tuesday : No workout. Food on track.

Wednesday : Hill repeats. Weights. Yoga. Food on track.

Thursday : Cycling. Light dinner but lots of wine.

Friday : No workout. Had 2-3 pcs of chicken/fish starters which were fried/stuffed with cheese and grilled fish. Everything else on track.

Saturday: Weights. Food on track.

I got my BMA checked with very low expectations and when I saw the fat weight, I assumed there has been weight gain. Well, that was expected considering I hadn’t followed the plan. It didn’t worry me so much because people have been telling me I have lost weight. And since I don’t go around asking people “Do I look like I have lost weight?”, I believe them.

The trainer who checks in every few days and so sees me 2-3 times a week asked me “How is it going?”. Usually my answer is “Oh, I just started” or “I have been too focused on the half marathons so gym has been on a back burner” or “Too much travel right now” but this time I said “It has been going good. I have been on track for the last 2-3 weeks and am following your advice of eating only proteins for dinner. I have lost fat and gained muscles which is very encouraging”. He said that the weight loss shows

I came home to put up the results of the BMA on my whiteboard and realised it has been a good week. This is what Feb looked like.

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After week 1, it would have been so easy for me to get demotivated and go off track. But I have been focused on following my weekly plan even if it doesn’t reflect on BMA.

But this isn’t the best part. I love how my arms look right now. I love the shape, definition and the tiny mound of muscles on them. I am working out my lower body too but the arms are most noticeable. They have had more muscles in the past and that is what am aiming for.

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The goal for March is 21 kg of muscles from 20.5 kg currently. All I have to do is lift weights/TRX 3-4 times a week. Focus on the process and the results will follow.


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