A few months have passed and I have to say that I am pretty happy of what I have reached. It is not a whole lot, I admit but it’s something.
As I plow my way to hitting below 300 pounds, you learn and relearn a lot of things along the way. Funny how I had to relearn something I already knew long ago.
I’ve been doing CrossFit and yoga (at Bikram Yoga Alabang) pretty consistently these past weeks. I would do 3 days a week of yoga and 3-5 days a week of CrossFit. The other day, I attended my first Capoeira session at FTX – Fitness Exchange in Makati and being the only student that day, I was able to get the full benefit of being taught one-on-one. I would, hopefully, do 1-2 days of Capoeira a week.
For the past 10 weeks, I’ve been very consistent with my fitness regimen. Averaging 5 days a week of some form of activity where 3 of those 5 days are even 2 activities. This week, I started adding a 3rd activity and might even add a 4th in the next few weeks. But as I’ve relearned, you cannot just rely on a great workout for weightloss. With my regimen, if I eat wildly, it would just maintain my weight and not lose. As what I’ve learned when I was at Biggest Loser, 70-80% of your weightloss purely depends on your nutrition.
I was pointed to an article where Bob Harper (Biggest Loser US Trainer and avid CrossFit addict) talked about the benefits of CrossFit AND the importance of nutrition.
“It is all about your diet,” Harper, 48, said during a break from filming Season 15 of the long-running U.S. show. “I used to think a long time ago that you can beat everything you eat out of you and it’s just absolutely not the case.” (taken from this article)
You can exercise as much as you wish and lose some weight, but if you want it to be significant, watch what you eat. I’ve been listing down EVERYTHING that I’ve been eating to the amount and time. This week, I’ve also started labelling the meals I’ve taken with “(cheat)” if what I ate was outside of what I was supposed to eat only. Admittedly, because of this approach, I am much more conscious of what I eat now. Having a visual list makes me become more strict that just having a mental list and often forget what I just ate.
Try it. See if it will work for you as it did with me.
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