Project Kapiranggot: General Motors Diet (Day 2)

I’m on Day 2!

DAY 2 RULE: 1 Large Potato for breakfast with butter on top and any vegetables the whole day.

Literally, I cannot eat veggies alone. Today was  STRUGGLE! 

The only way to survive was I divided the large potato since I can’t eat it all at once. Har! har! I ate one in the morning and another in the afternoon. No matter what kind of explanation the GM diet has as to why I should only eat the potatoes once. I CAN’T!

Of course, coffee is part of today’s diet and I put brown sugar on it! I had 2 or 3 cups today! Lol!

 

I cheated a lot. However, the weighing scale shows result. I’m now 46.5 kg from 48kg. Water loss I think! Aja! Tomorrow will be easier since I can eat fruits.

By the way, water made me survive the day.

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Project Kapiranggot: General Motors Diet (Day 1)

Yes! A friend said that he was on GM diet. I really got curious and tried to know the in and outs of the program. My body has been tired exercising for the past week and so I decided to give it another week of rest but the catch is I have to undergo GM diet.

So, I’m on first day. 🙂

Today, I am only allowed to eat fruits. Just whole fruits. Fruit shake or fruit juices are not allowed. Tea and coffee are allowed but of course no sweetener, milk or creamer. BUT I CHEATED! I’m having black coffee with small amount of brown sugar or cocosugar.

It’s 6 pm already. I’m at work. I only have 5-6 hours of sleep per day but I can do this! Gonna put into writing again what’s going to happen on day 2. 🙂

Aja!

 

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Project Kapiranggot: Swim and Run for Cardio/LIIT

After 6 months of mostly 10-minute cardio before resistance training, I decided to dedicate at least 2x a week to cardio exercises.

Why? I just want to try it and would just look at the results after 3 months. Lol!

Currently, I’m doing resistance training 3x a week and cardio 2x a week. I just want to discuss what I do for cardio.

I love swimming and it has been a part of my life since I was 16. Swimming pool is very accessible to me so I decided to include a 30-minute routine. I only rest for 10 seconds if I feel like resting but I keep on moving for the whole 30 minutes. It’s like a nonstop 30-minute swim in slow/moderate phase.

I also do a 30-minute run, usually on the treadmill.

Warm up: 5-minute walk.

Running: I do the following or sometimes, I play with the interval.

5-minute slow/moderate

1-minute fast

5 min slow/moderate

Slow down: 5 minute walk

 How to enjoy? 

VARIATION: I mix running and swimming. Sometimes, I swim right after running or vice versa. There are also lazy days when I feel like just swimming or just running.

GOAL: Sometimes, I extend for a couple of minutes but I encourage myself to NEVER exercise for less than 30 minutes.

COMPANION: Recently, I found some new friends who joined me in running. So, if I’m too lazy to run, they are there to motivate and inspire me that I have to.

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EXPLORE: It was first time to run in an oval. I was so happy that a friend introduced this place to me.

 

Sigh, just some more few thoughts, I think, I am not alone on this. I’m not the only person who feels like the results don’t give justice to the efforts. BUT! It’s a lifetime process. I know,there will come a day that I’ll be happy with the result. 🙂

FOR NOW… I’ll enjoy what I do for cardio.