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The Runs: 3.5km

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch, The Runs! on 10/07/2013 by ganns

I did a 3.5km run today. I think I did pretty well – and I’m looking forward to doing some more walking during my lunch hour to deal with the horrific breakfast I had – 3/4 cup rice with a hotdog and a fried egg – and preparing for tonight’s Greek dinner with my friend Raft3r.

I’m preparing to start P90X very soon. I’m watching some videos and going over the diet plan. Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to be able to buy my very own punching bag. (Let’s go!)

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So how are you?

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 10/03/2013 by ganns

So I haven’t been blogging regularly. This isn’t an indication I’ve fallen by the wayside, I promise! It’s just that I think I’ve begun to plateau – Body for Life, after all, was intended for 12 weeks, and I’ve dropped almost 15 lbs in those three months – and I’ve been looking for alternatives to shake things up, as it were.

In the meantime, I’m still doing it. Today was Lower Body.

Quads – Dumbbell Squats

1st set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 15lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

Hamstrings – Straight-Leg Deadlifts

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

Calves – Calf Raises

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set –  10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

Abdominals – Two circuits of 12-rep crunches, side crunches, and (100 count) bicycle crunches

Body for Life Day 61

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 09/19/2013 by ganns

 

 

Chest: Pushups

1st set: 12 reps of pushups (30-second intervals)

2nd set: 10 reps of pushups

3rd set: 8 reps of pushups

4th set: 6 reps of pushups

5th set: 12 reps of pushups

Shoulders: Side raises

1st set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

2nd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

3rd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

4th set: 12 reps of 10 lbs in each hand (front lifts)

5th set: 12 reps of trap raises at 10lbs in each hand (front lifts)

Back: One-arm dumbbell raises

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 15lbs

3rd set: 8 reps on 20 lbs

4th set: 6 reps on 25 lbs

5th set: 12 reps on 5lbs (dumbbell raises)

Triceps: Bent-over Tricep Extensions

1st set: 12 reps on 2.5lbs

2nd set: 12 reps on 5lbs

3rd set: 12 reps on 6lbs

4th set: 12 reps on 10lbs

5th set: 12 reps of 15lbs (dumbbell extensions)

Biceps: Hammer curls

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

2nd set: 10 reps on 12.5lbs

3rd set: 12 reps on 15lbs

4th set: 12 reps on 17.5lbs

5th set: 12 reps of 10lbs

Today’s workout took longer than usual. Ang daming distractions.

Body for Life Day 59

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 09/17/2013 by ganns

This morning was particularly difficult to do. Not sure it’s because I was coming from a cheat day or whether the cold was messing with my muscles. By the end of the workout, my legs were jelly. I’m glad, though: this means my body isn’t still completely used to the massive weights.

As an aside, can I just say that my wife asked the other day about the standing punching dummy? I really want this for my fitness regimen, and well, her asking out of the blue is really encouraging! Hopefully, we’ll be able to get one before year’s end.

Quads – Dumbbell Squats

1st set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 15lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

Hamstrings – Straight-Leg Deadlifts

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

Calves – Calf Raises

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set –  10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 12 reps on 25lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

Abdominals – Two circuits of 12-rep crunches, side crunches, and bicycle crunches

Body for Life Day 57

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 09/15/2013 by ganns

Chest: Push-ups.

Start Workout: 5:30 AM

Chest: Pushups

1st set: 12 reps of pushups (30-second intervals)

2nd set: 12 reps of pushups

3rd set: 12 reps of pushups

4th set: 12 reps of pushups

5th set: 12 reps of pushups

Shoulders: Side raises

1st set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

2nd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

3rd set: 12 reps of 5 lbs in each hand

4th set: 6 reps of 10 lbs in each hand – BURN, BABY!

5th set: 12 reps of trap raises at 10lbs in each hand

Back: One-arm dumbbell raises

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 15lbs

3rd set: 8 reps on 20 lbs

4th set: 6 reps on 25 lbs

5th set: 12 reps on 5lbs (dumbbell raises)

Triceps: Dumbbell Extensions

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 12 reps on 10lbs

3rd set: 12 reps on 10lbs

4th set: 12 reps on 5lbs (bent-over tricep extensions)

5th set: 12 reps of 10lbs

Biceps: Seated dumbbell curls

1st set: 12 reps on 10lbs

2nd set: 10 reps on 12.5lbs

3rd set: 12 reps on 15lbs

4th set: 12 reps on 17.5lbs

5th set: 12 reps of 10lbs

End workout: 6:10am

 

Body for Life Day 55

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch on 09/13/2013 by ganns

I haven’t logged on since September 9, not because I’ve fallen of the bandwagon, but because I was on the three-day Team Building of the office for which I work.

The good news is, I didn’t fall by the wayside! I kept at it! Among the things I managed to do were:

  • No rice at all for three days!
  • A 30-minute run on Thursday through the corridors of the hotel!
  • Participation in the company sportsfest
  • Avoidance of a lot of fatty food!

I’ll weigh myself tomorrow to see the end results!

Body for Life Day 51

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch on 09/09/2013 by ganns

Today was a cheat day, but I did well. We had practice for our Team Building, and all that dancing certainly made me sweat up a storm.

Breakfast: 1 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of gising-gising (water spinach & coconut milk) and salmon & egg white omelet

Lunch: 0.5 cup of brown rice, 1 cup of pinakbet (vegetables in coconut milk)

Dinner: Grilled chicken sandwich from Sandwich Guy + chicken breast salad