Monday, March 29, 2010

End of Week 1 Diet....So Far, So Good

If you must know, I ate quite well at the Viet restaurant. I had Hot & Sour soup as my meal. My family kept offering noodles and their dessert but my willpower kicked in and said "N to the O".

After dinner, I gathering my things and got ready for party-party at Republic. But before going to the bar, I had some of this stuff called Beta-Alamine. This stuff is trippy. It's purpose is instant energy for pre-workout. It worked in about 15 minutes after drinking it. I felt as though everything was in fast walk, my talk...just everything around me. Not sure if I like that feeling so much. We (Joe, Jody, & Sam) got to the bar around 11:00 pm and sweated it out on the dance floor 'til 1:30 am. I had one heck of a time since I haven't let loose in a good month. I love love love dancing. It is a passion of mine. I may not be the greatest but when I hear a good beat I just need to move. If only I could see myself. I think I would be amused. I danced up on the little side stage for a couple of songs. I even kissed Jody on the lips...TWICE and I liked it LOL. When we got back to the car, we found the passenger window SMASHED. Can you even believe it? Those JERKS. Broken glass everywhere. I felt so bad because it was kind of my idea to go to the bar. All they took was the deck. So the 3 of us had to sit in the back. It was quite a downer of what was supposed to be a great evening. Wa wa waaaa.


Woke up around 1:00 pm (so late). Did chores around the house, went grocery and picked up some stuff I needed for this ol' diet of mine (cottage cheese, almonds, tuna, egg whites and last but not least Diet Dr.Pepper). Baked some chicken for my dinner, which was just delicious and then quickly headed out to Tony Romas with the Superfriends for wings. Damn, the chicken wings smelled so good. I just imagined the taste while I was sipping on my diet 7-up. They all keep making fun of me, my diet and how crazy I am. mL said I will be in 2D sooner or later. I responded back saying "by the end of this you guys won't wanna be friends with me or go anywhere with me." Chris then said "We can just fold you up when we go somewhere." Har Har Har. They are just jealous of my discipline that's what I have to say about that. I know what I want and where I want to be. It's going to take some hard work to get there but I am willing to make that sacrifice. Let's do this. HIIT cardio session #2 tomorrow. Hope I can make it to 10 intervals this time around.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

HIIT was not a Hit

Woke up on Friday and did HIIT cardio for the first time. OMG It is not as easy as it sounds.

Went to the park, which was nearby my house. The first two intervals were okay but when it came to the 6th, 7th and 8th, I felt as though my heart was going to fail on me. HIIT is not for the weak. When I was sprinting, it felt as though my legs were getting ahead of myself if that makes any sense. By the time HIIT was over, I was panting heavily, felt like I was going to vomit and experiencing slight dizziness. Walked it off 'til I got home.

As soon as I got home, I didn't want to do anything but lay down and pass out. Plus the recent lack of carbs was making me depressed. I didn't even want to eat but knew I had to for energy sake. Oatmeal and egg whites yet again. Yum.

Went through my closet and tried on some dresses for potential outfits for the upcoming weekend. I even tried on my birthday dress...awww. Oh the great memories. I would give anything to go back to that glorious day. I still feel so special every time I put it on.

Went to school...yawn.


Yesterday morning, I was achy all over from the HIIT. Even my abs were sore...weird huh? I was running behind schedule so I had my oatmeal and eggs on the go with my trainer. Where were we headed to u ask? My very first ever Body Building Competition. It was held at the Pantages Playhouse Theater. Saw Brian compete and wow was I ever impressed with all the competitors...both guys and girls. The emotions I felt while seeing them strut their stuff: jealousy, hatred, depressed but motivated. Who knows. Maybe one day I will be up on that big stage getting judged..eek. Got some free swag (free protein brownie bar) but unfortunately forks, I cannot eat it (so says my trainer). Screw u...haha...jk. Don't kill me.

That's all for now. Wish me luck on the next episode called "Kimmy goes to eat at a Viet Restaurant"

What ever will she do?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Go Big or Go Home

Well I finished typing up the last blog around 2:30 am last night knowing full well I needed to get up for early morning cardio. I guess I am not Superwoman anymore as I once was because once the alarm went off at 8:45 am, I absolutely did not want to get out of my nice, warm comfy bed. Shortly after, I was awakened by the vibration of my cell phone only to hear the voice of my trainer shouting "wake up now."

No HIIT today because the weather was not permitting. Tomorrow, we shall attempt again. Instead, I did 20 minutes on the elliptical downstairs in my basement and let me tell you I was sweating like a pig...drip..drip..drip. Afterward, did some stretching exercises. I am quite a flexible person I have to say. I never knew I could stretch or go as far into a stretch as I did this morning. I am just surprised. I guess its true what they say sometimes..."mind over matter". Soon I'll be doing the splits. Just you wait and see. Tell you what, once I nailed the splits I will post up a picture of myself doing it. Interesting goal for myself...Yes indeed.

Had my breakfast of oatmeal and egg whites...yummy? Then decided to dust off the ol' memory box. Contents inside: old pictures, letter, certificates, concert paraphernalia, etc. What was once hard to do (looking at pictures with my previous ex) was a breeze for today. It really goes to show that time does heal all wounds. I remember WAY back when it first happened, I'd get advice from friends saying "these things take time." My response - "can't I fast forward?" And now, I've come to that point of where I wanted to be.

Did a workout at Shapes. Circuit weight training and cardio.....yes again!

Talked to Maria for a long while. I told her about my new routine and how my diet is so boring and sad. Lack of carbs = slight depression. She said "Kim, just eat what you want to eat. It won't hurt." I know there is true to that statement with her body and her goals but it's a no-go for me.

Strict diet, exercise and fat burner should give the results I want, which is 10lbs lighter. I did not even falter once today; one of the hardest things I've ever had to do...or should I say not do...haha. My dad even brought home some McDonalds. There is so much junk food here it is not even funny. Too many distraction in this house. I have to keep my eye on the prize. Every little thing counts. I now realize this is going to be one heck of a journey. *grrrrowl - oh that's just my stomach eating itself.

Picture day tomorrow morning but I won't post it up on here since I will be in my undies. Sorry guys...hehe.

*sigh Only 23 more days to go...ugh how I'm counting down and dredging the days ahead. I can do this. Easy. No problem.

Back For Good

Hi Everyone,
You missed me? Well I missed you guys too. It's been WAY...I repeat WAY too long since I wrote something on my blog. "THE TIME IS NOW" as someone once said.

New things in my life. Oh let me count the ways. New trainer, new diet, new workout routine. All this for a new and improved Kimmy. Yes, even more so than ever before. Am I Crazy? Just a tad bit.

Here it goes:
New trainer goes by the name of...well he likes to be Mr.Invisible so let's just call him Bob. Bob designed a new nutritional and workout plan to cater to my needs. The new diet is so boring. Oats, egg whites, tuna, spinach, chicken, more spinach, cottage cheese, protein, almonds and soy beans....Woo Hoo??? I don't know. Started about 4 days ago or so. It's alright thus far but we will see in the coming weeks ahead. FYI: I am currently taking a fat burner to help in my weight loss. I'll keep you guys updated on what I hope to be progress.

Fun Gross Fact: Did you know there is such a thing called "dry cottage cheese"??? And you guys thought regular cottage cheese was gross enough..huh? You're dead wrong...haha.

New workout is going to be one of the hardest I've ever done in my life. It's called "HIIT Cardio" (High Intensity Interval Training). Optimal time for this workout is first thing in the morning....(cue sad music). You burn twice as many calories. Can lose up to 1-3 pounds every couple of days, which is just insane. It goes a little something like this: for 15 minutes, run like there is a monster chasing to kill u. Must give 100% of all the energy you got. Stop when you ABSOLUTELY cannot run anymore. Once you gain a glimmer of the energy back, repeat. Try for 10 rounds. Most don't make it past 4 rounds on the first attempt. I'm hopeful. I may need to pray to god before doing this. "Dear God, please let me live past tomorrow." I'm crossing my fingers that my cough/cold won't interfere too much with the workout. I want to give it my all. So besides this new cardio workout, I want to start biking and running outside again since the weather looks to be getting better. Although, I may be speaking too soon...March usually has one last snow storm. Maybe sneak in at least one trip to the hill for snowboarding, but its highly unlikely that will ever happen....wa wa waaaa. :(

Recently, I re-read all my blog entries dated all the way back from October since the breakup. I did not realize how much of a changed woman I am now compared to that weak, sad-sad girl back then. It made me realize how much I've much I've much I've changed all for the better. Jotting down my ramblings really helped through the tough-ass times in my life. So why not continue when I'm content, right? So this is Day 1 of Happy Blog with what will most likely be with a side of drama here and there but what else is new. Wish me luck on HITT Cardio tomorrow. I'll need it.

P.S. Guys are just as confusing as girls. Thought I should let you know. And that's all I am going to say about that. I would need another hour or so to write about the hour which I don't have since I need to be well-rested for tomorrow.

Ta Ta 4 Now