As mentioned in my previous post, I started wearing my corset again. I feel that this has also helped with the downsizing of my waist. 3cm in 2-3 weeks!
Food wise, there has been nothing too drastic. I have been keeping to my plan. However, I have begun to cheat abit more by eating chocolate more than once ( >__<!) Especially when I am just walking around Sapporo… oops!
Measurement movements:As you can see, although I lost measurement, my weight remains the same. I know it is muscle gain.. however, I won’t lie, I do feel somewhat bummed as well.. the vain narcissist in me, I guess! =P
Visual comparison: This is another more recent comparison.. after I attempted to eat Singapore and today!
I caught up with Anthony while I was in Brisbane three weeks ago. We had a really good chat. My meal plan has been modified to prevent plateauing. I haven’t quite tested it out yet as I was being a
littlebig piggy in Singapore.
My pre-trainings on Freeletics days have been cut back to just a banana. And I have to omit one fat serve per day. I have also taken to wearing my corset again. I have a steel boned corset, which is really good in holding posture as well as limiting stomach space! =P
My weight loss definitely regressed while I was on holidays. However, I only gained 1kg! Which was surprising, as I expected to gain AT LEAST 2kg =P
This week’s results are dismal! I didn’t even bother taking any comparison photos.. I am currently on a 2 week holiday.. food holiday in Singapore XD hahah
This week I had 5 Freeletics sessions, that I squeezed into 3 days as I was travelling, and just didn’t really have much time… My Week 10 Freeletics coach sessions were:
- Atlas (42:05*)
- Ares (10:00), SplitLungeMAX (90*)
- Hyperion (23:28)
- Atlas (41:52*)
- Ares (09:09), SplitLungeMAX (95*)
I combined Atlas, Ares and SplitMAX into one day sessions. Unfortunately, I did not have access to a pullup bar/surface, so I had to complete Ares with either raised pushups or tricep dips.
Needless to say, my structured eating went out the window!
Nothing too drastic to my meals this week. I had a cheat meal at Kamimura (1 Michelin Star) for my birthday though! Thank you Midori no Ki! =D I love my company heheApart from that, introduced edamame beans back into me diet. Oh how I love edamameee
I had my first follow up meeting with Anthony, since our initial consult. I shared with him my results and he was super happy for me! However, he felt the weight loss is too rapid to be sustainable. So, bread was added to my pre-training meals! SUPER HAPPY CAUSE I LOVE BREAD =D Pre-training is now a slice of dense bread, almond butter and bananas. Super yum! Gonna get my bake on again, wee!
In terms of food, I didn’t change too much of my diet. I found dattan soba, and I really wanted it! Turns out it is roughly the same nutritional values as genmai (brown rice)! So I just did a little swapsys.
I had somewhat of a second cheat meal? It was the Niseko Matsuri last night, so I had 2 little sticks of yakitori, a small chilli bean soft taco and a third of a chicken quesadilla. It seems to be mostly within my meal plan, except the cheese meant more fats than usual.
Measurement movements:I forgot to weigh myself this morning, so will do it tomorrow.. oops!
Visual comparison:I really should try to take my pics in the same spot!
New addition! My Natural Factors whey protein powder and Quest bars have arrived from iHerb!
So this week from Thursday onward, I added protein powder to me mornin’ oats =) mmm strawberry. I love strawberry protein… don’t judge my brotein! Tbh, I wanted French Vanilla, or any vanilla, but it doesn’t ship into Japan?!
Review: Natural Factors is really good! I really recommend it =) It’s not overly sweet, and the sweetness and smell is more like a homemade strawberry jam than a fake strawberry shake smell.. if that makes any sense. The Quest bars are delicious too! Abit too sweet for me, so it is a nice treat. It does make me feel like having more though ( >__<!) I like the vanilla almond crunch more than the cinnamon rolls. Think I will try the coconut and something, and the choc brownies next time =D
This week, I mixed up my meal plan a little. Exciting!! Haha, naaah.. I substituted rice for sweet potatoes, and yogurt for Quest. Also indulged in scallops, twice! I think scallops are ok, right? I changed it up to sweet potatoes and bought like 6 lunches worth of sweetpots, but all I wanted was genmai rice =( oops!
I was ridiculously tired by Saturday, but did not change my meal plans. I couldn’t get in touch with Anthony, so I did abit of research. And I guess with the change in diet, your body is getting used to it and you will feel tired for the first 3-4 weeks. Best is to just get more sleep. So, I slept for 10 hrs! I do feel much better today =)
Measurement movement:Visual comparison:
This is my first “week” of my Pure and Lean meal plans. I only started on Wednesday. As mentioned here, I seeked out Anthony to help lose the last 5-6kg. I managed to lose about 4-5kgs on my own with exercise and fkn calorie counting. But the food research I did was confusing me =( i.e. what aids in fat loss, and what doesn’t… And because I love food, I find it very hard to “control” what I eat…
I planned and portioned my meals as per Anthony‘s recommendation. I know it’s not very exciting, but I enjoyed my meals =) I am looking forward to when I can mix it up more!Smoothie consisted of: 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 carrot, 0.5 cucumber, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 0.5 cup of blueberries (aka bloobs), 1 tsp carob, 1 tsp ground black sesame, 2 tsp barley green, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste.
For oats, I also added 1 tsp carob, 1 tsp ground black sesame, 2 tsp barley green, cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. I made this hot, and also cold (aka overnight oats).
For the yoghurt, I also mix in cinnamon, nutmeg and carob =)
Measurement for the start of on Wednesday and end of Week 1 (Sunday):So, I tried to remember exactly where I measured myself last time.. results might be a little inaccurate (like hips!). Here is a visual comparison: