You don’t just let life challenges beat you down. You keep on living…
I’ve decided I should stop weighing myself daily. I’m sure it’ll help with my focus as I will be able to concentrate on the schedule and training more than being occupied with beating myself up about my weight progress. Anyway, I’m sure the weight loss will be a side effect of the workouts… 😉
As fitness was always my primary goal, I couldn’t help to sometimes look at the potential weight loss from my exercises. And after much reading and researching, the clear winner for a fast track fitness programme are good sets of circuit training – the idea is to constantly keep the different muscle in your body activated and the elevated heart-rate results in a good cardio workout.
Although I still need to keep up with my cycling and running programmes to ensure that my muscles for those are kept in good condition, I will see results faster if I keep a frequent schedule of circuit training.
One thing great about circuits is that, you get to mix it up to keep your workouts interesting. Right now, I’m still quite new at it but I’m going to have to keep a couple of circuit sets in my pocket first to kick off the whole routine.
Here’s a set which I have started out with thanks to Jordan Yeoh’s circuit training video tutorial. (Jordan’s a fitness traiinng and a body-building Guru whom I’ve been following on his blog and FB Page) It certainly helps to get the best ideas from successful fitness experts.
FAT BURNING CIRCUIT
- Squat x 20reps
- Push Ups x 20reps
- Scissor Leg Raise x 20reps
- Jumping Jack x 20reps
- Jumping Lunges x 20reps
- Side to Side Push Ups x 20reps
- Cross Crunch x 20reps
- Burpees x 10reps
- High Knees Ups x 20reps
(Repeat 4 rounds)
I’ll just be happy to finish 3 complete circuits! …well, for now.. 😉
I seem to always dread breaking routines. Of course I love the holidays and vacations round about the end of the year as well as coming into the new year, followed by Chinese New Year, but I fear the repercussions of breaking habits and routines.
Some people just have it down pat, about how they would work around this. But when you are like me, a “converted” fitness beginner, you find the challenge in not reverting to old habits of binging and laziness. So hence, my fears would not be unfounded.
But nearing the 15th day of the new Chinese Lunar New Year, the celebrations are just dying down and the clear horizon of fitness and exercise routines can be seen clearer. I’m starting this next round of carefully planned programme and routines from now. This includes physical, motivational, dietary as well as supplementation.
The fact that friends and family was asking about how I still had my physical built since I worked out so much, was a good and a bad thing. It didn’t help in cheering me over the holidays but it certainly did gave me the motivation to do it again and this time getting there.
So, I’m starting the conversion with this blog. To be posting more updates on my fitness and activity progress. This is what I should have done since the beginning, but for this moment, I need all the help I can get, and i guess regular postings will be a good reminder for me to keep it up.