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thatBrownCat

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  1. Too late. I bought was because... well, I didn't want to hurt her feelings. It's a poor excuse. But I did tell her I just want to be a consumer, instead of being a distributor. I still believe that improving my eating habits and exercising my body be done first. Good point. I weigh 54kg. the reason why I tried IF was to remove the belly fat around my waist. Though I've started to eat more vegetables and eat less processed stuff. Thanks
  2. Okay. Just curious. Any Rebels here who have taken Usana, and what are their thoughts and experiences about it? My relative invited me to attend their talk about it. They never mentioned the brand, until I was inside their office. Since I had spare time, I just opened my mind and listened. And as I listened, the talk just strengthened my belief to transition my diet (from processed to more vegetables), practice intermittent fasting (which I've done for 3 days), and of course, exercise every other day. My belief is that... why should I supplement my body? If I ear & move right, then it's okay, is't it? What are your thoughts?
  3. January 11-12, 2015 Diet - ate a lot of mango float - had steamed broccoli, carrots and asparagus for lunch Fitness -rest. my biceps were very sore. Level Up Your Life - applied for a student permit needed in Driving School
  4. Invalidation. That's an interesting point, now that you mentioned it! My fitness goal isn't the only one being invalidated. Like this one: Me: "I'm selling coffee and biscuits to augment my income." Them: "what? But you come from a rich family!" They assume I'm rich because my mother is the head of a government agency, but experience and a couple of financial bloggers like Mr. Money Mustache have made me realize that to be rich/wealthy does not equal income). The truth is, I like to sell because I like the feeling! I came from a background where almost everything was handed to me on a silver platter. Sure, there were moments where I had to work hard for something, but most of the time, it wasn't. That sort of upbringing doesn't cultivate in you the confidence you see in people who will really push for what they want. Selling was a really big thing for me. I wasn't sure if people would buy what I had to offer (like biscuits and coffee at work), heck I was too shy to tell my officemates that I sold food! Nowadays, I feel better and a little more confident than before. Though I've had a handful of friends who are more supportive and therapeutic!
  5. January 9, 2015 Diet - ate a lot of stick-o (wafer sticks). I consumed 12 sticks. (uh-oh) - drank a glass of milk Fitness -rest day Level Up Your Life - drafted an article someone commissioned me to finish by January 10 January 10, 2015 Diet - ate a bibingka for breakfast -ate a delicious home-made ice cream mom brought home - ate KFC 1 pc. chicken for lunch (uh-oh) - ate 2 pcs of steamed Broccoli and a slice tofu, with siopao for dinner (steamed broccoli tastes good! It's my new favorite veggie!) Fitness -today was supposed to be my zombies run routine, but I had a nasty migraine. I opted to sleep. drank ibuprofen and when I woke up, my migraine was gone! Level Up Your Life - finished the article I was commisioned to finish!
  6. Hello! I'm just wondering if there are any Philippine Nerdfitness Rebels here? Make yourself known!
  7. Because some people love to give unsolicited opinions? ooh, you're right! I should rephrase that to make it quantifiable: - learn how to hold a knife to cut, slice & dice food - learn how to control the file to fry, saute and steam food thank you for your comment! thank you too fellow feline! yes, I guess they're just expressing their opinions! Opinions are free to give after all, right? And yes, it is my body. I have control over what I do with it (as long as its safe and healthy). thank you for the support!
  8. I'd like to post something marvelous, something entertaining for my first entry... but then I remembered I like to keep things simple. I'll save the marvelous and entertaining ones for the future entries. I might use the template Stacy mentioned in a post which I forgot. *** January 7, 2015 Diet - ate 2 eggs - drank 2 cups of non-fat milk -ate something I don't know if it was healthy or not Fitness - 3 X 20 bodyweight squat - 3 X 4 Bodyweight Pushups - 1 x 20 kettlebell swing - 2 x 10 kettlebell clean and press - attempted to do chin-ups...ended up hanging on the bar. Level Up Your Life - assembled my first door gym! - emptied my bag and put all its contents in a box (used Konmari's method here)
  9. thatBrownCat here! My story I created an account here in late 2013/early 2014. I created a lot of big promises, which I never fulfilled. But I realized it's nice to be in a community with like-minded people-- you're pushed to keep up with them. You become more accountable to yourself. That's why I decided to post here again. I've been out of shape for the past few months. Everything I've gained when I started to work out in late 2013? It's all gone. I stopped going to the gym. I've skipped on doing the simple bodyweight exercises. Though for the past week, I've been making little changes in my life - using the stairs more. Helping lift the heavy stuff around the house. I switch my phone/internet off so that I can enjoy the world outside my little room. I'm 5'4''.my current weight is 54 kg (it's my heaviest). Some people say: "Why do you want to work out? Your body's ok!" And you know what? Deep inside, I can't tell them that I want to really want to remove the fat around my lower abdomen. I've always had belly fat. I don't drink nor smoke, but I would love to experience how it feels not to be saddled with belly fat. Isn't that good to wish for that? Plus, watching Ninja Warrior encourages me to go for "functional strength". I'd really want to have a body that will help me in real life. Not just to "look good". My battle plan Right now, my plan is simple. My workout for the week is scheduled like this: 1st day- Run (using Zombies Run App) 2nd Day- Bodyweight exercises at home (pushups, squats, kettlebell swings, kettlebell rows, lifting a pot in lieu of a barbell for deadlifts, planks, hanging on my pull up bar, door knob pull ups 3rd day- stretches 4th day- rest 5th day- run 6th day- bodyweight exercises 7th day- streches My diet - drink 1L- 2L a day instead of soda -refuse soda or caffeinated products, as much as possible -less rice, -eat 2 eggs a day -learn how to cook -learn delicious vegetable recipes -drink 2 glasses of milk daily. thanks for reading!
  10. I know how you feel! They also make you feel that you can tackle any problem in the world (in my case) Good luck on making a new landmark for your set of push-ups
  11. yep! Aeris had a rod for a weapon, and when i noticed that the bars at the gym resembled her weapon, i was like "Oh my God, she must have used weights!" I'm a halfling too! (Chinese on my father side) Thanks!
  12. I was able to do 3x5, for push-ups yesterday yes! It feels greaaaat! I hope I can make than 5 into a 7. I also started my side quest. 50% into finishing the script. Not bad
  13. Short explanation. This is my first quest. I'm really excited in doing this I want to be able to do a pull-up because it looks cool. As simple as that A month ago (or 2 months ago), I couldn't do a single push-up. So i started slow ad build upper body strength. I struggled to do one or two half-push ups. I progressed to 5, 8, 10, until I can now do 20 half-push ups. 3 weeks ago, I decided the best way to do push-ups was to REALLY DO ONE. I started with one. the one became 2. the 2 became 3. Now I'm looking forward to turn that 3 into a 10. I liked JRPGs as a kid, and turning my "I want to do a pull-up wish" into a challenge/quest is exciting I patterned this challenge from Brave Fencer Musashi (hence, the scroll in the main quest title) Hope to do more and completing challenges in the future
  14. First Quest XD My Main QUest was originally titled "Become stronger & Be more Awesome". However, I decided to change it and focus my quest on something more specific. THE PULL-UP & PUSH-UP SCROLL Main Quest Requisites 1. Dangle from a bar for 30 seconds or more every other day. 2. Follow Steve's "how to do a pull-up guide" 3. Strength train every other day, using bodyweight exercises ******** CRAFT A WEBCOMIC Side Quest Requisites 1. Finish writing the script I'm planning for a webcomic. 2. Thumbnail the entire pages 3. DRAW! ******** REWARDS *Vibram Five Fingers KSO* (I can afford actually buy this right now, but I decided to make it as the main prize to make the quest more fulfilling) Conditions: Grade A (+) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 completed 11/18/13 *Body Massage Treat* ( so i won't feel hopeless in case I don't achieve the main quest) Conditions: Grade C (-) Pull-Up (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 completed 11/18/13 *********** GRADING A (+) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 C (-) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 F (-) Pull-Up (-) Push-Up 1 x 5-10 STARTING STATS Pullup=================O Dangle from a bar==============20-30 sec Pushps=====================1x 2-3 MOTIVATION "Be a better person. Improve. Live a happy life, a life more colorful than before. You only have one life to live. Make the most out of it" LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!!!!!!!!!
  15. First Quest XD My Main QUest was originally titled "Become stronger & Be more Awesome". However, I decided to change it and focus my quest on something more specific. THE PULL-UP & PUSH-UP SCROLL Main Quest Requisites 1. Dangle from a bar for 30 seconds or more every other day. 2. Follow Steve's "how to do a pull-up guide" 3. Strength train every other day, using bodyweight exercises ******** CRAFT A WEBCOMIC Side Quest Requisites 1. Finish writing the script I'm planning for a webcomic. 2. Thumbnail the entire pages 3. DRAW! ******** REWARDS *Vibram Five Fingers KSO* (I can afford actually buy this right now, but I decided to make it as the main prize to make the quest more fulfilling) Conditions: Grade A (+) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 *Body Massage Treat* ( so i won't feel hopeless in case I don't achieve the main quest) Conditions: Grade C (-) Pull-Up (+) Push-up 1x 5-10 *********** GRADING A (+) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 C (-) Pull-Up 1x1 (+) Push-up 1 x 5-10 F (-) Pull-Up (-) Push-Up 1 x 5-10 STARTING STATS Pullup=================O Dangle from a bar==============20-30 sec Pushps=====================1x 2-3 LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!!!!!!!!!
  16. Hi! Here's my story. I'm from the Philppines. A nurse by profession. 21 years old. Young and healthy looking. 5'4. I was pretty active during my elementary years. I played basketball and badminton (played JRPGs during my spare time as well). I would even try to compete with the boys Then puberty hit me, and I ditched the sports in favor of becoming a full-time JRPG player in the PS1 era. I was also underweight, until my mom fed me vitamins. My current bodyweight is appropriate for my height. People tell me my body's already okay. So far so good right? Well, no. Despite the "okay" weight and body built, i was never contented with how my body look. Especially my waist. My waist's around 28-29, and I have always wanted it to be a 26. I was never fond of alcohol, but i was addicted to coke and pepsi ever since i was little. I suspected that my soda-drinking habit contributed to my bellyfat. Anyways, I was obsessed with a tiny waistline that i ended up hating my body. I kept comparing myself to my friends who had 26 waistlines. I tried going to the gym for 2 months. I followed a program the instructor gave me. It mostly consisted of 3x15 isolation exercises. I religiously would go to the gym every other day and do the routine. Tried boxing too. Some people said I gained muscle, but there was no difference in my belly fat. eventually, I quit. The gym i went too was far from my home. There was a gym nearer to my house, but i was hesitant. . i didn't like the environment. And so, I reverted to my former lifestyle: lying on the couch. Reading, admiring and following people who changed their lives. Then one day, I came across Nia Shanks' blog post: http://www.niashanks.com/2013/09/enhance-not-dominate/t". I was like, "hey, i like her way of thinking. let me read more of her stuff." I did that. and she changed the way i viewed fitness and working out. Working out become more fun, as i focused on my performance. I threw the "I need to lose xx from my waistline" and replaced it with "how many pushups can i do today? how long can i hold the plank? how many pounds can i lift?" Then I came across Steve's "Epic Quest" and "Optimus Prime Post", and I was decided it was time to REALLY make a change in my life. Change and gamify it. Make it more interesting Basically, Nia Shanks and Nerd Fitness pulled me out of the couch (though i still return to it, from time to time) GAME PLAN I created my own epic quest. It's still under progress, but it mostly revolves about my creative skills, life skills, and of course fitness. Since I loved JRPGs, I decided to make Aeris Gainsborough of FF7 my role model in my epic quest. "Train like an Aeris, Be Like an Aeris" So that's all for now. I lurked here for about 2 days, and I really wanted to eliminate my shyness by making a post. thanks for dropping by! I hope to get along with fellow rebels here in NF!
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