Monday, March 5, 2012

From 80 to 72 kilos. An update from a year of inactivity.

I'm back. and I'm here to stay. I actually opted to get back to my blog because I really like my routine now. I'm able to get exercise everyday as well as learn more information about the proper way of doing specific exercises for my sessions.
I got to go back to boxing also and I'm so excited because I was given a new equipment for really looking more into my performance. My brand new watch with HRM monitor which I'm very happy to have. I'll tell you how it was able to show me how I really perform during my boxing sessions. Shocking news for me, totally blew my mind away.

Since I'm back, and I'm back for good, it's time for a recap.
Age: 23 years old
Height: 5 feet 10 inches
Weight: 80 kilos/ 176 pounds
Fat %: Still unknown. Last update, 15% (WHOAH!)

-added more vegetables to my diet
-successfully avoiding sweets (candies, cakes, sundaes, ice creams)
-having difficulty shunning away from sodas (uh oh)
-still eat atleast a cup of rice or 3 cups maximum
-able to drink water (more than 8 glasses per day)
-still eats junk food from time to time
-haven't eaten fast food for a month already

Activity: Moderate physical activity
-boxing 1-2 times a week
-weight lifting for 1-2 times a week
-running for 30 minutes 1-2 times a week

At present, this routine, in my opinion, if I stick to it will actually produce modest results. But if I become gazelle intense, I can actually increase my physical activity and be able to focus more on my diet, the right food choices for my diet.

That's an update for now and I'll make sure to update you every week. Today is a Tuesday, and I'll be going to the gym to continue my routine (one i've been following for a month now).

Friday, March 25, 2011

A New Habit is Born!

It's official! I definitely formed a new habit/ routine already and I'm very excited about it.

What could it be?

Well, I did mention about how I've fallen in love with jumping rope (and a little bit for the Roach). I also told you about how I just get fired up with the medicine ball exercises that I do every night (it started again last Wednesday).

But then I thought, why not combine them? I wasn't afraid of the routine being twice as hard (I've done much more during training at Red Gloves Boxing Gym. So I tried it this morning, and heck, it was really hard and definitely worth the pain.

It was worth all the sweat just so a new routine would be born and a new tool for me to use to attain my 72 kilogram goal.

5 minute jump rope
(alternate with knee high, regular jump, one foot at a time with moderate speed)

10 push ups
(If I do more, I won't last 3 round of this routine, I think)

15 mountain climbers and 15 squat thrusts

5 minute jump rope
(just do regular jumps, one foot at a time with moderate to slower speed)

Be sure to prepare a towel, because after 3 rounds of that, you'll know what I mean.

Btw, I do this every night. I still stick to the basic reps because frankly, I still tire easily.

In all things, persevere,

Anthony Verrick Dones

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It doesn't happen OVERNIGHT!

Training today was FUN and extremely painful! I'm happy that I got to get back to working out again. I saw myself in the mirror yesterday and was amazed at how fat I got.

Getting fat does not happen overnight. Take not of that. It's an accumulated effort from your eating habits.

This applies to getting smarter, skilled and knowledgeable, heck, even becoming a superstar!

I'm very happy for them one-time big time hits! I will become of them too, I know it!

But for other things, especially your health, it ain't the same.

You have to work on keeping yourself healthy, mind and body and pocket.

So I've accepted it once again, if I wanted to reach my goal and keep it that way for 2011, I'd have to work on it.

Wait. No.

I'll enjoy the time I'll spend to get to that goal. Hours logged in training. Pain. Making faces. Crying like a baby. It's all worth it, because I'll get what I want. I know I did what had to be done and even more.

And that extra PUSH makes all the difference.

I looked at myself in the mirror and saw something that made me really happy. Sure, if you see me now, you'd be like, Wow! It's your summer vacation already? On this note, I'm not talking about me having the perfect beach body. It's more of being a perfect bum.

But that's not I saw, and mind you, we have different perspectives.

I saw a person who has experienced the pain of training, who knows the consequences of his actions and someone who knows exactly what he must do. But I can't do it without a team, mentors and fans (that's right!).

Getting fat, getting sexy, getting smart, getting to whatever you want or don't want to be.

It's an accumulation of events/choices/situations you can control. So do your part, just like how I do mine (aside from the large serving of spaghetti I had after a 3 hour workout).

What gives right? Well, I cut myself some more slack, and allow for some room for backslides. But more on that on my next post.

Till then, just remember, getting fit and healthy doesn't happen overnight!

In all things, persevere,

Anthony Verrick Dones