Hi, I’m Jacklynne and I want to lose weight but I still want to eat a lot and do it the healthy way.
Eating a huge ass sandwich (which was half my height) in Slovakia
Food is love and if you disagree, then I feel sad for you. Anyway, when I came back last June from my Eurotrip, I was at my heaviest. I blame all the good food in Europe, especially Italy’s steak and wine.
Ordered a 1 kg. Florentine steak then shared it with a friend. We all went to steak heaven! It was actually intimidating at first since we ordered rare and it looks really rare but the moment we bit into it, we all looked at each other with our eyes gleaming. It was so crazy! Worth the €25 and I also had a sangria!
When I looked at myself in the mirror, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to look twice. I just can’t imagine that this is how big I was back then. My 5 foot 1 inch height didn’t help, either, as it made me look even fatter than I actually was. Aside from the fats I wanted to lose, it was also taking a toll on my health. I could no longer breath properly and I was always tired.
Working for an American company and following their time, the only options that I had were those 24/7 convenience stores and fast food chains. As much as I love Jollibee Chicken and Palabok with rice, extra gravy, and pineapple juice, though, I know that that’s not the best decision for someone who would want to lose the weight she gained.
Here’s how I lost all that extra fat:
Dreaming that my boyfriend is a life-sized Chickenjoy with Palabok
I know, I know. Nobody likes exercise. It’s hard and it makes you want to kill someone. However, I would rather choose to exercise than to solely depend on dieting. Because I’m me, I cannot starve myself. I’ll get dizzy and I’ll hate the world if I’m hungry, so I opted to sign up for a gym membership. WOW. Adulting! I chose Anytime Fitness BGC because it’s open 24/7 and it’s just walking distance from our office. It was my first time to ever go inside a gym and I was so impressed with Anytime Fitness’ community. I immediately signed up with my friend and opted for buddy (2 pax) training with Coach Chris.
He made the exercises super fun. I mean, fun, but not I-want-to-exercise-everyday kinda fun. He made it bearable-kind-of-fun, I must say. I’ve also been taught how to make cardio exercises easier. As I hate running on a treadmill, I’ve been advised to do HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).
- 5-minute walk (mine’s on 5 speed)
- 1-minute super fast running (mine’s on 9.5 speed)
- 2-minute walk (mine’s on 7 speed)
- Repeat for 30 minutes
- Walk for 5 minutes (mine’s on 5 speed)
This cheat sheet had been a blessing since who wants to run for 30 minutes straight? This technique helps you shed fat faster than non-HIIT workout.
Now on to the more exciting stuff! My food and my diet! Click next! :)