I was extremely inspired to have a quick but meaningful chat with Toni who has a svelte and to-die-for body last Tuesday, May 2nd when I went to the gym for my exercise routine. I found out that she was a whooping 200 pounder before she achieved her current physique through exercise and healthy diet as well as incorporating these in her lifestyle to date.
My decision to enroll in a gym and seek the assistance of a certified trainer to get back my former figure occurred after realizing that Zoladex, the hormones injected to me for six consecutive months to mimic menopause before the removal of the uterine myoma was slowly making me fat (full story here).
MetaFit is the name of the program I am doing to help boost my metabolism and burn fat. I do several sets of 4-minute exercises by performing various movements to target the fats in the arms, shoulders, chest, back and tummy. The execution should be fast or in a pace you are comfortable with while having free weights ranging from two to five pounds. I also use some machines to further burn those fats accumulated in a short span of time. The goal is for my heart rate to beat fast. This way, more calories are burned. In the same manner, I stay only in the gym for 45 minutes to an hour maximum. The program I have is extensive but I consume a short time exercising because I do it without long rests in between.
In the past, no matter how long I do my gait exercise, no bead of sweat would trickle on my forehead. Things have changed now for the better. My shirt is soaked in perspiration after my gym session. I am relearning to eat the right food from the inspiring people I meet and by browsing the net. The unwanted 20 pounds is slowly dissipating and I will continue to do this feel-good activity I’ve learned to love and enjoy.
Can you share a decision you had lately which resulted
to something good?
Photo from Tonette Dimaguila