5.03.2012

MetaFit

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.


Toni is the gal third from left

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

30 comments :

  1. this is a wonderful story, for Toni and for you. good luck with your program. i have been going to the gym 5 days a week for 6 years and it keeps me going and from getting old and creaky at age 67

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    1. Thank you, Ms Sandra! You are doing an amazing job yourself by visiting the gym 5 days a week at age 67! My, my! :D Very admirable!

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  2. Abdominal exercise machines are perfect for a one that is moderately fit and probably will stay at in which level.

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  3. Keep up the good work! I'm a total lazy butt and it shows.

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  4. Hi Farida, I am so proud of you for picking up the exercise... That is so important. I have struggled with my weight all of my adult life ---and IF I had have eaten healthy and done more exercise when I was young, maybe I could have gotten a handle on this situation. BUT---the truth be told, I IGNORED it.... I regret it now... SO--keep up the exercise and eat healthy!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Will do Ms Betsy. Your photos show a healthy you with a lovely smile :)

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  5. Have you ever considered linking your email? You should be able to see mine, on my comments and be able to email me. I only respond to my comments by email and I want to be able to respond when you leave me a one. How 'bout it?

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    1. I will check on my settings again. Thanks :)

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    2. I tried what you sent and it didn't work?

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    3. I tried the second email address. Let me know if you get it!

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    4. I tried the second one and it didn't work either.

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  6. good for you!! i exercise faithfully...5-6 times a week..makes me feel good and look good.. keep up the good work...you'll be happy you did!
    I am your newest follower..

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    1. Wow, that's great! You must be very fit :)

      I'm a follower too...

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  7. Keep it up! I'm not very good about exercising, and I need to get back into the habit. Your post has inspired me to try again. :)

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  8. Thank you for leaving a comment for me on my blog....I would love to follow your blog and have you follow mine. I will spend some time reading your blog today. Congratulations on losing the 20 pounds...it is not easy. A decision to not worry about some of my husbands health issues has resulted in peace and the ability to be creative once again. I am so happy to meet you via Blog land. :) Dee

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  9. I admire you so much for doing that, Farida. I walk three miles every day that I can. That mostly works out to be five days a week. I'm hoping to lose a little weight, too.

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    1. Good luck with your endeavor to lose a little weight!

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  10. Good for you Farida...I walk most every day and I am in the process of menopause so I have to remind myself my body is changing and that I am still loveable and a good person! I am NOT my excess 12 lbs. (but hard to do sometimes!)

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    1. I can empathize... but I'm sure with consistency, I extra pounds will all go away :)

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  11. First of all congrats! It is great to want to take care of yourself while you can. I try to ride my bike five times a week - I haven't lost weight, but I do feel stronger. Good luck. sandie

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    1. The activity may no manifest any weight lost at the moment but in time it will :)

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  12. Hello Farida, thank you for making yourself known to me. I have popped over for a very quick visit and enjoyed your post. I shall return to look through further.
    It sounds like you've made really good progress with your exercise, good luck to you :D)
    Cheerio for now, Susan

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