I’m Trying OMAD

Hello everyone!

On my last post, I said how Star has recently started eating OMAD style. Well, now I want to try it. I normally eat with an intermittent lifestyle. I would start eating at 1pm then I pushed it back to 3pm. I want to see how my body reacts to the OMAD lifestyle. Will it hold onto everything I eat at dinner time. Or will it process everything like normal. It’s already been stated that we didn’t eat the best for the past few weeks because of the move.

Once we get paid, we are doing grocery shopping and we will find some OMAD recipes to share with all of you. I will also be doing our first haul since the move and I’m so excited! Let me know if you want to see a weekly grocery haul. We use to do it a while back.

I think this is my first time experiencing OMAD so I’m approaching this like a newbie and trying to learn everything I can. I don’t want to do the diet wrong. Next month I would like to do a video on my progress and experience.

Thank you guys so much for reading this blog! Have a great day and remember to stay healthy!

Future Monthly Progress Videos

Hello everyone!

This morning I got the idea of doing monthly progress videos on our YouTube Channel. This is keep me motivated and add content to the channel.  A long time ago, I had made myself a challenge that I didn’t share with anyone except for Star. I called it the no mirror challenge. I would not STARE at myself in the mirror for as long as I could. I say stare because it’s hard to not look when there are mirrors literally EVERYWHERE. I would shorten it to a glance and I would just look at my face.

Well I don’t remember how long I did this for but when I looked in the mirror, I was shocked at how my body looked. I also remember I weighted at 127lbs. When you are on a fitness journey and you look at yourself everyday, you don’t see the change that’s happening. So not looking for a really long time helps you realize your progress. I suggest you guys try it as well. It also helps when you are wearing a loose fitting shirt.

In the videos, I will show my body but only for like a couple a minutes. I will definitely show my measurements and weight changes. I’m weight training right now so I know that I will gain lean muscle so I don’t expect much change in weight. If I’m trying something knew like a workout or my way of eating, I will talk about that as well.


 

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Getting Back To My Old Self

Greetings everyone!

Last week I started a new workout plan and for the past two weeksI‘ve been eating healthily. Well with a little cheat meal here and there. I try not to look at myself in the mirror now because every time I lookI‘m looking for a big change when it’s not there. 

Well this weekend, I walked by a big mirror and glanced. I looked smaller. I told myself I was lying to myself and kept walking. LOL. I told Star what happened and she said that I did look smaller. That’s such a confidence boost!

We haven’t made it to the store for groceries yet. I’m hoping to go on Wednesday. But we are keeping up with our healthy snacks. Today Star went to Publix and saw the cherries were on sale, $3.99/lb! Now I have cherries to snack on at work. 

Today is chest and triceps day. I‘m so ready for it! Once this week is over, I will know for sure that I‘m back to my old self. Thanks for reading this post. Remember to stay healthy and have a great day!

Gym Schedule For Week Of 6/24

Greetings everyone!

So far here is my schedule this week. It might change because you know life. LOL.

Sunday

Day Off

Monday

 

8pm – 9pm – Strength Training

Tuesday

8pm – 9pm – Cardio

Wednesday

8pm – 9pm – Strength Training

Thursday

8pm – 9pm – Cardio

Friday

8pm – 9pm – Strength Training

Saturday

Day Off

Let me know what your schedules are in the comments! Remember to stay healthy and have a great day!

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Mondays Are The Worst Gym Days

Greeting Guys!

I walked into the gym ready to get my first day of an exercise plan I had in motion. I had walked past the free weights and saw the area filled with me. I was still optimistic that I would be able to do all my exercises without any problems. Man was I wrong! 

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I walked out of the changing room looking at my phone to see what’s the first exercise. Once I found that out, I looked at the bench I needed. It was taken. Ok, still feeling good, I looked at next exercise. That bench was taken up too. Ok… I got this. What’s the next exercise? Dips. Ok, that was free.

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I finished my supersets of that I then looked at the benches again, still taken. Ok, so what’s after Dips, the Pec-Deck Machine. Now the gym I go to have two of those machines because many people use them… they were BOTH taken. For crying out loud!

I finally see a bench clear and rush over before someone else gets it. I get my weigh and below is what I see at the free weights.

 

I can’t begin explaining the level of frustration. The thing is I know this is because people are hogging the weights. If you aren’t using them, then put them back! Well, I was able to do my workout but only have the equipment I needed became free. I waited a long time. There’s a bigger gym 15 minutes away from this one but Star’s job is right next door.

I will have to deal for now. Thanks for reading this post. Remember to stay healthy and have a great day.

Time To Discipline Myself

Greetings everyone!

It’s June and our plans to settle have been dashed for now. We are once again delayed, and I can’t wait anymore. I wanted to be in a place where I’m relaxed and where I feel like I can achieve anything. But I’m not at that place right now and I can’t allow that immobilizes me any longer. 

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I need to be more disciplined in the way that I eat and exercise. I have to really FORCE myself to go to the gym at times that I don’t want to. I thought back to the times when I was a gym rat and no matter what time of day it was, I was getting my time in.

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Now if I get home at night, even though the gym closes at 12 am, I don’t want to go. The most enjoyable times that I feel motivated to go are 12 pm – 1 pm and that’s impossible. The times I work are from 8:30 to 5 pm. I have to find time after work. Every so often I don’t go because Star and I are tired from the day but that shouldn’t be my excuse. Drink a pre-workout and get going!

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I enjoy the ones from Amino Energy. They are delicious, and they don’t hurt Star’s stomach. Sometime this week I will go and get a tub. My goal is to go every day. My minimum is 3 days a week. I will place my concentration on strength training. I always fall back on cardio once I don’t go for a while. 

I need to find a good workout I can follow. If you have any suggestions let me know. Thank you so much for reading this post. Remember to stay healthy and have a great day!

Road To Rogue: Battling With Constipation, Increasing Calorie Intake, and Shortcut to Shred Program

Hello everyone!

It’s the middle of the week. Time is going by fast. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been looking at a lot of videos on Youtube from Fitspo Youtubers. One of the videos was about constipation.

When you are using MyFitnessPal, they will default you to 1200. I started to realize that once I did this, I started to become constipated. I increased my calorie intake up to 1350 because I went to a calorie counter on a website. I still don’t think I eat enough. So now I will increase my calories to 1500 and see if that’s enough for my body to not have an issue.

Years ago, I used to use Bodybuilding.com to help me find a good program to use. Now they want you to pay $8.99 for the programs when they were once free. It’s really annoying because I love using the apps they have. Two of my favorite programs was Lean Body and Shortcut to Shred. I searched online for a similar program and came across a free ebook for Shortcut to Shred from the Bodybuilding website. They had the 6-week workout plan and I’m SO happy I found it. I can pull up the pdf on my phone and follow the workouts. They also have a meal plan but I would rather find my own meals.

Thank you guys so much for reading this post. I will let you know in the coming weeks if increasing my calories helped stopped my constipation. Remember to stay healthy and have a great day.


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Fitbit Track Day 4 and Day 5

 

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Fitbit Track Day 4
Fitbit Track Day 5

Hello everyone,

 

I’ve visited the gym 3 days in a row! I’m so proud of myself. One was leg day and the other day was back and biceps. I went to the gym and went shopping for more supplies at Joann’s. It’s becoming my favorite store. I got the big board for the Perler beads so I can flip it over without one of the boards separating. I’ve created a Santa Totoro, unfortunately, I miss the markings on his stomach so he will go for a cheaper price, and a Totoro ornament. It looks adorable! I wish I found a lot of ornament designs but more of them are Super Mario. Someone else is already doing Super Mario Perler art so I’m not doing it.

 

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So that’s it for this blog post. I’m pretty sure that as Holiday Matsuri gets closer, you will see my posts in panic mode. Until then, I’m just trying to get things done as much as possible. Thank you for reading. Like, comment and subscribe to see more of my posts.

DO IT FOR COSPLAY!

 

 

Fitbit Track Day 1

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Hello, Everyone! Instead of posting the stats at the end of the night, I’ve decided to do it the next day. It’s not going to be around the same time because I work during the week. I will be posting during the evenings.

Yesterday was quite busy at work because one of the graphic designers are work was on vacation and was out during the week and the printer went wasn’t there yesterday because he was visiting his mom in Mexico. So guess who everyone turned to lol. I was literally walking from desk to desk while people were calling my name for a question or a task.

So far, though, I’ve gone above 4k on steps. It’s not hard. Once I walk in and start my day with talking to people over the counter, answering phone calls and checking emails while doing my own graphic design jobs, I’m surprised at how many steps I can accomplish. But if I only rely on my job to help me keep up with my steps and calories burning goal, I will never reach my 8k goal. So I have to go to the gym after work. I’m not complaining! I love working out.

I’ve joined this workout called Lean body. It’s a 12-week program that gives you a series of exercises to do. They have an app that you can use instead of using the website. I use this when I want to do some strength training. On the days I do, I just walk on the elliptical or treadmill. If I add the Stair stepper, I will have to do that first but everyone knows how that machine can wear you out.
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It’s two weeks from Holiday Matsuri and we are feeling the pressure. Star is creating cosplay and I’m trying to get a good amount done on my perler art. It’s so much fun but it is time-consuming. You have to set time out for it and right now instead of doing that, I’m stuck doing something I shouldn’t be doing. Nothing bad. I’m just doing something else other than creating some products but oh well. I will have to stay up late tonight to make up for lost time.

That’s Fitbit Track Day 1! Let me know what you think. I know there’s not much to go on but anyone comment or suggestion would help. I want my blog to have a lot of activity like it use to. If you guys would like to follow us on social media, I’m mostly on Instagram. Look up Fitness To Cosplay and you’ll find us. Please like, comment and subscribe. I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

DO IT FOR COSPLAY!