Day 51 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 1, Phase 1, Day 2
On my second training day back on Metabolic Surge, it already felt like I didn’t miss a beat. Today was the second part of Fat Loss Circuit Training, and my rope skipping was much better compared to yesterday (fewer snags), and I was able to again increase my weights on the same exercises compared to the last round. It did take a bit of adjustment converting the weights though; in Brisbane the weights were all in kilograms, while here in Manila, the gym weights were a mix of pounds and kilograms. As a trained engineer, I really prefer metric!
My nutrition was better than yesterday. I ate better planned meals today and kept everything low-carb as per plan. I was also able to cook and prepare more than a few meals which I would be taking with me when I go back to work beginning tomorrow, as today our house finally had flowing water again and we were able to collect enough in our water tank.
I’m sure I’ll get a few questions from my workmates when lunchtime comes, as we always go out and eat at fast food restaurants or small eateries near our office. We also don’t have a microwave oven nor a refrigerator in our tiny office pantry; I have to make sure that the food I bring will not spoil (by keeping it in a cool place) while at the same time making sure it is palatable even when not hot.
In the evening, our family received a visit from my aunt and cousins, including a cousin I have not seen in more than eight years (since she moved to the US). It was a joyful celebration, and as with any celebration, there was lots of food! I managed to stick with just roast chicken and pork, and turnips for my carbs. I had to decline the noodles, the fresh fruit, and especially the ice cream! It was worth it though, as they did notice that I was getting lean and buff 🙂
Today I was finally able to add more info on my blog’s About page. Check it out. Hope to add some pictures soon if I could.
If you notice below, I finally have a different pair of shorts for my progress pic, hehe. I only had three pairs when I was away in Brisbane.