2018 Fitness overhaul

UPDATED: Don’t wanna get repetitive with this, yet, so I’ll add my second new routine on here.

So, I’ve been doing the same routine for a couple of months now, I don’t believe in just switching routines every 4 weeks like some people do, you gotta give it time to work, also progressive overload is your friend, anyway, I wanted something different for my biceps/triceps/shoulders day and since we have a returning coach at the gym,  I asked him for guidance, cos that dude is HARDCORE.

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It’s so hard to find an anime girl fitness image that is not hentai or a skinny girl running, seriously, only Goku works out for real or what? Yisus.

So, taking advantage of the superior recovery women have when it comes to training, we started this pyramidal system, first 25 reps, then 20, then 15 then 10. Obviously weight increases each time,  so it goes like this:

  • Frontal shoulder raise with dumbbells followed immediately by lateral raise
  • Triceps extension with the rope thingie
  • Concentrated bicep curl

NOW THE FUN PART

Plyometrics…

  • Something like an ab crunch + tossing a damn ball (not the big light one, a small heavier one)  up in the air and catching it 30x
  • 2 minutes battling the ropes ( I was able to for like 10 seconds straight)
  • As many push ups as possible

All that resting 1 minute or minute and a half in between, 4 rounds.

Then!

  • Triceps  push down thing with the bar  to failure with about 60 lbs
  • Ez bar preacher curl  to failure with 20 lbs
  • Abs
  • More abs

THEN

40 freaking minutes of stationary bike

And then you’re done, it seems like a lot but considering you gotta do it fast , the only “slow” thing is the bike, the rest is a breeze, lies, it was so hard, but I loved it. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Friday.

FRIDAY UPDATE:

So chest, back, bicep and triceps cos why not.

  • Sitting rowing
  • Fly
  • Triceps extension rope

All those, first a set to failure, then 3 of 20 reps.

Then..

  • Battle rope making waves at the same time 2 minutes
  • Yogui A on the freaking trampoline  50
  • Tire flip baby! 10

Then…

  • Concentrated curl  10
  • Lat pull down   15
  • Knee raise     to failure

 

Then bike, should be 35  minutes but I managed 20.

 

The only thing I don’t wish to change is leg days, I just added lunges to leg leg day and glute bridge to ass leg day. (Ah, and weight, more weight on the squat, I’m close to lifting my own body weight <3) Forget that, I am changing at least ass day, lol, I asked Pepe ( the hardcore trainer) to help me shape my ass and get some mass there, without looking yucky, he said it’d take about 6 months, I was thinking a whole year so it’s even better! He also promised I’ll be able to perform a single pull up at least when March is ending, or else I’ll have a free month at the gym.

If you like some mix for the gym music, I have all sorts of songs in my iPod, but in this case I want to recommend some, just for the fun of it.

Nan’s playlist for da gym:

  • Jungle – Emma Louise
  • Nowhere – FictionJunction Yuuka (Madlax anime)
  • What’s up people? – Maximum the hormone (Death note anime )
  • A-cha – Super Junior
  • Mr. simple – Super Junior
  • Bonamana – Super Junior
  • Shots and Squats –  Vigiland Ft. Tham Sway
  • How deep is your love – Calvin Harris Disciples
  • Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
  • Makeba ( dirty riding mix) – Jain
  • Ike ike – Hinoi team
  • Lupin – Kara
  • I am the best – 2NE1
  • Mr. Wichtig – Tic tac toe
  • Satisfaction – Benni Benassi
  • Play Hard – David Guetta and some dudes
  • Después del after – Kinky
  • Mo Bounce – Iggy Azalea
  • X gon´ give it to ya – DMX
  • Shake it off – Taylor Swift
  • Abracadabra – Brown eyed girls
  • Hot blood workout – Aural vampire

 

So, feel free to check it out and if you can use battle ropes.. DO IT, it burns so gooood and it burns a lot of calories, gets your damn heart going up for sure, plus I read the EPOC effect is to behold!

 

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Girrrrls, lifting won’t make you look like this xD I swear. Now, go lift!

 

 

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Beauty at every size, shave or not and more

Yeah, I usually don’t go into detail with this cos it’s touchy and no one is asking me but..this is my blog so I can write what I like! Trying to be somehow reasonable tho

I do not wish to be rude or hurt anyone’s feeling, but honestly, people get offended way too easily nowadays, I don’t believe that’s healthy..now without further ado

Love yourself,  you are fine the way you are, yes ok, let’s stop a second, it is one thing to not hate yourself cos you are not a size 0 or you don’t adhere to a standard of beauty, but what puzzles me is ,this seems to also mean “you can be super fat and still be ok”..well, I don’t think human body looks at it’s best when we are overweight, I do think body needs exercise and proper nutrition and that shows, people who indulge too much and pay no mind to working out, well, tend to look a certain way, you can’t tell me that’s how you are meant to be either… most people usually do eat a lot to get to that, ( I’m not even talking about morbidly obese people and no, people with legit medical conditions are not the majority, please) I am also aware that there may be shit going on in your life and thus you gain weight, hell, I gained 25 kilos (50 lbs) when I was at my lowest regarding self-esteem, but that is exactly why I pay attention, I know if I gain weight it’s due to me being unhappy, when I feel fine I eat ok and workout and I look fine too.

I honestly feel it’s more of an excuse to just eat what you want, but then again, I am not a huge fan of food as you know, I like it, I like some food more than other, but I don’t LOVE eating, it’s sometimes well, a necessity, cos if you don’t eat you die, and I must eat certain amount of carbs, protein and fat to achieve what I want, that’s how I see it, so maybe temptation doesn’t really play a role with me and I can’t objectively talk about it,  food as an addiction has obviously never been a thing for me.

So, people can eat what they want and be fat or not, that’s ok, but I don’t want people to force me to agree with that, like “omg you don’t find this girl beautiful!! you are the worst”,well damn no, I have preferences and we all should be allowed to! Like not wanting to have sex with trans women who still have a penis, what is wrong with you people!? we can choose whatever the hell we like!

I remember, when I was fat, a girl told me she liked me but not my looks and that maybe after I lost weight we could go out, or something like that, at the moment I was quite offended and most people would agree she was mean…was she? NO, she didn’t wanna date a fat person as much as I prefer not to date,I don’t know, blondes or girls who don’t workout at all, it’s a preference and we all can have it and she did nothing wrong by telling me that. I can see it now, I myself stopped talking to this one girl online cos of the very same reason.

Which leads me to the whole shaving legs thing… I do not like it when we, as women as expected to do stuff, like put on makeup, I barely do and only when I want to, again, this may be different cos I only date women and most women for some reason don’t care about body hair, I do though which is funny enough, I mean, if we are already dating and she stops shaving I’d ask what’s going on, I do prefer no hair thanks and I like to keep myself like that, but I also respect people and don’t try to change them, so I’d only end it, not talk her into shaving cos that’s not cool.

But, do most feminists purposefully not shave to go against patriarchy beauty standard? I mean, I know this one girl, she wears make up and is a lot more girly than I am ( I’m what you’d call a sporty femme) but she is like “meh I don’t have to look like this or that, I won’t work out etc” and some girls in her “group” won’t do anything that is considered to fulfill a beauty standard, even if they do like that, follow me?  I started working out to stop being fat, cos I hated what I saw in the mirror and how it reflected how incredibly shitty I was feeling, now I do it cos I wanna look hot, for me hot is some muscles and being fit, I don’t give a flying fuck when others don’t find this sexy or whatever, but it’s annoying when fellow women tell you “you are already fine, you don’t need more working out”, if you don’t wanna “submit” to beauty standards, ok good for you, I am not doing that, I like doing that shit , human body looks much better when fit, it’s my belief.

This was mostly a rant so, yeah.

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This photo created a huge hassle back then, this woman is really inspiring and I like her a lot, (her name is Maria Kang, if you are sorta agreeing with me so far, check her out, if not..well…)but people said she was “fat shaming”, well, no, we do make up excuses, that shit is real, I’ve made excuses, we all have had, “it’s too late, early, it’s raining, it’s cold, this, that” when we really wanna do something we do it, period. Again, if you are like, legit sick, you better rest, but still no excuse to go and eat a bunch of crap. Jeeeeeesus.

 

 

Athlean X (and for women) review

This is a fitness post, I’ll try to write more cos I’m really into it lately, by this I mean I am consciously making wise choices and training hard and constant, although, if I feel sick I’ll rest cos if I don’t things end up being worse. So here I go.

I love watching videos about fitness, or reading about it, new workouts or tips on the classic ones, all of that, there is one channel I specially like on YouTube, it’s called Athlean-X ™  , I LOVE it, because the guy in charge of it, Jeff Cavalier ( hope I got his name right) is DA bomb! Seriously, he really speaks like he knows his shit, even when he gets really technical and shows stuff on a skeleton and I barely understand, I love it cos it’s like the total opposite from the much known and spread bro-science ( he also has a special section for bro-science btw) so, checking his videos, he does train people for a living after all, so while checking out the videos I noticed there was a version for women… I was unsure but I ended up checking it out..

Yep, it wasn’t good, I do not know how much he is involved with it but I guess not much, first of all, the girls presenting it, well they look fine of course but they don’t, well look, so fit as to be presenting such a channel, plus I prefer it when it’s one person hosting, but that doesn’t really matter, people may look this way or the other but be very wise.

But I found the whole thing to be too much like a women’s magazine.. “X reps for glutes” , “slim your waist like this”, and the reason I love Jeff’s channel so much is cos he focuses on things like strength, form, benefits, alternative workouts if you can’t do a certain one, building good foundations. The women’s channel is mostly “burn belly with this, with that, slim arms, butts, specific foods and more butt”.  they do have some ok videos but seriously, I don’t feel they target women who really want to challenge themselves and lift heavy, plus they don’t use such an elaborate language as Jeff does, I almost feel they treat me as if I can’t understand what guys can. I do care about my glutes and abs (still hidden) but I care more for ways to squat better for example.

Yes, guys have different goals, I absolutely don’t give a single fuck about gaining 2 inches on my biceps, lol, but I do care about proper form for shoulder exercises for example, foundations, valuable tips you do actually get from the main channel, so yes, even when some videos are obviously for men, plenty of things we women can take and use, specially those videos when he’s telling the viewer not to believe in magic pills and work hard and eat right or they won’t see results, cos that’s true for all of us.

No offense to the women’s channel or the girls doing it, I just would have much loved to see the same, more serious, hardcore attitude from the original translated into it.  So, I’ll stick to the original, they have so many videos too. Of course they have a page with programs you can check out that too, but what I like the most is you really don’t have to, watch a bunch of videos and see what you make of it.

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That’s Jeff, looking good for being 40+ yo natural lifter, 10/10 would follow his advice

Mind over matter

So, I can somehow easily overdo things, and go to extremes, been there done that a lot, I am finding a healthy middle point for many things in my life, I’m still struggling with food and that is what this post is about.

Keeping track on what you eat and nutrition is ok, like minding what you eat, but restricting certain food or, even worse, not wanting to eat this or that cos you can’t weigh it in the moment? Now that’s a bit too obsessive, and in the past I’ve had some issues with that, either slamming down 15-20 tacos in a sitting. 3-4 liters of soda, this of course has made me a bit wary and then I just stopped it all altogether. I’ve tried many things, paleo, counting calories, not counting anything,some crazy ass diets, some ok diets but boring as fuck, I haven’t eaten toast for years cos I got so sick of it lol.

So, I don’t wanna be all care free and just eat crap, I do work out cos I wanna look good and stuff, aye some vanity there, I see no harm in it, a little bit of course, not posing on the mirror all day long, fack, I don’t even like mirrors xD , I just want to chill a damn lot, thinking about how many calories more I have to eat ( my usual problem is I don’t eat enough,well trying to eat less carbs and being vegan leads to that you see?) heck, sometimes I finish food just cos I “need” X quantity to hit my goal for protein or fat or whatever.  Eating something I don’t wanna eat for those reasons made me think maybe this ain’t good lol.

It was so fucking good to just not mind that, yesterday I had some spring rolls with some sauce and a soda with my gf and everything was fine, I didn’t magically became obese or died lol, so I wanna be able to do that, sometimes just go out and eat stuff with people or alone or however, without worrying so much.

I will switch to this plan the vegetarian nutritionist gave me, it’s based on “equivalencies” , so 1/2 cup of legumes is one, a tortilla is one of cereals, etc, it’s still keeping and eye on things but way more relaxed, plus I’m not a real fan of cookies or chips or stuff so it’s all good, I have got me this meal reminder app though, cos I do tend to get distracted and forget to eat, so, will try that, of course gonna keep my 3 days at the gym, aiming to walk at least 3-4 kilometres daily ( modern society has us very sedentary ) and adding the yoga and insanity.

I already feel better, let’s see how this goes.

Workout complements / Sexuality on trend?

First the easy one, I got me a new routine, which only requires me to attend to gym to lift weights 3 days a week, really slaying them muscles of course, so I now consciously go and take long walks as much as possible and I also put my hands on some Wii games fitness related, included but not limited to UFC personal trainer and Wii sports. Yes that last title isn’t the calorie blasting machine but if you do stand up and move around like a crazy person you at least get more action than sitting on your ass. Plus it’s fun.

I found this channel,Good Health 24/7 there’s a lot on yoga and food and stuff but what I loved was the “Break free” and “30 minute fat burn” routines, cos:

a) It’s an Indian person, not a white person, that’s refreshing.

b) The music is cool

c) The workout is not too tiring but not too silly, perfect for active recovery or a random time when you wanna do something for yourself.

So, check it out and of course there are tons of other videos and styles out there, no reason not to work out ever!! Unless you broke something, then you might wanna take it easy, healing and proper rest are crucial!

I do suck at dancing and I am sure I am as rhythmical as an oyster, buried 2 meters underneath earth.

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Used this one cos it has food I actually eat, nevermind the gluten free, if you aren’t allergic to it screw that trend! 

 





 

Sexuality, ok I’ll try to make it short and clear, back in my days, ( bear in mind I am over 30 ok? ) there were gays, lesbians, bisexuals, travesties, drag queens/kings and transsexuals ( never as out as now though, that shows more openness!) , but mostly people were like, females, males and some very seldom in-between. Now there are a-gender,gender fluid, bi-gender, I don’t know for sure but I am guessing there are polygender or something? Do not get me wrong, I am not against people being like that, I just don’t freaking get it and I don’t think I ever will and that is fine!

I do not enjoy how modern day requires us to like and accept EVERYTHING, I can respect something without agreeing or understanding it, I think we’ve lost a bit of free speech lately, can’t say certain things cos then you are biphobic, or transphobic or something along those lines, there are people out there like that, just like homophobes and racists, but we would do well to remember we are allowed ( we still are right? ) to have preferences, yeah I do prefer to date lesbian women who identify as female, I don’t make much use of words like “butch” and “femme” but I am not attracted to women who could go into butch category or those who feel like a boy someday and like a girl the other, I have read this is some disphoria… I am old school you may say, I like women who feel all the time like women and look as such and that is pretty much it. It should be ok too! *raises sign*

Speaking of which, I remember I made a list of the things I look for in a partner, I think it’s time to change it, she can eat meat if she wants as long as she’s not a meat maniac and doesn’t give me a hard time for being a vegan, just as I won’t give her crap for eating whatever she wants. She should though take care of herself, her body, at least be interested in working out and eating right, that’s essential in my life so…very sexually aggressive seems to have to be a must as well.

Back to topic, yeah, polyamorous, a/bi/fluid/gender, pansexuals,etc , I don’t get it and  it’s a deal breaker for me.

 

 

 

Level up soon + Str+10 Dex+10

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I remember when some friends tagged along to go to gym… never lasted. So, you must know I’ve been in and out of fitness/gym for some years now, this is the first time I am designing my own routine!! I am sick and tired of the 20+ repetitions really, it is good in the sense that is has given me the endurance to lift heavier now that I am doing the 8-12 range, I absolutely respect my coach but he’s been treating me too girly lately, I know, came back from Germany with about 16+ pounds ( you euro edible tasty candy coins!!) but enough is enough!

First of all I am back to My Fitness Pal, I set up what seems to be the best ratio of macros for me, following a mostly clean diet, considering calories BUT , not thinking 500 calories of pizza are the same as 500 calories of veggies and beans, cos it is not, even if it is the same number, come on!  Seriously limiting the drinks and the formerly known as cheat meals now known as treat meals will be monitored closely.

Then I took some exercises that I was given by my coach, some are staple like squats and deadlifts,  I arranged muscle groups in which I think it’s the best way ( did research of course) , wrote down simple rules to resting times and repetitions range and how to mix’em up. So I should have solid 4 months of this routine.

I of course added cardio, 10 warm up and 20-35 to finish, of course some days will have burpess, mountain climbers other sorts of things, but as basics we got that. Also going out more, if only to walk.

Let’s see how this goes, I think it’s best to start in December than in January, I officially started doing my own thing on the 7th but this is the first week with my written down agenda. I am sure either way it’ll be awesome cos any change I will see will be good, maybe even better than back in 2013. ( was leaner but didn’t have that much of a butt lol ) The most important thing is I am not fixing on it, or getting frustrated for slow results, these things take time.

 

 

 

Goals for next birthday ( or before it )

1.- Buy a freaking gaming PC where I can run Diablo III smoothly.

2.- Lower body fat to around 19-21 %

3.- Buy new smartphone to play Pokemon Go

4.- Buy Nintendo 3DS to play Pokemon X/Y

5.- Be hottest than a stellar fusion.

6.- Truly enjoy being single

7.- Never to consider move in or live with a possible future gf ( if I do have a future gf she’s gonna have to be really supa awesome ). Noppers.

 

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