Monthly Archives: March 2014

Summer! My April Gym Schedule


Summer in the Philippines is FINALLY HERE! And that means NO SCHOOL/CLASSES for 2 MONTHS! Which also means that I can finally go back to the GYM!

Finals week was really excruciating and I am sad to admit but I was eating junk food everyday to cope with the hectic and stressful nature of finals and such. So in turn i gained a fair amount of weight back.

So the first half of summer I will set the weights down for 30 days and just focus on cardio and try new classes at th gym

So here is my schedule for the WHOLE month of April.


 

Mondays: Boxing

Tuesdays: Spin Class

Wednesdays: Muai Thai

Thursdays: Spartan 300

Fridays: Boxing

Saturdays: Muai Thai

Sundays: Rest


So there you have it. My schedule for April, my attempt to burn all the fat I gained during end terms. (hopefully more)

Come May, I will start with my weight training once again.

I will keep this short for now. I just wanted to let you guys know that Im back for the WHOLE OF SUMMER! and Im so excited!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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Final Exams and Projects


I’m sure you may have noticed my lack of updates lately here on this blog. Its mainly because fo the End Term season and Final exams week. It been so crazy lately in my head that I can’t even go to the gym and I have been stuffing my face full of sugary stuff and unhealthy eats just to cope with the stresses of it all. But its okay. I know I can do this.

I just finished my Sociology End Term project on Cosplay and it was a success (i hope) now I can finally focus on my Psychology project (centerd on the psychosocial problems found within the family) I have tomorrow and saturday to film it. and then I need to be able to finihsh editing it by the 27th so it will be ready by the 28th.

Okay I’m sure I’m boring you with all this academic post.

As for fitness is concerned, as I said earlier, I’m pretty much too mentally occupied to think about my weight lifting and weight training. I’m just not able to concentrate on both school and fitness at the same time. Specially now I’m kinda not feeling the whole college life.

Anyway, i just wanted to let you guys know that.

Boring update.

Forgive the blogger ;)

 

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Leg Day Killed Me | Unable to Finish my workout.


Found on storenvy.com

Day 44: Legs

Yes today was Leg day and I am a bit sad to say I was unable to finish my workout because in the middle of my set I started seeing black spots and I felt doozy. It was nothing I ever felt before. I think it might be the stress caused by so many deadlines and so many projects due for end terms here in university.

But on a positive note I accomplished something today with my squats.

65kg (143lbs) close stance squats… 15 reps to failure and I pushed myself to 30reps! it was a killer! but I felt so amazing! I love feeling accomplished in that manner. :P Then that was accompanied by 110lbs close stance leg press. so at least I was still able to work hard before my body gave out.

has this ever happened to you in the past? Not being able to finish your workouts because of mental stress? let me know in the comments below!

F.A.Q. on My program – Half way through


Hey there you guys! Its me, having a bit of free time to bring you this update.

First thing is first. End term projects have officially swamped me. I literally have more projects than I can handle and I need to make good with one of them because apparently Im failing in Sociology hahahaha! That’s weird. But I’m aceing everything else, most specially Psychology. But I know you don’t want to hear all about academics. You’re hear to read about my ongoing experience with the Jaime Eason Live Fit 12 Week Trainer

 

F.A.Q. for my completed 6 weeks of 12 weeks into the program

Which Phase/week are you in now?
-  I’m currently in Phase 2, week 7 day 43.

Favourite workouts:
- Deadlift and Squats

why?
- because I feel so strong seeing over 100lbs on the damn plates haha (yes I’m vain)

Have you lost weight?
- on the contrary I gained a whopping 7-8 lbs during the first phase

SO is it bad?
- No it’s not. I lost 1-2 dress sizes while  gaining 7-8 lbs.

What was your starting weight before starting the program
- around 131-133lbs

What is your weight now?
- ugh do I really need to? okay okay 136

I thought you gained 7 lbs?
- I did. During phase 1 I gained So much because the program required NO cardio at all. So it was all eating and lifting. So I gained. I went up to almost 138lbs. But upon reintroducing cardio this phase 2, I guess I lost a bit of weight. 2lbs in 2 weeks?

How did you feel?
- I felt very empowered from the very beginning of the program because it was something new and I was so super excited to test my strengths and explore new territories with my fitness.

Was it worth it?
- Half way through the program, I can say YES! it is so worth it, Even when I don’t have time for other things. I just make sure that right after classes I go to the gym and do the preset exercises which were very well laid out and explain for me in the program itself. I’m much stronger now and I can do a shit load more things than I used to. Heck i was able to push the giant cabinets in my room all by myself when 2 other girls (the maids) couldn’t do it with their combines strength! BWAHAHAHAH (yes I’m vain, still)

Was it easy , hard? or just in between?
- To be honest, it’s not easy, and definitely not too hard, but what I can say is that it is challenging.
You can make it easy by choosing lighter weights but since I want to get stronger I had to use weights that challenged me and that made me push myself harder. I made sure that the last rep I had to use over 9000 amount of willpower and strength. But there are days I chose to just lift light specially those “girl” days (IFYWIM)

What was the hardest part about her program?
- FOOD! The damn food! Eating clean! Eating the same types of food (no matter how much you vary). Honestly I can train for 24 hours but the food. the cravings. it is THE MOST DIFFICULT PART!
- I think I will add LEG DAY! I love leg day but it kills me every single time hahaaha!

What was the easiest part?
- Hmmmm….. easiest part… ab workouts. because I did pilates in the past, which really worked my core, to the ab workouts are nothing to me. :P LOL. also hammer curls and leg presses are easy :)

Did you meet your goals and expectations for your halfway mark?
- to be honest with you, I expected to loose a lot of weight but because of the gain I was a bit paranoid but when I tried on my clothes which seemed to be a little more lose then it kinda made me feel positive about it

Anyway those are the only questions I was give  but just a few more notes I wanted to add.

I am dead terrified of the scale because every time I see a big number on it my tendency is to relapse so as much as possible, during this whole program I want to refrain from looking at the scale. I look bigger in some parts due to my gain but I hope to cut out the fats on the remaining weeks in the program.

Also as for my diet. I basically just screwed it upon entering the 2nd phase. I was strict during the 1st phase though. But the thing is, I learned to distinguish which food i can or cannot eat and I can more or less balance out the things to a certain point, but I still ate pizza, fried chicken, chocolates, white bread and junk food.

DIET was and continues to be THE HARDEST part of the program. hopefully once I get my allowance I can buy my food again.

Anyway, this is all I have for you today. If you have other questions regarding my half way through, experience, with the program, leave a comment below and I will answer them on the next blog post.

Phase 1 Done! on to Phase 2 | Gained 7 lbs!


It has been almost a month since I last updated. This is due to the super busy day’s I hae been having and a lot of other things. I haven’t had the time to blog or edit cideos or make challenges for 2 months now.

Anyway I don’t want to write too much about that. I’m here to update you guys on my Jamie Eason Live Fit 12 week Trainer.

I am on the PHASE 2 of it and all I can say is that everything is MUCH harder now. The workouts are more intense (for me) and on top of that there is added cardio of moderate intensity. (which is fun) Also instead of going just 5 days a week to the gym. I have to go 6 days. So that is another challenge. The gym is far from my house but near my school. Usually I just go there right after classes then its just one ride going to my house.

Anyway, I want to share with you guys one of my weaknesses until now. Cable workouts! anything  that involves this machine:

Kills me every single time. I dunno why.

Another weakness is still the pushups but I’m starting to get better at it now. And then there is the lying leg curls. Previously I could only lift 10-15kg but yesterday I was able to so 20kg all the way through 3 sets and it was awesome!

Strengths. Right now I love Squats, Deadlifts, Shoulder press, Leg extensions and other workouts that I don’t suck at.

As for progress. I gained a WHOPPING 7 pounds over the course of the 1st phase! OMG! from 131 to 137lbs! HOLY CRAB! but I lost 1-2 dress sizes and that is amazing! plus I gained muslces. (LOTS OF THEM) I can literally see them sometimes when I’m dressing up (on my arms and legs)

My problem spot.. to this day are my abs. My flabby belly still remains the same. I think.

Next weekend I will be getting my body fat measured and will take updated progress photos ^_^ so that is very VERY exciting!

Hmmmm. Do you have any questions about the 12 week training program? Feel free to leave a comment below!

xoxo
Lara Krystle Novales
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