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8 Weeks Out Till CosMania

Hello everyone! I have been somewhat inspired by my progress the last 68 days and since that is over it is time to proceed to new waters and continue improving some more. (read about it here

So in addition to my training at the gym, I am going to revisit one of my old challenges I made (last year) It is the SQUAT TILL YOU DROP CHALLENGE . Why? Continue reading

Day 88 | Just dropping by

Hello everyone. I know I know it has been forever (yet again). I have been very busy as of late. Prelim exams just ended and now is the start of the midterm season (not the exam though).

I just wanted to drop by yet again to let you guys know how things have been going with my 68-day challege with Jade. 

Though I havent been updating much, I have been trying to get this challenge done (even during my busy schedules) I had to give up blogging for a while in order to accomodate everything else I had to do which includes going to the gym. 

Right now am finally below the 60kg mark and it wasn’t easy getting there. I felt like I have been on this yo-yo plateau for the longest time. But finally after stopping gym and starting back to gym I got my weight to nudge a bit. 

I cant wait to start making video blogs again with Kawaii Fitness. I need to focus more on this blog and getting more content up again. 

Do you have any suggestions and ideas or request? Do you have a post to share with us? Please do email us at mykawaiifitness(at)gmail(dot)com

Until later!! See ya all!!

Day 26 |Im a Thinker at the Gym

Kawaii Fitness Photo of the day:

If you still look cute after a workout Fitness Quote



This is a late post. I was supposed to write this yesterday but I wasn’t feeling too good. So anyway here goes. After a week or so of not being able to go to the gym to work out. I’m finally back and I went ahead and started on JAMES GRAGE REWIRED workout program.

The Rewired Trainer is designed to help you discover your fitness personality, overcome common hurdles, and get fit for life. Reset, rebuild, and rewire.

Lara Novales
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Day 21 |Just Because I’m on a Diet Doesn’t Mean I can’t eat.

Motivation of the day:

 process food quote fitspo




Today i want to share with you how I do my cheat meals. Yes MEAL not DAY. I don’t give myself a cheat day, but one cheat meal. One whole meal wherein I can just gorge on whatever the freak I want and enjoy without feeling guilty. (its easier to feel guilty if you give yourself a cheat day)

Some people think that just because Im trying to lose weight and am on a “diet” means I have to completely deprive myself. Well partly is true. You do deprive yourself, deprive yourself of processed food and junk and unhealthy stuff. Just like the quote above says, “Processed food….. extends the waistline as well.” 

So yes, I deprive myself and control myself from eating JUNK FOOD and CANNED FOODS and the likes. Also right now, I know some of you who follow me on IG or are my friends on Facebook/twitter/etc… I am cutting out all my carbs (as much as possible) and eat clean and lean and mean.

Going back to topic. So, because I have to be very strict with what I eat, I always go ALL OUT with my ONCE A WEEK cheat MEAL. And last week’s cheat meal looked a little bit something like this:

I gorged on Sizzling squid, Fish head soup, blue marlin Steak, Stuffed crab and KARE KARE!!!

As you know these are all Filipino dishes and Kare Kare is a TO DIE FOR dish! But it can also kill you since its all basically fat on fat on fat. Its pig feet (and other fatty parts) in thick peanut sauce. Oh dear lord it was so AMAZING! Best CHEAT MEAL EVER! And to top it off I didn’t gorge on unhealthy junk like burgers or pizzas, these are actual HOME COOKED TRADITIONS-ish Filipino food!!

So there I just wanted to share that with you guys. :) 

Sizzling Squid

Tinolang ulo ng isda (fish head soup)

Blue Marlin steak (SLABS!!)

Rellenong Kasag (Stuffed crab head)

Kare Kare (pigs feet and veggies in peanut sauce)

Lara Novales Cheat meal Kare Kare

Mother's day lunch at Mely's Garden Bacolod City

How about you guys, Do you give yourself a cheat meal or a cheat day?
Which would you rather prefer?
If you were given one last meal, what would you choose to eat?
Let me know in the comment section below okay?

Lara Novales
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Day 16 |Lost 6.5% Body Fat

Motivation of the day:

Do something today that you will thank yourself in the future




I know it has been a week since my last update. going to the gym and running my online business, Khrafteesi,  has been taking up a lot of my time from blogging3.So today I will be giving you guys an Update of my Body stats.

If you go to the About section and under that click on the STATS AND GOALS link you will see there my previous stats. I finally got reevaluated 2 -3 days ago and I am so excited to share it with you guys!! So without further ado here are my current stats!9

Dec. 05, 2013 -> May 05, 2014

Weight:                         60.2kg -> 62.1kg
Skeletal Muscle Mass: 21.1kg -> 24.1kg
Body Fat Mass:            21.4kg -> 18.kg
Total Body Water:       28.4kg -> 32.3kg
Fat Free Mass:             38.8kg -> 44.1kg
Protein:                        7.6kg -> 8.6kg
Mineral:                        2.75kg -> 3.15kg

BMI:                               26.1 -> 24.3
Body Fat Percentage:  35.5 -> 29.0 17
Waist-Hip Ratio :          0.90 -> 0.87
BMR:                             1209 -> 1322

 As you can see here, my weight actually went up. by 2kg but my skeletal muscle mass went up as well while my body fats went down! 7Right now I base my progress with Body fat percentage. From being 35.5% body fat, I am no 29% body fat!!! I am just so happy that something has changed with my body. Seeing this progress makes me feel even more determined to work harder. 1My goal is to hit 18% body fat before October comes around or before my 100 days are up. So that means more lean and clean meals for me. 



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