Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One week rest - Busy, busy, busy

Lately I am not hitting the gym. I find various reasons for not working out. Reasons like I have too much work to do, the gym is too far, I can rest for one week and be back the week after and not lose strength. Even using my unability to stick to my diet as a reason. Reasons which are really valid if I need validation.

I was not like these when I started. I have been working my butt out for the past two years. At the start I was very consistent. I was practically going to the gym daily. I was as people might call a gym rat. I was losing weight, feeling great and looking great.

Then the dreaded plateau came. I hit it at 92-94 kilos. It gets harder just to maintain my current weight. I have tried lots of ways to slim down to my target of 145lbs. But it was always in vain.

Looking back and analyzing how I hit a plateau. A few reasons come to mind.

1. I am not as eager or motivated as I was before.
2. I am not disciplined enough with my nutrition and exercises.
3. Too much information

So for the next few months I will be going back to basics.

1. I will use a new program I got from Turbulence Training. You can check it out at this link.


2. To gain more strength, I might try a program I found on this site. 100 pushup challenge.


Of course I will be needing also your help. Please vist my site as often as possible and I will try to keep it as updated as possible. Who knows I might even post daily....


Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Before and After Pics

The other day, a friend and officemate of mine checked out my blogsite. After viewing it he
asked me how come I haven't posted a before and after picture.

I guess I never posted one because I still don't think that I have achieve my ultimate goal. And that is weighing 145 lbs. Or maybe just maybe I don't have the guts to show people how I looked before.

But after checking out some old photos of mine. I decided to publish it so that those who will be reading this will say to themselves. If this guy can do it, so can I

So without further a do. Here are my pictures. I hope you like it and motivates you to make a journey of change.

At Mt. Samat (2002 )

With My Drinking Buddy Jot (2006)

With My Sis-in-law Vi (2007)

At La Mesa EcoPark (2008)

Also I am putting up a link where you can download one of my first Turbulence Training programs. This uses only your Bodyweight as the resistance. You can use it anytime, anywhere.



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You Tube Videos

It seems that people are getting in to the fitness bandwagon. I got friends who are really training hard. Their reasons might not be the same as mine. Still it is really nice to know that people are really taking time to find the health nut in them.
BTW I will have a friendly boxing competition BY AUGUST WITH JULY. I know it sound a little awkward and funny???!!! ""
By his emails he is really prepped up. He got good wushu gym, a sparing partner and a mentor. Take a look at his photo ops.

My Boxing Opponent (in midnight shades)

Well I also got mine. I got a gym to workout on. And a internet based trainor with a support group.
Best of all workouts can also be done at home.

For those who are having a hard time looking for good program check out the vids.


Monday, July 14, 2008

2nd Month of Turbulence Training

I just finished two sessions from a training program I am using. It was tiring but worth it.
My training program is the intermediate level of 2008 Turbulence Training for Fatloss.
My nutrition program is Eat Stop Eat.
My current weight is 91kgs.

If you would like to know more about Turbulence Training I have added the website link below for that puroses. And also on the right side and bottom page.



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Turbulence Training For Fatloss

Turbulence Training For Fatloss is the program I am using right now to achieve my goal of 145 lbs by December 25, 2008. I chance upon this program while browsing the internet. I have been using some of his program for a time now. If you would like to know more about this program. I have attached below is an article about its history.

=> http://turbulencetraining.com/turbulence-training-created.shtml

Hope you enjoy this.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Pictures For Your Viewing

I am not in a mood to have a blog this week. Whatever the reasons are for this. Let it be my little secret.
Today I will just post my pics. Hope you enjoy this. Please comment if you have the time.


First Pics

Lost a few curves, I wish!!!


My Son's Recognition day

Saturday, June 21, 2008

3rd Week of Fat Loss Program

It has been three weeks since I started my fatloss program. Last weigh in I was @ 93 kilos.
I have been consistent with my training. I make sure I do 3 strength training, 3 interval training and 1 rest day.That has been my weekly schedule. If the training day conflicts with my work schedule and I will not be able to make it to the gym, I will be doing it @ home.
It the nutrition part, I am not still in the zone. Still drinking lots of fancy coffee concoction. And I am not overly concern what I eat. Will do a better work next week. "I hope....."

For those who visit my blog I have a link below that you might find useful....

a) Top 5 Fat Loss Tips> http://www.turbulencetraining.com/affiliates/articles/5_top_fat_loss_tips.html>
b) The Evolution of Cardio> http://www.turbulencetraining.com/affiliates/articles/Cardio-evolution.html>
c) Top 5 Fat Loss Myths> http://www.turbulencetraining.com/affiliates/articles/Top-5-Fat-Loss-> Myths.html

Got one comment. Thanks. I will post my pics asap.

Monday, June 9, 2008

2nd Week of Fat Loss Program

I am on my second week of Fat Loss Program. I am using a program I got from the internet from Turbulence Training.
It seems I did not lose any weight last week . The good news are I did not gain weight, I am feeling better and much more motivated. My clothes fit better and i feel stronger so I guess that still counts as an step closer to my goal. I am still at 95 kilos or 209 lbs.
For this week, I guess the best way to lose weight is to be stricter on my nutrition. Will have to use the nutrition program that comes with my recent Turbulence Training program.Will reduce my white carbs intake. 1 cup of rice daily and no pastas and potatoes. One more thing is to increase my intake of fruits and veggies.
I would stop eating cakes, pastries, ice cream. I am also including in my stop to eat list all processed foods like hotdogs.
I would like to say that I will stop drinking fancy coffee concoction but thats a weakness of mine right now. Lessen would be a better word and a very plausible thing to do. Just to up my ante, my goal for this week will be to drink the smallest size instead of the regular size. I hope this works.
I really can't get enough of this coffee buzz thingy though.
So here's to another week of fat loss. Will keep you updated.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My First Fat Loss Blog

Hi everyone,

I am Zernan D. Velasquez. 37 yrs. old and I weigh 210lbs or 95.45 kgs. I am currently doing my best to hit my dream weight goal of 145 lbs. I started to went on a fat loss journey around two years ago. It was the last week of April 2006 that I started. I was already around 260 lbs then.
It was fun and challenging at first. I was ecstatic when I lost a lot of weight. When I started, I was losing an average of 1 to 2 lbs. per week. Then after a year it hit me. Weight Loss Plateau, I was having harder time losing weight. There are times that I would not loss a pound for a week. But I just kept going, and going and going. I was at my best after trying out 3 programs, I got from the Internet. After 3 mos. of using this 3 programs. My was able to achieve my best weight of 90 kgs. that is 198 in pounds.
Then I decide to stop, I was missing my workouts, I was not keeping up with my nutrition and eating all the foods that were high in calories, processed and non nutritious foods again.
It has been four mos. of doing this and that. And now I am back to 210 lbs. I am now starting this blog to keep me on my toes. And be held accountable to my action.
I am now sharing to you my blogs so that people either encourage me, piss me off or do anything they want to keep me from wandering off and hitting my goal.