Today, I am here to share with you guys a really exciting news and it is my Project #25!
So, you guys must be wondering what the hell is Project #25. In brief, it is a fitness program that I’ve invented. 😂
To be exact, it’s not really my invention, but a routine that I want to (force myself to🙈) try.
If you guys read my diet post, you guys will know that I’ve been very active in my work outs. Except these few weeks, I’ve been slacking quite a lot. I’ve tried quite a lot of routines with different Personal Trainers and personally, I’ve noticed a trend – My body get used to a certain type of training and my progress will start slowing down after a certain period. This got me thinking about making my own program with the aid of a Personal Trainer.
I have quite a lot of things that I want to try after all (with the -bad🙂- influence of my boyfriend -not😘-), like different routines, different style of workouts and different types of workouts etc, so it would give me a chance to try out all these new things without burning a hole in my wallet as well.
Which led to the birth of my first invention – Project 25 (a.k.a #Proj25).
Proj25 is a program that will last for 25 days (till mid-semester break). I made a few goals that I want to achieve within this 25 days. However, differing from previous time where I had a numbered goal (e.g. I want to be XX kg by the end of the program), I don’t want to pressure and stress myself unnecessarily.
Previously, I used to be obsessed with numbers on the scale. I feel that numbers is a good guide to my progress, but it is the most distressing piece of evidence at the end of the program, especially if you can’t reach the target. There are also many factors that affects that number that I am uncertain and can’t account for. I really don’t feel that I should add these uncertainties into my end result and make myself fee like 💩.
But of course, then again, what’s a better piece of evidence other than numbers?
I will be posting up photos and numbers together to show the progress. I’m actually curious to see if the numbers and the progress adds up. It probably does 😂
These are the goals that I want to achieve within this 25 days:
#1 Eat clean everyday only TWO cheat meal chances are allowed in this 25 days 🍅🍠🍣
I have been feeling quite sick from eating take-outs and having too much fried food. This would be the best chance to cleanse and go back to my eating clean routine. To be honest, it doesn’t sound hard at all, because the hardest part is actually trying to keep the sudden cravings in check. Normally, I would have my cheat meals once every week, but I’m on a rather short program so I thought that it would be quite ridiculous to have a cheat meal every week being on this program. Better if I could resist and only have one cheat meal only. 😚
#2 Cardio exercise 1 hour everyday 🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻
I believe that Cardio exercises are essential to losing weight and toning. I will also admit that I have the worse stamina at doing cardio for a extended period of time (a.k.a 1 hour), that is why I will be separating this routine into 2 times. Fasting morning cardio is the best for losing weight and starting your metabolism so I will be doing 30 minutes of fasted cardio every morning. The remaining 30 minutes would be in the evening. This way, I will not be super discouraged to do super long and boring cardio exercises.
[New edit] #3 Calorie Deficit 👍🏼
*I totally forgot to mention this …
My daily target is to have a calorie deficit cause (similar to the previous goal) I believe that this will aid in my weight lost progress. Not only this, I feel that I have been over eating my portion of food so it would be a good chance to get use to the smaller portions and stay with it.
#4 Try out a new sport! – Kick boxing 🎖🎖🎖
I still remember back in the days (like waaaaay back in the days when I was in Primary school) when I was more active, I would participate in all kinds of sporting events and be super excited to try out new stuffs. As I grow older, the more fear I had in myself, together with the lack of stamina and confidence really stopped me totally from participating in sports event. Now, I am going to step out of my comfort zone and stop giving myself million of excuses from giving myself one reason to start again. ❤️
This time, I chose Kick-boxing cause … honestly, I don’t know. I’ve heard of it previously and I just have this idea that it will tone my lower body better, that’s why I am keen to do this.🤔 I really need to do my research on what it is exactly… Probably watch more Youtube videos on it as well. But, I am just so excited that I will be trying out a new sport and hopefully I will do well in it and not get hurt. /fingers crossed/
That’s it for my goals!
I will be pushing myself as much as I can everyday and see what can I achieve after 25 days, hoping that I will achieve more that I previously did. Even if it is not significant, at least I am making 25 days of progress.
My ultimate goal right now is to be 50kg* (or lower 😉) by the end of the year. That’s my ultimatum. ❤️
*The remains of my obsession with numbers.
I really hope to reach this target by all these small “program” and small progressI wouldn’t be so burdened by this ‘huge’ target at the end of the year and most likely get so sick of this target and ruin everything.
I will be filming a little/ vloging a little. Let’s pray that I would take good video/ footages 😂 If I didn’t, you will see another wordy post from me anyways. I will be updating my progress every Sunday starting this week, till the last day which is on the 21st September. This will be the first Introductory post of #Proj25.
I will see you guys again!
Till then, stay awesome and in love 😘
/ Lyyn /
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