Hi Guys, I am Karthikeyan. When i started this blog on 18th January 2012, i was in my weak state of mind and unhappy about myself. And by then i only know i need to fix my life, but now i started to find some of my goals which are very clear, measurable and with a timeline. so i thought of removing my earlier introduction and use this. Some of my goals are:
1. Participate and Complete Ironman 70.3 in Phuket on 2nd December 2012
2. Participate and Complete Ironman before September 2013
3. Get a Ripped New body by December 2012
4. Learn and start trading to make a significant profit within Feb 2013
5. Start Fitness coaching by July 2013 exclusive to fight obesity with domain findyourlife.org
6. Start Social Service and promote through Life2live.org by June 2012
7. Start a Primary school focused in exploring and bringing out hidden talent of child with a completely a different education system by September 2014
8. Learn and Start Personal Coaching to help people to architect their life by April 2013
9. Join MBA in Entrepreneurship from one of the top ten university by October 2014 (some how fascinated about it)
10. Explore and learn more about Tamil’s histroy, and write in the blog – starting now
Above are the few significant things i wanted to do, this is apart from the small goals and dreams… i will also add them shortly in a new category as Goals…
Finally the objective is to by fulfilling my goals, motivate other to find their goals
Today is usual day with not much of a hunger compared to yesterday, however my craving for spice was high, mainly I visited a restaurant with my family and end up in treating myself with a good amount of chicken and soup. Workout went on well too.
Workout: 30 Mins Cardio, 4 sets of Shoulder Front Raise, 4 Sets of triceps push down, and 4 sets of rowing for Back.
Food: 2 Idlis with 2 Eggs, 1 cup soup, 8 medium Pieces of Chicken tikka, 1 orange juice and 1 grape juice without sugar.
Weight: 118.1 kg, Difference from starting – 1.4 Kgs
Today October 1st 2012, I am starting my second attempt to improve my health and reach my goal weight of 85 kgs. Myself being a competitor, I love challenges to keep myself motivated, This time in Gold’s Gym the announced a National level Body Transformation Competition starting from October to December 3, and there will be an elimination every Month and the elimination will be based on Body Fat Percentage, BMI, Weight and Hip to Waist ratio. So i am super excited to be a part of this competition and I really need to win this competition to reach my goal weight in next 4 Months, which will give me a really needed confidence and Fulfillment. So i am geared for the following 3 months.
Day – 1: After a long gap I reached my gym with a new excitement to be a part of this competition and win. As a procedure they have done a Inbody analysis which measures different body compositions like Skeletal Muscle Mass, Body Fat Mass and Lean Mass etc… which gives a good insight. Following is my Result:
Workout: 30 Mins Cardio, 4 Sets of Incline Bench Press, 4 Sets of Bicep Curl
Food: 3 Litres of Water, 3 Oranges and a Big Bowl of soup
Weight: Starting Weight of 119.5 Kgs.
For the 3 Days i ate some unhealthy foods like Vada Pav with extra chilly, Pepsi and Butter Naan etc… and the best part is my body started reacting immediately, just after I drank Pepsi i got sweating and a stomach pain instantly, i dont know the reason but i guess its due to No gastric products for some many days all of the sudden there is a surge in the intake. and the next days i really felt very lazy and on Monday – i didn’t even move from my bed (i was dead tired).
And my mind is not healthy for last 2 Days, i was thinking of all the unnecessary things and lost my focus. which is very painful place to be. even though i had all this big goals, my mind rejects and was in the state of complete pessimistic. So i decided from today onwards till i reach my goal there will be only one cheat meal a week.
With all the laziness for last 2 Days (Even i went to gym yesterday and came back without even stepping in,this will give you an idea of how much lazy i was), today i dragged myself to gym, and all of the sudden workout became tough then i thought. mainly my cardio i was started to look for reasons to quit, but continued till the end of 35 Mins.
The point to be taken is 3 Days of unhealthy food with any workout is the combination for disaster to my fitness goal and will drain the energy both physically and mentally.
Food: Breakfast – 2 Chapati and Dal wih 2 Tender coconut Water, Lunch – i forgot to carry lunch today so missed it, Dinner – Cucumber, Carrot, 1 Chapati and 1 Egg Omelette
Weight: 116.1 Kg, Difference from Day-36 – +600 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 14.1 Kg
As i mentioned yesterday in my video, i mind already started thinking of taking a break. The main reason might be due to the fact that i didn’t take a break in last 2 weeks and my weight loss is also pretty rewarding and motivating. the the other reason might be that i did to much cardio this week and burning minimum of 600 + calories every day. i don’t know the reason but my mind started thinking of a break. so i have taken a break for 2 Days. however i didn’t over do my food, i stayed very well within control, except eating some little junk food.
Tomorrow i need to start my workout again with the new sprit to reach the higher levels. i wish my self a good luck
No Workout for 2 days.
Day – 37
Food: 4 Banana in the afternoon and 2 Vada Pav in the night (Got tempted)
Day – 38
Food: Breakfast – 2 Chapati and peas dal, Lunch – 1 cup Papaya, Dinner – 2 Chapati and 2 Egg Omelette
I didn’t check the weight on both the days, the reason being, i know i will be high and there is no point.
Today i completed my 5th week in this journey and very happy about the whole progress so far. For the last 5 Weeks my food habits and motivation towards workout changed a lot and my craving for unhealthy food is changed towards more of fruits and vegetables. I really started to wonder how our body gets adjusted to all the things we do it, be it be overeating, drinking, and healthy foods too, its shows the results evidently. by the people started noticing the difference in my body, so in the gym started asking what routine i am following and how i am losing weight so fast. but my answer remains same : very good diet and a good workout is the key.
I started realizing that our body creates a pattern when ever we follow some routine for few weeks. the present pattern of weight loss for myself is, every day 300 – 400 Grams. the difference before and after my workout will be minimum 700 – 900 Grams (70% Water loss and 30% Fat and Protein) and i will refuel myself with lots of water and food, towards the end of the day i will be 1 kg higher than my morning after workout weight and in the next day morning i will be 200 Grams lesser than my weight before sleep(without any water intake or urine out in the night and i am not sure of the source) and the after I freshen up before gym i will be 500 Grams higher and after the workout i will be 300 – 400 grams lesser than my previous day lowest weight after gym. This is the pattern for myself.
Many say checking the weight every day and every time is bad and obsessive, but for me measuring is very important towards my progress. and moreover the average weight fluctuation for me is +/- 1.5 Kg in a day. so by understanding my pattern its very easy for me to alter my workout and diet and loss weight.
I am not sure how many will agree to this, but it work for me…
Food: Breakfast – Nice chilled Smoothie (Apple, Sapota, Pineapple, Papaya and Banana ), Lunch – 2 cup white rice with Sambar and rasam with Potato and banana, Dinner – 1 Butter Naan and 5 Pieces of Haryali Chicken
Weight: 115.5 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 500 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 14.7 Kg
Today i reached a new level in my cardio session, for the first time i burned more than 700 calories in a single workout and more than 70+ minutes of cardio its a real motivation. The best part is i am very comfortable doing the cardio and i feel i can do more. the next target is to burn more than 800+ calories and finally some day i should burn more than 1000 Calories.
Food: Lunch – 2 Chapati and Peas curry, Dinner – 3 Egg omelette and chapati
Weight: 116 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 500 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 14.2 Kg
This week also went without updating the blog everyday, its due to the fact that if i don’t update the blog for 2 days then i become very lazy to update the pending posts. So the best way should be, make it a must to update the blog everyday before bed. from tomorrow i will surely update the blog every day…
I update my everyday weight and workout in bodybuilding.com, the best part about this is, it gives the statistics on lots parameter ranging from workout to max reps etc… so i thought including my weight loss graph here to show my progress.
The High you see in the graph is the result of traveling to my native and had feast for 2 days… as i mentioned earlier the weight difference is mainly due to water retention.
Following is the day by day Weight loss progress:
Its very very important for everyone of us to hydrate our body everyday with minimum of 3 litres of water, and if we workout then we need to hydrate extra… the reason its important is that, water is the main source for our body to flush the toxins out of our system and to carry all the nutrition effectively to each and every cells in our body, the moment we dont hydrate our system properly, then all the toxins get accumulated to cause all the unwanted complications. thats why some say drink 3 litre of water a day and get the healthy long life. Some of the symptoms of dehydration are:
1. Dry Lips and Dry Mouth
2. Concentrated yellowish Urine
3. Lack of urine and sweat
4. Joint pain (Water ensures the smooth function of joints)
5. Hungriness (Sometimes we misinterpret thirstiness with hungriness)
With symptoms we can easily figure out the dehydration and ensure we hydrate ourself sufficiently.
Now let me update everyday progress from Day – 30 to Day – 34:
Day – 30
Food: 2 Chapati and Dal ,Lunch – 4 Banana, Dinner – 2 Banana + 8 Almonds in between
Weight: 118.5 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 500 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 11.7 Kg
Day – 31
Food: 2 Chapati and Dal ,Lunch – 3 Banana and 1/2 Papaya, Dinner – 1 Chapati and 2 Egg omelette + 8 Almonds in between
Weight: 118.1 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 400 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 12.1 Kg
Day – 32
Food: Breakfast – 2 Chapati and Dal ,Lunch – 1 Pomegranate and 3 banana and , Dinner – 1 chapati + 3 egg omelette 5 Almonds in between
Weight: 117.7Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 400 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 12.5 Kg
Day – 33
Food: Brakfast – 2 Chapati with 2 Egg omelette, Dinner – Pineapple and Papaya Smoothie
Weight: 116.8Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 900 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 13.4 Kg
Day – 34
Food: 2 Chapati and onion curry,Lunch – 3 Banana and 1 apple, Dinner – 1 chappati and omelette in between some almonds
Weight: 116.5Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 300 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 13.7 Kg
Today i completed my 4th Week, and i am really happy about all the changes happening in myself. As an self acknowledgment of the changes i will list few here:
1. More Energy – “Your are Active nowadays” is the what i hear from people around me
2. I can see and feel the change my body is going through
3. Lost an significant weight of 11.2 Kgs in lost 4 Weeks
4. More stamina to do Cardio for 60 Mins without a break, earlier 20 Mins is the Max i ever imagined
5. My uric acid level cam down from 13.6 to 11 (Normal range is between 5 – 7)
6. My Blood Pressure came down from 130 – 85 to 115 – 75 as average
7. My Resting pulse rate came down from 90 to 65 – 70
8. From 2 hole to the 4 hole in the belt i wear
9. My cholesterol level came down from 205 to 175, which is from little high to with in normal range
10. Saved lots of money (Because i didn’t spent on alcohol and hotel food)
Above all, there is a satisfaction of achievement.
Food: Breakfast – 2 orange, 4 Strawberry, 1 Guava and Lemon Smoothie, Lunch – Good Fish curry Rice, Dinner – 2 Banana
Weight: 119 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 400 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 11.2 Kg
Last week i was traveling to my native due to an emergency,and when I was back I had lots work to complete so I was unable to update the blog. For this period i will consolidate my daily progress, workout and Food Intake etc.. in this post itself.
The reason for my travel was, one of my relative is admitted in hospital due to multiple complication, her age is 69. when i was there in hospital, i happen to see some elders in the age group of 70 – 80, and all of them a had thin outlook and very active for their age, and one of them had a great grandson. So after seeing them i felt they are really blessed to live this active life without much complication. and thought to myself, what have done to my body in the past, that worried me about death @ the age of 28, when i haven’t even started to live my life fully. this made me realize how terrible I was. and inspired me to change.
Since I was in my native, I really wanted to eat all my favorite foods, at the same time fear of adding on weight i decided to eat all my favorite food only after drinking enough water to fill my belly… so that the food intake will be limited. Finally i followed the same and enjoyed all the food i want and still ended up with + 3 Kgs once i was back (I reason being to much water retention due to high salty food and drinking lots of water and it took 3 days from me to go to my previous least weight before my travel)
Day – 19
Food: 2 Chapati and Dal ,Lunch – Carrot and Cucumber, Dinner – Banana + 8 Almonds in between
Weight: 121.2 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 400 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 9.0 Kg
Day – 20
Food: 2 Tender coconut,Lunch – double meat roasted Chicken Sub, Dinner – 2 Parota and omelette
Weight: 120.7 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 500 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 9.5 Kg
Day – 21
No workout today and didn’t check the weight also
Food: 1 idli and 1 Rava Dosa,Lunch – Amazing hardcore Non-veg meal from a famous Amma Mess in Madurai, Dinner – 1/4 famous mutton briyani from Venu Hotel in Dindigul + some Snacks
Day – 22
No workout today and didn’t check the weight also
Food: 3 idlis, Lunch – veg meal Near Salem, Dinner – Fruit mixer and Vada
Day – 23
Due the Food Overload for last three days, my weight today was shockingly 2 Kg higher than my previous weighing in Friday… as i mentioned before mostly water retention i guess.
Food: Decided to fast for complete day and ate only 2 bananas before sleep
Weight: 122.7 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – + 2 Kg, Difference from Day 1 – 7.5 Kg
Day – 24
Today i recorded Week – 3 Progress Video:
Food: Breakfast – 2 Chapati and Dal, Lunch – 2 Orange and 1 Apple, Dinner – Watermelon 1 cup
Weight: 121.3 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 1.4 Kg, Difference from Day 1 – 8.9 Kg
Day – 25
Food: Breakfast – Very Good Smoothe by adding apple, pineapple, banana, grapes and Tender coconut, Lunch – 2 chappati and Peas masala, Dinner – 1 Apple
Weight: 120.5 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 800 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 9.7 Kg
Day – 26
Food: Breakfast – Smoothe by Pineapple, grapes, Watermelon and Tender coconut, Lunch – double meat Roasted chicken salad, Dinner – 2 Banana
Weight: 119.9 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 600 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 10.3 Kg
Day – 27
Food: Breakfast – 2 Chappati and dal, Lunch – 2 Carrot and 2 Cucumber, Dinner – 2 Bread slice and 2 Egg omelette
Weight: 119.4 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 500 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 10.8 Kg
Day – 28
Food: Break Fast – 4 Tender Coconut, Lunch – double meat roasted chicken in Multigrain Sub, Dinner – 1 Roti and omelette with peas masala
Weight: 118.7 Kg, Difference from Yesterday – 700 Grams, Difference from Day 1 – 11.5 Kg