Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I got this from a co-worker. It's the shortest and wisest career-related speech I've ever read.
If you struggle finding a reason to balance work and life, read this:

Don't reinvent the wheel. Just get the lesson and balance your life. If you're not working out, or spending time for yourself and your family, pretending that your time is consumed at work, then you are missing out the meaning of life.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Committing to a low calories diet

Yesterday was tough. I almost ate nothing after midday. I did "Legs and Back" workout routine, and drank a liquid yogurt with a pill of Alvityl. But I still felt hungry.

I felt drouzy and heavy. I knew I would be hungry by 10pm. My wife insisted that I eat something or I would fall sick and tired. In the end, she won (kind of). I finished by eating a can of sardine.
Tonday, I have a bit of fever and am sweating in the air-conditioned office! My body is not used to this low level of calories. But I'll hold on.

One of the famous and somehow forgotten fitness tips is to get comfortable with a lower calories diet. At first I thought "well that's very easy, no more pasta!". Now I see how it is difficult to smell a hot pâté in front of me and not being "allowed" to eat it after 4pm :)

(photo credit: aldoaldoz

Sunday, September 8, 2013

P90X Coach

You get a coach in business, you get a coach in relationships,...and you can get a coach in P90X workout.
I sent a request to Team BeachBody to change my female coach. She was never there to mentor me.
So I've sent an emai to Team BeachBody asking to change my coach to Troy Hoff.
I think the role of a coach, let alone free coaching, is not to push you everytime, but to put you on track whenever your motivation level is low, or when your comfort zone is keeping you from exploring new horizons.
Team BeachBody were very effective. They sent me a quick reply and changed my coach.
Why did I choose Troy? first, I wanted a P90X graduate. I wanted someone who exactly knows what I would be talking about, someone who went through all the "pain" :)
Second, I wanted somebody with the kind of body that I want to build.
Last, I wanted a coach who has developed the discipline to stay ripped no matter what his age is.

  (photo credit: Troy Hoff)