Intermittent Fasting Progress Updates! (4 months)

April 15, 2013  |  Getting Fit

I know this post is super duper like overdue but I’ve been so busy the past couple of months that I haven’t had time to look into the blog. So sorry for the lack of updates!

Nonetheless, I am very excited to be sharing my results and progress in this entry. Interesting results…

My Weigh In:

Date: 24 Nov 2012
Weight: 52.8kg
Waist: 27.3″
Hip: 36″
Arms: 10″
Thighs: 20″
Date: 24 March 2013
Weight: 53.7kgs
Waist: 26.5″
Hip: 35″
Arms: 10″
Thighs: 20″

 

Yes! I’ve put on weight haha!

But the interesting thing is that everybody around me is saying that I am looking skinnier. I’ve also shrunk in terms of measurements, mostly around the waist and hips. Thank goodness I took some before and after pictures so I don’t feel so neurotic about the weight gain.

I actually did balloon up to 55.5kg one day and it freaked the hell out of me. I know, I’m a slave to the scale but I’m trying.  Really! It took me about a week or so before my weight came back down to the 53 range. Anyway check out the arms.


Top row: Taken on 24th Nov 2012 | Second row: Taken on 24th Mar 2013

Although the measurements on my arms are the same, they look more toned, especially the area of flesh underneath the armpit. I was really surprised when I put these two pictures beside each other. Great sense of satisfaction :)

 Left: 24 Nov 2012 | Right: 24 Mar 2013

My back looks significantly better now and I was really amazed by how my waist was starting to get defined. It was almost as if those core exercises developed muscles which pulled the waist inwards. My butt is also less saggy now compared to 4 months ago. Squats baby, squats!

Picture on the left is taken on 24th November 2012, while the right is taken on 24th March 2013. I managed to shave off a layer of fat to reveal some nascent abs. All the dieting and exercise is starting to show some results!

My diet has been pretty consistent: I eat between 12noon and 10pm everyday, I make sure my calories don’t go above 1400 per day. I try my best to eat cleanly and focus on consuming protein.

Exercise wise: I do weight training 3x a week and incorporated a 10-12 minute HIIT session at the end of each session to drain my body of glycogen.  On non weight training days, I try to go either for a HIIT session, LISS session of either a 40 min run or swim, or sprinting intervals in the park. I rest around 1-3 days a week

My body is still work in progress. I would love for quicker results but it seems like my body is very attached to the fats. Afterall they’ve been with me for more than 20 years. Can’t wait to check in my progress again in the next 3 months.

On a side note, I went for my first 10km run on the 7th April 2013. I’ve never ran more than 6km in my life, like ever. I don’t know what came over me, but I decided to sign up for the run. I survived to tell the tale and here are my results! (click to expand)

I completed the run in 1:09:51:63! It was one of the proudest moments of my life because 1) I never thought I would ever finish a 10 freaking KM run. 2) I completed the race relatively fast for a first timer. I really have to give a pat on my back. It was through this race that I realized that I wasn’t actually as unfit as I thought. Training works! :):)

I don’t think I would ever become a marathon runner though, I am not that into long runs, but it would be nice to partake in one or two of these races occasionally for the jerseys hah!

Had fun doing up this progress entry, once again, sorry for the lack of updates, will try to step up on it!

Till the next entry,
Dionis!


About the author

Dionis is a computer engineer by training, business development manager by day and actress by dreams. She loves to chill out with a good book and a mojito. website: dionischiua.com


2 Comments


  1. Hi Dionis,

    Great blog you have!
    Most people are blinded by the weight numbers.
    But in real life weight isn’t that important.
    The real number you need to know is the percentage of body fat.
    If your weight keeps getting higher but your body fat percentage keeps getting lower, you’re on the right track.
    That means your musscle mass is increasing.
    That is what you want.

    Your before after pictures are awesome!

    Recently I’ve started with the Intermittent Fasting regime.
    I must say that it’s not that hard to stick to it.
    I try to switch between the 16/8 and 22/2 regime.
    Both regimes work great for me.
    Besides the IF I’m working out 6 times a week.
    I’m following the P.A.C.E. Express program.
    It’s awesome. A complete workout in just 12 minutes!

  2. thanks Ram :) thank you for your kind words, yeah it’s not hard to stick to it. 22/2 sounds pretty tough though.

    I gotta check out this P.A.C.E. express program, 12 mins for me any time.

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