Limitless

Hey guys :) 

Today is Leg Day. I usually write down my workout in the morning and then complete the workout sometime later in the day. Today while I was writing down my leg day routine I decided to try squatting 15kg. Usually I squat with my 5kg barbell or my 5kg dumbbells but today I wanted to break the limit. For ages I would tell myself: I can’t squat 15kg. I can’t even get the barbell on my shoulders!

So I got up and picked up the barbell. I tried getting the barbell on to my shoulders but kept failing. Did I give up though? No. Never give up. Never back down. Always stay hungry for more. I tried one last time and succeeded. I know, here I am talking about my struggles with a 15kg barbell. Doesn’t sound like much. But for me, the second the barbell rested on my shoulders I felt proud. I can squat so much more but the challenging part is getting the weight on my shoulders without any assistance (I’ve don’t like getting help. I should probably work on that) 

Being limitless means nothing can stop you. Nothing can hold you down. 

This post was specially for my good friend Isaac ^_^ 

Have a lovely weekend

Pri

xx

Till ‘Failure’

Hey guys :) 

I have been following Muscle and Fitness on FaceBook and I came across a workout method that i’ll be incorporating into my routine. Working till ‘failure’. For example I my workout plan tells me to do 10 bicep curls, but what if I can still manage 5 more reps? Why wouldn’t I push my limits, right? I feel foolish for lounging in my comfort zone during some of my workouts.

Oh well, time to make some gains.

On another note, I was COMPLETELY off my macros this week. This week was filled with self-doubt and anxiety. Your obstacles are only as big as you make them, and i’ve made my obstacles the size of boulders even Hercules can’t move. But i’ve recovered from it. I’ve made my boulder-sized obstacles into pebbles. I didn’t just snap my fingers and solve the problem though. I sat down and wrote all the things I was feeling. I kept writing till I felt better. Eventually I wrote the truth: for the past 4 months I have been stuck in this harmful cycle. In a week for the first 3 days I will be smashing my workouts and nutrition goals. Then in the middle of the week I feel anxious about something or the other and go completely off track. I start to binge which leads to the self-hate. Then on Sunday I vow that the next week will be different. 
Writing this down was an eye-opener for me. I’m not going to stop smashing workouts after the first 3 days. I’m going to keep smashing them till i’ve quenched my thirst. 

It feels like a breath of fresh air to come out of the rut I was in. To finally accept what i’ve been doing and move on from it. 

Pri

xx

Let’s Be Happy

Sometimes we lose sight of the things that make us happy. I do quite regularly, so it’s time to remind myself. 

You know what makes me happy?

Hitting my macros.

Putting my headphones on and just forgetting the world.

Lifting.

Gaming. 

I haven’t come close to hitting my macros for 3 days (I’m human and i’m still figuring this diet out) but when I do hit my macros, the way my body reacts to it is beautiful. With just 4 days of getting the ‘diet’ perfect I have lost a kg. So imagine what I can accomplish with hitting my macros for a month straight? We’ll see. The point of this post is to remind you to always keep in touch with the things that make you happy. Whatever it may be. 

Smile for me?
Pri

xx

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(This picture has nothing to with the post but It makes me giggle cause it’s true) 

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

I am all about going forward.

Go hard or go home. 

Progress over perfection. 

Today was Leg Day. Today was also the day I got a new personal record for dead-lifts. I can now dead-lift 35kg. 

Never give up, never back down and don’t stop believing. These quotes are clichés, I know, but they’re clichés for a reason. Once you start believing in yourself you can accomplish anything and everything. The human body is capable of mind-blowing things, it’s just the mind that is vulnerable to societies poisonous words. But I have an elixir to that poison: let your inner beast out.

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Keep the beasting coming. 

Pri 

xx

Let’s Have A Random Post.

It’s raining outside. I am ready to go into a semi-comatose state, but first let’s talk about some exciting changes. I have made my workout split more challenging by adding more muscle groups to be worked per day and making sure each set of muscles only get 2-3 days of rest before it’s worked again. 

Monday: chest/shoulders/triceps

Tuesday: Quads/hamstrings/calves/abs 

Wednesday: Back/Biceps

Thursday: Rest day

Friday: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

Saturday:Quads/Hamstrings/Calves/abs

Sunday: Back/biceps

I am tired of saying I’m going to do HIIT cause I never do. Now i’ve come to a point where i’m not going to force myself to do it. I am getting to where I want to be physically and mentally with IIFYM and lifting so I don’t find the need to force myself to do intense intervals. But I must admit sometimes I feel like ‘punishing’ myself (okay, it’s actually rewarding) with cardio. Very rarely though, mind you. 

My new macro split has me eating less carbs (just 30g less, I still gorge on pasta and ice-cream) and less protein (What I was doing before could have damaged my kidneys. My bad) 

173carbs/120protein/43fat/1575calories.

On an other note, I found this on Instagram. 

Today my intake was: food

My weight: doesn’t define me

My target weight: doesn’t exist

My bones: are under my skin.. I don’t care if they can/can’t be seen

I have: body fat. I need body fat to live.

I deserve: to eat.

I am sitting at 52kg right now and I am okay with it. I am okay with not being size zero, okay with not being below 50kg and I am okay with my appearance, including every single flaw. At the end of the day I am healthy so why the hell shouldn’t I be happy? (This was not found on Instagram, by the way)

Pri

xx

 

 

Regaining Motivation

I’m going to be honest with everyone. This past month I lost all motivation when it came to health and fitness. I was getting sort of lazy and wasn’t getting pumped for my workouts anymore. Because of that, I took a break from the world of counting macros and feeding on never-ending supplies of protein.

Now I feel like I’ve lit a fire for fitness once again. A fire that’s fuelled by quotes I found on Pinterest and Tumblr. I mean, where else would I find them? Now when I wake up I am ready to dodge the grenades life throws at me. I’m ready to conquer workouts, hit my macros to the T and achieve my goals. 

Here I present to you an assortment of pictures that inspire and motivate me. 

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This is Misty Copeland. She’s a ballerina who was surrounded by discouragement but didn’t let it get to her. Also, look at that muscle definition. 

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Emily Blunt from Edge of Tomorrow

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I love lifting and I love her abs.  

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Haha, I love cheeky endings to my blog posts. 

I am hitting it hard next week with a new macro split (old macro split caused a 1kg weight gain. Whoops) and workout split. Going to stick to it for 4 weeks. 

Going to end with my favourite quote:

Fall seven times, get up eight.

Pri 

xx

Recipes As Promised

Here are the two recipes, as promised. 

Protein Pancakes. (Macros: 20carbs/3fat/52protein. All in just 332 calories. Your welcome)

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Ingredients: 

- 3 tbsp wheat flour

- 2 whole eggs 

- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder 

- 3-4 tbsp milk 

Optional: 1 tbsp honey and 1/2 tbsp butter to top the pancakes with. Or you can just do honey if you’re conserving your fat macros for something else :P 

Literally just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, heat a pan, cover it with a bit of oil/butter, pour your batter and when little bubbles form on your pancake you know it’s time to flip it. 

Egg White Wrap (For the people who fear egg yolks) Macros: 28protein/22fat/23carbs/335calories

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Ingredients:

- 2 egg whites 

- 1 avocado

- 1 tomato

- 1/2 an onion

- I wrapped this with a Chapati (it’s sort of like a flatbread. You can use a tortilla)

Method:

Grill your tomatoes, chop your onions (please don’t cry) and avocados and season everything with a tad bit of salt. Hm, should’ve added salt to the ingredients. Moving on, then scramble your egg whites and insert everything into the wrap.

If you’re new to this blog, this is how all my recipes are. No specifics, just a basic guideline on how to make them. I’m surprised I even listed out the ingredients properly this time. 

Enjoy your protein, darlings. 

Pri

xx