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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

08 February, 2007

Personal Trainer


I have succumbed to the fitness freak world to the hilt!

Got myself signed up with a personal trainer for 10 sessions, to my disbelief (wifey was knocked for six when i told her). My goal? To lose my flab in the abdominal area and increase strength and stamina generally (it's no joke raising 4 kids; to make it worse out of the 4 are 3 hyperactive boys. Keeping up with them is exhausting!) Ya ya ya...I can see the sniggering I-told-you-so-faces!

Been religiously going to the gym for the past 8 months on my own; lost a few kilos and a couple of inches around the waist and that's about it! The gut is still making its home here!

Attended 3 sessions already and.......? It's a world of pain I'm living in now! (Oh your muscle fibres are stretching and this and that...according to my trainer). It is good to note that the three sessions are showing results as the saying goes "no pain no gain".
Unless you have a gym buddy who is highly as motivated as you and knowledgeable in the fitness world your hours in the gym may prove futile and you will get discouraged and unmotivated eventually. It's all about balancing the exercise (done with the correct tehchnique) and nutrition. I have seen gym goers who maintain status quo despite exercising everyday. Did you know that you will only go into the fat-burning zone after 25 minutes of cardio? I don't blame you, I just found out recently from my trainer!

11 comments:

Oya said...

I have just started on a Pilates class. First I thought, hah it is so easy...One day after, I could not move my legs..But hang in there....summer is coming:)

Dad of Four said...

Oya-U just hang in there too!

The Superwomanwannabe said...

some people already look so good somemore want to go to gym eh? I am NOT demotivated heh heh (but if once a week jadik tak)

Dad of Four said...

At least 3 x a week la. I read in one blog that it must be a mixture of balanced diet, resistance training and cardio exercise to lose weight (check out Mun's Fitness in my links). Even my trainer say so.

khaier khamis said...

try CLA!

Dad of Four said...

Khaier- What's that?

Dad of Four said...
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Dad of Four said...

Khaeir - Conjugated Linoleic Acid?

Read this http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/3773.html

I think I will continue with the natural way!

khaier khamis said...

yep. Conjugated Linoleic Acid. an omega 6. naturally found in fat of grass fed cattle & commonly derived from safflower..

-(http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/3773.html)
noted. will discuss with my fren, (nutritionist).thanks.

khaier khamis said...

dont forget to take/consume protein-replenish wear n tear muscle post-workout!+ multivits...

khaier khamis said...

en haq,
memang betul info dari site yg u suggested tu. tp CLA GNC products tak guna source dr haiwan due to hygienic issues and vegetarian users. CLA GNC gunakan 100% dr Safflower oils..

pls refer to my blog.

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly