I always thought of myself as being a "Ningas-kugon" (someone who's so diligent at first but slacks off and leaves something in the long run), until I finished the Blogilates Beginner's Calendar.
My friend Charmaine introduced Blogilates to me back in June but I officially started the workout calendar on July. I was very diligent at first but
there were days when I had no choice but to skip. I made it up the next day by doing an equivalent of two days of workout base from the calendar. The exercises were so hard when I started. I could not barely lift myself, could not even do a crunch, and my knees and arms could not even bare the weight of my body. I was desperate, but what I did not do was to give up. I stop for a while and repeat the same position until Cassey (Cassey Ho - the blogilates instructor) finished her counting.
Mid second week, some of my workmates complained to me about how sudden and effortlessly I pulled and lifted our patients (I am a CCU nurse). I thought maybe I was getting stronger. I guess I really was! My breathing also improved. Back then, it was such an effort to me to walk fast and run upstairs, but nowadays, I do not feel that i'm-gonna-die feeling when I run on the stairs and walk fast.
It was at the beginning of the third week when I realized I was able to do some things which I could not when I started. I became stronger! I gained a pound on my weight on the third week as well. I got so worried as I expected that I was going to progress my weightloss to 10lbs and more. My friend Steph told me that I'm gaining muscles so I should not worry. It was at the start of the last week when I noticed my biceps despite the presence of fats on my arms. Wooooh! I had muscles! Steph was right, I was really gaining muscles. And who know what muscles are also gaining and becoming healthier beneath the sheath of fats in my body.
Finally, I finished the Beginner's Calendar today. I lost 5lbs, became physically stronger and gained muscles! It was a very worth it journey!
Thanks to my fitspirations Steph (www.travileztera.com) & Ciara Vanessa whose FB & IG pics motivated me to pull my ass off from bed, and to Charmaine and April who were, and are constantly so supportive in many many ways.. Thanks #CasseyHo