Today I’m celebrating the 5th anniversary of my road to fitness. I’ve made many changes in my workout routine over the years. This last year, during my 3 months trip, I worked only on my aerobics and so the latest change I made to my gym workouts when I came back 6 months ago was to stop working on muscles (mostly weights) entirely and only run on the treadmill for one hour three times a week.
This change, which cut my net workout time from 6 hours a week to 3 hours a week, proved very positive. I lost 10 kg, which I can only guess is mostly muscle, and I get lots of compliments that I actually look better than I did when I bulked up. Since my initial goal of going to the gym was looking better, I embraced this new routine and I plan to keep on doing it until my body adjusts and starts gaining weight again.
Most of the time I enjoy running. I usually do nearly 12 km in one hour and I try to push myself harder but sometimes my knees start hurting so I pace myself.
As for nutrition, my response to the weight loss is different than most – when I lose weight I become more watchful of what I eat and try to keep it healthier, as if to not to ruin the new achievement. I hope I’ll be able to keep it up, as I do with the workouts.