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Red Cross Fun Run – Lean Gains for Girls Week 2

After 2 weeks of lean gaining, I lost 2 lbs and kept it off. Please note that the 2 pounds shed are fat weight and not muscle as I’ve also been gaining muscle. It really is working for me, EXCEPT for one thing. I mentioned in my previous posts that my feeding window is from 8am-4pm and I found it difficult to maintain as after a hard workout I get really hungry. I workout after working hours so can you imagine the feeling of not eating after? And besides, the founder of leangains suggested that it is better to skip breakfast instead. It’s still 8 hour feeding window and 16 hour fasting window for me.So I skipped breakfast.

For those who want to track their macros, calorie count and such, My Fitness Pal is the place to be.
Not sure how many protein or cals you need? This Intermittent Fasting Calculator is the perfect tool. Both of them work well with each other. You can find more about this at Ripped.co.jp and LeanGains.com

What have I been eating more of lately?
Chicken breast. The part of the chicken I used to hate because of its dry texture and almost paperlike taste. But then I appreciated it now because how high it is in protein and low in fat it is. I take of the skin, season it well and tada! But If I’m too lazy to cook, I buy whatever chicken breast I can find at food joints, remove the skin. Lunch is served.

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I get my carbs from fruits, vegetables, bread and rice. I get sad when people nowadays see rice and carbohydrates as something negative. Everything should be eaten in moderation. We need these carbs to fuel our bodies with energy as we take part in our daily lives; we need this more when we train and workout! Reminding everyone high carb low fat on training days, moderate fat low carb on rest days. Keep protein high at all times. Drink lots of water to help our kidneys and bodies digest protein and its enzymes.

Lean gains, compared to other diets is highly sustainable. You get to eat plenty, and feel full. You don’t feel deprived, and you dont eat tiny bits and get hungry quick.
On days I find it difficult to find a protein source, I get mine from Dymatize Elite Gourmet Protein Blend. I have tried a couple of protein before like designer whey, and GNC’s inhouse brand of protein and it tastes really bad. This particular brand tastes really good; creamy, sweet, delicious. There’s still a bit of bitterness in there but it’s tolerable. When  mixed with water or milk its okay but when turned into a shake it’s  dessert substitute! It’s a mix of Whey and Cassein. You can buy it at any Toby’s store. It’s always low on stock so be sure to pre-order

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On a personal note, it’s been a year after all the hardships that has happened. Look at this photo of me when I fell down the stairs and had to wear crutches for 2 months with my right foot disabled.

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and here I am now,  last Sunday I took part in Red Cross’ Run to Save Lives Fun Run and ran 5km in 30 minutes from World Trade Center to Quirino Grand Stand. I was alone, and tried it out since I never participated in any run before. I observed people and yes people have different motivations and reasons why they do those things. Some were there to flirt with other runners, some are really passionate on running, some are obliged, some are bored, some wants to see celebrities, etc. I came there because I was curious.

Did I enjoy it? Yes! But I won’t join any “fun runs” if companies use it as their source of income, or make money out of it. Runs should be fun and free. I’ll do it again, for charity or for fun.

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