April 17, 2015

Berry's Gym Chronicles: 8 Things

Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!

Comment allez-vous tous? Je vais bien.

Okay, it's enough. That's more tiring than my workouts. :p

Speaking of working out, I thought it would be nice to share some of the stuff I've been doing at the gym since I started working on my 2015 Goal of losing weight before my birthday (which is next month btw). I owe you guys a Goals update. This is going to be just some random info thrown out at you, so take it as it comes.

  1. If you read my Lovely Links post yesterday, I mentioned that I went to the gym yesterday and forgot my towel at home. Yup, I had already finished exercising before I noticed. Yup, I had to go ahead with my shower. Yup, I partly air-dried my body and used tissue paper to dab some other parts. And yup, it has happened to me several times.
  2. I don't like exercises that require jumping. No, it's not because of the boobage. I just don't like jumping. Or running. Or hopping. 
  3. The only jumping I will do without complaining is using the skipping/jump rope. I like to see how many total jumps I can do in one session. I managed 1500 on Tuesday. Yup, the soles of my feet are still aching.
  4. I have an irrational fear of HIIT routines. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. It consists of bursts of high impact exercises with low impact ones or rest. I literally have to talk myself into starting the routines EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. The only thing that stops me from quitting is the mindset that people are watching me and expecting me to finish what I started.
  5. I use an Exercise App on my phone called Skimble. There are hundreds and hundreds of different routines from yoga, to HIIT (eeeeeeeeeeeeeek!) to running to weights, and a lot more! I have Nike thingy on my phone, but I've never used it :-|
  6. I hardly ever stretch. DO NOT COPY ME! I constantly have aching knees or neck/shoulders because of this. 
  7. I typically spend 40 to 60 minutes during my 6-days-a-week exercise sessions. If I'm really tired, I'll do just 30 minutes, or postpone a routine to the next day.
  8. There's a lady at my gym who makes moaning sounds when she's exercising, whether it's high impact, low impact or even stretching. BUT WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!? I once walked into the bathroom and could hear her moaning in the shower! BUAHAHAHAHAHA!
Okay, that's all I can think of to share right now. I wish I had good pictures :(. I'm not one of those people that takes photos and videos at the gym.

Toodles and oodles of poodle noodles to youdles!!!


  1. We need pictures Berry...
    And you don't do stretches...even before exercising?

    1. Stretching before a workout is not advisable because your muscles are cold and more prone to tears. You want to do a five minute warmup of some sort - walking or whatever and then stretch.

  2. Hope you have a lovely weekend Berry. I have not really put down in writing my goals for 2015. Note to self: I really should get on with it...... LOL at the lady making moaning noises. I bet it is not as loud as the grunts and groans of the professional tennis players at tournaments (the female ones especially).

    Support Saving Father from the stables of a beauty with brains.....

    1. I almost feel like I'd prefer loud grunts to the orgasmic moans :(

  3. Today I was pissed at my workout-Jillian Michael's shred, kai! Na die?
    Forget the fact that i've lost 20something kg with exercising and all, but some days are just "somehow".
    I so get your talking yourself to do hiit all the time.

    But exercising is the ish, it's a habit we'll be grateful for later.

    And moaning? Looolll

  4. Choi! That towel experience is not funny at all. Lol @the moaning lady.

  5. Berry, more power to you o - 6 days a week 45-60mins is impressive! Do you have a trainer? Right now I'm happy to even do three days but shooting for five days.

    1. Nope, no trainer. I might cut down my frequency though. Maybe 5 days instead.

    2. I did five last week. This week...let's just say I'm already behind. But I made it to my boxing class so yay.

  6. You work out 6 days a week?
    That's some seriousness I wish I had.
    Good luck!

    1. Thanks :)

      I need casual exercise days though. No wait, they're called Active Recovery days.

  7. Posts like this make me want to crawl under a chair in shame. I haven't had anything resembling a workout in months. Just consoling myself that my work is cardio enough.
    45-60 mins 6 days a week?? Berry you are the real MVP

  8. Well done Berry. 6 days a week is no joke.
    You are not the only one that hate jumping, mine includes jump rope.
    Remember, weight loss is 80% nutrition and 20% workout. Nutrition is the main
    challenge as long throat no me reach.

    1. I need to remember that. Eating is my main problem


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