Training Journal

“To do what you love is a bliss” – just me Thanks to staying longer at home these days, I finally finished my training journal book. It’s a paper book where I can write down my program and journal. This creation comes from obsession with weightlifting and journaling. I love the weightlifting as a sport….

Fat with Protein or Protein with Fat

‘Everything on earth is about how you say it. It’s called marketing’ – Anonymous It’s Monday morning and you’d love to have something nice and easy for your toast. Peanut butter or Chocolate spread? Both tastes good but perceived differently. One always comes as healthy and high protein, the other is perceived as unhealthy and…

Junk food: Self Control vs Money

“I know my weak spot and thus I run away from it” – just me Crisp, fries, fried food. Those are my sinful addiction. I crave for it every few days and it is so hard to not eat it. Thus, every now and then, I will go to a supermarket to buy crisp. Literally,…

How do you want to live?

“Life well or life long? That’s the question” – just me When the lockdown eased down in London, I started to ask myself: what do I do now? My mom was very anxious, she didn’t (and still doesn’t) leave home. On the other hand, other people are on the other specturm: they party as if…

Training Journal: why, what, how

“Slow, steady progress is better than daily excuses.” Robin Sharma This is how my weightlifting training works: set a goal, set a time, then set a plan. It’s not complicated but we sometimes forget this simple recipes. A plan for my training translates to daily programming. I don’t create my own programming but I tailor…

Diet Ruins My Metabolism – Myth or Fact?

“You’d be surprise to see how our body can adapt in a relatively short of time” – unknown A while ago, I wrote about energy expenditure and how it influences our weight loss or weight gain journey. I don’t know if you have ever read anything about how doing a diet ruins our body metabolism…

Weight Loss 101: Burn More Calories

“It’s not only about your workout time, it’s about your total active time” – me on energy expenditure. Losing and gaining weight is not a complex matter. The equation is as simple as: Gain weight = calorie in > calorie out Lose weight = calories in < calories out This time, instead of focusing on…

Routine: in life and in training

“My life is boring. I have exact schedule and I do the same things over and over again.” – just me. There are times in my life where I have unscheduled days and unplanned activities. I ate whenever I wanted, slept whenever I felt like it, and did whatever my mind and heart told me….

Coaching Style

“Even a coach has a coach” – just me. As many of us, I started weightlifting from crossfit. After sometime, I fell in love in weightlifting and decided to be good at it. I realised how technical weightlifting is and thus I’ve decided to join a weightlifting club and have a coach (or coaches) who…