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My First Christmas in our new home

 

Clearly knocking down the bedroom 3 in our home was a great idea. Sure it has its cons as well but I was pretty stoked when I saw with my own eyes the beauty of bonding when there is space and comfort for our family to move around and mingle.

So this christmas , We hosted Sarah’s side of the family over in our new home, most of these guys are pretty elderly and I was a little concerned about them not having enough fun.

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The Fate of my Weight : Progress update!

At age 24, I’m supposed to be at the prime of my life. Im supposed to be able to have the energy and strength to do all the activities I want to do because I can and posses the physical capability to. Unfortunately, I let myself sin daily in one of the 7 deadly sins over and over again. Gluttony.

That resulted in me ballooning up to approximately 120 kg, otherwise known as a fat emotional wreck.   I started working out and trying to eat healthy and was sweating it out for about 6 to 7 months before dropping 8-10kg.

It was a very stressful journey for me because I just could not hit below 110KG no matter how hard I tried and it was getting increasingly difficult mentally to tell myself that I can do it. I was tired, my work was piling up and I needed to find a solution that could help me fit my exercise regime into my already super tight schedule.

Now just to let you know, I was really hesitant and a little shy about posting these pictures here but for the sake of the topic , here goes! This is Charles at approximately 120 KG where even squatting down for about a minute became a very hard task to do


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Pictures taken approximately in OCT 2013 , how did Sarah agree to marry me like that I really don’t know


Thank God Cecilia from Bodytec took the time to explain and got through with me the positive effects of electric muscle simulation that achieves in 20 minutes,  what  training from a traditional 4.5 hour gym session does after looking at basically how scared and self-conscious i was during filming of the bodytec episode with clicknetwork. She asked if I was keen to give bodytec a go and was confident of its results in my weight loss. Without a second’s hesitation, I agreed!

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Which turned from fat me in just ONE month,

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into…

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NOT SO FAT me  hahah!  still fat la but still trying to shed those pounds!

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More Pictures !

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Aside from that, I also dropped from an  L size suit to an M size suit! which makes my workouts a lot more comfortable as opposed to me worrying if the suit would just burst open during filming

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SO as promised, I am going to share with you a little more in-depth on the things I did in
the last 30 days which helped me greatly not just in
dropping weight but gaining so muscles as well.

1) Body Tec Training Frequency

I go for bodytec training sessions twice weekly. In each minute workout, I do seemingly easy workouts but once that sonofabitch electricity touches you , even lifting thin air becomes a herculean task. Here are some examples of workouts I do during bodytec training

  • Standing Crunches ,  10 -15 reps
  • Bicep Curls (lifting practically nothing)
  • Lunges, 4 reps per impulse, , approx. 8 impulses switch sides
  • Elbow to knee crunches, 5 reps per impulse , approx. 8 impulses, switch sides
  • Chest presses , hold at position for 1 full impulse, approx. 8 impulses.
  • Triceps lift with resistance bands, 5 reps per impulse, approx. 8 impulses

Doesn’t sound that difficult right?  Of course there are different variations for each different person depending on their fitness but hey , If I could do it, so can you! Also , if time permits, my personal trainer sets me on a further 10-20 minute metabolism programme to help ease the worked out muscles and increase the body’s natural metabolism which works wonders because I can feel the heat surging through my body the entire day

2) Eating Habits

I keep telling myself that I don’t have to go full retard and totally stop eating cos that would literally drive me insane considering how much I love food. However, Its important that you come to terms with yourself that it is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.

(Drinks)

I realized that soft drinks do not quench my thirst and convinced myself that its stupid to pay $1.50/Can for something that makes me thirsty a short while later and I’d have to ‘pay the price’ for drinking that in the gym later.

Fun Fact  you can order ‘ Ice Ko-song’  at almost all coffee shops which is ice water and it costs only 30cents.   So soft drinks, no no!  coffee/tea on shitty days where you really need one , indulge and live a little.

(Food)

There are so many articles on healthy cooking and healthy eating. So I’m not going to go into that. All I can say is , be prepared to spend a little bit more than usual for a healthy wholesome meal from the supermarket.

It’s common to spend $4-$6 on a piece of fish/chicken breast  but good news is that you can eat almost guilt free knowing that , as you cooked it yourself, there are no unhealthy crap that hawker centers put on it to make the food more tasty.  Salt and pepper in moderation is all you need. Be friends with your oven because they make the best food while you multi task with other things.  During the last 30 days. All I ate was :

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  • Self-Boiled Tomato Vegetable Soup  (some Cabbage diet sarah made for me)
  • Chicken (seasoned with salt & pepper & baked )
  • Salmon, Codfish , Threadfin (seasoned with salt & pepper & baked )
  • Nestum (for breakfast)
  • Whey Protein (for workouts)
  • Eggs ( usually fried on a non-stick pan sunny side up)

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  • Fish Soup
  • Bee-hoon noodle soup

 

Girlfriend’s /Friend’s houses

  • You pack your own food and claim that you went for a medical check up so you can only eat doctor-prescribed packed food.

 

3) Other Exercises

  • I usually go for at least one 20-30 minute run of at least 2.4km once or twice a week . I have a knee injury so that’s the max I can go before I start limping around
  • Partake in at least one leisure activity at least once a week ( for me, it was cycling and badminton)  If you have a bicycle, use it to run your errands and challenge yourself to go faster and complete it quicker each time (cycle out to the supermarket to get groceries etc)

NOW that being said & done,  in every weight loss journey there are countless of lazy moments when you just don’t feel empowered to do anything.  Therefore, there is one more important factor to consider when wanting to drop those pounds!  a KICK ASS personal trainer.

one exceptionally cool thing about bodytec is that when you sign up, you are signing up for a 1-1 personal training class that cost a fraction of what you would pay for in conventional gyms island-wide and my main personal trainer is none other than SOUL! who is responsible for whipping the fat out of me !

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her cheerful disposition yet firm workout makes each bodytec session truly an enjoyable one, so give her a call! ! and in just one month,  well , you have the results right here! 🙂   no Photoshop , no lipo, nothing!

Workouts are conducted with a maximum of 2 clients only per session so its perfect for bringing your buddy along! Call them to arrange for a trial session at just $20 and i GUARANTEE you’d FEEL the result within a day.  and if you like it, and think you want to start that journey to a healthier fitter you, then  Rates start from just $50 a session only!

in case you’re worried about location as well, bodytec has outlets in Turf City, Stanley Street and East coast to cater to residents island wide!:) for more information , you can visit their website at:  http://www.bodytec.com.sg/

Watcha waiting for?  🙂

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Thank you AirAsia & Clicknetwork for flying us to Perhentian!

I had an absolutely rocking time in the perhentian islands i shit you not.   What’s even cooler about this trip was that not only did it give me an opportunity to explore bromance with paul , we even got everything filmed down right over here! 🙂

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Personally, I think what made this such an amazing episode , was that Paul & I had this chance to grow together as  hosts and it really gave us a lot of room to explore and test our limitations to how stupid and funny we could go (like where on earth would you find a co host that would pull your swimming trunks down while you’re being filmed right?)   This being only my second episode, I was still very nervous about filming and am very very grateful for the patience Paul & the producers had with me throughout the entire trip.

I think if the tables were turned and I was the producer , I might have .. I don’t know, smacked that Charles across the bum countless of times haha! Here are some of the pictures that we took for your viewing pleasure:)

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Every morning in perhentian , I would wake up, super eager to grab the table that’s closest to the beach.  As you can see , if you look a little closer you’d realize  I’m quite an egg fanatic . It one of those MUST- HAVE’s at every hotel’s breakfast buffets. Remember!

A buffet breakfast without an egg  station is never a complete vacation!

~Charles

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The croissants were fresh out of an oven and it was mini sized so it was kind of..  guilt-free pleasure right on a plate. Fused it with a little fried rice for that asian breakfast feel with western sausages and eggs , coupled with full surround sound from the gentle waves washing upon the shore, it was simply pure breakfast paradise.

its midnight now & I assure you I am using every ounce of willpower i have not to go cook something up because  just looking at this picture and typing about it is enough to make me salivate

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and to the sweet sweet people who have been leaving such nice comments saying that I’m funny and hilarious and to those that said I ought to lose weight , ahah thank you very much for the support & vote of confidence:) if I could thank each of you personally I would really.  To share a little further, I’m embarking on a major weight loss regime and would be posting more pictures and reviews for the process so to those people urging me to lose weight,  stay tuned! 🙂

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To sum it up , we had a great time snorkeling, trekking and relaxing by the beach.  I felt so much closer to the clicknetwork family and am so happy & proud to be one them! 🙂   If you haven’t already checked it out, go see the video i posted up there for a more personal viewing experience on all the awesome stuff we got to do in perhentian.

Also, we’re giving away a pair of FREE Airasia flight tickets to perhentian  , all you have to do , is leave a comment with a registered clicknetwork account here telling us why you wanna go there! 🙂

http://www.clicknetwork.tv/wonder-boys-ep2-bromance-on-an-island-getaway

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Thank you guys again for the great experience!  the bed awaits!  zzzzzzz!