Here is Sarah Raza’s Week 2 update and progress as she continues the 180 Degrees 40 Day Bootcamp in Islamabad:
Day 1: Monday mornings is about weighing and measuring yourself. Much to my delight I have lost 2 lbs and an inch on my waist and thighs. If thats not motivation enough, what is? Weights day today, it was extremely grueling with close arm push ups for 30 seconds, 15 seconds rest and 3 sets. This goes with a combination of prayer squats. I didn’t even know what these terms were, but I am learning eagerly. The workout is so well planned out as it hits your upper body and lower body together, with a perfect cardio session at the end to get your heart rate high enough to burn fat.
Day 2: Khadija Leghari is training us now, she’s a rocking certified trainer from Thailand, who luckily for us has moved to Islamabad! She looks phenomenal and really pushes you to finish your sets! Islamabad is freezing already and just getting to Gun Club is half the battle, but once done with the warm up,Â one feels like shedding all the jackets. Its abs and cardio today and we do 30 seconds leg lifts, 15 seconds rest, 30 seconds 1 leg crunch, rest, reverse crunches, rest, opposite leg sit ups, rest, which goes onto a 45 seconds plank ,rest and then side planks! I think if this workout can’t get you abs then NOTHING can. I feel like jelly like I am going to collapse any minute. But we did it and did a crazy cardio session too. YAY!
My favourite part- wrap up!
Day 3: Eating healthy is really just a choice that we can so easily make… The meal plan basically is according to your body, specially designed for the individual to lose fat. I have noticed people here may be thin but are fat, it’s a ‘skinny fat’ person syndrome which means the fat content in your body is high. Hence you are prone to gaining weight and you are not strong or healthy. We repeat weights again today and it seems easier than before. The best feeling in the world is being done with such a workout!
Day 4: Today we repeat the weights and cardio from the day before . Those close arm push ups are still really difficult but the enthusiasm of our trainer and the group together is just amazing. The energy of working out with so many people, pushing yourself to a limit is really a different feeling. Today I made myself a really healthy dinner grilled chicken steaks on a bed of caramelized onions and mixed steamed vegetables with peppercorn sauce. YUM!
Day 5: Friday is the cheat meal day and I am not very happy as cheat days should be planned properly with some yummy fattening food to look forward to. Extremely upset! They say just keep seeing pictures of what you want it to look like, so I am doing just that now!
Day 6: Had to go to Lahore for work commitments and missed the workout. Tried following the meal plan but where Lahore is concerned it’s just close to impossible to eat healthy, no offence Lahoris! Lunch at Aylanto so I had the avacado shrimp salad and justified it as good fats to myself! Instead of 5 healthy meals lets just say I had 1 massive meal!
Day 7: Detox day…. in shame and will not write anything about this Sunday (covers face in shame, doesn’t want to admit having a big lunch at Jhing. Ooops!) Lets just say looking forward to week 3 of the bootcamp!!! Cheers to eating healthy and kicking some butt!
Stay tuned for Sarah’s week 3 update and progress.