2nd Powerlifting Meet Prep. Got the Bronze. Chase the Gold.

Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
edited August 2016 in Personal Journals
I think making a journal here would help motivate me to up the ante so to speak! hehe. So here goes.

(@285lbs, Aug 2011)

(@205lbs, taken july 27th 2013. )

I have been unfit all my life, I cannot recall a time in my childhood where I wasn't fat as hell. My worst was at least 285lbs and over 40% bodyfat when I was 17. I ate like shit and had a sedentary lifestyle mostly drunk and partied in my spare time. I started training as a cook in school and ate some more, decided had to change lifestyles when I started to feel my legs and face going numb on me on bad days. Scary stuff.. Quit sweets, soda and walked everywhere. Started not being able to do a single push up, I couldn't even jog. I started lifting light weights and followed broscience trainers hehe.

Got down to 220, got too comfortable and relapsed when I got to work at a hotel as a cook and went back to 250lbs. When I got into a better hotel that had so much food in it I went up a few pounds more haha. Being around too much food finally desensitized me and knowing how most dishes were made with so much unhealthy stuff into it (mayo, butter, flour, whip cream etc.) I got heavily into nutrition and the livestrong.com website and used my being inside a kitchen to my advantage by eating all the right stuff( nuts, lean protein, veggies, whole foods). Finally decided to really get into it and did HIIT training and circuit body weight exercises at home and outside. Last month I enrolled in a nearby gym and got into the compound lifts, squats, DL's and have gotten down to 200lbs and am in the best shape I have ever been.

I always carry around an old ID picture of myself to show overweight friends that this isn't final and it isn't genetics and It only takes will and perseverance to change your life. Lifting is awesome haha.

My goal is to lose more body fat for health benefits and gain increased functional strength for daily activities. I don't care about visual aesthetics since I'm not pretty to look at in the first place haha..
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  • badass_vinchbadass_vinch Posts: 4,471A-Class
    abangan ko ang progress mo bro! ayos ang work mo wala ks na problem sa protein! kaingit! :)


  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    Thanks for the interest mate! ako rin excited ako sa progress ko, nakaka motivate yung buong process.
    Naloloko nga yung mga tao rito sa kusina sakin pinipitik ko sa butchery yung mga kinakatay nilang chicken breast saka salmon hahaha!
  • milksworthmilksworth Posts: 3,138
    Sarap ng may sustento sa pagkain ang trabaho mo na lang ay magsipag sa pay eensayo! Ngayon pa Lang congrats na dahil sa pagbabagong nagawa mo sa katawan mo. Cheers!
  • kulafu25kulafu25 Posts: 292C-Class
    Ito ang masarap, wala na problema sa pagkain...buhat at rest na lang ma-aachive mo din ang goal mo sir!

    Determination and discipline lang, kayang kaya niyo yan! Kampai!
  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    Thanks for the support kulafu! Salamat ng marami milksworth, sobrang na tuwa nga ako sa progress ko, life changing talaga. Kelangan ko nalang ma quit ang chain smoking at after shift drink sessions at complete na ang lifestyle change hehe.

    August 5, 2013
    BP 110lbs 3x12
    DL 100lbs 5x12
    Squat 100lbs 2x15
    BB OHP 60lbs 3x8
    BB Rows 80lbs 3x12 new PR :yahoo:

    @198/90kg August 5 pre w/o.
  • allen101allen101 Posts: 5,102
    Good Job bro!
  • JettieJettie Posts: 3,763B-Class
    astig! galing ng transformation!
  • monching11monching11 Posts: 7,273B-Class
    Wecome brah. The most valuable thing you learned in your experience is Self-control.

    Imagine being around delicious, mouth watering food all the time but you fought and resisted temptation. Welcome to pbb brah! Tuloy tuloy lang we can make it!
  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    Salamat sa motivation guys! Ang problema ko lang ngayon which is minor naman is mejo may excess skin lalo na sa lower abdomen area, hindi talaga maiwasan, kaya pansin niyo mataas ako mag shorts! HAHA. In due time naman mag titighten up yan no doubt.

    @monching11, dude kung alam mo lang, ang sarap pa naman lumamon! HAHA! thanks man! :)
  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    August 6, 2013

    BB Bicep Curls 50lbs 5x12
    Tricep Pull Downs 80lbs 5x12
    Preacher Curls 50 3x12
    Skullcrushers 40 3x20

    BB shrugs 120lbs 5x12
    Dumbell side bends 60lbs 5x20

    Side planks (body weight) 120 sec x 3
    Planks (body weight) 120 sec x 3
    Push ups (body weight) 25 reps x3
    Tabatta Squatting 13 points
  • 197lbs197lbs Posts: 331
    panalo ang fat loss niyo sir wow hehe

    all your hard work and sacrifices paid off

    tuloy tuloy lang motivating story!
  • ot3pch4not3pch4n Posts: 134
    welcome to PBB bro! Ganda ng improvements kaya keep it up.
  • frappfrivanfrappfrivan Posts: 270C-Class
    Salamat sa motivation guys! Ang problema ko lang ngayon which is minor naman is mejo may excess skin lalo na sa lower abdomen area, hindi talaga maiwasan, kaya pansin niyo mataas ako mag shorts! HAHA. In due time naman mag titighten up yan no doubt.

    @monching11, dude kung alam mo lang, ang sarap pa naman lumamon! HAHA! thanks man! :)

    welcome! MIRIN!!!

    brahh patience lng!!
  • yani.yowyani.yow Posts: 25
    congrats idol!
  • emon02emon02 Posts: 700
    ganda ng progress! im mirin. Welcome :)
  • CoreCore Posts: 2,509B-Class
    Continue the progress!
  • Big DawgBig Dawg Posts: 645
    Congrats on the great progress bro! Keep it up! :)
  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    Hi guys how're you? Maraming salamat for checking in here and posting. Your words fuel me even more haha! :sport: Ngayon ko lang na encounter yung internet slang na "mirin" natuwa naman ako nung ginoogle ko yung meaning haha. Just got back from a few DoTA rounds with fellow cooks. Panalo 3-0 haha.

    I'm feeling a bit overtrained mates. Binasa ko yung 8 signs you might be overtraining na copypasta rito and I have some of the symptoms tulad ng hindi makatulog, at low energy throughout the day. Baka lang dahil sobra sa deficit at pagod sa work being on my feet the whole day tapos tatakbo pa pauwi. Kelangan ko i review ang kinakain ko or bawasan yung deficit to 1 pound a week lang. Badtrip kanina habang nag jojog ako napansin ko nawala na yung money clip ko which contained last cut offs wages. Badtrip yung loose shorts ko.

    Pahinga muna mamayang day.

    August 6, 2013 Meals (next time may pics na! haha)

    Breakfast (house)
    kamote x 2
    banana x 1
    eggs x 2:
    Black coffee 2 cups sugar 2 tbsp

    Lunch (work)
    Beef Striploin 800grams
    Tuna Sashimi 3oz
    Whole Milk 1 ltr
    Papaya 2 cups
    Watermelon (blended) 1 cup
    Iced Coffee w/ creamer 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice
    Cabbage 2 cups
    Tomato 1 cup

    Mahi Mahi fillet 300grams
    Fresh Orange juice 2 cups
    Black coffee 2 cups sugar 2 tbsp lemon juice

    Brown rice 1/2 cup
    Eggs 2
    Chicken breast 2 pcs.
    Black Coffee 1 cup 1 tbsp sugar lemon juice

    Dinagdagan ko kain ko, feeling ko masyadong maraming na eexpend na energy sa cardio papunta at pauwi from work (over a thousand guestimate.) Hindi na kinakaya pagsabayin since having started lifting heavy for me.
  • Masala MakerMasala Maker Posts: 476B-Class
    Been so busy with work, -ber months is gonna hit and we're feeling the increase in reservations in the kitchen. Been eating like a beast these past few days, I do that when I'm stressed. Hope I didn't create a surplus. Gonna lift tomorrow, been three days since I last met the iron.

    Breakfast (Home)
    Spaghetti Bolognese, Pan fried Chicken Liver (toyo calamansi, peppers, adobo style)

    Lunch(Service Time, mga nakaw na sandali ng pagkain sa dishwashing area bago pumasok sa sariling kusina haha)
    2pc chicken breast (salt pepper, white wine)
    2pc 200grams medium rare salmon (salt pepper, lemon juice white wine)

    Dinner (after dinner service time)

    800grams Beef Sirloin
    1pc chicken breast

    not pictured
    2 cups milk
    walnuts one cup
    avocado half fruit
    nasi goreng half cup

    Jogging 45 minutes home
    Excited for tomorrow.
  • monching11monching11 Posts: 7,273B-Class
    ^holy shit sarap nung salmon!
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