INSANITY – Month 1 End – Quick update on my Mind & Body Transformation journey!


Insane month for me with INSANITY, by the way the 1st month is gone and now I am looking forward to the Month number 2 which seems even more challenging.

Overall fantastic month and very good results another 4 Kg lost (lowest weight ever) 83.5 Kg, and also I get rid of another 1.2% Body Fat.

Let’s see what will happen next…stay tuned!
Keep pushing, keep going.

Peace,
Antonio

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Reminder: When Does the Body Start to Use Muscle Tissue for Energy?

LIVESTRONG.COM – Original Article by MOLLY MCADAMS Available here

If your body runs out of other sources of fuel, it will start to use muscle tissue for energy. This is not a normal condition, and your body will only start to use muscle tissue for energy under extreme conditions, such as if you are very sick, severely malnourished or not consuming enough calories over an extended period of time to support normal body functions.

Energy Needs

Every cell in your body needs energy to perform normal body functions such as moving, breathing, maintaining your heartbeat and healing damaged tissue. Normally, carbohydrates from your diet supply the types of sugar your body uses as its main source of energy. To get enough sugar from your diet to supply your body with the energy it needs, approximately half of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. Your body is also able to produce energy from proteins and fat, but carbohydrates are considered the best source of energy because sugar is the only fuel your brain cells and certain other body cells can use.

Metabolism

During digestion, your body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars that are converted to glucose, or blood sugar. Glucose travels in your blood to every cell in your body, where it is used to manufacture energy. If you consume more sugar than your body needs for immediate energy, some of the excess is converted into glycogen, a type of sugar that is stored in your muscle tissue. If your body needs glucose, and no sugar is coming in from your diet, glycogen is released from your muscles and broken down to supply enough glucose for energy to last about half a day.

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Focus T25 T-Shirt – I NAILED IT!


T25 T-shirt

Today I have received my free FOCUS T25 T-Shirt and I am very proud of it.

It looks like a simple branded t-shirt but, IT’S NOT, this shirt is a symbol, the proof that you have started something challenging and you have finished it. The path was though, long and full of roadblocks but you have made it, YOU HAVE NAILED IT!

and…it’s only the beginning! 😉

Keep going, keep pushing.
Peace,
A.

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INSANITY: Week 1 Day 6 – Last 5 minutes from the “Plyometric Cardio Circuit”.


beachbody-blog-free-t-shirtThis is my first week of INSANITY after I have NAILED on the 4th November 2016, Focus T25 Alpha, Beta and Gamma cycles and I am now waiting for my T25 t-shirt 🙂

Nothing I have ever done before, can be compared with this first week of Insanity, I think that never a name for a fitness programme was so appropriate like this one.

In this video the last 5 minutes of the “Plyometric Cardio Circuit“.

I thought I was in a good fitness shape, but Insanity guys push you over your mental and physical limits and I love it!

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

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Focus T25 – Day 46/100 – Cheating Night: Belgian Chocolate Brownie (only 790kcal)

46 days passed since I have started of my personal “100 Days Mind and Body Transformation Challenge”, hard work and satisfaction so even if I ma not a dog, I have decided to reward myself with a nice 800 Calories Belgian Chocolate Brownie, and because I have decided to document my entire life changing journey, you can watch here my cheating video!

Keep smiling life is short!
Enjoy!

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20 Common Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

When you lose weight, your body fights back.

You may be able to lose quite a lot of weight at first, without much effort.

However, weight loss may slow down or stop altogether after a while.

This article lists 20 common reasons why you’re not losing weight.

It also contains actionable tips on how to break through the plateau and get things moving again.


1. Maybe You Are Losing Without Realizing it

If you think you are experiencing a weight loss plateau, then you may not need to freak out just yet.

It is incredibly common for the scale not to budge for a few days (or weeks) at a time. This does NOT mean that you are not losing fat.

Body weight tends to fluctuate by a few pounds. It depends on the foods you are eating, and hormones can also have a major effect on how much water your body holds on to (especially in women).

Also, it is possible to gain muscle at the same time as you lose fat. This is particularly common if you just recently started exercising.

This is a good thing, as what you really want to lose is body fat, not just weight.

It is a good idea to use something other than the scale to gauge your progress. For example, measure your waist circumference and get your body fat percentage measured once per month.

Also, how well your clothes fit and how you look in the mirror can be very telling.

Unless your weight has been stuck at the same point for at least 1-2 weeks, then you probably don’t need to worry about anything.

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Top 15 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb diets are very effective. That is a scientific fact.

However, as with any diet, people sometimes stop losing before they reach their desired weight.

Here are the top 15 reasons why you’re not losing weight on a low-carb diet.


1. You Are Losing Fat, You Just Don’t Realize it
Weight loss isn’t a linear process.

If you weigh yourself every day, then there will be days where the scale goes down, other days where it goes up.

It doesn’t mean that the diet isn’t working, as long as the general trend is going downwards.

Many people lose a lot of weight in the first week of low-carbing, but it is mostly water weight. Weight loss will slow down significantly after that initial phase.

Of course, losing weight is not the same as losing fat.

It is possible, especially if you’re new to weight lifting, that you are gaining muscle at the same time that you’re losing fat.

To make sure that you’re losing, use something other than just the scale (which is a big, fat liar). Use a measuring tape to measure your waist circumference and have your body fat percentage measured every month or so.

Also, take pictures. Take note of how your clothes fit. If you’re looking thinner and your clothes are looser, then you ARE losing fat no matter what the scale says.

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