Jul
06
2011

Bringing it… again…

It’s been a while  since I’ve been on the P90X regimen… and after almost a year of procrastinating, I will be going through the whole grind again. Why? Coz I miss it :)

Back in 2009, as I was in the middle of losing over 35 pounds in a span of six weeks in Santa Fe, New Mexico (courtesy of the Master Cleanse), I saw this guy Tony Horton advertising his P90X workouts in an infomercial. Back then, I didn’t really care too much about infomercials in general – why should I buy an easier eggbeater that’ll allow me to make omelettes a full 2 minutes faster, or a stove where I can cook without leaving my chair, or get a blanket with sleeves? Well, except for the last one, I usually ignored these money sinks… but when I saw that P90X infomercial, for some reason I got genuinely interested. Imagine drastically reshaping your body in just 90 days? Sounds too good to be true, right? It seems impossible!

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Nov
05
2009

Major Moola for Massive Men?

Just saw this online ad while I was surfing the Web a while ago, where a company was gonna pay up to more than $6,000 for overweight men to give them sperm samples for a clinical research…  Eight sperm samples in a six-month period… but only if you’re healthy… and overweight… with a BMI (body mass index) of 27-35… 

And I said to myself – where the FUCK was this ad six months ago?!


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Sep
07
2009

The Lemonade Diet (aka The Master Cleanse)

This was what I did, and this was what happened…

First of all, a BIG disclaimer: Do your research before you do this – this is called the Lemonade Diet or Master Cleanse system, and you can easily google it. Make sure you know the advantages and disadvantages, the pros and cons, the positive and negative feedback before you try this… what may work for me may not work for you, so please do not sue me if you suddenly experience anything you’re unhappy about… I’m sharing this because people have been asking, and I would like to make it more convenient to me and them by just linking to this note on Facebook :)

I’m no expert on this, and I won’t claim to be, but all I’ll do is tell you what I know about it, what I did, what I felt, and what the results were.

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Feb
27
2003

Final Fantasy VII, Smallville, and Cigarettes…

Finished Final Fantasy VII, yay! Read my thoughts about it in my forums (if you haven’t finished the game and you are currently playing or planning to play it, then don’t fuckin click on the link! hehe).

Awesome episode of Smallville last Tuesday. I think the most awesome thing about it, apart from Christopher Reeve’s character giving Tom Welling’s Clark Kent a fantastic amount of revelation about his past, was the music in the background. It was the theme from Fortress of Solitude by John Williams, altho it was rearranged to include the 8-note intro to superman fanfare before the commercial break, while it was closing up on Reeve’s face. That part gave me shivers. Call me a sentimental geek, but the Superman theme gives the Star Wars theme a big run for its money…

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Jul
18
2002

Cramps Aftermath

I skipped gym today coz I still had some pain in my right leg from last Tuesday’s cramp attack. I’ll resume on Sunday, when I have gotten enough rest and ready to get into the gruelling workout once again.

Anyway, I got a bit of good news today. I just learned today that what I thought was a temporary contractual job until the end of the month has become a long-term employment venture. Yep, I seemed to have joined the American workforce once again. It may have come under some dubious and unexpected circumstances, but money is money, and a job is a job. I am being paid good so far, and with this extended little venture, there is a possibility of being paid better. Things seem to be looking up – I’ll treat this as an early birthday present, if nothing else…


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Jul
16
2002

Cramps

Well, today really sucked at the gym.

I had a really painful leg cramp, the first one I had since I started working out again. This one hit me in the middle of the treadmill like a sledgehammer. One moment I was jogging with gusto, the next this excruciating, stinging pain was hitting my leg from all sides. I nearly fell off the damn machine… I had cold sweats after I got off, not only because of the pain, but also because of a little embarrasment at my brief moment of vulnerability.

I dunno what brought it on … perhaps it was caused by me wearing my leather shoes to work and walking a couple of blocks with it. I felt a very slight, throbbing pain early in the day, but I shrugged it off, coz I often get those sensations after I’ve walked a bit on bad shoes. Well, now I learned my lesson – I’m gonna wear my rubbers to work – rubber shoes that is…


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Jul
13
2002

Macintosh Torture

Gah, I hate Macs … the missing right-click really drove me crazy yesterday. I mean, my God, how anyone can survive without a two or three button mouse is mind-boggling…

Anyway, it wasn’t a bad first day … I just spent almost the entire day trying to accustom myself to the Mac environment. Good thing they were using Adobe Photoshop 6 – familiar territory to me. But Quark Xpress is another matter, altogether. I was used to Adobe Pagemaker in the past (it was still called Aldus Pagemaker, back then), not to mention the extended amount of time that I lst used an industrial-strength layout and publishing tool. Quark Xpress had a familiar interface, but the controls were another matter… and it was troublesome to use it without the manual (which, according to my new co-workers, wasn’t available, since my predecessor apparently installed a warez copy of it…) so I had to click and execute everything I see just to check out what it does…

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Jul
11
2002

Noodles and Crackers…

Some things to add to my chicken breast obsession – Sunflower brand crackers and Lucky Me Instant Mami (La Paz Bachoy flavor).

I remember the Lucky Me Instant Mami very fondly when I was in college. It used to be my staple meal every night at the dormitory, especially during Thursday and Friday, when my allowance has slowed down to a trickle … it was cheap, it was tasty, and it was filling. What a hungry college student needs :)


Jul
08
2002

Chicken Breast Sandwiches…

I have a new fascination this week – chicken breast sandwiches.

I bought one from Subway after my workout today, and man, it was the next best thing to a burger that I can eat, without having to worry about the fat. Hence, I will make it a point to go to Albertson’s tomorrow and buy a few pounds of chicken breast. Then I’ll chuck them into the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine (yeah, I have one of those), and make myself a mean chicken breast sandwich. This’ll make my diet a little more bearable.


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Jul
05
2002

Rockin’ While Workin’ Out

Alice entertained me while I was working out this afternoon…

Alice in Chains, that is, as I brought my CD walkman to the gym today with Nothing Safe on it. This was the first time I brought some music to a gym – ever. And I was surprised to see that I was missing out on a lot. My session at the treadmill was actually longer today, because time flies when you’re listening to tunes. Before I knew it, I was on the damn machine for close to 100 minutes! It’s gotta be a record for me. And all of it because I was listening to the now-deceased Layne Staley belting out killer vocals for Man in the Box, Got Me Wrong and What The Hell Have I?  It was weird – I never listened to rock and roll or metal while working out. I liked it! And I just realized one thing from this experience.

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