Yes, I am already on my week 2 of the one month Immuvit MetaFit Challenge.
As you know, Week 1 involves two kinds of routine, let’s call it Set A (jumping jack, squat, push up & lunges) and Set B (sealed jack, power/squat jack & push up) and this 2 sets are done alternately on the first week, Day 1 is Set A, Day 2 is Set B, Day 3 is Set and so on. Aside from doing MetaFit everyday, our fitness plan also includes taking Immuvit of course, eating SMALL MEALS 6 times a day, basically it’s eating time every two hours. I am still working on it as when I am so engrossed with whatever I am doing (may it be gardening, drawing or writing) I tend to ignore my stomach.
Coach Jim also mentioned that we should avoid colored drinks, meaning, no soda, no tea, no coffee. For someone who loves anything with color, that challenge was difficult for me. The battle with the colored drinks is not yet over, specially Milk Tea (which has become my comfort drink before I took the challenge). I thought this would be easy but it turns out it’s not. There’s just so many temptations around me, junk food, Nutella, milk tea, frappe, IT IS SO HARD. Eating is very comforting to me, specially when I am down or when I am stressed out. And that’s what I have to work out on my second week, to divert my attention whenever my emotions go on a roller coaster. My mantra for Week 2 is When sad, write don’t eat! or When sad, eat but eat healthily! Last week’s mantra is I can do this! that’s for the routine which made my whole body sore.. but I did it, in fact I am doing it 2x a day already!
And here’s how I progressed during the first week:
It was 3 rounds of Set A and 2 jumping jacks, I know I can do 4 rounds, so I was a bit disappointed. What I achieved that day was, I avoided coffee and was able to say no to chocolates when we went to the grocery. As mentioned, I have a hard time following the every two hours small meal. I was busy gardening the whole morning that I had my second meal only after 4 hours and I used so much energy planting that I end up with a growling stomach! By the end of the day, I can already feel my body’s complaining and my legs are starting to say NO each time I try to take a step or climb the stairs. And that’s when my mantra came in: I CAN DO THIS.
It was Set B for day 2, I did 4 rounds plus 4 power/squat jacks, not bad, considering when we tried it first, I fainted. I was out that day, attended a press launch and you know how press launches are, buffet! lots of food! I managed not to eat a lot and did not even had colored drinks, only water. But I sneaked on a frappe that day, got frustrated over something and end up comforting myself with frappe and ensaymada. If there is any consolation, I didn’t finished off the whipped cream as well as the chocolate syrup.
I did 3 rounds + 1 lunge (first leg), quite an improvement huh. I was able to avoid soda though it feels like it’s calling my name, I almost took a sip but I did not! My body’s not as sore as it was the other day. I can now walk and climb the stairs better. I can also stand up and sit down without much assistance. The down side of the day, I ate a lot during dinner, what? with chicken adobo, tomato and salted egg, it just hard not to eat a cup of rice! And we had doughnut and milk tea for dessert.
I was ready to do it 2 times a day. I finished 4 rounds plus 4 push ups and my body’s already adjusted to it. Attended an event at SM North EDSA, went home riding MRT, alighted at Ortigas Station, walked to Robinsons Galleria, then rode on a bus, standing for almost 20 minutes. Why do I need to say what I have been through? On ordinary days, I’d be dead tired by the time I am home and bed would be my best friend, for how long? as long as I can. That day was different! I was still energetic and even managed to play with the kids (and the husband, if you know what I mean, big play baby, big play!). I can only thank Immuvit and MetaFit for that!
4 Rounds + 10 squats on the morning and 4 rounds + 2 lunges (one leg) on the afternoon. Yes! it’s now 2x a day MetaFit for me. I love the fact that I improved/ did it faster on the afternoon. I also love the fact that I am sweating even if I am not working out. I love the fact that I can run-climb the stairs without getting out of breath. I love the fact that I feel a lot stronger and fitter! And I am a bit easier to myself now, allowing myself to have a few of the things that I am used to. Cold Turkey’s not the best option for me. I feel like I am depriving myself too much that I end up eating more.
I am working out on my nap since I am used to taking long naps in the afternoon, I end up not eating every two hours. I finished 5 rounds+ 3 power/squat jacks in the morning and 5 rounds + 5 power jacks in the afternoon.
Just when I thought I can do it more than 2x a day, a new routine came in. There’s a new one for week 2, although we were advised that the routine will be changed every week, I didn’t paid much attention that time. I was a bit slower, maybe because I was anxious of the week 2 routine. I only finished 3 rounds + 9 push ups on the morning and 4 rounds + 8 push ups in the afternoon.
All in all, I can say that my first week was good. I was so used to eating almost anything I want, drinking coffee more than twice a day, finishing my meal with a glass of soda instead of water and sleeping really late at night. For the first week of this challenge, I managed to avoid almost half of what I used to eat and changed my lifestyle a bit. I had a hard time fighting the urge to eat sweets but I know week 2 will be a lot different and yes, fitter!
Week 2, I will be working out on my nap and food intake, I promise to be better this week. I will be more conscious of the time as well as the food. I will continue doing MetaFit twice a day and continue taking Immuvit.
I know you have been all curious how a 4 minute exercise can do as much, of course this is in partner with Immuvit. This is a herbal dietery supplement that contains essential vitamins and minerals plus Korean and Siberian Ginseng extracts and Coenzyme Q10. It helps supplement daily vitamins and minerals requirement but not only that it also helps maintain good health and general well- being. Learn more about Immuvit by checking out Immuvit on Facebook.
And now, I challenge you to do MetaFit and see for yourself how a 4 minute exercise can change you: