Five minutes in and my thighs were burning up. Shit. How was I gonna get through all 35 minutes of this? But the tenth minute, my throat was so parched I though I'd collapse of dehydration or something. Meanwhile, Wak Ali, the 50-year-old ex-Mr Asia was right behind me having a take-out lunch with his wife. On the other corner of the gym, one other guy was working out. I thought to myself, if I quit now, they're gonna notice. And as I contemplated my next course of action, the minutes went by.
"Keep going, you fat lump of shit!" Wak Ali yelled from across the room. Okay, so he didn't quite say that. Heh! Instead, he asked me to step it up a notch or two. And before I knew it, my 35 minutes were up. Hallelujah!!! It couldn't have been sooner because, apart from the incredible strain on my legs, the bike seat was murder on my ass! It was the longest 35 minutes of my life.
Then Wak Ali sat down to talk. I'd have to diet - for six months. And he gave me the run down:
BreakfastBut it's not all bad. I can have KFC, minus the skin. I can drink coffee as long as it's black. That means no sugar. Milo-O is okay too. So, it's really just common sense, I guess. But Wak Ali did specify no more Char Kuey Teow. *sniff* But I suppose it's all good. The logic is this; if I see some results, I'm less likely to quit. Boy, it's gonna be a long, long ride. Tomorrow is day 2. Wish me luck.
Toast. Wholemeal only. No butter. But I can have Diabetic Jam (no added sugar) and I can have eggs. As many as I like as long as I take only one yolk.
White rice. No gravy. I can have curry fish if I like, but the only gravy I get is what's on the fish. *sigh* And a green apple. And if I should get hungry afterwards, see breakfast.
Rice - preferably Ponni Rice. And steam veggies.Same like breakfast except that I can also eat Chicken or Fish - roasted or steamed and minus ckicken skin.
Note: Apparently, we need carboshydrates to burn fat. So I guess the Atkins diet isn't gonna work out!
Update: Turns out that I was mistaken about dinner. Lunch is the only time to eat carbs. That means no rice for dinner. Also, there'll be no more red meat for me for the next six month. *sigh* Oh, and in case you're wondering, today's workout was a little better. 45 minutes on the bike and it didn't feel too bad. I also did 10 minutes of Twisting and 5 minutes of Side Bends. Wak Ali promises those will hurt by tomorrow. *gulp*