Some time last week, my friend Tin and I swore off rice (and pasta). I’m a bit ashamed to admit I haven’t worked out since mid-April so unsurprisingly, I’ve gotten a little bit pudgy. I figure that if I don’t have the time or the will to get my ass back in shape, the least I can do is watch what I eat. So I decided to ditch rice and get a friend on board while at it.
I know, I know— RICE-FREE ASIANS? WHAT KIND OF CRAZY IS THAT??? I bet my mom handed me a bowl of rice and a spoon the second I was out of her womb. So this rice-free nuttery thing we have going on? It’s torture.
The challenge lies in getting creative with my meals. To tell you the truth, I’ve been subsisting on bacon, tofu, omelets, and the odd can of tuna. I told myself I’d get my carbs from fruit but like a typical man named Burt, I’m not big on
vegetables and fruit the healthy stuff. I go through bouts when I’m all “OMG HI VEGGIES COME HERE, I LOVE YOU” but these are temporary and short-lived (although I love snacking on steamed broccoli).
Right now, I’m on the lookout for simple, healthy, and delicious recipes. I’m also going to get out of this slump and give The 100 Workout a shot:
100 jumping jacks
70 leg lifts
60 jumping jacks
30 leg lifts
20 jumping jacks
10 minutes of running
It sounds brutal, doesn’t it? 120 squats, 140 crunches in ONE workout? Crazy talk! I’m just thankful I don’t have to do a single push-up (I hate push-ups as much as I hate crunches). Ideally, I would like to do this every night for the next five or six days and eventually ease myself into something even more… brutal. I came across BodyRock.TV through Say‘s blog and that 600 Reps Fat Burner Workout is looking pretty appealing.
I’ll let you know how it goes!