The last few posts have been haphazard, apologies for that. I thought I could just land in Thailand and start blogging straight away. It took me a few days to get settled in and acclimatised, which I am still trying to do. The temperature is around 32 degree c and making me constantly tired. Also, it does not help that I am not drinking enough water!
Saturday night I met a couple of friends and we went out, they were drinking whiskey whilst I was on the water. It was a strange ‘private members club’ We walked in through the staff entrance, let’s just say it was a very surreal experience. Just to add, in our section the only entertainment was a band playing in front of a football match!
(Not what you expected?)
On Sunday I relaxed at the local pool, the water was freezing…..which in the heat you would think I would welcome but I needed warm water. It took me a while to get used to the temperature.
Sunday evening was tough for me and I was ready to go back to England, my uncle had sent me some pictures of when my mum was young. As some readers will know, mum passed away a few months ago. Mum is always on my mind and at the moment it is like a roller coaster ride, some days I remember mum with a smile, some days I break down and cry. This made me realise that this journey to good health will not just be physical but also mental.
Monday was a whole new day, through good support of friends, I decided to stay and achieve my goal of losing 25kg.
In the afternoon I trained, forgetting how intense the heat is, luckily between rounds, there is a huge container full of ice water.
My first coffee in Thailand
Tuesday was spent at Salaya shopping mall, where I picked up a few essentials and had a coffee. My first one since arriving in Thailand.
Salaya Central Plaza
Today, Wednesday I felt more settled, hence the long post!
Drinking around 2 litres of water a day, perhaps I should be drinking more and the good news is that so far I have lost 5kg in body weight, probably water but I will take this as a win!
Press ups in this session: 40, Target: 100 per session
Sit ups in this session: 70, Target: 500 per session
I had my first Muay Thai session on Friday afternoon, it was exhausting, especially in this heat and humidity. We started by skipping for 30 minutes, then bag work, where one would kick and punch the bag. This was followed by 5 rounds with the pad-man, in-between rounds, one does 10 squats and 10 press-ups.
Afterwards, I ran back to the accommodation, had a shower and this delicious food.
Starting weight: 88.8kgTarget weight: 63kgWeight recorded on September 13 2013: 88.5kg I have been training for two weeks and still not had any weight loss!! In fact my weight went up to 90 kg before coming back down to 88.5 kg!! Just do not understand this, am I not destined to loose weight?!?! Am I loosing weight and the lump stuck to my intestine is gaining weight?? As you know, training is twice a day followed by a meal. Therefore two meals a day. Back home I train once a week and eat three times a day plus inbetween snacking……even then my weight has been 88 – 90kg. Any suggestions on where I am going wrong…..?
Siam Water Park, Raminthra Rd.,Safari World, Fashioniceland, Minburi Nawamin Rd., Klong chan , Nida Uni., Bang Kapi , lamsari Intersection, Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Klong Ton Intersection, Phetcha Buri Rd., Pratumwan, Yomarat, Larn Luang Rd., Phan Fa Bridge, Ratcha Damnoen Klang Rd., Democracy Monument, Rateha Damnoen Nai, Emerald Buddha Temple,(Wat Phra Kaew), National Museum, National Tehatre, Grand Palace, City Pillar Shrine, Rachini Rd., Pak Klong Talard. (Pratunam rachtewee Ramkhamhaeng Uni. Dumnerngarng Road Bang kapi Ramintra Road City court Asia Hotel Lam salee Yak Klongtun Suan Siam Sanam chai Emerald Buddha Temple and Grand palace Fashion Iceland Nida Safari World Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital Ministry of the Interior Ministry of Defence Sridurapha Rd. Phetchaburi Road Yak Urupong Mision Hospital Pratunam complex Metro Deptment Store Department of Land Ban Mo Makkasan Police Station Wang Thong Lang Police Station Huamak Police Station Bangkok Hospital Nopparat Rajathanee Hospital Wat Pho School Panya General Hospital Srisiam Hospital The Bongkok Paly House Wat Ratchabophit Wat Ratchapradit Saranrom Pork The Queen's Gallary Sanam Luang Territorial Defenee Department Demrongrajanuparb Library Wang Woradith/Woradith Palace King Prajadhipok Museum Thammasat University Silpakorn University Srinakharinwirot University Prasanmit Ramkhamhaeng University National Institute of Development Administation Ministry of Social Development and Human Securit Ministry of Th Interior Wat Theplila School Wat Bang Toei School Wat Ratchabophit School Wat Prachetupon School Wat Ratchanatda Worawihan School Wat Dit Hongsaram School
Pak Klong Talard, Rachini Rd., Charoen Rat Bridge, Sanam Chai Rd., Wat Phra Kaeo (Emerald Buddha), Ratcha Damnoen Klang Rd., To Minburi
Picture of bus number 60 (obviously instead of 511 it will say 60)
Hi, thanks for visiting my blog, feel free and have a look around.Here is a bit about me, as you may or may not have guessed my name is Mandeep,I work to travel as opposed to work to pay bills and die!Every trip for me is an adventure, I have been very fortunate to stumble across amazing places and meet awesome people along the way.
Why gaygoat? When I first started this blog I was a vegetarian, so gaygoat – happy goat! Also you have to admit it is catchy and a URL you will not forget!