Welcome to Tiger Muay Thai’s weight loss and fitness blog. I’m your host, Aaron Rowland. I’m a 27-year-old writer from Los Angeles, California. I’m at Tiger to lose weight, improve my fitness and have the adventure of a lifetime. I’ve been here nine months so far and I’m staying indefinitely. My favorite exercises are the bicycle crunch and the medicine ball slam. Tire flips, suicide planks and burpees give me nightmares.
Tiger Muay Thai & MMA and Atmanjai Wellness Center are now working together to offer combined programs for those interested in detoxing at Atmanjai prior to the beginning of their training (or after their training has finished!) For seven days, I participated in a week-long cleanse at Atmanjai to help get a better understanding of the services they offer and discover how a cleanse might just be the perfect way to accelerate the weight loss process!
The Second Half
After a strong first half of the detox program, I felt more than prepared to take on the second half. By day four, some of the stronger craving I felt had started to dissipate. The smells of roasting chicken each day as I rode to Atmanjai no longer cause instant salivation. During a couple evenings, the most extreme food withdrawal symptom I experienced was a small headache at the crown of my skull. Even that, though, was only mild and went away quickly. As the detox progressed, the supplement drinks became easier to tolerate and most of the daily activities became second nature. By the end of day seven, I felt incredibly refreshed and prepared to restart my training and continue on my weight loss journey.
Returning to camp after my cleanse, I’ve been told by a number of friends how refreshed I look and seem. I’ve been told my skin seems clearer and that the whites of my eyes seem whiter and less irritated than they previously had. I have to say, though, that the biggest change is my energy. I finished my cleanse on Monday and got back into training immediately on Tuesday afternoon. Having been only eating fruits and vegetables for the last ten days, I was performing burpee box jumps with the same vigor and strength I had been before embarking on the cleanse. Who knew fruits and veggies gave you energy? Apparently so!
Next Steps Forward
I can’t emphasize enough what a great experience this cleanse has been and how strongly I recommend it to my fellow Tiger Muay Thai guests. It’s a great way to supercharge your batteries and cleanse your body of toxins. Losing weight is all about calories in vs. calories out. Most people know that. What they don’t consider are the different ways they can maximize the calories they burn and minimize the calories they take in. By eliminating unhealthy and unnatural toxins from your body, you’re putting it in the best possible position to burn the most calories it’s capable of. Also, by ridding your diet of high-fat, high-salt and high-sugar foods, you’re helping to limit the cravings you’ll feel for those foods in the future. Arriving at Tiger isn’t the solution; it’s just the first step. You have to push yourself during training sessions, eat healthy natural foods and do as much as possible to put yourself in the best position to succeed. I believe in you and I know you can do it!
Tune in next Monday to find out the results from this week’s weigh-in and check back over the next few weeks as Tiger and Atmanjai announce the package deals they’ve created!