Author Archives: Mechattax

About Mechattax

A fat guy who wants to exercise and keep fit so that he will be healthy and combat the impending danger of diabetes that is hereditary.

Monday Night Workout – Where Have I Been?

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 15 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats



Where have I been?

Well, I had to contend with my school projects and exams.

But it didn’t mean that I have totally neglected my exercises.

I still managed to fit in one or two during the scarce free time that I had.

But now, it’s all systems go!



Friday Night Workout – Achilles’ Heel

Level 3 Day 3

For time = 6m 42s
16 chin-ups
33 push-ups
33 squats


Failed again for today’s Judgement Day time limit of 5 mins.

I am still very weak at doing the chin ups. After performing sets of 5 repetitions followed by 4 reps and subsequently 3 reps, I struggled to complete the rest. In the end I did another 4 repetitions albeit resting after each repetition.

Push ups and squats were executed without any hassle. But my arms are aching now.


In the end I am quite happy with today’s workout as I was able to cut about 2 minutes from the previous Judgement Day workout.

Wednesday Night Workout – Alhamdulillah

Level 3 Day 2

5 rounds for time = 4m 05s
3 pull-ups
10 push-ups
16 squats


I shaved off another 54 seconds for tonight’s workout.



Tuesday Night Run: Hard

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

Running on the pavement and running on the running or bicycle track is so much different. The lack of absorbance of the stiff concrete pavements means most of the force exerted onto the pavement is rebounded back to my legs as enshrined in Newton’s Third Law of Motion.

Due to this the balls of my feet hurt but I think I will get use to it after a few more runs on the pavement. So in the meantime I just have to bear with it.


Monday Night Workout – Bad Night

Level 3 Day 1

Maximum rounds in 20 min = 19 sets

2 chin-ups
3 push-ups
5 squats


I hated tonight’s workout.

I felt weak.

My pull-up form was bad.

And my shoulder hurts until now.

Can anything else become worse?

Be strong Faisal.

Thursday Night Run: First

Tampines – Pasir Ris Park Connector

Went out for a sort of a trial run with the newly married man Fauzi, and my brother-in-law after the Maghrib prayers. He received a pair of Vibram Bikila as part of his wedding gifts and was raring to give it a go.

It was also the first time I ran with my bro-in-law and he was fast. Surely it must be due to all the runs he did with my sister along the River Thames.

Most likely the next agenda is a half-day cycling adventure in Pulau Ubin this Saturday.

I love getting fit!

Do you?

Tuesday Night Run: Still Feeling Fine

I’m happy that my fitness hasn’t deteriorated badly after the indulges during the past weekend. Other than that, there’s nothing much to report except that it is dark running at night.


It’s just that, I need to take extra precaution for every step I took due to my unstable knees. And oh yeah, I nearly puke out my sambal sotong and rice at the end of the run. That would be gross to say the least.

Alright adios!