Monday, February 23, 2009
How disappointing! I wanted to get up at 6.30am to get some AM exercise in and failed, yet again! I'm sorry to keep boring you peeps with my inability to wake up early but to date, I haven't been able to keep that appointment with myself yet!
I went to bed about 11pm, got up at around 1am, noticed my Dad was still on the net, went straight back to sleep after that. I woke again some time later, but noticing that it was still dark out, went back to sleep again, and only woke up around 10am. Y'know, even when I wake up as late as that, I still feel reluctant to 'spring out of bed'! Oh, Good Lord! I'm hopeless!
I suppose I should obey my biorhythms and do my strengh training after instead of before dialysis. I was planning to do some strengh training after dinner, of maybe I should have done it before dinner because now I have to wait for my food to digest before I exercise.
AND, I can't exercise to vigourously too close to bed or I'll never get to sleep! So, what do I do now?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Well, I must admit, I'm not that all keen on exercise, it's just something I do to be healthy and to lose the fat, namely, the belly flab, lol! But I must own up that I do feel good after a good workout.
Besides taking long walks in the neighbourhood park, I also love working out to exercise VCDs or DVDs. I'd really like to own more Philates DVDs but Malaysia, being Malaysia, I just don't have much of a choice to pick from. To date, I only have one Philates DVD and it's by Denise Austin. Her perkiness annoys me a little sometimes but she's quite good, actually.
The fashion at the moment in fitness DVDs is yoga, so if I wanted some yoga DVD, I'm likely to have more choices but I truly prefer Philates. It lengthens your muscles and gives you a sleeker shilouette, or so I've read.
Well, on Thursday, I walked for about 2 hours and worked up a good sweat! Y'see, I usually workout around 5pm to about 7.30 if the wheather permits but I haven't been able to exercise around this time lately because of the Malaysian wheather, it's been raining unpredictably these few days.
Yesterday (Saturday), I looked out the window around 4.30pm and noticed that it wasn't so sunny, in fact, it looked like rain. So, I'm glad that I laced up my shoes around 4.30pm and had a good one hour walk before it stared pouring with rain! I did one of Coach Nicoles ab workouts today for a bit of strength training and I walked for 30 minutes after that.
I would have had a longer walk except that I got distracted by a chinese DVD series that my Mom was watching, last episode and silly me, I had to find out what happened in the end, gosh! 82 episodes and ending was an anti-climax, y'know, like blah!
I shouldn't have joined my Mom at the TV, but the only reason I ended up watching it with her was that, surprise, surprise, it was drizzling. This rainy trend worries me, seems Malaysian wheather has turned upside down! It should be nice and sunny around this time of the year. Must be all that missing rainforest that's causing the topsy-turvy wheather!
Still, I'm not complaining, if it's not raining, it's as hot as an oven around here!
So, I'm really happy that I got some good exercise in this week, I'm going to try to get some AM exercise in starting tomorrow morning, wish me success!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sigh! Since as early as last year, I have had a resolution to wake up early in the morning to exercise as it's nice & cool around 6.30am to 7.30am. But I find it so hard to drag myself out of bed at that hour! I guess I'm just not a morning person, well, I'll try again tomorrow morning!
I actually woke up around 8.30am this morning but I felt so sleepy that I just rolled back to sleep. I finally dragged myself up at around 10.25am and just for the sake of getting some exercise in, I did a 10 minute Coach Nicole workout, my fave one, the abs one (where I need the most help, lol!).
Gee! I wish it wasn't so hard to get AM exercise in!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I was thinking of going to McDonald's today for lunch because they had a special offer. RM5.95 for a medium McValue meal but I hesistated when I thought abt all the fat, sodium and chemicals (in the diet coke).
So, I decided to splurge RM12 instead on some chinese luxury porridge. Why luxury? (my own nickname for it). It's because of all the yummy expensive stuff they put in it, like mini abolones, dried scallop shreds and dried oysters.
I got like 9 little mini abolones, abt 5 dried oysters and dried scallop shreds mixed in the porridge. Yummy! Yes, I know, it costed abt twice more compared to McDonald's but at least I feel good abt myself, making a healthier choice, and the porridge was really yummy!
It was a good buy too, considering how much abolones, dried oysters & scallops cost. Oh, and another little titbit of news : I bought the InkHeart Trilogy! I can't wait to read it! Haven't seen the movie tho, but I'm sure I'll like the book better! (as in the Inheritance cycle, y'know Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr, book 4 yet to be published).
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I know it's been a long time since my last blog post. I guess I should blog more, lol!
Well, many, many ppl have stepped up to me and commented that I look like I've lost a lot of weight. Well, when I first joined Sparkppl, I was abt 64kgs, now I'm abt 55.5kgs. Well, initially when I first started my dialysis treatments (way back in November 2004), I was abt 68kgs actually. So, I've lost abt 12.5kgs in total. That's 12.5kgs in 4 years, a little slow perhaps but I'm happy that I'm finally losing! But I'm not there yet, it'll be nice if I can be 50kgs.
Oh, for those ppl who count in lbs instead of kilos, 1kg is 2.2lbs, you do the math, I'm too lazy to do it for you! lol! In Malaysia, everyone if metric, and so am I! lol!
I have now got a new goal, at least 30 minutes of exercise 4 - 5 days a week AND I must sweat by the end of the workout! I just did 3 of Coach Nicole's workouts for a 30 minute exercise session and I sweated a little but I didn't have time to work out longer because I had a Home Fellowship meeting to go to (Home Fellowship is a basically a small group of Christians meeting together in someone's home for Christian stuff).
Even though I may have lost quite a bit of weight, I still have a belly problem, as you can see from my previous blog. My belly has shrunk a bit, yes, but I STILL have a belly. That's it, BELLY MUST GO!!!
Well, I'll save my ramblings for the next blog.
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