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A good exercise streak

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!

  
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EOWYN2424 2/23/2009 6:40AM

    Gee! Thanks, C!

Thanks to you too, Mom2acat! Looks like I have a little fan club going here! lol!


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CINDERRELIC 2/22/2009 10:49PM

    Good for you! Even though you don't particularly like the exercise you are doing. I had to laugh when you talked about Denise Austin's perkiness being annoying. Yeah, I kind of think that, too, when people are "too" perky. LOL
It is cold here. I would think Malaysia would fee pretty good about now.
Keep up the great work. I enjoy your blogs. ---C from the astronomy club team.

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MOM2ACAT 2/22/2009 12:32PM

    emoticon You are doing great!

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Why is it so HARD to wake up early for me?!

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!

  
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CINDERRELIC 2/21/2009 1:11AM

    Hi! Liked your blog. I am a night person and always have been. From the time I was a child I would go to bed early and lay awake until 1 or 2 am before I would finally go to sleep. When I got married and began a career as a musician and music teacher I had the opportunity to stay up late and sleep in and took full advantage. It didn't take me long to notice that if I stayed up until my body decided it is tired and then slept until my body said it has had enough, I would usually end up going to bed between 2-3 am and waking up 8 hours later. So, yes, I think it could very well have something to do with biorhythms. I don't worry about it anymore. I listen to my body and it has worked out well for me. So I would not fret the small stuff as long as you are getting plenty of sleep and exercise. C- Astronomy Club Team Leader

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SPRINGLOSER 2/16/2009 8:31AM

    Check your biorythms, you might just be an afternoon person. Are you a sound sleeper or a tossing and turner. You might not be sleeping as well as you think. I'm a morning person, but I always wake up at 2:00 in the morning for some reason. Try to find something else to motivate you from bed and work your way around to the exercise. And pay attention to your sleeping habits. Hope this helps!

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IWANT2LOVEME4ME 2/12/2009 10:25PM

    SOUNDS LIKE ME...I TRY AND TRY TOO, HAVENT GOTTEN THERE YET..YET, I FIND I WORKOUT BETTER IN THE EVENING OR AFTERNOON..MORNINGS WOULD BE GREAT TO START OUT THE DAY, AND GET IT OVER WITH, BUT JUST NOT FEASIBLE FOR ME AS OF YET...YOU NOTICED I SAID "YET" IT A HAPPEN ONE DAY...

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I made a wiser choice today!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dear Friends,

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).

Hugs,
Elaine

  
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MOM2ACAT 2/12/2009 3:46PM

    Way to go on your choice of lunch!
It seems like in most restaurants, the best "deals" aren't usually what is the best for us. I think it pays off in the long run to choose the healthier items, even if they cost a little more.

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Ppl are starting to notice!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hello peeps!

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.

Hugs,
Elaine

  
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MOM2ACAT 2/10/2009 5:12PM

    Congrats! You are doing great!

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SNAPPYG 2/10/2009 11:23AM

    Isn't it just the BEST feeling when people start noticing? And then they start asking how you did it! Congratulations on your progress so far and here's to your continued success.

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Belly MUST go!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

OMG! I HATE my belly fat!

Pls God, zap it off, pls!!!

But of course God doesn't work that way, we have to do more cardio to melt the belly fat!

I may be lighter now but sometimes I honestly feel the only solution is liposuction! But I refuse to do it because I may get scars and it is the easy way out, so to speak.

Sigh! anyone else have this problem!

OK, that's it, cardio, I don't care if I have to run all day!
Belly must go!!!

Grrrrrrr!

Elaine

  
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TATASTHA 9/1/2008 8:22PM

    I wish it worked that way too! That's were most of my weight is too . I don't think liposuction is the answer either. May be some muscle training for the belly might help

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