Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Well, I had a nice cup of tea with ginger, a common recipe in Indian tea shops in Malaysia. And now it's almost 2am and I can't sleep. Yes, you guessed it, I'm one of those ppl who are SUPER sensitive to caffeine.
You probably know by now of my struggle to wake up early in the AM only to be temporarily deaf at the appointed time, with my alarm clock ringing but me not not hearing it at all because I'm so deep in coma-like sleep.
Well, I've decide to turn this situation to my advantage. After I post this blog, I'll give myself 4 hour's reading time and head out the door at 6am and get my jog/walk in (I still don't have enough stamina to jog all the way), then force myself not to nap tomorrow and go to be early tomorrow night, and hopefully the following morning, I'll be rested enough to reset my inner clock (the fault inner clock that keeps me asleep till almost noon everyday).
Do you think it's a good experiment? I'd rather read than do nothing for 4 hours, as I definitely can't sleep tonight......
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Me and my Mom went to the mall on Tuesday to pick up my brother from work. The 3 of us then went shopping there.
I found 6 Denise Austin titles and bought 2 of them. I decided to buy the ones with the longest running time so I will get more bang for my buck. I have yet to try them, I'm planning to try them this weekend.
This is a double treat bcoz if I were to order them online, they would be super expensive. I'm so glad I can find them in Malaysia!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
if I want to be healthier and loose 20lbs, and especially my belly fat!
Well, another week has gone by and I haven't been very successful at waking up for my planned AM exercise. I will keep trying. I've made a bit of progress tho, I've set my clock for 8am instead of 6.30am (too deep in sleep to hear the alarm at 6.30am, lol!) and while I can hear the alarm at 8am, springing out of bed at that time is another story. I just shut the alarm and go back to snoozing till about 10.30am to 11ish.
Well, I have to go to church tomorrow, so I will have to wake up around 7am. I've made up my mind that I'm not going to take an afternoon nap tomorrow after church as I plan to reset my bio-time-thingy. Wish me success!
Sunday, March 01, 2009
I bought a stability ball 3 years ago but didn't really use it much. I suspected it was too big for me because when I sit on it, I can't get my knees at a 90 degree angle and I was planning to either sell it or give it away.
Well, I exercised to a Denise Austin DVD today and she used a stability ball. I began to notice that her ball wasn't as well-inflated as mine. So I got my ball out and inflated it again (when I bought it the guy inflated it too much for me, so I deflated it one day and packed it order to get rid of it).
Surprise! surprise! It was the perfect size after all. I inflated it to the perfect degree and my knees were in a 90 degree angle! I'm so happy! Now, I won't have to buy a new ball after all! That's why I say welcome to an old friend!
Well, I've downloaded all of Coach Nicole's ball workouts and I can't wait to get started!
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?
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