Thursday, April 02, 2009
For the record, sometimes I manage to wake up early to get my walk in, sometimes I don't. By 8am, the famous hot Malaysian sunshine is almost at full heat, so if I don't get up by 6.40 the latest, I can forget about walking in the park. On the days when I can't get up ontime, I make sure I'm up by the the latest at 9am and do a workout DVD instead.
Actually, I prefer those DVDs because I work up more of a sweat than on my walks and it takes the brainwork out the workout, I just follow the DVD and I'm almost guaranteed a sweat. Sometimes, when I can't do my workouts in front of the TV, and I have to make up my own aerobic steps, I find it hard, I'd rather follow a DVD.
Have you ever tried Realplayer? It's great, now if I can't get the TV and DVD player downstairs (my entire family are TV addicts), I just use realplayer on my PC. Yup. I've turned my PC into a temp TV when I need it. Forget Dell Cineplayer and Microsoft Media player, waaaaay too sensitive, as bad as a sensitive DVD player, and I only buy original workout DVDs. What gives?
Anyway, after doing a DVD 3 days in a row, I've decided to give my muscles a break today to allow them to mend, I've been a little sore for days now. But the fight goes on tomorrow onwards, will it be jogging and walking in the park, or a workout DVD. Either way, I WILL get my am exercise in!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Well, it kept raining in the evening, which is when I usually exercise. As a result, I had a shorter than usual walk on Saturday. Then on Sunday, me and my Dad watched Inkheart on DVD. Then it rained, cats and dogs. So I couldn't go out for my evening walk.
I was moping and thinking : "I HAVE to get some exercise in!" but the TV downstairs is occupied so I had no choice but to play the DVD on my PC and exercise upstairs. Fortunately, there's a bit of space to move in up here. I did a Denise Austin workout. I customized my workout, I did the pop dance, ballet sculpt along with the warmup and cooldown, of course, all in all, a 35 minute workout. Now I don't feel so guilty.
And guess what? After weeks and weeks of failure, I FINALLY managed to get up at 7am for church AND I didn't nap this afternoon. Now, let's see if I can repeat the feat on Monday morning.....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
On Tuesday afternoon, I had a cup of ginger tea and found that I couldn't sleep even though it was 2am. I was planning to stay up the rest of the morning and then head out at 6am for a brisk walk/jog but found myself yawning at 2.30am, so I decided to try sleeping after all and work up at 11.30am on Wednesday morning, which is my usual time to wake up.
Oh bummer, I thought, another wasted morning when I could have been working up a sweat instead. Then I fell asleep for an hour during my dialysis treatment. AND, when I got home at around 7pm, I felt so sleepy that I decided to take a nap. BAD IDEA! As I woke up at 9.40pm. I had drink then tried to go back to sleep but ended up tossing and turning to the wee hours of the morning. But this time, it isn't because of tea but an ill-timed nap. Needless to say, I woke up at 11.30am AGAIN on Thursday morning.
Well, tonight, I'll try going to bed earlier and FORCE myself out of bed at 6.40am for my AM workout. I think I need to pray now............
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!
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