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Exercising at my own pace

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I've been following Cassey Ho's workouts for a few months now
( www.blogilates.com ). I know that she recommends exercising like an hour a day; which means combining a few of her workouts to make up an hour of exercise (her video segments are anywhere between 5 to 25 minutes each). But I don't think I can manage an hour, like today, I did like 35 minutes, for today, that was all I could take. I don't think it's a good idea to push myself too hard and then do the reps with bad form or even fall and injure myself. Some days I do 20 minutes, some days 40 minutes, some days 30, it depends on how I feel. If I'm so sore, I might just do 20 minutes or even skip it for that day.

Her workouts are intense, trust me! Maybe someday, I'll be able to do an hour, but for now, I'll have to listen to my body.

I haven't been walking outdoors recently because of the haze. It's terrible! The forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia are causing it! Maybe I'll do a dance DVD this Saturday.

  
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LALMEIDA 6/22/2012 6:45PM

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BYEPOUNDS 6/21/2012 10:32PM

    Best to you
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MISSDAISY23 6/21/2012 4:18PM

    Listening to your body is good!

Take Care!

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SUGARSMOM2 6/21/2012 10:03AM

  Of courser its best to do anything at your own pace . one thing though is we tend to not push yourself to our best . if pushed we can do some amazing things that we never thought we could .I do agree but can you do another one later in the day ? like they say any excise counts . ten minutes now and ten minutes six other times in the day makes an hour. I know you are going to say i do not want to get sweaty several times a day . You are doing a great job . do not stop . do not allow any one to tell you that if you can not do the whole thing in one shot that you should stop . no never stop .enjoy what you do and you will do it without fail . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/21/2012 10:00AM

    Good form is so important. I only learned recently I have been walking wrong - looking down when I should maintain a straight back. Enjoy your dancing! emoticon

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SHERIO5 6/21/2012 9:16AM

    I agree with you, your own pace is best, unless you find yourself never exercising!

Listening to your body is important to prevent injuries, and to keep your motivation up, if you hurt too much, you won't exercise!

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Desperate Times

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Mom got robbed last night. Many people, especially women have been robbed in Malaysia. The crime rate here especially in PJ (where I live) has skyrocketed lately. The unemployment rate here is something terrible. I think so many people are so desperate that they have resorted to crime to make ends meet.

My Mom was badly shaken. But she only has one minor injury, a swollen wrist where the robber whacked her repeatedly with the blunt end of his knife (thank God he didn't stab her!). I'm also thankful that he didn't take her car or harm her in any way. She lost her new mobile phone (that's was so ouch!) but she didn't have much cash on her. I can only pray that it doesn't happen again!

  
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JUDYAMK 6/23/2012 10:59PM

    Thank God your beloved Mom was not harmed really bad. Our world is a frightening place any more, she should carry pepper spray or mace in her hand every time she goes outside. take care
Judy

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/18/2012 9:56AM

    I'm sorry this happened to your Mom! I hope her wrist heals quickly!

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IMREITE 6/18/2012 1:27AM

    It is very scary when people are that desperate and they have no other access to help. i live in an area where people are willing (and able) to help out their neighbors.
I have been laid off a couple times and my husband has gone though it as well. Fortunatly we had savings (and also built up some debt) so we didn't lose our apartment or anything else.

I hope your mom feels better soon.

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MISSDAISY23 6/17/2012 10:38PM

    I am very sorry to hear of your Mom's unfortunate event! It is very scary indeed! My goodness, you are in PJ too. Which part of PJ? My Mom lives in PJ too. I also have other relatives in PJ. Take Care!

God bless!
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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/17/2012 8:48PM

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Lordy, I would be a basketcase !

Thankful that it wasn't worse

Praying for her !

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BLESSINGS !

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TEXASFILLY 6/17/2012 7:40PM

    emoticonHow frightening! I'm so sorry to hear of her violent assault. There is safety in numbers when out and about. Take care~ *hugs* BB~

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DEEJON123 6/17/2012 12:35PM

    I am so sorry to hear this story has touched your family. You are right, it is getting worse everywhere, we just try to live our lives the best you can and something like this happens. Hope she gets over the shock of all this quickly. Sometimes the emotional scars are worse than anything physical that can happen to us. All the best to you and your mom !! Stay Strong.

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DSBRIDE 6/17/2012 12:12PM

    OMG, I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with her.

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Finally did a dance DVD today!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I finally got some good cardio in today! I did Just Dance with Julienne Hough. It's so fun and really works up a sweat. I really should do it more often but it's been so hot recently that I just didn't feel like it.

Well, I bit the bullet and made myself go through it today and I'm so glad! I feel so good now! (After a cool relaxing bath after all that sweating)!

I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants some serious cardio!

  
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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/18/2012 9:57AM

    I hope your hip is feeling better now that it got both rest AND exercise !

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FRANCES-AGAPE 6/16/2012 10:56PM

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Have a Super Sunday

BLESSINGS!

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 6/16/2012 10:34PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Yay for you! I feel so much better when I actually exercise! Getting myself to do it some days is hard. Proud of you!

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MISSDAISY23 6/16/2012 3:41PM

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ALISHAB3 6/16/2012 9:25AM

    I like Julienne. emoticon

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 6/16/2012 8:45AM

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GHOSTFLAMES 6/16/2012 7:36AM

    I LOVE HER WAY TO GO. REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTAQBLE. ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT.]WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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A decision which will take a long, long time!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I had my hair trimmed like 2 months ago and it is still taking a very long time to grow. I've decided to grow it out some more so I can use my new chignon decorative clip! I need sufficient length to wear it. My hairdresser has cut some short layers into my hair for volume but the bad news is, I will have to wait like 6 months to a year before I can wear my hair in a chignon!

So, I've decided : no more trims till next June! (2013), unless it's my fringe! (I'm keeping a fringe now).

  
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MISSDAISY23 6/16/2012 3:40PM

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 6/16/2012 3:44AM

    :)

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A nice day off!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I took another day off from exercise today. Last night, my left hip kept aching as I turned about on the bed. I dare not exacerbate any possible injury, so I took another day off today. My Mom took me to a new mall today. I bought some yummy snacks and a new hair accessory. I really love my new hair accessory. But I have to wait till my hair grows longer to use it. It's a chignon decorative clip. I will post pics of it on my sparkpage when I can finally wear it!

As for the snacks, they were chickadees (a Malaysian snack food) and muruku (an Indian snack food). Today was really hot as well! I do hope this heatwave lets up!

  
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MISSDAISY23 6/18/2012 11:28AM

    I hope you feel alright now. Can't wait to see you wear it! :) Wow! I haven't hear those snack in a long time. I do not like the extreme heat too! Over here, it has been hot the past few days! We are in the 90s.
Take Care & Have A Blessed Day!


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MNABOY 6/14/2012 12:05PM

    Our health is very important and you are wise to protect your body.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 6/14/2012 10:07AM

    Baby that hip! I hope the heat lets up soon!

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EMGERBER 6/14/2012 10:02AM

    Thanks for sharing. I look forward to see the picture.

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 6/14/2012 10:01AM

    Hope you start to feel better soon.

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