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Aching legs!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

I did a 45 minute Barre DVD workout yesterday and my legs are still aching today. I think I'll let my leg muscles recover, I'll just take a gentle walk! I want to give my legs a chance to recover.......

I hope my Mom comes home soon, I'm thinking of going to the night market. In Malaysia that's like vendors who set up tables selling all kinds of stuff, but mostly food, veggies, cold drinks and desserts and the like. But you can also find stuff like kitchen stuff and hairclips. You can buy basically anything from these night markets.

Or maybe I'll visit my hairdresser to buy some hair serum. At first glance, my hairdresser's hair serum may seem expensive but when you take into consideration the size of the bottle, it's not that much expensive, so maybe I'll get a bottle to try and see if it is as good as he claims it is......

  
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MISSDAISY23 8/5/2013 7:15PM

    I agree with you that you should let your leg muscles recover. I used to go to night markets a long time ago.


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IMREITE 8/4/2013 8:21PM

    i like how a good intesnse workout feels/. even if tight or sore that feeling is also enjoyable.
The markets sound like fun and a way to find good deals.

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MISSCUS 8/4/2013 10:01AM

    Elaine, yes, rest them legs. That Barre DVD must be a good one!! DOMS is no fun, but you did workout hard for it. So it's not all a bad thing. Yes, do go for a walk to keep the fluids moving til the soreness goes away??
WOW, being a night person myself, I would love your Malaysian night markets!! You lucky you!! I would go with you if I could. I remember walking all night in Seoul SKorea there was always street food booths and all the shops were open. Nothing like here in the States. Unless you like Walmart or Jack n the Box?? I wish I had more money too, to travel, I would come visit you and walk a lot at night with you. I would love to experience Malaysia. I've seen a couple tv commercials for your country. Looks lovely.

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Looks can be deceptive!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

I did a lower body barre workout today by Leah Sarago. I watched it once thru to get feel for it. I looked at the moves, they seemed simple enough, and I thought : "Yeah! I can do this!".

But when I actually put the DVD on and did it, I sweated buckets in a short time and I couldn't do all the reps for the bridges section. Gosh! I was pure torture. 8 reps, then 8 again the 16 reps double time! Yikes! I couldn't finish the bridges section, but I did the rest : the bar exercises (I used a straight backed chair instead as I have no bar in my house).

I felt good to sweat it out! But the best part was the cold shower afterwards oh, and the cold drink!

  
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SAMMIESMOM13 8/5/2013 8:59PM

    I wish I had your fortitude. I'm too lazy. :(

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MISSCUS 8/4/2013 10:04AM

    GOOD FOR YOU!! I would like to find the DVD you are using, lower body is my weak point. Strong legs is a wonderful thing to work towards. If I can find the DVD, I'll try it with you, how's that?? You've sparked me!!
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CARL-ASCHLUGE 8/3/2013 11:35AM

    But you were active! That's great!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/3/2013 11:04AM

    It's great to do new workouts. Your muscles respond when you change it up. Good job!

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HOLLYM48 8/3/2013 10:16AM

    Way to go. Those new exercises show new muscles ways to work out!

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GAYLLYNNE 8/3/2013 9:48AM

    That's awesome!! You go!!

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KKKAREN 8/3/2013 9:23AM

    those DVD's can be deceiving!

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walk/chat today

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I had an upsetting convo with a friend earlier today. She told me some upsetting things that she's heard about me. I responded as positively and maturedly as I could. I told her that if it's my behavior that's the problem, that I was willing to change if I could find out what is it I've done that offends people.

As a result of that convo (it was an online convo), I didn't feel like doing an exercise DVD like I planned. Plus I had dinner right after the convo, so I didn't want to do heavy exercise on a full stomach. So, I decided to go for a walk in the park in front of my house and ran into a neighbor, we spent like more than 10 rounds round the park just walking and talking.

I felt better after that chat and I also managed to get some exercise in. True, I didn't sweat as much than if I actually did a DVD but it's better than nothing.

Don't get me wrong, my friend that I talked to online wasn't meaning to hurt me. I'm just surprised that some people can be so mean! I mean, she wasn't mean, but the people spreading rumours about me to her were. I mean, they do have a point but they weren't exactly 100% accurate or nice. But the only person I can change is myself, I can't change them. I'm trying to be objective, but it still hurt.

  
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MISSCUS 8/4/2013 10:09AM

    You did well. You also seem quite mature in the way you handled yourself. It's always the hardest thing to see ourselves the way others see us. But, it's a good thing, it helps us mature. You're a good kind woman and we all love you on the Chi team. I just love your blogs too.

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STRONGERLEANER 8/1/2013 3:57PM

    People can be hateful, judgemental, and rude. I think it's big of you to be open-minded enough to listen to what is being said.

I think your walk was a great idea. The chat with your neighbor probably helped in ways your DVD could not.

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KELLIEBEAN 8/1/2013 12:06PM

    Beautifully handled!

All you can do is be the best version of yourself you can be and not worry about what anyone says!



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ALICEART2010 8/1/2013 10:29AM

    You handled that well.

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Yay! My PC is back from repairs!!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My LAN card was faulty, meaning I couldn't connect with the internet. My modem was fine but I had to leave my baby at the repairshop for half a day! But my baby the PC is back now!!!! Yay!!!!

Typing on the tab can be a pain, give me a regular old keyboard anyday!!!!!

On the exercise front, I forced myself to do cardio dance DVD today and I'm so glad I did!!!! I may not bust any moves like Julleinne Hough but I did get moving. I sweated quite a bit too. I usually don't sweat much during my walks. Which means I should do more workout DVDs, I guess!!!

The cold shower afterwards felt so good. I had to shower quickly because I wanted to get my PC back before the shop closes! I usually cool down by taking a short walk after doing a DVD, well, I didn't have time to do that today!!!! I'm so glad my baby is back! Even if she's 7 years old, the IT repairman suggested that I replace her with a more modern one, but I'm kinda attached to her, even if she IS very slow!

  
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PAULA3420 7/31/2013 2:29PM

    emoticon on you workout, sounds like you had FUN!! I can hardly stand it when my PC is gone or not working. Feels like things are falling into place for you. That is wonderful news. SO happy for you. emoticon


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DJ4HEALTH 7/31/2013 12:00AM

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MISSCUS 7/30/2013 9:24PM

    I don't replace my computer until it is slower than I am. LOL, that may become less often as I become older.
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CORTNEY-LEE 7/30/2013 10:05AM

    Great job on the workout!



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SQUIRRELLYONE 7/30/2013 9:31AM

    Good for you for getting the workout in! And welcome home, PC! :)

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Don't feel like exercising right now!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I'm supposed to be doing an exercise DVD right now, but what am I doing instead? Surfing the net, chatting and sparking! in an air-conditioned room! it's waaaay too hot ourside! Don't want to get heatstroke! But that's just an excuse! sigh! But ppl have actually died in heatstrokes! But I should be used to the heat by now, after all, I'm Malaysian!

I wish I could just get up, pop in a DVD and just DO IT!!!!! But I feel like a stroll later this evening! I did do some ab work on Tuesday and my abs are still feeling it now!

So, maybe, I'll just go easy on myself today and walk for an hour or so!

  
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FATHINSN 7/29/2013 8:25PM

    If it's too hot, better do something light or try to be somewhere cooler to do your workout, you don't want to suffer heat stroke!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/29/2013 9:08AM

    I know how you feel. Sometimes I just have to force myself to get up and go.

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MISSCUS 7/25/2013 4:30PM

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CHICA_BORICUA 7/25/2013 7:11AM

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FERRETLOVER1 7/25/2013 7:10AM

    Sometimes, you just have to give in to the urge NOT to exercise. Just be sure you DO exercise the next day!

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ARCHIMEDESII 7/25/2013 5:08AM

    You could always do the exercise DVD after you've done sparking. No one says you have to exercise at the same time every single day. it is okay to vary your routine.

And if you don't want to do the DVD, why not do a couple of Coach Nicole's workouts instead ? Her workouts are always fun.


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KPSSART 7/25/2013 4:40AM

    Hi,

I know that feeling very well. But sometimes the body just needs a rest. Have a nice walk.

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