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Mid-March 2014 Update

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My weight seems to hit plateau as neither increase nor reduce.

I'm starting to leave office late, again, even when I arrived early so have to fix that as return home late means I have to drive at night means more exhausted.

I started to include strength exercise and increased my workout intensity.

I believe that I'm stronger than 10 years earlier as I able to lift myself and swing at monkey bar - last time I injured my pride by not lasting more than 10s hanging from the bar LOL How I knew this? My cimpany invited personal trainers to demo exercises and they brought something like monkey bar and I jumped into that opportunity to hang, swing and even tried to lift my legs :D

I started to include fresh fruit in my breakfast, trying to adjust new meal plan which includes more fruit and vegetables.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SKATER787 4/9/2014 4:47PM

    Yes, you sound like you are stronger than before. What did you father have to say about you and KB? :)

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MISSDAISY23 3/24/2014 9:26PM

    Hi Fathin, emoticon

It sounds to me you are on the right track. So, do not worry too much if your weight neither up or down. You have a good plan so keep it up.

Take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon


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DEBADEAU 3/16/2014 5:46PM

    Don't let a plateau get you down, it happens! I try out new fruit and veggies all the time, because I wasn't into them much when I was younger. It's an adventure!

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THEEXERCISER 3/16/2014 12:41PM

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GEORGE815 3/16/2014 11:00AM

    Keep adding new stuff. Stick to what works.

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    Plateaus happen as your baody takes a rest and prepares for the rest of the journey.

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

emoticon Until Tomorrow!

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March 2014 Goals

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

My March 2014 goals:

### Overall Goals ###
1. Total 4K jump rope
2. Join Spark Team challenges
- Jump Rope Challenge = set monthly jump rope goal
- WarriorZ - ZWOW Challenge = 21-Day Spring Into March 2014
- Living Healthy In Our 20's and 30's = March Challenge
3. Do morning workouts

### Weekly/Fortnight Goals ###
1. Wk 3rd - 9th March (continued from Wk 24th Feb - 2nd Mar)
= restart morning ritual which includes morning exercises, wake up at about same time
2. Wk 10th - 23rd March
= start to include strength exercises
3. Wk 24th - 31st March (and continue to 6th April)
= start to include weights (dumbbells, kettlebells) into workout

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NSMANN 3/6/2014 7:41AM

    March is going to be a big month for you! emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 3/4/2014 7:56PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 3/4/2014 3:28PM

    Hi Fathin, emoticon

emoticon with your goals!!! emoticon emoticon

Take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon


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VALIENDRA 3/4/2014 10:08AM

    Do you mean 4000 jumps ? Wow ! This is a big goal but I'm certain you can achieve it! So Good luck and KEEP PUSHING =)

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Wk 10 - 23 Feb 2014: Recovery After Holiday

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The first 2 weeks after my vacation, I was recovering from negative effects of my trip - long flights, the held-back-till-back-home exhaustion, the reality that my vacation just ended, resetting my inner clock to my area's time zone.

I didn't go back doing exercises as I focus on to get full rest. I felt like I needed thousand years of hibernate in dark cave!

However, maybe it was fate's intervention mixed with my lack of discipline that I kept pushing back time to dive into bed at night - always after 11 pm and my worst nights were AFTER 1 am, which already on next day! I love to blame technologies (game apps, Internet, TV, bright lights in my bedroom) and demands for me to do things (I'm so weak to say no, uhuh), haha.

So, it was no surprise that at work, it was getting harder and harder to give my full 100%. Plus, I didn't get much time to ease back into my work, more like I jumped straight into the deep, high-concentrated work flow, made me felt I'm always drowning but somehow survive by the end of the day. AND I had my crucial work interview on the second day after I came back to work, still surprise I'm still breathing after the interview!

On Thursday of 2nd week, I finally reached into my maximum level of exhaustion (it was at work) that I gave in and got naptime. Woke up and felt much, much better compare to last several days - still a bit sleepy but no risk of falling asleep behind wheel or got into terrible incident because too sleepy equals to slower reaction! Nap is like magic cure, haha.

To sum up my two weeks, 10th to 23rd February 2014:
emoticon Terrible sleep quality! Didn't help that I kept falling asleep in the living room, on hard, cold tiled floor before I woke up and move my sleeping location to bedroom.
emoticon No exercise except outdoor team building activities on 13th February, it was my department's away day. I read somewhere that when you feel so tired, it's better to skip exercise and concentrate on getting rest first.
emoticon Fix my bloated, unease stomach issue. I tried several things such as cutting down possible food/drink that may cause excessive gas (burp or fart - can't say fart without laughter LOL), remedies like warm lemon drink first thing in the morning (I think this help to ease my troubled stomach), chew my food slowly rather than just swallow after once, twice munching.

Next: Wk 24 Feb - 9 Mar 2014: Restart Morning Ritual

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MARINEMAMA 2/27/2014 7:22PM

    Sleep is very important to us. Please take care of You!! emoticon

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CTONYAN 2/27/2014 1:06PM

    Hi. Just a tip. wheat and dairy will cause you to bloat! dairy especially with the farting thing..LOL

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Q1 for 100 Days of Exercise Challenge Result

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Earlier this month, I joined a 100 Days Exercise Challenge (Living Healthy In Our 20's and 30's Team) where I need to keep track my exercise minutes in a team forum:

This is what I did for the first 25 days (January 1st - 25th):
Day 1 = rest
Day 2 = 8-minute
Day 3 = 5-minute
Day 4 = 66-minute
Day 5 = rest (too tired from Day 4th LOL)
Day 6 = Active rest day with 2-min kettlebell swing
Day 7 = 25-minute
Day 8 = 38-minute
Day 9 = full rest day
Day 10 = Active rest day with 5-min kettlebell swing
Day 11 = Active rest day with 5-min kettlebell swing
Day 12 = 8-minute
Day 13 = 1-minute
Day 14 = 38-minute
Day 15 = 2-minute
Day 16 = 3-minute
Day 17 = 22-minute
Day 18 = 12-minute
Day 19 = rest day
Day 20 = rest day
Day 21 = 5-minute
Day 22 = 22-minute
Day 23 = 19-minute
Day 24 = 27-minute
Day 25 = 123-minute

Completed 1st quarter of the challenge! It does look like I got my minutes up and down, no pattern at all, haha. Looking forward to next quarter :D

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VW_STEPH 1/30/2014 2:46PM

    Looking good!

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MISSDAISY23 1/29/2014 11:43PM

    Hi Fathin, emoticon

emoticon and you are doing emoticon !

Take care & have a fabulous day!


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TAICHIDANCER 1/26/2014 7:16AM

    Check out my latest blog on exercise music if you want something to help get the blood flowing in the next quarter.

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ISLENAA 1/26/2014 5:58AM

  lots of active days and even active rest days...too good!!! wishing you continued progress, a great new quarter and an awesome week! emoticon emoticon

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Update: 30 on 30 List - I Got Goal #19

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Second goal reached :D So, another MYR 30 went into my "donate to our masjid" jar (actually, I'm using a tiny box, hehe). Now current total MYR 60, yay!

Here's my update:
#01 Burpees 30K
#02 Crunches 30K
#03 Jog/run 30K meters
#04 Jump rope 30K
#05 Jump squats 30K

#06 Jumping Jacks 30K
#07 Kettlebell swings 30x
#08 Office breaks 30K seconds
#09 Planks 30K seconds
#10 Pushup 30K

#11 Split lunges 30K
#12 Squats 30K
emoticon #13 Steps 30K = reached on January 6th
#14 Superman 30K seconds
#15 Tricep dips 30K

*** 30x goals ***
#16 Cleaning 30x
#17 Do Qiamullail 30 days
#18 Donate 30x
emoticon #19 Drink water 30 Litres = reached on January 11th
#20 Eat fruits at office 30 days

#21 Fast 30 days
#22 Find 30 happy things to do
#23 Read non-fiction 30 books
#24 Tidy work desk 30x
#25 Try 30 recipes

#26 Try new food/drink 30 types
#27 Visit SparkPage 30x
#28 Watch 30 never-seen movies
#29 Wear red 30 days
#30 Wish "Happy Birthday" to 30 people

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MISSDAISY23 1/15/2014 4:11PM

    emoticon Another goal met!

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