Sunday, August 01, 2010
I was so excited to start my weekend - going to do half of my Declutter & Cleanup Challenge's list. But I didn't take the probability of hot, hot weather, made me headache almost all day for both Saturday and Sunday. Although, I was proud to do my laundry (by hands, not machine!) and finish ironing of three-quarter of my dry laundry that need to be ironed - going to do more after wrote this blog. Sadly, I wasn't made any dent on my clutter in the bedroom - just adding more stuffs. But on my defense, those two days are too hot and opening windows wasn't an option to air the room as (my mom's theory and don't want to against it) frequently open the windows equals to making the window much easier for robbers to use the windows as their break-in gateway. But, I still able to keep the top of my drawers where I keep all my skincare and makeup products organize even though the rest of the bedroom was too shameful to declare itself as sweet bedroom
I wonder if I able to get complete my pre-plan of my new program aka Declutter & Cleanup Challenge before end of next week, 8 August. Just barely before start of Ramadhan, fasting month. I really, really need to shoo away my laziness of clearing my clutter at my personal space.
On other updates, I think finishing the whole bottle of low-fat yogurt drink 700 ml in a week is a very, very bad idea. Upon drinking the strawberry flavour this week on third day, I noticed that the taste got a bit bitter (or sharper sensation at stomach?) and it might be sign that I shouldn't keep it for a week. So, starting next week, I'll cut one week to 3-day, should be safer and still in my food budget
Oh, and news about my broken elliptical machine? Apparently, after I changed back the resistance level from 5 to 1, the machine worked again . I tested the machine by increasing the resistance again - 1 till 3 felt OK but when I changed to 4, I felt the pedaling movement a bit not smooth as if something restricted the belt in the machine, nearly similar with how bicycle's chain not properly adjusted. Maybe it's time to sell it, buy a new one - there's a promotion on elliptical machine in a fitness store that supposedly no complain from customers. Oh well, sometimes I think the machine problem is a sign to get me to start do exercise outdoor instead of stuck at home.
Bonus: On Friday, went to buy more of my Clinique skincare - nearly out of my sunblock and eye cream. I need to have extra care on my skin, I easily get tanned and weather here is so bright and sunny, which is my current favourite weather . Got a nice bargain - bought the products at certain amount and received goodies, which fortunately, everything except that Turnaround Instant Facial I can use. Looks like I'm back to use Clinique! Oh, and good deed for the week - I smiled to the Clinique girl who looked so exhausted after long string of customers and corrected the cashier when she gave me less than the actual total amount - it was one of those days we got 5x bonus points of what we purchased, so it was no surprise they looked tired.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
So excited to finish up my ironing but once I arrived at home, the drowsiness hit me full impact. Luckily, I've enough energy to change my bed sheet and pillow cases, clear up things that are not bed accessories from the bed. Two things checked off from my Declutter & Cleanup Challenge - #1 Make sure the bed sheet is changed weekly and #2 Remove any non-sleep related from the bed. So, sleep report for that night - more restful than previous day!
I was so hungry yesterday, I ate full bowl of rice instead of half bowl as usual . Felt a bit guilty (but cheered up a little as I got my favourite veggie!) but it was end of month and I need to keep my budget on line, so had to do the alternative menu instead of usual lunch menu (half bowl rice+1 cup cooked veggie+chicken+2 cups fresh fruits). Word of advice: when feeling very down, sad or bad mood, don't go to shopping mall where all wrong decision can be made, which I did early this year, an elephant-big dent on my monthly budget
Bonus: My cat, Arnab (Rabbit in english, because of his tail curl up like a rabbit ) is always happy to see me which help boost up my mood after long day working at office!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Last week, I was so low energy to do anything - bombared by phone calls from teams whole weak, my elliptical machine just broke down when I was so excited to start my program, my mom kept threathening to throw away all my cats, it was my monthly period, I kept getting frustrated on how guys are so coward to approach me since I'm a teenager
So, this Monday, I created new strategy - instead of doing my program straightaway, I'm going to do pre-plan. Quote my mom, "Do what you need to do before you go out to do what you want" so I think I better declutter my stuffs in my bedroom and all those goods/junks that I collect since I remember. Besides, how am I going to start walking and running if I can't find my sport socks? Good thing my other workout clothes are "manageable" so I still can do workout at home with mats and videos. So, this is my challenge to myself: Declutter & Cleanup Bedroom before or by Sunday, August 8th!!!
Last night, I didn't sleep too well, felt like the rest was too short, I think I able to get 5.5hours of sleep. I had a headache, the room was quite hot - had to turn on the air-conditioner for a while.
And I'm so proud of myself - I managed to eat 5 servings of veggie/fruits , more than what I plan (2 servings daily)! And the thinly sliced of fried, very fresh mackerel for dinner , nyummy! Unfortunately, I drank 2 litres, couldn't managed to drink up to 3 litres. As if no workout, no lots of active movements of the day, no urge to drink more.
Bonus: I clearup the table after dinner, which I normally so lazy to do. It's my unwritten chore at home and even though my mom didn't remark on it, I'm so proud I managed to do it without complaining. Oh, and I got to watched Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area 5 leisurely, without interruption. That's a guy can make my heart beat wildly with his wicked smile, haha (so tempted to upload his picture here but I don't want others to drool, hehe).
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Exercise? A big NO-NO as it was my first day of period, had all the aches and cramps, especially at lower body (though mysteriously, my arms but maybe because of jumping rope and jack on previous day, haha), overly tired so suddenso famished and had this huge urge to eat in big bulks of food and most of all, very thirsty. So, I just rest and hope on next day, I can do a bit of walking at park if the weather is fine not raining (it's for my 12-week walking program that I might do in 36 weeks, haha).
The good thing about this day, I slept early and woke up by myself, no alarm, no one to knock on my door. I felt rested (not counted the period cramps, though) and I think I managed to sleep 7 hours!
I just barely drink about 2 and quarter litre even though I was so thirsty, I haven't got the strength to walk down the aisle to get refill (at office) and at home, I refill for my third litres but just managed to drink a quarter of it. My appetite also went downhill as I just wanted to rest and ease my cramps (maybe that why I slept early, hehe).
In short, my period is my first obstacle and the worse effects (aches, cramps, moody, bad appetite to eat) will last in about 3, 4 days but I'm still positive enough to have a bright hope that I can overcome this obstacle (which happen monthly, haha).
Monday, July 19, 2010
My first day of using my new program, I hope by logging what I did based on the program will keep me on track but more enjoyable than last time
It was my cardio day, initially I want to do 20 minutes cardio (including warm up and cool down) then do 5 minutes stretching. But an unexpected incident happen - when I nearly finish my 1st interval, the machine just stuck, couldn't move! (note: 2 minutes high intensity then 1 minute rest, need to do 4 interval sets on elliptical machine) We just send the elliptical to get fixed early this year and the machine is just barely 2 years old! So, I just hop off and proceed to my contigency plan - jumping rope 5 minutes (managed to do 145 rounds, hehe) and jumping jack 3 minutes (100x for my jumping jack challenge). Then I march, walk around my living room for 4 minutes for cool down and cool down my temper (at the elliptical machine). Did 5 minutes stretching and that was the only thing according to plan, haha.
I able to drink 3 litres of water ( and eat 3 servings of veggie/fruits (pumpkin, cabagge and a big orange, managed to cut it without messing it too much, hehe). Throughout the day, I drank water, eat some snacks and I think I managed to not overindulge during lunch and dinner
Unfortunately, I managed to sleep about quarter after 23:00 and woke up next day quarter after 05:00. But the best thing, I'd uninterrupted sleep, I didn't do my pre-main-sleep sleep in living room but I just sleep directly in my bedroom
Bonus of the day: I did mask twice before I sleep- one for acne and another for pores, afterwards my face felt clean like scrubbed floor . And I also shampoo and conditioner my hair after my workout, also felt nice and commercial-like with flinging my hair around, haha.
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