FATHINSN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FATHINSN FATHINSN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Dec 29: Expected & Unexpected: Books & Insects http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840428 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1174412461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's really nice to have an online bookstore to gift wrap my book order and this always happen every year, during my birthday month - one advantage of having birthday in festive holidays, hehe. <BR> <BR> Today I got expected and unexpected. <BR> <BR> I expected to get my book delivery so I was looking forward to get my books, yay! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542067995.jpg"> <BR> <B... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:13:04 EST Dec 28: 2014 Birthday Wishes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839680 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l606865991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have lots of wishes, I could say as many as leaves on a mango tree at our backyard, haha. But I narrow them into 6 wishes, my favourite number :D <BR> #1 Weight always below 60 kg <BR> ~ I'm always happy with my weight always below 60 kg or to be precise, between 55 kg and 60 kg :D The numbers on scale are my first warning for my health decline. Usually when my weight creep to 60 kg or more, I usually at my wors... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:01:25 EST Dec 27: Kitty's Afternoon Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839175 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161072092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had mixed emotions: grateful because my cat, Kate, caught the snake before it could creep into our home; horrified because she ate the snake till just tiny bit left; panic because what if she got poisoned! <BR> <BR> I put that collar with bell as an experiment, to see if she will have harder time to catch anything. Apparently, nothing can stop her, haha. I'm ok with the catching but the eating part, uhuh. When t... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:52:27 EST Dec 26: Expected Lunch Turned Differently http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838715 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1925880969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A friend wanted to bring me out lunch today to celebrate my birthday. There's a restaurant that served chocolate fondue and as I've no idea what's chocolate fondue, he wanted me to try that. He said this on last Monday. <BR> <BR> I think he forgot and I didn't want to remind him before lunch time - I don't like to remind people about their promise on buying me lunch, haha. So, I just went to a cafe downstairs, go... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:54:28 EST Dec 25: My Birthday Is Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838233 It's my birthday today, yay! Got a birthday cake from my parents - chocolate strawberry cake, yum! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811004606.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l783003583.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633608006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I thought to myself, this is my 31st birthday, it's a good time to restart again after I've skip my plan when I went to my holiday earlier this month. I dunno why when ... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:58:24 EST Day 042: Another Rant Blog X( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828035 I'm so sleepy today because of long work day, lots of walking, so I'll be quick on today's blog. <BR> <BR> Today, I had lots of printing (helping a colleague, part of my "supporting the client" job) and dateline was today! Couldn't ask vendor to do this as it will take more time to wait for their price and another waiting for them to give the printout. Anyhow, I send lots of printing, hundreds of pages so it was no surprise that others will have to wait for my printout to finish printing (un... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:55:30 EST Day 041: A Visit To A Doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827366 Finally, I dragged myself to see a doctor about my current illness and I also checked with him about my blood and urine test results. <BR> <BR> First, we discussed about my blood test results. Everything was normal except for two things but he said it was probably caused by my blood loss from my period. I had the test during my period and I'm always have heavy blood flow. But the number wasn't alarming so he let it pass for now. The urine test result was all clear so also no worry. <BR> <BR... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:06:40 EST Day 040: Upgrade to Cough Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826737 Today, my throat was so itchy, I had maddening urge to keep coughing or worse, to scratch inside my throat! Maybe it's time for me to see the doctor but I still want to try self-fix by getting proper rest (which apparently I still fail to get). <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, if my condition is still bad, I will see the doctor. Besides, I also want to discuss on my blood test result. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 02:21:09 EST Day 039: Sneeze-A-Lot Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826258 Yeah, that what I called myself LOL <BR> <BR> Lots of sneezing today, must be from my cold. Thankfully, not enough to make my nose runny, hehe. Started to get itchy throat, too, coughing few times. Maybe I need to see my doctor before I start my vacation! <BR> <BR> Second day of wearing my new boots, this time I wore with jeans instead of skirts like yesterday. Definitely more showing off coz my jeans didn't hide my boots as much as my long skirt LOL I tried to walk further compare to previ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:25:10 EST Day 038: Heavy Rain, So Tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825675 I think I caught cold. My body felt aches, I was so tired, so sleepy. Plus since I woke up till about noon, it rained non-stop, alternating between drizzle and heavy pour. I decided to work from home till the weather improved - not going tried to survive driving in heavy rain! - but then Dad offered to drive me to the office (he also had business to do). <BR> <BR> On bright side, I wore my red boots first time outside my practice range LOL I felt so much taller with the additional 3.25", wal... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 09:21:22 EST Day 037: Fun Thing To Do During Rain #02 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825063 Taking pictures with my cats! <BR> <BR> Well, actually, it was more like torso shot with my cats coz I had a new t-shirt with a cat picture given by my parents from a trip to a city with name means cat, hehe. Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:49:22 EST Day 036: Watch New Movie Today :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824577 It was Mockingjay Part 1 (Hunger Games book 3). Watched this movie with a friend, the first show of the day, before lunch time. I've read the book so I knew what to expect but the scenes still hit me hard. There was even one scene that I cried. The story pulled me hard, some scenes were disturbing. And the song Katniss sang was so haunted. <BR> <BR> Can't wait for Part 2! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:56:17 EST Day 035: Fun Thing To Do During Rain #01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824183 Morning. Heavy rain. Just arrived at office. Got out from my car and landed in puddle of water. Got both my feet soaking wet. <BR> <BR> So, what did I do with this situation, especially when I don't want to have lingering sadness every time during raining? I just enjoyed hopping from one puddle to another, making small splash everywhere, got my clothes even wet. I even did small jog while still holding my umbrella. <BR> <BR> If you have watched the rain scene in one of Austin Power movies w... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:20 EST Day 034: I Got My November Love Today, Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823788 After nearly 96 hours of waiting, now I'm the proud owner of a pair of dark red leather boots, yay! <BR> I saw them last Sunday, told myself to wait and decide whether I should have them or not. <BR> <BR> Then today, Thursday, I decided to go to the shop and try them. If fit, I will buy them but if not, don't let myself get too disappointed. I told the store assistant to get size 6 and 7 coz depends on the shoes design, my feet can be either sizes. They checked their inventory and said not a... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:45:43 EST Day 033: Let's Make World Smile With You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823234 I read an article in SparkPeople, "7 Good Reasons to Smile": <BR> 1. Smiling can make you happy (even when you're not). <BR> ~ I think this work make my mood lift up even if just a tiny little bitty inch away from my sadness/anger. Though when I'm mad, my smile more evil than usual LOL <BR> <BR> 2. Smiling can make others happy. <BR> ~ Definitely agree on this! Especially when someone gives a sincere smile :D <BR> <BR> 3. Smiling makes you more attractive <BR> ~ Strongly agree. Maybe becau... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:57:20 EST Day 032: Small Victory, Big Grin :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822680 Today. I received a small token from a team lead as appreciation for what I did to his team. I was so, so happy because that was a sign a team lead recognize my effort :D Yes, that was part of my job description but when someone acknowledge what I did, I always feel like I want to do a small victory dance LOL <BR> <BR> It's enough people says thanks but don't say bad things about me afterwards as if I don't do anything! Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:32:29 EST Day 031: On My Second Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822137 Step into my second month since Hijr New Year, also my new restart, yay! In that short 30 days, I learned a lot, experienced ups and downs, even shared lots of my tantrums here LOL <BR> <BR> One thing I have rediscovered about myself: my hot-blooded, big temper has never gone forever, just buried so deep and once a while, there are some sparks but not yet full blown. <BR> <BR> Yeah, all those blogs about how I felt so frustrated, so angry, those are still sparks, you don't want to see my fu... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:20:22 EST Day 030: Today's Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821461 A pair of red boots! When I saw them today while accompany my mom for her shoes hunting, I immediately fall in love coz I love the rugged soles, the red shade, the heel, love everything! <BR> <BR> Going to give myself few days to calm down, to rethink if I really need those boots, let my practical side give me advices, hehe. I usually prefer comfy than pretty for shoes but these boots, even though I haven't tried them yet, I really, really love them! Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:43:17 EST Day 029: A Very Sunny Day :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821027 Good day for laundry, even my hand wash jeans dried before dusk :D <BR> <BR> Nice day for a drive though with full blast air-con in the car, hehe. <BR> <BR> Very fun day for cats to run around as no rain to hinder them to play and hang out in the sun. <BR> <BR> The not much plus side was I felt so dehydrated and got headache, hehe. <BR> <BR> In short, a sunny day with a bit of charred at edge LOL Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:15:43 EST Day 028: Always Feel Great After A Thanks :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820566 Today, quite a tiring day, kept moving from one place to another. Should be a stressful day, made me very grumpy, right? <BR> <BR> No way! Everytime people said "Thanks, you did great helping us", I felt "reboot"! Even tonight, when I spend couple of hours helping our people on site and in end of our session, they said thanks, I felt so ridiculously happy *BIG GRIN. <BR> <BR> Which is why I want to focus on the positive things like people who appreciate & acknowledge what I've done to them ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:02:46 EST Day 027: I've Been Thinking ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819949 ... perhaps I saw things in wrong light. Maybe why they were harsh at me because they think I can handle how hard they push me, maybe they trust me to do even more challenging things, try to push my limit. <BR> <BR> Hmm. <BR> <BR> Or maybe they don't know what to do with me, how to response at me, haha. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I need to focus on doing my job even better than I did in past. I'm still in probation period since I get converted into permanent position (I was a contractor for nearly ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:56:01 EST Day 026: Think Positive! Work Harder & Smarter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819469 I'm very fortunate to have friends, both offline & online, to support and give me great advices :) THANKS, EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> My plan to bounce off this sadness & helpless feeling: <BR> #1 Think +ve! And I can surround myself around +ve energy people who are my operational contacts.Even through most stressful time, they can still joke around :) <BR> <BR> #2 Work Harder & Smarter! I need to present myself as much harder worker, a much smarter staff eho bring more benefits into company. I du... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:58:58 EST Day 025: Nearly Midnight & Very Sad :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818871 Another disaster happened at work today. My intention was good but apparently how I act made others angry. Worse, one of those guys contacted my supervisor, complained about how disappointing I acted. Basically, I did two steps - the second step was my bad judgement so I should stop at first step. I admitted my fault to my supervisor but what made me sad was how my supervisor reacted, like I was a very big disappointment. Why do I feel like whatever mistake I did, it's like my team members th... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:40:33 EST Day 024: Fasting. Tired. Sleepy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818234 I don't think fasting was the only reason why I felt so tired and sleepy when I came back home. <BR> <BR> Last night, I tossed around ages in bed (probably an hour more than I usually take when I lie down to sleep, which is usually I only take few minutes to doze off. Then I had terrible nightmare about rescuing my kitten from getting eaten by a big black snake than both kitten and I got bit then everything became more weird when one of my colleagues appeared in my dream as the emergency cre... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:48:51 EST Day 023: Updated My 30 On 30 List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817630 I made my 30 on 30 list but didn't update frequently even though most of them have completed. <BR> From 30 items, I have completed all except 5: <BR> - Jog/run = 30 km (I rarely jog, haha) <BR> - Planks = 30 sets (I usually tried other core exercise) <BR> - Superman = 30 sets (I usually find this so ridiculously to do when people is watching LOL) <BR> - Try recipes = 30 recipes (I usually avoid cooking, hehe) <BR> - Visit SparkPage & cheer people = 30 SP pages (this year, I rarely visit other... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:44:36 EST Day 022: My Cat Loves Gold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817057 Gold is kitty's best friend"" - that's my new quote for today LOL <BR> <BR> This morning, spend my time outside played with my cats while back of my neck probably get sun tanned (I never get sunburned but get sun tan very dark, haha). One cat seemed to "love" my gold bracelet that she kept biting the bracelet, probably a sign of love or just want to chew her new "prey". <BR> <BR> Of course, my hand became a victim of biting but just lovey-dovey kitty bites, haha. <BR> <BR> I also found out... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 02:30:08 EST Day 021: Day 21 of Probiotic Supplements But ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816572 ... I don't feel much better for my stomach. My doctor suggested I tried the probiotic supplements for 30 days and today is my 21st day. I stopped taking other supplements as another doctor suggested that some supplements may cause gassy problem. I also taking less milk, just in case. The only thing I have no control are garlics and onions in cooking as in our cultures, those are main ingredients and most of time, it wasn't me who prepared meals. If beef the main cause, I rarely eat meat beca... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:24:26 EST Day 020: Feel Much, Much Better :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816033 After I read comments (advices, actually) on my blog from previous day, I felt much better and I had this little skip at each step, felt stronger, too. I worked much more faster, move a lot around the office instead of depending on electronics to send messages/discussion. <BR> <BR> Usually the reasons I move around a lot: <BR> #1 I need to stretch my legs and rest my eyes after sitting too long facing the computer doing work <BR> #2 to distract myself from getting tempted to browse around In... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:56:30 EST Day 019: The Day After Bad Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815355 Other than rain-triggered-SAD, yesterday I was so unhappy for rest of the day because of bad performance review at work. I was quite surprised about my boss' review about my performance because my former bosses always said I did great job. Some of the bad points, I could accept but there was one point that I couldn't accept but was so stunned at the time I heard about it that I didn't defend myself (it was as if my mind went numb). Apparently, I have too selective response towards different p... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:50:38 EST Day 018: Rain Makes Me SAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814764 There's a type of depression that called SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder. <BR> <BR> I think I might have this condition. Especially when it's raining, this reminds me of a guy who I really like about 5 years ago and he once commented about rain in a very sweet way then I had my heartbreak when I knew he already taken so definitely ruined any good feeling about raining. <BR> <BR> Stupid, huh? <BR> <BR> That's what I think Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:32:08 EST Day 017: A Cloudy Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813929 Yeah, that what I'm feeling till now. My head, my movement, I feel as cloudy as the weather. I even typo MY OWN NAME couple of times LOL <BR> <BR> Also felt like want to cry, maybe my mood is really reflecting the weather outside, haha. <BR> <BR> Now it's heavily raining, I hope I'm not going to cry as loud as the rain tapping the roof, uhuh. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:51:07 EST Day 016: Such A Nice Day To Cozy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813401 Woke up with heavy rain, what a nice day to cuddle under blanket :D <BR> <BR> Not a good day if you have lots of laundry, haha. <BR> <BR> About mid morning, rain stop but it still felt oh, so wonderfully lazy day. <BR> <BR> Till late afternoon, the day wasn't too sunny, not hot, not cloudy. <BR> <BR> And now, it's raining again. Such a nice Sunday with not too hot, not too cold, just a nice day to hang out at home. <BR> <BR> And I've never feel the strong urge to be online whole day, mus... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 06:17:18 EST Day 015: Surprise, Surprise! No Soreness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812916 Wow, I haven't feel any soreness ... yet ... from my jogging and lower body workout yesterday. Kinda weird because I always expect that will come on the next day, haha. <BR> <BR> Maybe my body recovers faster or much more stronger? Yesterday was just my second day of jogging for 5K Walk/Jog Program and also second day of lower body exercise for Week 2 Strength Plan. Maybe because I spend longer time for cool down and stretches :D <BR> <BR> This week, I did four different cardio - on ellipti... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 05:01:17 EST Day 014: Totally Killed My Legs LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812454 First, after work, afternoon, I went to a park, did 5K Walk/Jog Program Week 1 Day 2, got extra 0.7 km compare to last time 2.8 km and I think I jog faster, too :D Total 43-min, 3.5 km walk/jog, YEAH!!! <BR> <BR> Then at home, night, I did 3-min jump rope (total 250x jumps; 5 rounds of 50x) and 13-min lower body exercises (various lunges). Another killer, haha. <BR> <BR> And I feel so great now *BIG GRIN <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, definitely will feel the impact so plan a whole no-exercise day XD Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:10:22 EST Day 013: Why I Need A Large Hot Double Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811607 So early in the morning, just arrived at office and I already had my large hot double chocolate. <BR> <BR> WHY?!! <BR> <BR> On my drive towards office this morning, I encountered five irritating things: <BR> #1 a driver who didn't move when the traffic light already turned green and when I honked him/her, that pesky driver drove off at amber light and I couldn't pass because the light already turned red. <BR> <BR> #2 a motorcyclist who was leisurely riding on his bike while smoking then he... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 22:03:32 EST Day 012: Walk Jog Week 1 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811177 I want to overcome my hatred towards running so today I joined a SparkPeople program, 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Training Program: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/training<BR>-program.asp?p=4 </link> <BR> <BR> It's a 5 weeks program, just enough time before my vacation in December :D Actually, today I planned to jog with my friend but she couldn't make it because of a personal obligation. So, I browsed through SparkPeople to see if there's any program that fit my preferences. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:32:25 EST Day 011: Lunges Night :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810552 Three lunges exercises tonight - reverse lunge; side lunge; lunge press (more like lunge pulse). The first two, I used a pair of 3.5 kg dumbbells. All 3 rounds of 10 reps. <BR> <BR> And tomorrow, I'm planning to jog so maybe I will crawl because I'll definitely very, very sore because of all these lunges, haha. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:02:37 EST Day 010: Purrfect Reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809859 Tonight, I finally reunite with my cat that barely past 6 months old. She was missing since last Friday and I've been meow-calling her around the house, hoping she was still somewhere nearby. I pray to meet her again, safe and healthy. <BR> <BR> And tonight, as usual, I cat-called her and I heard faint meowing. People might think this is weird but I kinda recognize her voice LOL After several minutes (felt like hours!) of meowing, trying to find the source, I heard her voice clearly from our... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:34:13 EST Day 009: Karate Kid Task http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809198 Spend my morning scrubbing the bathroom's floor - squat down, using brush not broom. Now I knew how during old times when people scrub floor, haha. And I sort of used the Karate Kid style - clockwise then anticlockwise. And I alternate my hands, too. <BR> <BR> Good workout for non-exercise activity :D Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:58:15 EST Day 008: Finally, My Own Raccoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808522 After weeks of waiting, I finally got my own raccoon! Actually, the first store I went, they were all sold out on first day. I felt so disappointed (I even cried a little LOL) because I was looking forward to have one and I always stared at the raccoon's picture everytime I went to the store.. But the store assistant told us we could try another branch and yay, there were several of them :D <BR> <BR> Here's my Raccoon :D <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211665882.jpg"... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 07:49:43 EST Day 007: Completed Week 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808009 Seven days since my restart, since Hijr New Year :D <BR> <BR> Based on my strength training plan, I've done week 1, yay! <BR> The plan was to do three days strength training (Monday/Wednesday/Friday), full body workout. <BR> For each day, I did 3 sets of: <BR> - Squat to Curl to Press with a pair of 3.5 kg dumbbells, 5 reps (from squat to bicep curl to press the weight above head) 5 reps <BR> - Woodchop lunge with a 3.5 kg dumbbells (bring the weight across to other side while lunge down) 5 ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:09:25 EST Day 006: I'm Late! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807865 (Thursday, October 30, 2014) <BR> Woke up late, had to skip my morning workout. Culprit: Slept late on previous night because I couldn't stop myself from finishing a book. Whoever said reading is good before bed is definitely not a reader LOL <BR> <BR> Good news is I could have a full day rest. My plan was to hop on the elliptical trainer for my morning exercise but on the other hand, I think I deserve to have a full day rest after three days of workouts :D <BR> <BR> Oh, something fun: I to... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:48:37 EST Day 005: I'm A Whale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806865 The day went by with no incident. But after dinner tonight, I felt so bloated! Gah, there must be something wrong with my intestine (that's my doctor's theory). But my doctor said try the probiotic supplements for 30 days and I'm just on day #5. <BR> <BR> On brighter news, I still kept close to my exercise schedule (though it was disaster for other activities that I suppose to do in my schedule, haha). I hop onto my elliptical trainer this morning with some guys crooning fast beat songs then... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:03:46 EST Day 004: Sore Thighs, Butt LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806252 Yesterday, I did 5 reps of squat-curl-press, 5 reps of woodchop lunge, 10 reps of calf raise, all three rounds. I used just 3.5 kg dumbbells, I think just nice for small reps, hehe. <BR> <BR> And today, I cursed repeatly (in my head, haha) to Mr Horrible Squat - my thighs and butt are so sore till now. I couldn't lift my legs without feeling aches, even when step up or down those little steps that seemed to be everywhere at my walking path. I felt like a crab walking with bow-leg style. Or a... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:25:47 EST Day 003: Sluggish Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805399 Today, first day of my new schedule :D I woke up an hour after what I planned so had to slightly rush into my workout. Which is OK coz that made me more awake than slowly going about my morning, haha. But I consider this as a sluggish start because I started everything much later and I missed doing one item. But when I think about it, maybe I should cross out that one item because I don't think I can get anything into my brain first thing in the morning - that missed one item was study for 30... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:30:29 EST Day 002: Draft 1-Week Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804857 I spend my morning creating my next week schedule, I hope this will help me to keep on track. Created some icons to represent my activities, I used pencil to draw, maybe I'll colour my schedule to make it look more striking, hehe. <BR> <BR> It was rainy, drizzling, so my mood was kinda sluggish. Something about raining always affect my mood, haha. Other than creating the schedule, I spend most of my time today watching a couple of movies, listening to NSYNC songs on YouTube. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:16:23 EST Day 001: Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804245 It's New Year for Hijr Calendar (we have three New Years in my country - Gregorian, Chinese and Hijr calendars, hehe). So, it's a good start point to start (again =P). After I met a doctor yesterday, finally have a good push with what to do everytime I feel feverish after two weeks of exercise, I want to try again. <BR> <BR> Big reasons why I keep failing with my workout plan and get started with my study: Lack of commitment (does that mean I'm a person who's afraid of commitment LOL), easi... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:06:54 EST Restart My 30 List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751468 Earlier this year, I started to do items in my "30 on 30" list and since my vacation in February, I lost track what I should update <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So, I'm restarting, tracking from 1st August to 24th December 2014 (before my birthday <em>383</em> ) <BR> <BR> Out of my 30 items, I have done two; got total 30,000 steps and drinking water 30 Litres. So, I told to myself, let's change goal, do lesser number than the intimidating, scary figures <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Burpees ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 03:27:59 EST Mid-March 2014 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649047 My weight seems to hit plateau as neither increase nor reduce. <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> I started to include strength exercise and increased my workout intensity. <BR> <BR> 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 hangin... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:57:58 EST March 2014 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639350 My March 2014 goals: <BR> <BR> ### Overall Goals ### <BR> 1. Total 4K jump rope <BR> 2. Join Spark Team challenges <BR> - Jump Rope Challenge = set monthly jump rope goal <BR> - WarriorZ - ZWOW Challenge = 21-Day Spring Into March 2014 <BR> - Living Healthy In Our 20's and 30's = March Challenge <BR> 3. Do morning workouts <BR> <BR> ### Weekly/Fortnight Goals ### <BR> 1. Wk 3rd - 9th March (continued from Wk 24th Feb - 2nd Mar) <BR> = restart morning ritual which includes morning exercises... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:43:34 EST