Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thoughts of #Life

I looked left, and then right. I see cars hustling down the street, I see businessmen getting in and out of their limousines, I see white collar workers busy working on their documents, I see air stewardesses looking oh so pretty in their petite uniforms walking down the departure hall, I see elderlies dozing off in the waiting hall, I see kids running around in their cheeky smiles.. I see I see and I see. 

Life seems so wonderful ( apart from the world debating about the apocalypse- NO, THE MAYANS ARE PROBABLY LAUGHING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEIR PRANK IS FINALLY WORKING! - if you get what I mean) ... so perfect.. so flawless. But there are more than it shows. Behind every happy faces might not have a fairy tale and behind every frown may not be a tragedy. Assumptions assumptions.. 

As I'm writing this.. I'm sitting on a tall stool, at the corner of Starbucks. Hoping for a miracle, hoping for somebody I love to re-appear right before my eyes. "Exactly an hour till I leave this place", I just reminded myself. A flight to catch.. a flight that somehow.. I didn't feel like hopping onto. But I'm going home. I'm confused. I need guidance. I need to find peace. 

A constant battle with myself. Been fighting throughout my life, my teenage years. I'm tired.. I really am. Done things that I shouldn't have, done things that I never knew I would (or maybe I actually knew I would) I don't know. So much thoughts running through my mind. All I need right now is to find peace, find that gem in my heart.. that gem that will be with me for the rest of my life.

"10 minutes till the departure gate closes". I better hurry.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Easiest way to burn calories!

 3.09am and I'm still wide awake, researching for the best workout regimes and diet!  Stumbled upon this website and found a few interesting ways to lose some pounds. Ladies, trust me.. you'll love this one ;) 

All of these 'activities ala workouts' are said to be the EASY WAYS TO BURN 100 MORE CALORIES A DAY! Now we're talking! Perfect for you lazy bumps ( Well, I wouldn't deny that I'm not.. sometimes ) ;P 

Now, read up and start burning em calories! 100 calories a day, that makes 3,100 calories a month! Way to go ladies ;) 


become a neat freak

Every time you walk through the house, straighten up a little in each area of your home. Picking up around the house four times a day for just 10 minutes at a time burns approximately 100 calories. (That's based on our Calories Burned Calculator estimate for a 140-pound person doing “light cleaning.” You can use the calculator to find out how many calories you'll burn doing other activities too.)


hit the lanes

Go bowling for 30 minutes and you can burn (on average) about 100 calories or more! This active pastime is a great way to blow off steam and burn up calories with the whole family. Just be careful not to indulge in too much snack-bar food between turns. 


get cookin’

Cook to burn calories! “Find a new healthy recipe you can make from scratch and spend 45 minutes preparing it”, recommends Sharon Ritcher, RD. Need some ideas? Here’s a tasty one to try: Corn and Broccoli Calzones. Or search for others with our recipe finder tool.


mop it up

Mop the floor for 25 minutes. First go over the floor with horizontal strokes, then repeat with vertical for some bonus upper body work and extra clean, streak-free floors. (Source: Calories Burned Calculator)


take a stand

Try to stand for 20 minutes out of every hour of your workday to burn an extra 100 calories advises clinical exercise physiologist Jeff Dolgan. You can do this by letting someone else have the last chair at a meeting, standing during your phone calls or talking to colleagues in person as often as possible.


lace up with your honey

Switch your dinner date to a walking date. “A stroll through the park, the city or on the beach makes for a more romantic and intimate way to connect with your sweetheart (and can burn around 100 calories),” suggests Gregory Ladas, author of The Couch Potato Diet--often in less than 45 minutes.

And I've always wondered. Whats better to consumer 'right after' your workout. Isotonic drinks, protein shakes or water? ;)  Looks like I'll have to stay up a lil later! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, WORK it OUT!

Before I forget, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What better way to start off the year if not a pair of good runners? Its been long enough since I've gotten myself a pair of runners since my late Nike of good 4 years. And, I've been longing to try out the Adidas's Clima Cool Ride. Unfortunately, I wasn't 'in' enough with the trend and was told that the Adidas outlets no longer have these runners. Hence, I settled with the Adidas CC Chill.

# 360 degrees ventilation ( unfortunately this CC Chill does not provide a 360 degrees ventilation, probably only 280degrees; good enough!) Several parts of the shoes are covered with synthetic/ textile material.

# reduces in-shoe moisture levels

# reduces perspiration in shoe and sock

# lowers temperature in-shoe during running

# heat reduction abilities improves overall running performance

Not forgetting another essential item; the carrier! The Adilibria Workout Bag. 
Apart from a good pair of runners, your gym bag is another 'must-have'. Well, this is my first. I've always had this problem when: 

Each time I hit the gym, I'll have to trouble myself ransacking the entire room looking for a worn out "gym bag" just so its alright to keep the dirty, sweaty clothes and stinky shoes. Now with a designated bag just for gym, I can save all that hassle ;) 


Sporty, modern and feminine. This bag has its own designated compartment ( comes with a removable shoe bag), as well as dividers for body care items! This bag features one main zip compartment, two side compartments and a valuable pocket thats zipper secured. 
Now, I sure am ready and geared up to hit the gym for a healthy start! 

I have succumbed into a terribly unhealthy eating habit over the past 2 months. My excuse? 

-Prison break ever since BeautyCamp and hence walloping everything edible that comes in my way
-It was holiday season! 

Haha. Only losers would give excuses and my new year's resolution would be to start FIT & HEALTHY. Be gone fats and excuses! Haha. Do or die, like I always say. 

Here are a few workout tips which I reckon would help those that are as eager to get fit and healthy as I am ;) Also, check out this video of the right way of doing the Half Push-ups, demonstrated by yours truly.

And the following is a workout regime by my all time favourite, Nicole Scherzinger. This workout as designed by her trainer, Adam Ernster will promise to have your abs sculpted within a month!

How it works:

Three times a week, do 2 or 3 sets of each move in order without resting in between. 

1. Slide Out (Works Core and Shoulders): Get in plank position with hands on Valslides or towels. Press left hand down as you slowly slide it forward [shown]. Return to starting position and repeat on right side to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps. (If this move is too challenging, try it with your knees on the ground.)

2. Triple Threat (Works Abs): Lie faceup with legs extended toward ceiling, feet flexed and arms at sides. Raise hips [A]; lower to starting position. Do 10 reps.
Next, place hands behind head and bend knees 90 degrees. Curl knees toward chest [B]; lower to starting position. Do 10 reps. Last, place feet on floor and extend arms straight up from chest.
Raise head and shoulders [c]; lower. Do 10 reps.

3. Reverse Chop (Works Core): Hold a weighted ball with both hands in front of hips, and stand with feet wider than shoulders, knees slightly bent. Rotate shoulders to the left, bringing ball outside left hip [A].

Twist torso to the right as you raise ball up at a diagonal to the right [B]. Return to starting position. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch sides to complete set.
Remember the Double D's? Discipline and Determination is the key! Happy working out!