The W Hotel spoiled me silly on a #RetoxDetoxRepeat media invite. Wasn't expecting to have alcohol in every meal but i actually did. I had more champagne than my required 6 litres of water for my body everyday but I am not complaining.
Sam took the liberty to crash in my room as i sailed away with the rest of the girls to the nearby Island and watch the sunset on a lovely evening.
I couldn't get enough of every dessert put together so obviously i had more than one, I was horrible , i knew i had to stay away from gluten but i ate everything anyways.
Did i mention buffet ? Seafood from the Heart by Peter Kuruvita was exceptional. If you would let me eat one source of protein for the rest of my life i would go with seafood. Peter talked about how some seafood are more sustainable than the others and its good to know that most of the dishes we had that night came from a sustainable source,therefore our future generation could enjoy them in time to come.
Can't keep eating now can we! Woke up at 8am for Strala yoga by the pool. Followed by a quickie massage that i wished wasn't so quick!
Guess where we had breakfast? The Extreme WOW Suite speaks for itself, it's interior is definitely extreme and If i was rich enough say 13k per night rich i would be sleeping in this giant sink bathub.. but for now I can only dream.
This Coconut Mango desserts are to die for! Truth is i ate 7 of this babies.
Unwinding with a couple of coctail at the WOOBAR the night before for TGIF.
Unbelievable experience! W hotel you got me sold.Don't forget to #DETOXREPEATREPEAT
Believe me when I discovered I had celiac, I could have cried as i mourn the loss or not having gluten in my life. Pizza, cupcakes, tarts, pies , puddings and bread everything I love is pretty much made up of gluten .I felt sorry for myself, even received an obituary card that my life has officially ended. I had such a bad relationship with food that i was lying to myself and stuffing my face with cereals or a cake in hiding and always told myself no more gluten tomorrow onwards. Ya right, like that's going to happen.
Obviously this had to end since i'm just destroying my intestine and also my rashes was getting out of hand. A week before that i was misdiagnose for my rashes to be herpes simplex but I didn't believe it and got more test done. In fact i was having dermatitis herpetiformis.
They do look familiar below but of cause the issue i was having with my skin is :
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a rare but persistent immunobullous disease that has been linked to coeliac disease (American spelling celiac), a gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
I know it's so disgusting i hope you had dinner! So where was I ? Oh yes eating gluten is pretty much killing me and guess that i do need to alter my lifestyle just a little bit more. Don't worry i don't have any more rashes after two week of giving up gluten and probably even lost some weight from all the cookies i can't eat! Bless them .
When I am out and have to make choice on my food I pick anything without gluten or would tell the staff to skip the bread, is it okay? Honestly not because I risk being contaminated from other food that contains gluten but I guess thats the choice i have to make and i definitely prefer cooking at home. Sam on the other hand love bread and i guess I would trade bread for chocolate for now until I learn how to bake gluten free bread that don't taste like cardboard.
Any Celiac out there? How did you discover this amazing disease that is way more horrible than chicken pox?
Quinoa is in fact not technically a cereal grain at all, but is instead what we call a "pseudo-cereal".
Botanically quinoa is related to beets chard and spinach, and in fact the leaves can be eaten as well as the grains. in the restaurant world, the National Restaurant Association named quinoa as the hottest trend in side dishes in its 2010 " WHAT'S HOT" survey of chefs.( Whole Grain Council )
DID YOU KNOW?
One-Forth cup of dry quinoa contains
*2.5 grams of fats
*0 grams of sodium and cholesterol
*27 grams of carbohydrates (3 gram of fibre. 0 gram of sugar)
*6 gram of protein
ALSO ITS GLUTEN FREE!!!!! since i'm celiac my options of carbs are limited.
As i was making a tomato base chicken casserole , i realised i had some quinoa in my cupboard and the Lovely People from Kiehl delivered me a gift to even out my skin. So my dinner is pretty much inspired by them,
Sam bought me a massive casserole that i literally throw everything in it and chuck it in the oven and its been a life saver when I'm so lazy to do the frying , washing and all the jazz.
With the extract of 2000 quinoa husks in each bottle, the formula is clinically demonstrated to increase surface skin cell turnover without irritation
Kiehl's scientists discovered quinoa's powerful skin exfoliating properties after they happened to see discarded husks bubbling with activity.
Excited to give this a try and would let you know how amazing is this product, I've been using their product for 7 years and i wouldn't be surprise that it would be just as amazing as the rest.
How pretty is their packaging that I would recycle it as a money box!
Your shoulder is one of the busiest intersections in your body: three bones form one main joint cushioned by cartilage and held in place with cords of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. When everything works as one, you have the mobility and stability to lift, throw, flex, and reach. Injure one of these separate parts, however, and you can be sidelined with searing pain, not to mention a severely compromised range of motion, says Guillem Gonzalez-Lomas, M.D., sports medicine physician at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.
Being a fitness trainer, the results for my clients are basically over my shoulder, literally. Lifting weights, stretching my clients, carrying a heavy bag for house visit, my neck is in a complete mess. I visit a masseur when time permits, but most require advance booking and travelling takes time for a busy folk like me.
Most of the activities I participate in actively use my shoulder and I don’t think I could tolerate the toll of a 9-5-office job without suffering from neck and shoulder pain.
Many studies of Persistent of Neck/Shoulder Pain among Computer Office Workers with Specific Attention to Pain Expectation, Somatization Tendency, and Beliefs have been done. ( linked here)
Part of the studies says that “However, based on the results derived from the follow-up, disability due to neck/shoulder pains was found to be higher among the females than the males. Disability in getting dressed was 57.7% among the females, in comparison with 28.6% found among the males. Furthermore, disability in performing the chores was 92.2% and 42.9% in the female and male participants. Referring to physician was 19 (57.6%) and the number of males who were visited by physicians was higher than the females (57.1% vs. 44.4%). Sickness absence due to neck/shoulder pains was just reported among the female participants at follow-up (25%).”
This is when we need to rely on a quick relieve. A good substitute when people do not have time for a massage session is to use one of this disposable patches which could help alleviating the pain without growing dependent on it.
The AMMELTZ YOKOYOKO Air-Activated Body Warmer – Neck & Shoulder has no side effect whatsoever and if you feel uncomfortable you can remove it and dispose the patch with ease.
This patch comes in all shape and sizes to help with different pains. I remember when I was little my grandma would always have a bottle of YOKOYOKO in her bag for a quick relieve. I can’t wait to let her try this new heat patch from them!
For more information on the different types of products available, do visit their website: http://kobayashi.com.sg/products/ammeltz/
Watch the TVC here: https://youtu.be/p8dlJiicVAg
There are better things to be than rich! Having great company on a Sunday night is one of them. Our lives would be more fulfilled if we began chasing after what truly makes us happy. “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.”― (Patrick Meagre) pretty much is my favourite quote also because maybe now I'm broke but i have no debts neither do i have liabilities to worry about. I have no milestones of having a Chanel bag, BMW, Rolex watch or a Cartier bracelet. To me milestones should never be fancy item, i would trade them with life experiences and travel adventures. This is so random omg but it was in my mind and i had to share!
Charlotte and I made Salmon Wellington and mash, i think I'm getting so good with mash! The amount of potatoes i ate this week probably could feed a family for a year. Cooking is so simple if you set your mind to it instead of eating out.
*Trying to get a photo with Sam is nerves wrecking and jesus check out my back!
*I did not know its that muscular, no it's not disgusting, its the outcome of all my pull ups and rows in the gym!
*Visited my mom and niece during her track day,Diane(niece) happens to be one of the best in Singapore in the athletics scene at the age of 15! I can't believe the last i sprinted on a track.
*Went to a SINGAPORE CROSSFIT 7 YEARS ANNIVERSARY (POOL PARTY) but hey guess what? No one brought their bikini but me! Terrible, i felt so cheated but was to drunk to care.
Went to watch Sam work on a SUNDAY for SCC rugby team ! No idea whats going on but i think my boyfriend is mighty fine xx.
Sam bought us new sheets, covers,duvet and all the jazz . As you get older i guess you wants all your friend to try your new bed for the sake of it, I'm not sure if we will ever grow up, i don't think i want too!
Party with this fine any day of the week! xx
With the time difference in Bintan, you get to enjoy an extra hour for activities on this former pirate refuge. We were warmly welcomed the moment we arrived from the club's G.O. (Gentils Organisateurs). The first view that you see is this amazing viewpoint of the entire resort. This coastal resort gave us great weather for the two days we were there.
All the activities so little time !
Eating out our last night at the resort with the best seat in the house at their outdoor dining restaurant. Lydia the club manager ensured that i did everything at the resort. I watched her prancing around the resort making sure all her guests were satisfied. She was always on her toes! All of the staff were super friendly and helpful with, they made our stay memorable.
They welcomed us and bid us farewell with a song.Small things make a big difference in employee engagement and you will always receive it in every Clubmed Resort world wide!
As I down my salad( made up of avocados, pumpkin ,corn ,Chicken and every other vegetable that is good for me ) while sam gets to enjoy the Bagel i bought with Bacon!
I wondered how much food do we really need ?
When do I stop eating the 'one last chip ' or paying visit to the fridge to take another spoonful of Nutella?
Did you know, that your stomach is approximately the size of your fist ? I'm still amaze how much food I can put in it before my belly expire and my even my gym tights cry in vain.
At the moment my food Look something like this!
9am-coffee with milk
12 -sweet potato /fish / vegetable
3-left over from my 12 o clock meal
6-to much nuts and a other coffee if I'm dying
8-avacado ,fish ,corn ,any vegetable
9pm-tea and milk /potato chips or tapioca chip /chocolate or both if my conscious is not clear !
So how much food should you eat?
How much food you should eat depends on many factors, which includes your age, height, sex, health status, daily calories output, activities engages, genetic makeup, body composition etc etc..
It also relates to your daily calorie intake requirement. If you consume more each day than you use up and you will usually put on weight, consume less and the opposite will happen well this is a general outlook of calories balance, common sense right?
Below are some general daily calorie requirements for males and females. Low active level includes from 30-60 minutes of daily moderate activity, such as walking at 5-7 km/h (3-4 mph). Active level includes at least 60 minutes of daily moderate activity. ( taken from www.medicalnewstoday.com)
According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the average person's minimum calorie requirement per day globally is approximately 1,800 kilocalories (7,500 kJ)
Now lets look at the estimate breakdown of calories consume, i'm not great with my geography, therefore knowing the continents helps. Higher up on the map closer to the Arctic Ocean people consume more calories due to the weather. It is also safe to say that the third world countries consume less as compared to their other counterparts. With this it makes sense in regards to the obesity rate found in different Countries. Interesting isn't it ? Well enough of sounding smart for the day, time to have some tea and rice crackers now. xx
Some say life begins at 40, but for me life begin when i ended my toxic relationship with someone after half a decade. Looking back I was just scared to moved on and be all by myself again, I always thought i needed someone to fill the void and love that my parent(single parent) did not provide and never seem to fit in my family.Situation got worst and i told myself its time to call it quits and move on,which also means moving out and managing my life all by myself, It took me about a year to get over it and spending more time with myself and realising that my friends was always there for me.
Then i met Sam , i didn't expect anything and genuinely though he just wanted to play tennis and bake me banana muffin that still happens to be in his do to list. haha. I never needed a man in my life but definitely wanted Sam to be part of it and up till today he never fails to shower me with his love and affection consistently.
I Never had so many amazing friends and coke light, getting drunk , pissing myself over food, doing silly things, trying out new stuff and just being me. So what if i'm a personal trainer, my life don't need to be revolve around broccoli and protein shake. I found the balance and never been happier. I never cry missing a workout or even if my thighs rubs against each other. I, Jasmine am genuinely happy at the age of 27! Never to late to find Love, Happiness and Courage to make the change.
Cooking is hardly difficult once you have taken the time to master the basics . Getting you're chicken nice and tender and vegetable less soggy just requires some practice.
Yes i I only eat chicken and fish as a staple and I avoid red meat just because I don't fancy the taste of it and when I was little I saw a baby cow die . Say whatever you want but hey I barely eat meat for at least 15 years and I'm still pretty much healthy ! It's just my food preference and I'm sure you have yours as well. As long as you're getting enough food and all the other necessities nutritions you will be okay.
He's a couple of way to prepare you're food even if you're using similar ingredient, I think eggs are my staple, I would throw I some avocado if I do happen to have any that's ripe in my kitchen ( so annoying they either are to ripe or hard as a brick ) What carbs do I eat ?
white rice or any form of rice
Bread once a while
wraps (I love them )
To me carbs are carbs and I'll eat it if I want to or need them , you won't get fat from eating them , you get fat from eating the cupcake and excess sugar like ice cream at night.
Grill chicken and cheese with bake white potatoes and veggies
Vegetable quinoa with bake salmon
stir fry chicken with sesame oil and garlic with diao miao
Stir fry chicken and beans Coriander ginger (from Mekhala living ) with red chilli
Boil chicken and beans with Green curry (from Mekhala living )
Can't remember why i made quinoa and chicken, it's been a while since i had it.Took me 20 min max to get both done and i'm not going to pay $34 bucks for a fancy name dish which is basically quinoa and chicken. In fact i love my home cook food more than any restaurant i come across, i love it more when my partner cooks for me xx.
I went to the bike shop to fix my crank, The people at HUP LEONG BIKE COMPANY (chinatown )are amazing, they really look after me and Sam all the time. Someone actually owns this tandem bike that cost $110k, ridiculous!
Sam just watching the rules of netball since we got a game this week for mix netball!
This is absolute absurd, how to use the lift at my apartment.
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