I recalled being able to blog weekly, this was all before the existence of instagram and social media. I love being able to share my life with people, the good and also the bad but obviously not all. I’m pretty much an open book and what you see is basically what I am. I have my lows that only the people close to me get to see but I sleep on it and totally forget it the next day. I forgive easily and my mind is like clockworks its always thinking but never really capable of carrying forward an idea long term. I lose focus quite easily which I’m trying to sort myself out currently.
Almost missed my flight today, 5 days in Jakarta is enough. I’m not bored I just find the fact that traffic makes my day unproductive, not being able to be outdoor that much makes me lethargic. This week was not to bad I got to do what I wanted but obviously if I had patience I could have done more but sitting in traffic with the car jerking every minute is not the best way to read a book without cursing.
I can’t wait to get home to snuggle with Sam, I use to think I can’t live without someone and could never be on my own in another country with without my other half, even if its 2 days apart. I guess I grew up and loved myself more to spend time with myself.
All this obviously did not happen overnight, failed relationships, getting hurt and being emotionally abuse, cheated and also cheating on my past relationships made the person I am today. Yes I admit it I’m no petals and bubbles but I choose me and I choose to accept my flaw and love it all, but obviously I wouldn’t be cheating anymore because I’ve learn to respect myself and my other half.
Have I had issues with my body ? obviously! Else I wouldn’t be where I am today. I have a bulletproof solution to your problem if u do have any issue in life, be it body image, love life, you are bored, what ever issues you can think off! If you don’t like it change it! No one’s going to help you but yourself obviously.
In the past 7 years here are some of my changes I made!
Did not like staying at home ! so I moved out, and don’t tell me you can’t afford it! If you can’t stand it so much you would have 3 odd job paying for your rented apartment shared by 10 people! Make it work!
Did not see the world because my parent could not afford it! I travelled more! I work and travel work and travel and made sure I consistently keep travelling 3-5 countries every year!
Did not think I was giving my dog a good life! I was at work all the time and yes I bought him and I was being unfair so I gave him up, you can call me irresponsible but giving him up means he had a chance to have a better life as a dog!
Picked up the courage to walk out my 5 years long relationship because I was done being cheated on, not once or twice but way to many times. I only stayed because I was comfortable and stupid.
Learning to say no !
Learning to say yes!
Make it happen, I stopped talking instead I started doing.
Well this are just some example what I am trying to say is. If you don’t like it CHANGE.
I had two choices today to either be lazy and not train or to go for a massage. Obviously i picked massage. One of those basic cheap ones you get from a china lady who presses your back and keeps pressing even harder, whilst screaming the same word. No idea what she's saying but i always say (hen hao hen hao) which i think means (good good). Oh well I love those massages, even though my boyfriend gives amazing massages i just don't like the idea of troubling him after his working hours. I should go for a chinese class to pick up the language properly, I only seem to know how to order food. Once I asked for more chilli (la chau) in chinese but it sounded more like penis (lan chau), From which i received weird stares so never attempted chinese properly again. However I still do occasionally just to make myself chuckle.( After i made my boyfriend (Sam) proof read this, he also thinks i need an English class (x_x ) )
Jacq hooked me up with the people from LIFEPROOF, They wanted to send me a FRE case after hearing what i do with my phone and the daily danger it goes through with me being in a gym, I was only expecting one case but instead they send me a #LIVELIFEPROOF survival kit! How generous of them.
So my housemate (Joe) just bought a pair a week before i receive this and he was bragging at how amazing they were, last year alone he broke 3 phones, one was not even his, so he invested in a cover.
So i did some research and it says LifeProof cases transcends mere protection. That’s why the cases are developed to be waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and drop proof, so you can continue to push the boundaries of fitness while giving you the opportunity to capture the proof and share amazing stories.
I don't know what to do with all this gadget but so psyched to use the LIFEJACKET next month when I'm climbing at krabi and guess what? i could take a selfie without worrying, i need a lifejacket myself since i can't even swim ! Problem solved no more broken phones for me! xx
Did i mention to you that i cycle to work everyday ! well i'll talk more about cycling tomorrow, of to bed now.xx
Just had my last lemon sherbet (cross fingers ) before my workout, no idea how sweets became part of my diet. Two weeks till my photoshoot, then i'm off for a holiday. I have no plans for competition at the moment, its amazing cause when i was prepping i was constantly hungry! like i would eat and an hour later i'm hungry again, mentally i needed to eat almonds every minute and i use to eat 1500 -2000 calories worth of almond cause i had no self control. What did i do to solve my problem? STOP BUYING ALMONDS, yes i save $ 60 from cutting out almond from my diet.
What i had for dinner yesterday ! cheese ciabatta and some bell pepper for that extra crunch, better than having a process burger.
Don't let this salad fool it, its massive and i'm having it now as i type, double up the chicken because the whole universe put so little meat in everything. How am i suppose to grow,recover and repair if you give me a portion of chicken to feed a 12 year old, you feel me?
Finish my workout fairly early today, suppose to do my sprints but so lazy..
what i did today ?
1x12/3x5/x3 ( max weight 105kg)
did some shoulder supersets(video below )
10 clean and press
5 back jerks
15 barbell row
10 sit ups
after that i spend 20 min stretching so one day i could be a pretzel .
After consuming 283283028 slices of pizzas and indulging in Indian cuisine for my grandma birthday and her cake, i had 3 slices just because my grandma is not gonna be 89 again , so i figure 3 cakes will set it straight also my aunt made this lovely custard jelly that i couldn't stop eating after which i received this email that i would be in Men's Health Magazine for the April addition ! yay!! but not yay because the photoshoot is in 27 of this month, that's 16 days away!!!! kill me already. So I'm gonna be good for this 16 days to look my best to not disappoint myself,therefore no more cookies and chocolate for me! i'm going to update you what I've eaten and exercise I've done everyday until the 26 just to keep myself sets in stones.
took my weight today : 55.1kg ( 17.1 body fat percentage )
Limaran companied me for my workout today !
we did my program that i posted below or if your to lazy to school down here it is!
4 set 12 reps
back squats (40kg- (50kgx3)
3 sets 12 reps
front squat( 30kg)
barbell row (30kg)
dumbbell walking lunges( 10kg per arm)
bendover flies (5kg)
body weight v ups
3sets 30 second
what i ate today ?
i didn't wake up till about 11am cause i'm a pig.
10am- left over risotto chicken and prawn / 1 table spoon of peanut butter( mouth was itchy)
1pm-some kinda salad. pumpkin, chicken ( from the shop below my working place)
240pm - remaining of that massive salad
4pm- matcha protein shake @aminobar.
6pm - mixed veggie chips(photo below)
8pm-planning to get daily cut (lettuce , salmon,broccoli , mushroom, asparagus, egg white )
i did pretty well today ! lol
greenway mixed veggie chips
Compared to dried fruit, freeze-dried fruit or vegetable is not made with added sugar. Its natural sweetness makes it a healthy alternative to dried fruit as a snack, . Having no added sugar means that freeze dried fruit contains fewer calories. This happen to be my favourite when i feel that i need to snack, the main ingredient are Broccoli, Pumpkin, Okra and Sweet potato 97.5% Rice Bran Oil 2%, Seasoning 0.5% its cheaper eating a real fruit but i am way to lazy and i like the anything with a hint of crunch. Just thought i share with you what i fancy for a snack besides a muffin.
I am still playing with my g16 every chance i get, i drag my macbook and camera everywhere i go these days and make use of every free time reading so give me awhile till i figure how to take better photos and feel free to drop me an email for tips! I'm always open to learning more , Limaran have been drilling me about aperture and shutter speed and all the jargons thats comes with a camera.
Today at 7am we had a photoshoot with Lee and Derrick who took my previous photos over at Crossfit Singapore whereby i look too flat in the photo due to bad conditioning and being to unwell and injured to train, this time i change thing up a little bit, i assume i looked slightly better but i cut out water the day before for 12 hour and carb loaded at night, never done carb loading before and was too afraid of looking to bloated an it also didnt help its the time of the month, but I'm still learning how to adjust my body to looking lean and just a little definition, i mean lets face it I'm never going to have a nice round shoulder, or 6 packs to begin with, I'm more concern with being able to lift my body weight and look great in a dress or two.
The weather was terrible but we still manage to do a little bit or running or push ups and I'm sure the photos would turn out fine, both of them are really good and have shot many physique athlete in Singapore, I'm nothing close but i love working with them!
After a short workout with Limaran and Jason, i rushed of to work , i was counting down by the minute how long more do i have to my desserts! Alex and i use to eat buffet every week at our favourite hotels but theres just something about buffet that makes me feel so sick so i gave up years ago on buffet, but today we decided to give Ku Shin Bo a try since i was craving for Japanese and i feel like having everything!
The array of food was never ending, i probably ate for the entire population in Africa, the sashimi was fresh and also it wasn't packed, i can't stand packed places that another reason why i stop going for buffet. My favourite have got to be those crab legs, they were soft and juicy and so sweet. I love japanese rice, and guess what you know fish roe, the orange colour tiny thingy on the sushi, its high in protein! 100 gram contains only 8gram of fats, 2 grams of protein and 29 gram of protein!
There is also a grill outdoor selection but I'm not much of a fan for grill food, the desserts was alright, I've had better japanese dessert and they had to much chocolate but if you know me i ate all the red bean i could find , even poured some in my ice cream.
There was a hot pot section, cooked food section, cold food section, deep fried section even kimichi, i thought it belong to the Korean.hmm I Could eat Japanese and Thai food everyday. Right below you can find a discount brochure! Bring your girlfriend on Monday and pay half for her share!
The stages was set clear and lights were dimmed, An upbeat chant took over the stage, i couldn't describe the type of genre very well , it similar to a loud, mystical thud combination that felt very close to the ancient tribal song and the first model sashayed through the stage with layers of exquisite material, and each and every piece of his collection stood out on its own with shoes that were to die for, yes i m a in my sneakers day in and out but i love my heels, it just make you want to stand up taller and take gentle strides as you walk, the heels were to die for if i could afford them of course.
There was a common colour throughout his entire collection, nonetheless all were daintily assemble and every design had details that i wondered what influenced him when he was designing each piece, i am sure every piece have a story to tell.
If only he was my facilitator for my extra subject that i had to take that was not related to sport back in the day, i had a thing for fashion and design back then but my facilitator ruined it for me, she didn't understand all my pieces i assemble together, imagine if i had Prabal i probably would be a designer by now or sightly more fashionable besides donning 3 inch shorts and top tights that makes my lats spread, which isn't fun trying to remove a bodycon dress or any thing fitted for that matter, When i was a little girl i wanted to be a model! or a hand model, my hands are so dry and ruined, they feel like sandpaper ill just stick what i was made to do for now and just enjoy the fashion scene.
So i was invited by Limaran as a guest since she won tickets from Singapore Airline, no idea how she did it, I'm happy i had to experience a fashion show first hand and rubbing shoulder with Singapore finest socialites, literally because it was so packed! I'm glad i had 2 beautiful people, Limaran and Jason, to spend the evening with whom i know and meet Nellie this really chic street style fashion blogger.
Back on the red carpet..
What better way to watch the first opening show designed by someone born in Singapore. Yes! he finally decided to call New York his home but still a true blue Asian from Napalese parentage, only 35 year old and making headlines designing fashion wears for big names in America. I know he works out, he came running out on stage with a simple white tee that bare his tanned skin and define arms, i can tell half of the ladies were swooning over how charismatic he was after making his last turn to thank everyone. : )
Enjoy the photos below, i stole some photos from the Audi Fashion Festival Facebook because my camera did not do any justice of Prabal work of art!
Some of the item found in the goody bag! i was digging every corner of the bag for a morsel of food or chocolate but found a cute Sally Hansen nail polish love the nude pink colour and ample of notebook to start sketching my latest fashion collection.. hehe
Also love the detail on my jumpsuit, the sequin gave me a reason to accessorise minimally and the cut was so comfortable, it makes looking classy a breeze. A jumpsuit should be a women staple, some basic ones that you can just throw yourself into during lazy days and some fancy one to attend anywhere special.
This is baby Kayla, she happens to be my best friend gorgeous kiddo which unfortunately i have not met but Samantha have been making captivating food, that Jamie Oliver might go out of business sooner or later if she use her kid as a marketing add !
Her food which obviously taste better than my brown bowl of concoction of brown rice and chicken breast... which i love!
I love how every colour is so bright and Kayla is just laying there peacefully! Samantha have always been weird thats why we get along she would dress in boxers and heels and a top and i made her eat ban mian for year and we use to hate each other because she was so loud and gave me headaches . I brought her to the gym once and only once because she sat on the treadmill and started watching some chinese serial drama.
Now i want a baby too! for now Simba is my second subject for my food photography!
i can't wait to see Kayla and Sam and can't help but share all these lovely photos that she took! do follow her instagram if you are not!
This is how usually my Saturday begins, rushing to the park to conduct a bootcamp. Every since I moved out and had bought Simba my life have been a a uphill run, somedays I'm on my foot from 6am till 1am just working, cleaning house, cooking,cleaning again and walking Simba when i have a tad of energy left else ill bring him down to play fetch to make sure my boy get his exercise after which i prepare for tomorrow, but I'm not complaining.
Today at the car wash i watched men slogged away under the sun, their skin so dried up and tanned, they were bones basically,they had music plugged in probably to distract them from the rudimentary task, i wondered how much they earned such laborious work and if there was better way to do this without them getting skin cancer in time to come, i m sure sunblock was out of the question for these men. I know its a job and somebody has to do it but watching these men i couldn't help but appreciate life a little more. So if you think what your doing is hard or your life is tough and exercise is tiring and picking up skill is not needed i want you to think again and look around you for what life has bestowed upon you and appreciate it yet stay rooted and spread your branches, share your love and kindness in every way possible, throw in smile and even some thank - you.
Politness is a skill. It must be practiced, we are offered each day to be gracious, take the opportunity people.
Taken with the Canon Legria mini x which comes with a fisheyes lens and no photos were edited,
It seems like forever but I've only met Limaran since last year october or was it november its been less than 6 month but so many things have happened!
So besides breakdancing, hanging out at starbucks and checking out cups and eyebrows as the photos says a lot about what we do when we meet! we are growing not side ways fortunately!
Yes its time to say goodbye to HAPAFITNESS but it does stop there watch out for our new website in the next 6 month for more action from the both of us!
With that we would like to reward you with our 10 days HIT( high intensity training) program! follow us on instagram to use the hashtag #hit10sg if you are going to join us in this workout! Only for 10 days! we will be posting videos and photos in our respective blogs (Limaran)
Feel free to drop us a comment on our instagram! but we do hope to get as many people doing this workout with us! Its okay if you do not want to start day 1 on the 5/5/2014 which is a Monday! just follow the exercises in order which ever day you choose to start! its just 10 days folks. Male and female could participate in this exercise! can't wait!!
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