Staying Motivated

How to stay motivated when you may feel like giving up in your weight loss goals.

Should I set up a home gym or join a gym?

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Once during the H1N1 outbreak, a local sports equipment store have gotten very creative- in their advertisement, not only that the offer tips to counter H1N1, but they’ve use this as an opportunity to promote home gyms. In fact, I’ve noticed that the company had really gotten really creative in their advertisements. Gym memberships are [...]

If you quit the gym does not mean you would drop out from exercise

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Most of the time, if we are used to paying for gym memberships fear to quit it because we may be worried that it would make us put on heaps of weight. Vision the fat growing out of control haunts us- and we remain helpless. So we become afraid of ending the gym because we have no confidence that we [...]

Exercise frequency 15 minutes a day or 1 hour once a week is better?

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Which is more important? Exercise frequency or duration? When we are very busy and stressed, we tend to put exercise into the backburner and reach out for the fridge instead.  We may schedule exercise only on weekends and spent about few hours exercising on each day to ‘compensate’ on the week of inactivity. Is there [...]

Disabled people who made a difference

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Each and every one of us have our very own ‘disabilities’.  If we are able bodied, we are only set apart from a disabled person when their disability is visible for everyone to see. It becomes a true inspiration when we read real life stories of people who suffered from physical disabilities- sometimes not because [...]

A simple step in overcoming daily procastination

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Thought I will write on this since it’s the time of the year when everyone’s busy setting New Year resolutions. Do you often find yourself procastinating- having so many tasks in mind to be completed but not moving your butt to do any of them?  Wanting to do great things but can’t seems to take [...]

Formerly Obese 220lbs woman now runs in marathons

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Here’s another story that I hope will motivate you to want to exercise. Nothing is impossible- if you are overweight or obese, you can lose your weight- one pound at a time. This story is originally in a video from NBC and appeared a few months ago. I’ve saved this video in my favourites link [...]

A Night Owl’s Guide to Exercising in the Morning

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There are many people who are night owls by nature- or I would say by habit or preference. It is only at night time or the few hours past midnight that the night owl finds it most inspiring to work on ideas. Or they stay up for the sheer love of it. Unfortunately, the world [...]

An previous heart by-pass patient now cycles round the world

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When you think that life would need to slow down after a heart bypass surgery, here’s an inspiration story from a fellow Malaysian. Grandpa, David Munusamy Reddie who hails from Nibong Tebal, Penang Malaysia is cycling around the world to see the many places and faces of the world. Not only he had a heart [...]

What You Stand to Lose when You Give Up Exercising

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When we are very busy, it is often easy to neglect our workouts. It takes a lot of motivation for one to start and remain in a fitness program- either by exercising on your own or going to the gym. I will not talk about the obvious here- that is weight gain. Let’s deal with [...]

When Treating an Illness, Treat the Mind as Well

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Believe it or not, most illness first arise in the mind. It could be due to stress or repressed feelings like anger, sorrow and grief and other negative emotions and experiences. When these feelings and emotions goes unacknowledged and not dealt with, it eventually manifest into an illness or disease. When opting for treatment, most [...]