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Workouts & Food Intake…

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Yesterday nite, not long after I posted my blog entry, I started on exercise for total of 1.5hrs: Body Balance release #34 track 1 to 4 (on DVD)- because I love the track 1 and 4 of that release Then, dance on the Stability ball watching YouTube videos. But later, change to workouts using the [...]

Life without the gym…

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Today is the first day that I have no access to the gym since I had frozen my membership for the month. Initially, I had set my alarm clock at 6.30am in the morning -plan to do some homework, followed by running at a nearby park. But darn, it rained early in the morning and [...]

Exercise Progress So Far (Cardio, Strength, Core & Flexibility)

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Here’s my strengths & weaknesses: Cardio- Improving. Treadmill: Spend a lot of time running at the treadmill, at the speed between 8.5 to 9.0 km/hr which I am able to maintain for 10 min. Then I will do brisk walk for about a minute or two before increasing the gradient of the machine to 4.0 [...]

I Brought Myself a Swiss Ball

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I had been thinking of buying a Swiss ball for my own personal home use for quite sometime. Finally, I bought one for RM59 last Wednesday from a sports store. It’s a 55cm NordicTrack ball that comes in the colour lilac, one of my favourite colours. Today, I inflated the ball and move around with [...]

Looking back at how I used to be….

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I still remember the first time I wanted to start an exercise program- I mustered courage to show up to the gym, and the guy had me filled up some forms about my goals and stuff like that. He brought me around and I remembered feeling very intimidated by those active looking folks at the [...]

No more cheating at workouts

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At the cardio machines, sometimes you see folks clinging on the hand bar during workouts. At the stepper, they hold on to the handrails by the side so that the arms end up supporting most of their body weights. At the treadmill, they put the treadmill on an incline (uphill) but hold on to the [...]

Over done the exercise bit

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I think I must have overdone my workout. Last Saturday, after doing bout 1hr of yoga, I did more than 1 hr of cardio followed by strength training. I was lost in the music to noticed that I have overdone the cardio. Rightfully, I should not have done the exercise in high intensity if I [...]

Project ‘Tummy’ Part 7- Conclusion

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Concluding from Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6… Recap: When I started this little self-project on 27 Oct, a.ka experimentation, I made the following changes: doing crunches on the Swiss/balance ball in almost every workout session. Sometimes I do 30, 40 and even up to 80 times. But if [...]

Exercises I have been doing lately

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Workout in last Thursday nite: Last Thursday, did my workout at night. Connected to the net and retrieve from my own Resource list of exercise videos: Pilates for Abs (10 min) —very good for the stomach- you can literally feel the core burning. Pilates Burn Fat (10 min) —quite interesting but not as straining as [...]

Food Diary 27 Nov 07

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Today is Wednesday night. So far, have been quite consistent, except today I can’t resist and took a ghee ball. Morning before reaching office: 1 packet of 3-in-1 Nescafe Breakfast 2 slices of Gardenia Breakthru bread with egg sandwich (with butter) ate a bit of fruits like rambutans, papayas (few small cubes of it only) [...]