Adventist Bakery @ Adventist Hospital

20121224-102856.jpgYes. It IS located inside a hospital. 😉 I’ll admit. It’s my first time in stepping into this bakery since my pre-teen years. I can’t even remember how it looks like. Haha. But it’s a pleasant surprise. Ask any Penangite, and they’ll tell you Adventist Bakery is one of the most famous bakery in Penang. Reason? It bakes the yummiest healthy breads and buns. Note that I say the yummiest healthy breads and buns, NOT the yummiest breads and buns. 😉20121224-102909.jpg20121224-102920.jpgBUT, the smell of the freshly baked breads and buns alone will capture your interest, and most of the time, you walk in intending to buy maybe just a bun or a loaf of bread, but you’ll end up buying an armful of purchases. It’s especially good for people who like living healthy or are on a diet. Highly recommended! 🙂

However, I won’t say the same thing about the cakes……. yet. 20121224-102926.jpgSo far I’ve tried one, and it’s a little tasteless as far as cakes go. I mean, I get it that it’s gotta be healthy, but in my opinion, a tasteless cake isn’t really a cake. Oh well, maybe it was just my luck that I bought the wrong one. I’d give it another try the next time I go there, but I seriously doubt the outcome. 😉

Simple Fitness Tips~!

Some of the stuff I came across. Sometimes, it’s the little things that makes the extra difference. But it’s also the little things we tend to miss. 😉20121213-133603.jpgNot gonna starve myself, that’s for sure. I can’t imagine those people who live on milk and biscuits alone for weeks just to lose weight. Sorry. I prefer to go the healthy diet way. Proper food. It maybe slower, but definitely healthier. And it’s a good habit to cultivate. THOUGH, good habits most of the times take longer to muster. 😉

20121213-133554.jpgNot a problem for me, I guess. I prefer plain water 95% of the time. But I’ve read in a lot of places that warm water is better than cold water uring meals. It’s kinda hard for me cause I love drinking cold water. Find it refreshing, living in this hot country. But I’ve recently started warm water during meals. 🙂

20121213-133630.jpgLol. THIS is a picture, I would do good to remember. Not that I frequent McDonald, but I tend to go for that when I’m in a bad mood. Yup. Very bad habit. Trying to change that, and is almost near successful. 🙂

And last but not least, a non-food related tip. 20121213-133622.jpgHhmmm. I guess I’ve gotta reschedule my gym routine and try to fit BodyPump into it. 😉

Getting Fit With A Little ‘Wordy’ Help

It’s s good thing I happened to come across this page on Facebook. Now everyday, I have all these ‘fitness’ stuff spamming on my wall. And seriously,  I’m not complaining, one single bit. It’s definitely better than some of the nonsensical satuses some of people post on Facebook. *smirk* Not to mention, more productive, for me, that is. Lol. These ‘fitness-related’ posts keeps me motivated and keeps my will strong when I feel like giving up on my goals sometimes. Here are some of my favourites…

20121213-133433.jpgThis is a very good reminder everytime I crave for chocolate whenever I’m feeling down. Helps me make the right choice 90% of the time. 😉

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And this keeps me going when I don’t see much changes week after week. Without realizing, the weekly teeny tiny bit of changes that are negligeble, becomes not so negligeble after all after a month or two. It is depressing yes, when we see no changes, but a little bit each week, will equal quite a lot in a month or two. 🙂

20121213-133454.jpgInspirational ‘fitness-phrase’. Lol. Truthfully, the journey ain’t easy. But I AM believing that one day, if I don’t give up, I’ll finish all the ‘weak’ I have in store and enjoy in the ‘strong’ that I’ve built, however painstakingly slow it is.

20121213-133514.jpgOMG. This? This is my ‘mantra’ phrase when I do BodyStep lately, after my long break from gym. Hell, it’s shitty when you lose all that stamina you’ve built and gotta start from almost scratch. This pushes me to finish the class without missing any tracks.

20121213-140441.jpgThe lifestyle I’m trying to cultivate. By myself. For myself. God help me. May I succeed. 😉

Lemons Aren’t Sour….. To Your Life!

Lately mum has been dosing me with lemon juice every morning. I guess its the rainy weather. I know lemon juice builds up the immune system. 🙂 But I was curious what else it does. So I decided to Google it. Got some info on it. And well, let’s just say, I’ll definitely drink more pure lemon juice now, however sour it may be to my taste buds, cause it will sweeten my life’s health. 🙂

Among the top few benefits of the pure raw lemon juice are maintaining a fully functional immune system, aiding digestion, preventing of fighting cancer and even helping wounds heal faster. According to the budwigcenter.com website, here are the other, more detailed benefits of the pure raw lemon juice.

pH Alkaline State – It is vital to maintain a slightly positive alkaline state in order to fight off Cancer and other illnesses. Although acidic to taste, lemons are one of the most alkaline of foods and help to push our bodies to the required pH alkaline state of around 7.4. See this chart for a large list of alkaline forming foods.

Blood Purifier – Lemons are a blood purifier and help the body to remove toxins.

Blood Sugar Balance – The acidity of raw lemon juice lowers the impact of any meal on your blood sugar.

Detoxification – Raw lemon juice cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system. It helps the body in the removal of toxins and provides you with a great overall detox.

Weight Loss – The pectin in lemon peel is a great source of fiber that is thought to help overweight people lose weight.

Osteoporosis – Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C and helps the body to absorb calcium and fight osteoporosis. Two tablespoons of raw lemon juice diluted in a glass of warm water is good for pregnant women, as it helps build the bones in the unborn child.

Insomnia – in case of insomnia, raw lemon juice helps to improve sleep.

Brain and Nerve Food – The potassium found in raw lemon juice helps the brain and nerve cells, improves concentration, memory and calms the mind.

Immune System – Raw lemon juice strengthens the immune system which in turn helps fight many illnesses including cancer.

Infection – When sickness has developed raw lemon juice is an excellent fighter of infection, as it is rich in citric acid.

Cough and Cold – Lemon added to a little hot water with some honey is one of the most effective remedies known for a cough and cold.

Asthma – Having half-teaspoonful of lemon juice, washing it down with luke-warm water before each meal provides quick relief to Asthma. Repeating it as the last dose of the day and starting the day with it also gives very positive results.

Corns – Apply lemon juice few times a day and see the miraculous results. Bind the corn and leave it overnight and get rid of the trouble soon.

Nausea, Vomiting and Travel Sickness – Take a glass of lemon juice diluted with some water to help with travel sickness and nausea.

Rheumatic and Bone-Related Diseases – A few glasses of diluted lemon juice is the surest remedy for rheumatic fever, painful joints, lumbago and sciatica.

Acne, Spots and Pimples – Applying raw lemon juice to the face is a popular remedy for acne and pimples.

Hair – The external use of raw lemon juice makes hair shinier and stronger.

Low Vitality – People suffering from low vitality should have lemon and honey mixed water for an immediate cure.

Radiation – As lemon juice is excellent at cleansing the blood and removing toxins, it is a great way of removing radiation from the body. If you have had Chemotherapy, regular lemon juice drinks can help to rid the body of any remaining radiation.

So, I guess it is time to stock up on those lemons! 😀

BodyCombat 53, BodyStep 89 & Sh’bam 9

So, Fitness Studio our launch last week. Gotta say though, due to some mess-up for one of the programs, it kinda lost a little of the excitement and spark of the entire launch. But the launch is a total different thing from the release itself. The launch depends on the gym. The release is the actual gist.

As mentioned above, the BodyCombat launch was kinda dampened due to the fact, it’s actually a re-launch instead of the actual launch. Long story. Not gonna go there. Anyway, this release, BodyCombat 53 is pretty tiring. Almost killed my legs. But kinda fun I guess. =) Even though, I don’t really like all the tracks for the release, I’m happy with the choreo and moves. 🙂

BodyStep. Heh. I literally skipped the launch. Predicting that 4 people will be launching and if they split the tracks evenly, then I’d probably skip half the class cause I really don’t wanna waste my time in class when the two instructors who are extremely incompetent are teaching. Which was a good decision. My prediction was somewhat accurate. Apparently, Jayne didn’t launch. Leaving Eason to launch with the two extremely lousy instructors. Meaning if I were to attend the BodyStep launch, I’ll probably skip 2/3 of the class. Yup. Waste of time. *smirk* Anyway, I attended the classes after the launch and I have to say that the release BodyStep 89 is one of the most dreadful BodyStep release I’ve ever done. I find the 3 warm-up tracks much slower in tempo compared to the previous releases, thus giving it a sluggish feel. And a lot of the flava have been taken out of this release, making it more athletic and BodyAttack-like. The worst of it is, they change the structure for the official release. What used to be the ‘party track’ and ‘speed track’ in the main structure is now replaced with the ‘athletic circuit’ which was previously the optional tracks. Hence, making this release even more boring. I hope LesMills ain’t planning to remove the ‘party track’ and ‘speed track’ permanently. It’s kinda worrying since they have now made the both tracks optional instead of putting it in the main structure. Sigh. I think the day they take out the ‘party track’ and ‘speed track’ will be the day I stop attending BodyStep. Heh.

Then there’s the Sh’bam 9 launch. Eerrmmm. I’m really starting to get really bored with Sh’bam. This release doesn’t change my mind. But, I kinda like 2 tracks here. One of it is ‘Hold It Against Me’ by Britney Spears where the choreo includes going down on the floor. Hee! Can’t really remember the title of the other one, but it involves a lot of swirling of the arms. Haha! Other than that, its really just…. bleh. I guess, I find it boring cause there’s a maximum of only 3 moves in an entire track. Three! Sigh. I miss BodyJam.

Slack

So, I noticed I’ve slacked in my workout for the past 2 weeks. Workout and diet. A little disappointed in myself. Then again, who has never failed or slacked a little now and then in life. The important thing is to get the focus and determination back. And to top it off? Never give up. And that’s what I’m doing now. Picking myself back up and getting my focus back! 🙂