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[1: 1,874 of 10,000] Change Is Difficult But Worth It

In Journal on April 21, 2017 at 4:56 PM


Change is difficult but it is important to step outside my comfort zone to see progress. A life without progress was the feeling of death due to depression.

I am so grateful that I can afford it so I signed up for gym membership and a personal trainer and it is changing my life positively.

I never like exercise but my right working mind knows that my body needs it. It is futile for me to go to the gym without signing up for a guide otherwise I would just end up messy without doing the exercise correctly, I needed professional help. I also need somebody to boost my confidence that I am doing something right (regardless that he is paid to do so).

I have always thought that my body will always have a fat limit, always comfortable saying, ‘This is the fattest that I have ever been’; only to notice that every year I get heavier as I age. I kept eating unhealthy food, I LOVE RICE, and I wasn’t moving. I couldn’t fool myself that I have my limit because my weight kept increasing, my belly looked like a nine-month pregnant or carrying a beer belly like my dad did (yet I don’t even like beer), I now have food allergies, and worst depressed with life although I conceal it.

I have been going to the gym as much as possible three times a week. I usually go home sore in various body parts but I feel really happy. Every time I sweat profusely at the gym, it feels like shedding off my bad voodoos away. I am automatically also conscious about what I eat now and really paying attention to my trainer who knows best except counting the calories of all food intake, I still don’t want to learn that.

My tummy is now smaller than it used to be. My happiness level is genuine and moving uphill. My energy is not 100% strong but I have that inner glow to appreciate the beautiful, to be very hopeful that life is freakishly amazing, and the will power to make things happen. Was all these a result of the gym, maybe not, but it is one heck of a great starting point for a positive life. Go and exercise, not necessarily for weight loss, but think to live a ‘healthy life’.

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[1: 1,714 of 10,000] I Must Learn Discipline

In Article on June 6, 2016 at 5:54 AM

I must learn discipline once again. When I was a child, I am more inclined to do it because I have the energy and I have the young will of everything is possible (or was it scary that if I don’t do this I get punished and there’s that too).

Now that I am all grown up, everything that I do has to have a purpose and I am slipping to find the proper reasons sometimes and justify the wrong. It needs to change if I want to live a healthy, joyful, rich, and love-filled life.

My daily rituals must be –

  1. Daily RitualWork must stay at the office and home is when I rest again.
  2. Set a time to go to be early to wake up early.
  3. Exercise to breathe better, have the energy to do more with enthusiasm, and so that I am no longer required to take medicine and a frequent visit with the doctor.
  4. Do something that light up my soul with delight from posting blogs, listening to various great music, reading books, write the next book, and start a business.
  5. Pray to seek connection with God and have the ample rest of my whole being, the confidence to move forward despite being scared, and to have the proper wisdom.


[1: 981 of 10,000] Be Your Favorite Heroes

In Article on April 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM

I want you to imagine your favorite hero or heroes. Do you have it? Bear with me with this simple exercise about courage and inspiration.

Iron Man & PepperMine is Iron Man and Pepper, I like both characters with these following qualities:

Tony Stark / Iron Man

  1. Overly confident who has the right to do so in my opinion anyway
  2. Genius
  3. Wealthy
  4. Impressively owns high tech gadgets
  5. Gorgeous
  6. Heart and Courage for true justice
  7. Get his hands dirty especially when building the suit or working at the lab


  1. Smart
  2. Dignified
  3. Hot
  4. Caring
  5. Strong
  6. Responsible
  7. Fearless

It is fair that you may argue with my chosen heroes and their highly fanatic adjective attachments but why don’t you describe your own chosen hero. Got that written down?

Now imagine your fear or block or wall that hinders you to achieving your dream or desired freedom. Embody the qualities you just enumerated about your model, then act… The truth is, when you start facing and conquering your battle, you will win like your hero if you put your focus, energy, effort, and love into it. It is possible that you will fail but try again. It is possible that you may never win the battle but it will teach you a lesson for the mere fact of pursuing that would eventually lead you to a better place.

So, go be a HERO yourself!

[1: 689 of 10,000] Friday Suits

In Journal on July 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I’m in love with Suits and I got Aaron Korsh to thank for creating Harvey Specter. I really like the winning attitude of Harvey and just simply being brilliant to take control of the situation and emerge slick and victorious.

He inspired me to get on the treadmill but unfortunately I lost over the machine. I cannot commit for the 30-minute program, the speed of 10 scared me and my heart to death. I’m sure the day will come that I’ll beat the speed of 10 and do the perfect 30-minute then 1-hour. Love losing more than 110 calories today.

[1: 684 of 10,000] Beginning of a Healthy Lifestyle

In Journal on July 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Nothing really fancy but my way of saying my siblings and I went to our building’s gym to do less than 30-minute cardio exercise.

I walked, jog, and rode a bike and I can’t wait until I reached a pretty good weight that I aim – 110 lbs.

I’ll burn more calories on the succeeding days and I have to really promise myself that no more rice for dinner.

Hello endorphins.

[1: 392 of 10,000] How I Almost Died Today From Exercising

In Journal on October 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM

My sister #1 was reading a new book on how to be healthy and she taught me and sister #2 an exercise that doesn’t require us to leave too far from home.

The extreme (maybe it’s just me) cardio exercise:

  1. Stretching
  2. Run up the stairs (10 yards or 3 floors flight. The stair is the alternative for a mountain.)
  3. Walk back down
  4. Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for 5 times
  5. Stretching

The first run up and walk down was ok, the 2nd was painful, the 3rd was deathifying! I was complaining that the stairs areas don’t have good ventilation and I can’t get enough oxygen supply. The thing is my sister #2 who is 6 years younger and a few pounds lighter than me managed just fine. Sister #2 suggested that we attempt to open the windows to gasp some air but they are a lot harder to open when my heart is trumping its way out from my chest.

I finished the 5 trips but I thought I will totally lose consciousness and die. It didn’t give me a panic attack that I will not do it again. I’ll do it again next Friday but I’ll get the windows open before I even start. This experience made me feel something I never experience before, dying? Close to that and I was just trying to breathe in and out so I can remove the uncomfortable feeling of not being able to breathe normally and there was a sort of vertigo in my ears (water trapped in my right ear, was that sweat?) causing me not to nicely hear.

Really until next Friday, I am not suicidal, I’m just trying to get healthy and see where my limits are.

[1: 331 of 10,000] Four Fun Exercise Questions

In Article on August 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM

I think Scott Berkun made a very fun exercise questions to answer. This post is going to be a good way too to document the exercise the I find interesting at this point of my life.

This is one of my attempts of playing Squash for the first time without knowing the rules; I just kept hitting the ball to bang on the wall. It was a good 30-minute exercise. I laughed more though than I hit the ball properly.

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[1: 255 of 10,000] Jogging Day

In Article on June 17, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Two weeks ago I tried to play Squash for the first time and got on the treadmill for under 10 minutes and my body was sore for the whole week. Pain but fun so am not complaining. 😀

Today, my jogging buddy and I got up early on a no work day, out of the house at 6:10 AM and enjoyed a 45 minutes in the neighborhood jogging happily. The Dubai morning breeze is beautiful and friendly – no sign of whipping summer hotness. I feel like I did something right for my health today.

Did I mention there’s a bunch of mini sweet cupcakes waiting for me to come home? There are and they have a playful vanillaey chocolatey look but I am trying to restrain myself and ate lovely fresh cherries first to fill my tummy and have not touch a single cupcake yet, I’ll save it for later. 😀

These sweet little things are delicious.