Thursday, 7 February 2013

0 Pilates workout for the abs.

I weigh at 45 kg before i was pregnant with my little son. That was story of two years ago. Now i weigh at 48 kg. Errm i am not sure though about the exact number but, it supposed to be around these numbers. 

After i gave birth, i did not really care about my diet or if i ever needed to exercise to burn the extra baby fat. I was at staggering 53 kg after i gave birth. It was too heavy for me as i am quite petite person, heightened 160 cm. After my son's gave up breastfeeding, i found that i still cannot control my eating appetite. So, my tummy is still bulging from bodycon outfits like modern baju kurung and i despise mini skirts.  I only wore fluffy dresses though. I did not bought any new jeans too. Because i was confident that my metabolism got it all under control. 

Boy,boy...after 9 months, i weighed at 52 kg...! I was 7 kg away from my pre-pregnant weight. That's when i realize that i could not rely on my speedy metabolism anymore. It just does not worked like before. I do not know why, i simply looked at it as perhaps my pregnancy just messed up the whole metabolism system. Don't get me wrong because i never hate to be pregnant. In fact, the 9 months period can be said as the most wonderful days of my life apart from having Chris in my world now. 

I came up with an intervention. I know that i would be too lazy for any outdoor exercises. But, there are plenty to do even indoors. Practising yoga or pilates are most popular. Yoga is too peaceful for me and not challenging enough for my cardio so , i choose to do pilates. Pilates got many moves that are especially targeting to tone specific body parts. So, i focused on the abdomen's workouts. Because the only thing that i hate on my body is the bulging tummy. I hate it because it is the ultimate wardrobe malfunction. Pilates not only enhance on toning the body but also it allows you to practise breathing. Like yoga too, breathing rhythm has effects on how you do each moves on the workout.

The abdomen workouts have many moves but, i only picked out the ones giving the ultimate punch and stresses to the tummy. 

The first one is , The 100. What you do is to Lie flat on your back and bring your knees into your chest making sure that the lower back is pressing into the floor. Keep your palms facing down and lift your head and shoulders up off the mat. Take your arms straight down by your side, palms facing down. Straighten your legs to a 45-degree angle (above), rotating your legs open from the hip and squeezing your legs and heels together. If you have a bad back, bend your knees a little. Breathe in through your nose for a count of five then out through your nose for a count of five until you reach 100. As you're breathing, pump your arms up and down 100 times keeping them next to your body and parallel to the floor.

My favorite one is the Single Leg Stretches,probably because it is the easiest. what you do is to lie flat on your back bending your left knee into the chest and lifting your right leg up to a 45-degree angle. Lift your head and shoulders up off the mat. Take your left hand to your right ankle and your right hand on top of your left knee (above). Tug the bent knee twice when it comes in and then switch hands and legs. Count 1-2 then switch so it's fast and controlled with your tummy pulled into your lower back. You might want to do 10 reps as a start,butyou can always increase it to 20 reps when you get used to it.

The hardest i thought it would be the Criss Cross but, this definitely give that punch and it really gives you the line in the middle of your abs. Ain't it what we dream of ? You start as lying on the floor. Your hands go behind your head with one hand on top of the other, elbows open, shoulders down. Lift your head and shoulders up off the mat as your left knee comes into your chest and your right leg is extended out at a 45-degree angle. Twist in your waist taking your right elbow towards your left knee (above). Remember to twist from the waist rather than just moving your elbow towards your knee. As you twist to one side, hold the position for three counts then switch to the other side for three counts. Do 10 reps.

Then, the roll up. what you do here is just getting up to sit from lying down position. Breath in as you get up,then exhale when you go back lying.There are few workout moves to end the sessions as the counter flexion but, my favorites is The Swan where you will start from lying face downward. Then, inhale as you pull your torso up,feel your belly button getting off the floor until finally your backbone end feIt pressed down to the floor. Exhale as you go back to initial position. You may repeat it until 5.

It is not like we must go out doors to exercise. There are plenty of workouts that is best done indoors too.And, of course there are many ways to get a toned abs. Apart from doing pilates, i watched my diet too. I did not cut out meals. But, i control the amount of it. I try to have as healthy breakfast as possible , big lunch for the energy kicks and light meals for dinner. I do not want to risk gastrititis, because though it does get better with some medications and milk, the one thing that i cannot bear is stomachache. 

I hope you find this entry useful as a guide towards better physical and health.. Let's have a fabulous body for the sake of the health!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

0 Wordless Wednesday: My son turning 17 mo

My son is 17 months today! I feel sorry that i cannot be there for him. To treasure and mark this day, i decided to upload his photos that i recently took. He is not photograph loving type of person, maybe he is camera shy or he just do not give a damn on this taking photos matter. It is because he will always either look away from the camera or he is trying to poke into the lens.

Do you know how it is to take this photo of him, facing the camera? He is climbing on the staircase and i am waiting for him from the top of the stairs.
 Say cheese, little darling....

He just got this serious expression like me when he is up to something...

This is what i am talking about earlier. He will turn down his face when i am trying to capture his best moment catching some flying insects that goes into the house when it is getting dark. Errr...we are living in the jungle. Kidding. 

Maybe the flash is too much for him.

If this is the only way to make him look into the camera, then i will always have a blurry finger like that in his photo. He is trying to poke into the lens like i said earlier. Lets hope he will grows out of this. 

Gah, finally a photo of him turning to me when i called his name. Manage to take clear photo without blurriness.

That's it for today. Happy monthsary my little son.. Mommy and daddy love you very much.

Sunday, 3 February 2013

0 My first Zalora!

Nah i have been hearing, 'like' on Facebook , receiving and deleting emails after finally i click to open my inbox from to see what they have to offer. It has become one of the biggest online shopping nowadays. We seen everywhere on the net. If you are a woman who loves fashion and SHOPPING  then you will feel intrigued by the offers you saw in the ads. My second anniversary with Steven is coming very soon which is next week and we planned to go out have a lavish dinner at a fancy hotel. Well i actually had booked it. Works are taking tolls on my time and i really do not have time to go around shopping malls to shop for my clothes. And i kinda really need a new dress for that night. 
Uh , we have been married for two years but, of course every women in the world wants to look beautiful by their men. Well , if i were to go out during the weekend it'll takes so much time going in and out of fitting room and in the end of the day i need to bath and feed my son and play with him some more.. doing house chores...Wears me down ...i rather semi sleep together with my little son and surfing around for online shopping. So i thought to myself why not just get a fabulous dress online? So my first choice definitely from this ever sought after and widely advertised on the net , . They of course have wide range of clothing for men and women , accessories, shoes, health and beauty care and also the home appliances. Delivery is also kinda fast , as fast as 3 bussines days even to Kota Belud, Sabah mind you. They even let us return the products within 30 days. Payment can be made either by direct debit if you have Maybank2u, CIMBClick or via credit card. Cash transfer also available but, after you made the payment, you have to fill in a form to fill in your transaction details. If you are transferring cash using this method, the cash will be credited to the Zalora's bank service the on the next working day and may take up to three working days. Zalora will only send you stuff you bought once the cash credited to their account. So, which method do you prefer? I remembered they also received payments via Paypal but, i am not familiar with it , anyway.
If you still want to surf around what i had bought from Zalora, check them out in the following photos...
Three items one go! And i am loving what i bought.
This certainly will be my working shoes. It has comfortable  kitten heels which definitely will be useful when i have to go up and down three-storey class buildings.
I really love the details on this shoes...

I did try on this dress the other day but , took no single photo with it. Because i want it to be special on our anniversary night..will only post it ( i try) after the dinner. Heee..But, you can search it online based on the tag above.

I might pair the dress with this 5-inch heels but i am restless at the thought that i would looked taller than Steven....hmm
Why , why it is always this long to take you to the point , right. The quality of the dress is so-so. What I  mean is that it is not so bad yet there are few slacks that cannot be ignored too. ....... while the shoes , i do hope that they'll survive with my ever changing tastes on shoes. These shoes from Zalora are not off branded ones  bought but they really felt comfortable under my feet though the black one are 5 inches high. Well i really wear some of really comfortable and fine shoes until they wear off ,alright. While some, while they were exceptionally beautiful, i kinda put them in the corner after some time( they must felt horrible) and only wear it occasionally. So usually they wear off themselves, rot in that shoe rack on their own. Kinda wasting money but, that's why i am being kinda savvy by rarely choose  expensive brands of shoes because of this bad habit!
 Do you know other online shopping shop that works as well as Zalora around Malaysia or Singapore? Please do share and lets save our petrol by buying online. Hahaha, what a terrible calls i made there. Only make sure that you do not use it to cure depressions or heartbroken or you going to end up being caught in heavy debts.

Chaw, stay fashionable, ladies.

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