Thursday, July 30, 2009
I was having one of those days that I realised I did so much work and ran around and suddenly I wish not to do anything. Just sit and have my little time to do what I want to do. Like SURF THE NET!!
Yes, sadly I was having one of those days. Also I was feeling a tad sad about not being able to control my food plan. Like yesterday's dinner and lunch. I feel suddenly I have lost control of my life.
So I took a chance to sit back and do a little bit of what I want to do. Yes, I surfed the net and what did I surf for? I surf for Burmese cook books. There is this one particular book which I am hunting for its call "Cook and Entertain the Burmese Way by Mi Mi Khaing" and it was published in 1978.
The day started with a good upper body work out.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I didn't peel the tiny potatoes but they tasted really good. So just let me know when you want to come for my chicken curry dinner :)
- Duration : 34 minutes
- Calories burned : 214
- Distance : 4.2km
- Sweat level : Pretty DARN good
- Highest Level : 9
- Second highest level : 8.5
Yes, I'm still maintaining my 215 Calories rate.
Its been awhile I've posted our baby's picture. So here is it, after her bath.
Monday, July 27, 2009
After the bath, she just slept the whole of the afternoon and we got bit worried but this morning she's back to her normal self. Hopping, jumping, running and biting of cuz.
Last night we decided to close the door from the time we went to bed and also the other bed room's door. To my surprise, she didn't make any sound through out the night. It might be either she's used to it or I slept through and I didn't notice.
ALSO! we managed our morning workout.
- Dumbbell squats : 12,12,12 (4kg)
- Dumbbell Lunges : 12,12,12 (3kg)
- Sumo squats : 12,12,12, (5kg, 7.5kg,7.5kg)
- Seated leg curls : 12,12,10 (15kg,15kg,17.5kg)
- Standing calves raises, 12,12,12
We felt quite good this morning after workout. I didn't really feel I did much but I felt good because I manage to go and get "some" workout done.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
- Duration : 34 minutes
- Calories burned : 214
- Distance : 4km
- Sweat level : Pretty DARN good
- Highest Level : 8.5
- Second highest level : 8.2
Yes, it was GOOD, I was worried I might not be able to hit my 200 mark which I managed the other week but all good after all.
Also, I managed to squeeze in some ab moves too.
My target for this week is a clean eating. I'm going to prepare pretty much most of the meal for the week and I'm sure hubby will enjoy it too.
DINNER at YANTRA
Last night we were invited for dinner by hubby's Aunt and Uncle. It was his Uncle's birthday. We went shopping in the afternoon, oh yes when we went shopping for my flats we also bought a birthday gift for his Uncle. There were a few ideas we toyed with and we decided with this in the end.
We were just thinking, this is our second time giving Eating for Life as a gift and wondering when will be the time we'll actually own one. First time was, apparently I was so inspiring to my hubby's boss and wife that they actually asked me tips. So we decided to give this book as a gift. They were so thrilled.
Yes, I am a lover of Body for Life.
Ok, on to the dinner. Yantra is an Indian fine dining restaurant and we had a really lovely time. Its in Tanglin mall. We got there first before his Aunt and Uncle so we started with cocktails. I had Pomegranate Margarita and Hubby had Rum punch. Then I tried on Corona beer with lime. That was my first time trying Corona beer. I think I quite like it.
Then we had tika platter as starter. They were just amazing and tasty. Sorry you lot. I didn't manage to get the pictures of any of the yummy food. However, I did manage to snap some of the desserts... enjoy
This is the cake that the staff brought with a candle lit up for the "birthday boy" but of cuz we all dived in. It was amazing. Also apologies, I can't really spell and remember the two desserts we had.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Oh no, you're not seeing double. Yes, I bought two pairs of Pedro flats. Gorgeous aren't they? Ha! hubby now said, don't complain you don't have shoes!
Friday, July 24, 2009
However, we bought an 9" one cuz I was worried we might not be able to fit into the oven. Hubby did suggest to get 2 of them but I was thinking nah, I wasn't going to eat more than 1 slice and GUESS WHAT? I ate 4!!! Yes, it was Thursday! What was I thinking?? So dear poor Hubby made himself 3 vegs on toast. I think he put on pesto, mint chutney, chili sambal and tomatoes... Uhmm ok, don't ask me how it tasted but I can tell you it smelled good.. ha!
We watched Prison Break last few episodes of season 4 as well. I can't believe they let Michale die!!! I was really sad.
Oh yes, we decided to take a break from Gym today as well. I know, we're bad but hey! our bodies are yelling out for a break!
Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more bursae (small sacs) of synovial fluid in the body. The bursae rest at the points where internal functionaries, such as muscles and tendons, slide across bone. Healthy bursae create a smooth, almost frictionless functional gliding surface making normal movement painless. When bursitis occurs, however, movement relying upon the inflamed bursa becomes difficult and painful. Moreover, movement of tendons and muscles over the inflamed bursa aggravates its inflammation, perpetuating the problem.
Note: this is not hubby's elbow BUT its very much the same with him.
Yesterday I had my complementary health check up by AIA and hubby had to go to the specialist in the evening. So I went with him and the specialist just poked a needle in the bump and extracted out the liquid and amazingly it just shrunk!!! Doc did say it might just come back and to leave it as it is if it is not boring hubby so much. hhhmm OR he can go for operation and remove the sack totally. Which Hubby didn't like at all.....
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Also we found out Tinki actually walked on the window ledge from the other room to our room when we closed the door. The misery, solved!
Anyhoo, here's our dinner.
RECIPE (By Michael Smith)
1 bunch fresh Basil
1 cup Pine Nut
1 cup grated Parmesan
Puree the basil, pine nuts, cheese and olive oil in a food processor.
Season to taste with salt
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Lay 2 slices of the prosciutto flat onto a work surface, overlapping them slightly along their long edge, to form a large rectangle.
- Place a chicken breast lengthwise at the short end and slit it open along one side to create a wide pocket. Spoon in some of the pesto and then wrap the prosciutto neatly around it.
- Place on a baking sheet, seam side down and bake until golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So its not a good idea to take a 2 days off straight.
Today was my upper body workout day. So here's the low down.
- Chest - Bench press ( 12,10,8,6,12) 5 kg
- Back - Seated row/Lat pull down - (12,10,8,6,12) 12kg,19kg, 19+2.5 kg.
- Shoulder - Seated shoulder press (12,10,8,6,12) 3kg, 4 kg
- Biceps - Seated bicep curls machine /hammer curls (21,21,21) 10kg
- Triceps - Triceps pull downs/Triceps kick back (15,15,15,) 5kg
Some shots of Tinki on Sunday...Yes, this is the very first time we've seen her sleep like this and hubby couldn't miss the chance to take the snaps..
Then again, I would feel bad for those who came to the does not have the privileges of going online to buy tickets or for those who just decided to watch a movie since they are happen to be at the mall might not get the chance to actually buy the ticket because its been sold out via online ticketing.
OK, so we go to the theater and realised we hadn't got the time to eat dinner. So we got a hot dog and a kono pizza which was quite a new thing for us. Pizza in a scone. :)
As for the movie, there were a few mix reviews. Some says slow, some said REALLY GOOD, some said wasn't so great. So our review is, its a nice movie and worth it to watch. The kids are in teens instead of having a adventure full movie, it has a bit of slow down with a bit of teenager parts which we did not mind at all. However, this is the dilemma which I always have after every Harry Porter movie I watched.
Harry Porter still cannot fight on his own .....
Monday, July 20, 2009
We realised nearly everything in the kitchen is running out. Milk, tea, meat, veges etc... so we did our grocery shopping early Sunday.
It was my DIL's (Dad in Law) birthday as well. So why hubby was on the phone with the family I was busy in the kitchen. After he's done, the lunch was ready.
Baked salmon with grilled lady's fingers.
As for the afternoon snack, I attempted on making a french style pumpkin cake from one of the recipes from French Food At Home. Now, I've learnt that when the said 350 or 400 they meant F!!! Gosh, I thought it was in C and I burned my pumpkin cake ha ha.. but it was still not too bad inside. Hubby didn't quite like it because it was his first time trying a pumpkin cake so it'll be saying bye to us and hi to the bin this evening.
We bought two rib eye steaks in the morning and tried to make it pan fried steak and it came out quite nice I must say. Apart from we overcooked them a little bit as the steaks were too thin. So the next attempt, we shall buy steaks from a proper butcher.
I made baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes and french beans salad to go with the steak.
Sorry did not manage to take pictures for these....
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Bacon and tomato, Hubby's grand-dad's recipe.
Bacon and tomatoes, scramble eggs with wholemeal toast and a glass of green tea.
After this, hubby took a nap and so did our little missy...
- Height 153 (I'm 5.2" so that was a guess in cm)
- Weight 56.9kg
- BMI 24.3 ( My goal is to bring down to 21 to 23)
- PBF 35.6 (This is not good my goal 28)
- Weight 57.4kg
- BMI 24.5 ( My goal is to bring down to 21 to 23)
- PBF 35.9 (This is not good my goal 28)
- Warm up - 5 mins
- Smith machine squats - 15,15,15 (-, 5kg, 5 kg)
- Lunges - 12,12,12 (with 5kg med ball)
- Dead lift - 15,15,15
- Seated leg curls - 10,10,10 (15kg, 15kg,17.5kg)
- Calves press - 12,12,12 (15kg,15kg,15kg)
- Hip abduction - 15,15,15, ( 15kg, 17.5kg, 15.5kg)
- Abs ball crunch - 15, 10
- Lie down side crunches - 15,20,20
- Plank hold - 10 sec, 10 sec
We went to Inn Lay restaurant at Peninsular plaza. Hubby ordered Mohinga and seafood glass noddle salad with tamarind juice drink. I had chicken curry with rice and pork roll with sour plum drink.
The picture isn't the one hubby had last night but it is how Mohinga looks like.
We got back and ended the day watching Conspiracy...
So, we had a good evening...who wouldn't with a nice burmese dinner...
Friday, July 17, 2009
Ralph Lauren, Romance. I used to use Ralph Lauren, Style and I loved it. So decided to try this one out loved it on the tester. SGD $60 for 50ml.
Here it is..
- Duration:32 minutes (2 minutes warm up and 2 minutes cool down)
- Distance : 3.5 km
- Calories Burned : 220 (wooo hooo)
- Highest level : 8.5! (ok, still maintaining)
- Minutes and level : 5,5.5,6.5,7.2,7.5,8,8,8,8.5...and repeated from 5. and on the minute 29, I pushed myself to 8.5.
- Sweet Level: Totally acceptable ha ha
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Its just grilled chicken, steamed choko and grilled sweet potatoes. I grilled the sweet potatoes the day before so they weren't tasting so great but hubby loved them. I loved the chokos they're so juicy and sweet. So we exchange half of my sweet potatoes for half of his chokos :)
- Cajun powder
- Mango powder
- Half of lemon juice
Here's a shot of our little miss nosy.
Hubby bought her a harness from Daiso ($2 dollar store) with a leash. We thought we will train her to walk outside with us. It was hilarious how she refuses to walk instead just dash and jump about on the grass. In the end we just carried her and walk around the corner..ha ha.. I think the people on the road were thinking we're mad to walk a cat ha ha...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
The moment we stepped out of the lift from the building, it all came pouring down.. yeap! the rain had began. So, that's it we had to go back up and sit in front of the TV till 8. I did manage to do my biceps and triceps while watching Tv so its not all ruined. Today is my upper body work out day anyways.
- Bicep curls (12,12,12 - 4kg )
- Triceps overhead (12,12,12 - kg)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Here's my recap on my tread mill
- Duration:32 minutes (2 minutes warm up and 2 minutes cool down)
- Distance : 3.63 km ( YES!!!!)
- Calories Burned : 195 (now that I've pushed myself for 195 anything below will be a disappointment for me).
- Highest level : 8.5! Ha!
- Minutes and level : 5,5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.2,7.2,8,8,8,8.2...and repeated from 5. and on the minute 29, I pushed myself to 8.5.
- Sweet Level: Totally acceptable ha ha
Hubby said, i was running in slow motion at one point. Yeah, I have no idea what he meant by that but he said next time he will try to record it. ha ha and I will post it here.
Monday, July 13, 2009
As much as I feeling so sleepy this morning, we managed to drag ourselves to the gym and here's the workout which made me so dead this morning.
- 5 minutes warm up
- Smith Machine Squats (15,15,15 ) (No weights just the bar, 5kg, 5 kg)
- Lunges ( 15,15, 20) (3kg, 3kg, no weights)
- Seated leg curls (12,10,10) (15kg)
- Calves press ( 15,15,1) ( 15kg)
Yes, afterward, I was looking for my bed..:)
We had a treat to ourselves for lunch, I had chicken briyani near our house and hubby had onion pratas. He only ordered 2 at first. OK, I am a slow eater. My briyani came first and about 10 minutes later his pratas arrived and when he finished eating I still have half a plate left. So he decided to order one more onion prata and he finished that and I was still catching up with him :) I couldn't help it. I eat slow. Its one of my training from my "Body for Life" days.
By eating slow with small amount your tummy feels filler fast without over eating. There! that's the trick to it.
When we got home, we just lazed for awhile on the couch. Me with SELF( yes, I haven't returned Aud's magazine to the library. I should do so this week) and hubby playing with Tink while watching some TV shows.
Around 2, Hubby needed to have some shut eyes time and he went an took a nap while Tink napped with him. I did a bit of my blog update and Enu came so I was thrilled to have the house cleaned up after a week of the little one's mess. :)
We contemplated for awhile if we should go out for dinner and in the end we didn't. I just made Chicken curry with stir fried Kai Lan and had it with rice.
My weekend seems to be the chicken weekend! OH MY, yes at Jit's place we had Pepper chicken as well.. OK, more fish and beef for the coming week. 4 consecutive meals with chicken!! what was I thinking???
Sunday, July 12, 2009
After Tink's chores, we headed off for gym. I had a good run on the tread mill.
- Duration: 34 mins (2 minutes warm up and 2 minutes cool down)
- Distance: 3. 7 km
- Calories burned: 170
- Levels : 5, 5.5, 6.5, 7, 7.2, 7.5, 8
- Sweat level: Pretty good
That was the first time we managed to stay in the gym more than a hour without having to rush. After our workouts, we went to meet up with Aud. Hubby had to go to pick up his lap top and he didn't manage to join us for lunch. Lunch was Barcelos, which was the Singapore version of Nando's. Yum Yum. From there, off for shopping. For who, yeap for Tinki.
We got to the pet shop and asked if we got get that buy 2 get 1 free Cat litter. Then they said, its buy 2 get 1 SCOOPER free!!! Oh well, its not what we were expecting but we needed to buy a scoop anyways, so we bought two bags anyways and more of Burp. So here are the pics. Oh yes, and a cool plate for our Tinker Bell.
So yes, after all those shopping, we got back I was totally pooped and Audrey just went into the kitchen and started her Baking frenzy :) and the outcomes....
Yes, they are another batch of her yummy scones and below is by request, apple crumble :) Very very good.
Our Saturday ended with a gorgeous dinner hosted by our dear friends Jit and Kanu.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I'm thinking of doing Yoga. My 90 years old Grand Mother can do Yoga, Tai Chi and she's so flexible and gorgeous for her age and I found found this.
The signs of success in hatha yoga are slenderness of the body, cheerful face, hearing mystical sound, bright eyes, sense of well-being, control over the bindu, increase in gastric fire and purification of the nadis.
I think I want to try it, feeling not enough time to release and stretch. That means that I will have to be more disciplined and plan for more time in the gym.
First class for beginners starts on Sunday. Yes, will keep you posted on it.
The day went by with not much excitement apart from some drama at work which nowadays seems quite regular.
OH, we did buy Cat litter for Tinkle Bell, and a can of Burp! cat food for Tink as a treat in the evenings. She's been munching on Science Diet for the past week and she's been doing good. But last night she had a taste of Burp and my, oh my.. she couldn't stop licking her plate. Yes, that reminds me that I need to get her a nice little plate for her food and water.
The nights are getting a little better but around 2 or 3 she would still climb up on us and start walking on our heads...
As for me, its my Upper body day today and yes I'm loving my arms..hee hee...
I did my usual Chest, Back, Shoulder, Biceps and Triceps routines of 12,10,8,6,12.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We had a simple and relaxing evening yesterday. We both decided not to bring work home and thus we had no lap top at home and we could not watch any movies either. Yes, hubby's lappy is at the repair shop. I don't know what is it with Dell lap tops, this is the second lap top that something stop working right after the warranty is over. Thankfully, this time we bought 3 years warranty and hopefully the shop guys can fix the problem.
Ok now move on to our work outs for the morning.
Hubby did his shoulders today.
As for me, today is my Lower Body so here's the breakdown
- Barbell Squats: 12,12,12 (3kg, 3kg, 3kg)
- Plie squats: 12 (5kg)
- Lunges: 12,12 (3kg, 3kg)
- Barbell dead lift : 12,12
- Seated leg curls (hamstrings) : 10,8,4 (20kg,20kg,15kg)
- Calves press : 12,12,12 (5kg,5kg,5kg)
I took a shot of the Singapore's upcoming Casino construction site on the way to work.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Duration: 32 minutes (2 minutes cool down)
Calories burned: 178
Distance :3.3 kg
Sweat Level: Pretty good
Level : 5,5.5,6,7,7,7.2,7.2,7.5,7.5,5,5.5,6,7,7,7.2,7.2,18.104.22.168,5,6,7.2,7.2,7.5,7.5,8,8,
I felt really tired this morning I am not sure why, may be not enough sleep lately, I've been just trying to listen to Tinki's bell to see where she is. Not good.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Here's my upper body work out of today.
- Chest - 12,10,8,6,12 (3kg, 3kg, 4kg,4kg, 3kg)
- Back - 12,10,8,6,12 (Lat pulldown - > 12kg,19kg,19kg,21.5kg,12kg)
- Shoulder - 12,10,8,6,12 (3kg, 3kg, 3kg,4kg, 3kg)
- Biceps - 12,12,12 (3kg, 4kg,4kg)
- Triceps - 12,12,12 (3kg, 4kg,4kg
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Seated leg curls , 12,12,12
Calves press 10,10,10
Also, I was wanting to run again but I know I just worked my leg muscles and that my knees needed more rest, so I decided to run for only 20 minutes.
Duration : 20 minutes
Calories burned : 105
Distance : 2.2km
Sweat level : Pretty good.
Highest Level : 8
Second highest level : 7.5
Longest duration on 7.5 : 8 minutes each of 2 sets.
Yes! I felt good and I was dead beat after that. Oh yes, finally Hubby managed to sign me up with Sky Fitness officially. I was doing a 2 weeks trial till yesterday.
SGD$550 for 15 months is pretty darn good deal don't you think?
I bought this cute Coke cup as a souvenir and hubby said I'm worse than a kid. Ha ha, what can i do, the child inside me will never go away.
OK. so the only difference is that the screen was concave and I did feel as though it was right in my "face". Truth be told, it was a fun movie but I didn't quite like it as much as 1 and 2. Ice Age 1 & 2 still rocks!!
My favourite is still SID the Sloth :) He's just adorable...
Friday, July 3, 2009
Oh, here is my makeup pouch I bring to gym.
Here's my cardio
1 min - 5
2 min - 5.5
3-4 min - 6
5- 12 min - 7
12 - 15 min - 5,5.5, 6, 7
15 - 20 min - 7
20 - 22 min - 7.2
22 - 25 min - 5,5.5, 6, 7
25 - 27 min - 7
27- 28 min - 7.5
28 - 30 min - 8
Yes, my maximum intensity level to is 8!! Yeah, baby!!! Here's the stat below.
Total duration: 31 mins (including cool down period)
Calories burned: 160
Distance: 3.4 km
Sweat level: Pretty good
Ok, the reason behind my topic is because I was actually looking myself in the mirror today while walking to work and thought, hhhmmm not bad I am already looking quite ok.. hee hee.. after 1 week of back to exercising. So, I'm thinking is it really the effect from my work out or its just all in my head... may be...
Will post my breakfast at KFC later... stay tune.
P.S I got a great news from my Aunt and saying one of my cousins (Paula and Michael) gave birth to a Baby Boy ZANE!!!! Welcome Zane. (01/07/09)
Thursday, July 2, 2009
- Piece watermelon
- Piece rock melon
- half a guava (which was tasteless)
and I snacked on my last container of pears that I cut up over the weekend.
I think I'm quite proud of us this week as we finished all the fruits we bought on Sunday and we have been cooking at home except for tonight. I will probably cook something or may be we will go out and eat a nice dinner tomorrow night. May be Hog's Breathe? Will keep you posted.
Good night for now.
Tomorrow I'm going to try and run for 30 minutes and targetting 3.5K. Let's see.