It is a fine day, to begin with.
Putting on your clothing and started smiling in the mirror. The reflection is saying that you look great!
Walking to the dining table, intend to sip a cup of coffee.
You coughed. And you spill your coffee on your favourite shirt!
The coffee stain is big and it is impossible to clean it off now.
You started mumbling:” What a day! I started feeling bad luck!”
When the bad luck happens
Your mood changed. You felt that bad luck will come to you very soon.
The happy and glowing face had turned into a thunderstorm.
You frowned, started cursing and swearing over a coffee spill that you did not want that to happen.
Hence, you decided to change another shirt that does not look good enough. It was not ironed properly. Totally the heck care attitude.
Time is running out and you have an important meeting to attend to.
You have just activated the blaming mode.
Will that go to be a bad day for you, or you wanted to carry on your smiley day?
Change your attitude
You cannot accept what had just happened.
You have a meeting to attend to and you felt embarrassed that your shirt might not look good enough to present.
This does not go anywhere.
The attitude of yours change suddenly and you seem hostile towards to anyone who tries to talk to you.
It is at the point of time people started to take a few steps away from you because they do not want to be influenced by you.
Your colleague will still carry on their daily routine and stay positive. It is bad to have your negative energy spread to others.
If this goes on for days, colleagues will be wary fo you. It is as if you are a walking time bomb.
As they do not want to see you blown off suddenly, they rather stay far away from you and remain as a just colleague and nothing more.
There will be no close colleague in the office whom you can share your feeling.
If you keep thinking of all the bad luck will come, then all of them will come to you.
Looking at the bigger picture is comfortable
There are people who look at the scenario as it is.
It is as if you are holding a crop factor camera with a nice 24mm lens. You cannot enjoy the wide photo as you desired.
However, if you are willing to take a step back, you will get almost the same wide angle like a full frame camera.
It is all about willingly to make an effort so that you are able to see the bigger picture.
Like the scenario, I had just written.
Despite the coffee spilt on the shirt, you like best, you may not know that the other shirt might look even better on you.
Also, the client might not notice your shirt at all. What they need is your presentation, not your shirt. You are not a model that walk on the runway.
If you continue to put on your smiley face, the chances of client love your presentation is very high.
Even if there is an amendment to be made, they will talk to you properly instead of slamming on the table and ask you to get out.
So, stop saying you have bad luck and start learning how to stop saying bad luck.
Thunderstorm is not forever
With the positive energy generating from you, you will get lots of encouragement, liking and trust from everyone.
Tell yourself something.
Do you want to see a person who has a sulking face and not willing to talk to you or prefer a person who is smiling non-stop and cracking jokes?
Although something has changed, it does not means the day has to be bad.
Thunderstorm will pass over very soon.
The bright sunny day will appear.
It is time to think again and refocus what you just missed.
You will not be surrounded by bad luck forever.
Only by thinking positive, then all the negative energy will disperse in the air.
The more you think about the bad luck, the more you will have. So you have to learn to stop saying bad luck unless you really wanted to attract that.
Attract happy people
If you had a rough morning, it is not important that you must stay firm and be cheerful.
There is no point sulking over a small matter that can be resolved in a few minute.
Even if you want to rant, well, c’mom, we are all human and we do feel good to rant once a while. Do not let your anger continue for more than 2hrs if you want a happy day ahead.
We must attract happy people together, so that all of us will have a good day ahead.
Tell the bad luck to move off, because it is none of their business to be beside you.
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You will be rewarded with patience because it is a big test for everyone.
But there is no definite answer when the future will come.
Some may be short term, while some have to wait for a long time.
To rush thing off isn’t a bad thing as well.
You have to be selective while rushing; going for an appointment, punctual in school or work etc, you must rush yourself as not to give a bad impression of yourself.
Hard paid off if you spend your time wisely.
If you rush your artwork, instead of getting the art to look complete, it might end up looking incomplete, fuzzy and messy. There is no feeling at all.
Art appreciator will walk away because of the negative feeling. Do you want to have an art piece that looks so busy at home?
Music composer often takes their times to write a beautiful melodic tune that everyone will feel comfortable and relax.
Every instrument adds into the music has its role to build up the tune.
If a composer does not care much about this details by rushing off to finish up the piece might turn out to be a trash instead.
The simplest the better.
Do not rush to complete the music, take your time to listen to make sure it sound good.
With lots of patience, you will be rewarded
You must be disciplined.
If you want to shack off your weight, you have to train yourself daily and eat lesser than the usual you.
By making research via online, you see the common keywords for you to start off is “cut down carbo”.
Being Asian, we love rice because we can pour our gravy on it and eat it like no tomorrow.
But there is risk for our health without knowing.
It is Sugar.
Regular meal is a must. Just try to cut down food intake bits by bits.
You must replace your rice if you are so in love with it.
And you not forget to exercise and drink lots of plain water.
While you are cutting down food intake, you must burn what is inside you.
Keep this discipline method, you will be healthier, cheerful and grateful that you can start wearing your clothing.
If you want to rush off to diet by taking supplementary, you are just over relying on pills.
That might make you continue to eat more as your brain send a wrong signal “Hey, I have supplement to burn your fats off. Just continue eating”
One day, you will find out that you will be putting on more weights after stopping the high costing pills.
Will it better if you start exercising that does not cost you a single cents?
We have YouTube video teaching you what exercise to do to lose weight.
You put in a lot of effort and stay disciplined on your routine.
Despite the turbulence, you gradually reaching your goal day by day.
This is the test we must all go through.
If you do not have the will power, you will failed the test, unless you are very focus and wanted to try it again.
No one will not know the outcome.
Only your mind power will help to overcome it.
Feel gratitude when you receive help.
Feel gratitude when someone says a lot of positive words to you.
Feel gratitude when life is wonderful to you.
We have our down times.
And we have friends that may look down on you thinking you are one of the losers.
We also have series of bad luck happening again and again until you feel like giving up.
Are you going to surrender?
It is not a bad thing to think that you want to raise your white flag.
You are the end of the world and not knowing what to do next.
At the edge of the road, you are scared because you are the only person there and you may fall anytime soon.
With lots of worries in your mind and keep thinking negativity, there will be no help for you at all.
God may not appear right before you and tell you what to do.
You have to take 1 step backwards to ensure you are safe enough to sit down and think.
Have you taken a look around?
Did you notice how far are you from the sea since you are the edge of the route?
You started to notice everything.
There are material that you can make a boat and you can sail it off as soon as you make it, feel gratitude.
You also noticed that the sea is just 1 feet below the edge of the route. It is not deep at all.
That is not the end of the world.
Whenever we have a crisis in life, we must learn to take a look around and keep focusing what we are missing out.
Be happy that you think deeply and stay focused.
It may be hard to notice initially, but if we use our heart and mind as one and use it properly, we can make the impossible to possible.
Lots of trial does not make you lousier, it means you are using all kind of way to make sure it will work.
The only failure in life is those who choose to give up.
No matter how long you are trying, always choose “Do not give up”.
Feel gratitude when you have friends that do not give up on you.
They tried their best to help you within their means.
Despite so many complaints and they do not walk away are your true friends because they wanted you to succeed in life.
Negative friends are all over, choose them wisely and do not mix wrongly.
Friends that always say you cannot make it are those who do not want you to succeed.
Walk away and be careful of them.
Remember those who help you.
Learn to have gratitude because there will be karma if you turn against them.
Say thanks, share with them and help them to build up your kindness.
People who do not have gratitude will have ‘bad returns‘ in future.
Do not curse.
It will do you good when you learn to keep quiet.
I heard voices.
“Clean up the whole blog and restart, or you continue”
I had been waiting and thinking, thus the missing in action here.
I had decided with a smile on my face now.
Having no shame, I decided to keep it despite some of the content may not be suitable for everyone to read.
How many restarts do we have in life?
We can restart a game after dying many times, we can restart building our new life and move forward, but the pain and experience in our heart always remain the same.
Hence the reason I decided to continue this blog.
If there is time to make a change, we should do it before is running out.
Time passes very fast. It will not pause for you to make a change. Life still goes on despite how sad you are.
Everyone has to go through it.
Why does everyone say health is wealth?
It is not hard to think about it if you see the bigger view.
When a person health is going down hill, you will not get to enjoy it despite how rich you are.
With all the medicine pouring on you, you are drawn with all medical bills unknowingly and payment is painful.
Exercising make us look good and stay happy because you know that your fitness is getting a lot better than before.
Not only that, we are eliminating most of the illness by keeping healthy.
Keep smiling and we will be good and keep away from sickness.
Isn’t that health is wealth? We get to enjoy our life, remember that!
Complain all we want when we find out that our health is going down because we are lack of discipline.
Regret all we want. There is no way we can get back our health to the original stage.
We cannot restart it by moving our date back.
Instead, we have to move forward and deal with it.
Restarting is not a bad choice because this came from experience.
If there is a way to save it, use it wisely.
The alternative choice will be “Looking ahead”.
We can look back and learn from our mistake and not commit again.
We must not brood over it and stay negative as long as we want. This is bad for us.
Stay happy and cheerful.
Food to give energy
We cannot live without food because we need the energy to push ourselves forward. Like many of you, I love to eat food that is fried, sweet, baked steam, etc. Frankly speaking, I cannot resist food that I like a lot, of course, I do have some self-control.
Asian food is delicious. Anything that is spicy will make me lost my self-control by having 2 servicing of rice! Curry chicken and tom yum are one of the best in my menu.
Knowing that I am putting on weight, I should refrain from eating too much for supper. I always have a sara-lee cake with milk, cereal milk or even chocolate rice cake while watching my TV show at night.
I have my limitation so I will gulp down a lot of water after this sinful and yummy food. Sugar is nice but also a killer. Best yet, I seldom exercise, so I continue to eat as if I am starving for days.
No self-discipline and lots of execuses
I have no self-discipline when I wanted to exercise to lose weight. I find so hard to get the time to go out to jog, cycling or even swimming. I just sit in front of the computer looking at my music production and my forex chart. I did T25 intensive circuit training or jogging and swimming. I have excuses – once I have an injury or find hard to find the time, I will just stop there and do not do anything.
One of my friends introduced me T25 because it is meant for weight losing and train your cardio. It is a very high intensive workout that helps you to shag off your weight. I did for a month and saw the result! I did slim down and my leg is much stronger than before.
As the training is pretty tough on my leg, I have to stop to rest so that I can recuperate my injury. That goes on for a week and I cannot catch up the rest of the training that last for 2 months. From then on, I stopped. That is one of the excuses.
During my training, I did watch my diet as well and I am really happy. But, after I stopped the training, I almost went back to my glutton stage. And later on, it just goes worst. I was 103kg.
Every food that should not be wasted has gone in my tummy. I began to feel lethargic and felt very sleepy after my 3 in 1 coffee intake.
That was a year ago.
Things do not change, my eating habit goes haywire with no discipline at all.
I am getting lazier and exercise is just in my mind instead.
I feel very tired and often having giddiness. I know that my body is doing some change and I begins to accept it because I know what is going on.
After seeing the doctor at my worst condition, I still do not feel any better until I gotten my blood test result after a week later.
I was diagnosed as type 2 diabetic.
I know this day will come because of my eating habit. I literally ignored the sign last year when it was not so bad. With high sugar contained, it is normal that you feel sleepy after taking a cup of 3 in 1 coffee.
Since the day I was diagnosed, I tend to be very careful of my diet and watch out for those sugar intake.
In short, we have to take in carbo, but with strict amount of intake. Just walk away with those sugary drink.
If you are a 100 plus or any isotonic drink lover like me before, do avoid it when you are not exercising. This is one of the highest sugar contained!
Brand new diet start now
It is not the end when I realised that I have to change my diet. It is good, trust me.
I always love how people eat healthily but cannot stand that small amount or those vegetables (salad) because I will never feel full! Now I totally can relate to that.
Eating healthy is costly. So choose the meal carefully as not to let your wallet explode.
Apart from eating healthily, it is very important to get yourself into exercising! There is NO excuses anymore. Say now and not LATER.
If you did a web research, there are lots of healthy western food, what about asian food? What is the ok and not?
Fortunately, my wife managed to find out this website which might be able to help most of you out there.
25 Diabetes Friendly Local Foods to Eat in Singapore
We can EAT anything we want, so long as it is portion controlled! We are NOT supposed to over eat! It is the benefit of health.
So, for those out there, please do not blame or take a second look on us by throwing half of the food away. We have to take care of our eating habit.
Let’s be nice to ask the counter to give us lesser portion instead.
Stay healthy and start exercising today!
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