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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Stress is the killer
Do you believe that stress is one of the hidden killers?
When a person is a stress, there are a lot of things that may start to happen. Our lifestyle, interaction and health will be affected.
Therefore, you have to keep yourself motivated by doing things that you like and keep the stress away from you as far as possible.
While this may seem difficult, it is better to learn how to do it in a proper way.
We cannot avoid stress because of how the world evolve. Work stress is one of the killers because you are fighting the fire every day in order to get promoted with better pay.
Even when you get promoted, you are faced with lots of challenge because the higher you go, the more pressure you will face. Unless you are the biggest boss who hires all the intelligent to work things out for you.
There is no free lunch in this world. You just dig in more and more.
You are unknowingly getting health issue if you do not start to take care of yourself.
Every family has their own difficulties – health and financial and also dealing with in-laws etc.
The pressure you faced at work is more than enough to get you a headache, but you get tensed out when family members are giving lots of unnecessary problems.
There is a countless problem that a person can share.
No matter how tough the life is, we have to motivate ourselves to move forward.
Everyone is tired when they reach their peak limit. They can no longer hold on and feel like scolding everyone else. It is just like a sergeant major going around pin point your mistake.
No matter how well you are doing, you will never get a compliment at all. Scolding is the only thing you receive.
Things will go on and on without ending if a person is feeling too stress.
Wild imagination flocking in their brain and thought that the world is literally against them.
Give a helping hand
If you notice anyone if facing that. It is important to guide he or her to relax their mind before something real hurt is going to happen.
It may take a long time for a person to listen to you, so umpteen tries is a must.
If they are willing to listen, it is important to engage them for 30min to an hour away from everything and relax.
By relaxing, it is not about sleeping it through, it is relaxing our mind to feel comfortable.
4 better ways to ease your stress
- Meditation works effectively if you can calm your inner soul. Think of nothing and keep your mind blank for 15min at the start. Set a soft alarm to keep track of time. If you cannot keep it blank, think of a beautiful sunset by the tree.
- Yoga almost the same as mediation because of staying calm and relaxation. You can stretch all your tired muscle and keep your focus by balancing yourself. Relaxing music will help during your yoga exercise.
- Walk on the beach. If you listen to new age music or any soothing music before, you will notice the sound of waves, raindrop and soft waterfall. These sound are proven to help you ease the tension in your mind. You can find them on Youtube or even relax on the beach listening to it. It is great to have sea breeze as well.
- Essential Oil. The fragrance of essential oil helps you to feel relax. You can use it as above mentioned. It can be applied anytime of the day. A good essential oil will help to bring benefit for your body. So it is important not to choose cheap or synthetic oil.
We must learn to feel relax and let go of our tension to avoid any harm to our health. Some might be life threatening if we do not take care well.
Eating healthy but with overloaded of stress might cause you to have other problem too. Our mind is one of the most powerful elements in our body. If it cannot overcome the amount of stress you have now, it will be defeated badly. One led to another.
It is not a fun thing feeling so the stress of work daily. Nobody like it. It is you to pick a choice by moving on. Resign and move to another sector that might bring you happiness. Remember, money does not buy happiness.
You have to motivate yourself to stand up and choose the path of happiness.
This is a good read when one of my friends posted this link on the social feed.
How to save even further despite retired at the age of 28 with million in the bank?
What is the true gem in this article?
We do have friends starting to say things:
“It is impossible to retire in this country”
“Of course she is rich and she can do anything she want”
“Easy saying… doing is so hard!!!”
“I wish she gone through the shit we are in as well”
Well, we cannot deny the fact most of the people are very jealous of the 28-year-old lady.
As written in the article, she has investment and also saved up quite a big percentage because she wants to pursue her dream since school day.
It is not wrong to follow your dream.
Get used item isn’t a bad idea
If you have strong discipline, you might be in the same shoe as her.
Let’s not compare how much you and she are earning per year, but how to learn to save and not to buy impulsively.
I cannot deny the fact that we can be materialistic because we really love the first-hand item but I was taken back when there are quite a number of people does not mind 2nd hand items after I had open my Carousell account.
Having 2nd hand stuff is not a bad thing so long as it is still good in condition. You will save a lot more and might be thrilled when the items are near new! Bang for big buck, why not? It is a gem!
If there is a need to buy a new thing, you just have to.
The more you earn, the more you spend
This saying is pretty true.
Earn more, spend more.
Browsing over your Facebook page, you started to notice some of your high earning power friends starting to splurge on luxurious goods, cars, watch, high-class restaurant etc.. This is good for building the economy but one must watch out how they spend.
No matter how much you are earning, it is very important you save up for rainy days and stay humble how you intend to share in your social feed.
We have friends who love luxury items because they feel that they wanted to own it after their years of hard work. It is the sense of belonging when they got it in their arms.
After a few months, this sense of belonging is no longer getting noticed. It is nice to own one, but you have balance the feeling – do you want it or need it?
Worth of your work hourly
I love how Livingston gave an example of buying an iPhone.
Let’s say your cost-per-hour comes out to $20. That means a new $700 iPhone would shake out to 35 hours worth of work. A $100 night out would cost five ours. A $40 blouse would run you two hours worth of work. Ask yourself: Is the purchase worth it?
Unless it is something you really need it, then I would think that I will skip this.
For example, you have your blouse torn and beyond sew, or your phone went dead and you need to contact your client.
While for some, they will just want chase over new technology or fashion – phone, gaming rig, cars, jewellery etc. Just for the sake of being the first and own it, then chuck them one side after feeling bored.
It is a good practice to save and not overspend.
If you have the extra money, always keep a lookout for investment to grow your account. Everyone love that!
Do your homework before you get yourself burnt by the market or conman out there.
Gloomy storm day
A thunderstorm is coming, heavy dark cloud above us was moving fast. The shape of the cloud was twirling as if it is going to form a twister.
Strong gust of wind were making the tree branches flying up and down as if they were dancing vigorously.
Leaves on floor were flying all around.
The wind might even help us change our hairstyle while walking on street.
The sky is turning darker than before and all the cars have to turn on their headlight to see what is in front of them to prevent any accident.
Rain droplets started to fall down bit by bits. The drop seem heavy and big as they are falling very fast. The sound of the rain hitting everywhere – building, cars, windows and even our skin.
Within few minutes, these few droplets had turned into an army and wash you down if you are still looking for shelter.
The dry road started to fill with puddles of water. Everyone start running with the sound of clapping, vehicles passing by the water splash onto the pavement.
Mood of the person
If a person is in bad mood, this is definitely a gloomy weather.
When the person is a relaxing mode, they will enjoy themselves by hiding themselves at home and rest, watching a movie and doing something they like in the shelter.
If you are a positive type of person, this will means that the road had been washed clean for you to continue the journey ahead.
No one like to go out with their clothes been wet. But sometime we have to brace through the storm to get on to our journey.
A gloomy stormy weather does not tell you to stop what you are doing. It is telling you to hold on for a while before deciding you wanted to go ahead despite the wet weather.
There will be sunshine after the rain. Road will start to dry up and everyone will come out from the shelter and start walking, cycling or even jogging on street.
The storm will not go on forever.
No matter how tough you have to go through, there will be sunshine afterwards.
It may not be now, but it will come eventually if you hold on to your positive thought.
Negative thought, negative thinking
Being negative will not get you far because whatever you said will be useless. Nothing will help unless you change your mind set.
There are people willing to come out from the dark because they finally see through it in their life. They want to be better than before. Not hiding in the shadow and blame on every single things.
Happiness will not drop from sky unless you keep smiling to everyone.
Whenever I see storm is coming, it always remind me of cooling wet weather that made me feel comfortable and then sunshine will shine on us to be better.
Smile and stay happy.
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There is this guy named Brian. He is the type of person who learns things fast and he will go all the way to understand it well once he is confident.
Like others, he also has setbacks.
No one is born with a silver spoon and led the life happily ever after.
So Brian picks himself up, learning a lot of things to ensure he is on the right track.
Things are not easy as he thought because he does not have a personal mentor.
The only way out is to stay hardworking and being smart.
Was it a success or a failed?
Indeed, he is a smart type of person who can understand quicker than others.
Once he gains the knowledge, he will be on his own to test his ability.
Is he successful?
Apparently, the success rate is merely 10%.
Emotionally strained and tired. He took a deep breath and started all over again and again.
He thought once he has the knowledge from the mentor, he can start to share with everyone.
Just want to be another mentor to train up the others.
Once again, he failed.
The success rate remains the same until one day, he began to see through certain missing point he had missed out.
Seeking more mentors
And again, he seeks for another mentor to train him up.
With his good memory and fast learning ability, he found his gem mentor.
It does not mean the previous mentor is bad. It is just that their method might not work out well for him.
He sees his success rates are climbing up and he is so proud of it!
There is nothing wrong to share that.
But something had gone wrong about him.
Start of arrogant and over confident
The way he begins to mentor the others seem like he is high above the rest.
The challenge and questioning seem to hit others hard where he does not feel it at all.
But one must remember to stay humble to gain the respect.
If Brian wanted to be the type of “Mr Know It All”, he will soon annoy a lot of people.
There are risks for everything we do. No one can see the future, let alone predicting.
Brian may have a lot of confident and that is a good sign.
But he must remember that being arrogant and over confident will kill a person faster.
“Over confident people will put more risk because they begin to feel greedy.”
Nothing wrong with it.
The only problem will be a slap in the face because you show the direction that is wrong.
He might not fail drastically because he knows his own plan. All the why and how are in his head.
Definitely, he will get back fast.
But will he tone down his overconfident, though?
Always remain to stay humble and nice if Brian wanted to gain the respect.