Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Running Got Into Me

Remember my last post i talked about me being high spirited about running/jogging. Well..i still am! I been constantly running 2-3 time per week and i loooovveeeee it so much! I got so much better now. From only 500m run non-stop before i collapse out of breath, to 4km run non-stop. Amazing right!! I am so proud of myself. Yes i know it is nothing for you all fit people. But me being heavy and zero exercise before this, run 4km non stop is a great achievement for me. My pace is still slow, 8-10pace/km. Which makes running 4km ended in 38-40mins. Now my goal is to improve my pace to 6-7 pace, or finishes my 5km in 40mins.

Running is easy girrlllsss! All you need are time and discipline. You can do it alone, inexpensive (only a good RM200++ running shoes) and you can set your own time and pace, no pressure whatsoever and the best thing is you become healthier!! Running is good cardio for your heart and improves your blood circulations. I run alone and it has become my personal time away from my responsibilities. With music in my ears and wind against my face, it is such a good feeling. When you have passed the semput nak mati phase, running become easier and you will definitely enjoy it. Kalau i tak jogging more than 3 days, hati dah tak keruan..i need my endorphins! Now i understands how my bapak feels when he eagerly wants to jogging tak kira tempat. all mesti bosan kan i dok cerita pasal jogging ni. Just to motivate you ladies to start jogging, i did lose some weight. I start losing weight when i started to control my eating as well. Because to run at faster pace, i got to be lighter. After few weeks of controlling my diet, i manage to lost 5kgs. Tak diet teruk pun. I take breakfast as usual, i take heavy lunch with lots of green and portion control on rice+lauk (green vegetable is a fat burner), make sure drinks lotssss of water and have a small dinner:  protein wraps/sandwich / nestum+kurma / makan lauk je / sayur is wajib. Like i said, nothing hardcore about my diet. Because i exercise 3 times a week to increase my metabolism, diet lightly je pun dah ok kann.At my weight, i can burn up to 300 calories when i run for 30mins. Best kannn...300 calories macam makan sepeket megi la..hahaha!

Enough running talk...but this is not the end of this topic. I might blabber about it again in next post! Maybe about my participation in marathon. My aim is to join 5km marathon by January next year. Now i really need to improve my pace first. Jom...who wants to join me run for healthier life???

Friday, June 29, 2018

To a healthier & active life

My bapak is an avid jogger and he just loves to walk. He started active jogging in his 30's and frequently joined marathon. I still remember our annual visit to Penang during Penang Bridge Marathon. Till now at 65, he still actively jogs up to 10km. Walk 3km pegi balik?? No problem for him, he enjoys it..even under the hot sun. We use to complain when he always like to park his car so far away, tak larat aih nak jalan! His children all 3 girls memang tak ikut pun perangai dia tu. Even arwah Danial (our little brother), although being active in sports, he was not a runner. 

Bapak said, the reason he took up jogging as hobby is because he wants a hobby that benefits him till old and doesn't cost money. Well..his other hobby is reading, which is also good but it does cost him money to buy books. When i heard his reasons i was quite ashamed myself. Yela..hidup dah lama still takde hobby yang boleh beneficial untuk diri sendiri sampai tua. Maybe i was too busy with kids & house chores. But i know the truth that it is just a reason not to do anything. Even nowadays i hardly reads. Beli je buku banyak-banyak (i can't resist a good book), baca nye tak.

I memang kagum dengan determinations of people who active in sports. Since i am not good in any sports, i can't take any as hobby. So i secretly wish i can jogs like my bapak. To have not be out of breath so fast when i run. Nak, teringin, memang senang kan...nak mula dan buatnya masyaAllah susah betul. Banyak alasan. Alasan pertama, when i was younger i malu lari in public pasal dok rasa orang gemok berlari adalah kelakar (betul tak?). Now dah tua sikit i can't be bother of what people thinks as long tak kacau orang and i wear appropriately. Alasan kedua, takde geng dan support from anybody to pursue  it. Ala..ngade kan, nak buat benda elok nak support pulak, which is now i think is ridiculous. Alasan ketiga, which is still my strong alasan till now is other's perceptions. I kan gemok, being overweight all my life. Jadi bila if people know i started to jog and still badan macam tu gak i find it annoying that people will membawang and perlekehkan my effort when i actually i start jogging to be healthy, active and built up my stamina. Kurus tu bonus la kan, pasal makan kalau tak kurang susah la nak impi badan idaman. For the longest time i already accept my body as it is and be positive about it...takde dah nak berangan kurus. I accept it as long i am healthy. But others relentlessly remind me about it macam sakit sangat mata tengok i gemok kan. Hahahaha, but tak semua la, no hard feeling dah, like i said, i am body positive regardless what i weigh.

Ok panjang pulak bercerita. The reason for this post is that i decided to be active. Since i started my weekly zumba/aerobic lesson, my stamina becomes better. So i try to jog at nearby park. Suprisingly i can run 3 rounds, usually 1 round dah tercungap mintak nyawa. That makes me feels better. I enjoy it. Not sure whether it is the endorphins released during exercise, but i am happy everytime i finished my aerobic or run. I pray that this is not hangat-hangat taik ayam. I really need this in my life. Like my bapak said, must have a good hobby that benefited us sampai tua. Semoga semangat ku tidakla setengah jalan sahaja. At least sampai cukup stamina nak join half marathon. To a healthier and active life!! Doakan ye...amiiinnnn.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Jadual Seorang Emak Anak 3

Actually dah lama nak update rutin harian di blog ni, just for my own memories when one day i will miss all these hectic life routines i used to have in my life. That when my kids are all grown up with their own life.

Being a housewife or work from home mother, my days are also in routines during school days. I am lucky because my 2 eldest already attend school and also quite independent themselves so i don't need to attend or monitor them all the time. I can focus more on my little ones, Aidan. But being at home 99% of time with only kids can get lonely sometime. Personal time memang hardly la nak dapat. Sometime dapat mandi lama sikit, take my own sweet time nak pakai baju dan bersiap sambil dengar music pun dah kira macam therapy for me. I bring my kids the office, to run errands, to rarely see me without my kids. I am devoted to them all my life, at least till they're old enough.

Back to the topic, here are my jadual. On school days. Kalau cuti sekolah, jadual longgar sket pasal takyah rush nak masak lunch and siapkan diorang ke sekolah.

6.30 - 7.30a.m - Wake up, pray, kejutkan Adam ke sekolah, prepare his breakfast, sapu lantai, lap habuk and mop the house (i mop once or twice a week)

7.30am - 9am - Most of the time kalau dah settle semua i will take a nap. Ni kalau si kecik tu belum bangun, kalau dia bangun awal memang teman dia main & tengok tv jela.

9am - 10.30am - Do some works / trading and attend to clients. Usually when market open memang ngadap laptop kejap nak update price and tengok report. Prepare breakfast again for me & my 2 kids. Do laundry.

10.30 - 11.30am - Mandikan Aidan, masak lunch, mandi + guling2 atas katil jap checking my socmed updates.

11.30 - 12.30pm - Suap anak-anak makan. Siapkan my daughter to school, sidai baju.

12.30 - 2pm - Waiting for my son balik sekolah, clean the kitchen, lunch,pray, tidokan Aidan.

2pm - 5pm - This is usually my rest time where i can do anything i want. Usually i will catch up on my tv series, mengait or just browsing the net. In between i will also tutor my son. He starts his study at 3pm. Sometime kena singgah office, so angkutla semua anak2 gi office.

5 - 6.30pm - Usually Aidan dah bangun so layan la dia kejap, kutip & lipat baju, pray, ajar Adam baca Quran (i teach my kids from iqra' till quran  myself since they were 5y.o).Wait for my daughter balik sekolah.

6.30 - 8pm - Mandikan Aidan, sometime Aidan will sleep again for 2nd nap, mandi, pray, tengok tv atas katil.

8 - 10pm - Cook dinner, kalau tak masak just makan dinner tapau ( i usually cook dinner 2-3 nights per week only, pasal taktau nak pikir masak apa kekadang), monitor my kids studies / homework, ajar Dania iqra'.

10 - 11pm - TV time for me & kids, lepas tu hambat semua pi tidoq.

11pm - 12.30am - My own tv time, sleeps.

Pretty mundane kan jadual tu. Well, itula tiap hari kena ngadap. Kalau keja ofis pun ada rutin, dok rumah pun ada rutin. The only different is that i am my own boss, i control my own time and i don't need to meet or handle people i don't like. Tired?? Yes, Lonely?? Yes. But if you ask me do i want to start working again, pakai cantik2 pegi office, join the rat race and have a social life & ample of personal time, i would still decline. I still love being a mother, all my kids in front of my eyes..dramas and all. Kalau i keja pun, my work tak berkurang. I am a hands-on mother where i choose to do everything myself. So dulu bila kerja rasa padat sangat jadual nak settle semua.

Some women love working, they become a better mother when they do. Some women who are possessive & hands-on like me find satisfactions taking care house works & kids by my own. Tak kisah apa pun , tak semua hidup sama. Pandai-pandaila cari ketenangan masing-masing. My adivse is for those yang dok pikir or rasa nak jadi surirumah je senang, pikir la sekali lagi ye. It is not easy and not everyone cup of tea ya. First you have to be domestic, enjoy doing houseworks. Second, you have your financial sorted up. Third, is your husband's support. 3 benda ni you kena pikir dulu ya, sebelum you fall into depressions and thinking no one understands you.

 After all, we women are very strong and independent by nature. Every women is a superwoman in their own way. If you would give man all the burden & tasks of a women, i guarantee mental institutions would be full of men . Kannnn??? hahahahaha :P