Saturday, May 24, 2014

Get Extremely Ripped 1000 // Review

I 've bought this DVD more than three years ago but I didn't really get a chance to really dive into it. So many things to try and so many distraction. Yesterday I made an update report and my plan to loose another 1 kg in a week, so this morning I decided to give Jari Love Get Extremely Ripped 1000 a try.

What I like
- It has two 30 minutes workout, so it's a time friendly workout. 
- The cardio interval really burns cause I can feel my heartbeat faster and I was sweating like crazy.
- It has step option but today I didn't use step and I still get a great workout
- The strength training doesn't disappoint. It has all the Jari Love classic moves which I adore. The challenge is weight of your dumbbell. I used 5 pounds and 8 pounds dumbbells
- I can feel my calorie burning and melting away. Hemm I just have to drink lots of water after this to get rid off the fat.
- the 8 minute ab workout at the end is really tough and it has crunches. I love doing crunches.

- drinking lots of water during and after the workout is essential
- I just wish that the lighting in the video more bright

I highly recommend this video for those who want to loose weight and have fun at the same time.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Reality Bites : Update Report

Last Friday I decided to make a commitment to loose weight together with my friend. It was a project that I have intended to do for a very long time but with no results.  So last Friday when I weight myself on a scale at the office and it showed 64.8kg which was more weight that I have ever been without being pregnant. It was kinda wake up call for me. I did everything that I am suppose to do, I workout right and I try to eat in moderation but some how all those things doesn't seem to work anymore. I need to find something that works for me at this point of time.

So last Friday I made a goal for myself  that in one week I wanted to loose 1kg and I have list out all the things that I wanted to do, at least all that I can do in one week, as a guideline for me.


1. Change my diet 
I decided to be more conscious about what I ate and drink. Instead of ordering Milo ice, I choose Green Tea or lime juice. Instead of eating fried rice, I choose white rice. Instead of having rice every single day, I mixed it up with more protein and vegi

2. Document what I eat and drink for one week. I am going to use my DayOne app for this
I have been documenting what I eat and drink in my DayOne app like crazy.

3. I will also be documenting how I feel about the food, the workout and anything in between for one week. This will be a good point to start. I need to assess which method works and which method doesn't. It feels like my body is going through some changes and I have no idea what is going on.

4. Consume at least one glass of hot green tea at least once day
I find it hard to maintain because some nights I just didn't have the time to sit and enjoy my green tea. I only did this for four days. I need to do better next week

5. Make a one week workout plan that includes cardio for 25 minutes per day, weight workout and pilates 
I have been following my workout plan to the letter. I am trying very hard to push my limited on every workout.

6. Fasting from Monday to Friday to train my body to adapt to less carbo intake per day 
I decided to fast from Monday to Thursday. I decided to skip Friday because I have so many activities plan for today and I wanted to see if I can eat something wisely.

7. Drink at least 2 litter of water even though on the days of fasting
So far I have managed to drink only one litter of water during fasting. It's not easy to drink lots of water at night.

The results: 
Currently weight: 62.8kg
I can wear my wrist watch without feeling tight. It fits perfectly.

I am still a long way to go because my ideal weight is between 56kg - 60kg. I have like 5kg to loose. It's seem hard to do without fasting. 

So my next experiment is to try and loose another 1kg in one week without fasting.

My Plan of Action for the next 7 days
1. Increase my workout intensity. My goal is to break a sweat. Mix and match routine to surprise my body
2. Drink green tea daily
3. Slimming body massage at least once
4. Drink at least 3 litter of water daily
5. Continue documenting what I eat on a daily basis
6. Go for a 15 minutes run at least once
7. Stop eating rice for the next 7 days
8. Stop drinking drinks with sugar in them. So no milo, nescafe and no fruit juice. Drink milk, herbalife tea or plain water instead. (I really need to see if this works or not)

This will a nice experiment for me to see if I can get results with these routine. Finding a healthy lifestyle that I can live with is very challenging. Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

#thursday3 [22.05.2014]

It's Thursday again and it's time for project #thursday3. My week so far is hectic and even though I was fasting this week I feel great and energetic. I just wish I have more time to work on things I love and be more creative. I really need a creative outlet where I can express myself and create something beautiful.



#1. Meetings mode this week. Most of week days are full with meetings from the moment I came to work until the time I go home.

#2. I am fasting for the sake of fasting. It was hard at first but on the second day it feels natural. Now I am loving it. 

#3. Catching up on Devious Maids Season 2. The Plot thickens. I hope this season will have more than nine episodes. 

Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done."


Follow along each week using the hashtag #thursday3 dan tagged me @hanizeyecandy. I want to see your selfie and read about you

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 ways how I used DayOne App

I discovered Day One app when I saw this app was free for a limited time on AppGonesFree. I immediately download it and I have been using it ever since, especially since this year my One Little Word is Write. 

This little things I love about this app:
1. It's available in all of my platform - iPad, iPhone and iMac, so I have the same content everywhere I go
2. It has a reminder that I can set to remind me to journal
3. I just love the clean interface and design both on iPhone & on iMac
4. I love that it has tag. This mean I can search and organise my content faster
5. It has beautiful quotes display every time you open your app and it also rotate with journal prompt that you can use

Here are 5 ways I have been using this app

1. Weight Loss Journey journal
I thought I want a different app for documenting my weight loss journey but I couldn't find anything that I like. Then I  decided to use Day One app - I make at least two entry per day one for documenting what I ate and one for documenting my exercise routine and how I felt about it. And once in a while I will jot down what I thoughts and how I felt about the journey on a separate post. So far it works nicely for me.

2. I document my Project 365 right here
Since this app can only insert one photo for each entry, it's perfect to document a photo a day challenge. I can write and capture my story anywhere, any time

3. My deepest darkest secret
I also use Day One app to document my deepest darkest secret for my eyes only. I love the freedom to write what ever I want without editing and without judgement

4. TV Show and Movies review and thoughts
I love watching all kinds of tv shows and movies. I used Day One to document what movie and TV show I watched and what I like or don't like about it. It's kind of a database for my personal references

5. Blog Ideas
I also used DayOne app to jot down blog ideas. It's available to me anywhere I go and when an idea hit me I can just open my DayOne app on my iPhone , key in my thoughts and tag it as Blog Ideas. It's great way to collect what have been on my mind without worrying of loosing the ideas.

Things I wish they will add in the future
1. Adding video content to daily post
2. Link to movie, books database for reference
3. Have more template to play with
4. More fonts to choose from or have the flexibility to add your own fonts
5. Add more than one photos to each post
6. Have a web version so I can view my content on windows platform

Do you used DayOne app?
Or do you used any other journaling tools on your mobile devices ?
Do  you have any suggestion what other
journaling apps I should check out?
Let me know.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

5 things // philosophy line

I have been using all kinds of skin care products like forever. I love experimenting with different brand and different treatment just to see how my skin response to it.
Lately I have been loving Philosophy brand and currently I have been using Hope in a jar night cream, full of promise , miracle worker cream and purity facial cleanser.

Note: I have a combination of normal to dry skin and my skin is not that sensitive.
5 things why I love these product
1. I can easily get them at Sephora store
- accessibility is very important for me because I really hate to use a product which I can only buy in other country or at the airport. It's very hard to maintain if I get them easily.
2. I really love the texture.
It feels smooth and rich on my skin. I really feels it's doing the job of moisturising and hydrating

3. I love the packaging
It's light weight and have a flat top. It's easily organized and stack on top of each other without falling over.
4. It absorb easily
I don't have to spend a long time to massage the lotion for it to really sink it. This save me a lot of time.

5. I used Purity facial cleanser to wash my face every night. It's gentel on my eyes and I can use it to remove makeup and eyeshadow. I love the milky texture so it doesn't dry up my skin.

I highly recommend this brand if you have dry to normal skin. I am no sure if it's works amazing on oily skin.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Project Life [Week 20]

Alhamdulillah, it's Monday again. I am happy that my week went by smoothly. I love the idea of waking up, dressing up and going to work every morning. I just hate the fact that I have to face a heavy traffic every morning. I don't really know why this year there are a lot of cars on the road. I am looking forward to school holidays which makes the commute to work a little bit smooth and happy.



Project Life™ is a system created by Becky Higgins. To learn more about this approach to saving your memories, click here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Project 364 [Week 20]

I love week twenty just because it's the middle of May. There are a lot of TV shows are wrapping up before summer comes. So far I have watched Greys Anatomy last episode and it was a very sad and feels like season 11 is not going to be the same. Grimm is also ending with Nick stripped off from his Grimm power. I just can't wait to see them again in the next season. I am also looking forward to Summer TV show like True Blood, Teen Wolf, Under the Dome and many more.


day 132 - I have been rereading How to talk to kids so they would listen book. I really having trouble finishing the book. I just don’t know why back when my eldest was younger I din’t have problem finishing a book.

day 133 - It’s a public holiday today and I am having a great time staying at home with my children. I just love these photos of all my favourite people doing their own things and still managed to be in a photo together. Asking them to sit still and look at the camera is asking too much. I wish I could be in the photo. hemmm.

day 134 - My darling is in his two years of age. It’s the best age to be. He is more aware of his environment , he has likes and dislikes and he can express them.

day 135 - It’s thursday again and it’s time for thursday3 project. I love doing this project, taking photos of yourself weekly and write three facts about you. I have been doing this since the beginning of the year and I love seeing how I changed weekly.

day 136 - Today I decided to take control of my weight. The first thing I need to do is do an assessment and audit what are my eating habits and lifestyle. I thought I have practice as close as possible to healthy eating and lifestyle, apparently it’s not enough to reduce body fat.

day 137 - The most beautiful thing ever, watching Hazim play with his brother. So damn cute!

day 138 - My third day of trying to eat healthy and control my food portion. This is me having lunch at San Francisco Pizza having Chicken Sandwich and Lime juice.

These are my life in photos for week twenty. So many things happened and if I don't take the time to document them I might miss a lot. I still believe when you took the time to document the every day and the good things that happened in your life, you will be more grateful. Just saying.

Do you join Project 365 this year?
 If you do linked up in the comment, I would love to 
see your work and a glimpse of your life in 2014 

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