Friday, April 22, 2016

5 lessons learned from 21 Day Fix Program

Last month I decided to do 21 day Fix Program after finished with Insanity Max 30 program. I am glad that I did. After a few months doing exercise program without weights, it feel so good to use dumbbells again.

After doing the program for 21 days I can see the improvement in my overall body. People start noticing the change even though I didn't see the scale move down as much as I hope for. These are the 5 lessons that I learned form 21 day fix program!

1. It took 21 days to make a habit
After finishing with this program I can say that moving and stay active has become part of my lifestyle now. I just can't sit for one hour straight now. I need to move. And weekends are no longer the time to sit around and do nothing

2. Don't undo what you did in the kitchen
I never really pay attention to what I ate before I did 21 day fix program. Now I've become the crazy person that is obsess with what kind of food I put in my body and the portion of it. Now that I have control the portion of food I ate, I can no longer eat a lot in one sitting.

3. Motivational quotes form Autumn really inspired me
Hearing Autumn encouragement through out the workout really make me want to do better and want to push myself. 
Here are some of my favorites form her:

" Be Stronger than your Excuses"
"If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up"
"When you feel like quitting, think about why you started"
"You can do ANYTHING for a MINUTE"

4. You can do ANYTHING for a MINUTE
A minute can be short or it can be longer depending on what you are doing. No matter what you can do anything for one minute a.k.a 60 seconds. This is how I approach my life now. When I thought about reaching 10,000 steps a day, it feels so overwhelming. When I break down the goal into minute and smaller steps it became manageable. So my goal as become to achieve at least 200 steps per minute every one hour. 

5. Focus
21 day fix program really helps me embrace my word for 2015 which is Focus. Through out the workout Autumn always remind us to focus on the exercise for on minute. Do everything that we can for one minute. When you are done with the workout, forget about it and move on to the next one. I really like the idea of focusing on one thing at a time, one pound at a time. Like Autumn said no matter how many pounds you want to loose - either 10 pounds, 20 pounds or 30 pounds - you have to loose one pound first. It all begin with loosing one pound at a time. This is an eye opener for me. I have never thought about it that way before. 

I highly recommend 21 day Fix program for those who want to form a healthy lifestyle habits and loosing weight at the same time. It's the best investment of your life!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

About Today // Project Life App

I have not made a Project Life layouts in a long time. I just didn't feel it. Sometimes when you can speed scrap, you just need to hit a pause button and take a break. It's ok not to scrap every day or every week. Project Life system is all about memory keeping and not how many layouts you can make. 

Note: Good news to Android users, the Project Life App is finally available on Google Play. Now everybody can enjoy this amazing app and make beautiful layouts.



This week layouts were made using Project Life App and Phonto App right on my phone. I just love the convenience of phone scrapbooking. I have been using Adobe Photoshop less and less, I am not sure if it's a bad thing or a good thing. 







"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Life Right Now // April 2016

Listening to The Guilty by David Baldacci audiobook on audible. I am having a tough time finding a perfect time to simply read. Audiobook is the next best thing for me. I love how easy I can get sucked into the aurthor's world especially when it comes to books like The Guilty. This is the fourth book of Will Robbie Series that I am listening to. I have already in love with Will Robbie character.

Loving my new Apple Pencil. Finally a pen that works perfectly with my tablet [who am I kidding -- new ipad pro]. They should make the Pencil works with every iPad in the market. Writing with the Pencil feels great. So far the Pencil works with every note taking Apps I owned.

Committing every energy I have to move through out the day. My goal for the day is to hit 10,000 steps. I am no longer obsessing over my weight but rather how well I can move and how many steps I can reach in a day. Taking the stairs to my office has become my goal every single day. I never thought I would love taking the stairs but I do. I really love hearing the sound of my heart beating and the sense of accomplishment when I reached my office in one piece.

Taking 21 day fix challenge this month. I am making it my personal mission to do the workout every single day. It was challenging at first for the first week. I was Insanity Max 30 graduate and T25 graduate and I still find Autumn's 21 day fix program a challenge. I really love her motivational encouragement through out the workout like " You can do anything for 60 seconds".

Feeling blessed with the people in my life right now. Friends that I can rely on, colleague that I can work comfortable with and family that supports me. I secretly wish that my mom is still around. I do miss her so much. 

That's what's happening in my life right now.

What's your life right now ?

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Monday, April 18, 2016

FOCUS on Steps

I have been obsessing over achieving 10,000 steps a day since last week. Ever since I start monitoring my steps with fitbit alta I realised that I have not walk or move enough in a day. Fitbit set the daily steps goal is 10,000 steps. Last Tuesday I successfully achieved 10,000 steps at night. I realised that if I make a conscious effort to move I might achieve that goal before 7:00 pm.

So last week FOCUS means achieving the daily steps goal. I would do anything to hit that target. I cannot sit more than one hour straights. So from my one week experiment here are a few things that I learned:

1. I have to move around during office hours and hit at least 7 thousand steps before heading home in the evening
2. Taking the stairs instead of elevator really helps a lot at least by 300 steps more. Thankfully my office is not at the top floor of the building.
3. Marching on the spot in my room for two or three minutes can buy me a few hundred steps
4. Taking the longer route to the bathroom or the meeting room can add a few more steps
5. Doing cardio workouts for at least forty minutes or more can tremendously help boost the steps count to at least two thousand steps.

I am so enjoying this process so far. Watching the steps increase really motivates me to move more. My goal and focus for this week is to hit at least ten thousand steps for ten days in a row. So far I have managed to hit the goal for six days in a row.
I hope this obsession will be permanent and become a habit. Human body is meant for moving and stay active. In fact we are required to pray five times a day and we used our body for that. That is another few calories burn.

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