Thursday, May 26, 2016

The journey so far...

Ever since I bought fitbit alta in April this year, I've become obsessed with steps. Achieving 10,000 steps a day has become my number on goal. Before fitbit I never realised how static my life was, hitting 10,000 steps seems impossible.

Begin with the End in mind has become my habit when it comes to reaching 10,000 steps. I love seeing those numbers move up every time I moved. It's like an addiction. In the beginning I started with hitting at least 6,000 steps during office hours and 10,000 steps by 9:00 pm. 

In a month I have managed to achieve that goal and more. Naturally this mont I set my goal to hit at least 9,000 steps during office hours and 10,000 steps before 7:00pm. It's such an amazing feeling when you hit the 10,000 steps goal. 

(view from the top - 18th floor with Geng Panjat Tangga)

The four things that I did in a day to achieve 10,000 step goal or more are:

1. Climb the stairs at work - I am lucky that at work, we have 17th floor to climb and conquer. At first I was only able to climb up to fifth floor, it was tough and my knee hurt so bad. After awhile I decided to go for it, up to 17th floor. This activity boost my steps count to at least 800 steps in less than 8 minutes.

2. Jog in place or jumping jack for 60 seconds every two hours - this will definitely buy me around 300 steps

3. Take the longest route - walking around my office area can buy me at least 300 steps

4. Exercise - What a better way to end the day other than working out. With at least 60 minutes of active workout I can easily get at least 3,000 steps.

I am happy with the results. So far I have managed to achieve all the goals set in fitbit alta app - steps, calories burn, distance and active minutes in a day. The only thing left of achieve is sleep. I am still unable to get 7 hours of sleeps. I might need an action plan for that. 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

And So the adventure begins // Project Life App

I am so tired after doing Lower Fix 21 day Fix Extreme and T25 Speed 2.0. It took a lot of me to finished with both workouts. In the end I feel happy that I have accomplished something today. Maybe not saving the world per say but the feeling of achieving the impossible is so seductive.

So does making scrapbook layouts using Project Life App. I am enjoying the process so much.









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

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


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Accepting who you are

Part of cultivating a good life is accepting who you are. I was not the kind of person born with high self-esteem and confidence.

I have struggled with these issue for the longest time. Living in a culture where people only see the bad things in you wasn't easy for me. I was constantly reminded of how horrible I was and how bad I did things.

I admit that I was not like other people here. I think differently, I believe different things and I like things that were not normal for a girl to like.I am grateful that Allah allowed me to study in America. It was the best thing for me. Even though I was so afraid to leave my hometown, I was so excited with all the possibilities and adventure waiting for me.

While I was there I learned a lot about myself. Apparently I am normal and I am not crazy. Learning to love myself grew slowly as I rediscovered who I am and what I want in life. I am still learning and reinventing myself until now but at least I don't hate myself anymore. As long as what I do and love doesn't contradict with my believe, I am going to tell myself -- "Biarkan si luncai terjun dengan labu-labunya" and I am not going to get suck into Bangau oh bangau syndrome. 

I am a Muslim
I am a woman
I am a mother
I am a wife
I am a daughter
I am a boss
I am a follower
I am a leader
I am a teacher
I am a student
I am a reader
I am a fitness enthusiast
I am in love with Scrapbooking
I am a memory keeper
I love exercise and working out
I love all pretty things
I love technology
I love planner
I love making lists
I am passionate
I love completely 
I love books
I love knoweledge
I am obsess with stationaries
I like collecting notebooks and journals
I write, I journal
I don't cook just because I am not really good at handling fire
I love music
I am a happy person by default
I am easily trouble by the bad things that happened in the world
I love learning new things
I love stories and histories

Everyday that I am alive I want to reinvent myself, learn more, love more and explore the world around me. Life is too short to be someone else.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

The Guilty // book review

It has been a long time since the last time I review a book I have just read. I've finished this book in April before my vacation. I just didn't get around to write a review yet. So today I will take the time to review this book because I love Will Robie series by David Baldacci. I have read three out of four books form this series. The Guilty is one of my favorite book from this series.

What the book is about?
"Will Robie escaped his small Gulf Coast hometown of Cantrell, Mississippi, after high school, severing all personal ties, and never looked back. Not once. Not until the unimaginable occurs. His father, Dan Robie, has been arrested and charged with murder.
Father and son haven't spoken or seen each other since the day Robie left town. In that time, Dan Robie--a local attorney and pillar of the community--has been elected town judge. Despite this, most of Cantrell is aligned against Dan. His guilt is assumed.
To make matters worse, Dan has refused to do anything to defend himself. When Robie tries to help, his father responds only with anger and defiance. Could Dan really be guilty? 
With the equally formidable Jessica Reel at his side, Robie ignores his father's wishes and begins his own desperate investigation into the case. But Robie is now a stranger to his hometown, an outsider, a man who has forsaken his past and his family. His attempts to save his father are met with distrust and skepticism . . . and violence.
Unlike the missions Robie undertook in the service of his country, where his target was clearly defined, digging into his father's case only reveals more questions. Robie is drawn into the hidden underside of Cantrell, where he must face the unexpected and possibly deadly consequences of the long-ago choices made by father and son. And this time, there may be no escape for either of them." excerpt from
What do I think?
1. This is definitely my second favorite book this year
2. If you love Will Robie character you are going to love this book. You will learn more about Will Robie, who he was and where he came from.
3. I totally did not expect the ending. I like when I was surprised by the development of the story. It makes sense to me.
4. I really like the scene when Jessica Reel came to his rescue. I like the two of them together. Great chemistry.
5. The thing I can conclude from this book is you cannot run from your past, family always find a way to come together and revenged is never good for the soul.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves thriller. The audiobook is also amazing. It's a fun and enjoyable read.

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