Wednesday, March 31, 2010



My wrist is all good and ready to rumble!!! :)

After a good 36hrs of rest and personal therapy which included icing and some other techniques, it's finally good to go! YEAH! No doubt I'll be really careful and all these few days with the workouts and all. Don't want to go heavy and smash my wrist again. That would be really mad!

A bit nervous about tomorrow's Trainers workout! It's an indication of where my level is at this point in time. However, my priority would be safety in technique/form.

OoOohh..Butterflies in my tummy!! Just like pre-comp days! I can't wait!!


"They're fighters and they've always come through. They've always run better at this point, so maybe me being nervous is just me being nervous. They'll do the best they can and whatever they do, I'll be proud of them."

Shari Hayes

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My wrist hurts....


How? Probably during the pushups that I did this evening combo-ed with deadlifts (60kg). Since I couldn't utilize my knee, I had to do something upper body since I couldn't sit/stand still. If I did "not move", something is definitely wrong!!

So, I decided on this:

10Rounds of:
21 Push Ups
12 Deadlifts

Result: 33:something.(Thanks to Ben's encouragement today, I felt "supported" despite the pain :) )

While attempting the 6th Set, I was feeling knicky in the wrist for pushups and tried to angle the wrist & elbows slightly away from the body and reversed my grip for the deadlifts to eleviate the pressure.

But it got worse! F**k.. Even typing here hurts when I aim my left pinkie for the Shift button. (I am a touch typist : I play the keys on this "piano".)

When Round 8 came, I was doing knuckle pushups! Cos I couldn't take the pain anymore! Each time I put my palms down, the nerves just shot a message up my brains to just "STOP MOVING!!!". Had to take longer breaks to rest the wrist... On the otherhand, deadlifts were OK surprisingly! BUT, it's so demotivating when you wanna go strong with something yet you gotta bite your tongue and hang on tight! The pain was just nagged me down.

By the time I completed all of it, I felt defeated. The pain was so overwhelming that I wanted to just sit down in a corner and cry in hopes that the Tears of Pain will just flood away (into the jars of clay)... I iced it for a few minutes and taped my wrist up for the Foundation class.

Swollen, bump on the left side. Angry nerves in sight!


Did the class with Fashionista by my side. THANK GOD for her by my side. Else I'd be doomed by now!

Couldn't wait to get home and just continue icing it with..."FROZEN VEGETARIAN LAMB MEAT".. It was perfect for my wrist. The frozen blobs made it easy for my wrist bone to just sit in-between the pieces... LOL! Yeah it's slightly better now and I'll go check in on Oriental tomorrow.

Well, I'm taking my rest for this week! Been working p-r-e-t-t-t-t-y-y hard the past few months and think it's time to take a break. If you know me well......You'll know what I'll do. :D

P/S:Thanks to Fashionista for being my ready assistant! Really appreciate it so much! 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010





Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Day

I know you're going away
I take my love into another day
In my thoughts you're with me
I fell in love with your ways

I know you're going away
Lead my heart into a daze
I know you're going away
Leaves a void in my heart and soul

Wherever you are
Whatever you do
I feel the walls surrounding you

Wherever you are
Whatever you do
I know you are independent
But I'm trying to get through to you

Wherever you are
Whatever you do
Don't you know, it depends on you

Monday, March 15, 2010

Arigato Gozaimasu!

Thanks to the Agile One :)

It is pretty late, 
so here is Ms Kawaii 
signing off! *Meow*

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thoughts For a Great Day!

"Fly away, to the rainbow in the sky
Gold is at the end for each of us to find
There the road begins, where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the Master of the Wind"
Manowar, " Master of the Wind"

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Great Saturday!

I had been anticipating this day for 2 weeks. Since the day we decided that it would be done, there was much to do. I would always be thinking if I had completed my checklist!

I woke up this morning with a friendly text from Mohawk ensuring that I was awake. I'd slept pretty late last night after doing some reading and when I fell asleep, I think it was 2am? Or 2:30am?? Anyway, the amount of hours didn't really matter, except that I needed to wake up by 7:30am! And I did!!! Thanks Mohawk (maybe not mohawked anymore?)  :)

Overall, the day went really well and smooth! Everything went as planned, the guys were really up to mark and I'm really proud of them. They were on their toes, ensuring all areas were given attention and everyone was taken care of! I got so 'into' the zone that I almost lost my voice!

We managed to squeeze in a workout at the end of the day and cleared up the place! Then we went to Betty's for these uber-amazingly-mouth-watering meals:

"HOG POT" Or whatchamacallit!

Pork Chops with Caramelized Apple

What a way to end a Saturday afternoon! Good turnout, good food and most importantly great company! :D

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united”
~Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

P.S: Something's gonna look spanking new on Monday.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Silence in Wonderland

With guts and glory
With pain and pressure
With heart and head
The mind steers free..

A moment is all it takes
An error thou shalt not make,
For care is unquestionable,
Time is what it needs.
Now, for a bright future.

My Friend,
If I had 10 thumbs,
I'll put it all up,
A 100%.
Just. For.You.

~Le petit ange sur l'épaule


One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
-- James Earl Jones

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.
- Michael Nolan

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Steadiness for Success!

I've feel blessed for doing what I love for the longest time! Giving guidance, advice and assistance to those who seek it to improve their life(styles) and to become better people. It's not about being the fastest, strongest or the best of the best. It's about improving oneself to be better mentally and physically in a general perspective. An all-rounder generalist!

It's about acknowledging that work needs to be done day after day to step up to reach your goals, whatever it may be. It's about knowing there's a window for improvement! Even if it means doing that extra rep when your lungs are bursting and your shoulders are almost splitting apart and you just wanna take a barbell and smash it on the ground. The trigger point is - you have a choice - to succeed through or chicken out!

So far this week, the team has been really strong. Everyone worked very hard to get their form right. Sweaty, barefooted people who cussed A LOT. But they got it right. They CHOSE to work hard at every rep to get it right. I am very proud of them and can't wait to see them in action! :)

Persevere, and be rewarded my friends!

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.”
~Doug Firebaugh

"Success is the sum of small things, done day in and day out."
~Robert Collier

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
~Samuel Johnson

Monday, March 1, 2010

I Don't Feel Like It by Seth Godin

"What's it?

Why do you need to feel like something in order to do the work? They call it work because it's difficult, not because it's something you need to feel like.

Very few people wake up in the morning and feel like taking big risks or feel like digging deep for something that has eluded them. People don't usually feel like pushing themselves harder than they've pushed before or having conversations that might be uncomfortable.

Of course, your feelings are irrelevant to whether or not the market expects great work. Do the work. Ignore the feelings part and the work will follow."

Do not let your feelings dictate your performance!

Just do it!

100% is possible, 100% of the time!