Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hibernation Mode

Today is the 4th Ramadhan. It has been great. I have yet to visit the Ramadhan bazaar. Have been cooking plenty of amazing food at home. I am going to run out of ideas by next week I think. The best thing is, no food is being wasted. I cook enough for me, I know what I put in each meal. I know how clean the ingredients are. I had so much joy cooking for my self.

Manage to stay at home the whole weekend. Thought of watching Deadpool 2 but it was released last week so the cinema going to be swarming with people and I am just not in the mood to handle that.

image source: google

Nonetheless, it was a productive weekend. I get to workout, tidy up my wardrobe, mop the floor, cook bunch of food and get lots of sleep. I also did get to watch the Royal Wedding which was epic!

image source: today show
Both of them are clearly smitten. Its a fairytale came through

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fasting Day 1

Almost 3 hours into the fast and I am already drowsy. I did not take any caffeine during sahoor as I read that it is not advisable as it will make you feel dehydrated.

I may need to change the menu tomorrow as clearly I need coffee to function.

Just a bit of recap on what i ate for sahoor.

I had 1 serving of protein
omelette with spinach and arugula between 2 slices of wheatgerm breads and water of course.

I am still thinking of what to cook this evening. Most probably chicken curry with chapati with a side salad. I am thinking of working out but all i can focus on right now is to just go home and sleep

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ramadhan Mubarak - Lactose Free Sahoor Ideas

Ramadhan is here once again, alhamdulillah. It is a blessed month that all Muslims has been waiting for. I am pretty excited but a also a bit unsure of what I am going to have for sahoor tomorrow morning.

I used to eat overnight oats and apparently is a go to meal during ramadhan but since i am abstaining from milk and having overnight oats with almond milk don't really cut it for me (in terms of taste), I am researching other options.

Peanut Butter Chia and Flax seeds Sandwich

I would think that this is the quickest and easiest choice. But I am not too sure if it would be fulfilling enough. I may need to supplement it with a protein shake. In fact, I am planning to take 1 serving of protein during sahoor. I am currently in love with Dymatize Cookies and Cream Iso100 Hydrolyze Whey coz it is so yummy. I can also see  my muscle gains after incorporating it in my diet


Eggs Variations

Just because it is super easy to make. Eggs muffins, scrambled eggs on toast with avocado, boiled eggs with salad, french toast, eggs sandwich, omelette

Soups

I can make a huge batch and just freeze them. keep them in small easy to reheat batches. I can add noodles or oats to make it more filling.


Smoothies

Since I am planning to take some protein during sahoor, perhaps I should turn it into a smoothie blend. I can add oats in it and just blend it together so that it becomes more filling. I am not sure how it would taste like if I add fruits in it since the flavour I have now is C&C. I shall experiment!


Ramadhan has always been the month where I experiment with a lot of recipes. If I am not too lazy, I will share them here. 


Ramadhan Mubarak!!



Monday, May 7, 2018

Body Goals & Friendship Issue

I've been steadfast in my exercise regime. I can see that I am definitely building muscles. However I have not been very discipline in my diet. I know that it is better for me if I eat clean and healthy food but I love coffee and I have a huge sweet tooth. As a result, I find it a bit hard to define my abs area and also my lower body.

Hopefully, this coming Ramadhan I am able to keep a closer tab on my diet. No outside food. Lots of salad and home cook meals. I hope to shred more fat and build leaner muscle. This way I am hoping to save more cash too. Can spend and give more to the family instead.

As a side note, last weekend was an almost perfect weekend except for the fact that I spent some time with Sven and feel like crap afterwards. I am not sure why I was a bit unease with his financial problem as that is really not my problem. Perhaps I have this negative view on those who do not have their shit together despite their age. Those hypocrite that do not practise what they preach. I was a bit pissed and I am not too sure why I have such a feeling. Should I distance myself from him? Should I talk to him about his financial problem? I really dont want to get involved in his issue. I am a friend but... what kind of friend am I? Since I never discuss my financial difficulties with him, I should not interfere with his too. Money matter is such a sensitive issue.

I am hoping to save at least RM 20,000 by Jan 2019. May God ease.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2nd Redang Holiday

Brought my parents to visit redang last weekend. It was such a blast. They had a good time. They tried new things. They overcome their fear. They accommodate my needs and wants. They are the best parents a kid could ever wish for and I am so grateful for them.

Planning another holiday, another destination where I could just take them to relax, enjoy the scenery, eat good food and have fun. Thinking of Maldives or another small city in UK. May Allah ease. 







Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Progress updates

Its a hectic week. Which I love coz the days just flew past me. Been making good progress on dieting as well. Manage to cut back on sugar since I am drinking coffee with soy milk now. Manage to workout consistently but really need to manage the intensity.

I can see that my waistline is shrinking but not shrinking as fast as I hope it would. I know I could get better result if I get gym membership. Its just that now, I do not have the time. Home workout suits me better these days. I need to be discipline in my diet and also the frequency of my workout. My objective is to be lean and toned all over.

Financially I am grateful that I am stable. I get to spend on whatever I need and still set some aside. But I do feel that i can set aside more so that I don't spend too much on unnecessary stuff. I am increasing the amount on the next paycheck. My target is still to save at least 10K by December 2018.

I went to get a haircut on Monday and super happy with my new short hair. I need to get a proper headscarves or shower cap so that I can wash my face without getting my hair all wet. I also plan to spend RM200 per month for a regular hair treatment. I just want to get back my healthy thick straight hair.

I am actually procrastinating. I have 3 task for the day and I just don't have the energy to focus on any of it. LAME EXCUSE. I know... 


Monday, April 9, 2018

April's Fool

It has been hectic. I have yet to get a totally relaxing weekend. Went back to my hometown, got stuck in a massive jam 2 weeks ago. Family get together last weekend. A friend is coming to visit this weekend meaning I have to make sure my house is spotless. Hopefully I will have a super good relaxing weekend next week. The weekend after that is a long weekend for me as I am going to Redang with my parents.

I have been consistent with my workout regime but having a bit of a problem on the dieting side. This would mean that my mid section is not shrinking at all (or as fast as I hope it would). I take massive sugar and creamer with my coffee. Trying to cut back by bringing soy milk to work and pack lunch.

On a brighter note, my bicep is showing. Super proud of that but I need to target other muscle groups like my back and shoulder as well as my chest.

Went to do early raya shopping with my parents in Bangi. Bought 2 pairs of baju. Done my raya shopping. so can focus on saving more money. Plan to save at least 10K this year.





Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday Post

Had a relaxing weekend. I am grateful for that. Having a slow Monday. I am grateful for that. I am fasting today. Did not manage to properly eat for sahoor but that is not a big deal since I have enough energy stored in my body.

Thinking of cooking pasta and baked chicken breast for dinner with some veggie at the side. Been thinking about a lot of stupid stuff. Just me being impatient i guess. I have a lot of good things going in my life. Why do I need to think about the things that I don't have? The thing that I loss? Those things are not good for me.

I need to focus on me. My body toning mission. My knowledge seeking journey. My beauty regime. Making my parents happy. Travel plannings. I have enough on my plate. Why does my brain keep asking for unnecessary things?? So annoying

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Realizations

Been pondering and thinking and reflecting.

I have a lot of things to improve in my life as I am imperfect. My life could be better if I do a few changes.

Physical matter

I could keep my weight off if I don't drink so much instant coffee drinks. For that I just need to find an easier, healthier and yummier alternative. Instead of 3 in 1, maybe i should make my own using just instant coffee and milk. Like what I did in Madinah. Warm milk plus coffee, its yummy! I have that milk warmer i bought in Madinah. Should start making use of that.

Money matters

I could save more. If I am frugal enough, I have 2K balance from my salary every month. If I could just save have of that consistently, I could start planning to buy my own property next year. I also need to give more. Share more.

Spiritual matters

I could be more focus in my prayers. I need to stop talking to my self whilst praying. I do that a lot I find. Keep forgetting what I was doing. The classes have been fun. I am grateful that I got the chance to join. May God keep me steadfast.

Personal matters

I am looking and praying for someone who could complete me. Someone who reminds me of God every single day. Someone who motivate and support me. I know that if it is meant to be, we will find each other. I just need to be patient, keep the faith and pray for the best coz God knows best.






Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Gains

I need to make some changes to my diet. Been taking too much sugary and creamy drinks. My exercise regime is affected since my gym close down. I did some weight training at home but i think it is not sufficient. Perhaps I need to do it daily to maintain my weight?

Its just that I recently enrolled into night classes. I will get home close to 11pm. Perhaps I can do 30 mins workout prior to shower and going to sleep. 

I need to get on a proper diet regime to assist me. If not I am going to gain the weight that I've loss and that would be a terrible shame.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Chinese New Year 2018

The perks of living in Malaysia is that we are blessed with so many public holidays! Chinese New Year is coming up next week. Since our company has many chinese employees and bosses, the office will be closed for 2 days next week meaning we have a 4 days long weekends. Weeeee....

Normally I would go back to my hometown but considering the traffic jam and all, my sister and I decided to just stay put and celebrate CNY in KL instead. I am finding ideas of what to do. Will end up staying indoors watching netflix the whole time instead if I do not have an interesting enough plans.

Currently, my usual weekends involved a lot of netflix, a bit of physical activity and some shopping. Its a pretty good weekend itinerary in my opinion. I get to relax, read, do a bit of housekeeping. Yep. I really enjoy my weekends.

Perhaps this long weekend I can spend it in the city. Maybe visit the KL Park, or KL Tower etc. Catch up on movies perhaps. Hangout at the mall. Have nice meals. I am pretty content with my current situation. I have planned an island trip early next month. exactly 23 days away. Its an all in package. Yes, I indulge a bit this month. I did a lot of shopping too. Bought 2 designer watches, a new court shoes, a handbag, a pair of swimsuit, a memory foam pillow, a new bed sheet. This type of spending need to stop soon as my fund is depleting. 

On a brighter note, I am currently debt free. Settled all my loans. Now I just need to take care of my daily expenses. I am so happy with this achievement.


Hibernation Mode

Today is the 4th Ramadhan. It has been great. I have yet to visit the Ramadhan bazaar. Have been cooking plenty of amazing food at home. I ...