Thursday, March 30, 2017

30 Days Weight Loss Challenge - Day 1

I am planning for a beach holiday sometime in May so i need to look good in a swim suit therefore lets start with a good clean diet. So today is Day 1. I already made a mistake when I consumed a cup of coffee with condensed milk. I need to burn it off in the gym today. So yeah, I am going to the gym.

I'm gonna try to drink lots of water today and have a light lunch as well as light dinner. We'll see how it progress.

Summary of my 30 days weight loss plan.

1. hit the gym at least 5 times per week
2. low carbs, portion control, clean eating 
3. dont skip breakfast
4. be consistent and persevere!

breakfast ideas

1. egg, toast, coffee
2. oats, yogurt, coffee

dinner/lunch ideas
1. egg, cheese, tomato, lettuce sandwich
2. grill chicken salad
3. potato salad
4. grill chicken sandwich
5. just veggies
6. chicken soup

Need to work on these ideas to avoid getting bored eating the same thing.


Friday, March 17, 2017

TGIF

It has been a good week and I am grateful. We have a new joiner in our department. She seems pleasant enough. It would be an interesting times ahead. She seems outspoken and very capable. Slightly older but doesn't really look it but yeah... we will be fine.

Work has been plenty as per normal. I have been on top of things most of the time. I really really try to be the best and give the best I could. I am grateful to be given the ability to just be committed to work.

I have yet to get to my happy place at work. Still feel as if I'm struggling. Especially since my boss started this new system whereby we cover each others work so that in case 1 person disappear, another one can take over. I end up having to cover for the other 2's work and my work is mostly being handled by me alone. For the time being, everything is still under control.

Enough whining. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. Probably hit the gym, do a bit of housework and chill. 1 week to go before payday!

Carpe diam! - A new makan place i like.It also means seize the day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Attitude of Gratefulness at Work

I had a pretty rough weekend last week. On Sunday I ended up in a bookstore just reading. Its been awhile since I have the chance to just sit and read. With being online getting more and more interesting due to cool apps, enhance gadget etc, its easy to forget to maintain my reading habit.

I managed to read (skim through to be exact) 3 books. 1 about migrating to Australia, 1 titled "Unlocking Happiness At Work" (I know the title coz I took a snapshot for Instagram #vain) and the last 1 was Nomadic Matt's book. How to travel the World with $50 per day (or something like that). All 3 were so interesting, but today I'm just going to touch on book no. 2.

The titled was pretty relevant to me and my colleague after what we've been through at work last week. She was under so much pressure that she cried in the office. 2 days she cried (not continuously of coz). Somehow she couldn't process our boss guidance positively. She admitted that she is not the most positive person and when she was being told off/advice in a very strong manner, she tends to look at it very, very negatively. She really feel that the boss doesn't like her or she is so slow and bad that the boss cannot tolerate her anymore etc.

I shared with her a summarized content of the book. Thought about buying the book initially but when I saw repeating points in the book, I feel that its not worth buying. 1 main point in her book is that you have to have the attitude of gratitude. The author make reference to many test to measure happiness. They asked test subject (employee) to spend 3 minutes each day to write down the things they are grateful for at the start of work. The test result shows that those who does that are happier than those who didn't.

I have read this recurring subject before. Rhonda Bernes in her book The Secret mentioned it and several other self help book also use the same point simply because it really works. So, today I am grateful for the chance to update this blog, I am grateful for the amazing company I am working for and I am super grateful for the amazing life I have today, to be able to breathe fresh cool air this morning.

Have a wonderful day ahead peeps!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Early Confirmation

Happy day in deed. Thanks to God Almighty, today I received my confirmation letter. I was doubting my self so many times. I was complaining of how hard it is all the time. To be confirmed early, makes all the hard work and the struggle so much sweeter.

Since the confirmation comes with a bonus, I am going to start planning for an awesome holiday.

Alhamdulillah, truly I'm not worthy of all these blessings God has given me. All praises to Allah!

Gratitude List No. 18

Had a nice weekend with my other half. I had been planning to meet him and the Universe just give me exactly what I want. I am so grateful f...