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Mama’s home + new kicks!

5 May

I am back!!!
I know I’ve said that a couple of times in my recent entries, but this time I’m really back for good. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been out of touch so long because of school, and thank goodness exams are over!!!!
I also have a policy(implement by me for me) that I don’t blog when I’m not working out because it makes me a bad liar if I don’t practice what I preach….Hmm.

Anyway, I just got home from my first run in TWO MONTHS.
In between, i tried to walk more, take the stairs but they’re not enough compared to getting adrenaline in my body and all pumped up from a kickass workout.

I feel sluggish as hell and I’ve accumulated a big round of redundant fats that really, should have gone to my ass and boobs.

Summer’s here and i’m stoked to get myself bikini-ready for Phuket in July.
Its gonna be real tough, and mentally pressurizing too now that i’ve said it out loud.
Whether you wanna tone up, lose weight, prepare for a photoshoot, sashay in a bikini at the beach etc, set a realistic goal, plan your exercises and follow them religiously.
Diet is also really important! (Really tough i know when you’re living in the land of awesome food)

Who’s in with me to get fit for summer? :p

To kick start my fitness again, I got a new pair of kicks which I’m LOVIN’.
It’s the Nike Lunarlon that has lots of cushion, and is exactly what I need for runs. ๐Ÿ™‚
I would love a pair of Adizeros/Nike Free but it doesn’t work for me because of the old knee injury I’ve had since my 70-kilo days and the injury is here to stay for good.
As a result, my knees need extra care and protection so the pain doesn’t act up again!

New fitness equipment always gets me hyped up to work out. ๐Ÿ™‚



This shade is closer to how it looks like in real. ๐Ÿ˜€


xo Shinna


I eat char kway teow and satay too.

10 Jan

Firstly, i do not know how to start off this post.
In my head i’m thinking, how should i put it across tactfully and less shamefully to announce that i gave up on Insanity?


Well, i gave up.
By the 3rd day, i was completely worn out and immobile and there was no way that i could get myself in workout attire and push the start button.
(It was so horrid i wanted to cry every step i took down the stairs.)
I have never experience such excruciating muscle aches before, nor feeling so inferior ever since i started getting active.
For the next couple of days, i was really upset that i gave up on this program half way(at the start technically speaking) and it’s not something i usually do.
It made me question my mental endurance and if, i’ve really let it all go.

It took me awhile to sort my thoughts.
And here’s what i concluded:

  • I gave Insanity a shot, but its not for me. My body has not reached that fitness level and i’m notย ashamedย to say that i failed,
    And if you did it……….. SALUTE.
    You have my ultimate respect.
  • I wasn’t enjoying the workout and just thinking about it stresses me out like a final exam. Soย i thought to myself,
    Why continue doing something when you’re not happy doing it? (The world is already gonna end in 2012!!!!! ok no just kidding ;p)
  • Then, it started to make more sense that i stop.
    I would rather run, lift some weights, do some cross-training workouts with awesome music.

I’m no longer that crazy girl who works out every day of the week.
Its not sustainable and truth is, exercise is not what i do for a living but a hobby and it makes me relax after a stressful day.
I still work out hard, but i remind myself to strike a balance and be happy.
Instead, i work out 2-3 times a week( or as much as i can without forgoing anything), go for runs and treks that include my friends, blast some workout music and just go crazy in the gym.

Looking back one year ago, i neglected school and i’m not proud to say i failed 2 modules because i prioritized my workouts first and thus did not dedicate enough time for school.
And, i was a total wreck mentally. (I was so uptight with everything, push a button and i will explode.)
I’m still suffering the consequences of it, by having to slog my guts out the next 2 semesters and improve my grades so as to avoid getting kicked out of school.

Well, I learn.
At every point of my life, and every mistake i make.

Whats important is being active and healthy.
I maintain my shape and i stay fit, i may not be as lean as i was before but i’m certainly much, much happier. ๐Ÿ™‚

I like mee pok and i eat it when i feel like it. (Nope nothing comes after this)

I’m not ripped. That little(or not so little) flabbiness around my tummy keeps me sane. :pย 

Okay time for school and a date with my resistance band later. ๐Ÿ˜€

xo Shinna

ย P.S: Just in case you’re wondering, no i’ve not ballooned to an unrecognizable state.

P.P.S: You can check insanity out hereย ย if you’re game for a 60-day hardcore, kickass, and a run-for-your-life workout.

Xmas gift ideas! for your buddy who loves working out

13 Dec

(This is secretly my xmas wishlist hehe)

I’m just kidding!
Well, here are some presents that you could get for your friend/family who loves fitness. Or perhaps someone who is motivated to lose some weight! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m also a cheapo so i wouldn’t recommend you to splurge on something REALLY exorbitant.
Okay totally kidding on the cheapo part, but save the big gift for a birthday ๐Ÿ˜€

Here goes…..

Sports towel

Resistance bands ( i love this!!!!)

Pedometer (it measures the distance you’ve covered)

Water bottle

Training gloves (for a firm grip with weights in the gym)

A diet book
Bob Greene’s The Best Life Diet is the best i’ve read so far ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Well i’ll include gift ideas for the less budget conscious anyways ๐Ÿ™‚

Sports earphones

Ipod Nano


Sports watchย 

Victoria’s secret sports wear!!
Totally random but they look so hot on the models ha ha haย 

And thats all i could think of!! ๐Ÿ˜€
Any other suggestions?

So the festive period is coming……. Its time to cut some slack on your waistline and indulge for a bit ๐Ÿ™‚
Turkeys and logcakes and candies will be haunting every corner of your eye.

Take a break and have some good fun with your family (usually involves lots of food)

I’m excited for xmas because K will be meeting my family and extended family for the first time and i’m so excited to have a good reunion with the close ones. ๐Ÿ™‚
I hope all of you would have awesome plans for the holidays decked out too!

xo Shinna

Dear diary.

5 Dec

Hey its me again.

Lately, i’ve lost my drive to work out and i’m feeling like crap about it.

Last night, K mentioned that i haven’t been updating my blog for a while now, and it got me a little uptight because i’ve been avoiding the issue and telling myself that the adrenaline to pen my thoughts down will come, Soon.
I was in denial, just like i’m in denial that i’ve lost my motivation to exercise.
Blogging and working out comes hand in hand for me, I get inspired to write when i’m mentally pushed to my limits while dealing with a certain obstacle.
I never knew of this day, this sluggish, aimless phase that the self-perceived strong woman i am will concede to.
I’m a lost sheep in the woods.
Its never all sunshine and rainbows for me, and while i continue to search for that beautiful feeling again,

This sucks.

xo Shinna

Last Friday Night

8 Oct


With the cutest Boonz and homeless-looking Timo. (just kidding ๐Ÿ˜› )

Best friend Forever Timo. ๐Ÿ˜›

HW, Boonz and Timo

Just wanna shout out to these wonderful people who is making my life bloody awesome.
I’m not good with people, so i really(really) cherish great friends i’ve found.
My bestfriends of 8 years YY and Shuz.
Barely 2 months with the Engine boys – Timo, Boonz and HW but it already seems they’ve been there forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Saturday.

xo Shinna

I’m the new black.

5 Oct

Its dark brown but its gonna be black first because my blonde base will make this colour fade.
Haven’t had black hair in 2 years, its gonna take some getting used to. ๐Ÿ˜›

What do you think?
Black or Blonde?
Kim moh(golden hair) or just-be-asian-la?
Haha, okay toodles!

xo Shinna

19 things(you would never know) to mark my 20th.

27 Sep

Yesterday, i turned 20.
The day that i’m no longer a teen, and i can’t order a soda float without getting weird stares.
I thought i would write something personal, ย apart from the fitness junkie you thought you knew. ๐Ÿ˜‰

19 things that you wouldn’t know:

1. I shouldn’t be alive.

When my mum was in labour, the umbilical cord went around my neck thrice and was left undiscovered until 4 hours later, after many attempts to push me out via natural delivery.

2. I came from the chute.

When my mum woke up after her delivery, she thought they placed the wrong kid in the cord.

3. I have gold poop.

When i was 2 months old, i crapped on my Dad’s hand and he struck the lottery – $22,500.
(I have a photo as proof :P)ย 

4. I could spell hippopotamus when i was 2.

And read the whole set of Winny The Pooh stories and the chinese storybook ZhangLiang when i was 3.
(Obviously forced into it :P)

5. I thought horny was an instrument.

When i was 7, my entire life revolved around the Best ’99 CD. I could memorize the lyrics to every single song on the disc and apparently, as recounted by my siblings, i would lock myself in the room and scream the song ‘I’m Horny’ to no end.

6. I walked into a glass door.

When i was 9, i dashed into a transparent glass door with no sign on it, just a silver handle that i was oblivious to. It shattered completely and i had my knee and left index knuckle pierced through. 12 stitches altogether and the ones on my right knee, i call them cockroach and beetle.

7. I dislike reading. But i like the thought of it.

(Actually i hate it)
I have the shortest attention span in the whole wide world.
‘Get to the point already!!!’

8. I’ve had an asshole surgery.

You probably know of this if you read this entry. I’ve had 9 piles and went to a sinseh and undergone a 45-minute down-to-hell-and-back-no-anesthesiaย surgery.

9. My favourite superhero movie is Batman.

I just thought i should include this.

10. I’ve had parrots my whole life.

People usually have dogs, cats and fishes but parrots are my thing. I’ve had 2 African Greys, the exotic Scarlet Macaw and 2 Amazon Parrots. I had Giogio for 7 years and he passed away in March. (His name is also my tattoo) Now, my love is solely dedicated to this guy, Joojoo. (He’s a Yellow-Naped Amazon!)

11. I write blog entries like a script.

I told you i hate reading. I always imagine myself talking to someone when i’m blogging. I actually look quite foolish reciting every single thing that i write just like what i’m saying out.loud.right.now.

12. I want to open a green-tea everything shop.

Or just own one. I think the combination of green tea and red bean is the world’s best concoction.

13. I fear frogs and clowns are second place.

Whats the deal with red lips-orange-hair-white-faced monsters?
Nothing. Its.not.funny.

14. I’m actually very awkward in person.

I don’t mingle very well…. its kinda the old self-esteem thing.
I think i make a better virtual friend.
Its like, i could be dressed in a singlet and grandma undies and you’ll still think i look like the nice picture on the right. LOL.

15. I’m a quarter Peranakan.

Hey, thats like the coolest claim to fame lately after the Nonya show. My grandma used to converse in Malay frequently in the old days and i picked the language up as a kid. I can type broken Malay and speak some basic Malay. I sometimes get mistaken as one when i have my never-ending fake eyelashes on too ๐Ÿ˜›

16. I’ve stuck to the same 2 friends for the past 8 years.

And i think i’m very blessed to have them – YY and Shuz. (They gave me a wonderful surprise last night, outside my window :))

17. Engineering was the last thing on my mind.

I didn’t even know what it was, or what it meant a week before i chose the course, but funny things happen and your calling comes knocking when you least expect it.

18. Writing wasn’t even on the list.

I was never the linguistic person. I hated compositions and stupid stories. So writing a blog like this and actually loving to write was never what i expect enjoying.

19. Receiving a nice message from you(readers) makes me the happiest person!

Thank you if you have written me one, i’ve received a couple heartfelt ones over the past months and i really appreciate all of them. ๐Ÿ˜€

And thats all. ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great week!

xo Shinna