Exercising During Ramadan

Alhamdullilah as Ramadan once again has graced us in 2021!  Ever since I started working on my blog, I have dreaded as I had never attempted to workout while fasting As a Muslim, I had constantly been able to fast – abstaining from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset each day for one month.Continue reading “Exercising During Ramadan”

Should I get a personal trainer?

Just over the last weekend, I was in the midst of a serious discussion with four good friends of mine who wanted to get serious about weight management. One of them is getting married, one of them wants to start conceiving, one is planning to get engaged and another is having chest pains because ofContinue reading “Should I get a personal trainer?”

6 Simple Resistance Bands Exercise

Undeniably you would think that for any strength training workout, you will need dumbbell or weights in general. However, it is possible to strengthen and sculpt your arms at home with a resistance band with a consistent workout routine. I was similarly skeptical about whether resistance bands can actually work my arms and legs soContinue reading “6 Simple Resistance Bands Exercise”

Why I can never stick to Meal prepping

I am always motivated when planning grocery shopping based on Pinterest meal prep ideas. However, the idea of physically buying an ingredient in bulk, there are two factors that I keep in mind, date of expiry and the dimensions of the food cause I need to store them in the fridge. Often, in midweek, myContinue reading “Why I can never stick to Meal prepping”

Review of the first consultation

Hi guys! This is a review of my first consultation with the physician at the Bariatric Clinic in room C59 at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Noting that I was super excited as this appointment was one month since the referral from Woodlands Polyclinic, I woke up early and did my morning exercise as per normalContinue reading “Review of the first consultation”

Doubling household chores as exercise

For many women, doing household chores is a daily physical activity. If you could recall in this month, how often have you gone through your morning doing laundry, scrubbing the bathroom and washing the floors only to realize your back was soaked with sweat? It is a well-known fact that doing household chores is aContinue reading “Doubling household chores as exercise”

Why You Would Possibly Be Overtraining (And The Way To Recover Quickly)

Though I don’t like to work out a lot, in my one-month journey here, there are many instances where I swing my dumbbell a bit too hard and forget to listen to my back. From my initial condition of feeling super strong, then instantly feel exhausted and wishing to skip the remaining of my workouts.Continue reading “Why You Would Possibly Be Overtraining (And The Way To Recover Quickly)”

5 Popular Exercises that burn calories

Have you ever wandered around the gym and wondered why the most popular machines are the stationary bikes and treadmills? Besides being an equipment for them to do cardio workout, I feel that most users would like to be motivated by seeing the amount of calories burned while exercising. Now that gyms are limited —youContinue reading “5 Popular Exercises that burn calories”

So you think you cannot run

Whenever visiting a clinic with an aching knee, doctors tend to advise that running is bad for knees in general. To add, if you happen to be top-heavy, it is bound that the impact on the joint is greater than normal. For every pound of weight a person carries – they have four pounds onContinue reading “So you think you cannot run”

How Long Should My Break Be After Eating Before Working Out?

While it’s important to eat a nutritious meal before working out, often the timing itself plays a huge role in your workout performance and recovery. This was something that I pondered as there are occasions when I think that it’s a lot harder to lift my dumbbell on days I skipped a meal while itContinue reading “How Long Should My Break Be After Eating Before Working Out?”