May 03, 2016

Project Fitness: Run and total body workout

Project Fitness is not something that I aim for short-term but rather it's something that is continuous.

Today, I decided to kick start a new routine into the Project: 


Having seen other people demoralized after failing to meet a certain target, I think it's time to get back to basics. 

Unlike trying to run a 10km or a 5km, a 30 minutes run is a run that is based on a period of time. It's something that everyone could do, and all you have to do is set aside 30 minutes a day for it....if you are tired, you could walk for 30 minutes...all you need to do is give and commit the 30 minutes in trying to run or walk. 

Here is what I got for the day, 5.44km in 30 minutes.

5.44 km in 30 minutes
In addition to that, I found a very cool app: Seven - 7 Minute of Workout Challenge.

It's one of the few apps that I find to be truly useful in making one fitter. Unlike fitbit or any other wearables, this app doesn't track my data but helped to guide me in my workout. It has a voice over and gave a guide on some simple workouts....12 to be exact, in 7 minutes 50 seconds (inclusive of the 10 seconds break in the interval).

12 workouts in 7 minutes 50 seconds

April 17, 2016

Goodbye Lumia 1520, Hello Lumia 950

It has been a great pleasure using Nokia Lumia 1520. 

Besides the lousy front camera, I have no complaints on the Windows device...hardly any lag in performance and has been very helpful for my work, studies and social life.

Of course, the lack of apps make Windows OS less desirable and at times frustrated...imagine your friend with a Samsung device going to Starbucks to redeem certain drinks by using the Starbucks app on Android but you've got to use the Starbucks card to buy a drink.

Thankfully, I'm not a gamer and hardly has the problem faced with the lack of apps. I've got everything else was good on the mobile device, if not better. The ability to work on-the-go with Word, Excel and reading was great on the Lumia 1520. Camera, I think it's one of the best in its' class except for the lousy front camera.

But then again, all good things must come to an end. 

Last Sunday, while I was back in Ipoh and rushing to church, the moment I left my dad's Myvi, the Lumia 1520 dropped and I was left cursing because the church's parking is like a normal road condition...guess what...the cracked was unbelievable.

cracked on the screen

I did try to salvage it by going to the mobile shops to ask on the repair but just to fix the screen, it'll cost me RM500 at least. And I've to wait for about 3 days to a week, because according to the few guys that I asked around, they need to book and order the screen if I wanted to repair it.

It was really a great two years with the Windows OS and I honestly love my Lumia 1520 more than what my previous iPhone 4 could do. 

Well, Goodbye Lumia 1520....and I've got myself another Windows 10 mobile....

Microsoft Lumia 950, a smartphone that is also a PC.

Lumia 950

Lumia 950 before unboxing

Microsoft Lumia 950

April 11, 2016

Project Fitness: Keep moving forward

One of the worst thing that could happen to you when you've improved on your weight training and stamina is falling sick...and yah, I was hit by the virus known to many of us as "dengue".

It's crazy but fatigue is what it gets you and it feels difficult to restart.

But anyway I was watching the movie "Creed (2015)". It's a continuation of the famous Rocky Balboa's movie and I was motivated by something that I felt very motivational. (sounds right?) Anyway, here is what I felt is important: "One step a time, one punch at a time, one round at a time."

One step a time, one punch at a time, one round at a time

It may seem like a far distance but fitness is about moving forward, going for another round when your body feels like quitting.

Anyway now that I've recovered, I'm back into the gym...running will always be something that I kickstart with.

Started with a 2km last week.

Started with 2km

Today was even better because I was up very early for some run and some workout and eat some eggs and fruits in the morning before work kicks in.

Managed a decent 3.07km in about 17 minutes.

3.07km now

And I think this is what it is: It's a Lifestyle: Train like there's no FINISH LINE.

Anyway time to kickstart my day. How did you start yours? Have a great day! 

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