Insanity Diary

I have been in so many weight loss journey. The successful one would be back in 2013 where I lost almost 10kg in less than 6 months with these following parameters:

  1. I was single. Dating yes, but not married.
  2. I spent almost all of my money for gym membership, workout clothes, medicine (yes, my knees were dead busted thanks to the strenuous workout), healthy food (you know, avocados, protein shake etc. are expensive!), and of course bootcamp membership. But trust me, I regret not a single cent of these. It was all truly worth it!
  3. Time. I spent most of the time after work (and even during lunch time) working out. Gym was close to my house. Back then I went to Celebrity Fitness Subang Jaya and Bangsar Village and I went for KLCC PM bootcamp by Original Bootcamp where I was working.
  4. I even spent my time working out at the gym during ramadhan. 1 hour before breaking fast.

Crazy shit. But I had nothing to lose back then.  It was just me, myself and I. I can be selfish not to cook or clean and just went home and sleep, you get what I mean?

Over the years, after getting married around 1 year plus ago, I started slacking out. Actually it was few months before my marriage, due to the Carpal Tunnel release I did to my right palm. It hindered me from doing all the workout, or at least slowed down the process. It was so painful post operation. So, you slack off a week or two, then you started slacking off and finally, you stopped altogether.

I gained back the weight. I love eating but I did not workout enough to burn the food. The weight gain coupled with post wedding weight gain, work, having a husband (well, don’t get me wrong, having a husband meaning I can’t be all selfish and just crash into my bed post workout) and a house etc. brought me to this disastrous number on the scale that bombed me out.

But it’s not that I stopped trying. I did resumed back my bootcamp, jog around the neighbourhood (which when it rains, I got a bit demotivated), I did home workout, Kayla itsines, yoga, weight etc. But the problem was consistency!

You can have all the equipments, guides in the world but if you are not consistent enough, it will not work. Or it will but the progress will be slow. And I came to realize this went I was going through what I did during my weight loss before and now. What was different? What did I do differently? So the key now is the replicate the values and intensity and do it better this time !

This time around I am undergoing Insanity 60-day total body conditioning program.

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I am now on Week 2 of Insanity. I will be posting on my experience undergoing this program. Posting it online ensures my commitment to complete this program whether I like it or not (to save me from public humiliation? haha).

Wish me luck!

Got Naked?

I underestimated my husband’s skill to plot surprises. He himself doesn’t like surprises for instance so you would think that with his preference, I would not be able to receive any good ones. I LOVE surprises by the way.

For my birthday this year, I already had in mind what I wanted. My birthdays during my single days would be a dinner/brunch celebration with my friends and for myself, I’d usually buy something, you know just say “hey, happy birthday Azalia:) “ and give myself a big hug.

This is my second birthday as a wife. My husband mentioned that he prefers to know what I wanted and get them for me instead of me wishing upon a star hoping that he will have some telepathy connection wave thingy and actually know what I wanted.

So I’ve been dropping hints through instagram, and my tweets :)

I wanted this baby.

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I’m not a good make up artist but I love doing simple make up on my own for functions and whatnots. You know, just dolling up and make them face look pretty :) I work in KLCC and SEPHORA KLCC is pretty much my second home. Every now & then, I’ll drop by and do some research or simply restock my make up stash. I’ve tried it and love it and so my heart is set on her.

Sneaky hubs, he was plotting the surprise all this time. Saturday, after a wedding we attended, we had drinks at nearby mamak and he was asking me about where to get his perfume. Parkson jumps right off the top of my mind and hubs don’t like the idea. Man, pelik gila. Where else would we get perfumes?! And suddenly, he said, “How ’bout Sephora?” Ok, Sephora has a spread of perfumes so that’s possible. The closest to us is at Avenue K or KLCC so we headed over.

When we reached there, I went straight to the perfume section and was browsing the shelf for his perfume. And he was roaming around behind me. Not sure whether or not he wanted this perfume so bad…Grr. Then he asked, “eh, the Naked naked thing that you said tu, where is it yea?” errr.okay. So I went to the section and showed him and picked up the palettes and explained to him those palettes. 3 kinds of Naked they have there….OK.

And I’m done showing him so I wanted to drag him to resume the perfume search when he suddenly said, “I’m here to pay for your Naked thing. I don’t want to buy perfume”

*jaw-dropped and in denial*

“Eh, no lah. Lets just get your perfume. I’ll buy this one later” (this one happened back and forth for quite a while coz I’m denial you see….)

“No, this is a surprise. Don’t you get it?! I’m buying you the pallet that you hinted.” (That’s him highlighting that I am so in denial!)

*insert loud squeal and disbelief facial expression*

AWWWWWWW…a lovely surprise indeed! So, I took the pallet that I wanted and galloped my way to the counter. Hubs paid and wife is happy :)

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I know on my actual birthday this year, it would be a hectic and tiring day for us – what with me and my last day at work, farewell and stuff and you my superman, will be handling the movers and lorry shifting our stuff all the way to Tronoh. I want to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making me feel happy and appreciated. Above all, I am very thankful to have you around.

Thank you for the gift, sayang.

I love you.

Yours truly,

Lia.

Milestone 1

March 29 2015, we turned 1.

Here’s the thing, I had a theory at the back of my mind – My husband will forget about our anniversary (unless somebody else reminds him/there’s an app or something that goes “Congratulations, it’s your 1 year anniversary” kinda thing).

So I woke up that morning, getting ready for our breakfast and woke him up. He’ll take some time to “stabilize” and usually that will require his phone with him.

I was waiting for him to say those words but yeah, me keeping my cool. So so patient, you guys! And out of a sudden he goes “One year kahwin!” (one year being married) . I was like “say what again?” while leaning towards him. Just want to hear the real words coming out loud and clear.

“Happy Anniversary,baby. I love you.”

MELTS with that puddle of water on the floor right there. Sheesh.

I poured (half of) my heart out in the card that I wrote to him.

All in all, I am very thankful to be in this marriage with you. It may be imperfect here and there but I know we have the perseverance, love and compassion to work towards a healthy and beautiful marriage together.

To many many more years of love, understanding and support towards each other.

I love you, sayang.

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There’s A Right Way For A Guy To Challenge You

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Sometimes he looks at you like he can’t believe you. He’s proud of you. He thinks you’re an incredible person. Not in a patronizing way, where he thinks it’s cute that you’re trying or it’s sweet that you want to do more with your life.

He just gives you a look that says he knows you can do anything that you want.

He looks at you like an equal. He doesn’t want you to be the final missing piece of his well put-together life or the girl that stands dutifully behind him while he’s conquering the world. He wants to be standing next to you, walking next to you, sleeping next to you, running next to you, doing everything next to you – because he realizes that there is something incredible about you.

He doesn’t think you’re the funniest girl or the smartest girl or the most…

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