Archive for the Fitness Category

We Dance On, baby!

Posted in Fitness with tags , , on June 10, 2011 by eleenpor

I do not know why or how but this is stuck in my head since I started checking out the tracks for the upcoming BC48 release in FF S’pore.

When the beat thumps through my being, I visualize the chorey and I have to fight every cell in me from jumping up and launch into a full-scale track 3 of Body Combat 48! LOL

Yes, I am obsessed! 😛

Stop n Stretch

Posted in Fitness, Health with tags on May 18, 2011 by eleenpor

I first felt it way back in circa 2003-2004.  

Between 12-16 hours daily glued to a non-ergonomic chair and a burning drive to prove myself in the challenging corporate world, it was a price I knowingly paid. However, what I didn’t know was that it’s gonna be a life-long price which I’d continually pay for years to come.

So folks, if your job is as desk-bound as mine is, take heed.

  • No matter how engrossed you get with your job, stop and take a break.
  • No matter how tight your timeline is, stop and take a break.
  • No mater how much adrenalin is pumping through your being, stop and take a break.

Seriously.
Stop.

By take a break, I meant do a bit of stretching. Stand up. Walk over to your colleagues just to say hi. Go make yourself a cup of coffee/tea/milo. Go out to the garden and take a sniff of the greenery. Go to the window and look out. Enjoy the view. Daydream a little. Then go back to the drill.

All that can be in five minutes or less. It’s really up to you.
Then hopefully, you will never have to know the meaning of lower back pain.

Trust me, if there’s one thing in this world that you never need to know, this is it.

Why? Because the helplessness kills. Not being able to do the most basic everyday things like sitting on the toilet bowl to pee. Not being able to get out of bed when the alarm goes off in the morning. Not being able to turn your body in the middle of the night. Not being able to sneeze or cough without feeling the sharp pain coursing from your spine to your brain.

One sure way to keep lower back pain at bay is to strengthen your lower back muscles in order to protect your spine. Something I keep forgetting when I get high on my cardio fixes at the gym. Reminder to self : Spend some time doing lower back strengthening exercises after my daily cardio sessions.

Some sites if you have the time to read up.

http://www.bigbackpain.com/preventing_back_pain.html
http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/exercises-to-reduce-low-back-pain
http://www.livestrong.com/article/159191-lower-back-exercises-for-women/

On the other hand, if pictures draw a thousand words for you, here are some good graphics.

For instructions on how to get into the above positions without overly-contorting yourselves, here’s the link :
http://www.bigbackpain.com/back_exercises.html

I know I will be doing more of these now.

Folks, life’s too precious to be abused and then ignored.

Live it full and live it well.

Fight-Do

Posted in Fitness, Fun with tags , on March 17, 2011 by eleenpor

So much Energy.
So much Passion.
So much Enthusiasm.
So much Life!

It speaks to me.
Uh-huh, it definitely speaks to me.

 

BC47 : Pure Grit

Posted in Fitness, Fun with tags on March 2, 2011 by eleenpor

Words simply doesn’t give justice to the way I feel about Body Combat. So I’ll just let this video show you how awesome it truly is.

Make sure your speakers are turned on, ya?
‘Coz a BC experience is incomplete without its music.

P/S – Can you spot me?
😉

*Note* This video is the awesome work of Osman Sany. Thank U, man!

Heroes’ Maxim

Posted in Fitness, Fun with tags on November 18, 2010 by eleenpor

Every morning when I get out of bed I think of this …

… and the fight ahead doesn’t seem so tough and scary anymore.

Now tell me if this doesn’t inspire you.

LesMills Quarterly Super Workshop

Posted in Fitness, Fun with tags , , on November 15, 2010 by eleenpor

An impromptu decision that led to a most amazing weekend.

Schedule:

8am – Body Balance
9.30am – Body Vive
11am – Body Attack
12.30am – Sh’Bam
1pm – Body Jam
2pm – Body Step
3.30pm – Body Pump
5pm – Body Combat

(They obviously saved the best for last)
😀

An experience that’s priceless and definitely worth the chaos it wrecked to my original weekend plan.

View super amazing pictures of the BC session here, thanks to a fellow BC enthusiast.

Early Halloween

Posted in Celebration, Fitness, Fun with tags , , , , on October 28, 2010 by eleenpor

Thanks for a iscreamedsomuchithinkihurtmyvoicebox time, my darlin’ BC gurus!

Love the songs, love the fun, love the passion!

I am so gonna miss y’all
:`)