Monday, January 14, 2008

Update at last!

It's been so long since I've updated my poor neglected blog. I have so much to blog about as a lot has happened in 2007! Just can't seem to find the time.

For one, I have been busy with going to the gym 3 times a week since February 2007, working with personal trainer, Joe Christin from Celebrity Fitness. Working out and revamping my daily diet has transformed me from this "BLUB"
Photo taken Dec 2006

to this!
Photo from Oct 2007 issue of Shape magazine (Malaysian edition)

I am a reformed couch potato now who actually likes to exercise. My daily schedule has changed which doesn't give me any time for gym now. Believe it or not, I miss feeling muscle soreness after a good workout. So, I have taken up running instead. I blogged about joining the Kiwanis Fun Run last year. (I used the "Blubber" photo on that post too lol That's my reminder photo. Never to let myself get to that stage again!)

I've just checked the Pacesetters Athletic Club's website for their events schedule. I have targeted a few events I want to join, starting with the Bidor Half Marathon in April 2008. 21km! That is going to be quite a challenge as I can't even run the entire 3km yet. With training and perseverance, I'm sure I will be able to. These are the other events I have my eyes on:

New Balance Pacesetters 15km at Padang Merbuk on 18 May. I joined the Kiwanis Fun Run which was organized together with this event last year. From what I see, the 15km run is very well organized. Participants had ample bananas, watermelon, water and isotonic drinks before the race. Then after, there were mountains of food for those who want to fuel up. New Balance was there to offer 30% discount on shoes too! There was a festive mood and the runners were very friendly. Lots of happy hormones after 15km of running!

Inaugural Lion City Marathon in Singapore on 29 June. Going to do the half marathon (21.1km). Will aim for full marathon in 2009 :D Their website is impressive. Those Singaporeans look like they know what they're doing.

Mizuno Wave Run, Padang Merbuk KL on 13 July. No info on this yet but since it's organized by Pacesetters, I have my confidence in them :D But if marathon... err I'll pass! lol

Adidas King of the Road 21km, Sunway Pyramid on 3 Aug. This was held last year also. Will try that.

The calendar was up to Aug only, so that's the plan for now. I know the Singapore Marathon is in Dec. Maybe by then I'll be fit enough to run a full marathon! I shall sleep on that and dream for a bit. It's one run a month from April 2008. If that doesn't keep the excess weight off, nothing will!

Is this my New Year resolution? I have tried setting new year resolutions in the past and I usually forget what resolutions I made before the end of January. I will not call this my resolutions but challenges I have given myself.



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6 Comments:

Anonymous kat said...

Now that is a fabulous photo!! :)

I like running too. Just need to get some body-hugging clothes to stop all the bulges from bouncing about!! LOL

It's good weather to run now. Must seriously think about getting started! Thanks for the inspiration! We'll run together when I get back! ;)

*hugs*

2:41 pm  
Blogger Min said...

I didn't think I'll ever tell myself I love running until now. After 4km of brisk walking and running, I can feel myself wanting to do more and more. After the 7th km, I do feel like doing a happy dance :D Runner's high?

When I first started running, I could feel my butt doing an extra move after each foot touches the ground. I have a butt which can challenge Shakira k! Width wise lah. Now, I don't feel that extra wobble anymore :D

Yes, Kat. Do pick up running and we shall go running together when we get back.

3:15 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

min u look HOT !!!!!
Good luck with running.

-Vinnie-

12:06 am  
Anonymous a&a'smom said...

Truly a wonderful transformation! Congrats for making it!! Hey can I join U & Kat for the run?

10:31 pm  
Blogger Flipper said...

Hi Hui Min,

I have never seen you this slim before during the old days. Well you look good. Maybe you can join us for exercise in Broga town climbing hills
http://kajangtown.blogspot.com or join us for mountain trekking at
http://malaysiatrekking.blogspot.com

3:22 am  
Blogger elara said...

Hi,
My first time blog hopping here. Keep up the good work. Exercise can make you not only fitter but looking younger than your age.

3:54 am  

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