Losing weight

Well that didn’t work, looking a year ago when (planning) to start the 7 minutes workout or any other methods like running, swimming, etc. The problem is time (doesn’t it always?), just can’t have more of it.

I remember the last time I joined PusMed Satria Nusantara, the training was twice a week starting 5:30 am each day. It was hard, mainly because at that time I usually sleep at 12 am or 1 am due to my son is apparently a night owl by gene. Things weren’t easy in the office after that, always getting sleepy and tired the whole day after the intense two hours non stop training.

So I tried running. Should be more flexible right? Not to mention all those apps, fancy gadgets, cool shoes, and community that can be utilized. Bottom line, it was going to be perfect, and cool, and awesome. But again, not enough sleep. Running around the neighborhood demands you to start very early, otherwise you’ll have to run beside cars, bikes, buses, with a small probability of getting hit and high probability of getting lung cancer in tens of years later.

Swimming is another option. By now you might ask, this time what was wrong with swimming? Glad you’re asking. It’s difficult find a good swimming pool at my place, it’s either not open early enough (no way I’m swimming during the night, it’s dark!), not close enough, or just simply too expensive. I mean, what’s up with IDR 50k for one hour swim? In a month I rather save up for games instead.

Despite all that, last month my waist size reduced from previously 34 to 32, not bad for someone who’s not doing any sport right? Well I don’t do sport, but I have activities, a lot of them.

About two months ago, moved to a new house. And on the new house, there’s no house assistant (apparently it’s very hard to find a good one). We have to do everything ourselves from cooking, mopping the floor, cleaning the room, washing the clothes, drying them going up and down to the balcony, setting up furniture, cleaning them, water the grass, raking dead grass, going to the roof to back wash water filter while enjoying sunset, and lots and lots of stuff, everyday.

Other than doing house chores, I also have to deal with the commuting as well. When previously it took only 20 minutes from home to work using car, now it ‘s 45 minutes home to work using motor bike. And not a smooth ride that is, good riding skill needed to zigzag your way among cars, pot holes, and speed bumps. Arriving to the destination will include sore legs, sore back, and sweating like a pig. I heard sauna can make you slim, maybe that’s the main factor.

With all of those stuff combined, apparently it works better than sports. You don’t have to pay anything, don’t have to allocate a dedicated time, don’t have to sacrifice productive working hours, and everything gets done at the same time. So there you go, my reason for losing weight.

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7 minutes workout

Just found out about 7 minutes workout from this guy. So we decided to setup a challenge to do it everyday with these rules:

  1. Each day, do the 7 minutes workout.
  2. Do it as much as you can, don’t push yourself too much (for now).
  3. Write on the sheet after you’re done.

We’ll do it as long as we can, whoever gives up must write a losing statement in his blog, while winner have all the bragging right in the world.

Setup an app already, reminder, and mind. Let see how it goes. If this works, maybe I can resurrect an old friend of mine, Zombie Run 5k.

YM Status Experiment

stop looking for everybody else’s ym status, yes i mean you

Yap, I wrote that on my yahoo messenger status for several weeks and waiting for a respond. And you know what, almost 20 or so of my friends send message to me “holy crap, how do you know?” (not the exact words, but you know what I mean :P). Well, apparently people do want to know about what other people’s doing. Interesting 😀

Fitter Happier

From Radiohead, whoever wrote this is a genius.

Fitter, happier more productive
Comfortable, not drinking too much
Regular exercise at the gym 3 days a week
Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries

At ease, eating well
No more microwave dinners and saturated fats
A patient better driver, a safer car, baby smiling in back seat
Sleeping well, no bad dreams, no paranoia
Careful to all animals, never washing spiders down the plughole

Keep in contact with old friends, enjoy a drink now and then
Will frequently check credit at Moral Bank hole in wall
Favours for favours, fond but not in love
Charity, standing orders, on sundays ring road supermarket

No killing moths or putting boiling water on the ants
Car wash also on sundays
No longer afraid of the dark or midday shadows
Nothing so ridiculously teenage and desperate
Nothing so childish

At a better pace, slower and more calculated
No chance of escape, now self-employed
Concerned but powerless
An empowered and informed member of society

Pragmatism, not idealism
Will not cry in public
Less chance of illness
Tires that grip in the wet
Shot of baby strapped in back seat
A good memory

Still cries at a good film
Still kisses with saliva
No longer empty and frantic
Like a cat tied to a stick
That’s driven into frozen winter ***

The ability to laugh at weakness
Calm, fitter, healthier and more productive
A pig in a cage on antibiotics

Got this from Norman Sasono blog.