Curves Setia Alam

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I have a good news to share with you ladies out there.. Especially the ladies of Setia Alam!!! Pfffttt..

Do you know there’s a new club in your area? I’m talking about a fitness club here.. called Curves. What caught my attention about this place is that it’s a ladies-only-fitness-club!! How lucky!! It’s a no man land!! Literally speaking.. They promised no mans allowed, from the receptionist, to the trainer and even the janitor. All ladies.. aurat checked!

Of course, we are the generations who wants to have to all.. career, family, leisure time, hot bods!! Hahaha… So, here is the solution to your hot bods for 2015!!

Curves fitness centre uses hydraulic technology to help you to lose weight, shape up and tone up your body. All you need is only a 30 minutes total body workout where you can burn up to 500 calories!!

(Provided you don’t cheat!! *wink, wink*)

Do you know how much is 500 calories, that is probably about a plate of nasi lemak with sambal, ikan bilis, peanuts and half an egg!! (Nope, no ayam goreng!!) Usually you gotta run on the treadmill for almost an hour at 7km/hr rate to burn that much! Trust me it’s hard! But with this technology, you can do this with variety of exercises within 30 minutes.

And what’s better? They have this thing called CurvesSmart technology, where this little computer a.k.a you trainer is incorporated into your 30-minute circuit workout. One circuit consist of 12 machines with recovery board in between.

 I have this feeling that the recovery board will be my favourite station!! Hehe..

Since it’s a circuit workout, every piece of equipment is programmed with your body’s information to give you live feedback. Smart eh! At the end of your workout, it will produce detailed progress reports that shows your muscle strength, total calories burned and how close you are to reaching your goals. I like that idea!!

If you asked me about the opening hours, it is actually quite flexible. On weekdays it starts at 0700H until 2030H. SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) can go right after dropping their children at school early in the morning!! That is just perfect way to start your day!

Curves are opening in Setia Alam on January 19, 2015.                                                                                                       [No 7-1, Jalan Setia Dagang U13/AK, Sunsuria Seventh Avenue, 40170 Setia Alam, Selangor]

Webpage: www.curves.com.my

FB: facebook.com/curvessetiaalam

IG: @curves_setiaalam

Twitter: @curvessetiaalam

Before that, they are gonna have road shows.. Check them out at various places…

14 – 16 Nov @ Tesco Setia Alam     

17 – 20 Nov @ Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jemaah, Bukit Jelutong                                                                                      

21 – 22 Nov @ Giant Shah Alam                                                                                                                                                

29 – 30 Nov @ MY Milennium Youth Bazaar, Terminal Setia Alam                                                                                      

29 – 30 Nov @ Riuh @Ruang Bazaar, SS18 Subang

First 100 members is entitled for exciting early bird discount. Did I mentioned the membership comes with personal trainer??

You can reach them at 03-33582507 OR Coach Ain at +60132018913.

So, hot bods with Curves, anyone??

X

Kantoi!!

I rarely follow my hubsy whenever he has a talk or event but I’ve seen the videos and I know the the story by heart. Last week, was the UKM in Space event held where 3 other astronauts from Japan, Germany and Russia came down to join the event. It was a success, alhamdullilah.

UKM put up the video of the opening event on Youtube. I was excited to watch it.. but.. guess what I found…

Hahaha..

“but don’t tell my wife that..”

Sorry baby.. caught red handed this time!!

Now I know!!

Hahahhaha…

It’s a long video, if you have the time, go see a short video presentation recorded from ISS slotted during my hubby’s speech. It’s just breath taking. I cried first time I saw the video. I wanna go to space too!!!

Check out the UKM link here

XO

Answering Your SSWK Questions

Dear readers..

I received many emails regarding to this Secret Skin White Kawaii Collagen drink product. Here’s the answer to most of the questions. I’m answering this from my knowledge and experience. Hope this will answer your questions..

1) Is it safe for pregnancy?

From my professional opinion, try to avoid any extra supplement / medications during first trimester of pregnancy. This is because first trimester of pregnancy is where the organogenesis (development of the organ) of the embryo will be form. No strong study to support this supplement is safe to be consume. Please don’t take the risk. After completion of first trimester, it is fairly safe to consume because embryo’s organ formation is complete. InsyaAllah.

2) Is it safe for breastfeeding?

Yes.

3) Should I not taking caffeine while consuming this product?

As of any anti-oxidant supplement, it is not advisable to take caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretics. Diuretics mean it makes you pee a lot more. Peeing a lot can cause your body to be dehydrated. When body is dehydrated, so does the skin!! Dehydrated skin will hasten your aging process.

On the other hands, you are drinking anti-oxidant and collagen at the same time to slow down your aging process.

In other words, you are actually contradicting the effect of anti-oxidant and collagen. Do you get what I mean? No point of taking supplements and counter act the action at the same time.

I’m a caffeine addict. Well, no so bad but I need my daily dose of caffeine. And I drink my caffeine in the morning to get me going. On top of my coffee, I drink a lot of water to make sure I stay hydrated. I don’t think I can function without caffeine. Hahaha.. So, to all coffee lovers, we still have hope ok!!

4) When is the best time to take the anti-oxidant / collagen supplement?

As far as I know, the best time to consume any anti-oxidant / collagen-containing product is at night. This is because the skin renewal activity is happening while we sleep. Just take it before you go to bed and leave it to your body to do the job. I don’t think to is wise to take it first thing in the morning for me because I’m taking my coffee during daytime and I want to make sure my body is well-hydrated while I’m on my mission to beautify myself. Haha.. So, before bed works for me!!

5) Is it halal?

Yes. It’s enclosed with the product leaflet when you buy it.

Have you seen the latest packaging.. It still comes in small sachets inside this jar. That makes this SSWK product better than others. The quality of the anti-oxidant content is guaranteed because the content will not be oxidised every time we open the jar. Previous, I wrote about why we need anti-oxidant in our daily life..

I hope I have answered all your questions.

Remember all coffee addicts, drink a lot of water. We still have hopes!! Hahaha..

XO

Deepavali 2010

Deepavali 2010 is special to me.. That was about one month plus after we got married.. It was somewhere in early November..
In my lifetime, I never had any headache before. Trust me.. Never! But a week before Deepavali.. I started to have headache.. morning, day and night.. and crazy mood swing (How can a newly wed has mood swing?? I was supposed to be in honeymoon phase!!)

Then I started to think.. what could possibly when wrong.. like some brain pathology, or some viral infection.. some hormonal imbalance.. I already made a checklist to rule out my illness, until my colleague told me to do Urine Pregnancy Test..

I gulped! Is that possible? It has only been a month?? So, I went to the pharmacy, and I bought like 5 different brand of UPT!! Hahahha.. I just wanna make sure there’s no false positive happening here!! 5!! For Godsake!! Hahahha… And no, I didn’t tell my new husband yet.. I was scared!!

Deepavali morning, I was on call..

(Come to think about it, I’m always on call on Deepavali!! Today pun on call!!)

Woke up early, according to my gynaecology knowledge, urine for pregnancy test has to be done early in the morning.. First urine in the morning because that is when the beta HCG hormone is at its highest level in the urine.. I drank glasses of water to get the system running ;) Hehe..

So, to the toilet I go… First time peeing on the stick!! Woohooo… Of course I didn’t manage to complete all 5 sticks!! Hahahah.. Only 1. Geezzzzz..

I closed my eyes, no actually I peeped with one eye.. it took a while for the blue line to come out.. First line is out. Then there was a faint second line. I fainted for 3 seconds! Two lines.. two lines.. two lines.. Breathe Halina breathe… This is huge. I better breathe.. It was surreal. Then I get ready to work.. I was on call remember. Hubsy was already awake. He was in front of the computer reading news. I told him… “I think I’m pregnant” and showed him the stick that I peed on. (Haha.. cleaned of course!!) I think his jaw literally dropped… and the rest is history..

Here we are.. 4 years later..

Blessed..Photo credit to Rashidee Azman 

Alhamdullilah..

Happy Deepavali to all who celebrating.. Wishing you a wealthy, prosperous and delightful Deepavali. Happy holiday to the rest!!

XO

Attention To All Space Enthusiast

You don’t have to be a space enthusiast yourself.. Maybe you want to bring your children or husband or whoever you know who like “space stuff” to this event.. Haha.. “space stuff”!

But this is for real. We are gonna have astronauts from Japan, Germany and Russia!!

Chiaki Mukai, a lady astronaut.. (you go girl!!) in fact, she is the first female astronaut from Japan. Who is also happen to be a cardiothoracic surgeon!! Inspiring isn’t she? I’m not trying to be feminist here but I believe we need more role model like this for our younger girls! Someone who inspire the young ladies to be all-rounder, who believes in being the best in what she can do. Speaking about women empowerment? She is definitely it!!

Klaus Dietrich Flade is from Germany.. Really funny guy. I met him when I followed S to Association of Space Explorers Planetary Congress in Riyadh 2 years ago. He is Bella’s favourite astronaut too!! Hahah.. Currently working as an astronaut / pilot in Germany, coming down to Malaysia next week to meet all of you!

And Salizhan Sharipov, Russian astronaut, I remember him as the space guy with one eyebrow!! 

See!! I told you!! :D He is the 7th Muslim astronaut in space!!

And.. and.. and.. my personal favourite astronaut…

How often do you get a chance to meet people who actually been to space? Earth population is currently at 7.125 billion in 2013, and there’s only 536 people who is actually been to space!! (S is number 438!!)

And next week, UKM is hosting an event with 4 astronauts in attendance!

4 out of 536 out of 7,125,000,000 human beings!!

Come to DECTAR (Dewan Cansellor Tun Abdul Razak) in UKM next Monday, October 20, 2014. Just in case you don’t know which one is DECTAR, it is the huge main hall of UKM Bangi on you left hand side as you enter the main UKM entrance. You won’t miss it! It’s open to ALL. Bring your kids, this is for them (and you too of course!) to expose, educate and inspire them about the importance of space science! Entrance are free. It will be a day event starts from 8.30am until 4.30pm. You can meet and greet fellow astronauts yourself, and listen to their stories. Public talk and dialogue session with the astronauts will be at 11.00am!!

And guess who else gonna be there to grace the event?

No, not the guy at the back!! The gentleman in blue batik!! He doesn’t need an introduction..

Enough said.

So, if someone asked you “Do you have any plan next Monday?”

Your answer will be, “I’ll be in DECTAR UKM to see some “space stuff”, jom pegi”

:D

XO

4 Advices on From Our 4 Years of Marriage

Praise to Allah for all these years of good health and happiness. It has been 4 years of marriage for us. It has been a wonderful journey for me. I’ve learnt so much.. and missed  a lot more ;) Thank you S for all the love and patience. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for being a wonderful father to my children. I’m just blessed. Alhamdullilah..

Photo credit to Fuad Topa of CandidSyndrome

Many things I’ve learned along the way.. but since this is only our 4th year, I will share with you 4 lessons I’ve learned ;)

#1

First year of marriage is challenging!! It’s the year of adapting.. First few months are honeymoon phase but when the reality hits.. That’s when the challenges started. Most couples come from different background. Different up bringing. Different lifestyle. During courtship, we only see the best of each other. When our partner is at his/her best. But married and living together opens up a lot more. That’s the phase where you really get to know your spouse. The good and the not-so-good. We are only humans, remember!! 100% human, 0% angel. And we are no exception to that. We learn. We fight. We make up. And we adapt.

#2

Trust. No love can survive without trust. Period.

#3

Communicate. Just find time for each other. Talk, text, send pictures or FaceTime. Just do it. Even a small tiny matter. Like “Dah sampai?” or “Had lunch?”. It’s not about being nosy but to me it’s because I care. And he knows it. But ladies, there a fine line between care and clingy. Sometimes it can be misleading ;) Gotta be careful thou..

#4

Respect. This is the most important lesson in a relationship. Men need respect, women need love. It sounds simple but sometimes we (urmm.. I sometimes) took it for granted. It’s ok not to win an argument. Think about long term investment.. NOT short term glory. Seriously, no point of winning if one of you gets hurt. Always remember to go back to #3. But.. when you are doing #3, no screaming. Talk nicely!! Hahaha..

I’m still learning. We all do.

I’m sooo in my mushy mushy mood today. Hehe.. I kept repeating our wedding video again and again. Can’t believe we made it this far.

Praise to Allah for this blessed life. I wish you all the same..

XO

What’s In My Bag..

I went to Putrajaya this morning but when I reached there, I got lost because I didn’t see the sign boards, it was raining heavily and my vision while driving was very poor. Suddenly I was near PICC (Hahaha.. nope, I wasn’t supposed to go there!) Called up hubs for help.. then he asked me to switch on my Waze.. I was like.. duhhh.. why didn’t I think of that earlier :D

Anyway, when I reached the place that I wanted to go, it was still raining.. I needed an umbrella. Unfortunately, I left mine at home.. (why oh why..) the only umbrella that I have in my car way B’s Pororo umbrella. Hahaha.. I can’t go to government office in Pororo umbrella right? ;) So, there I was, stucked in my car while waiting for the rain to stop…

I was bored..

So, I did this video… I wanted to try this new app.. Hyperlapse where I can speed up the video faster..

Check this out.. Its called.. “what’s in my bag..”

I use Gin&Jacqie handbag organiser to make sure my bag doesn’t look or feel like a black hole. I’m a freak when it comes to organising stuff. Haha.. You can get yours here.

I have to have my note book. I have all this note taking apps what not on my phone but sometimes I just want to be traditional. Writing down ideas / my to-do / to-buy list is still the best. I got that note book from MPH. It comes with a very good advice from the bad girl next door.. Marilyn Monroe. She said.. “It’s better to be ridiculous than to be boring” ;D

Then, my card holder where I keep whatever cards I have, like membership cards, or discount cards.. And the pen.. Of course no point having a notebook without a pen.. and lipstick. My favourite lipstick brand is NARS. I have moved on from all these Israelis supporting products. I just don’t have the heart to buy anything that supports them. Even my trustworthy SKII. Yes, I am that fanatic. Geezzzz..

Moving on to sunglasses. Must have but rarely wears it. Haha.. and my Macbook compact mirror!! ;) Hubsy saw that one online and he ordered one for me!! So thoughtful ;) Haha.. And of course, my green reusable foldable groceries bag. Just in case if I need to go for emergency groceries shopping, I can help safe the world by not using plastic bag!! Yup, keep the world green for our children!! Haha..

On the inside, facial tissue, purse and iPad Mini.. I keep many books in my iPad Mini. Easy to read and carry around..

So, there you go.. What’s In My Bag..

What’s in yours??

XO