Nutrition & Training DO Matter for My Leukemia Journey

We ARE our worst critics, aren’t we. There I was (still am), with more time on my hands. Yet, I lacked the discipline and drive to work on what it takes for better body composition (but I flippin’ do now!)  Some might joke that cancer should mean guaranteed weight loss but dude, that shit don’t last…

5 Things I learned from a Contest Prep

I became (or I’d like to think so) very knowledgable in every division available when it comes to women’s bodybuilding, aka physique  building, aka body sculpting, aka aesthetics training.  Yup, confused yet?   —- 2. I never knew I could think about food in so many ways.  You think about food when your alarm goes off, when…

Nutrition for Injury Recovery

I love this infographic from Precision Nutrition. There are many reasons why I signed up for their Level 1 course, one of them being that I have been dealing with multiple injuries in the recent years from a combination of inadequate recovery, inadequate conditioning and lack of knowledge in nutrition for injury recovery. Moving forward,…

Post Detox Week

First day after the 7 Day Detox should have been like Thanksgiving. Instead I celebrated the first meal post detox with a McDonald’s brewed coffee and Salmon with veggies at 8am on a Sunday morning *fist pump* Adrenaline kicked in as the usual pre-course psych up as I prepared to power through a 9 hour…

Day 7 of Metabolic Detox

“BE SENSIBLE” I was in such a dilemma on whether or not I should have gone for a Saturday morning WOD, knowing I would have to teach a class right after in the morning and prepare for a full day of course teaching the next.  Ed from Coastal Fitness reminded me of a key point…

Day 6 of Metabolic Detox

This is it… …this is where I know that seductive white light of TASTE is getting close and it is only a matter of days (or hours) before the willpower starves and dies I DREAMT OF TERIYAKI CHICKEN AND SALMON DON WTF? I have NEVER in my life remember dreaming of food, EVER. Needless to…

Day 5 of Metabolic Detox

HUNGRY . . SORE . . Missing Princess Mononoke .   No training on Day 5, so skipped my last meal since the hunger pangs wore off at the end of the day but as Ed reminded, no skipping the 4 meals on training days! Now… TGIF!!! Probably my favorite dancer/choreographer in Hong Kong –…

Day 4 of Metabolic Detox

This was the benchmark of being half way there!  Day 4 actually felt pretty good, even had this CRAZY random moment where I thought I could do veggie only days a few times a week once I am off this detox. The usual morning where I woke before my alarm went off, followed by some…

Day 3 of Metabolic Detox

You know those times when you happen to get up before the alarm goes off, and you feel cheated of sleep while you lay in bed wondering why the world hates you?… OK, I don’t really… but I do wish for a genie to appear and grant my wish of beauty sleep.  TWO mornings in…

Day 2 of Metabolic Detox

Was Day 2 any easier than Day 1? Honestly, it wasn’t as difficult as I had feared…but it wasn’t any easier either. 1) Energy levels – Sleepy by noon This made me downed 4 cups of green tea but on the bright side, I was sitting less since I felt like getting up every half…

Aussie Pole Stuff (Canberra)

Alright, first post of 2013!!! (terrible of me >_<) Well good thing for you is you ain’t gotta read about my NYE and New Year resolution crap and jump right into some pole action stuff! This is my second time in Australia and quite coincidently, both trips happened around Australia Day!  This time around I…

The Disciplined Brother – Andrew Tan

I gotta give it to my brother Andrew. All he needed were a few resources and BAM he’s the most disciplined one in the house right now! Now that he has joined the world of smart phones, he’s able to take photos of the food he eats and share tips on how to prepare them…