Saturday, March 30, 2013
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim...


Lama dah nak update blog tapi asyik tak berkesempatan.

Kalau buka lappy jer, busy dok layan facebook. Nak buat camne, situ la antara 90% sumber rezeki aku... So, layan fb jerla kejenya. Check fb page, fb group... Bls pm org, bls komen... Tu la aktiviti aku...

Masa berlalu camtu jer... Sedar-sedar dah tengah hari. Nak makan, nak itu, nak ini...

Pastu siap-siap bungkus barang untuk pos.

Minggu ni sangat kebizian tahap gaban sampai nak makan pun tak sempat.

Maka...... Aku decide untuk buka akaun courier. Tak larat dahla hari-hari kuar pergi poslaju.

Sebelum ni aku asyik tangguh sebab sebenarnya i do need that break. Break masa ke poslaju, driving back tu antara waktu untuk aku bertenang and berfikir (sambil drive pun kepala mikir macam2). Plus, selalunya pas pos barang aku akan singgah sana sini... Kuar la jugak dari terperuk dalam rumah je kan...huhu... Tapi dah tak tahan la... Penat gak terkejar2.

Aku baru hantar borang permohonan n ssm form kat Gdex petang tadi... Kelmarin, aku jumpa salesperson Ktmd. Senang la pasni nak pos stroller, carseats bagai... Kalau tak, semua aku angkut masuk kete (nasibaik muat) untuk pos. pasni suh diorg pickup kat umah jela...

Aku buka akaun Gdex cos tak kena deposit. Kalau poslaju, kena deposit rm500. Malas ah aku... Huhu... So, tak rugi pun buka... Tapi kalau benda ringan xsampai sekilo agak rugi pos guna gdex.

Anyway...

Tenants aku dah nak kuar bulan ni... Patutnya esok la cos esok last day untuk bulan March. Tapi senyap je... Diorang still tak tau bila leh masuk umah baru kot? Three out of four will be out this coming week, i think...

Sorang lagi abis praktikal awal bulan mei nanti.

Okla...

Sebenarnya agak lega... Cos aku dah agak rimas... Yela, sebab aku dok sekali kan... Aku ni dah la cerewet. Nampak benda out of place, bersepah etc memang tak syok je rasa...

So no more bilik sewa. Laki aku pun dah nak balik dok Lumut semula... So no point la. Pasni kena la redecorate or cat baru bilik2 tu cos ade previous tenants tampal2 ape tah, berbekas dinding... Dah tak lawa. Huhu...

K la... Aku update dr ipad je ni... Sambil2 tgk tv... Or tv tgk aku? Hehe... Pasang sebab nak bunyi bising je... Bukan tengok pun...

Till next time...

Salam...


Alhamdulillah...

Thursday, March 14, 2013
bismIllah...



Ok, sambung entry semalam since aku ada masa free sikit ni.

Well, what did I buy?

I bought a cross trainer! A Nordictrack elliptical cross trainer to be exact.


Gini ler rupanya...


Ada macam-macam jenis cross trainer. And macam-macam brand. Silalah menggoogle and compare...

Kenapa aku beli benda alah ni plak padahal mulanya nak beli treadmill?

Well... selepas ditimbang-timbang and baca info di bawah ni, aku rasa better aku amik elliptical cross trainer la kot.



Treadmills vs. Elliptical Trainers

Which one should you choose?

Treadmills and elliptical trainers are two of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment and are excellent tools for getting an aerobic workout indoors. When you compare treadmills vs elliptical trainers, you will quickly realize that ellipticals have only come to the party fairly recently, whereas treadmills have been around muchlonger. Consequently, treadmills are more well-known and more commonplace. However, before you go and buy that treadmill, you may want to give elliptical trainers a second glance.

A quick comparison:

When you compare treadmills to elliptical trainers, you can't help but notice that the elliptical trainer offers an impact-free workout. With the elliptical, there is no impact on the ground, which may appeal to people who need a gentler workout because of joint problems or pain. The treadmill offers more impact, which helps strengthen the bones.

One obvious point that is in favor of treadmills is that it provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. If you are training for a marathon or even a 10k, and you don't want to go outdoors too often during the colder months, you are certainly better off with a quality treadmill.

That being said, if you are looking for a quality cardiovascular workout with the maximum amount of efficiency, the elliptical is an excellent choice. Most elliptical trainers give you a total body workout if you have dual action handlebars for your arms and foot pedals for your legs, whereas treadmills focus more on your lower body as they simulate the jogging experience. What is even more interesting, according to recent studies, is that the lack of impact on the joints allows the user to burn roughly the same amount of calories as treadmills with the impression of putting less effort.

Therefore, it is no wonder that ellipticals have been the machine of choice for seniors exercisers with knee problems, as well as physical trainers who are involved in rehabilitating their clients.

This is what Thomas Altena, an exercise physiologist at the University of Missouri-Columbia, had to say: "The physiological responses associated with elliptical exercises were nearly identical to treadmill exercises." He went on to conclude that "both exercise machines are effective for increasing the amount of calories burned and for producing cardio respiratory health and training benefits..."

Finally, one feature which is often overlooked about elliptical trainers is the ability to add variety to your aerobic workout. Whenever anyone is on an exercise plan, one of the biggest challenges he faces is to stay motivated and interested in his workouts. With the treadmill, the ability to change the incline, as well as the intensity are big pluses, which has contributed to its popularity over the last decade. The elliptical trainer matches these features and has a few additional ones of its own.

In addition to changing the cross ramp incline (which is available in Precor models) as well as varying the intensity, you also have the option to not use the handlebar and focus on your lower body. Although this option is not used often, it does add variety to your workout.

However, the most critical feature, and what separates the elliptical trainer from many other exercise machines when it comes to variety, is the forward and reversible feature on the foot pedals. When you are going forward, you feel like a cross country skier hitting the long slopes. However, when you reverse your pedal motion, you can target your lower body in a completely different way. Without question, you are targeting your quadriceps muscles and will soon feel them burn after a few minutes.


Secara kesimpulannye, aku pilih elliptical cross trainer ni cos impact-free. Salesperson kat FC pun dah gitau yang benda alah ni sesuai untuk yang ada sakit lutut or untuk orang tua pakai...

Anddddd, sebab boleh TOTAL BODY WORKOUT. Tangan ko bergerak gak sambil kaki pun gerak. Ok la kan?

Ade cheaper cross trainer than PR990 ni yang impact free gak.. kelebihan PR990 ni sebab banyak program bla bla... (ok, aku beli sebab akak tu beli kahkahkah)

So far memang best la pakai.

Lokasi PR990 di dalam bilik tidur kami. 
Ade nampak voltage converter kat lantai tepi lampu tu?
Haaa... sebab benda alah ni made in USA. Memang fully imported... barang2 electrical dari US memang bila nak pakai kat Msia kena guna transformer. huhu

HARUS letak dekat tv supaya tak bosan...
And HARUS juga letak dekat ngan tingkap so leh mengusya-ngusya kat luar kalau bosan.

Sebab memang bosan ok bergerak/workout setempat ni!
So kena la pandai-pandai susun strategi supaya tak  bosan.
(ok.. dah berapa banyak aku taip 'bosan' daaa)

Cara paling efektif bagi aku ialah:
Baca novel sambil workout.

Tapi novel dari iBooks di iPad ku ler...

Leh letak iPad atas panel.


I'm a newbie so please don't judge me.

Ini lah paling lama aku workout pun... 41 minutes. hihihi...


Seriously, bukan senang nak consistent.

Aku pernah dah tinggal benda alah ni seminggu tak pakai. Sebab? Out station... err.. out station nyer 3 hari je... tapi... ermmm.. paham sendiri la kan... HEHEHE

But no! No more lah... jangan tinggal lama-lama tak pakai cos nanti nak start balik bukan main liat!

Serius.

Aku baru beli sebulan je benda alah ni... setakat ni baru turun 3 kilo lebih. Tapi aku rasa berat air je yang hilang kot? Sebab aku still rasa bontot and paha aku takde ape-ape efek. haha... tho ade jugak orang yang lama tak nampak aku kata aku dah slim sikit. hmmm... no komen.

Too early to say lah.

Anyway, wish me luck in losing weight!

Aku boleh workout everyday, insya Allah... tapi bab makan tu hampeh sikit nak control. =P

Now rutin aku ialah workout waktu pagi lepas bangun tido dan workout waktu petang before Maghrib. Timing elok-elok supaya lepas berpeluh-peluh tu leh terus mandi...

Selalunya 15 minutes each session. 15 minit je k. HAHAHA... Jeles giler camne orang leh workout lama-lama sampai sejam.. Aku masih belum mampu. Tapi aku think positive jela... at least ade gak workout dari membuta je petang2 :p

Takpe... slow-slow la kan... pernah je aku sampai 41 minutes tu... so sepatutnye aku leh la jugak sampai sejam kan? Doakan aku yer!

Nanti bulan depan aku update ape progress aku... berjayakah or hanya hangat2 tahi ayam (mintak simpang!!)?? Sama-sama kita tungguuuu...

Salam.
Written By Ryehana
alhamdulIllah...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
bismIllah...


Aku ni gemok giler since dah stop breastfeed Razin. Masa dalam pantang and lepas pantang, aku berjaya gak lose weight dengan cepat cos bf dia... walaupun tak kembali kepada berat pre-pregnancy, at least kurang la jugak...

Before pregnant, my weight was 64-65kg. Tu standard. Aku kan memang jenis chubby-chubby sikit. Tak kurus, tak gemok sangat pun (ececeh). By the way, tinggi aku ialah 165 cm.

Then, masa pregnant berat aku makin naik... sampai la before masuk labor room pada 11 March 2011 (birthday Razin! He's now 2 years old! Ok, akan blog kat blog Razin tentang birthday) berat aku adalah 85kg. Hahaha... Naik 20kg uols! Padahal berat Razin masa lahir 2.7 kg je.. kwang kwang kwang...

Aku takde la timbang berat dah pas beranak... kecuali time dah abis pantang... Berat aku turun ke 70kg. Okla... standard weight gak tu cos masa single mingle dulu pun penah capai berat 70kg gak.

Last January, aku timbang berat and mendapati berat aku dah naik ke 78kg.



Happy sebab balik Perak semula?

Ntah... tapi gile lah kan... tu berat time aku pregnant 8 bulan kot? T___T

Masa Disember aku ade la beli ALSD2 untuk kurus la konon. Tapi harammm... beli sampai 2 tin tapi sampai sekarang satu tin tak abis-abis lagi. Ade lagi separuh. Lagi satu tin yang belum buka tu aku dah jual. Jual RM100 je padahal masa beli RM150. Lantak la.. malas nak pikir.

1st reason kenapa aku takleh abiskan ALSD2 tu ialah the taste. Memang takleh nak masuk tekak aku ni. Yang aku minum setakat ni (separuh tin) tu pun dok paksa je telan. Blerghhh! Memang tak sedap la bagi aku... huhu... Maka... no more ALSD2.

At the same time, kat FB ade friend yang tengah kuruskan badan. Aku sangat teruja ok bila dapat tengok progress and result orang yang kita kenal (walaupun secara maya) in losing weight. So aku terpengaruh. Kebetulan she's letting go her treadmill, so aku beli. Sebab tak sampai RM3k pun.

Sebelum aku decide nak beli, macam-macam aku dah pertimbangkan.

What if... Beli tapi tak guna? tak pakai? Rugi!!

And kenapa aku beli? Boleh jimat dengan berjogging or berlari je kat luar.

Hmmm... setelah amik kira semua point tu (yela, bukan murah hoi!), aku beli jugak.

Sebab?

1. Aku tak suke jogging kat luar. Aku malas cari suitable t shirt and track bottom, aku malas nak kena pakai tudung, and aku MALU kalau nak jogging kat tempat awam... Kenapa nak malu kalau ramai je orang berjogging? Arghh dah aku memang malu lantak aku la =P

2. Sebab aku kan tak bekerja di luar... not like aku kena pergi ofis ke ape tiap2 hari kan... so takkan la aku takde masa langsung nak guna alat yang dibeli beribu and letak kat umah? Sampai hati ke aku tengok je benda alah tu sitting still unused? Well, mengenal diri sendiri.... I don't think so (chewahhh! kena think positif ok!)

3. Last sekali, aku beli sebab harga dia... Kat Malaysia ni memang tak dapat la Reebok treadmill rege less than RM3K kan... yang ade just Takashima ke ape... tak minat. Tested it tho... and wasn't impressed. Model i-Run ni pun memang takde jual kat Malaysia. Model Reebok yang lain sume mahal-mahal giler. Tak mampu la weh...

So aku beli la treadmill dari akak ni...

Akak tu pos dari Kuantan guna KTM Distribution.

Nak dijadikan cerita, baru pakai sekali, then lepas tu treadmill malfunction. Oh sedih... aku dah excited tahap gaban dah cos best giler kot ade benda ni untuk exercise... tapi rosak plak. Problem dia, tetiba jadi laju. Memang laju gilebabi la tak leh nak lari pun atas dia.

Nasibaik akak ni baik hati, dia suh aku return and refund duit aku balik. We blamed the courier service tho hahaha... Yela kan... benda ni ade alat elektronik and motherboard bagai. Ni mesti terhentak-hentak ke ape... cos memang berat ya rabbi takleh nak cakap. Kitorang siap dah suh technician dari kedai alat gym berhampiran tengokkan tapi takleh nak repair. Treadmill tu memang ade warranty lagi.. tapi warranty UK la cos beli dari UK! T___T

 Serius sangat best pakai...
Tak besar sangat and senang untuk simpan.
Tapi rosak le plak... T_T

Video leh usya di bawah:



Since treadmill takleh pakai, aku macam cacing kepanasan cos semangat dah membara nak lose weight ni, tapi alat takde plak! huhu...

Berwassap la aku ngan akak tu tentang alat-alat gym ni.. almaklum, aku ni newbie ok. Tak pernah pergi gym langsung. Since akak ni lebih tahu dari aku, aku tanya macam-macam... Dia jual treadmill tu sebab dia nak upgrade pakai cross trainer.

Aku ni dok target nak treadmill jugak jela cos dah best test Reebok punyer tu kan (walaupun sekejap!)

Oh kali ni aku nak beli direct kat kedai jela... Senang... Ape-ape hal leh suruh diorang datang repair ke ape kan... So lama gak la dok study kat sini: http://fitnessconcept.com.my/shop

Memula nak yang jenama BH... pastu Proform... pastu Nordictrack... haihh pening gak la memikir... Untuk memudahkan buat keputusan, aku pergi outlet Fitness Concept kat Aeon Manjung. The salesperson was nice and helped a lot. Aku pun try la itu ini.. heheh... Pastu balik rumah lagi... baca-baca reviews, google itu ini then baru aku decided nak beli ape.

Well...

What did I buy? (ok, sesape follow instagram aku tau la kot)

And why did I buy it? haaaa...


Bakal bersambung next entry. :p
Written By Ryehana
alhamdulIllah...
Sunday, March 3, 2013
bismIllah...


I've been so busy this weekend. Selain dari pergi kenduri kendara saudara dan kawan, aku juga telah restock baby carriers jenama Snuggbaby!

Seriously, Stork Snuggbaby ni sangat-sangat recommended kalau nak pakai dari newborn sampai baby 3,4 tahun (depends size budak) dengan harga yang affordable. Harganya tak semahal Ergo atau Boba, tapi kualiti hampir sama! Yang lebih uniknya, Stork Snuggbaby ni was handmade by a Malaysian mom, Pn Liza Yaakup.

Aku suka Stork cos lembut dan prints cantik-cantik (penting! hehehe). Sebab aku dah biase pakai Ergo and Boba, mulanya aku tak biase sangat la dengan dia punyer buckles tapi ahh alah bisa tegal biase. Aku siap order Toddler size Stork pulak untuk my own use with Razin... guna prints Anchors Away.. Anak navy kan? hehe... tak sabar nak pakai jalan-jalan.


Cantik kan??

^____^

Only RM349 termsk poslaju semenanjung!

Siap ade cincher belt and carrier sleeve...

Fungsi carrier sleeve tu, you don't have to buy extra bag or stuff sack untuk simpan Stork ni. 
=D



Another product yang baru masuk kedai onlineku ialah, Peekaway 4 in 1 Nursing Kit, another US brand product.

Apekebenda PeekAway Nursing Kit ni?

Well...

1. Boleh jadi handbag
2. Nursing pillow
3. Changing pad
4. Nursing cover


Bab changing pad tu memang best cos material dia padded and siap ade slot untuk letak wet wipes lagi! Haihhh tak sabar aku nak beranak lagi... cambest jer bergaya bawak Peekaway ni pergi shopping complex or bercuti mana-mana. Huhu...

Ni corak Beautiful Floral.

Cun kan?




One side ade pocket untuk letak barang.





The other side changing pad siap ade slot untuk letak wet wipes.



Comes in 3 designs:

Beautiful Floral




 Sophisticated Black & White




Trendy Brown


Price?

RM188 inclusive postage anywhere in Malaysia.

Grab one now!

Bagi hadiah untuk baby shower pun boleh... perfect gift!

Written By Ryehana
alhamdulIllah...