With the risk of jinxing things (because I tend to jinx stuffs whenever I talked about it,) I’m pretty proud to say that I’m starting doing exercise since early June.

I haven’t done anything super intensive as I don’t think I would be able to do it (I once tried Stair Master equipment on my apartment’s gym and suffice to say, I almost passed out after trying it for 5 minutes.) Right now, my routine is 30 minutes of treadmill walk with 4.0 speed and 4.5 – 5.0 elevation.

I usually do it in the morning time — I found it works better for me to release some kind of excess energy. I’m not sure if it’s excess energy or something else (SHOULD I BE WORRIED?) but I found my hands trembling in the morning and feeling restless whenever I’m not doing my exercise — whenever you found me referring myself as “a hamster in caffeine”, yep, this. Some said it’s a sugar rush (I usually take my morning coffee with sugar) so doing exercise helps me to get rid of the rush and focus better on my work.

When I am unable to do treadmill in the morning for whatever reasons, I usually do yoga (I once shared the video a couple of posts before this) then do the walking in the afternoon.

Right now, I’m also thinking of rechecking my meals. I really don’t want to do drastic no-carbs no-sugar no-salt method because: 1. I love food, and 2. You will find yourself trying to pry my beloved bread and rice from my cold dying hands. The key, I guess, is “moderation”. I really really can’t giving up tteokbokki, ramen, dim sum, and garlic bun. What I can do, though, is to be mindful of the portions and increase the protein and fibres.

I’m actually tempted to buy whey protein powder, thanks to my friend — but I’m actually not super sure because I think my protein intake is already enough on daily basis (I usually have two half-boiled/hard-boiled eggs for breakfast) and adding whey protein to the pattern will be a moot point 🤔

How about you all? Do you have any methods on ensuring you are consuming enough nutrients on your meals and stay healthy? What is your favorite menu?



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