It’s February, the 2nd month of 2015. January had really been a chaotic month for me getting adjusted to the new schedules for myself and the kids.
Since my last update there hasn’t been any progress getting lower down the scale. My weight has in fact increased a bit from 66.5kg -67kg. I think I have been indulging in too much Pre CNY snacking as we prepare for Chinese New Year later this month.
Changes in exercise routine
The Pilates class didn’t materialize as the class got cancelled even before it started. I guess that maybe it’s not for me at the moment as getting a class on weekdays that fits between 9-11am is a real challenge. I’ve doubled up on Zumba classes instead and have been going for Zumba classes conducted by iFiesta twice weekly. I’m also spending more time in front of the small screen these few days as I work out with WII Active which was in cold storage since Tiger girl was born. I’m doing that workout once a week in between the Zumba classes together with a session of HOT Yoga which I follow via you tube.
New Apps ( Review)
I’ve been using both Noom Coach and Out of milk since last month. Comparing the usefulness of both apps I find that Noom Coach is the app that I use on a daily basis to track what I have been eating. I noticed that certain foods cause water retention and made me feel bloated. I had to cut down and substitute the food item so that I would feel better. I’ve stopped using Out of milk as I find that it is really troublesome to go grocery shopping and refer to a list on the phone. I rather concentrate on zooming in on the items which I wish to purchase and just go to the particular aisle directly for the item. It was more time consuming and redundant for me to physically tick off the items on the list on the phone. It is only after testing out the app for a while then one would know which app is necessary and which one can be uninstalled.
New Things I’m trying out
I’m testing out shape wear together with toning creams to see if they do help in targeting my mid section and firming up my abs while reducing the spare tire. I believe that if you feel good you will look good too and it will definitely do wonders for one’s confidence level.
What I may be considering
I’ve been thinking about getting a Mi band ( and maybe a XiaoMi phone too) to track my sleeping pattern. I’ve been having rather poor sleep for the past 10+ years since #1 was born . Even though diffusing essential oils like Lavender has helped me a better night rest it is still not optimal sleep. Maybe if I was able to track my sleeping pattern it would give me an insight to why I’ve been having such restless nights.
How has the journey to keeping fit been for you in January?