Friday, 5 October 2012

Our new playground

I know i should have updated earlier. It has been..erm..i think about 3 weeks now? Since we moved to our new location.

So hows the new place? Well, our playground downsized to half from what we were used to. So with all of us around, its kinda crowded. The area used to be the gym's lobby so all the gym goers must pass by the now X45 pit. All eyes on us when they pass by. I must admit i did feel the need to show off a little. Hehehe..cant help it. Show a little girl power to those who think girls only go for dance classes.

But ah well, as long as there's a place to do our daily WODs. I guess it do-able.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Its a Wrap!

Finally 14th September 2012 came...the very last day Core Fitness Centre Point opens its doors to the public. *cry* All forced to move to our new playground...Citymall.
Our last WOD in CP :(

After our last WOD, it seemed like none of us want to go home. We ended up reminiscing the days when we first started, how weak we were and how we've progressed. Then we started fooling around with the remaining equipment there while we took pictures as remembrances. It was fun yet deep inside I knew everyone felt abit sad to say goodbye to CP.

A farewell will never be complete without food. Hey! Its our cheat day.

We will miss you tremendously 8th Floor CP!

Peanut Butter

When I was a kid, my mum would always scold me for eating the peanut butter with a spoon directly from the jar. She just couldn't afford to keep buying them every other day. Hehehe..I looooved peanut butter. Then as I grew older, I kinda stopped eating peanut butter mainly because I thought its fattening; butter makes you fat. And that it will cause major acne.

15 years later, when I started actively going to gym, I saw a few people eat peanut butter right off the jar! Just like I did when I was a kid. OMG! I thought "that's a fitness sin!" Then I was told that peanut butter is actually quite the opposite. Oh really?

As usual, I made use of my trusted iPhone and Google-d it. And so its true that peanut butter is really good for you. Especially if you have an active lifestyle and workout regularly. Yay!! So that made me run to the store and buy a jar of peanut butter all for myself (without having mum scolding me anymore).

As I sat in front of my laptop while enjoying my once favorite snack I went online and start reading more on the benefits of peanut butter. Here's the breakdown:

Peanut butter is a good source of protein. Our body uses amino acids found in protein to build and repair muscle tissue. Protein also makes you feel fuller for a longer period of time. ( wonder protein shakes were created).

Hmmm....I guess its is true that peanut butter contains a lot of fats. But I missed out one important info. That it contains unsaturated fats, which is the good fats. The poly- and monounsaturated fats in it can lower our risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Yay! More good news!

Excess sodium in our diet puts stress to our cardiovascular system. Potassium can counter the negative effects of sodium. Since our average food intake contains more than enough sodium our body needs, so knowing this helps. Try to choose peanut butter brands that have unsalted varieties which is even more heart-healthy.

A 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains about 2 grams of dietetic fiber. Fiber helps regulate our digestive system by promoting healthy bowel movement, and like protein, fiber keeps your hunger at bay between meals. Good to know for people who wants to shed some weight, no?

However, as much as its great to know that my favorite childhood snack has a lot of benefits, it beats the purpose if we stuff our face with a whole jar of peanut butter in one go. There are some health issues if we eat too much. So it all boils down to MODERATION. 2-tablespoon per serving is good enough.

I better stop eating this for now. My 2-tablespoon limit is over. Lets see if there is a difference in my workout later. Ciao!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Final week at Core Fitness Centre Point

For one year, we've been torturing ourselves everyday at this gym. We've gone through all the pain and agony. We've also gained a great bond with each other. We have our own identity here. We even have our own merchandising. When the management of this gym announced that they're downsizing and this particular branch is closing. We're all quite devastated.. Some of us kinda feel a loss cause they cant go to the main branch as its not convinient for them to travel. Some dont want to go to the other branch because the environment there is not that friendly. Not like what we have here. We're close. We hangout after workouts. But not at the other gym.

As the closing day comes nearer, i cant help but feel sad that i will no longer see this place. And i'll definately miss the after workout activity. Lazing around the gym and just socializing.

*sigh* I will miss you Core Fitness Centre Point

WOD 12-09-12

I went to the gym today...but i just sat and warmed the benches. My knee is acting up and i feel really tired. There will always be one of those days you will make a thousand excuses not to workout. And today is mine. Anyway, just to share, here is the WOD.


Front squat
Toes to bar

The Fran 21-15-9

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

WOD 11-09-2012

Seven-seven-for-seven day! Phew! Luckily today i have already set early that it's goin to be my cheat day. *grin* Im going to be burning the midnight oil again tonight so I dont want to finish off all my energy on my workout.


7 Press (i really cheated and used only 7kg barbell)

7 Push press (same weight *pfft*)
7 Lunges
7 Bicycle kicks
7 KB swing (12kg)
7 Push up
7 Mt. Climber

7 rounds for time

My time was 17:53

Monday, 10 September 2012

WOD 10-09-2012

After a busy week and not much workout, im back in the gym. Tonights' WOD was relatively easy but i've been slacking so time isnt as good. I think i could do better. But at least i did some. Its better than nothing, right. I always remind myself that.

No SWOD tonight. *yay*

5 Pull-ups (i used the assistance of the rubbber band)
10 Deadlifts (my weight 85lbs)
15 Squats