and the highlight of my last week was...
I finally got to check out sharmie's boyfriend's gym - Physical Abuse.
Oh boy oh boy.
We were actually planning on attending this Drums Alive class
where u use Fitballs as drums, use proper drumsticks and hit along to a rhythm.
Okay, rhythm? that i can handle.
Plus its supposedly ah-MEH-zing for the thighs and butt
and i need all the thighs help i can get.
But in true kelly suaybong-ness, the class got cancelled
cos the instructor fell sick. -_-
So sharmie said, "erm, never mind, can try yoga, at 630pm"
okay, yoga? i like!
except at 615pm, i was still in office working,
and i have yet to do stock-in for both KJ outlets. -_-
in the end, settled for normal proper gym workout,
i was aiming for a relaxing session on the cross trainer but...
NOPE. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.
super enthu pre-gym sesh.
then i got excited cos i saw one of those vibro-machines
that vibrate while u do your workout, and it helps burn fats faster
than if you were to do it on normal flat ground.
So being lazy, of course go for shortcut right?
Furthermore, not like all gyms in SG have this ok.
omg, i died.
It was a short 15 mins session but it felt like forever.
The entire machine was vibrating all the while and i did squats on it
and initially i could feel nothing, just a vibration ala OSIM massage
then, 40 secs into the workout, it hit.
omg omg omg, my entire muscles screamed and i could feel the lactic acid build-up
and i wanted to stand up but i am not supposed to stand upright,
so resumed half squat position and just died.
(even resting on this machine trains your thighs i tell ya)
followed by a series of lunges, squats, planks, push-ups etc
and okay, no trainer = impossible to do.
If there is no one guiding you along (or yelling at u to GO ON, 2 MORE!!)
i think i would have hugged the machine and used it as massage therapy
happily til end of the day.
So since we are there, gotta try their speciality, kickboxing.
i look okay here right? hur hur.
then you see sharmie and realised her leg is in a blur,
cos she is kicking waaaaay faster than me. oops.
but kickboxing is crazily fun and very very good for letting off steam.
Plus i actually prefer doing workouts like kickboxing or dance or yoga
cos it works the entire body instead of plain cardio like running or weight.
lastly, asked for tips to combat the dreaded flabby underarms fats
(and yes, thats the dreaded vibro-machine)
basically, you do dips and here is the key -
you don't move too far from the surface, just skim your butt off and near the chair,
and gently dip downwards.
You should feel the muscle strain, but not the pain in your elbow joint.
and if you are like me, super particular about toilets,
then yes, this toilet, i approve :)
end of the day, my legs were shaking and i was completely spent.
of course, i suffered from horrible muscle ache for the next THREE days
and even today, i am still feeling the slight twinge at my thighs.
lousy me, i know.
Other happenings for the week!
me in neutrals, and sharmie said i look like her primary school uniform.
WAH THANKS AH.
started the week in something cheery, MAYVIS orange midi.
am starting to have a thing for midi skirts :)
upcoming Victorian lace dress
and best buy of the week?