27 12 / 2013

It is still in debate on why our lids tend to feel heavier after lunch or lets say in the afternoon. Some says it is because of lack of proper sleep during the night, some says it is because of the food we eat. Nevertheless, there is no definite answer on this and it is kind of frustrating.

I have been feeling extra sleepy for past few days; especially around 1500-1700hrs I am trying on different type of food – less carbs, more fiber and lots of water. Yet I don’t seem to get better. Last night, I slept in earlier and switched off all my gadgets to get a sound sleep. I woke up twice during the night which is normal for me because I drink water a lot and need bathroom break during my sleep :P It is now 1417hrs and that feeling is slowly creeping up on me. Hopefully, I can surpass today hot afternoon without falling asleep and wake up feeling lethargic.

If you guys have the same experience and has some answers for me, I am definitely willing to hear from you. Please share how / what you do to ensure your brain and body is alert throughout afternoon!

P.S sorry for not updating the blog for some time. I am in the midst of relocation process but should be free after all my personal effects are shipped out end of next week.

Okay lovelies, peace out!

06 11 / 2013

Because of its name, a lot of people think buckwheat belongs to wheat/grain family. However, buckwheat is not related to wheat at all as it is not grass. It is actually a fruit seed which is related to rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat is cultivated for its grain like seeds which are used for various products to replace flour, oatmeals, rice, toast/bread, etc.

I found this at a local grocery store near my home and thought I would try it out.

I ate a slice of buckwheat toast/crisp with scrambled eggs for dinner. It was actually quite filling. It tastes just like some rice cracker :D at least for me.

So, if you are looking for a product which is free from nut, soy, gluten, wheat, dairy free to get best source of high-quality, easily digestible proteins – try buckwheat :-)

Here are few additional benefits:

Lower risk of developing high cholesterol and high blood pressure

Better Blood Sugar Control and A Lowered Risk of Diabetes

Great for the digestion.

Filled with many minerals and vitamins such as zinc, copper, and niacin

01 11 / 2013

Lately, my addiction to buy all sort of sports bra & shorts is growing and I am not even ashame to admit that. New workout gear always push me harder whenever I work out. I also notice that many other people feel the same way as I do so, I thought of doing few researches on getting a right sports bra & caring them to last longer.

Consider your impact level

It is best to check level of impact the bra supports; whether its is low, medium or high. If you are doing yoga, pilates and weight training, low/medium impact bras are fine but please go for high impact bra if you are out running or doing any other cardio/intense work outs. Most of my bras are medium & high impact because I incorporate at least one round of cardio/HIIT during each work out.

Getting a right fit

First of, find the right band size. How? (1) Measure evenly around or just below your existing band. Add 5 to that measurement and round up to the next even number. This measurement is your band size. (2) Measure loosely around the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape even. Subtract the band size from the bust size. The difference between the two measurements is your cup size. Please make sure the straps are not cutting tightly into your skin.

Fabric matters

I usually do not work out in an AC room so, I sweat a bucket whenever I work out. Therefore, getting a cooling fabric which helps control moisture built up and provide mesh ventilation is a must for me. I totally recommend Nike’s dri-fit fabric – Nike’s pro shorts / bras are just awesome.

Caring

Hand wash if possible. Do not use detergent every single time. I wash my sports bra right after work out during shower. Thorough washing (especially the band) with water can already rinse away sweat and prevent the bra from getting damaged. Heavy sweating can do significant damage to your workout gear so, it is best you launder your sports bra after heavy sweats. 

When to replace?

Lifespan of  sports bras varies on how you care and wear them but usually they range from six months to a year. When elasticity gets to the level low enough not to keep your babies from bouncing or holding back, its time for a change.

Okay, lovelies. I hope that above helps. Its almost 1am now, I need to get up at 6am to study before going off to work @ 0900am.

Good night! Please feel to suggest/advise me whatever you think would be helpful to get right bra & care them for long life span. Would love to hear from you all.

PS: Can you tell I love Nike sports bra? :D