Saturday, March 24, 2012

New start!!

I have just started my regime and good things are already happening :)

I just got an email about a new style of training which I see a good potential in helping me keep my fitness and maintain my focus and interest in training.  I will discuss that another post once that discussion with the person comes to fruitation! :)  But still!..  YAY! :)

Current weight: 114kg.
Diet: Pure Atkins.
My picture Testimonial:
Me at 114kg. (Ignore my slim sexy wife next to me)
I have never boasted or posted vainity pictures on facebook because I know the power of social media. To be vain there might be deterimental to some people's feelings, especially those whom you are trying to influence to keep fit and stay healthy.  That is not the way a person should behave.

It is good when you are fit and healthy and people looks up to you.  To become vain and self-righteous is to become a pompous ass.  People love to see a pompous ass fall from grace, as shall I watch from here and wait to see that pompous ass fall.

I have people who are struggling with their weight come up to me feeling rather down and bad because THAT pompous ass belittled them about giving excuses and their efforts. I told these guys, to give it their best and just do their best as time and financially they can afford.  I also told them I am going to do this weight loss journey for them.

I am going to prove, I can do this as easily as anyone but without boasting on facebook. If I can do it, anyone can.  No TRX. No daily running of 12km. No need belittle anyone on my way up.

Time will prove itself.

Till then,

CJ signing off *smile*

Friday, March 23, 2012

Private Challenge Gauntlet

I am the type who likes to prove people wrong...

Before you read on, if you have been reading my previous posts.. you will find this post extremely angry and targetted at a few pompous fools.  They deserve this scathing post because I think they need to realise they better a sleeping tiger does not mean a sick cat :)

This blog and the subsequent postings will be linked and posted on facebook when the appropriate time is right.

What kind of wrong message are we sending across to people who are overweight and trying their best to keep from gaining more?  Over weight people have a problem keeping their weight down because of many reasons.. some due to genetics.. some are due to conditions in their current life situations.

We should always encourage people to excel in what they are good at, and in losing some weight, it is always encouraging to have people cheer you on and encourage you when you lose steam.

When I was fit.. I love encouraging people who are overweight AND trying to lose weight. For those who refuse to lose weight or for some reason of their own, they are not losing even though they are trying, I would often sit down and see if they needed help.. and if they do, help.. if not, encourage them and leave them be.

Too often, I get people who have had some achievement losing weight becoming overly enthuiastic about helping other people lose weight.  Some go overboard to the extend of being arrogant and obnoxious.

Yeah, you know who you are.  No need to brag about your flat abs and superman exercise routine because that is NOT what people who are overweight want to hear about.  They NEED encouragement, not self-righteous, pompous story telling about how YOU lost weight.  Please lah. Keep those stories for yourself, or your blog...  not our ears.

When I was over weight, sometimes all I needed was a gentle reminder about my eating habits by my wife and it would suffice.  She quietly supports my attempts at weight loss even though, I often give myself excuses to stop half-way through.

I have people trying to "teach" me about Atkins diet although they barely know enough themselves. I have people advocating "boot camps" which will make them have flat abs and look good.  I have researched Atkins diet. I know all about boot camps.  They required goal settings, short, medium, and long term goals. Fundamental change in life style. Eating habits must change. Living conditions must change. We need to lose some bad habits AND this being said.. we need to lose some FRIENDS who are not good for us.  OR...  have you people forgotten?  Maybe, you didn't know huh?..  Well, I teach you lor. :)   Since you like to "share" knowledge..  I "share" with you..ok?

These people are bloody missing the damn point!  Running 10 and 12km every day is not the key to fitness. Going to the gym is not the key. Having bootcamp and vanity is not the key.  Its VANITY.

I am taking this personally. This friend of mine insults and thinks too highly of himself just because he does gym and runs 12km daily. He thinks he is macho because he has 6 packs and recently got into shape. He has forgotten he was actually a lumpy and unfit guy I know when I was superfit and I was still really nice and decent to him. Now he likes to think too highly of himself.

Another aquaintance of ours, thinks too highly of herself as well. She assumes she is a good dancer and she has charisma.  LOL. Answer is none of the above. Just because she lost weight PERSONALLY, she makes it an effort to help people lose weight by creating some weight lose group.  For that I applaud her, but the truth be told..and if she was honest enough to herself...  its because of financial gains. Look carefully and you will see :)  Well, she had intended to make use of my wife to help her in a new business she opened recently..  but unfortunately for her, Pamela was smart enough to realise when she is being set up,  So as a husband and wife team, now, we run a fitness studio which a group of like minded people, who are really nice, dedicated and experienced.   Anyway, I digress.  This aquaintance of ours thinks too highly of herself and her so called bootcamp is going to transform lives.

WRONG.  She also missed the point. She has forgotten how she came to lose weight. The fundamental shift, dietary habits, encourangements.. and setting of long term goals. You seriously think bootcamps will help in weight loss???  Or are you just after financial gains again? Except this time, its rather blatant. Oh well.

Anyway. I will throw down a guantlet of my own. 3 months huh?

Simi simi bootcamp ah.. wahh..  your program sure dam power one lar..  got TRX.. got muay thai.. got capoeira..  got zumba..

To my dear fit (zhi-lian)(zhi da) pompous friend...  simi simi 10km, 12km..  wah gym everyday...  wah.. 6 packs ah... wah...

3 months.

I will post a picture before. I will post my progress.  I am not going to do anything a regular person won't do. No TRX. No Zumba. No narcissist training.. (aiyoh... I cannot tahan the guy's eyes.. he looks down at people who are over weight and has changed to sooo obnoxious).. anyway, 3 months later.. no need you come find me to kumite. I WILL FIND YOU anytime.. anywhere my friend. Want to spar right, my fit friend...  3 months..  lai..  try .. try ...  this time I put you into a kimura lock and break your arms..  see if you want to be so hao lian!!

AIYOH.. cannot stand this guy leh..  learn a bit of sports karate only think he can fight.. frog at the bottm of the well.  At least I can get fit. You think you can learn to fight? LOL

Anyways... 3 months. Game on.


Monday, March 12, 2012

I had this dream....

Oh my gosh!!!!

All I can say is when I woke up, I was in bed. LOL

Let me explain.

Any of you ever had this dream where you were running..  but somehow, feel your leg is powerless.. and there is this inertia so much so that it was near impossible to run FORWARD?

How frustrating is that!?

I think I remember trying to kick someone, but all I did was.. "flick".  Uh oh. Thats not good. I remember almost peeing in my pants because I could not hurt whatever I was trying to hit. Then I started to run.. but like what I described above..  I couldn't move!?  Grrr  Well.. after a long while of struggling to run forward, I thought I made some progress.... I forgot what I was running from.. lol

Then the scene changed and I had to pee. Somehow, I needed to find a public toilet and I did. I found this really strange public toilet which had waist level toilet doors and peopl passing by could look into the cubicle and see me *doing* the business.  Since I am a very private person..  I tried very hard in my dream to let my bladder go so I can find some relief...  


Cannot means cannot.   No matter how much I coax myself, my bladder refused to give way. So I find myself running around the dream toilet trying to find a cubicle with a decent height door that can "hide" my business.

Then I woke up.

Then I ran for the bathroom.

Ahhh.. release!!!!  Now recalling my dream as I "spilled" my erm.. beans...  I was sooooo glad my bladder held.. otherwise it would be really really difficult to explain why I am still wetting my bed...  haa... haa..  ahem..  but I digress..

Back to the helpless part of my dream.

How many of us must have felt helpless when you see something happen, and we cannot do anything about it? I mean really helpless as in bang your head against the wall until blood flows out kind of helpless...

I had that feeling a couple of times..  that was waaaay back when I was still serving the national service, and I was on a bus service 154... on my way back from camp on a sunny saturday afternoon. The Bukit Timah road was jammed up really bad because of the weekend horse races. (The Turf club had moved to the Turf city back then).   I suddenly had this really bad urge to go toilet. Ok, no, go toilet is not the words to phrase what I needed to do. I needed to shit. To evacuate bad stuff from my body.. which I can feel is pushing their way through my supremely guarded tight butt-hole muscles.. scientifically called the sphincter muscle.

For the next 1 and half hour, I was fighting for dear life.  Dear lord... using your life skills in fending off attackers trying to stick something IN you.. is soooooo much easier then preventing something from 
bursting OUT of you.  What was I supposed to do, punch my intestines and ass to stop the attack?

Yuck.. I can feel the little suckers succeeding in pushing their way past my supremely guarded gates...  I started to pray...   oh lord did I pray..

I did everything and made every promise a man can ever make to his lord. Just so please lord, please don't let my shit come out...  yuck!

Anyway, I don't know how.. I don't know what made me do it..  but.. I made it safely home when maybe 2 secs to spare when all hell broke loose after I sat down.....   *groan*

I probably looked like a tinge of the hulk.. maybe.. eeee

So I guess, this pointless posting today is to show you the power of one's will.  No matter what we try..  as long as we have faith in ourselves and trust our faith...  anything is possible.

Except this one time when I was having lessons during my technical drawing lesson..


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Flyte Dojo

Est. 2012

Established on 1 March 2012 as part of Shitoryu Karate Association's affiliate branch.

UPDATED: 22 JULY 2013:  Sei Shin Karate