Another month has whizzed past and now we are into the last quarter of 2016. September was another birthday month for us as Tiger girl celebrated her 6th birthday with a bash at an indoor playground. It was the first time that she was given an opportunity to celebrate her birthday with her friends and classmates and she was really excited to have her wish come true. There was a party planner and they had party games, snacks and free play at the indoor playscape after the party.
My little girl will be entering primary school soon and start a whole new chapter of her life. September not only marks a change in age but a change in appearance for her as she recently got her ears pierced. I had been asking her for a few years if she was interested in getting her ears pierced but it was only now that she feels that she is ready for it.
It was a rather painless experience for her and it took only 5 minutes to get both sides pierced. Waiting until she was ready for the procedure did help as she was mentally prepared and not frighten about it.
As we enter the 4th term of school the kids are all busy preparing for the final exams. Monkey boy is doing his PSLE this year and had been busy studying for this final leg. Tomorrow will be his final paper – Higher Chinese then he is done with all the exams that he will have to take during his primary school years. He will be taking a break from studies and spending more time perusing his hobbies from next week onwards.
Monkey boy will be having more time to practice his piano and follow up on research projects that he had to shelf due to the PSLE exams. I’m sure he can’t wait to get started!!
September was also a month that I started a new nutritional cleansing routine. To increase the impact of the program I have been stepping up my exercise regime and including various activities which will certainly aid in helping to my ideal shape and weight.
Keeping fit and having fun with the kids is something I try to tie together as often as I can. It takes a lot of discipline to make sure that I get adequate exercise so that I will be closer to my fitness goal.
Now at 38 I am more aware of the importance of being healthy so that I will be free of major ailments and complications in the future. The kids really need me to be fit and there for them more now than before as they grow up into young adults.
I am seeing many of my friends who are around my age start suffering from various health issues due to the sedentary lifestyle that a lot of us have. ( No exception for me too).
The instant lifestyle that we have ( instant foods, outsourcing of almost everything possible) has made me more lax. There are lesser opportunities and reasons to do physical exercise.
Sometimes I really wish that there is a quick fix and that all the excess fats that I have accumulated from childbirth and not having a regular exercise would just magically disappear.
I do know that it is not possible having tried many ways to reduce the baby weight and get back to the shape and weight that I was when I was in my 20s. The only way possible moving forward would be for me to be disciplined and have a change in my lifestyle incorporating the proper nutrients, exercise and habits.
The kids are now at the ages where they can try out lots of fun and dare-devil activities. I want to be there to experience it alongside with them when they have their first experiences and the only way that I can do that is to keep myself fit and healthy.
I’ve just embarked on a new challenge to keep fit and lose weight and have started to see results in. I’ll be starting up a new series on this block documenting my journey to fitness entitled – “Finding A New Me”. Do look out for the posts starting 1st week of October.