Tuesday, October 27, 2009

From Failure to Blessings

Again and again.. I’ve sworn that I was going to take a weekend away and think things through. Except that by the time I got away and actually got going on the weekend, all I wanted to do was rest and recover. Such as by looking at the ocean to relax, see the horizon, and listen to the rhythm of the waves to remove the stress from my soul or staring at the ocean doesn’t work for me. A quiet weekend doesn’t work for me…hehehee.. Quiet weekends are for sleep, recovery, and not thinking about anything.. but then last weekend (to be specific on Friday till Sunday) I’ve joined the Live By Word Retreat organized by Bible Apostolic of Sacred Heart. And the speaker is Bishop Cornelius Shim (Brunei). I’ve touched on the segment of ‘Turn Your Failure into Blessing’ and ‘You’ve Taken and Chosen to be.. Take it and Turn it’. Overall I love all the encouraging words, life and faith experiences of the Bishop. He have chosen and take it.. from Engineer of Shell company which going around the worlds with big $$$$ income to the humble man… can I do that? Emm… I cant answered it..hehee
When we make the decision to change, we often do it because we are sick and tired of the life that we have been living. That choice is usually based on an earnest desire to do things differently, however, under our own strength; it doesn't always work out that way.

Recovery is an important part of the process of overcoming addiction or habit. Recovery is for all of us who are tired of anything that may be destroying lives. It is for all of us who want to stop living in grief, fear, anxiety, guilt and shame. It is for all of us who want to separate ourselves from the issues of the past.

God is in the change business. He has the ability to make all things work together for the good of those that place their faith in Him. God promises us that He can and will heal us through His Holy Spirit. God Bless…

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Relaxing Workout

I don’t do any exercises which required energy especially jogging or walking. I always feel tired halfway. I even tried the aerobics and it’s only last for month. Why? I don’t like the feeling after workout.. hahahaha. My friend introduce me one kind of relaxing exercises called ‘Pilates’. I heard about it before and assumed it was for slimming purposes to flatten the stomach, belly and hip. However it is contributing and helps to reduce a weight loss without popping up in the gyms to do the body cardio and which again, needs more energy... huh. But after joined it for almost 2 weeks now, I found it’s very relaxing and need not much energy.. hehehe.. no need to go out to the sun, no sport shoes and you can do it even at your room. I’m sure your guys have heard about this Pilates thingy but still, I want to share with you all. Who knows you all want to join me…hehehe..

Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk and it’s also increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's which focusing on activation of the low back and pelvic stabilizers during each exercises, strengthens the muscles to support the spine and protect it from injury.

This is kind are various exercises methods from around the world, among them the mind-body formats of yoga and Chinese martial arts. These exercises are intertwined between our physical and mental health. The designed of this exercises program are around principles that support the philosophy of yoga-meditation including concentration, precision, control, breathing and flowing movements. Most of the Pilates exercise focusing on the mat exercise. These exercises are designed according to the needs of our body’s to use it’s own weight as resistance. In more specific and descriptive terms, Pilates exercises focus on flexibility of the spine in all planes of motion and encourages the individual to pay close attention to their own postural or range of motion limitations so they can obtain the most out of each exercise for their individual body.

I like this kind of exercise because is so relaxing, calming but NO Sleeping hahaa…