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24.10.14

{Protein Shakes & ON Pro-Complex Protein}


Noticed that I received quite a fair bit of emails regarding protein shakes & the Optimum Nutrition Pro-Complex Protein so I decided to do a post on them for those who are interested in trying protein shakes/the Pro Complex.

Here are some of the FAQs:


#1. How does Pro Complex (Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Isolate) differ from the Gold Standard 100% Whey protein?

Referring to the ingredients label, Pro Complex has hydrolyzed whey protein isolate in its blend which allows faster absorption of the protein into your body compared to whey protein isolates (WPI); meaning it provides rapid amino acid availability to muscles for recovery and synthesis more effectively.
The main difference between the Pro Complex and Gold Standard 100% Whey is that Pro Complex is a BLENDED Protein, which combines faster-, intermediate- and slower-digesting protein sources. Therefore, Pro Complex gives a more sustained protein digestion than single-source Whey protein found in Gold Standard 100% Whey.
Gold Standard 100% Whey does contain BCAA and glutamine but in smaller amount as compared to the Pro Complex.


#2. What are some of the benefits of the Pro-Complex Isolates & Hydrolyzed Protein?

Whey protein concentrates, isolates, and hydrolyzed WPI differs mainly in the protein content and rate of absorption. Benefits of WPI is that it has a “purer” protein content meaning that other non-protein component were partly removed to isolate the whey protein. HWPI is easier to digest for those who are lactose intolerant as majority of the lactose has been filtered out.
However,
Pro Complex isn’t really suitable for lactose intolerant consumers,

Soy/ Hydro Whey Protein will be better alternatives.


#3. Where can I purchase the Pro-Complex protein?
It is available in GNC outlets and Fitlion

#4. How much does it cost?
Prices are listed on the websites.


#5. Is it suitable for anyone?

It depends on the activity that the person engages in. If he or she is new to strength training or he/she just wants to try protein for a start, the 100% GSW will be most suitable.
Pro Complex is catered towards athletes who demand more & participates in hard trainings,
With 60g of protein, sustained protein & amino acid

released through a period of time.


#6. Do protein shakes make girls “bigger”?

Most of y’all should know by now that girls CAN’T get bulky muscles/big as we simply do not have the same/high amount of testosterones as compared to men.
To put it bluntly,
saying that protein shakes will make girls big is similar to saying
“Eating extra servings of fish/meat will make you big!”
:/
For those who wanna put on mass,
Y’all can try out the mass gainers instead.


#7. What protein do I take and what’s the taste like?

I take both the Gold Standard 100% Whey & Pro Complex protein.
Personally,
I feel that the Pro Complex allows me to push& train harder.
I see faster results when I’m taking the Pro Complex
& the taste is not overwhelming/ thick which is what I like.
I usually mix my Gold Standard 100% (chocolate) & Pro Complex (vanilla) together cause I like the “milky chocolate-y” taste.
HAHAH


#8. When’s the best time to drink the protein shake?

I will usually take protein shakes right after my workout
As it’s the time whereby our bodies & muscles begin to heal.
The shake will help in providing the body fuel to recover and grow.





The other supplements that I take are Essential Amino Energy & the BCAA 1000 Caps.



I have yet to try the Pro-BCAA yet but heard really good reviews bout them
so I'm pretty excited to try it the next time I'm doing legs.
HAHAH
It will be interesting to do a comparison between 
the Pro BCAA & the BCAA 1000 Caps!


There you go!
:)
Hope this post answered most of the questions/ doubts you have
&gave you a better understanding of the various products.


♥♥♥

18.10.14

{Vice3 & Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder}

Super excited to receive the Vice3 & Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder!



I’m really thrilled about the Vice3 eye shadow box as apart from eye liners,
eye shadows are a must-have for me.

So what’s in the Vice3?
Urban Decay has launched Vice3, which contains 20 velvety shades of color.
It also comes with a huge mirror & a double-ended brush.
To top it off,
There’s a matching bag to go along with it!

I’m pleased to share that not only do these colors have a rich velvety texture,
They blend real easily which means
There weren’t be different patches at your eye area.



The Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder
can be used on both face and body.


I love all its not sticky
&gives you’re the natural radiant look.
This baked powder can also be used to highlight cheekbones :>
The box is really compact (sixe of your palm)
with a mirror and brush included.


The brush is really gentle on the skin 
&is able to smooth out the powder evenly.


The Naked Illuminated is available in 2 shades:
Luminous – Champagne shimmer with iridescent shimmer
Aura – soft pink shimmer with golden iridescent sparkle


These lovely products are available at Sephora.
Vice3 (SRP: S$88)
Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder: (SRP: S$43)
:)



16.9.14

{Untitled}

I know I haven’t been blogging for the longest time.
It’s due to my crazy schedule between school (I'm taking a degree in Sports Science)
&training some of the girls.
:<
&&& I actually did a tie up with a company to start-up a brand new blog
but as you can see that didn’t work out well…
You must be wondering why I would wanna do that
since I’m managing well on my own.
Its cause I wanted to be able to update my blog more regularly with good quality information &videos to share with y’all.
Like I mentioned,
I barely have time on my hands to blog,
much less record & edit videos.
Not only that,
I will also be able to hold bootcamps for y’all
(THIS IS ONE OF MY DREAMS!!!)
since the company will be able to organize for me and stuff.
Well,
I’m not one who works well with empty promises so I decided to be on my own instead.
Heh
&I guess I can be pretty straight-forward cause I don't see the point in sugar coating so I'm sorry if whatever I share may have offended you in any way.


I guess life has its way of throwing new obstacles along your way
Or bringing you miracles that you’d never thought is possible.
I have never expected my Instagram to be where it is today.
I would never dare dream of fame
/getting sponsored
/getting the recognition.
It still amazes me at time
&I guess a part of me will never ever get used to this.
Don’t get me wrong,
I’m not super famous or anything :/
But it’s enough to make a huge impact in my life (both negatively and positively).
Being in the limelight has never been my thing.
I’m really just another ordinary girl,
I don’t have flawless skin,
Extraordinary looks,
Amazing character with good humour,
Killer bod/
Charisma.
I guess you can say that I didn’t have much confidence at first (maybe not even that much right now >.< )
&I really wouldn’t even start blogging if it were not for Instagram
&having a better platform to share information with y’all.
Heheh yes,
Imma pretty awkward…
So how exactly did Instagram change my life/ my perspectives ?

1.    Being judged
I guess everyone judges subconsciously.
Some share whatever opinions they have on the net
& Sometimes it can get pretty scary
cause they totally don’t care (don't know) how words can really sting.
I guess I’m pretty much immune to “ugly words” thrown at me
You can call me ugly (doesn’t affect me cause I know I’m not where I’m today due to looks),
Fat (yes, people still calls me fat on IG),
Ugly face/ body
Or any kinda harmful words
&it wouldn’t have the slightest bit of impact on me
cause like I mentioned earlier, 
I know I'm not extraordinary or anything. 
hah
Plus, I get these insults all the time.

I have also came to realize how superficial the world can be.
Most people just look at the surface of things
&straight away make judgments from there.
&the one thing that they usually look at is looks/appearance 
(after all, it's the first time you see).
There are 101 different kinda body types
&Faces.
Each is beautiful and unique in its own way.
Different people have different images of what the “perfect body” / “perfect face” should be.
Just because you may not have the same view as the other does not make him/her any less worthy in any way.
 I know some thinks that I’m huge, bulky, manly, and not hot at all.
Well,
It is MY body.
Worry bout your own body instead.
Hahaha
I actually feel that I have pretty low muscle mass...




2.    Should I really treat others how they treat me?
Here’s something that I’m still trying to get my head around.
I’m sure everyone has a few rules/ values that they live by
&I used to think it’s perfectly fine to treat others how they treat me.
I always have this habit of feeling guilty or really mean whenever I reply negative comments/insults with sarcasm.
:/
Like I will put myself in the other’s shoes
&feel the embarrassment that I have brought upon him/her from my comments…
&I will share this guilt with Josh.
He will say it’s cause you’ve already “let it out”,
The thing is it is never a tic for tac game
Or else it will never end.
&maybe the right thing to do is to suck it up,
let them say what they want.
Don’t let your ego get the better of you.
In the long run,
It WILL make you a better person.

That got me thinking quite a fair bit
&much as I don’t wanna admit it,
he’s right
but being nice can be the hardest thing on Earth especially when someone is throwing insults at you/ behind your back.
Hahha
So,
I’m working on that bit right now& at the same time,
Learning to control my temper…
It’s getting better though! HOHOHO
Sometimes I will think bout to how hot headed I was
&I will be shocked by my own actions.
How hot headed was I?
I was at Sentosa w my friends a few years back& it happened to be a public holiday.
Then,
groups of foreign workers started snapping pictures of us openly…
I got so mad & something in me just kinda snapped…
So,
I ran after a group of them & hit them with my slippers
(LOL what was I thinking?!?),
Snatching one of their mobile phones,
I threatened to throw it in the sea.
Luckily,
My friend managed to catch up with me
&stop me from doing things that I will regret.
She scrolled through their phones
&saw tons of pictures of random girls at the beach.
-.-
Well,
Thankfully the lifeguard came
&took control of the situation.
hahaha
I still can’t believe that I actually did that…
Fret not though,
I’m much more cool-headed now
(I hope).

3.    To not let fame to get my head.
The first few questions that people will usually ask me would be:
How did you managed to do it?
How did you get sponsored?
How did you get so many followers?

&&&I gotta admit that it is pretty easy to lose yourself,
to keep climbing to the top,
to gain more recognition.
I guess you just gotta keep reminding yourself
never to let the number of likes/ followers define you
or your self-worth.
To put it bluntly,
it is just a social media app.

J

4.    Having great support from people who barely even knows me.
It is always good to focus on the good instead of the bad yes?
One of the things that kept me going 
was all the amazing support that has been given to me from y'all.
Like I mentioned earlier, 
I'm still not used to this.
hahah
&it really touches my heart how much support I am actually getting from people who hardly even knows me.
Such comments, post and emails really has a huge impact on me
&it's things like these that I will never forget

Hillary


&&& being told that I helped inspiring some of y'all when we bumped into each other on the streets/ at events. 






NEVER fail to warm my heart :}

5.    When it comes to friends, quality/quantity

I've been through probably most of it, 
backstabbing, name callings, two-faced, getting "ganged up" against and what-nots. 
I've got enough of people living my life. 
To put it as nicely as possible, 
I'm truly contented with the number of close friends I have right now. 
Yes, it may be lesser than 10 (I'm not even kidding) but its all that I need. 
One of the most painful event that happened to me was having my closest friend talk behind my back when I started getting more followers on ig. 
y'all should have probably figured that I'm a pretty private person 
so I won't go into the details. 
After all, 
it's all in the past now.

&Much as I hate to admit it, 
I'm pretty uptight when it comes to making new friends.
I experienced people talking to me just so they can benefit from our friendship...
I will automatically go into a wary mode. 
That being said, 
I'm not unfriendly or anything. 
heh 
Just that now its really hard for me to develop into a friendship that's more than a hi-bye one
with people I just met or have met more than 10 times. 
Josh would know how hard it is :p 


6.    To always be thankful& contented with whatever I have.


 & if you're still wondering how I managed to get to where I am today,
I really don't have the slightest clue either. 
:/
Guess lady luck's on my side or something.
HAHAH
It just happened I guess?
Not that it was a miracle that happened overnight or anything. 
I just started getting more and more recognition overtime. 
Who would had knew I did be where I am today when I started lifting properly 1 and a half years ago?
Its crazy huh?
I couldn't ask for more really. 
All the support that I have been getting from my family, my friends &Josh.
The sponsorships, the encouragement, the opportunities. 
I know its easier to wish for more, 
who doesn't want a better life than they are already having?
Instead of focusing on what I don't have, 
I've learnt to take some time off from whatever I'm doing to count what I HAVE 
& to be thankful for them.

Remember earlier on where I talked bout wanting to do a boot camp?
Well, 
I'm now a Nike Training Club (NTC) Trainer 
where I get to train with different groups of girls!



Funny how everything turned out in the end huh?

If things seem to be a lil on the rocky side now, 
just hang it there, 
it can't be bad all the time.

J

&thank J, for being my pillar of strength, for encouraging me,
reasoning things out with me, helping me to be a better person
&&& for being you.



[He was complaining bout how they didn't give him enough butter -.- ]


♥♥♥
P.S. I promise to update my blog when my finals end!