Thursday, October 23, 2008


Check this out....

My company's Total Sickness Absence (TSA) is at 1.6. It simply means - for everyday other day, there were 1.6 people went on medical leave for the last six months and the company feels this is a bit tad too much considering total loss of mandays, increase in medical costs, waste of resources etc.

Thus, to tackle the problem my company is running a fitness programme for her employees and the programme is called LifeLINE. How cool is that..!?

At the moment, the management have provided a small budget enough to cover for 10-15 people only. This is the first time the company is running it and it is part of the overall Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. Those who gets into the programme will be the guinea pigs. If the programme prove to be successful, the company will increase the budget up to five times next year.

Wahlauuuu... what a pleasant surprise, huh..!?

To get into the programme, one has to go through a complete medical examination to assess one's physical condition incl BMI, BMR, fat %, blood sugar level, cholesterol level etc etc(sponsored by the company) and interview sessions by professional trainers (sponsored by company). Once your physical conditions has been established, you'l' be assigned to a trainer which will come with complete 6-months training programme (sponsored by company) and dietitians to advise and monitor our diet (sponsored by company too).

The company will also build a gym specifically for the programme in our office which will eventually be part of employee recreation facilities. (of course, sponsored by company)

The programme will be run either during lunch time (1-2pm) or afte work (5-7pm) and participants are allowed to choose to suit their time with minimal or ZERO interruptions to their working time.

The company will also run a soft competition among the participants and winners (such as the most kgs or the most inches loss) will be rewarded and added into their appraisal.

The best part is, our superiors will be told in advance that his/her employee has been accepted into the programme and they must be released from their jobs for the sake of training! Our superiors must sign an undertaling letter giving their commitment to the cause. Amazing, kan....?

As you can see, the company will pay almost EVERYTHING (except supplements & additional personal equipment) relating to the programme and cost per head is estimated at RM2-2.5k. The catch is, if you fail to achieve the target set due lack of commitment, you may have to pay back 25-75% depending on your reasons.

Am i excited? of course, i am. I have registered and hopefully i'l get selected.

Please please please please let be part of the of the programme.

anybody wanna join my company....? drool guysss....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


One had been reminded. Many many times before by people (triatheletes, IM as such and even Mark Allen) had mentioned that NEVER gatal2 trying new equipment close to a race or on the race day. Best is, to know your equipment before hand and if possible use your training equipment for the race itself.

Their advices are commonly known, widely accepted and proven to be true.

Yours truly, being a newbie - chose to be ignorant and ignored the advice he did. Typical of a beginner's naivety.

A day before the Mizuno 2008 run, he decided to attend the Nike Lunar shoe trials. As eager as a beaver, he was at the Bukit Aman at 6am and excited about having the chance to become one of the world's biggest sports manufacturer shoe tester.

He chucked his loyal and reliable NB 1224 into the car boot and swapped it with the more stylish and glamourous Nike Lunar. Proudly, he whizzed off expecting great things to happen around the Lake Garden.

An hour later and after all the intimate moments with the Lunar, he had to limp back to the Nike booth in pain. Blisters on both feet....!!!

Padan muka. Kasut glamer punya pasal, hampeh pon tarak. Dapat sakit ada lerrr....


Sunday, October 19, 2008


Let them test you,
Let them challenge you,
Let them laugh at you,
Let them make fun of you,

For they shall stand,
...and watch you,
To see the giant in you,
Quitting is not in the menu..

If you listen to your giant,
The giant will give you more,
and if you give him more..
The end zone will yours..

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Open houses & training....

It's been a while since the last time i updated the blog. work has caught up with me.

Anyway, just quick update on my training.

I have started my training since the 1st Raya (yeah... 6km run to greet the 1st Syawal). Since then, i've been piling up my running mileage (63km as of today) and started to feel some strains at different part of my body including knee and ankle.

Only one cycling session thus far and i will it update soon.

Open house invitations and visiting relatives raya-do momentum are still strong and i didn't even bother to miss any good, authentic and delicious food. I'm a good eater and i can really eat if i switch on my eating mode. hahaha..... Recovery meal are in abundance and i can choose which one serves the best delicacies... FOR FREE tooo..!!! The best is.... the more i train, the more i can eat..!! yeahaaa.. the setback is there's no weight loss during this period. Doesnt matter.

Swimming is on the shelf for awhile now. Still trying to find a suitable oach.

I managed to squeeze other sports too to kill the monotonous of SBR. My tennis, badminton and golf are getting better thanks to the improved fitness level. Though i'm not as quick or as sharp as before....but i can feel that i can last the game longer than my younger days. My recovery rate has improved tremendously too.

A year ago, i was a blob. Double-chinned. Double-belly. Potato couch freak. Sedentary life. Shopping complex was my playground.

A year later, never had i imagined i will be in this condition - healthier. I belief i can do better.

Muhammad Ali once said,

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

Belief in yourself and you'll see a new you.