The Pink Charity Run 2014

Assalamualaikum,

Today, 28/9/2014, is the first time I joined The Pink Charity Run 2014 & my 2nd 5km marathon of the year. The Pink Charity Run is organized by Pantai Hospital in support and awareness of breast cancer.

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I started my day at 5.30am with 5 tablets of Alfalfa Complex, 1 tablet of Sustained Release Vita-C & 1 tablet of Zinc Complex. Well, this is my normal morning supplement routine anyway for detox & strengthening my immune system. I learned the hard way in my 1st ever marathon last year that you don’t run when you just ate 2 hours before. It will give you heartburn which really hurts.

So in order not to run on empty stomach too, but not wanting to eat something 1 1/2 hour before the race, the best option for me is Mealshake & ESP – Soy Protein Isolate Powder. My favourite source of protein shakes to energize the body so early in the morning for the race. I just mix few spoonful of both powder in a shaker & shake!

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As a preparation to hydrate myself during the race, I also prepared my special marathon drinks – Performance Orange mix with Cinch Tea Mix. Performance Orange is known to hydrate the body faster than the usual isotonic drinks and taste less sweet. It is used by American athletes to make world record! Cinch Tea Mix is a drink that helps to increase your metabolism. I really need it as I was quite sleepy! Haha.

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After Subuh at 5.50am I drove from Sg Buloh to Setia Alam in Klang. When I reach there around 6.30am, the road leading to the Setia Welcoming Centre, the starting point of the race, was already full of cars! I had to detour & parked 500m away from the Centre. At 6.45am while I was still walking towards the Starting Line, the organizer let off the 12km run participant. My 5km run started at 7am.

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I mostly walk all the way with some small jogs here and there. I saw everyone did the same anyway. Haha. Well, it is more of a family event than a professional race. With running, it doesn’t what age you are, it’s never too late to start. And here I am, a 35 year old, obese woman just starting to run walking is more like it.

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I finishes my race in 1 hour 2 minutes. A normal time for walking 5km. I didn’t even stop to have a drink at the water station. My Performance Orange & Cinch Tea Mix kept me going. My legs did felt at one point it wanted to stop but I focus my mind ahead and keep saying, “You’re going to finish it. Just keep going!” And finish I did.

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Yeay! And I got a medal too. You know, those medals that you get in a race is what kept me going. After the race I watched all the the top 10 winners received their trophy. The top 5 received a watch sponsored by Seiko. The veterans run quite fast too! I’m in awe of them as I can’t run properly yet & I’m much younger.

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Tonigh I need to take my other supplement, Ostematrix, which will help to relax the muscle. This will lessen the muscle sore which I normally experience the day after the race. What can I say, I seldom exercise & my muscle are not used to running. But Ostematrix really helps a lot because sore muscle is what puts me off when I want to exercise.

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Overall, I had a wondeful day. I have 2 more marathons to go for this year which is Putrajaya Night Marathon on 11/10/2014 and Standard Chartered KL Marathon on 12/10/2014. A back to back race
Oh my! What have I got myself into??

Salam sayang,

Huda Mahmud
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KEMURUNGAN @ DEPRESSION & SHAKLEE

Assalamualaikum,

[DEPRESSION & CINCH TEA]

Baru-baru ini saya alami semula depression episod yg sudah berbulan-bulan tidak saya alami.

Kali ini depression saya melibatkan mood yang sangat-sangat low. ‘In the dumps’ kata org putih. Memang in the dump, dah la dalam tong sampah lepas tu tak boleh keluar. The lowest point was yesterday. Bila orang berhubung dengan saya dalam talian saya TIDAK BOLEH MENJAWAB. In fact saya struggle nak jawab pertanyaan orang kerana saya rasa pada masa itu I DON’T WANT ANY SOCIAL CONTACT with anyone. Perbualan dalam talian dengan sahabat-sahabat pula adalah sangat IRRITATING pada saya waktu itu. Masa ni memang saya makan B-Complex 2 biji tapi tak jalan.

Bila depression sets in, anything that use to be your hobbies, your passion will not interest you anymore. Dan dalam bisnes, when you lose your passion, you lose your purpose. Saya pada waktu-waktu itu rasa apa gunanya Biz Shaklee ni? Tak dapat apa pun.. Memang negative thoughts sentiasa berlegar-legar dalam kepala otak orang yg alami depression. Some of you may say, ‘Ala, senang je, baca Qur’an, solat, zikir’ Sorry dear, it works but ONLY PARTIALLY. Depression has much to do with the brain chemical make-up and not emotionals alone.

Jadi keesokan petangnya tu saya tergerak hati untuk minum Cinch Tea.

Cinch Tea - Memberi Tenaga & Mengurangkan Depressi
Cinch Tea – Memberi Tenaga & Mengurangkan Depressi

And you know what?

By night my mood level has improved & by this morning I am happy as the sun sampai pakai baju keesokan harinya pun warna kuning!

Jadi saya buat research sedikit pasal Cinch Tea. Apparently the ingredients in Cinch Tea such as Matcha Green Tea & Red Rooibos tea are known to have soothing effects on the nervous system.

MATCHA GREEN TEA

Green tea has theanine which is an amino acid that has a soothing, calming effect on people who drink it. Drinking green tea containing theanine has been shown to stimulate production of brain waves known as alpha waves – seen when a person is in a relaxed. It also alters levels of neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine that can affect mood.

Unfortunately, theanine isn’t found in large quantities in most American green teas – only in higher quality Japanese green teas (Matcha Green tea). It’s also believed that the theanines in green tea may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety.

RED TEA

Red tea is known to have a soothing effect on the central nervous system and is a safe, long term herbal remedy for headaches, irritability, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, stress, hypertension, panic attacks and even mild depression.

Rooibos or ‘red bush’ from South Africa is found to be a very potent variety of red tea prepared from the leaves of the herb Aspalathus linearis. Indigenous to the Cape of Good Hope region of South Africa, Rooibos is the only red tea that undergoes a fermentation process similar to black tea. Fermentation turns the green leaves into a garnet colour and lends a very sweet flavor. Rooibos endowed with a very high magnesium (‘Nature’s tranquilizer’) component, acts as a natural adaptogen i.e., that which helps the body adapt to stress

Now, apart from slimming & boosting energy, Cinch Tea can be drink to naturally treat depression symptoms.

Other supplements that helps in controlling depressions are OMEGA GUARD & B-COMPLEX

P/s: Now I’m not in the dump anymore, “I’ll be back” bak kata Arnold Susah-Nak-Eja

HUDA AGAINST ALL ODDS ^__^

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