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Khayla after 2 months at an Islamic Montessori

So it has been a little over 2 months since Khayla started going to an Islamic Montessori.
Remember how worried and paranoid I was ? If you don’t, you can click here. Hehe.

Alhamdulillah we are noticing progress, not only in terms of the English language but in a whole lot of other aspects.

I can speak to Khayla in English now, well in simple sentences lah. I can ask her whether she wants more rice, how is she, what did she eat and do at school etc.
Although she would often answer in Malay but the fact that she can understand me and answer is progress !
She is slowly learning to form English sentences. Two days ago she said to me, “Mummy, I want milk and watch TV and cartoon, please.”
Grammatically all over the place but I am so proud of her ! *happy tears*

I can also make up bedtime stories in English now, and she would understand. Why do I say make up stories ?
Well, last night she wanted me to tell her a story about Elsa, Anna, Sheep, Crocodile and Hello Kitty, the night before it was about Elsa, Sheep & Tortoise.
Hahaha, the things parents do to make their children happy !

She has been learning her ABCs along with phonics and of course numbers too.

She has started learning Iqra’, memorizes about 6 sentences of Surah Yasin, she also memorizes Surah Al-Ikhlas, knows the niat and some of the verses to recite during Solat Dhuha, including the do’a.
She had already learned Surah Al-Fatihah, do’a before eating and sleeping in her previous nursery.

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So there you go, am looking forward to more progress, InshaAllah.

Alhamdulillah.
Alhamdulillah.
May Allah protect my baby and help her learn. Ameen.

xoxo

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Potty Training Tips

Good morning y’all ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Alhamdulillah we can say that Khayla has been 98% potty trained since November last year when she was 39 months old. I know some people might be thinking that 39 months is a bit late for potty training but every mummy knows what’s best for their child, kan kan kan ? ๐Ÿ™‚

Potty Training Tips
Thanks Google !

I will not say she is 100% potty trained because she still needs to wear diapers when she sleeps.
But apart from that, she goes around diaper-free ! Here are my potty training tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually, prior to our success, I have tried to potty train her twice, I tried the ‘asking method,’ you know asking her every 5 minutes whether she wanted to go pee. She would answer no but she always ended up peeing in her pants. I gave up because I felt bad when she felt bad about peeing in her pants. Hehe.

But early November last year while I was on leave for a couple of days, I tried a different method.
I decided to not let her wear diapers but instead of asking her whether she needed to pee, I brought her to the toilet every 15 minutes.
Well, I started with 15 minutes, then it was every 30 minutes and slowly worked up to an hour. Within 2 days, she was able to pee AND poop on her own ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Getting her to do her no. 2 in the toilet was a bit of a challenge though, although she always could tell us when she felt like going, the first few times were difficult because I guess she was still trying to get the ‘feel’ because she was so used to pooping in her diapers behind doors, behind sofas or curtains. Haha.

But Alhamdulillah she managed to get herself to poop in the toilet within that two days.
Alhamdulillah.
I am so proud of my baby ! *happy tears*

Here are what I think are some useful tips:

  1. Make sure your child is really ready
    – Is your child giving youย physical or verbal sign when he’s having a bowel movement such as grunting, squatting, or telling you.
    – Does your child demonstrate a desire for independence. Khayla starting telling us that she does not want to wear diapers because she’s a big girl now. Hehe.
  2. Follow whatever works for your child. The ‘asking method’ might not have worked for me, but it could work for you. So go ahead and try.
  3. It helps if they’re mixing with older children who do not wear diapers. Like in my case, Khayla had friends at her nursery so that kinda influenced her too. ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Don’t get angry at them for peeing or pooping everywhere during the process. Hehe. Be patient parents ! Getting angry at them will only discourage them. I’m sure they already feel guilty about peeing in their pants, please don’t make them feel worse. Reassure them that it’s ok and you know they didn’t do it on purpose.
  5. If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again (thanks Aaliyah). Never give up, try again & again. Have trust and faith in you child, both of you will make it ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck y’all ! ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo

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The Battle of Head Lice and Khayla’s New Hairdo

4 weeks ago, I decided to chop Khayla’s hair off after her nursery teacher told me that she had head lice (again !).

Allow me to shed some light on our experience with head lice.

The first time we discovered Khayla had lice was after we got back from our Borneo Tour. What’s worse my head was infected too ! I noticed that she was scratching her head while we were in Karambunai, but I thought it was due to the chicken pox.ย I was also scratching my head, and I thought it was because I was using the hotel’s shampoo instead of my usual Prosante Shampoo. How blur can one be ? Isk isk.
When we found out from her nursery teacher that she had lice, then it all made sense. Haha.

Managed to settle that episode with lots of head lice shampoo, Basic H and lots of combing. Note: Never use those plastic combs which come with the lice shampoo. They’re useless !

And the Khayla came home with lice again two weeks after that. I guess she got it from her friends who got it from her. Isk isk. This time I decided that drastic times call for drastic measures !

I sought help from the Lice Ninja.
Lice Ninja was a saviour.
Both Khayla and I went for a treatment in their outlet in Subang and within 30 minutes all the lice and nits were gone !

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Lice Ninja personnel applying lice cream on Khayla’s hair.

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I felt like a new person.
Haha.

Anyway that was it and when I thought our lice nightmare was gone, her nursery teacher dropped the bomb on us again. Drama, much ?

But this time around it was not as bad as the first and second episodes so it didn’t take a lot of combing to get the lice & nits out.

So while I was combing her hair with the lice comb (you would not believe that this happened the same morning Daddy was warded), I asked her whether I could cut her hair. At first she said no because she wanted long hair like Elsa’s. The problem with her keeping her hair long is she doesn’t like it being tied up, so it always looks messy. And with the head lice issue, long hair makes it a bit of a challenge to comb.

After I personally attempted to cut her hair, I realized that it was not as easy as I thought and I am so cut out to be a hairdresser. One side of her hair was shorter than the other but since we were rushing to go to the hospital, I let my daughter run free with the ugly hair cut I gave her. Isk isk.

A week after that, I brought her to a hair saloon to get her hair fixed. Hehe.

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Khayla’s first hair cut at a saloon ! Hehe.
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Alhamdulillah she was well behaved through the whole process. ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out Khayla’s new hairdo ! Hehe.

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From now onwards, I am planning to apply the lice cream on Khayla’s hair 2-3 times a week. Better to be safe than sorry, kan ?

xoxo

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

So I made a classic baked macaroni and cheese for our Christmas lunch at Aunty Thelma’s last December.
It was my first time baking it, usually I just cook it over the stove.
Recipe adapted from here.
You can also use this same recipe to make a one-pot macaroni and cheese, details below. ๐Ÿ™‚

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

230 g elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 block or 230 g sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Yum !

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Keep warm.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan (I used a pot) over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, black and red pepper and 1 cup shredded cheese, and cooked pasta.
  3. Lightly grease a 2 liter baking dish and pour cooked pasta into it.
  4. Pour mixture cheese mixture into the pasta, top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  5. Bake at 200ยฐC for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

(One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring all grated Cheddar cheese into thickened milk mixture until melted. Add cooked pasta, and serve immediately.)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
My baked macaroni and cheese ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy baking and eating everyone !

xoxo

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Khayla’s First Week At An Islamic Montessori

It has been more than a week since Khayla started going to an Islamic Montessori.
Mr Sunshine and I agreed to take her out from the nursery she had been at prior to this because the Montessori is nearer to where we’re staying now plus we want her to learn & have exposure to classes in English.

The challenges I have faced over the first week is waking her up to bathe & get into her uniform. Before this, I could just send her to the nursery in her nighties, hehe.
Apart from that, I think she handled her first week at her new school like a champion.

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Khayla all dressed up in her uniform, not looking very happy on her first day. Hehe.
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Khayla’s first day, warming up by doing some colouring.

Mummy, on the other hand is not doing too well. Haha.
Why ?
Firstly, since she has started going to a Montessori which uses English as its medium, I am slowly trying to speak to her in English at home but I feel so bad when she says, “Mummy cakap English ke ? Cakaplah macam biasa, saya tak faham.” ย ๐Ÿ™

I’m all worked up because of course I blame myself for not using English at home since she was small and now I am worried that my 3-year old daughter will get all confused and stressed while trying to learn English. *nangis*

Am I being too emotional or paranoid ? Isk Isk.

Secondly, the other day she came back and told me, “Mummy, saya senyum kat kawan-kawan tapi takde siapa senyum kat saya.”
Ok Mummy nak nangis but tahan only. I comforted her by telling her to keep smiling at them and InshaAllah they will slowly learn to smile back. *nangis*

And then she also told me that she misses Ain, her best friend in her old nursery. ๐Ÿ™

So sadddd…….

Thirdly (yes there’s more), Khayla is potty trained (she still wears diapers when she sleeps) and has learned to drink milk using a cup in her old nursery but at this new school they have ‘converted’ her back to the bottle.

I knowwww, I have no idea why I am so worked up over such petty things. I blame my hormones. Hehe.

Anywayyy, here are a couple of photos from Khayla’s last day at her nursery.

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The Farewell Cake I ordered for Khayla’s teachers at the nursery.
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Khayla with her best friend, Ain. ๐Ÿ™
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Khayla with her nursery teachers.

May Allah ease this transition.
May Allah protect my little Khayla.
May Allah ease her journey to learn new things and make new friends.

May Allah calm Mummy’s emotions.

Ameen Ya Rabb !

xoxo

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And We Turned Five.

Mr. Sunshine and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on January 9th.
Alhamdulillah for 5 years of ups and downs with my Sunshine. Thank you Allah !!

So the weekend after the 9th I planned a little surprise for Mr. Sunshine and I which was a one night’s stay in one of the hotel’s in the city. Marc & Linn helped to babysit Khayla for one night.

We Turned Five
We attended a wedding before our romantic (ahem) getaway started. Hehe.

That Saturday evening, we walked from Pavilion to KLCC to watch a movie, wanted to watch Night At The Museum: Secret of The Tomb, but while we were queueing up, we googled up the reviews and decided to watch Paddington, instead.
Both Mr. Sunshine and I agreed that it was a good last minute decision because it was a pretty good movie. Such a charming, warm & funny family movie ! ๐Ÿ™‚

We had dinner at Ben’s KLCC.
I had the Pad Thai Linguine (which I would later regret, read on) and Mr Sunshine had the Beef Lasagna.

We Turned Five
Ben’s Beef Lasagna
We Turned Five
Ben’s Pad Thai Linguine

We walked back to Pavilion and I treated Mr. Sunshine to his favourite Auntie Anne’s pretzel. Hehe.

We Turned Five
Pretty lights at KLCC park that night

The next morning, I woke up and had to run straight to the toilet to purge. My tummy felt so uncomfortable.ย I was down with diarrhea and I suspect it was because of the linguine ! Isk isk. :'(

After a few visits to the toilet, Mr Sunshine and I walked to Pavilion (again) to have breakfast at Coffee Bean. No, we don’t normally have breakfast at Coffee Bean, it was part of the anniversary celebration thingy lah, hehe.

We Turned Five
My delicious Egg’s Benedict
We Turned Five
My Sunshine and I. <3

After breakfast, we drove straight to Putrajaya, bought some Nasi Beriyani Gam for lunch with Khayla, Marc, Marlene, Daddy & Fahim.

I was still purging. It got worse to the point I had a gastric attack later that evening. Dah lama sangat tak gastric tauuuu !
Anyway, I got better, Alhamdulillah.

I hoped Mr Sunshine enjoyed the short getaway I planned. Hehe. A huge thank you to Marc & Linn for helping to watch over Khayla ! ๐Ÿ™‚

I personally think all married couples should try something like this once in a while. It’ll be good for your relationship, InshaAllah. ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo

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My 2015 Resolutions.

Assalamu’alaikum and hi y’all. ๐Ÿ™‚
As promised, I am here to share about my 2015 resolutions !

The last time I listed down my resolutions was during the end of 2012 and they were obviously for 2013. Sooo let’s see how many of them I can tick off.

  1. Not to miss my daily prayers and try to pray on time whenever I can. This is a constant struggle for me, isk isk. – STILL STRUGGLING.
  2. Try to cover my aurah properly โ€“ make sure my chest, neck, butt and arms are fully covered, buy and wear more long skirts/dresses/loose pantsย instead of jeans or form-fitting pants. Constant struggle too, isk isk. – STILL STRUGGLING.ย 
  3. Try to read at least one page of the Qurโ€™an a day. -STILL STRUGGLING
  4. Strive to be a better wife, Mummy, daughter, sister, friend and worker. InshaAllah. – STILL STRUGGLING
  5. Work out a minimum of three times a week. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays perhaps ? – CHECK ! I love you Zumba !ย 
  6. Cut down on fast foods, junk food and carbonated beverages. I can already see Mr. Sunshine rolling his eyes. Hehe. I HAVEN’T HAD A SODA SINCE APRIL 2013, WOOT WOOT ! Can’t say the same for junk food & fast food though. Tsk.
  7. Keep on sharing the goodness of Shaklee with everyone ! – CHECK !

OhEmGee.
I am basically still struggling to get through the first half of my 2013 resolutions ! *dies*

Resolution No. 1:
To be honest, last year sometime around October or November, I went through more than 2 weeks of being low, sad, down to the point I literally had to force myself to get up and pray.
I’m not sure if any of you have ever experienced anything like that, but if you have, I am here to tell you that you will get through it.
I forced myself to listen to a lot of islamic lectures on YouTube (particularly by Yasmin Mogahed and Nouman Ali Khan) which I think was a huge help, I also listened to lectures on the tafseer of Al-Qur’an and most importantly I never stopped praying for Allah to spare me from the ย ‘detachment phase’ย I was going through.

A friend of mine shared this schedule which I thought is really good for anyone who needs help in keeping their ibadah in check. Everyone needs a push every now and then, right ? ๐Ÿ™‚

Jadual Ibadah Harian
Anyone who needs this schedule, do contact me, I will happily email it to you.

I am hoping to be able to strike this resolution off this year ! Ameen Ya Rabb !

Resolution No. 2:
I have always been a jeans and blouse kinda person so this is really a challenge for me especially when I think that wearing skirts make my hips look huge.
They’re already huge to begin with, so I don’t want to accentuate them. And that’s where I am so superficially wrong !
I need to constantly remind myself that I do not have to dress to impress the people around me, I only have to dress to please Allah S.W.T plus HE gave me those hips anyway. Hehe.
I have just recently started wearing socks and hand socks to cover my feet & wrists (mencabarnya nak istiqamah bab ni !) I try to make sure I only wear wide shawls and/or tudungs which are big enough to cover my chest. In fact, I have been so used to it that wearing slightly short tudungs feel so uncomfortable.

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More loose dresses please, Melissa !

Please pray that I will remain steadfast in my struggle to cover up ! Isk isk.

Resolution No. 3:
I really have no excuse for this. *slaps self*
Read more Qur’an, Melissa !

Resolution No. 4:
I believe this will always be a working progress because nobody’s perfect. But to be specific, I need to:
1. Spend less time on my phone and more time on Khayla & Mr. Sunshine.
2. Be more organized with proper time management to help me juggle between my family, job and part time job.

I hope all of you are doing OK with your resolutions. All the best ! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to an incredible 2015, InshaAllah. ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo

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A rocky start to 2015

Hello y’all !
Assalamu’alaikum. ๐Ÿ™‚

We bid farewell to 2014 and said hi to 2015, and we’re already on the thirteenth day of the New Year ! Alhamdulillah.

2014 has been a trying year for us Malaysians, with the recent massive floods and planes crashing (or going missing).
2014 was a trying year for my family too, with Khayla being admitted twice to DEMC and me struggling to juggle between my new job, family time & time for Shaklee.

Hopefully 2015 will be much better for all of us. Ameen.

However, 2015 kicked off with Daddy being unwell. He was rushed to the Selayang Hospital on Friday, 2nd January by Marc & Marlene because he was weak and fell in the toilet.
The wards were full so he was observed in the emergency department for 18 hours !
He was finally admitted in the medical ward 9D on Saturday afternoon.

They initially said it was pneumonia, so they started him on antibiotics and he had to put on a face mask for oxygen supply as his percentage of oxygen saturation (SpO2) wasn’t too good.

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Poor Daddy. ๐Ÿ™

On Sunday, they started treating him as COAD, in view of his chronic smoking history and his symptoms were similar to asthma symptoms.
Daddy stopped smoking (cold turkey !) 15 years ago but prior to that he was smoking for more than 30 years.

Soo he was given bronchodilator nebuliser every 4 hours and started on an metered dose inhaler. Daddy said the nebuliser has helped him sleep better. Alhamdulillah.
He was finally discharged on Wednesday, 7th January.

Marc, Marlene, Mr. Sunshine and I took turns to keep Daddy company in the ward.
Marc and I fell sick along the way – fever, chills, body aches purging and loss of appetite !

So that was our rocky start to 2015, but it hasn’t wavered my spirits to move forward. Because, at the end of the day, everything happens for a reason. Allah knows best ! ๐Ÿ™‚

My next post will be on my new year’s resolutions. Hehe.

Okbye.
Take care everyone, stay healthy ! ๐Ÿ™‚

xoxo

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Workouts I Love

So I’ve decided to write on workouts I love simply because I wanted to share the FUN workouts I do to help me lose/maintain weight, get toned and stay healthy !

Not everyone likes to exercise, am I right ? But exercise IS important !
Engaging in regular physical activity not only helps us lose or maintain a healthy weight, it also helps prevent a wide range of health problems, improves our mood and it gives that boost of energy we need everyday.
“If I exercise regularly, won’t I be exhausted ?”
NO !
In fact it’s the total opposite. I am speaking from my own experience. I feel fresher on the mornings I workout. ๐Ÿ™‚
Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. And when your heart and lungs work more efficiently, you have more energy to go about your daily chores. (Source)

Ok back to the subject, I started exercising when I was in high school.
My preference has always been aerobics/dance workouts, although I have jogged and went to the gym a couple of times. But I am not exactly the outdoors kinda person. Haha.

I was obsessed with Paula Abdul’s Get Up and Dance CD during that period. It’s a 1-hour aerobic dance workout led by, well, Paula Abdul.
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This DVD came out in 1995, so you can imagine how the dancers were dressed. Hehe. The workoutย is broken down into 6 sections, an Introduction and set of Instructions, Warm up, 3 sections of 3 dance steps each, a YMCA section and a cool down. What made this workout fun to me was that the dancers behind were in all shapes, sizes and age so it felt like we were all ‘regular people’ dancing together. You get what I mean ?

After I entered university, I bought the Pump It Up: The Ultimate Beach Body Workout DVD.
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There are four main sections in this DVD – the Warm Up, The Main (cardio), Bums and Tums (works our hips and abs), and Warm Down section. A total of 1 hour of workout set to Ministry Of Sound dance music. The routines in The Main section are quite easy to follow, and they won’t really leave you aching for days, but the Bums and Tums will definitely make your bums and tums sore !

I used to love this DVD so much that I would sometimes do it for 1 hour, and then repeat !
And, I even bought another Pump It Up DVD, the Pump It Up-Burn It Lose It.
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The DVD starts with 8 minutes of warm up and all the other segments are 15 minutes. There is the Aeroburn section (pure cardio that will leave you breathless, hehe), BPM (cardio with really cool dance moves), Beatbox (cardio and toning – something similar to kickboxing) and Below the Belt (the toning section which includes lunges, planking, sit-ups etc).

What’s cool about this DVD is that you can make up your own routine, pick and choose which sections you want to do.ย Best kan ?

Then I was introduced to Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred which went on to be my No. 2 FAVOURITE workout of all (used to be number one, but I have found my ultimate favourite workout, details later).
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I know, I know it’s NOT a dance workout but I could really feel and see the difference after only 20 minutes a day, in less than 30 days ! What more could a girl ask for ?
Seriously, this DVD really, really works ! It featuresย three levels of 20-minute workouts, each of which features short bursts of strength, cardio, and abs (interval training), and a cool-down. All you need is a set of dumbbells and an exercise mat (for the abs section).

I used this DVD diligently before my wedding and even my wedding dress tailor noticed the difference in how I fit into my dress during the last fitting session. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love Jillian Michaels !

So, which workout has managed to knock down Jillian Michaels from her number one spot in all of my favourite workouts ?

ZUMBA !!

Haha.
I was introduced to Zumba last year, and bought the Zumba Exhilarate and Rush DVDs and instantly got hooked !
And then I was fortunate enough to come across the Zumba Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD set sold on Groupon, and I didn’t have to think twice about getting it.

ZumbaExhilarateThe set comes with 7 DVDs, a pair of toning sticks, and a program guide.
ZumbaToningSticksDVDs:

1. Step-by-Step – This DVD breaks down the basic Zumba rhythms and moves (1 hour)
2. Activate- a 45-minute Zumba class for beginners which applies all the moves learned in the previous Step By Step DVD.
3. Ripped –ย  is a 60-minute workout broken up into a toning section, using the 1-pound toning sticks, and a Sentao section, which uses a chair and your own body weight.
4. Exhilarate – ย a full 60-minute Zumba class filled with really fun dance routines.
5. Rush- perfect when you’re short of time, this is a high-energy, 20-minute Zumba workout.
6. Mix- this is the coolest DVD, which features African, Latin, Indian, hip-hop, Asian fusion, and Flamenco dances from a variety of instructors. There is also a breakdown section which teaches you the routines which is really helpful.
7. Fitness Concert – this my favourite ! It’s a 60-minute live concert using the same moves and songs from the Exhilarate DVD.

I have been quite consistent with Zumba, doing it at least 3 to 6 times a week, even in Ramadhan. And I have seen amazing results. Results which I never expected to see with a dance workout.
My legs, abs and arms are more toned, not ripped, but more toned and I have definitely lost a few inches from my waist and hips !
What’s great is that I have an awesome time with Zumba !
Every time I put on any of the DVDs, I sort of get transported into another world and I don’t even notice that 60 minutes have gone by.

How can Zumba be so awesomely (?) addictive yet delivers amazing results ? Beats me.
All I know is that I can’t wait for my next Zumba session ! Hehe.

All the workouts I have mentioned are (in my opinion) good workouts which will definitely get your heart rate up and help you stay fit and healthy.

However you need to try them for yourselves because not everyone loves the same thing, kan?

Happy working out people !

xoxo

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Updates !

Assalamu’alaikum lovelies !
Hi. ๐Ÿ™‚

How is everyone doing ?
I can’t believe that it’s already 16th Ramadhan 1435H.
Are we satisfied with what we have done for the past 16 days ? Have we satisfied Allah ?

Alhamdulillah, Khayla turned 3 last Friday according to the Hijrah calendar (13 Ramadhan), but her actual birth date is 13th August 2014, so we’re waiting until next month to get a cake. I am thinking of a Frozen themed one, because she’s Anna and I am Elsa (and Ayah is Olaf ‘gemuk’, tsk tsk), ya know ? Hehe.

Any suggestions on where I can get it from ?
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Oh boy, I can’t believe she’s 3 !
She is sooooo talkative. Mr. Sunshine claims she got that trait from me, pfffftt. :-p

I have been sending her to a nursery since April this year.
Which means she is no longer being taken care of by the babysitter in front of our house because she would cry every single morning when I dropped her off. It was torturous to see her like that every morning. I would sometimes cry all the way to work too ! Tsk tsk.

But Alhamdulillah, she does not cry in the mornings anymore. Well, there are the occasional emo sessions but it is a whole lot better than crying EVERY DAY.
She is learning quite a lot from the nursery. New songs, new doas, new words. Most of them are in Malay lah. She knows the doa makan & meaning, doa tidur & meaning, doa selepas makan, ayat Kursi and she loves to berzikir. She insists that I play my zikir CD in the car every day. Alhamdulillah.

My only worry is that she not speaking English. Yes she does know some English words, but 80% of her vocabulary is in Malay. I am not trying to say that English is more superior than Malay, but I grew up speaking English at home so it’s only natural that I would want her to be able to speak in English too. The Malay language is not an issue, because it’s our mother tongue, pasti boleh cakap melayu punya. ๐Ÿ™‚
Is it too late to get her to learn English ?
I would appreciate any tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

I wanted to blog about my new workplace but I think I have written too much already hehe.
I guess I’ll save that for another post. ๐Ÿ™‚

Until then, bye !

xoxo

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