Driving Range Golf Session at Marina Bay Golf Course

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

If you've been following me on Instagram, YES I'm KFIT-ing every week. Every single week. Muay Thai, HIIT Yoga, Japanese Sauna and so many different activities! This week - Bounce Fitness which I can't wait :)

With the variety of classes that KFIT offers, there's just so many classes I wanna try!! I wanted something challenging and new, something out of my comfort zone. :)

So last week, I decided to sign up for...................


Omg if you're a commoner like me (lol), the thought of playing golf kind of intimidates me. I've always perceived it as a luxury activity enjoyed by wealthy people. (errr like Tiger Woods?) I'm really, really glad that KFIT offers special activities like that. A chance to experience a new sport & I wanted to find out how golfing was like.

Conveniently located just right next to Gardens By The Bay, the Marina Bay Golf Course overlooks the beautiful waters and skyscrapers of Singapore.

The photo might be deceiving, but the field is SUPER huge! 


The outfield is 270m in length. Really huge.. And the driving range has four storeys to accommodate a total of 150 range goers :)


Being really super duper new to golf, I wasn't too sure of what attire to turn up in, so I called them and the customer service personnel was so nice to explain what to wear (which was just covered shoes and something sporty casual) and told me that there's also shower facilities at their golf club too. :)

"Okay.. Now we're here. Where do we start?!"

With absolutely 0% knowledge in golf, I decided to take the last lane to hide and observe the pros at it. (hopefully to pick up some tips at the same time) Hahaha.

But thankfully D knew how to play golf!! So he was my personal teacher for that afternoon :P


Each of us was given 150 balls, while rentals of clubs from MST Golf are available at only at $10 :) 

"150 balls..  Let's do this!"

 Observing the others golfing. Most of them are by themselves and I must say playing golf is pretty therapeutic :) 

We finished the balls within 1 hour 30 minutes! Wasn't easy to finish the 150 balls.. Though there were several times when the balls flew right to the net and vanished out of our sight (lol), this is a pretty awesome experience everyone should at least try once in their lifetime.

My arms ached so badly the next day. So actually, it's A REALLY GOOD WORKOUT FOR THE UPPER BODY. Now we know why national golf players don't have saggy underarms fats. Hahaha. I am definitely going back for more golf sessions!

Book your driving range golf session at Marina Bay Golf Course with KFIT today :)

In fact, try out your first month at only $39 when you key in "GLADYSP" - Unlimited classes and activities to fitness clubs, facilities over Singapore anytime, anywhere :)

I love the fact that KFIT allows me to challenge myself with the variety of activities offered.

Step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself today. The only thing that's holding you back is you. I'm working towards a healthier, leaner me - not because of aesthetics or whatsoever - but because I love my body to know that it deserves nothing but the best. :)


Get back on track to a healthier 2015!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy 2015 guys!

My last post for 2014 was back in April, but I'm back to blogging again - thanks to my job status right now... Haha.

Here's a new layout (yes, 3 days of designing! *sweats*) to mark a new journey and to a better year ahead!

This year, I'm hoping to come back stronger, faster and fitter than the previous year as I've taken my health for granted and lost quite a lot of motivation the last quarter of the year.

(And yes, I want to be known as the fit chick! HAHA)

So far, I've logged in 10 DAYS OF WORKOUTS for this year so far! Today is the 11th so that leaves me only 1 rest day which was on Tuesday :P My workouts doesn't even include me going to my local fitness club's classes, I went for a Crossfit class too :)

So far, I'm liking where I am heading to this year!

Here are some tips that never fails to get me back on track to a healthier, happier, well-nourished mind and body:

1) Stay well hydrated

I cannot emphasize anymore on this. And by this, I don't mean coffee, juice, or tea! Just. Water.

Drink up if you're looking to shed the excess weight! Cold water helps to also raise your metabolism, which means you burn calories even when sitting down doing nothing ;)

I usually carry a 1-litre water with me everywhere I go - to work, to dinner, shopping, everywhere. I even have friends asking me, "Wah, you carry such a big bottle not heavy meh?" Well, the heavy load from the bottle is what motivates me to drink up.

The recommended intake is about 1.8 liters ~ 2 liters, so usually I'd make sure to finish drinking the my bottle after the 2nd refill by the end of the day.

2) Eliminate all junk and processed food from your house

Unless you're staying under the same roof as your parents like I am, THROW OUT all processed, junk food. Abort all mission trips to the nearest 7-11 to stock up on your potato chips.

When these unnatural food are so readily available and accessible, there's a huge tendency that we will turn to them when we're lazy to cook. Basically I'm living with my parents and brother, so I don't get to throw out much junk food - my dad love his chips. Sigh. But one thing I did throw - Pocky Chocolate Sticks! (It's my biggest weakness.. I can never resist them!)

What to do: Stock up on real, wholesome food such as fruits, vegetables and wholegrains instead! When I got hungry, I couldn't find my junk food (aka Pocky Chocolate sticks) so I had to snack on fruits like apples, blueberries, pears and grapefruits instead :)

3) Go on a detox diet for 3 days

By this, I don't mean a juice cleanse! (I'm gonna start my juice cleanse hopefully soon, so I can blog about it! I won't be buying the juices from others, but will be totally DIY at home 'cos I've got my Kuvings Juicer!)

What I mean by going on a detox diet is to eat CLEAN for just 3 days. Reset your body by eating healthily. Love your body enough to let it thrive on good, clean energy from wholesome food.

I usually also try to cut down on my intake of animal meat as much as possible, but I'd still have eggs,and white, lean meat such as turkey breast and chicken breast :)

Here are some meals I've had as my breakfast/lunch/dinner:

 I usually workout in the morning, so breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's gotta have protein, carbs, fiber to give me enough energy to work my ass off in the gym :P Perfect pre-workout breakfast would be toasted sprouted wholemeal bread topped with mixed greens and poached eggs with fruits on the side. 

Lunch is usually either a spinach + banana smoothie or if I'd want to go a little heavier, I will have the above (Turkey breast ham on sprouted wholemeal bread with mixed greens) or my home made fried brown rice :) 

Italian mixed salad (with lots of rockets, I love them!) topped with brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, macadamias and turkey breast ham with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette as my salad dressing! I also have an apple as a side to keep me full :)

To cleanse your body for the entire 3 days, here are some things you'd want to eliminate for that period:
  • Dairy products
  • Refined sugar
  • White flour, white bread, white pasta, processed food
  • Sugary drinks 
  • Alcohol
  • Red meat such as beef

Instead, introduce these lovely items into your kitchen!
  • Whole grains such as brown rice, wholemeal / sprouted bread, oats 
  • Dark leafy greens - Spinach, kale
  • Lots of vegetables & fruits for daily dosage of fiber and goodness
  • Green Tea / Peppermint Tea - These are the two teas that I drink almost everyday :)
  • Spices and herbs to add flavour to your food!
    Currently turmeric and parsley are my favourite at the moment. They're just so versatile and can be added to almost anything. 

This year, I'm so excited to be be sharing with you guys my healthy recipes that I've already even created a page for it! (see the navigation bar on top.. Heh)

4) Go WORKOUT or stay active

Go sign up at your nearest fitness club. Or hit the public gym. Sign up for yoga classes at your community club.  Join a dance class. Attend weekly bootcamp classes held around sunny Singapore. Anything to keep you active!

The thought of working out after a long day at work might be a turn-off for some, but believe in the process. If you want to see a positive change in your energy and body, the thing you have to change is your MINDSET.

Your body is willing, but is your mind willing to take up the challenge?

Typically, I don't go for any workout class other than the ones conducted by my own fitness club but this year, I decided to go for my first Crossfit class at Mobilus after much hesitation! Hopefully it won't be my last too :)

Wall ball at Mobilus Crossfit 

Box Jumps.. *faints*

Totally didn't regret at all. In fact, I loved how the capability of my body surprises me at times! I lifted a lot heavier than I did in my entire life and my knees felt like giving way at one point of time. But I pushed on and it felt so amazing :)

I've also been hitting the gym that I signed up with at least 5 times a week, mainly doing circuit training, Bodycombat, spinning and Bodypump!

Feels definitely good to be staying active, working out and eating well!

Remember - The only thing that needs to change is your mindset. Nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it :)

To a fitabulous 2015!


Healthy Lifestyle / Maki-San / Merely Ice-Cream

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I hate Apple. *just joking*
Why did they come up with iPhone?! I'm thankful to them for its user-friendly features but it's too friendly..
I've been so lazy to take photos with my S100 because my iPhone 5 always comes in handy! So in case my loyal readers don't see me updating my blog too often, follow me on Instagram! @gladyspng :)

I'm going to make it a habit to blog soon after every event.

Anyway, I've been trying to maintain my healthy and fit lifestyle (eating healthy - 70%, indulgence - 30%) ever since getting interviewed by the Straits Times Lifestyle editor. Hehe. Yes, I do have my own clean eating recipe book too :P It's handwritten and whenever I feel like whipping up a clean dessert/main course, that book is literally my bible for it!

Been trying to incorporating more different workouts into my life (since I don't have to commit so much to my work anymore :D) such as strength training, yoga, exercising outdoor. It's great to try out different workouts once in a while to keep that metabolism high.

Here are some of my clean meals I had over the few weeks:
(Mostly are in my Instagram, you guys can go check it out and see my feed)

Oats in a Jar
Don't be deceived by its plain appearance, the taste was soooo good! And I had it this morning :P

Chocolate Oats Pancakes
 drizzled with Chocolate yogurt sauce sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon :)
I made this for my boyfriend!

Clean Fried Brown Rice
My all-time favourite easy clean fried rice! No hassle at all :)

Just my normal breakfast in bed: Muesli with raisins, flaxseeds and strawberries

Clean Chocolate Raw Brownie
This actually turned out pretty good! It's raw brownie (no bake required) and the main ingredients consists of only medjool dates, cocoa powder!

 Clean Chocolate Banana Ice-Cream
I love love love this combination. It's completely clean and not to mention - yummy too! I finished it off that night :P

Clean Bento Box
This was actually whipped up by my boyfriend. Lettuce with yellow capsicum, broccoli, brown rice risotto cooked in organic vegetable stock, with grilled fish! It was so good I was licking my box HAHHA

I don't usually upload every clean meal that I have (that'd be so boring seriously) because I do repeat. For example, I normally have my fried brown rice (almost) everyday for lunch. Occasionally when I feel like it I'd bake a clean pizza :)

Dear is also (trying to) maintain a healthy lifestyle but the food that he eats make me go.... omg =_="
I have this philosophy that if you're going to put the food into your body, it'd better benefit your health and taste good too. No point having a delicious meal but allowing it to harm your body.

Myself in the gym recently :p
Ever since after the Genting trip, having been slacking a little :( Especially when I workout! My knees are hurting like a bitch again so going to recover first before hitting the gym again!

Back to exercising, Dear and I went cycling 2 weeks back at Pasir Ris Park!
There were so many animals around (if you're lucky) and we spotted so many different species of birds and their nests!!

Spot the birds feeding their babies awww~ 

Whoop! Fresh air!
 A break from the gym... which is normally filled with the smell of stale sweat and hk feet HAHA 

Our bicycle :) 

Despite having my clean meals, I do have treat meals too!!
I'm only human and it's normal for me to have my cravings -_- but recently, my body's been reacting badly to too much sugary stuffs. (which is GOOD in a way, HAHA)

Anyway met up with my Year 2 mates for a short dinner and a catchup at Maki-San!

Maki-San is a DIY (okay not exactly do it yourself...) sushi cafe at the basement of Cathay that allows you to customise your own sushi, from toppings, sauce to the types of rice you'd like to have. Best part is it's healthy if you choose wisely!

 Of course, I chose brown rice, topped with zucchini, avocado, tempura enoki mushroom (okay not too healthy already HAHA), japanese omelette and it is sooooo good. I had teriyaki sauce drizzled over my sushi rolls which is also packed in a very pretty packaging :)

Check out my sushi rolls! 

I think Maki-San is definitely worth the money (though it's really affordable - $9.90 for 8 rolls, $6.90 for 5) and they also have free green tea/ miso soup for students :)

And not to mention, it's so yummy!!!!

Anyway, after dinner, we went to Merely Ice-Cream at Sunshine Plaza as highly recommended by Eileen and Lydia. Best part was it's pretty cheap, so why not!!

It's located next to the popular small thai restaurant, and the design and layout of the ice-cream cafe was really attractive!

Super pretty! 

Tried out a few flavours.. I always have my waffles with chocolate ice-cream but Merely only has alcoholic chocolate -_- Tried it and the alcohol taste was sooo strong, ewww. So I settled for butterscotch instead. It was sooo good!!

Green Tea and Butterscotch

Butterscotch and Horlicks... ( i think?) Oops my memory sucks -_- 

Their tables are decorated with customers' namecards, doodles, drawings, coins, and so much more! Under the table they have magazines for customers to browse too :) 

My waffle with Butterscotch ice-cream! 

It's really affordable and it's good too! Maybe I'll put clean waffles in my "to-bake" list next, topped with my own clean chocolate ice-cream :P 

Nevertheless, we spent the night laughing and catching up with one another :)

More to come, girls!

Okayyyyyy. Hitting the gym with my favourite class - RPM tomorrow!
Goodnight ;)

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