"Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost. What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me. "
— Helen Keller
Anyone can have a bad day, week or weekend. What counts is your ability to quickly pick yourself up, dust yourself off and refocus. What's your next positive step?
Being positive is understanding that you're in control of your destiny.
"Colds are awesome, because when you wake up in the morning, and the cold has disappeared, you realize how great it is to feel great, and the world is just waiting for you to spin it fast and fun."-AB
I'm always happy to hear about new gyms opening up because the demand for it goes to show that more people want to be active and stay in shape. Jatomi Fitness at Tropicana City Mall (Malaysia) popped up not too long ago and I was the host at their official opening. Besides providing new and advanced equipments such as the Queenax and Curve treadmills (used in astronaut training by NASA and help users burn up to 30% more calories than conventional treadmills), it also features 3 distinct studios - "Mind", "Body" and "Energy" which is specially designed, dedicated areas for yoga and pilates, group exercise and spin classes respectively.
Jatomi Fitness instructors run 4 new training routines for gym floor users free of charge on a weekly basis, to encourage and challenge members. I hear they also give fitness talks to get you motivated in of the studios which makes it quite unique and different than other gyms I've been to. Worth checking out!
If you haven't read or seen 'The Secret', I recommend that you do if you want to get a better understanding of why it's good to have a vision board. I just really like the idea, whether it's the law of attraction happening or not...
One more thing...
My Facebook page just hit over 10,000 Likes this week!
Thank you so much!
Up for a little challenge? Who's in?
"Some days you will feel awful. Get up. Nothing is more satisfying than beating your own bad attitude. "
Build a better body with squats!
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I'M BACK! Been awhile, huh? I was starting to get comments, tweets and emails asking why I haven't been around. I'd like to refrain from using the term 'busy' because people say that all the time, especially when you live in the city. So let's just say I have been actively involved in other things such as...
1. I'm undergoing a Personal Training course at FIT Malaysia. Classes are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am so I'm usually in bed by midnight and start my day around 7am.
2. I'm working with Maxinutrition Singapore on a project called the New Body Challenge. It is a personal challenge for people to challenge themselves for 30 days to get a New Body. Jon Lee, Paul Foster & I are going on this fitness journey together with support from Maximuscle, Maxitone and True Fitness. The progress will be documented on video (and self-portrait photos) which will later be shared at the end of the 4 weeks. I've been training hard with Adrian, my badass PT at True Fitness (Kenanga). So stoked about this, I can't wait to share the end result!
3. Getting better in the kitchen! There are plenty of good food here in Malaysia, especially in KL, but I still struggle to find healthy restaurants here so I've been spending more time in kitchen (Abs = 70% diet + 30% gym so eating clean is a very important factor of the New Body Challenge too).
4. Hosting events, castings, writing emails, planning my schedule and other household chores... Hey, somebody's gotta do it!
And another piece of exciting news... I'm moving this blog to FayHokulani.com VERY SOON! Still working on the site so once that's ready, you'll need to update your bookmarks.
So that's what I've been up to lately, if you want current updates, follow me on Twitter
Now I know you're all here to get motivated so I'll end this post with her:
Work hard for it!