Just want to rant

I’m stressed out of my wits!

With my California Fitness Bodyage Challenge winding to a close (test next week), I thought I will have more time beginning next week to rest and relax.

Sheylara at the gym

But nooooooooooooo.

My music school, The Music Lab, is putting up a student showcase on July 19. (Will post details soon.)

Rehearsals will start next week, which means I have three weeks to learn and practice playing 2-3 songs with people I’ve never met before.

My drums instructor and band director keep assuring me that it’s more than enough time to prepare but I find it impossible to believe them!!!

Sheylara at the drums

My band director says, “It’s very easy one lah. The trick is to choose popular songs so people will sing along.”


Shape Run 2009 falls on the same day as my student showcase.


And I’m flying to Kuching for a 10km mountain trekking race in exactly two weeks’ time.

Mountain trekking

And a million other small things that add up.

Gamer Girl Friday will resume next week! I’m going to Video Games Live tonight! And inline skating tomorrow!

And I’m looking forward to finally being able to break my rather strict two-month diet.

I think I’m gonna miss Dr Evil’s nagging, though.

“Drink more water! Sleep more! Eat more!”

Sheylara at the gym

“Keep your back straight. Don’t move around. We’re training your arms, not your legs! Your legs very energetic hor? You want to train your legs also? Okay, noted!”

Photos from previous session, 2.5 weeks ago.

Check this out:

Sheylara at the gym

All the fancy, high-tech equipment in the two-storey gym and he makes me do push ups on the stairway railing. O_o

You just can’t know what he’s thinking.

Laughing my way to sexy abs

An SMS conversation between my personal trainer and me:

Sheylara: Quick question. Is laughing during resistance training bad? I mean, like, could people hurt themselves?

Eric Goh: Only if you laugh at your trainer. If both trainer and client laugh, no problem.

Sheylara: What…

Eric Goh: Because if you laugh at your trainer, angry trainer will train you harder.


Why, oh why, oh why???????????!!!!


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For the record, Eric eventually gave me the correct answer.

It’s not advisable to laugh during weight training because it makes you stop breathing regularly and raises your blood pressure.

But it’s good to laugh as a workout because laughing works the abs.

Eric has been working my abs a lot because he’s a funny sort of fellow. And he makes me laugh while I’m working on my abs, which makes them cramp up so much that I want to crawl into the locker room and hide in the sauna.

Well, not really.

Laughing is fun and I’m enjoying my workouts despite having a sadistic trainer.

I’m laughing my way to sexy abs.

Random irrelevant photo.