I could not resist these shoes when I walked into the New Balance Factory Outlet. I already own an orange pair of NB Minimus trail shoes, and love the lightweight, comfort and fit, so when I saw these on sale, I had to get other colours.
My wife asked if I was taking up running. I muttered something and pretended I didn't hear it. But it looks like there is no escape from regular exercise, since I already have the shoes for it (more than three pairs, in fact).
At around the same time I got my new kicks, I suffered a pretty bad case of gastritis. Maybe it was work stress, or maybe it was the irregular meals, or maybe it was having to wake up early in the morning for a new family routine, but my tummy decided to protest. And boy, did it protesteth much.
My family doctor said my stomach is not fully healed from the Helicobacter pylori attack I had some months ago (I even needed a colonoscopy for it). She gave me some meds and told me I needed to change some of my eating habits. Shucks, but I love my spicy food and the little bits of crunchy lard in my bak chor mee leh.
Just as well, HPB started the 1 Million kg Challenge (www.millionkg.sg) to encourage Singapore to lose 1 million kilograms collectively through healthy food choices and exercise. And to make it more interesting, DanielFoodDiary, Mr Miyagi and I will be competing in the HPB #1mkg Blogger Challenge, to see how many people we can get to sign up*. Use my referral link here: http://bit.ly/1nfuDQc or click on the badge at my sidebar to sign up on the 1MKGC portal and I will get the referral points.
Why help me get referrals, you ask? Because the loser of this Blogger Challenge will need to do a forfeit. And who doesn't want to see Mr Miyagi don spandex and do some hot yoga, right? I will even help him choose the spandex (I think something neon pink will be very fetching on Mr Miyagi's finely sculpted body).
Our mentor is Dr Leslie Tay, better known as Mr ieatishootipost. He will give us great tips on how to be healthy while telling us about the wonderful chendol he just had. It is a twisted move on HPB's part, methinks.
I hope to shed some of the kilograms I gained when I turned 40 (I call it the Eldershield Curse) and gain some energy back too. I have a lot more on my plate these days and it doesn't hurt to be fitter and more awake.
The #1mkg Blogger Challenge will last from 12th March to 30th March, so what are you waiting for? Click on my referral link and sign up for the 1 Million kg Challenge now! Remember: Miyagi in tights doing hot yoga!
*Minimum system requirements: participants must be between 18 and 64 years old, and have an existing BMI of between 18.5 to 37.4