Saturday, 2 June 2018

Rainy Ramadan Morning

Ramadan Kareem and greetings to dear readers

Now we are already in the middle of Ramadan. I hail Ramadan. It is special. I am thankful for the good health which enables me to fulfil my spiritual duty without any problem so far.

The only problem since the beginning of time is only waking up from a deep sleep for the sahur. :))

Sleepy dove
It was exactly a year ago that I was confronted with a worrying health issue. It jolted me from self-denial because I thought to be physically active all this while means everything was alright with my health.

And the tests confirmed a condition which supposedly required a lifetime of medication. And worse my system couldn't accept the conventional medication.

I went for the alternative treatment though it was quite costly whereas the conventional treatment would cost me very little. Paying is painful and that made me follow the advice and instructions strictly and took the supplements accordingly.

Diet and exercise and reducing body fat have to go alongside with the taking of the supplements in order to make the treatment effective. But dieting is so very difficult to adhere to. It takes great efforts to overcome food temptations, thus I hail the coming of Ramadan which can reinforce my willpower.

I still continue doing exercise when fasting. Of course, tennis, treadmilling in the gym and jogging are out. That will cause body dehydrating. I do not want to cause a commotion collapsing on the tennis court ok, but still, I don't want to be cut away from the joy of tennis, doesn't matter if it is only from the courtside.

Then what do I do to keep active and not allow the body to idle?

Swimming. Gardening. Yes. But today, Ramadan morning was raining hard :(

White lily bowed to the heavy rain
You see it is so difficult to regain the healthy condition. It takes a lot of determination to continue doing exercise and dieting and swallowing those supplements. It is so frustrating and disheartening to see the blood test result is the same as the previous one and that the needle of the scale-weight sometimes never budges. At times I feel like giving up.

But with patience and true grit, after one year, I won. My condition reverse for the better. I feel light. My health indicators are better and that includes the BMI because I have lost more than 10 kg. Yay!



  1. ada Prof . dari Jepun dapat hadiah Nobel sebab buat kajian tentang puasa ... subhanallah

    1. Thanks.
      Dapat juga sedikit sebanyak pengetahuan apabila saya google nama saintis Jepun tu. Yoshinori Ohsumi.

  2. I hv no problem to bangun sahur. Always bangun before five without the alarm clock

    1. Lucky is the one who himself can be the alarm clock.

  3. Selamat berpuasa hari ke 22 Ramadhan puan blog.

    Sihat itu adalah nikmat yang bukan semua orang dapat lebih-lebih lagi bila kita dah berusia. Semoga intheswim sihat-sihat selalu.

    Mrs. A kagum dengan Tun M dah tua-tua pun masih sihat fizikal dan mental. Bak kata Syed Saddiq Tun M tu tenaga dia macam orang umur 35 tahun yang terperangkap dalam jasad 93 tahun hehehehe...

    1. Salam balas, Mrs A.

      Terima kasih. Bila berusia kita terdedah kepada macam2 penyakit maklum lah system semua dah tak berapa boleh bertahan lagi :))

      Tentulah kagum dengan kebolehan nya. Tentu amalan budaya/gaya hidup sihat tu. Anyway kata org age is just a number.

  4. A fun to read and see post and pictures.
    I'm glad you are more healthy now. Hope it will stay so or better in the future.
    Happy fasting to you.... And take care!

    1. Thanks Jade C. Hope you too in the best of health and happiness.

  5. Very inspiring.

    I also need to reduce 10 kilogram too to look much fit and healthier.
    Hope the busy schedule will lessen and grant me more time later this year to be more active in moving the body a lot.

    1. thanks.

      Of course you too can reduce especially when you are still young, it can be faster coz metabolism still in full swing .

  6. very inspiring.. semoga awak terus sihat ye

  7. Selamat hari raya MITS. Maaf zahir dan batin.