COVID 19 in 2021 – Day 8 Isolation

I wasn’t sure on how to write this thing down in details. But I really want you to know that, getting exposed by this so popular Virus is something frightening, mentally challenging, but a blessing in disguise?

Hang on, What? Maybe I am Crazy

Thursday 28th of January 2021

I felt nothing, nothing but – feeling sluggish from the sleep deprive ( maybe i had it already by then). Feeling paranoid whenever i have to leave home for work or groceries. Stress about many things of course. Other than that, i felt nothing except my period is almost due in few days. Ha!

Went to work in my AER PRO MASK that i bought specially for teaching (cause that cost me about $2 per -mask and its non reusable), taught from 7 to 3pm, and did my rapid – antibody that came out – REACTIVE. Lalu apa? Ya seperti biasa, kirim ke Ibu Dokter yang adik sendiri. And she answered, langsung PCR Aja Kak.

My hands were shaky, sejujurnya i was shocked. I did not expect that to happen on my third day ~ back to work (ddoh!) But i Got to chill. The next thing i remember, aku texted my clients, to cancel the sessions that day. Karena Otak langsung kayak telur kocok, aku hanya tanya adikku, kemana PCR. Padahal udah tau daftar lab mana aja yang hasilnya cuss. Tapi akhirnya larilah ke RS Proklamasi BSD – yang harga PCRnya 1 juta 4 ratus (IDR 1.400.000) – Hasil keluar dalam 48 jam jo. (LAMA).

Ya sudah, saya dengan tenang nyetir sambil berdoa lihat ke langit cerah hari itu. Kalau mau tau isi doanya adalah “Tuhan, apapun hasilnya, ini udah harus saya jalani. Tolong siapin saya, bantu saya ikhlas dan selamatkan anak dan suami saya” . Ga pake nangis, ga pake mellow, aku cuss nyetir ke RS PROKLAMASI.

Di RS cukup lama ya menunggu dipanggil untuk giliran SWAB PCR yang dilakukan oleh Dr. Specialis THT yang bertugas saat itu. Aku lupa namanya, tapi aku cukup respect dengan segala penjelasan yang beliau berikan sebelum swab. Mengingat itu SWAB PCR aku yang pertama.

Okelah, mari kita colok hidungnya. Dan mungkin aku sedikit lebay pakai nafas pilates pas diambil sampel saking takutnya. Nah, satu hal yang diluar biasanya adalah, khusus hidung kiri, ketika pengambilan sample harus dilakukan dengan bantuan satu alat untuk membuka hidung kiri ku yang memang sempit dan sinus parah. Too extra ya kayaknya ribetnya SWAB kali ini.

Anyway, sepulangnya dari SWAB aku masih stay dirumah, begitu juga anak dan suamiku. Yang berbeda adalah, AKU terus memakai MASKER dan stay away dari anakku ketika aku tidak memakai mask. Jadi aku sudah beranggapan bahwa aku memang mungkin (+). Aku tidur menggunakan masker terus, aku hanya lepas ketika sudah pisah kamar di hari kedua.

Sabtu malam, Pihak RS menelepon akhirnya dan menginformasikan kalau aku positif Covid dengan kondisi CT Value di 37.7 . ( Aku bukan dokter, namun keluarga dan adik adalah dokter yang memang paham kondisi ini). Melt down, yes, nangis, yes sedikit aja.

Next thing i did adalah hubungi adikku, segera info apa aja yang harus dilakukan, salah satunya untung sudah terjadwal yakni SWAB Anak dan suami. Lalu plan ISOLASI MANDIRI (ISOMAN). Setelah adikku, segera aku menghubungi Tempat Kerja dan teman yang memang meski tidak ada close contact dengan aku tapi tetap berada seruangan. Untuk semua clients yang aku pegang di Kamis 28 January, aku segera hubungi di hari Minggu paginya via phone calls.

and the story goes… Setelah Di Hari Minggu siang, Hasil Swab Anak dinyatakan (-), Haka segera dibawa ke rumah mamaku. Kenapa begitu? Karena dirumahku tidak ada mba, dan sementara menunggu suami PCR terjadwal Senin di Eka hospital, kita ga mau ambil risk.

Di Hari Selasa, suami dinyatakan (-) Covid. Puji Tuhan. Pertanyaannya, aku ISOMAN dirumah sama suami gimana? KIta tidur pisah. Aku pinjam kamar anak (yang nantinya setelah berakhir isoman akan segera di-steril), dan selalu pakai masker ketika aku keluar kamar. Aku hanya tidak menggunakan masker ketika sedang berjemur.

Sekarang di hari ke 8, dimana dengan hasil LAB kemarin harusnya aku sudah bisa dikatakan NEGATIVE. Dan mengikuti anjuran resmi Kemenkes dan WHO, Positif CVD tanpa Gejala dapat melakukan isoman sampai 10hari terhitung dari dia dinyatakan (+) tanpa harus SWAB PCR ULANG.

Please See the link for more details on WHO https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/criteria-for-releasing-covid-19-patients-from-isolation

Dan mengingat juga saat hasil swab keluar CT Value aku cukup tinggi, dimana ukuran 35 keatas itu adalah indikasi sembuh/negative. Aku sangat optimis bisa sembuh dan meski tidak perlu PCR lagi namun aku mungkin akan ulang di Minggu besok dimana persis 8 Hari setelah aku dinyatakan (+) namun 10 hari dari tanggal pengambilan sample.

Untuk Guideline di INDONESIA – SESUAI ANJURAN KEMENKES, Please see this Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M1E66uuCqA

FREQUENT QUESTIONS ASK

Gejala apa yang aku rasa?

Hanya lelah dan symptoms dari pre menstrual saja. Seperti capek, pegel pinggang in which normal di setiap bulannya. Aku. ngerasa ngantuk, tapi juga ini adalah efek kurang tidur yang ternyata, Insomnia (yang cukup KRONIS dan jarang aku alami) adalah salah satu gejala akibat COVID. Lelah berlebihan, yang dimana persis sama dengan tanda – tanda pre- menstrual setiap bulannya. Disini juga mungkin bertepatan sekali, karena Setelah Period aku di tanggal 2 February, aku merasa badan jauh lebih enak.

Apa Rasanya setelah dinyatakan Positif?

Banyak sekali yang nanya ini hampir setiap hari. Aku rasanya sedih di awal karena aku hanya keinget ANAK. Dan orang orang yang sempat berada disekitar aku ataupun bersentuhan dengan aku. Lebih khawatir dan akan lebih stress kalau sampai menularkan virus ini ke mereka. Which sukurnya, TIDAK, beberapa yang ada kontak terakhir dengan aku , sudah mengabari kalau mereka (-).

Selain itu rasa penasaran “DAPAT DARIMANA” itu aku cepat cepat hilang kan di hari pertama. Kenapa harus begitu? Karena memikirkan hal itu sangat membuang energi. Percuma. Karena VIRUS ini sudah sangat berani dan mudah ditularkan, sulit sekali aku mengingat kronologis, dan menunjuk suspek. Dan aku rasa, menyalahkan juga tidak ada gunanya lagi. Jadi saran aku, apabila ada dari kalian yang membaca ini dan mungkin mengenal orang yang mengalami atau sedang mengalami hal yang sama, cepet cepet belajar ikhlas.

Dapat Dari MANA? Duhhh…..Ini asli gue gimana jawabnyaaa

Nah ini lagi…KOk bisa? Kok bisa? KO Bisa? Itu berulang kali aku dengar. Namun di hari pertama aku reaktif, aku sudah tidak ingat untuk berasumsi, atau bertanya dari mana virus ini masuk. Aku yang dirumah dan kerja saja, Tidak ada dine in sama sekali, kecuali sehari sebelum aku reaktif. Itu pun hanya 45 menit. Kalau mau menyalahkan susah juga, siapa yang mau disalahkan. Malah sebelum sebelumnya, kalau dengar ada yang (+) aku suka parno, takutnya gueee yang nularin. Jadi kalau tau ada yang positif, coba kitanya mawas diri dikit juga. Karena it could be from anywhere saking merebaknya virus ini. Masker adalah satu benda yang wajib selalu kita pakai dan rutin kita ganti. Sebelum terjangkit, aku rutin mengganti masker selama bekerja, sampai akhirnya aku memutuskan memakai masker KF94 sepanjang hari, dihari aku dinyatakan reaktif (tidak berkorelasi sebab akibat). FYI, masker ini memang sangat tight fit dan bisa dipakai 36 jam. Ketat namun kita masih punya ruang bernafas.

source. AER x KTD Mask

Aku termasuk orang yang enggan melanggar protokol dan rajin berkumpul. Dirumah pun sudah dibiasakan untuk disinfek setelah kumur atau gosok gigi/toilet. Dibiasakan ketika berkumpul pun, masker wajib dipakai. Jadi benar benar hati hati. Dan juga di STUDIO pun selama 3 hari aku visit,makan siang 2x aku skip, dan 1 kali aku makan hanya sendirian saja (dimana ini hari terakhir aku kerja, di hari aku jalani test rapid).

Lalu APA aja jadinya OBAT atau SUPPLEMENT yang dikonsumsi?

  • Vit C 2 x 500 mg – Sebenarnya ini sudah rutin dikonsumsi jadi dilanjutin saja.
  • Vit D 2x 5000IU
  • ZINC
  • Melatonin 3mg – Double Dose (karena dibeberapa orang, insomnia kerap dialami)
  • LIANHUA 4 Kapsul x 3 / hari – hanya selama 3 hari
  • Vit B Complex – Melanjuti sehari hari
  • AIR PUTIH – im a water person, jadi ga sakit aja minum air putihnya banyak. Kali ini bisa sampai 3 liter perday.
  • Azithromycin – Antibiotik

Mental HEALTH:

Karena sungguh ini virus sama mental amat sangat bertentangan, maka aku putusin untuk disable my IG account for temporary. Kenapa? Pertama karena banyak hal ngaco yang aku kadang mau ga mau baca. Soal COVID aku hanya percaya dokter yang benar dokter di keluargaku. Yang menangani, dan melewati Virus ini tentunya. Kedua, aku ga kangen sama sekali buka IG, dan dengan begitu banyak DM yang akhirnya masuk, memberi pertanyaan yang sama, apa yang harus kujawab? Karena selain bagaimana kondisi aku, darimana aku dapat virus ini aku beneran ga tau. Dan sudah bukan saatnya perlu tahu, hanya perlu melawan dulu virus ini. Karena menyalahkan juga ga da gunanya. Mental Health disaat kita sehat – semasa pandemi – aja udah sangat diuji. Apalagi ketika kita terpapar bung, setengah mati jaganya. So do what you have to do. If you feel like turning your phone is the best thing, then do it. Unfollow, Blocked, whatever necessary for your health. Mine is sure, disabled my account and not seeing any COVID Related news or whatever, is the best decision.

Daily LIFE Experience:

Ups and down. Hari hari gila marah marah ke suami, Tapi dia masih ada nemenin dirumah. Dan memang di hari ke empat my period started. My Body feels better. Lighter. Mood juga jadi lebih baik. Overall it was better. Hampir setiap hari dibanjiri paket dari banyak orang baik:) Kiriman supplemen, desserts, Buah buahan, makanan, dan banyak sekali kebaikan yang aku dapat.

Sekarang aku menghitung hari untuk sembuh dan bisa ketemu anakku. Melalui Blog ini, aku hanya bisa menyampaikan bahwa setiap orang deal dengan situasi ini berbeda beda. Aku santai, berusaha IKHLAS dan sekali lagi, legowo. Ga penasaran dapat virus darimana, tapi hanya berjuang mau sembuh. Karena sekarang aku sadar, HIDUP SEHAT itu ga selamanya bebas dari sakit. Tapi HIDUP sehat itu yang bisa jadi tameng ketika kita sakit. Karena kalau ga begitu, kita punya apa untuk bertahan?

Dan selalu pakai masker, berpikir, kitalah yang membawa virus. Humble aja sedikit, instead of thinking kita ga bakalan kena, mawasnya it can happen to anyone of us. It knows no race, blood type, this virus is real. Tidak menanam paranoia, namun tetap waspada.

Till then,

xx

Kisah Sirkumsisi Fimosis Anak Bujang

Helloow, It’s been too long banget terakhir aku nulis soal KURUMI di tahun 2019 lalu! Kok bisa begitu? Seperti tidak ada niat sekali aku membuat blog yah.

Tapi sesungguhnya, banyak hal yang sudah terlewati di 2019 yang memang kurang memotivasi aku untuk berbagi info, review dan sebagainya.

Lack of confidence, lack of motivations and many things:) Anyway,, kali ini aku mau share soal perjalanan sirkumsisi Haka dengan kondisi Fimosis.

Salah satu alasan kenapa akhirnya aku mau menulis ini adalah karena semasa persiapan operasi, aku cukup kesulitan mendapat informasi dan review soal proses sunat fimosis ini di google. Agak down karena aku mikir, apa jangan – jangan yang ngalamin itu dikit?

Semua dimulai dari 2019 ada keluhan dari Haka sebanyak 2kali. Ketika berkemih, kemaluannya mulai ngilu atau sakit katanya. Dan sebenarnya Haka sudah terdeteksi fimosis semenjak bayi dulu. Ketauannya karena penisnya merah. Dan menurut DSA nya pada saat itu, Haka memiliki suatu kondisi yang disebut FIMOSIS.

Fimosis ini lengkapnya boleh dibaca di artikel ALODOKTER.COM/fimosis ini FIMOSIS

Namun saat itu aku ga tega aja nyunat Haka bayi, jadi aku giat bersihin penis Haka selepas pipis. Ya 9 tahun berlalu, Haka pastinya sudah besar kan. Jadi dia yang tanggung jawab sendiri akan kebersihan tubuhnya.

Tapi salahku, dia ga aku bimbing.

Akhirnya awal January aku langsung cari Dr. Spesialis Bedah anak di Eka Hospital.  Ini aku putuskan karena RSnya terdekat dari rumah. Ketemulah Dr. B.R.M Sarsono Sp.B /Sp.B A .

Beliau rupanya satu satunya Spesialis bedah Anak disitu, dan jadwal beliau praktek hanya 3 Kali seminggu dan hanya 1 jam slotnya.  Jadi kalau mau booking ke beliau, booking jauh jauh hari ya, jangan harap on the spot bisa dapat slot.

Ketika Dr. Sarsono exam Haka, beliau menyarankan untuk segera dilakukan tindakan SUNAT yang Konventional masuknya ya. Bukan laser bukan klam. Yakni Bedah Kecil. Saat itu aku masih ga paham, tapi aku manut. Karena ini yang terbaik buat si Haka. Dan pastinya, aku mau prosedur yang paling AMAN! Dr. Sarsono juga menjelaskan berbagai prosedur Sunat yang makin modern, hanya saja untuk kondisi seperti Haka yang Fimosis, sunat modern tidak memungkinkan.

Sebenarnya kenapa begitu?

Karena tahapnya. Haka harus “dikelet” kulit di kulupnya lalu ditarik dan dijahit layaknya sunat.-Pada saat itu, aku sama sekali ga punya gambaran. Googling dan cari cari artikel yang jelaspun ga ketemu yang detail. Buka YouTube – Ga beraniii nontonnya. Akhirnya aku pasrah aja sambil nyiapin mental dan kondisi Haka.Apa aja sih yang harus dipersiapkan?

1. Tanggal dan rencana Rawat. Ini sudah pasti sih, pre – admission bagi yang punya Asuransi pasti paham banget prosesnya. Disini kita siapin tanggal yang ditawarkan dokter dan kita pilih di haris Kamis, 30 January. Hal ini juga berpengaruh ke jadwal masuk sekolah Haka yang lagi aktif aktifnya Ulangan Harian. Kita berharap Haka ga perlu juga terlalu lama bolos ataupun dibebani dengan PR/ Susulan.

 

2. Biaya!Untuk Tindakan Haka di Eka Hospital, masuknya jenis Bedah Kecil dan terhitung sebagai One Day Care (ODC) .Untuk beberapa perhitungan ,,ODC itu lebih mahal ya. Kisaran harga di Eka Hospital bermula di 14jutaan. Rinciannya bisa tanya sendiri ke RS. Ini Belum termasuk persiapan Operasi yakni Photo Thorax dan Cek darah + Biaya Konsul untuk Rujukan Tindakan Operasi dari Spesialis Anak.Yes…semua harus dicek dan ditoleransi oleh Spesialis Anak

3. Siapkan Celana Khitan!Alias celana Batok. Dan make sure punya sarung ya. Karena kenyataannya si Haka menolak pake Batok karena begitu keluar Ruang Op. Dia kesakitan

4. Mentaldan Fisik anak dan ortu.Hal ini karena 3hari berturut turut kita bolak balik RS untuk cek semua persyaratan Operasi. Test lab, thorax dan Konsul Spa. Kondisi ortupun wajib Fit. Karena menunggu dan menjaga pasca operasi itu takes a whole lot of energy.-PascaOperasiHeres the truth yang Haka approve aku untuk share.

Apa beda sunat fimosis dengan sunat biasa? Kenyataanya,pada saat 10hari merawat luka Haka. Penis Fimosis yang disunat itu ibarat mengalami rekonstruksi. Habis habisan, jadi please mom, kalau anaknya nangis, jangan sampai kita bentak atau omelin. Janganpun kita sampai bilang…kamu sudah besar, masa nangis?Y ou have no idea how they felt. Haka shock berat akupun begitu. Simply karena melihat luka terbuka yang bener bener “kacau”

Merawatnya gimana?

Cukup bersihkan dengan air bersih diperas dari kain kasa. Tidak ada sentuhan sama sekali ya si penis dengan kasa apalagi kapas. Please jangan! Karena “koreng” ini sedang memproduksi jaringan seperti lendir dan “sariawan’ kelihatannya. Dan itu harus selalu steril. Rutin dikasih salep yang diresepkan dokter. Please juga jangan maksa pake Petroleum Jelly. Karena salep ini bersifat antibiotik juga.

Berapa Lama sih Luka pulih?

Luka pulih sepenuhnya kurang lebih 10 hari. Tergantung juga sama gizi anak ya. Aku perhatikan kalau Haka makannya lagi bagus, tiba tiba progres tumbuhnya jaringan kulit langsunv kebut semalam. Entah sih apa kaitannya, tapi aku percaya,

GIZI itu terpenting!-

Sekian dulu ya share ku soal Sunat Fimosis. Boleh banget tanya tanya Via DM Instagram atau email. Aku senang hati akan berusahan menjawab ya.Nah untuk pertanyaan…haruskah Fimosis Disunat? Yes. Sebaiknya YES. Karena resiko infeksi dan kesulitan berkemih anak yang jadi menderita karenanya. Terlepas dari tradisi, Sunat itu sebenarnya baik.Xx

Vegan Body Facts You Probably Know Already

Most people i met have the impression that vegans and plant-based eaters are too thin, weak, frail or look sickly.

This is far from true. Vegans are much more likely to be fitter and trimmer than non vegans, that’s probably where the idea of skinny sickly came from. But vegan athletes abound and excel in the sports world. Some of our greatest athletes have followed a completely plant-based diet. Have you check Serena Williams?

Vegan does do a body good and your physique wont suffer from the new way of eating. It will almost certainly improve.

Vegan Diets provide nutritional benefits in abundance. If you could do some research, you’d know that the amount of protein in Red Beans are most likely the same as red mead but Red beans contain 0 cholesterol and more or healthy vitamins and iron.

This translates into a body that is a lean, mean, vegan machine. Vegan diets are lower in Fat than other Kinds of vegetarian and animal based diets. Plant foods are rich in fibers and often lower in calories, which assist in weight loss. The evidence exists that, due to their low-fat and high carbohydrate diet, vegans have higher metabolic rates than people who consume animal based foods.

A higher Metabolic rate means

you’re burning calories faster, which is good for weigh loss.

A Tea, and This for Lunch is only for IDR 11000 or maybe around 8cents

So I’d like to share you my real testimony from not eating animal products, i can say 95% Animal Free.

i feel better. my skin is never been this healthier, I’ve been sick free for almost 6 months. When i normally being sick While having my PMS. That will include a chronic Sinusitis and Cramps.

This which i believe, because plant based diet is full of fiber that help flush out toxins, keep foods digesting properly.

I could run faster, i could rest better and my digestion, oh well what can i say, way way better.

This i write, without any judgement to non vegans. It’s just something i want people to understand that veganism does a body good. And its very worth to keep on doing.

xx

Source and References :
1. Vegan Itu Mudah
2. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennet and Ray Sammartano

Change Your Behaviour, To Change Your Body

Behavioural Change.

That would be my answer to everyone who came to me, asked me how to lose weight, how to be in shape.

First, I won’t respond much if there are people ask me, how to have six pack. Because that should not be a guarantee of someone’s fitness level.

Being fit, with an ideal BMI and ideal shape is actually start with a self-discipline.  What do you want? For how long do you want to be in shape, in good health. How bad do you want to influence the other people around you?

Because being healthy and fit has a ripple effect. If someones succeed in losing their weight and shape their body, people will want their method. But in another case, if it doesn’t work, people will just not buying ANYTHING about diet or fitness. And that is sad.

My work is open to the public. Noticed by the public, by people. Those who came to my class would want results, those who trained with me, demand result. But my focus is one.

To change their mindset about FIT and change their behaviour in life.

You can’t always be fit, be in shape, why? We will face some obstacles such as, sickness, injured, family problems, work problems that lead us to stress. Why didi say that? Because that is just simply the truth about life that I won’t hide nor promise those who follow me, won’t face that.

So what exactly that behavioural changes?

Do you remember your New Years resolutions? Do you keep track on that? Have you experienced obstacles up until today, the 6th month of the year? Will you keep up? If something did not work, would you change your technique and method?

So you see, making a lasting change in behaviour is rarely a simple process and usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort, and emotion.

Stage 1: Are you ready to change? 

Where you are right now? Measuring your body weights, your measurements, knowing your body fat percentage and take note on your goal is a one step to change already. Before you set goals like I’ve posted before in Understand Our Body before Our Diet, you need to study yourself, consult your current condition to the expert. Once you get your numbers, percentages, start setting your goal.  But it must be a realistic one.

Example, if currently, your BodyFat percentage is 20-23%, don’t target or set it to 5% as it will make you an underweight – unhealthy person. A 15% for the next 3-6 months is a realistic one.

The next thing is, before you take the change, start focus ON YOURSELF. No other people. I Mean, don’t compare yourself to those Athletes, Fitness Models or Celebs you follow on Instagram. Not even a friend who might be doing the change for them self. It a reminder that you need to always remember. Yourself. Because seriously, when the obstacles come, the least you want to to is giving up after comparing your result to someone else’s.

Stage 2: Start Planning and Take Action

Either you book online personal training sessions, or you sign up a gym membership, buying a fitness app, you need to be set a plan for at least a month. Short term plan is better than long-term plan – sometimes. Why? In the middle of your fitness journey, you will adapt, and change, and you will want to keep changing. You don’t want to be flat and stagnant. Be open for any type of exercises, workout. Review your method and diets. But before all of that, planning for a short term is good. Now, it doesn’t mean you have to change your PT every month, no, stay committed. But open to ideas and some adjustments.

Take action.

Example, early this year, I set my self, to run 3 times a week. I Set my Google Calendar, and it constantly reminds me every day. When I did not feel like running, like it or not I will still have to run 3 times a week. So that means, I might have to change my schedule. I want to run, so the first thing I did was, SET MY SCHEDULE. And follow it. Its the integrity that I’m willing to commit to.

Recommended Fitness Apps for FRee

  1. Nike Training Club
  2. My Fitness Pal
  3. Headspace
  4. Freelectics Bodyweights

I still use NTC for most of my workout. You can track and record your workout in it. I actually a bit shame if I found my self-absent from it .IMG_6542

Step 3: Commit!

Commitment is way more important than extra supplements or dozens of superfoods you take to create a healthy change.

With Commitment, you will manage your self to explore new things, dare to train hard, dare to try more than just one specific workout. You will hungry for knowledge, more training and easy meal prep without breaking your bank. The key is to have the habit change to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

You will change your TV time late night with an early bedtime. Your window shopping time to jog around the neighbourhood. Your sugar with molasses or stevia. Your hamburger to a pure lean meat or veggie burger with natural salt. Your morning coffee to a quick 20 minute HIIT workout. 

The bottom line, being FIT and in shape is more than just the eye. It’s about your mind and self-discipline. Its way more about long-term adaptations. You need to change the behaviour and set your mind for a change. It will take you 1 month to begin these 3 steps. To commit for a month is an awesome job already. Imagine months and year living a healthy life.

 

Does Detox Diet Work?

People are often question the detox diet promotes by certain juice company.

They offer variety of juices , and they targeted people who wants to lose fast. But does it work? Since our body is naturally gifted with liver and sweats. Yes, we all know the function of our liver and why we sweat during workout. It’s all a detox process.

It takes a lot longer for the liver to remould itself and recover from chronic injury,  and studies repeatedly fail to show a benefit oh a short term detox diets. Detox diet reboot your taste buds and cleanse your intestines, so you can actually return to food free of allergies and with a heightened appreciation of simple and beautiful real foods (not drugs or teas). Processed foods wreak havoc on the liver, which has no way to understand how to metabolise them  – except to treat them like toxins themselves.

It is good for short term, to confess it is help your system to reset it self from processed unhealthy foods. But for long term, you probably will experience mall-nutritions or even suffer from liver damage. 7 days is the average people would detox. Fasting is part of detox as well, and that on apply if….you consume whole foods during your fasting – break. Water intake is important during detox. It helps your to diminish those toxins out through your….poo time:)

It is normal to wanting to cleanse and reset your system. But you gotta do it right and balance. My suggestion is to consult with a doctor or nutritionist. And don’t focus on losing your weight in which you probably will. But focus on how it will affect and change your body better.

xx

Britt

 

 

Source: Dr.Oz You: The Owner’s Manual

Why Warm Up Before Exercise is Important?

Preparing your body for exercising is necessary. And we have to do it both inside and out. Fuel in the body with good nutrition, as for me what works best before workout is Protein Intake. Thats for the inside, for the energy.
Let’s talk about the outside, which is warm up.

Several times, i would mention how important it is to come to my class earlier so they could do a proper warm up. Now it’s not only about discipline or mandatory by rules, its for the sake of the client’s safety.

Warm up is essential. It is work to prepare your body for dynamic, energetic activity. It reduces the risks of injury, and it also improves the potential performance and maximising the health benefits for you selected workout.

The purpose of Warm Up itself is to ease both body and mind from the state of rest into a state of strenuous activity

Warm Up routine should consist of

  • A gentle loosening exercises
  • Dynamic Strecth
  • Work-Out Specific Movement/Exercise that will increase core and muscle temperature. This will helps muscle loose, supple and pliable.

A warm up should increase heart and respiratory rate to boost blood flow and supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscles. In which, helps to prepare your muscles, tendons and joints for actions.

Few Examples of Warm Up you can do

Cardio Work : Brisk Walk for few rounds till it leave your breath and heart rate slightly increase. Jogging, Skipping. Or any light 10 mins Cardio workout.

Gentle Loosening Exercise : Light Core Rotation, Light Neck rotation. Up and down movement like rolling down to fold and rolling up to stand.

Dynamic Stretch  : In warm up, its better to minimise the static stretch in which will let your muscles warm enough.

Workout Specific Exercise : For example, if you are doing a one hour dance workout, then your warm up should consist a light routine to get your muscles, joints ready. Practice your workout plan for few reps in a lighter way/or with lighter weight if you plan on weight lifting.

Even if you are not working out, you can still add warm up routine to prepare your body for the day. Try to do light jog, dynamic stretches as you woke up every morning.

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Understand Our Body before Our Diet

Having a body, means you are having a life inside you. Am I right? You feel your own body, how it works, how it survived a pain or pressures.

We all want to feel well. As a plus, we want to be fit, we want to look fit and look ok.

For me, a good-looking shape is a plus. But, the most important thing for me is how I feel about it.

Gaining weight was such a hard challenge for me. I had to add 2 more Kg’s prior to my first pregnancy, due to malnutrition. I workout 4hours a day, and I was not feeding my self well.

After birth, I was breastfeeding and extending it until Haka was 5, in a condition of a very active life. A very busy working schedule.

I was under weight, restless and not healthy at all. Because i often came home late, and having no desire on having dinner at all.

That was how hard myself was, trying to gain weights, maintain it, live it.

People often came to me, stop me and ask what I’ having for everyday meal. And even some was stocked when they caught me eating plates of white rice, normal Indonesian food, and not even worry about my weight or shape.

Most “compliment” I heard was, how lucky I am, having (well…, an almost) proportional weight.

Don’t get me wrong, most of those saying that to me, was actually in my class and they are in a nice shape as well. And…no…my body is not that easy to manage. I’ve gone through Colonoscopy during my 20s , because of these problem in my bowel movements. I had that Bulimic experience (not disease)…I had those days when my gut was just not right. So no. To me, I’m far for proportional.

When I took a personal training session, I found my body is , actually Gluten Intolerant. In which, I was actually been suffering from the effect itself for years, but never pay attention on it.

I had bread almost everyday, every morning, crackers, cake and all that stuff. Did not realize, the after effect in my body.

The effect was, My skin rash immediately, i had eczemas, it literally destroy my skin,  I feel bloated most of the time, and my face will get swollen and you will see it a.s.a.p.

One time I ate Granola, and in minutes, my face turned red, and rashes came out of it. I feel hot. And it happened in front of my friends. Get that! By mean, my temperature was rising. Turned out, it was because of the allergy to gluten in oats.

I thought Oats was healthy for me!

And with research, I found that there’s Gluten in some Oats. Eerr……

Are Oats Gluten Free? 

Above articles by Dr. Axe

So then, there was I.

A very confused, and frustrated human being.. Knowing that all of this time my diet or what so ever we call it, was actually harming my self. Regularly eating oats, granola, soy’s, red meat, whey proteins, and all that guys, Was not actually making myself better. ‘

I cant extend my favor to that food and feed my hunger over those. So I started my research. I test my self. And consult my health to the right person. I read books; I took online training and quizzes.

After while, here I am, sitting and back to my plant-based diet. In which have helped me re-shape and clearing my skin.

But I wont call it a diet. It’s a living. Diet is temporary; meanwhile, I want to feel good at all time. Until I’m old. Man, I do want to look good on my 50s. Hey!

So what exactly my point here?

When it comes to our own health, we need to stop comparing ourselves, our body, to anyone else. Human were born with different genes. For yourself sake! Please stop comparing yourself with others.

  • Understand that some people might need more carbs during their day, or another person needs more protein. And like me, I’m highly allergy to gluten. But Gluten-free diet is not always the healthiest offer. Its kind of pointless, when you live a gluten free life, but instead of changing those glutens with real food, you buy processed packed food with “gluten-free” labels on it. Not even counting or noticing the sugar in it. That’s wrong. This year to top of, I’m reducing meat or might have it fully off my meal. As well , with sugar.
  • Our Activities in a day, tell how much food for our energy source. And people activities are different. So it is important for us, to understand this first before cutting many things out of our meal.
  • Research and see the right nutritionist to assist you. Do allergy test. To find out what your body can actually accept, when you feel you’ve been having issues on your weight/ health.
  • If you thinking about losing weights or get in shape. I can only answer this with one sentence. Exercise Regularly. By mean, regularly. There’s nothing harm about exercising for your body. Really. Nothing. It helps you improve your metabolism, that will effect you system. Cardiovascular system; digestion, breathing, brain and coordination. Many things inside your body.

Exercise increase endorphin , Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energising outlook on life. – by WebMD.com

Now this is something I truly experience post running.

 

 

Exercise regularly will not only boost your metabolism, but I will give you the right shape, a better quality mental and life. Follow by the right nutrition.

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Is that mean, I have to say goodbye to my favorite Dunkin Donuts Sugar Ice with Strawberry Filling for good? NO! I still have em, probably once in few months. But still, my gut will soon react badly to them. As well with Cappucinno. Oh man!

But Whatever it is….you know your own body. You have to be ready with the consequences from what you’ve been eating. You have to accept the fact that some “processed food” gives nothing but a satisfactory feel to your health. That’s not wrong, but its not right if it goes beyond the limit.

  • Eat everything in moderate. Exercise and maintain it well. Get support and help from the right people. Enjoy live. Your life. Not others. OCD, KETO, MACROS, PALEO , Plant Based, Vegan…what ever you are eating, you are the one who can feel it and later see the result

 

Bear in mine, we have different types of body,genes, and your diets might not be mine. And mine, may not ok with your body.

But to live healthy, we need to commit to exercise and nourish ourself with the right nutrition that our body need.

Off to Sunday with my Family. I think I’ll find some Taco for the night! Yuuurrr

 

Love

B

 

 

 

How I reduce Meat and why

It’s purely a will for me right after we hit the first of January 2018. I had enough meat. And all that. I mean, i really had enough.

What was actually happened? Am i turning my self into a vegan club? Where did i get enough protein from? Will i get enough energy for my body?

The answer is : i’m still figuring out and by far, i’m good with less of it.

It started at December 2017. 31st December. We were having our family dinner. Grills, bake, fry, and even on Christmas, we had baked bacons, red meats, porks, and all that MEAT! And soon right after, i think i have had too much of meat already i no longer can take it.

Meanwhile, i was actually not a big fan of it. I love veggies, and veggies. Not much of fruits even. But even with that condition, i still can’t claim my self a vegan. Nor a vegetarian.

I gained 2 pounds. I was like. WTH?! And i felt terrible. Not because of the weight that i have gained, but more into what i’ve been feeling after having those meat inside my stomach.

So then i decided immediately on January 1st. I’m done with meat, and will try to reduce it. Instead, i eat more of vegetables, either raw or cooked. So i did.

My plan was easy, i will eat any vegetables i see, i have, Raw or cooked. Since i love salad,  bought two boxes and divide it for 4 portion of meals. I use a very small ammount of light dressing. Which is Thai Dressing, I count the sugar in it, and i’m fine with tasteless salad.

I workout regularly like wise, but i added more and more intensity. Crazy right?

The hardest thing still be the dairy intake from my coffee and protein shake. However, the amount is really small, and my body will soon react to the lactose if i drank too much of it.

So what was the main reason i reduce the meat intake?

  1. My body, my system, reacted so bad right after i eat whatever meat except fish.
  2. My skin looks horrible and i produce lots of sebum and blackheads.
  3. I had too many lipoma under my skin, and i don’t want to add another to it.
  4. My gut feels awful
  5. I have to lose some weight
  6. I cant chew, imagining i’m eating a dead body. And this is serious.

How i survive without it?

  • i prepare and eat many and many vegetables
  • i replace meat with tofu and mushrooms.
  • i crave for veggies every time, every meal time.
  • i eat every 2hours. Less rice/carbs.
  • I eat plant protein from peas, cashews, beans.
  • i drink more waters. I control my hunger.
  • I just survive it.

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It’s been 20days since i started. I feel really light, my gut system feels better. Bowel movement is even better. I’m shrinking, and happy.

I don’t feel weak, hence i feel i have more energy through the whole day.

I have lost 1 pound. But few sizes down. And i think thats good.

Now if you are looking forward to lose some and gain more energy without eating meat. I suggest you to reduce frequently. Try not to force yourself to completely cut them off your everyday meal. Try to do at least two days off meat out of 7days in a week.

Cutting meat is not only benefits your health, but also your financials. Now i am not a vegan, but if you seriously wanting a better health quality, or just wanna lose some pounds, start researching the right life style – diet for your life that is not pack with mostly meat. Instead, those raw, unprocessed food made of vegetables or plant based food, are mostly nutritious and put many benefits to your health. So why not?

2018 Goals beside wanting the Kardashian’s body (hey…i’m being Honest!) …i just want to sustain a healthy body and mind.

Here is a reference of great book i’ve read and study during my transition to plant based.

  1. Vegan Itu Mudah – Indonesian Version
  2. Dr. Oz You The Owner Manual
  3. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living
Picture Source : Pexels

 

 

Why we Run Healthy Habits in our Family and Why You Should Try too?

By now, you must have heard about people are starting to get busy with fitness, diets, superfoods!

I have my feed full of friends doing their workout or start side seeing a job in fitness. Well, it is not a new thing. Being fit should have been our first concern. Many of us have been living the sedentary lifestyle, not to blame the growth of culinary industry and malls full of cake shops here in Jakarta, or must i include…SUBURB. I saw these posts about super foods , vegan, plant based, gluten free. Kids activities, Gym, lots of things.

Meanwhile, in reality, I often see children were busy eating sweets and processed food. More often, junk food.

I highly understand and have no judgment to anyone out there who are still consuming those kind of food. And i honestly still eating it, maybe once a month or two months? For example, McDonalds. But yes, its once of every decades.

My husband is very supportive on my plant based meal and how i prep meals for the family. I prioritise veggies over meat, use spices and i don’t mind buying from the Chinese food restaurant. Yes, Chinese food are pack of veggies, fresh cooked, and taste great. My husband also restrict sausages, fries, nuggets consumption at home or for Haka’s lunch. And i highly respect that.

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And Example of an easy lunch to prepare. See my late post about this.

On how we manage our workout and staying fit is as important as our meal intake.

I workout 3 times a week minimum, and that’s outside of my regular teaching schedules which is 12 hours a week of YOGA. I run, and do lots of bodyweight functional workout. And i divide those activities and slip in to my breaks. As much as i can, i will move. 15 minutes is the minimum time.

 

While my husband , he workouts everyday and leave Saturday or Sunday to rest. But he will never skip it anywhere. Even during our holiday or trip, he would request me to find hotels that has gym in it. Swimming is not a workout for him. So yeah, GYM.

Now what about HAKA?

I have nothing to say, it is hard to keep him still. He runs, around the block, yep! The BLOCK. He play outside a lot, he do yoga with me. And its an everyday thing for him.

So what is exactly the point of this post?

As parents, and a professional, We need to stay fit, not because of our profession as fitness instructor. Well yeah of course that too. But as a parent to Haka, We both want to be a good role model to our family, our son. I do want to grow old looking good. Feeling good. Cause in a day, the things that i must complete, are basically tiring and requires fitness. Even when i was pregnant, i stay active. I chose to. I want to be able running around and play with my son. I have to be fit to be able to take care of my family, which i hope i can continue for a very long time. We want Haka to be able to maintain his healthy routine and grow up as an active and fit adult.

Me and Robin, came from a different health background but most of it…is fatal. My Late Father, died from heart attack. He Was 42. Yet, he was actually a runner, he did lots of marathon. Long run and Traditional Advance Yoga.

My father in law has his own history of diabetes, and that could land to our son. Both of it. Both Genes. So why risk it all by consuming bad food and live a sedentary life?

The best thing i could say about staying fit is just how it feels. How my skin looks, how my body feels, how i smell, and it really helps me with my bowel system and digestion.

There are so many reason for us as parents to stay fit and me as a mom, to run a healthy habits at home

  1. We are setting up a habit that our child can follow, to lead them into a healthier future
  2. Having a healthy lifestyle is actually saving lots of money. Frugal healthy living is so possible with many preparations, research and budgeting. Read this story
  3. Its an easy way to prevent sickness or even healing sickness. Try bone broth of veggie broth before any antibiotics or those immune booster.
  4. It is better to maintain, than healing or repair. Train your fitness now and everyday, so you don’t ever have to jump into a sudden high cost depressing diets.
  5. You will all be feeling better, happier, and your mood will eventually change into a better one.

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I’m sure you all have may more reasons to stay fit and having it with your family. Find one and discuss it with you loved ones. Prepare your future and start doing it asap. Its just less than two weeks to 2018.

 

Good Luck!

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Traveling Essentials #1

Sebagai seorang ibu dan istri, tugas saya mungkin mirip sama menteri negara.

Memastikan setiap bagian internal rumah tangga teratur dan terjaga. Hehehe…plus aman sentosa jauh dari kuman.

Dalam hal ini, kebersihan pun menjadi tanggung jawab saya dong, juga kesehatan anak.

Saya sering sekali bepergian, sendiri atau bersamaan keluarga.. Dan kalau road trip, ataupun keluar kota hal wajib yang harus saya adalah sabun. Kenapa sih? Pastinya sabun itu untuk membersihkan bagian tubuh dan segalanya. Anak saya si Haka punya kebiasaan eksploring yang betul betul harus diperhatikan kebersihan tangannya. Segala apapun dia berani pegang, dan Haka itu cepet lapar, jadi selepas aktifitas, langsung cari snacking apapun. Duh, kalau tangannya sehabis main kan pasti kotor, lalu langsung melahap hap. Senewen ga sih??

Nah, kali ini..sabun mini ini yang jadi andalan saya kemanapun saya pergi.

Ringkes banget, karena ukurannya itu loh.. mini, dan cukup satu tetes aja pakenya.

Saya taruh di tas Haka, supaya dia bisa selalu bersihkan tangannya dimanapun.

Lifebuoy memang terkenal sekali di masyarakat sebagai sabun antiseptik. Wanginya pun ga nyengat banget, dan tidak bikin kulit kering.

Yang juara menurut saya, packangingnya. Mini Tube. Ada juga ukuran yang lebih besar, but you know what,…kita bisa isi ulang yang mini ini juga. Jadi ga perlu bawa kemasan besar yang makan tempat:)

Harganya dibawah 15ribu Rupiah saja. Dan Karena ga selalu ada stocknya, ada baiknya beli beberapa tube untuk stock dirumah:)

Simple dan fungsional banget kan? Buat saya yang jelas berguna banget yang kayak gini-gini. Untuk si anak dan semua juga. Khawatir nya berkurang sedikit sih, tetep harus monitor dan mengingatkan untuk cuci tangan dulu. Tapi setidaknya…sedia Lifebuoy deh:)

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