First Half of Jan 2009


Jan 1
Jogging at Kiara Park in the evening, approximately 4 km (2 lower loops, 1 upper loop).
I might’ve pushed myself a bit too hard as I hadn’t gone jogging for quite sometime already. My shins were feeling funny when I was jogging and my calves weren’t feeling too happy either -_________-” I think I must jog a bit more regularly to get used to the pounding.

Jan 2
For time of:
60 Push Ups
50 Sumo Deadlift Highpull @ 32kg
40 Ring Dips
30 Weighted Pull Ups @ 20kg
20 Handstand Push Ups
Result: 22:59 (SDHP@20kg, 8kg)

Still can’t do full range of handstand push ups. Did sissy ones instead. Humbug -__-

‘Ma H*i’ Abs
200 anchored sit ups
150 bicycle crunches
75 leg raises
50 Russian twists
Result: 16:20 (12kg)

Death by Burpees
Result: 120

Jan 5

30 Muscle Ups for time
Result: 12:42 (assisted MUs, green band)

Need to start doing this with less resistance next time, blue band!

‘MH’ Abs
Result: 17:30 (12kg)

Death By Burpees
Result: 110

Jan 6
In 15 minutes, do as many rounds as possible of :
10 KB Swings @ 32kg
10 Double Unders/ Tuck Jumps
Result: 7 rnds (20kg, TJ)
I hate tuck jumps!! I don’t know whether its my hand foot coordination skills or what, but I still can’t master double unders. Will keep on trying cos I don’t wanna do the bloody tuck jumps anymore!

“Tabata Something Else”
Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8 intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises. Record reps from all 32 intervals.
Results: (52, 100, 109, 143) = 404

Jan 7
“J.T” 21-15-9 of:
Handstand Push Ups
Ring Dips
Push Ups
Result: 20:06 then 6-3-1 25:44

Sissy handstand push ups again! Need to gain more strength to do full on version.

MH Abs
Result: 19:57

Hmm…my time varies based on how hard I worked out prior.

Jan 11
Jogged approximately 5km at Kiara Park, 2 upper loops and 1 lower loop around 8 a.m
Went climbing at Camp5 and lead 5 routes throughout the afternoon.

Was absolutely knackered by end of the day. But realised that thanks to the Krabi trip, I’ve got a bit of balls now when it comes to lead climbing. Woot! Hope the balls stay with me throughout the year :p

Jan 12
21-15-9 reps for time of:
KB Swings @ 32kg
KB/DB Push Press @ 16kg/35lbs
Pull Ups
Result: 25:59 (swing@20kg, pp@12kg)

Prior to doing Murph, I did the above WOD and my legs were already feeling abit jelly-ish :p Reckon that the timing for Murph can be improved if I don’t do any WOD prior to it next time.

“Murph” for time of:
1.6km Run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Squats
1.6km Run
Result: 52:38

A workout for sado masochist. Torturous but disturbingly fun.

MH Abs
Result: 18:40 (12kg)

Jan 13
Weighted Pull Ups
Results: 12kg, 14.5kg, 16kg, 17kg, 18kg

3 Rounds for time of:
400m Run
50 Sit Ups (Anchored)
400 Rope Skips
Result: 35:11
The rope skips slowed me down. KNN -____-

Jan 14
For time:
15 KB Double Clean @ 24kg
30 Ring dips
12 KB Double Clean @ 24kg
24 Ring dips
9 KB Double Clean @ 24kg
18 Ring dips
6 KB Double Clean @ 24kg
12 Ring dips
3 KB Double Clean @ 24kg
6 Ring dips
Results: 16:13

Harold & Kumar. 3 rounds of;
20 ring rows(feet on 12″ box)
25 knees-to-elbows
20 push ups (feet on 12″ box)
Results: 17:04
There’s so much hanging on this workout that my forearms were pumped up by the second round. Looks easy but it sure ain’t. Enjoyed the box push ups cos I could feel it hitting my frontal delts :D Wheee!

Pictures in this post are courtesy of

  1. Mike Tee says:

    Hahahaha loved the workout comments. Funny!

  2. edrie says:

    “workout sado masochist”. O_o

    Woman, I wish I have the willpower, strength and segala kerajinan :P that you do. Thanks. I feel fatter :P

  3. Cekap says:

    Rajin gila!!!

  4. […] time of: Handstand Push Ups Ring Dips Push Ups Results: 10:12 Last time I did this workout was early¬†January. Nearly three months down the road, managed to half the time with deeper HSPU and better push up […]

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New Year, New Look


Sometime in the third quarter of 2008, I realised that while I had time to update my blog, I had not touched my website at all since it went live in late 2007.

It was then that I thought I either had to;
a) update the pictures in the website at least every 2 months to keep it fresh
b) hire a minion to do it for me (yeaaaa riiiiigghhttttt)
c) follow in the footsteps of one of my idols Jessica Claire and combine my blog and website for convenience sake.

You now know what my choice was. So, here’s a spanking new blogsite which I hope will not only be more convenient for me but for you too :)

Some new features/sections include;
Media – Narcissism. Enough said.
Booked Dates – Sorta like an online calendar so that my clients know my schedule
Testimonials – Cos like cats, I too like pats on the head and neck rubs. Purrrrrrrr.
Twitter – For bite-sized updates
Fitness – A fitness journal for the fitness junkie!

This blogsite was customised by Jing Kai of Krizalis Creative from a wordpress template. Jing Kai’s a fresh graduate who has worked on various projects and he has endured A LOT of amendments and requests from yours truly in the past two (or was it three?) months.

Jing Kai, here’s a huuuuge thank you for your patience and assistance on this :) Anyone who’s interested to get a new site design up, do contact Jing Kai at “jingkai[at]krizalis[dot]my” now before he ups his pricing. Hahahaha! Just kidding…..I think.

This blogsite is still being hosted through Density Professional and it’s on local servers. I’ve been using them since late 2007 and the service has been top-notch as I’ve also contacted them (on several occasions) in the middle of the night for tech help :p

If you wanna have a look at pictures from the past my previous sites are still up on the following links :)
Ye Olde Website
Ye Olde Blog

I hope with the new site, you’ll join me as I embark on more adventures for the spanking new year of 2009. And to celebrate, I’ll be blogging every day for the next nine days (cos 2009 mahhh ;p). Woot!


  1. Lionel Yew says:

    hey woman! recommended you to a friend up in Penang…she might be calling you soon. Her name is Wendy. See if you can help her help you ;). Anyway, just had a chance to browse thru your site…no portfolio pages one ah? How’s anyone going to see what you’re capable of? O did I completely miss those pages out? Cheers…

    BTW…Looks like leaving the three stripes did you good…you’re probably happier doing this huh?

  2. leanor valerie says:

    hi anna!! (sorry, i’m a stranger :p) waaah… finally!! a post of the year! i’ve been visitting ur blog since ur last post last year anticipating-ly for some new photos to feast my eyes…. lama juga kau punya holidays?! haha… anyways, u deserve a long, nice break though :p

    btw, lionel yew, is that wendy of penang u mentioned is wendy T? who used to study in ukm?? haha!! if that’s her…. i’m her fren too!! anna, this gal is hot!! :p

  3. Anna-Rina says:

    Lionel : Thanks for the referral. Much appreciated :) Well, as a full-time photographer I work much longer hours, have a dwindling social life and seemingly no romantic prospect in the horizon but funnily enough, I am happier now than I’ve ever been :D Haha! Weird eh?

    Leanor : Thank you for checking out my blog regularly. No laa, I didn’t holiday that long. Was only away for a week but I’ve been busy with shoots, catching up with my photo editing and also finalising this blogsite ;) Thanks again for dropping by!

Because I Like Working Out…


…..I decided to have a mini blogsite to keep track of my fitness regime. I’ve got a few fitness goals for 2009 and hopefully by keeping track of what I do, I’ll be able to train towards achieving these goals :)

Some of these goals include;
– quitting smoking (I’m on day 12 now. Wish me luck!)
– completing a 10km run in 55 minutes by April ’09
– getting ACE Personal Trainer certification by July ’09
– participating in the half marathon category of Borneo International Marathon in Oct ’09 and finishing it within 2 hours
– lead climbing a 6B route outdoor by middle of 2009

I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve been asked by friends and even strangers why I would wanna train till my arms are bulky or why I work out as much as I do. Frankly speaking, half the time I feel like replying them “Cause I like muscles maaaa!”. A friend told me I should say, “Cos I don’t wanna be fat like you!” :p LOL!

Well, you can read a blog post I wrote in my previous blog here for a general idea on what my standard reply would be ;)

My workout locations include;
– Kiara Park in TTDI
Pushmore Fitness Centre, Merchant Square
Camp 5 Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, 1 Utama

I try to workout every single day. So when I say all I do is work or workout, its partially true :p Yes, I do try to workout even when I have shoots or when I’m bogged down with a lot of editing work. Working out is such a big part of my life that I feel funny when I don’t workout for a couple of days.

Besides sharing my love of photography on my blogsite, I hope to inspire people to pick up fitness as part of achieving a healthier lifestyle as well :) Woot!

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