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This is a Tips on Tuesdays - nadnut pretends to act knowledgable and impart some tips. entry under my themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

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You've probably seen this around a couple of times but have no idea what was going on. You've been to cafes where they placed probably a lemon, cucumbers or even strawberries in their water and you thought it was interesting and didn't think much about it.

But actually those places have been doing it right all along!

Disclaimer: Okay, to be honest, I don't know how legit these sources are but they sound right to me. Apparently fruit-infused water helps for weight loss, detoxes the body and flushes out toxins.

Personally to me, I drink it cos it gives a bit of a kick to boring plain water and it does taste refreshing!

I read from Buzzfeed, a few different suggestions of how to jazz up your water!

1. Strawberry, Lemon and Basil.

2. Orange and Blueberry.

3. Watermelon and Mint

4. Citrus and Cucumber

5. Strawberry, Lime and Cucumber

6. Citrus and Cilantro

7. Rosemary and Grapefruit

8. Raspberry, Rose Petal and Vanilla. (Very interesting combi!)

9. Blueberry and Lavender

10. Cantaloupe Agua Fresca with Honey and Mint

11. Kiwi and Cucumber Agua Fresca

12. Honeydew & Raspberry Agua Fresca

13. Watermelon Coconut Agua Fresca

14. Champagne Mango and Lime

For more information on those recipes above, do check out the Buzzfeed article here.

So basically, some tips here!

1. Be adventurous. To me, there are no hard and fast rules. I just dump whatever fruits that I have that day into my water!
2. Use lots of ice. I love my water ICY cold and I feel that it tastes much better!
3. Muddle it. Some of the fruits and/or herbs taste best when muddled. Usually I'll use a spoon and press down a bit for it to release their 'flavour'.
4. Put it in the fridge. I personally would leave it in the fridge for about an hour for the infusion to take place. Let it "marinate" for a while.
5. Remove the skin. The first time, I didn't remove the skin. I would encourage you to remove it to prevent that bitter taste from the peels.
6. Have fun! If it doesn't work out, don't give up, try a different concoction!

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This is my ex-colleague's and my concoction! We used lemon and oranges! I loved the concoction, it was extremely zesty! I think this is a good way to get people who hardly drink plain water (You'll be surprised to find out that there are a LOT of people like that!) to well, drink plain water!

 

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Pro tip! I learnt this from my ex-colleague Christine! Frozen grapes ARE FREAKING AWESOME! Such a yummy snack! Try it!

Do you have other interesting recipes for fruit-infused water? Or any fun ways of incorporating fruits in your diet? Do comment here pls! I'll love to find out more!

Till the next Tips on Tuesdays entry!

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It's been a while since my last yoga update but I have to be honest, I been rather naughty. I was so busy with wedding planning that I neglected going to Updog Studio for weeks before my wedding.

Boy did I regretted it.

I felt sluggish, bloated and cranky. Honestly speaking, yoga really calms me down. When I feel very pekchek, a good yoga lesson banishes all worries away.

Now that I'm back yoga-ing, I feel so much happier! Seriously!

A month or so ago, I brought the c(hubby) for a trial lesson at Updog Studio Big Splash. Like all the men I brought to Updog Studio previously, he had the misconception that yoga was a "stretch here stretch there" and "won't burn much unlike cardio" type of sport. The c(hubby) loves sports, he loves football, running and high impact sports. But he was up for a challenge when I told him yoga isn't how he perceived it to be.

AND of course, bribery works. :p

Let's just say a "happy wife = happy life". HAHAHAHAHAHA.

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Before yoga, the mandatory meal. MUST eat the maggi mee goreng. Happy c(hubby)!

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I used to be a member of California Fitness at the Somerset location long long time ago (taken over by H&M) and I'm extremely pleased to be back!

Will be checking out the classes soon!

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Recently visited the Taka branch and I am extremely excited! It's been a while since I went to a gym and I can't wait to get back in the groove!

Any California Fitness members here? What's your favourite location and class? Let me know!

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So it's been more than a month since I took up yoga at Updog Studio! I always try to get friends and colleagues to go down with me as I prefer to practice Yoga with a friend!

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Technically, we do our own 'thang' but it's always more fun! Plus, you can spend time having dinner or catching up with friends!

I got some of my colleagues down one weekday to try out an one hour session of Hot 26 with me!

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I have male colleagues who scoffed at the idea of Yoga. They thought that it was a 'stretch here stretch there' activity. HAHHAHAAA.

They were in for a treat that day!

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With Daryl and Emily who are not first timers to Yoga. Daryl has taken up Yoga before with his sisters. Reagan and Zacky, who are avid runners, Shen who spends time at the gym with the machines, Samantha, hot mama who doesn't fancy exercise that much but yet maintains her great figure plus BFF, who you guys should recognise by now!

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Time to work out!!! My top says #1 Workout. LOLOLOL.

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All in one row!

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With ze BFF!

Hot 26 is basically traditional Hot Yoga which incorporates 26 postures and two breathing exercises. Perfect for beginners.

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The after picture.

Some of my colleagues found it really hard. The heat, coupled with stretching and coping with one's breathing may seem quite daunting and difficult for beginners. But personally to me, it's always about challenging yourself and giving 101%.

For beginners, do remember not to push yourself if you can't bear anymore. Our instructors always tell us to rest and do an easier position if needed. The heat is hard for some to bear, so always remember to control your breathing.

Till now after like more than 10 lessons, I still do the beginner poses unless I feel that I can cope. While I try pushing myself, I know my limit too.

And I love it.

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I'm used to the heat now. And I enjoy my lessons tremendously.

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And yes, the workout #ootds still continues.

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I still find it difficult trying to master certain positions but I try my best.

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Even if I can't keep my balance. LOL.

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Far from perfect, far from ideal. But one day, I'll get there.

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Can't master the crow :(

I enjoy Yoga so much that I practice it outside the studio at times...

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At a girly bunkation with the girls. In jeans. WTF was I thinking?

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At Phuket during our 1 year wedding anniversary.

Thank you Elaine for being my inspiration and introducing me to the world of Yoga. Running will always be my first love but Yoga is a close second.

I believe it is important to take up a sport that you enjoy. It is afterall but a lifestyle change, no?

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