So it begins… another day and another adventure…
Somewhere wild and untouched, the trees grew recklessly on gravelled paths as I began my journey… first steps and many that followed as if I was on a walkabout.
The rockiest roads, I was not skipping my way through this one. It was well balanced beneath my feet. Like toddler’s first steps until I discovered the stream. The glacier flows all this way not just to fill my cup but my heart with the joy of transcendence.
The journey continues, for the best is yet to come…
This looked like a bad construction site! I climbed to rocky hills to get to the most beautiful sight.
Blåvatnet or Blue Lake named for ( can you take a guess…? ) being the bluest lake! So rich in minerals, the water that flows from the glacier. And freezing cold! That 4 kilometres walk was so worth it!
The Batu Caves is a limestone hill. It got its name from the river ( Sungai Batu in the Malay language ) and is the tenth ( Patthu – in the Tamil language ) which translates to the Tenth Cave.
Dedicated to Lord Murugan belonging to the Hindu religion, Batu Caves is located in the state of Selangor Darul Ehsan, which in Arabic means Abode of Sincerity. Devotees climb 272 steps each year for the festival of Thaipusam, which is celebrated during the full moon of the Tamil calendar ( January / February ).
The Golden statue of Lord Murugan is approximately 42.7 m high and the tallest in the world!
The 15 m Hanuman statue at the entrance of Hanuman Temple located to the left of Batu Caves. You see him standing tall before reaching the Ramayana Cave. If you notice, the Hanuman is ripping his heart open, and you see Rama and Sita, to whom he was loyal and devoted.
Statues inside the cave that depicts the mythology of the Hindu religion.
Just a walk around the caves. Some animals in the park for tourists.
The most difficult of cardio for me – rowing machine! But, it is a great exercise equipment which targets the whole body and a must do for weight loss, toning up and to build muscles in your body.
Ever since I started gymming, the rowing machine has played a massive role not only on the above mentioned for its benefits, but also to build stamina, increase energy and build endurance.
As I suffered knee pain due to weight gain years ago, running and cycling was not an easy task. I often skip the treadmill and bikes fearing the pain it caused during and after my workouts.
Since my fitness journey was all about weight loss, muscle gains and toning up – I was introduced to the rowing machine by my Personal Trainer.
Practise makes perfect! And months after rowing and slowly introducing running, I lost a lot of weight! And I have a soft spot for this amazing machine.
If you’re looking to add more cardio in your workout routine, get straped to the rowing machine in your local gym and feel your heart rate increase the flow of oxygen in to your lungs!
Share with me your fitness goals and journey. Let’s get healthy together! 😊💪🏽