It was nothing at first, the challenge to climb our country’s little hill, the Bukit Timah Hill, I’m not much of a climber I’ll admit that. In fact, stair climbing is most definitely not my favorite past time. But J told me otherwise. She said it’s nice. Okay.. A challenge to myself indeed. To climb this hill and hopefully more of other hills/ mountains in time to come.
Hope I’ll do fine.
The sight was breath taking indeed. The first 50-100 steps will most definitely take your breath away. Steep it was! As I walked up slowly, I could feel my thighs waking up from their slumber, cursing and swearing at me for taking another step forward, my lungs open up more, as I take deeper slow long breaths, no doubt the beginning was very much the hardest. And after that steep slope, the rest was pretty much just a stroll in the park.
There I met people of all ages. From the young kids to elderly just coming for a morning stroll. Quite a number of them had walking sticks. Interesting indeed.
My mind brings me to the time some of my friends told me about a friend of mine who almost threw up climbing up this hill. I was wondering where did it occur. As my slow steps bring me to higher and greater heights, my friend J, kept me company through out, smiling and talking to me, keeping my mind away from the height of the hill. Thanks to her, I managed to climb to the top.
It took me just after 20mins to reach the peak. Where the rock stood with white paint stating the to be the summit and how high it was. 160 meters above the ground. No offense but I didn’t really feel anything. Yes I felt a great sense of accomplishment. But not much aching or pain. Perhaps the morrow would I then find out how much I have been torturing my own carcass.
It’s been a week since I last had rice or noodles. Yes I’ll admit, I had consumed stuff like curry puffs and lup cheong but that was it, not in large amounts. And it was just that once. Not forgetting the cup of sugarcane and the Siew yoke I had for lunch. Other than that, it was just meats and vegetables and biscuits with peanut butter. Hmm
Since it was a week, I decided to reward myself with some marche. Rosti and German course sausage along with a cesear salad. Nice and very filling. Strange coz my tummy felt full quickly。
Moving back to my original goal, having to lose 5kg in 2 months. Honestly, I feel my tummy going down a little. I should not feel overjoyed if not, I’d feel happy and go back into my over indulgent eating habits, of which I really don’t want to anymore.
Hope to climb more hills and perhaps mountain kk when time is ripe.