Breakfast

My breakfast today consists of a small bowl of Amazin’ Graze salted Gula Melaka granola with Yoplait vanilla yoghurt, a banana, half an avocado, an orange and a small cup of coffee. Also popped 3 caps of Super Lutein, my most trusted antioxidant and vitamins for my eyes.

This is my typical breakfast on most days.

Once in a blue moon, I get to indulge in my favorite childhood Indian dessert ~ Putu Mayam,  if I happen to catch the Putu Mayam seller when I buy the newspapers at 7  in the morning.  The seller will give me extra freshly grated young coconut and palm sugar at no extra cost.   You must be wondering why Health Freak Mommy is tucking into such empty calories but how can I resist it?!  Putu Mayam is a combo of my favorite things (coconut, meehoon and palm sugar) packaged into one! This definitely won’t hurt!  Plus point ~ Putu Mayam is one of the most magical and economical foods in the whole world. It’s a no-frill, no chi- chi delicacy.  Two pieces only cost RM1.20!!   Can you believe it?  I wonder how much the poor seller makes in a day selling Putu Mayam and Vade. Now bring on the old strap bag and dig into a stack of Putu Mayam babe. Any time of the day!!

On some mornings, I hang out at the kopitiam with the hubs, mil and Drama Queen to feast on Malaysian hawkers fare.  I normally enjoy a bowl of keto minced pork noodles or pan mee with vegetables and eggs, minus the noodles.  Sometimes I have tomyam noodles, without the noodles. When I crave for some carbo, I take a pinch of vermicelli from the stall and tell the seller that I only want this much of noodles, which is just a forkful of vermicelli. My milk tea is sans sugar too and sometimes less sugar.

On some cheat days, after a good workout, I pop some of these Royce maccha almond chocolates into my mouth after my breakfast! *swoon*

The sil from Hong Kong got this box of Royce chocolates for me when she visited last month. Best chocolate in the world, after Whittakers! In my world 😋

Be A Self-Starter & Move Your Career Forward

Life is all about meeting goals; it’s about finding a way to reach those milestones that you have set for yourself. Of course, sometimes those milestones are not within easy reach and reaching them is far from easy or straightforward, is it? That’s why when it comes to reaching certain goals it’s essential to be a self-starter and work out a way to achieve your goals on your own, such as when it comes to your career, for instance.

Whether you are already working in your desired field or are working in another field, it doesn’t matter, you may not be getting the career opportunities that you want or deserve from your employer. If you realize that this is happening, you have two options: you can either keep doing what you’re doing and make no changes or you can opt to take a more proactive approach to your career and start taking steps that will help you to move your career forward and meet your career goals.

Wondering how you can become a self-starter and actually start moving your career forward and achieving those career goals? Then have a read of this!

Get the qualifications that you need
First and foremost, it’s essential that you make an effort to get the qualifications that you need to advance your career. If there’s an area that you want to go into but you don’t have the training, skills or experience to do so, how can you expect your career to grow and improve. That’s why, if you want to reach your career goals, you need to take steps to gain the qualifications that you need.

The good news is that doing so is easier than ever before thanks to the internet – you can now gain a degree online in a range of subjects, from a masters in engineering management online to getting a masters in business, there are multiple online learning options and range of education levels.

Be the best employee
If you want to advance your career, aim to be the very best employee possible. The harder you work, the better your chances will be of career advancement. That’s why it’s so important that you always do your best to work as hard as possible, to ensure that you are giving yourself every chance of moving your career forward.

Even if you’re not working in your desired field, it’s essential that you work hard, because when you choose to leave your job, you want to ensure that the reference your employer gives you is a fantastic one. And they can only do that if you are a fantastic employee, it’s as simple as that.

Look at internships
Want to advance your career but struggling with how to go about doing so? Then you might want to consider looking at internships, as these can be a fantastic way to move your career forward and learn while you work. If you need money while you learn, a paid internship can be a fantastic option to consider.

If you are going to advance your career, taking a proactive approach is crucial.