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Things I Love Thursdays

The 100 Workout. If my body permits, tonight will be my fourth day of doing this. It’s a decent, quick, and convenient workout that supposedly burns ~200 calories. I can see myself getting bored of it, tho, so I’ll need to mix it up a bit, add some arm exercises, and maybe do half an hour of Pilates on top of it.

I find the leg lifts and the 10-minute run at the end to be the most brutal, though I am improving at the former. As for running, I find myself incorporating a few moves I’ve retained from Turbofire (double bobs/punches) to take the pressure off my calves and legs. I’m really not one for running, I HATE it.

(For crunches, I do 50 classic crunches and then side crunches for the remaining 80 reps.)

Mushrooms and potatoes. I didn’t think it was possible but I finally got sick of tofu so these two have currently taken its place. I like the little potatoes best and they’re tasty enough sans butter or any seasoning. I just boil them or boil them (to soften a bit) and then throw them in the pan with the mushrooms and lots of garlic.

Grilled chicken breast over potato & button mushrooms.

JAMES MCAVOY. I cannot express how much I love this man. I saw X-Men: First Class last Friday (thanks to Nuffnang PH and Hapee!) and as expected, I swooned for him the entire time. I’ll definitely be watching Wanted and Penelope (♥) countless of times this month.

OMG ♥♥♥

The rain. Despite the ugly local name (Typhoon Dodong), I am enjoying this bad bed weather. I woke up around four this morning because I was freezing and needed a second blanket! I didn’t get it, though, as I was too sore and groggy to leave bed.

You know what would be amazing? To be at the beach while it’s raining. Or a lake (been looking at photos over at Table Rock lake real estate).

The downside to all this rain are its effects on homeless people and stray animals. A cat wouldn’t stop meowing last night and this morning and I wanted nothing more than to understand cat/meow and help it out. I couldn’t even find where kitty was, even though it sounded pretty near.

These shades of pink and blue. So pretty!

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  • Reply malen June 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    color you hair with that pink or blue! lovely! :D

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      I’m more likely able to pull off the pink! Gotta get my hair white first haha.

      • Reply Euri June 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

        DON’T! High maintenance and it will ruin your hair! Just get a wig. XD

    • Reply tiff June 10, 2011 at 4:23 am

      Totally agree. This would be a good and fun color on you!

  • Reply Camz June 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    James is in Atonement too! :)

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Yup, I know! :)

  • Reply Dianne June 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Pastel colors are <3333

    How do you make Grilled chicken breast over potato & button mushrooms? Recipe pls! Looks delish! :-)

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      Hehe, it’s easyyyy. Just season chicken breast with some salt and pepper and fry with olive oil then dash a bit of dried basil on it.

      As for the mushrooms and potatoes: I boil the potatoes for maybe 10 minutes and then quarter them.

      I chop up 1.5 garlic heads, throw them in the pan with heated olive oil and a tablespoon of butter (I turn off the fire before the garlic turns brown), throw in the potatoes (turn the fire back on), throw in the mushrooms, add salt and pepper and some Italian seasoning, mix for a couple of minutes, switch to low fire, and then cover the pan while mixing occasionally. I let it sweat for maybe 5 minutes then turn off the fire but still keep the lid on.

      IDK lol I just throw shit together!

  • Reply mapet June 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    i love penelope. <3 also, i need to watch xmen soon to check out your "crotch" tip. lol.

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

      Penelope <3333333 Such a qt movie <333
      And yes haha. I am watching it again solely for that bit.

  • Reply Anth June 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Wow, how do you join nuffnang PH?

  • Reply Kisty June 9, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    The hair color! <3 I WANT!

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm

      Me, toooooo <3

  • Reply Justine June 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    My friends think I’m weird coz I don’t get James’ appeal. I guess I haven’t seen enough of his movies. I do think he’s attractive and a good actor but maybe he’s just not my type. I LOOOOVE potatoes <333 and tomatoes <3333 I'm okay with mushrooms I have my moments but chicken with potato is almost always perfect.

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm


      Hahaha, James ♥

  • Reply jennybeam June 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I love James McAvoy! Liked him in Wanted, loved him in Atonement. I need to watch Penelope and X-men soon!

    • Reply Helga June 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      I’m iffy about Atonement cos I can’t stand Keira Knightley!
      Penelope is super cute ♥

  • Reply Nic June 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I love those shades of pink and blue as well. I like them together. I want to try that100 workout thing but I feel lazy. I need to stop feeling that way though. Not good for me, lol.

  • Reply Ashley June 9, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I liked X Men more than I thought I would. The bf kinda dragged me to see it.

  • Reply Ilary June 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I love mushrooms and potatoes too!
    And those shades of pink and blue are fantastic!

  • Reply Leanne June 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I love the rain as well :)

    “The downside to all this rain are its effects on homeless people and stray animals.” – OK, good… I thought I was the only one who thinks about that :P

  • Reply kettle June 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    i <3 the dolls! cuteness!

  • Reply Ela June 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    You were in Greenbelt last Friday? Too bad I didn’t see you.
    I’m planning to do the 100 Workout. I have a deal with my friend that if I skip working out, I won’t smoke for a week, lolz.
    Also, the food looks totally delish.

  • Reply Xyla June 11, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    James McAvoy! I heart him since Penelope <3 Such a hottie!

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