I almost forgot I had this monthly thing I “swore” to do! I haven’t been in the mood for anything these days, especially after that four-day weekend I just had. You see, I took last Friday off from work so I could dedicate an entire day to getting ready for… the Miley Cyrus concert. I was probably the oldest female in our section, not counting the mothers and their adorable baby childs (now normally, I dislike children but any Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus fan is a friend of mine).
Anyway, I pretty much spent Saturday to Monday in bed (the weather was fantastically cooperative, too!), with my iphone 3gs (minus the “s”, in reality), e-books, and movies and I had to drag my feet to work come Tuesday. I’m feeling a little peppier today and figured I might as well update this thing with stuff I’m into right meow.
I know, I know— it seems like every month (or every other month), I write about my resolution to eat better, to exercise constantly, and to work myself towards being a HPOA. This time, though, I AM SERIOUS!
Last week, I talked about quitting rice. Save for cheat days (weekends, never more than a cup of rice), I’ve been successful so far. It’s tough and unnatural and the smell of cooked rice alone has my senses going crazy. I think I might have to get rid of my cheat days just so I can stop craving for it.
Yesterday, I signed up for a Livestrong account. It’s been months since I touched the calorie counter app I have on my phone and I am hoping I don’t tire of updating my food diary. Last night, while reviewing what I ate, I realized that I had ZERO FIBER. My protein intake is good, as I am always mindful of this but I need to start including fruit, veggies, and whole-grain cereal in my diet!
I have been working out. On Monday, I did 300 squats, 100 jacks, and 100 side crunches. I gave my legs “a rest” last night to do The 100 Workout. BOY, AM IN PAIN TODAY (I also overextended my left arm while doing jacks so that arm is kind of injured right now).
Truthfully, I was feeling lazy and had planned on just walking from the bus stop at Kamias all the way to my apartment in Anonas but the air pollution and the fear of getting mugged held me back. I honestly think that if the MMDA wants to “transform Metro Manila into a smoke-free, healthy, and progressive community”, they should focus first on decongesting our roads. I would love to be able to bike or walk to and from work but breathing in all that exhaust and smoke will probably kill me faster than I can say “Isang kaha nga po ng Marlboro Reds.”
My biggest challenge is quitting alcohol/beer, which is a must if I want to streamline my diet. So far, though, I think I’m doing okay. Every night, I’ll be asking myself “What did I eat today and how can I improve on it?” Right now, I’m a little obsessed with Livestrong and checking the nutrition facts of everything I think of eating; I hope this obsession lasts more than a week.
I haven’t had an outfit post in a while; partly because my
early mornings (waking up at 6am, leaving for work around 815-830am) have left me with little time to snap photos, partly because I still don’t have my 50mm back (picking it up tomorrow, I swear). Some days, I’ll take a few quick photos and then end up not blogging about it. Like last Friday’s outfit, when Tin and I went to see X-Men: First Class.
I had a fantastic Saturday, thanks to Nuffnang Philippines and the first Nuffamily Day. I’m a little iffy when it comes to out-of-town trips with strangers (but I jumped at this chance because:
a) I didn’t have anything planned (This is a lie, I was supposed to pick up my 50mm, heh)
b) I could bring friends
c) I haven’t been to Tagaytay in a while and
d) I love Nuffnang!