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안녕하세요!

Finding time to write lately has been a challenge.
I usually leave the house early and get home late because of school.
Luckily today, I arrived a little more than an hour before my class and because I wasn’t able to eat breakfast at home, I went straight to Kenny Rogers – a minute or two from the entrance of my school.

Here is my breakfast:  

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I know it isn’t the healthiest out there but trust me, it is better than my breakfast for most days which usually consists of rice, fried egg, fried hotdog/spam, etc.
Lately, I’ve been trying to fix my fitness routine and diet.

Last Wednesday, I tried boxing for the first time.
It was better than expected.
My sister and I arrived at around 8:30 in the morning at the  gym (but started at around 9:00).
Our training finished at around 12NN.
Without the breaks, I think we trained for at least 1 hour and 45 minutes which by the way is a BIG leap for me cause I’m not really a fan of strenuous activities.
I even hate jogging! —Our warm up was a 15 minute jog.
THE HORROR.
But yes, though it was hard for me and especially for my legs, I did it without cheating 😛
The day after the trial session, my body was a bit sore.

Yesterday (Monday), I had another boxing session.
This time, it was my first training as an official member.
I acquired a membership because aside from having discounts, I’d like it to be another pushing force for me to achieve my fitness goals.
I’m not sure what the difference was (aside for the increase in intensity) but I felt like I liked the sport even more.
It is tiring, yes.
But for some reason, I’d like the idea of me sweating because of working out.
There is this unexplainable feeling of accomplishment after the training and I actually don’t feel bad eating lunch afterwards.
Mind you, I didn’t binge eat!

I think that aside from being a physical workout, boxing also is a form of disipline.
Frankly, my right shoulder is a bit sore since yesterday.
I think it is because of my wrong form when punching or because I exerted a little too much effort.
Anyway, I know this will pass.
The pain doesn’t bother me because I believe in the saying that soreness due to exercise is a reward and not a punishment.

I plan to go boxing twice a week.
(Mondays & Wednesdays – or maybe even Saturdays)
I am slowly progressing and watching what I eat slowly.
How about you? Have you found or do you have a sport or fitness routine? 🙂
Trust me, it feels great afterwards!  

—wanderrwithmee

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As soon as I woke up today, my mom asked me and my sister to cook lunch and dinner.

She can’t do chores around the house that much because my dad has not been feeling well lately and she is around him almost 24/7 just to be sure.

My dad has diabetes and high blood.

A few days back, he said he really isn’t feeling well and he also had fever.

Today at 6 AM, he had a few tests at the hospital.

It required him to fast for 8 hours.

The results will be out by 12 noon and is gonna be received by my the secretary of my aunt.

My aunt is a known doctor at the same hospital.

The results showed that he had a high sugar and has high levels of something else.

I actually forgot the names of what I saw but I’m just sure four out of less than ten items that were enumerated there had a “H” status which stands for high.

Because there is an outbreak recently of different sicknesses here in the Philippines, we can’t help but worry.

So far though, there are no signs that his sickness might be contagious or anything similar to that.

As far as I know, there are still some tests to be done.

The sugar levels of my dad are also being monitored almost every hour.

He might stay there for 3 days or so.

I hope he gets well soon.

Prayers, please?

Thanks in advance 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


Yesterday (January 4) made it official, I turned twenTEEN.

I know I should’ve foreseen that I wouldn’t be able to post something yesterday because of a gazillion errands that had to be run and that I should’ve drafted something the day before but..

Oh well, what can I still do right?

And because of that, I’ll be posting two for today!

YAY! (full of sarcasm)

But hey, words are free flowing from my mind right now so why not take advantage right?

How I celebrated my birthday will be a bit detailed on my next post but for now, I’ll enumerate the things I want to give my 21 year old self next year .(as promised!)

I honestly haven’t filtered/revised the things I’ve listed but I’m still going to post them anyway.

P.S. PLEASE DON’T LAUGH.

Here it goes..

  1. a beach body – I’m serious!! I already miss my former self. The one who effortlessly doesn’t gain much and is always a swim-bikini ready person! Not the drool kind of ready but still..you get me right?
  2. a getaway withOUT relatives – I know, I know. Nothing beats family but I really really want to experience this! It’s like a big step into coming out of my comfort zone. It need not be for at least two days or something..almost a day can be considered!
  3. ATM with at least Php *0,000 – The ” * ” was really placed there. No typographical error. I can save a lot. The problem is that I can only save when I have something I need or want to save up for. I can’t just save for the sake of saving. It is something I should fix for myself and for my future also. I will start monitoring my finances well.
  4. new phone – Just because my phone is slowly giving up on me already. You know what they say..”slowly but surely”. I think that is what my phone is doing right now. HAHAHA!
  5. new sets of undergarments (okay I hope no guy reads this. lol. just kidding) – I want to feel a new woman lady. I don’t know..I think even if those pieces of clothing are literally under your garments, it can give you that little push you need. Think self-confidence.
  6. “me” day at least every other month – because I want time to think and de-stress and just enjoy being me. Time to appreciate my life and the things and people around me. 🙂
  7. fixed sleep cycle – Yes, fixeD. Meaning I’ve already done it. I know some people might think that it is still early to think about ageing and all but I wouldn’t wanna risk my skin and appearance just to find out if an unfixed sleep cycle is really not a good idea.
  8. bikini picture – This has been long overdue. Actually, my best friend and I wanted to do this a few years back but for some reason, we weren’t able to do it. Last week, I had an opportunity to take one because I was at Boracay but I didn’t. Why? Because I don’t think I still can. I want it to be taken when I feel like I won’t be ashamed if someone (but me) will see it.
  9. belly piercing – This can be done anytime but then again, I would like to get it done when I actually have the guts to have others see it as well.
  10. friends I would want to be friends with till I grow old – Sounds cheesy eh? Unlike other people who treat their acquaintances (which they refer to as friends) as collections, I need not have plenty of friends. What I want are those friends who I know will be there with me no matter what happens. And of course, I will do the same for them.

So yeah..

That is what I have listed so far.

What do you think? 🙂

P.s I didn’t proof read. Sorry for the errors.

—wanderrwithmee


From the gazillion thoughts in my head about what I should start writing about..

I decided on writing about WANTS.

 

Everyone has a lot of wants in their lives.

No one is an exception.

From the star-crossed ones to the most wealthy people on the planet, no one is exempted.

That is just the way life works.

From their status to their hair style, there is always at least one thing a person wants to change or improve.

As for me, I have a lot of that.

 

From material things to my physical appearance, I always have something that I want to change.

 

I need not have the most recent and “cool” mobile phone but I really prefer a certain brand, Samsung.

Yes, my last purchase wasn’t Samsung *sigh* but I might have one around this month.

For my tablet, I am perfectly happy with my Samsung Galaxy Tablet 8.9 – P7300.

Saved up for it as a gift for myself on my 18th birthday which was a year and 6-7 months ago already.

I wish I can say that I have a camera and that I am very much contented with it but.. no.. I don’t have one.

 

As for how I look..

I think it is normal for most girls to feel insecure about their outward appearance one way or another but I believe life will be so much better if we learn to love ourselves for who we really are.

The first step? Declaration.

Admittedly, I am a very very insecure person.

Though it may not look like that most of the time because of my “I don’t care” facade, I really am.

I really am insecure about my weight.

From my childhood till I was in 2nd year high, I honestly have minimal problem related to weight gain.

I wasn’t the thinnest but my weight was just right.

But now.. I think I am nearing the end of my normal weight range.

For my binge eating, I know that I am to blame for the lack of self-control.

Second is my skin.

The sun exposure because of ACP (Aerospace Cadets of the Philippines), a mandatory program in my high school, caused the color of my skin to be uneven.

I really want to be fair like before!

Mosquitoes just love me for some reason.

Old folks say that because my blood is sweeter than usual, the smell is much more appetizing to insects.

Not that I have a lot of scars but when I wear shorts or skirts or dresses, if I’m not careful, I go home with mosquito bites.

My face.. is such a big insecurity for me.

I blame my acne on my genes.

Nuff said for that area.

Contrary to the ones I’ve stated, one thing I thank my genes for is my height.

I am not supermodel tall but compared to the average height of females here in the Philippines, being 5 foot and 6 inches is a blessing.

The second step? Acceptance.

I am trying to work on it by the help of books, God and by loving myself.

Work out not because you hate your body but because you love it.

 

Our wants in life reflect most of our insecurities and other short comings.

For one to fully love oneself and to be able to impart that kind of love to others requires accepting yourself as you and not as someone who you want yourself to be.

As for my journey towards loving myself as myself, I think I still have a long way to go but I think what is important is that I’ve already started.

How about you?

What are your insecurities?

—wanderrwithmee


As I have mentioned before, I am trying to regulate my sleep cycle because of my unhealthy sleeping pattern.

Just last night (morning), I slept at around 1:30 AM which is a big leap for me because sleeping at 4-5 AM is regular for me.

Today, I am scheduled to enlist my subjects at 11:00 AM online.

Luckily, I woke up even before my alarms sounded.

BUT.

I woke up around 6:30 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep anymore.

I only had 5 hours of sleep and 8 hours is regular for me.

Now, it is almost 2 PM and I feel very sleepy.

My head actually hurts a little but I am fighting it off.

I know that if I sleep now, I’ll wake up at around dinner time hence, make my sleep cycle even more irregular.

I am currently trying to distract myself from sleeping and finding ways to entertain myself.

So far I can only think of blogging and researching about the country I am visiting on September. (Posts related: here and here)

Hmm..

어떻게, 어떻게!? / eotteoke, eotteoke!?

Eottoke means ”what to do” or ”how” depending on how it is used in a sentence. 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


Almost 11 and a half hour ago, I said I was going to clean my room..

Yes I did.

Aside from the 30-minute bath I just came from now, I just finished cleaning.

It was like an 11-hour workout for me!

Cleaning my room was like hitting two birds with one stone.

I cleaned and at the same time I worked out.

Truthfully, my back is really sore as well as my legs because of too much movement but it feels great.

The feeling is so fresh and clean and it just makes you want to be on the bed until tomorrow night.

It feels great to finally accomplish such a task before school starts because I know I might not have the luxury of time to do this again.

As a reward, I shall search for the series I watch every Sunday which is We Got Married Global Version starring Taecyeon of 2PM with Gui-Gui, a taiwanese actress (if I’m not mistaken) and Hongki of FT Island with Fuji Mina, a Japanese actress.

Ciao!

—wanderrwithmee



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