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When do I usually write? I honestly write most of the time. It is just that when I experience extreme emotions, I write it on a piece of paper rather than type it. Think of it as saving myself from embarrassment and saving you from reading such things.

And maybe now you’re wondering what has happened to me these past months and why am I actually writing right now..

All I can say is that A LOT has happened. A LOT HAS CHANGED. From my college life to my social life to my bucket list, my travel experiences, my (love) life?? and even my haircut!!

These past months have been a roller coaster ride for me. I have experienced the most extreme emotions I have ever had EVER in my life. (I know, that’s redundant but I have to prove my point here!) These are not necessarily negative things but neither is everything positive.

It has been exactly 10 months since my last personal blog and though I cannot share with you everything that has happened because well.. I can’t remember everything or maybe I don’t want to remember everything? I’ll try and give you a jist of everything.

My views, values and morals have been challenged. My character was really tested because of the opportunities and situations that came my way. I am no superwoman but I believe that though that is the case, we still have the power to choose. It is important to never lose sight of yourself and the self that you want to be. At the end of the day, I think it will always boil down to “Did you do what you wanted to do but is within the “path” you want yourself to take? And while at it, did you not hurt any one with or without their knowledge?”. That’s a thought to ponder on.

Experience is the best teacher they say. But I believe too that prevention is better than cure. One need not experience everything for them to learn. It is best to learn from other’s mistakes to save yourself from the consequences.

I, too, have questioned myself a lot. I think this has got to be my biggest challenge. Admittedly, I still haven’t gotten over this hurdle until this point. I have been so reliant on how others think of me and it has made me over-think more than usual or more than what is “acceptable”. Because of over-thinking, my moods are sometimes unpredictable and there are times when I have tantrums and start petty fights with some people who I don’t think gives me enough attention. I become sarcastic, give them the silent treatment or just simply act cold to them. And well.. that is unfair for them. They don’t deserve that and I shouldn’t demand for anything since nothing is really official. Sometimes I just feel that I’m being put on reserve but there are no perks to being this kind of reserve.

Expectations lead to disappointments but there are times where I really can’t help but expect or at least hope for it. And when it doesn’t happen, of course, it affects me. I try not to get affected a lot and so far, it has worked a little for me. I know I have to work more on this.

Don’t get me wrong.. I know I can control it but before, when I do try to distance my self a bit, I actually end up totally pushing people away and I am tired of pushing people away. I am not used to controlled distances. I don’t pretend. I am my usual self when I’m with other people and I want them to be like that too. I dislike barriers.

When I want you in my life, I want you close. And if I start to believe that we have to have some distance and that this friendship or any other type of relationship needs that, I almost always end up too guarded to even want you close. I am a clingy person and a person of extremes. I don’t know if that is bad but.. I think I should learn to adjust. Or maybe distance myself if I feel like they don’t want me in their life? It’s hard to find out but I think I can act based on how they treat me and how they make me feel when with them or not.

Anyway I think this post is becoming too emotional

I have been going out a lot compared to before. I am used to going home straight after my classes just because I want to skip the traffic when going home at a later time. Now, I often go to school earlier to have lunch with friends. Or stay after class for dinner. Or even call them when I suddenly have breaks between classes. I have also been on a road trip Manila-Laguna-Tagaytay-Manila just because we wanted too. Also, because of one of my classes, I have been to Bohol with my classmates and it is just a different type of bonding for us. We learned so much about one another and ourselves too. It was unforgettable.

After 10 years of having long hair, I’ve decided to cut it short (not super short but 7-8 inches have been removed). I now sport a bob. Why? Well.. they say that women cut their hair when they’ve experienced something extreme that is out of the usual – and usually in a negative way and yea.. maybe that happened to me too? It is still fresh for me and there are times (often) that I still remember what happened but all I can say is that it worked somehow. I don’t know how to explain it but it really worked.

All of that plus more happened in a span of 10 months. I cannot describe how much these experiences have changed my outlook on life. But though I am far from perfect and from my ideal self, I am ready to continue changing for the better. Baby steps maybe but these are still steps.

Faith. Patience. Focus.

Lastly, I have made the OC organizer in me work too. I have been monitoring my finances again, trying to find opportunities to invest on, planning my future travels, updating my goals and planning on how to achieve them. I’m gonna let this stage of my life be about strengthening my character.

P.S I have my own car already too! just 8 days ago 🙂 yay to more adventures and hole-in-the-wall places 🙂

—wanderrwithmee.xx


It is already known to my old readers about my passion for travel and my dream job – to be a cabin crew.
Recently, I made a step towards that dream.

The change in course (and school) that I’ve been deciding on for months have been given action.
Yes, I feel a little guilty for leaving my former school.
I can’t say anything bad about the school, professors, students and the other school personnel there.
They have all been nice to me.
Even though it was risky transferring schools even if I transferred to a sister school (it isn’t guaranteed that the same treatment will be given to me as what my former school have), I still pushed through with the transfer.
Why?
Because I value myself.
I want to do what I think will make me a better individual and do what I think will help me to achieve my dreams.
If making that move entails risking my study environment, extending my school years and be forced to not spend as much time with my friends from my former school, then so be it.
Being in a university, the main purpose is for the student to learn, build character and build relationships.
One needs to focus on that.
What students sometimes don’t understand about university life is that it isn’t an escape from secondary school.
Your student life will NOT be easier.
Sometimes it will seem like it but it isn’t and though that is the case, it should not be the focus.
Self-improvement should be.

School started last week and it marks a new chapter in my life.
I am now officially a HRIM – Travel and Tourism Management student.
(Hotel, Restaurant & Institution Management)
Finally ♡  

—wanderrwithmee


This 365 days of everyday blogging has a purpose.

The purpose for it is for my writing to improve as well as how I express myself.

If you haven’t noticed..

I do have posts dated every single day from January 1st of this year till February 21st but the posts wasn’t necessarily written on the same day as stated.

Sometimes, I post 3-4 entries in a day.

Doesn’t that defeat the very purpose of my “everyday” blogging?

I have come to realize that because of the posts that needed to be published, I actually rush my posts that the other posts come out as mediocre.

Instead of writing to my heart’s desire, I actually end up cramming posts and posting them without even proofreading!

Because of this, I’ve thought about not pushing through with the 365 pages of my 2014.

Instead of posting everyday, I’ll just  post as much as I can but still use “Page XXX of 365” as my title to signify what day is it of my 365 pages of 2014.

It will have less pressure on when I should write and it will give me more time to think my posts over.

Who would want to read a senseless post anyway, right?

Though I will still occasionally post about my random ramblings..

The overly senseless and pointless posts will be limited.

I think this change is for the better.

Quality over quantity.

Don’t  you think so too? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


February 21, 2014

I’ve been reading articles from Yahoo for days now just like what I always do before.

I came across an article entitled, “12 Things Successful Do Before Breakfast”.

Let me summarize it for you.

  1. They wake up early.
  2. They exercise before it falls off the to-do list.
  3. They work on a top-priority business project.
  4. They work on a personal passion project.
  5. They spend quality time with family.
  6. They connect with their spouses.
  7. They network over coffee.
  8. They meditate to clear their minds.
  9. They write down things they are grateful for.
  10. They plan and strategize while they are fresh.
  11. They check their email.
  12. They read the news.

I plan to slowly incorporate these into my daily routine.

You can read the full article here.

—wanderrwithmee

 


February 8, 2014

1902951_10203520993044860_399324455_nPeople have this attitude of starting to do something with the mindset of “trying”.

It speaks a lot about people’s self-confidence if you ask me.

Why can’t just they do it and while at it, have faith in themselves?

Is it because they are playing safe?

Is it because they are afraid of failing?

Fret not if you answered yes to one or both questions.

Every one has been through this phase.

That is human nature.

What we can do about it is start having faith in oneself.

For others to fully believe in our capabilities, it is important that we know what we are capable of.

Once we know, we can then improve more on it and highlight it when the right opportunity comes our way.

I, too, am guilty of selling myself short to other people.

Apart from being afraid to be seen as too proud of myself, I also don’t have 100% confidence in what I can bring to the table.

I have yet to rebuild my self-confidence but I know that I am getting there.

I am very determined now to step up my game and just show everyone that I can do what I aspire and dream to do – without appearing as someone who is full of oneself.

This is so because of the recent realization of my dream — to be a cabin crew for Emirates Airlines someday.

Dream today; Make it happen tomorrow.

—wanderrwithmee

 


February 5, 2014

Today, I started with my law of attraction.

What would I like to attract?

A good future.

Even though I have been talking about it on my last few posts, I will still explain it a bit.

I would like to shift courses.

From Marketing Management, when I pass the entrance exam, I will be under a Tourism Management program instead.

This is so because I realized just a few days back what and where I would really like to see myself someday.. and that is being a cabin crew for an international airline.

My law of attraction basically involves researching about the industry, my dream company *Emirates Airlines*, cabin crew tips, interview questions and cabin crew testimonies.

I have just started today but I’ve already learned a lot.

Also, I gained a deeper understanding about what a cabin crew really is.

What other people can see are only the glitz and glamour of the job but it is more than that.

The cabin crew are not just there for display.

They are the ones responsible for everyone on the plane.

They serve and think of everyone before themselves.

To be a cabin crew, you have to be selfless, alert, kind in every way and most of all, patient.

For all the testimonies I’ve read, I know that I still have a long way to go before I can be the best flight attendant I can be.

One thing I can assure myself though is that I will not stop until I reach my dream and not only be a better cabin crew but also a better individual.

That is it for now ^^

—wanderrwithmee


February 3, 2014

Since I’ve decided that I will push through with taking an entrance examination so that I can study Tourism, I wanted an inspiration.

After researching and checking out different airlines, there was one that really stood out for me.

It is no other than Emirates Airlines.

Aside from their crew being multi-cultural, the numerous blogs and websites that I’ve read highlighted how great their crew training is.

Yes, it scares me a bit but I know that if given a chance, I’d readily grab it and train as hard as I can to be the best cabin crew I can be.

SERIOUSLY!

I am 100% sure that I will take the opportunity.

They even have the best facilities that make their training seem real!

For now though, Emirates Airlines will serve as an inspiration for me to better myself in this new endeavor I’m about to face.

I’ll throw away all the shyness in me and release my stronger self.

I will do my best at the university I’m about to attend and will participate at organizations so that I will be trained well.

I want to beef up my resume so that when I graduate, Emirates Airlines will notice me and I’ll hopefully be given a chance to be part of their cabin crew.

For now, I still am not sure if they are accepting interns from the Philippines.

When I need a company for my internship though, I hope they do.

I’ve been reading and reading about being a cabin crew at their airline and it excites me more every time!

I can guarantee that this won’t be the last time I’ll be writing about Emirates Airlines.

What do you think about my new inspiration? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


I’ve been on a law of attraction zone again.

After reading “3 Acts of Bravery That Could Change Your 2014”, I got a few quotes that rung a bell for me.

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. 

Think of your comfort zone as a bubble. A big, old, boring bubble. It’s stagnant. Keeping you from the world and the world from you.

Break out of your routine. Do something crazy. Move out. Go buy a plane ticket and be the story instead of hearing the story.

While reading this article, I kept on thinking about how I have lived my life so far.

I was always in my own bubble never wanting to take risks because of how afraid I am of failure.

With this article though, something in me has awakened.

I want to go out there and experience life.

My recent sad experience did affect me.

Though I must admit that I still haven’t gotten back to my original self yet because the experience affected me a lot.

Yes, I am a bit scared but I would like to believe that time heals everything and that failure is better than not starting anything because of fear.

You can read the full article here.

Thoughts? 🙂

—wanderrwithmee


*Warning: Not proofread. Sorry in advance.

My confidence has plummeted, yes.

But now, I’m trying to revive it.

I have been thinking about my future a little too often than usual lately.

Well, this is the main point of me being under load in school anyway.

I want to figure out what I really want to do..

How I see myself in the future..

What can keep me on my toes and be a way for my constant hunger for self-improvement.

I am still weighing the pros and cons of what it is I am thinking of doing.

One of which is to shift courses.

I am currently a Marketing Management student at a  university here in the Philippines.

It is not that I dislike my course but I feel a bit obliged to go to school.

Not because classes are boring because a lot of Marketing professors are actually funny but because it just doesn’t interest me enough for me to want to learn something about it and for me to actually feel excited every morning or afternoon to go to class.

When people ask me even before what I want to do in the future, I always tell them that I do not know and that all I know is that I want to travel and travel someday.

They normally would just tell me that when I work and earn my own money, I can travel afterwards.

Why didn’t I take up Tourism for college?

I know that before, my sister wanted to take up Tourism but my mom didn’t want her to.

Little did I know that she didn’t even insist taking it up because she actually wanted to take up Culinary Arts just a little bit more than Tourism.

And so she did.

Since then, I thought that no matter what I say, my mom wouldn’t actually allow me to go through with it.

I just learned about this yesterday!!

Well, I haven’t actually tried telling my parents what I plan to do yet cause I wanna be sure of it before I actually do.

No matter what though, I still plan to learn about my father’s company.

Not taking up a course related to it doesn’t mean that I wont handle or manage it somehow in the future.

Besides, I owe a lot of things to it.

And as for crossing the road, my current university doesn’t offer Tourism.

The sister school of it, does.

The sister school is just literally across the street of my current school hence, the title.

If I actually transfer schools, my course would require me to wear a uniform.

My uniform would be a corporate attire.

It doesn’t bother me at all.

Actually, it is a big bonus for me!

I find corporate attire classy and sexy at the same time!

That is it for now.

Ciao!

—wanderwithmee

 


I guess you can tell by the title what this post will be about.

And yes, it is not misleading.

It is about family.

About my family in this case.

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As a family, I can say that we are close when we are together and a little not-so-close when not.

I don’t mean literally okay!

It is just that when we’re together, we converse well but we don’t spend so much time with each other as we do before so we have less bonding moments now.

Usually when we get home, we go to our individual rooms and just go out again when it’s time to eat.

Sometimes we eat together at our veranda, sometimes we eat inside our rooms.

I know, I know….

A family should eat together but I don’t know how it started but we don’t eat at our dining table anymore.

When we are at the veranda, we use the foldable tables and monoblock chairs.

It has been like that for a long time now.

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I woke up to a text this morning afternoon.

Mom said that we should make house rules.

Rules for eating, bonding and the like.

My sister and I liked the idea.

Not only will it bring back the family time we used to have but it will impose discipline as well.

We plan to write down rules like eating together, 10PM curfew everyday unless you have a valid reason and things like family movie hours, studying time for the kids and also, a time for yourself.

I shall show you a brief outline on our house rules when they’re done.

How about you?

Do you have house rules too?

Suggestions please!!

Ciao 🙂

—wanderrwithmee

 


The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now

LIFE •  • JAN 15, 11:44AM

There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads.

We’ve been bred on this notion that we are going to do it differently than our parents; we’ll be adventurous, experience life to the fullest. We’ve sat over lunch with our friends choosing our post-graduation plans, always teetering over the line of what we knew as the safe choice and what we knew as the adventurous, spirited one. We talked about living in Brazil in a house by the beach, spending days on the hammock and driving taxis at night.

We thought about moving to London, buying expensive rain gear and renting a studio on Piccadilly Circus. Of course every woman dreams of giving it all up and finding a cozy flat with a view of the Champs-Élysées, spending weekends sitting in corner cafes and eating macarons by Place de la Concorde. But reality always sets in and ruins the daydream.

Many of us have chosen the road more traveled, giving into the societal pressures of securing a job and a 401k. We’ve resigned ourselves to desks with a window seat, looking out on the cold streets of our increasingly disillusioned present. Sometimes, in between deadlines and Facebook stalkings, we find ourselves thinking about that corner bistro in Paris or the cozy hammock in Brazil. We let our minds wander to the wet streets of London and the architectural beauty of Prague. Then we begin to wonder, “What the hell am I still doing here?”

Whether you have this realization once a month, once a week or even once a day, it’s one too many. Your life is fleeting, and your youth will pass even quicker. You are too young to be settling for the nine-to-five, and there should be nothing holding you back from doing what your innermost urges tell you. So stop whining to all your friends and be the adult you claim to be; buy yourself the next ticket to anywhere.

You’re young

Life moves fast and there is no better time to pursue those inner urges than in your 20s. This is the freest you will ever be, unshackled by the chains of mortgages, insurance policies and general responsibility. You are responsible to no one but yourself and your own whims. Now is the time to stay up until 5 am as the waves of the Moroccan beach spray your tanned, toned body. Now is the time to eat whale testicle at a local dock in Seoul. Now is the time to fall in love with everything and anything.


You’re more willing to take risks

With less to lose, there’s more to gain. Life is about moving outside your comfort zones, about embracing the present moment, even if it scares the sh*t out of you. Right now is the time for you to meet Spanish strangers at a café and let them whisk you off to a party in the Latina quarter of Madrid. Only now will you rent a moped in Thailand for five dollars with absolutely no idea where to go. It’s these years that you’re supposed to make mistakes, get into trouble and learn to live life as openly as possible.


To be inspired

There’s a reason that some of the most influential and greatest artists of American literature spent their most creative years in Europe. There’s nothing more inspiring or life-changing than being engulfed in the beauty and culture of another world, another life. The colors, the smells, the people, the architecture, the squares of another city are enough to renew your soul and ignite your inhibitions. Besides, how else are you supposed to write your novels?


To humble yourself

It’s a valuable life lesson to live as the exile, the foreigner. In no other time or point in your life will you feel the cutting chill of being the outsider as you will living in a country that isn’t your own. You’re the new guy, the tourist no one takes seriously, and that will not only humble you, but give you a sense of empathy you never had before. It’s this grounding that will make you a better person, a more well-rounded person who will come home with a larger sense of what it means to be alive.


For the stories

A wise person once told me that life is a collection of experiences. Your life, and the legacy you leave, will be as full or as empty as you make it. Don’t you want to be one of those older people with countless stories of their youth spent traveling through the Arabian desert or hitchhiking from France to Spain? Don’t you want to tell your friends about the six months you spent living with a Spaniard, sipping sangria and learning to salsa dance?


For the friends who will play ambassadors

The people you meet abroad will play foreign ambassadors for the rest of your life. You will find yourself developing relationships in obscure corners of the world, conversing with people with different ideals, languages and cultures. You will find yourself with connections all over the world, coming back home only to know you now have friends all over the world. Next time you go to Sweden or Australia, you’ll not only have a place to stay, but a friend to show you the real parts of that country.


For the romance

If you’re in a sexual rut, there’s no better reason to pack up and head for somewhere new. Only in Europe can you play out your wildest fantasies of moonlit dinners at bistro cafés by candlelight. Only in South America can you go dancing with a man who whispers sweet nothings in your ear in a language you only understand through the longing of his words. Only somewhere else can you be whoever you want and let your inhibitions fall to the wayside. Shack up with an Italian for a few weeks and let yourself enjoy the idea that it doesn’t matter what, or who, you do while you’re “just visiting.”


For the food

Is there any better reason to travel than for the food? Seriously, how many days are you going to settle for Chipotle before you realize you could get four Spanish burritos that actually taste like “the original”? Don’t you want to try a real croissant? Who knows, maybe you’ll learn how to make paella or find some Italian cookies you’ll have imported to the US for the rest of your life. (Then you’ll be able to tell people you found the most delicious cookies in Sicily, and now you just have toget them shipped.)


To find yourself

There’s no better way to find yourself than to disappear from the daily grind and get lost somewhere along the Atlantic. Only once you remove yourself from the familiar can you find the truth. Only when you are abroad can you see your past life, your home, with a renewed sense of clarity. Going abroad gives you the time, space and moments of solitude you need for self evaluation and exploration.


Because once is never enough

Even if you went abroad in college, or spent two weeks in Europe after graduation, those memories will never be enough to satiate the longing in your soul. There is only so much you can take in, so many things you can do when you’re with your family on vacation or gaggle of friends. You need to see everything, do everything, again. It’s time to do it the right way, on your own. Because it could take a lifetime to be truly fulfilled by everything the world has to offer and those few times you went abroad should only make you thirsty for more.


For the perspective

A change of perspective is like taking a long deep breath after a long day. It’s important to change things up in life, to look at things from another angle, another way. Only going abroad will give you the distance you need to see your life from a renewed lens. Seeing another way of life is a great way to learn to appreciate your old one. Spending six months trying to communicate in another language will teach you to appreciate your own language and the capacity of those words. Because it’s not until you’ve begun missing home that you truly start appreciating it.


For your soul

Hemingway described Paris as a “moveable feast” and “wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you.” The notorious writer set the standard for embracing life abroad, letting it become part of you. Because even when you go home, part of you will forever be changed by the experiences and renewed sense of self that comes with leaving everything behind and starting anew.


To gain strength

Strength comes from overcoming fears, inhibitions and facing situations that aren’t always within your comfort zone. Only once you’ve left the familiar can you begin to challenge yourself. They say that the strongest people are the ones who faced adversity head on and came out the other end. Only once you’ve been in a situation where you had to dig deep down and find a strength you didn’t know you had can you call yourself a stronger person.


To be an explorer

Why can’t you be the one who sets the trends, the one with the unique style who always has those one-of-a-kind pieces? Why can’t you find that pair of lambskin boots in the mountains of Switzerland from a local farmer’s wife or that spice that’s only grown in the farms of south east Asia. Life is about tasting, trying and finding new things, new experiences and new lessons.


To fall in love

Life is about falling in love with everything. It’s about finding a sense of comfort in a local café or that overwhelming sense of comfort that comes with connecting with a painting at the Prado. It’s about seeing and loving everything as if it’s the first and last time. Only when you’ve left and sought the comforts of another place can you experience the overwhelming joy of falling in love with everything around you for the first time.


To appreciate the moments

Only when you’ve sat at a café in Paris for two hours, watching the people and reading your favorite book that you learn to appreciate the small moments in life. It’s the rolling mountains and the busy outdoor markets of Barcelona that should take your breath away. It’s the miles of rice patties beneath the soft glow of the setting sun that should assuage the aching in your restless soul and introduce you to the simple pleasures that life can bring. Only when you’ve learned to live in the moment, seeing and taking in every second of the now, can you truly say you’ve lived life to the fullest.

Photo via We Heart It

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About the author:

LAUREN MARTIN

Lauren “LMoney” Martin grew up with one goal: to be the first woman engineer. Upon finding out there were women engineers already, she chose to study advertising at Penn State University, which led to an attempt at acting and ended in a career as a comedy writer.

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So much thought!

I love this article ^^

If given the chance and funds to travel to places, I definitely will!

—wanderrwithmee


This is my 100th blog post!!

YAY!

I want to grab this opportunity to thank you, my readers – if existent, for being patient in reading my random posts!

I know I have yet to be a great blogger/writer for you to regularly check on my blog.

But even though you only saw or read from my blog once, I still want to thank you!

I’m not the type who obsesses about the stats of my blog or the likes on my posts but the mere fact that I get more than 1 visit per day really makes me happy 🙂

Please join me as I continue to search for my passions and interests.

My want to improve my writing is not only for myself but also for the readers out there.

Let us not get cheesy.

So to cut the chase..

Thank you for being an inspiration for me to try to be my best blogger self, to express myself more and of course, to improve myself. ^^

Happy 100 posts to me!

—wanderrwithmee


And now I’m back to Manila!

Back to reality.

Back to controlled eating schedules.

And supposedly, back to exercising.

Why and where did I go?

Check two of the posts before this post to find out!

Going back..

During the past two days, I was succumbed to binge eating.

Now that I am off my short getaway mode self, I am not doing much and I can control my eating schedule.

Luckily, I didn’t feel hungry throughout the day.

I ate breakfast as soon as I wake up and had oatmeal two hours after even though I didn’t feel hungry.

Why?

Because when I’m hungry, I eat a lot.

Since I ate oatmeal, it is only now (8PM) that I feel like eating again.

So here I am eating my dinner slowly while typing.

I know a lot of people, especially moms, hate it when their children do something else while eating but I have to.

I eat fast and that is one of the reasons why I don’t feel full right away.

It is best to eat slowly because you’ll give your stomach the time to process the food and for your brain to register that you are already full.

During the past days I was really into getting in shape.

I am not blaming the getaway for not being able to exercise!

It is just that I wasn’t able to last night because I was really really tired and today, it slipped my mind.

Exercise was supposed to be before bath and before dinner but before I remembered, I already took a bath.

I promise to exercise tomorrow though!

need want to get in shape for myself.

Thoughts?

—wanderrwithmee


And finally!!

After a gazillion years…………….

I did it!

My sister and I did it!!

Did what?

We followed the exercise video of Jillian Michaels!

Who is she?

Jillian Michaels is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host and entrepreneur from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian.

(c) Wikipedia

We learned about her through our friend who wanted to lose weight.

But in all honesty..

That friend of ours need not lose even a single pound!

She just wants to be more lean and toned.

I don’t know about her other reasons but I’m pretty sure of one thing..

It worked for her.

When we see her, we always eat – may it be at her home or at the mall.

While we eat together, we talk about random things.

One thing we talked about was dieting and exercising.

She did the workout first and when it worked on her, she suggested it to us.

And after months, we finally tried it!

Yes, months.

Let me be honest..

We didn’t finish it.

It was supposed to be for 45 whole minutes but we only managed to follow until around the 33rd minute.

I swear it was challenging!

But even though we didn’t finish it, we were really really sweating!

My muscles were stressed around the 20th minute.

Is it just my lack of warm up or did I overdo myself right away?

Even though that is the case, I didn’t have any regret.

I really feel fresh right now after a bath and though my body is a bit sore (especially my lower body), it is a good kind of sore. 🙂

Why don’t you give the Jillian Michaels exercise a try?

Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTT4W8ygJ7w

And tell me about it!

—wanderrwithmee

 


Today is Saturday, my first day off of work this week.

Work days are from Monday till Friday only.

And because I haven’t been getting enough sleep hours lately because I still have yet to fix my sleep cycle, I got them all back today.

HAHAHA.

What do I mean?

Because I got home late from my Friday dinner out, I arrived at home at almost 12MN.

And since I missed reading stories in Wattpad, I read a short story and a few updates.

I slept at around 2:45 in the morning.

I woke up at around 10 AM.

My sleep was around 7 hours and 15 minutes.

I was still sleepy when I woke up so after 30 minutes, I managed to get some sleep again.

My second sleep was from 10:30 AM till 5:30 PM!!!

Another 7 hours!

HAHA.

I know.

I slept a lot today.

But in the past also, I can really sleep for long periods.

There is just something about sleeping that I can’t get enough of.

When I woke up from my second sleep, I really felt so refreshed and ready to face another week!! ——or not.

With my work schedule, I really hope I can fix my sleep cycle so I need not sleep half a day during weekends!

I need my weekends for self-improvement.

And speaking of self-improvement..

My sister and I will try to follow a Jillian Michaels exercise video in awhile.

It’s around 45 minutes but a friend said that you really will sweat a lot after it.

want need to be sexy soon!

For whom?

For myself :>

Why?

Cause I love myself 🙂

YAY for loving oneself more!

***

Have you been doing something to reach your fitness goals?

xoxo

—wanderrwithmee


As I have said in my previous posts, I started to work for my dad just this Monday (January 6, 2014).

We leave the house at 6:30 in the morning.

Honestly, I am really not a morning person.

I hate waking up early.

Although that is the case, I know that a lot of the successful people usually wake up early. (my research says so)

And because I really really want to fix my sleep cycle, I always try my best to sleep as early as I can so I can get enough sleep hours.

The number of work hours for the day really depends.

Sometimes, the work is done by lunch time.

Sometimes, it is finished by 4-5 in the afternoon.

The working days are from Monday to Friday.

During Saturdays, if there are some important papers to be organized, my dad is the only one who usually does it at the office.

Going back to my main point..

The salary of the employees are given weekly because their personal expenses are being considered.

Which means that………..

I received my first official salary today!!!

YAAAAAAAAY!

Why official you may ask?

Because I have done some extra work for my sister before.

She once brought me with her to her office for a week to do some minor accounting work!

Sometimes, she brings me and my other sister to her work on weekends.

And sometimes we do the work at her home.

So yea.. I think that is about it^^

—wanderrwithmee


*late post

Though we planned to jog for an hour today, we only did 30 minutes of jogging.

But hey!

The important thing is that we did!!

That is actually a big improvement already.

HAHAHA.

Anyway..

We checked out the gym which is just a short walk away from home.

It was plain.

We were supposed to spend the entire hour there but unfortunately, they didn’t have treadmills.

My sister and I really wanted to just jog so we did a couple of laps around the block.

After jogging, we realized that we are still a long way from being fit.

We were easily tired because we are not used to jogging anymore.

Before, I even joined a fun run.

It was my first (and currently last) fun run and I managed to finish 5 kilometers in around 45 minutes!

My brother in law who happens to be a fitness coach told me that my record was actually good.

I didn’t fully jog for the entire 5 kilometers.

I sprinted, jogged and walked alternatively.

I will treat that record of mine as an inspiration for my next jogging schedule.

For now, my sister and I plan to follow the exercise videos of Jillian Michaels.

We discovered her through a friend who claims that her exercise videos are really working.

How about you?

How do you keep yourself fit? 🙂

—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



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