• 2017 Reading Challenges
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    2017 Reading Challenges

    New year, new challenges. I didn’t do well in the reading department in 2016 but there’s always room for improvement. This year, I’m joining 2 reading challenges despite constantly failing each year. There’s certainly no harm in trying. I’m only listing books I physically own and are first in the series. I have a ton of ebooks on my Kindle app but I don’t know them all, so I’m only aiming for physical copies. I’m aiming for 1st base only simply because, as previously mentioned, I haven’t been reading a lot and I don’t have that many contemporary romance novels. Plus, I’m also targeting other challenges. Possible books I’ll re-read:  …

  • Happy New Year
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    Hello 2017, Happy New Year!

    Aaaah… the end has finally arrived. We can finally say goodbye to 2016 and move on to a new chapter in our lives. While a lot of bad things happened in the past year, there were also good things. For one, I met great people who became my very good friends. We have similar interests, totally opposite personalities, but we can talk about all sorts of things and enjoy each other’s company. I may not have traveled as often as I wanted to, but I got to go out-of-town a few times. https://www.instagram.com/p/BLFqQAHD3EL/?taken-by=nicklelove   I may not have traveled as often as I wanted to, but I got to go…

  • New Year's Eve Eve
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    New Year’s Eve Eve

    Why hello there! It’s been months since I last wrote on this blog and it has been short updates about my attempted lifestyle change by trying to go to the gym as often as I can. Since my last update, I’ve been to the gym more or less 10 times, took pictures to chronicle my workout “regimen”, and got too lazy to blog about it. Yep. Sounds about right. As the end of 2016 was fast approaching, I also planned to create a video, a compilation of the activities I’ve participated in for the past year. But alas, I don’t have that much to show and I don’t really know…

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    Workout Log – Sept. 15

    Don’t let the image fool you. No, I did not lift any weights. I attended the Body Beats class this morning and forgot to take a photo. I remembered to take the photo above before I took a shower and was quite embarrassed to be seen by the other members doing so. Hehehe. As mentioned, I joined the Zumba class but there were only 4 of us. It was quite fun to dance around with all that space. Oh how my arms hurt with all the movements and arm raising. I’m glad my legs had more endurance or else I would have collapsed right there and then. I used some…

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    Workout Log – Sept. 8

    This morning, I managed to wake up early and set my sights on joining the Dance Beats (Zumba) class at the gym. I was a little late but caught up with the rest of the group. Once again, I enjoyed every single moment of it despite the pain I felt in my arms and legs. Surely I’ll feel sore tomorrow morning. Afterwards, I did a bunch of random exercises using the Sworkit app. Absolutely no idea what I was doing. I just didn’t feel like using weights. Mostly, I just lay on the mat and stretched. Every part of my body hurts. I know it’s worth it. I’m not used to having breakfast…

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    Workout Log – Aug. 31

    Today is probably one of the days I kinda regret going to the gym. Functional 50 is a class I knew I wouldn’t exactly like but something I definitely needed. I had a hard time keeping up with the exercises but I tried my best despite feeling like dying after each one. If an exercise required 20 counts, I can only do about 15. I TRIED. Like seriously tried. I’m grateful I didn’t faint. After the 1-hour class, I stuck around not exactly sure what I was doing. I planked for 20 seconds, did 10 push-ups, tried doing 20 squats and sit ups following the chart I downloaded some weeks…

  • Lifestyle

    Change The Way You See Friendship

    I have never had a problem with making friends. It’s part of my bubbly nature to befriend any person I meet. I guess one could say my problem is finding great friends I can keep. When I was a kid, I wanted so much to be part of the “cool” crowd. All throughout my primary and high school years, I would latch onto people who are deemed popular in school. It wasn’t until much, much later that I realized I was only being tolerated and not accepted as part of the circle/group. During my first few years in college, I had a steady group of friends I go out with and…

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    Workout Log – Aug. 23

    I am taking this workout thing seriously. As seriously as I can manage. LOL. I was late for the body beats class (kinda like zumba) and managed to take the photo above before joining in on the fun. I enjoyed that so much. I love dancing. It’s one of the things I love doing when I get the chance. My arms and legs hurt after the class but it felt so good. It was worth it. Afterwards, I went on the machines to tone my muscles, as one of the instructors told me. I concentrated on my legs this time, using the leg extension machine(?) not sure what it’s called.…

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    Workout Log – Aug. 21

    On Sunday, I went to the gym after attending the 8am church service at CCF Alabang. I wanted to attend the Punch Kick Class that’s supposed to be every Sunday at 10am but to my surprise, there wasn’t any class. I took on the elliptical for 20 minutes while waiting for 10:30am, since that’s what the schedule indicated, but still no class. I achieved this: Spot the difference from my previous workout. Afterwards, I decided to concentrate on working on my upper body, mainly the arms. I used some machines using 40lbs weights with 2 cycles of 15. I also did planking for 20 seconds and did 15 push-ups, crunches, and…