Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is here. Happy Holidays Y'all!

This is my tree guys! Do you see that big log in the fireplace? Haha! I don't have an axe to chop it in fours... so I just threw the whole log in and YES - it burned for hours. Oh yes, it was warm alright.

For the last four years, I put up my tree with my ex-boyfriend two weeks before Christmas. It has become a ritual after our first year. We buy presents for the dogs and each other, we put up the tree and place the gist underneath. I spent three Christmas eve with him where we opened our gifts at midnight. The dogs have their share too. We let them open their own.

This year is different. There's no Pooh. It's just me... Bu. It's kinda sad. I enjoyed Christmas mornings with him. He spoils me rotten with gifts but I don't really care much for them. I am very simple really. I am content with what I have. It's always nice to have something you don't but you feel the same when you get it. Have you ever felt that? I have. So I stopped accumulating things. I would rather have Pooh (or some kind of Pooh) here. (STOP IT! NOT POO!) :D

Anyway - happy holidays everyone! Enjoy your families, and remember not to stuff yourselves. Otherwise, I will see you at the gym January 2nd! LOL!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A gift for Beautiful Mag readers.. you might want to catch it.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

The holidays are upon us. What's your take on this?

I love the holidays. The holidays bring so much memories of childhood and of home. Granted, I am no longer "home" but the memories of home brings back warm feelings and comfort. I know that I can always go "home".

As time passes, we leave our so-called "home" and create our own. It's a blessing for most of us because most of us do get to buy or build our homes. Then, we make small gestures in our new home with the intention of taking a little piece of "home" we were familiar with. Sometimes, those little things create conflict but eventually it all settles down.

Have you created a "home" for yourself? Is your home a place that you want to come home to? Or is it something that you try your best to avoid? For some, it's because of reasons you don't want to discuss - - for others, it may be because it wasn't the home you thought it was going to be.

In any case, during the holidays - we should really set all that aside and go to back to the "home" that makes us feel good. A home where warmth awaits. A home where you would like to drink hot cocoa around the fireplace or the kitchen table. Bless someone this holiday. Come home.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's over.

Yes bros! It's over. My love affair with my trainer is over. ;) No, I didn't really have a love affair. I just had a grand ole' time working out with him, hanging out and flirting. The training I had paid for *(16 sessions) is now complete. I worked my butt off to get the results that I wanted. He - on the other hand - did his part as well to get me to where I wanted to be.

I feel a lot lighter and healthier in a matter of four weeks. I lost 10 lbs and I am ready to lose 10 more. I am not going to wait for my trainer to push me - I am motivated enough now. All-in-all, I think the benefit I tried to achieve was achieved. The only thing is, I am going to suffer from withdrawal from my trainer. He has really been a good friend and motivator at that.

The emailing has stopped, the text messages ceased. That's okay. I am not paying him anymore so why should he continue to communicate with me right? Okay, I'm a little bitter but I'll get over it. Life goes on.