i’m kinda’ missing this.

Somehow, listening to the radio and waiting for your favorite songs to play is a stress-buster. This was back in the 90s when computer technology was in its early stage. Doing a mix tape ignites ingenuity. Add to that, it is a form of art. It is about making sure that every song you record on your cassette doesn’t include the voice of the radio jock or the sudden inset of radio commercials.

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Oh Mix Tape, you are a lost art of the 90s. (Source: http://www.nzgirl.co.nz)

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driving 101. and 101. and some more 101.

Refresher course!

I’ve had one too many driving lessons and here I am, yet again, giving it another try. No regrets from my past lessons. The technical stuff has been taught; but back when I was in my teens/ twenties, my attitude about driving pointed towards immature reasons. Maybe that’s why I learned the right things at the wrong time. Too much responsibility (in driving) and bad attitude just don’t match. Never will.

Compared to my past driving experiences, I enjoyed it this time around. I’m digesting things little by little, bearing in mind that driving is not to be taken too lightly, nor too seriously. Driving should be enjoyed in moderation, taking into account the responsibility that comes with it. 

After all, driving is a privilege and the best you I can do is to do it safely for the motoring public and myself.

Indeed, experience proves to be a good teacher.

monkey arms

That’s a cool way to define weight lift exercise intended for women. Aside from THE muffin top, I’m targeting my flabby arms. Thanks to my sister, I’m a proud owner of Fitness Magazine hand-me-downs. Yesterday, I flipped through the magazine pages & found this particular exercise:

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We do Monkey Around! The healthy way, of course!

Targets shoulders, triceps, and biceps

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand, arms by sides.
  • Raise dumbbells up along sides of rib cage to armpits, elbows pointing out to sides.
  • Extend arms out to sides, palms down. Reverse motion back to start.
  • Do 2 sets of 20 reps.

SOURCE: www.fitnessmagazine.com

Yesterday, I did 2 sets of 2o reps. Now I did 5. Happy!

Honestly, my arms are not the worst kind of flabby. But still (flabby). I noticed alongside everyone. To add insult to my injury, I saw a colleague years ago who couldn’t help but notice that I gained weight. It’s not that I have gone extremely overweight; but I guess, with (most) people knowing me as (an ex) health buff, they would go into assumption that I would be conscious of my food intake and would be taking care of my physique.

But there are times that people try and fail. I failed. Yet, it doesn’t mean, I couldn’t pick myself up and try again.

Instead of feeling bad for myself, I’ll consider criticisms as an additional source of motivation (Take note: additional source only.) Primary reason, to me, should always be health and good stewardship of your body.

Oh yes, this body’s undergoing maintenance. Doing more research on weight lifting exercises, targeted towards arm toning and tummy reduction. Need to do alternative workouts to avoid monotony.

Maybe January will be a month of rehabilitating myself towards health and fitness.

Fine by me!

keep your heart right

Starting the year keeping mine.MIHDid cardio today for thirty minutes, consider this a log of my routine. May not be always, but I’ll try! Really try! I’m getting tired of my muffin top. It’s so passé.MTHel-loooo Muffin Top, I liked you for a while but you seriously gotta’ go.

Tomorrow, I’ll do weights.

Note to self: Don’t get “ningas-cogon” on me now!