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.


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!

tranquillité sous la pluie

Bien au contraire, I’m much enjoying rain when I’m here at home —I’m worry-free on how horrid the traffic will be nor how long will I thread the interesting flood in the metro.

Just the opposite of what happened 10 months and 7 days ago: 2 of my colleagues and I got trapped in the office somewhere Ortigas Business District. Flood was literally everywhere, including our residential area, we couldn’t get home. Now, I’m ready as ever, packing up my “emergency kit” should it happen again while I’m at the office.

But that worry is for another day. As it is today tonight, I am enjoying the cool weather and listening to Parisian music. Perhaps, a warm cup of coffee while I sit back and start the weekend right.


Maybe. Or maybe not. Or maybe not ever again. 2013 storms and strong rains, please be kind-er this time. 🙂

Or…I could go ahead, kill the moment and watch Man of Steel. I might as well wear a jacket and walk to the mall, which is only a couple of blocks away. Now, that’s another option to kickoff the weekend right, no?