What have I been up to lately?
Well, actually, after I finished grad school last April I have realized that I now have more time in my hands. And I wanted to make good use of it.
Sure, there are the certification exams that I wanted to take soon-ish, mostly for career advancement. However, my brain was too worked up from the rigorous two-year calisthenics that was my Masters, so am now technically on a mental hibernation.
Also, after TJ died last January, I have been mourning, crying, drinking, wallowing a lot. My friends even noticed I have been “off the grid” for a while (exact words of Damian – she really knows me well).
So I realized, why not (finally) focus my time on this project that I have been wanting to do for the longest time. And that is to have a better looking body. A Marc Nelson physique would be ideal, but I’m not setting my goals too high just yet. For now, I just want to be able to wear some of my shirts and pants again (you see, I woke up one day and I realized I couldn’t fit into most of the items in my wardrobe).
So lately, I have been able to observe that I am getting reeeeeaaallllyy fat. Like when I look at the mirror, I will just foucs only at my face and say, “Wow! I have nice eyes.”
Look at that unsightly midsection. 😦
My friends have been teasing me Chanda Romero, a funny slang for ‘chan’ or ‘tiyan’ (belly).
Some of you might say I am exaggerating. But you see, most of my life I have been the skinny type. Or at least I have an average body with lean midsection.
But now… I don’t know what happened. *SMH* 😦
So anyway, I want to have that flat abdomen back. And so I started trying to get physically active lately. However, it is really a struggle. I have no dance gigs now, not actively part of any dance group, and I’m very busy with work as well. So yes, I have been trying but I’m not seeing substantial results, much to my dismay.
Until one day, I found a really good motivation. That was my officemate, Marvin, who made an out-of-the-blue comment while I was showing him a funny dance routine from a group of topless guys. We were laughing while watching the video. And then he said, “You’re a dancer too, right? Then why isn’t your abs the same as theirs?”
Me: OHHhhh… NO, you di’nt!
Me: You… YOU impolite, shitfaced, shameless, tact-lacking cow!
But of course, I did not really say that. I just chuckled. “Yeah… I’m not really dancing a lot lately.” And my mind went… EFFIN EFF?!! Did you just challenge ME?!!
Okay, I wanna go home now and start planking.
But seriously, that one innocent question of his got me moving for a few weeks now. And honestly, I am starting to feel a difference. I am able to wear some of my shirts again. YAY! And I am more confident when I look at the mirror. I am not saying that Chanda Romero is totally gone. Most likely that will not happen this year. All I’m saying is that I am starting to build this active routine again, which I observed is working. And hopefully I will be able to flaunt a leaner abdomen by early 2015. 🙂 *crossing my fingers*
Wish me luck!