Saturday, March 21, 2009

Updates/Fitness Blog #6

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Today, March 21st, marks my second year of living/working here in Singapore! Wow, how time flies! I guess the days just pass when you're really busy and preoccupied. 2 years, 3 jobs and 10 kg later (Ugh!) has really taught me so much in life. I've been to new places, met many faces and overcame (and still overcoming) different challenges.

Next month, I will be applying for permanent residency and hopefully it gets approved. Aileen, my cousin and flatmate, just got hers approved recently, congratulations cuz!!! Singapore is really an ideal place to live in. I can truly, honestly say this is my second home. Of course, the Philippines will always be the place I return to but I can realistically see myself living here for another 5 or 10 years.

Anyway, now that I mentioned it, I am really determined to get back in shape. I know I've said this many many times since I started this blog but I really hope to keep my word this time. Today, I'll be going to the gym for the 4th time this week. Zach has really pushed me to lose weight not for anything else but really for my own benefit. He's been helping me do weight-training at the gym and he is one tough trainer! I'm also very proud to say I can now run for 13 minutes straight on the treadmill. The last time I mentioned on my blog, I was only able to run 8 minutes. Plus, lately I've been sticking to 1 rice meal a day (lunch) and the rest of the day I would eat fruits, yogurt or a very light meal without the carbs.

Aileen's wedding is just around the corner (July to be exact) and I'd like to look good on that special occassion as it would also be sort of a reunion for our relatives, especially for those who are living abroad.

I saw this Banana Republic Suit (notice how there are 2 pockets on one side, love it! hehe) and I'm planning to have one custom made in Bangkok when I go on April 10. My aunt who recently went there said she had one made for my Uncle for only S$200. That includes the suit, pants and long-sleeved shirt. Now is that cheap or what.?! Though I want mine single breasted with just 1 or 2 buttons. Double-breasted looks kind of fatherly haha.

So wish me luck guys! I do know it takes more than just luck because losing weight and getting fit really takes a lot of determination and hard work.

P.S. By the way, regarding my "Jaded" post, everything is ok now. To my friends, thanks for being there.


Quincy said...

I remember you being able to run 30 minutes on the treadmill straight, I know that because I was having a tough time keeping up with you considering I thought I was in good shape. Keep it up! Kaya yan!

Shan Abellaneda said...

now I can run 16 minutes! hehehe. Yeah I really hope to get back in shape or at least get back to my old weight when i lost weight. Thanks!! :)

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