Last January, I made a life-changing decision: I signed up for a membership at Gold’s Gym, and sessions with a personal trainer.
The first few sessions were exhausting, to say the least. Every muscle in my body ached, and I was walking so stiffly that even getting out of a car sent waves of pain screaming down my legs.
Still, I persevered. As of writing, I’ve lost 4 pounds. Slow progress, but progress nonetheless. With every session, I feel myself getting stronger, able to do the exercises without getting too out of breath.
Really, I’m setting myself up for failure, because there are so many damned goals:
Meditate twice daily! Exercise! Stop smoking! Meet with Gelo!Read more books! Write more often! Eat at new restaurants! Go to the theater! Meet with YC!Visit a museum! Arrange an out of town trip with Boopy! Meet with the squad!Donate to my preferred animal shelter! Meet with Kath!
Just a few of my goals for 2019.
It’s ironic that one of my goals is “make time for yourself”. Seriously, after doing all this, how am I supposed to even keep my eyes open?
I have been a smoker since 2009. The past 3 years, I smoked a pack or two a day. Smoking brought me relief from stress, it made me feel better after a big meal, and it was perfect with a cup of coffee. When I was unemployed, I smoked a couple of packs a day out of sheer boredom.
There was also a social aspect: smokers tend to go on breaks together and chit-chat while puffing away.
So what made me decide to quit in December 2017?
My coworker got gifted a vape set by his friend, and I tried puffing on it just to see if it tasted good. I had tried vaping before, and I hated it because it made me cough.
This time around, though, I liked it enough to buy my own mod, atomizer, and juices. I was excited at the prospect of a new hobby. I watched videos on how to wick properly, and went to several vape shops to taste new juices.
In my previous entry, I mentioned how I fell ill in my last day in Caleruega. I had a high fever and chills that lasted for three days. When I went to the doctor, she diagnosed me with urinary tract infection or UTI, and told me to avoid the following: