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I started working out!

I started working out!

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.

I be up in the gym just working on my fitness / He’s my witness (oh, wee)

Fergalicious, Fergie. 2006

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Resolutions and Goals for 2019

Resolutions and Goals for 2019

In a manic pursuit of self-improvement, I created an extensive list in Todoist of my goals in 2019.

goals, resolutions, 2019

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?

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I quit smoking last year, and I’m surprisingly happy about it

I quit smoking last year, and I’m surprisingly happy about it

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.

vape, juice, ecig, ejuice

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