day 2517 – wasabi aioli poke

it hasn’t been warm all season. now that the weather is starting to get hotter, it calls for poke cravings to be satisfied. the combination of fresh ingredients mixed together with sashimi is a refreshing and healthy way to replenish after a workout. i miss buying ingredients and making my own poke at home. sometimes i forget how easy it is to put a poke bowl together

day 1508 – free check

img_20200128_2256479041664131791718167.jpgone thing i like doing when strolling is using free health check machines at drugstores. i’m pretty sure it’s put there for seniors to keep tab on blood pressure, but i’m a health conscious and self conscious person. in the past i’ve gone down to nineties over fifties which gave my kineisiologist a scare. the numbers are still low but at least it’s triple digit systolic number and inching closer to optimal range

day 710 – brown rice

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not eaten brown rice sushi before but it certainly looks funky. i tried a piece of my mom’s avocado brown rice sushi and it doesn’t taste horrible but it loses the sense of eating sushi. i think i will stick with the conventional sushi, not that i am a fan of rice to begin with. having dinner with my mom instead of going to the gym because i am too sore to do anything else

day 679 – fruit bowl

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the highlight of today is my morning’s snack featuring a nicely arranged fruit bowl for snack courtesy of mom. it’s without question living with parents is a luxury and i benefit from everything they do on a consistent basis. the little things that my mom does is truly a blessing and makes me feel like a princess. i want to stay a little girl cause i don’t think i am ready to move out anytime soon

day 665 – learns to cook

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a proud moment cooking lunch and dinner for myself, all by myself. here’s some healthy looking salmon fillet so i don’t starve myself while my parents left me for travelling. i am no iron chef by all means, but watching all those cooking shows are paying off now. i would like to take all the credit even though all i had to do was put it in the oven and it would cook itself

day 609 – april fool’s

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so march is over in a flash and i can’t believe it’s the start of another month. grabbing lunch at joeys on the first day of april, celebrating big boss’ birthday on april fool’s. first time eating at the bentall one location and never knew this place was so huge. my order of ahi tuna taco with lettuce cups was very delicious. the portion was so small i was actually able to finish my meal for once

day 545 – morning meal

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i was up very late last night doing a lot of thinking, that’s usually when my mind wanders far off, it doesn’t feel like i slept much at all, but no matter what life must go on. as usual, starting my day off with some multi grain cheerios. it all sounds healthy until you realize how much sugar is actually in the cereal. but oh well, still an optimal choice because it is quick and easy

day 537 – fitbit

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shit just got real and i dare not look back because things are about to change for the better. i don’t know what exactly sparked it, finally decided to make that big move after such a long time of eyeing it. it was not a matter of if i would get it but when, so figured i might as well stop wanting and start doing. i am super stoked to get going and kickstart what has been a pressing issue for me. now that i am a proud owner of this gadget, it’s really game on and time to make things happen

embracing 2015

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2014 had a lot of ups and downs, crazy adventures and awesome experiences but all in all, its a mediocre year. a breakthrough year from dodgeball, not only became a league executive and marcom graphics designer, but also became a tier 3 champ, tier 6 champ and came ever so close to tier 2 champ. took a step further into taekwondo competition, traveling out of town for nationals and governor’s cup, putting our school on the american radar and even bringing home some hardware. traveling experiences brought the team together, giving us teambonding experiences and adventures. at times, i got a little carried away with drinking and partying but it was part of letting a little loose. fortunate to have the opportunity to get closer with some people in my life that’s given me a new perspective in life. the downfall came with the countless injuries i suffered with nonstop and uncontrollable knee dislodges, sport threatening knee injury, unstable hip alignment, ankle sprains, concussions, blackouts, undisclosed wrist injury soon to have a mri confirmation of severity

embracing 2015 with many ambitions, new goals,  and hoping to create a lot more amazing memories with the people in my life

  • stay healthy, refrain from injuries, train well and get stronger
  • eat better, work at my weaknesses and stick with the game plan
  • taekwondo competition trek
  • spend more quality time with family
  • be more open minded and step out of my comfort zone to try new things
  • meet more people and develop a well rounded network
  • reconnect with and make time for old friends that tends to be neglected
  • pick up photography
  • continue blogging and bettering my site
  • travel to explore the world
  • stop being a workaholic and appreciate the little things in life

ready to make this the best year yet!!

attitude matters

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the need to be healthy leads to better everything; i am sure its proven by science, but i have also found out through my own experience. exercise is no doubt a big part of my life and should never be neglected or abandoned no matter what happens. the ultimate goal is to be well rounded and happy with myself in all aspects of life. finding the balance in all direction is far from a walk in the park, i am still working on that. it’s not going to happen over night but i am doing my due diligence to finding ways to get there because i  know that’s the quality of life i want to have