I haven’t blogged in a few weeks because well, life. I’ve been busy focusing other things like my gym/weight/diet goals for the past few weeks to try and get rid of my fat girl summer weight. I’ve been more in tune and strict with what I fuel my body with and sadly, that’s the part that makes all the difference. Diet is 70%, gym is only 30% is totally true. It doesn’t matter how hard I go in the gym if my nutrition isn’t on point.
The past few weeks, my days off have been set aside for spending time with friends and family. I celebrated a friend’s birthday last weekend I was off and attended Dragcon this weekend which ’ll cover in another post later this week when I get a chance.
I’m looking forward to going on vacation with my husband soon since I haven’t gotten to spend much time with him this summer, being on such opposite schedules. We haven’t had a night out or anything in a while. We’ve just been homebodies in the rare and very little time we have together lately. This year we’ll be celebrating 5 years of marriage. It’s funny because we honeymooned on a cruise and now we’ll be on another one this anniversary. That honeymoon cruise was the re-birth of my Disney trips too. Before that, the last time I was in Disney was back when I was 13. Who knew that 13 years later I would step back in this magical place and fall in love with it all due to signing up for a day trip excursion from our cruiseline. After that, the rest was history as I began Disney hopping all over the world! I’ve been to Disney World now 6 times, Disneyland California 3 times, Disneyland Shanghai, and Disneyland Tokyo since then (I’m not counting the 4 Disney World trips in my childhood because I was an ungrateful child who didn’t remember or appreciate anything then). Disneyland Hong Kong is last on my list and I’m hoping to conquer that the next time I make the pilgrimage to Vietnam with my mom in the next few years.
I slowed down a little bit on adventuring for content for the gram since I still have to catch up with my backlog, and because well, summer’s coming to an end. I start heading back into hibernation mode for the winter. A follower did suggest a tour of my closet for a post so maybe I’ll do that when things slow down even further. I would love to share how I went about planning it and putting it together. It’s really not as hard or expensive as people think. And it really makes all the difference, having a nice personal space to get ready for the day with everything within reach and at a quick glance instead of having to shuffle though a ton of drawers. I’m just lazy about it because it would require an overhaul of my closet to make it look more presentable for photos. But it would make for a nice post since I always get DMs regarding my closet.
The rest of fall, I’m looking forward to hopefully a fall/Halloweeny themed shoot, a birthday themed shoot and some more fashion shoots with my favorites as well as new photographers I’ve met recently. I’ll probably also start using the extra time to finally catch up on all my favorite shows. I’m looking forward to the new Maleficent movie as well. I also can’t wait to host another Thanksgiving with my friends and family as this is always a lot of fun for me. I love getting together with them at my house for a good time and good food. I love cooking in general but I really do enjoy cooking for my loved ones. I'm not really looking forward to NYCC as much but I am looking forward to it as an excuse to kick off my birthday early with my family with some great food. You see the pattern with myself and food, lol. I'll use any excuse to eat, clearly. But in the meantime, I'm staying disciplined for the next month. Suffer now, enjoy later for birthday month!
Goals for September
Get back to a balance of both cardio and lifting. I overdid it with too much cardio this summer trying to beat my coworker at step challenges and lost my definition because of it.
Get back to consistently eating clean and minimal cheat days/meals so I can feel better about indulging for birthday month celebrations/pharmacy week/cruise vacation (aka week long buffet on a boat).
Figure out NYCC lineup/costumes to bring and what days to go.
Plan outfits for Disney cruise and pack. Can you believe it’s in 7 weeks! It’s going so slow but so fast at the same time. I want it to be here and I don’t want it to be here. I don’t want birthday month to go back that fast.
Do I want anything for my birthday? Friends and family have asked for gift wish lists. But I can’t for the life of me come up with anything. This always happens. I end up finding stuff after the occasion/holiday passes. Or I’m too impatient to wait and just buy it myself.
Rest of year goals
Work on a training schedule for February’s 5k/10k/Half Marathon back to back races challenge.
Start working on and finish my CEs.
Look up photography videos and learn already.
Work with more creatives before the end of the year!
Clean out more of my closet and get rid of even more clothes/shoes I don’t wear anymore and minimize as much clutter as possible.