Tuesday, March 12, 2013

first day of p90x

that's right. i am starting my very first round of p90x. i have been wanting to try it for quite some time actually. one of my friends from school is a die hard fan and i always see his posts on facebook about how much he loves it and the huge impact it has had on his life. seeing his before and after pictures have been truly inspiring to many of us who know him. for my part, i just want to get back in shape. i have definitely gained weight since i graduated from college but most importantly, i have seen a dramatic change in my energy level-- i just feel so out of shape.

i have tried starting a running routine but i have never been able to stick to it. i know p90x is probably going to be hard, and the commitment to work out every day will be difficult to keep, but i am really going to try this time. i hope this blog helps me keep accountable and i can document my progress. i guess i'll have to come back to this post 90 days from today :)


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

benefits of green tea

image via Live Science

i have always liked tea, but recently i have been enjoying it more than usual. perhaps its the cold weather, but lately nothing makes me happier or warms my bones as much as a nice cup of tea. i have been trying to educate myself on the different types of teas and have been astounded in my lack of knowledge. there is just so much i did not know and i am enjoying all the new information i have been able to get my get mind around. the benefits listed are only some of the reasons i will definitely continue to drink more of it.

1. reduce cases of cancer
2. can help lower cholesterol
3. speeds metabolism
4. can help prevent diabetes
5. acts as an antiviral agent
6. maintains a healthy circulatory system
7. strengthens tooth enamel
8. reduces plaque and bacteria in your mouth
9. its full of antioxidants
10. promotes healthy skin
11. prevents bad breath
12. detoxifies









Sunday, January 6, 2013

les miserables, i love




its been a couple of weeks since the movie adaptation of this beloved musical and i have already seen it twice. i fell in love with this production since the very first time i saw it, with child actors who were part of a local playhouse in town. yes the acting was not always great, the singing was not always pitch perfect but the spirit of the story came through in such a way that it immediately became my new favorite musical.

i know that a lot die hard fans may not have been happy with the final product of the film, but i for one was completely enthralled with the music and acting of most actors. for example, most people will agree that anne hathaway was completely moving. never have i been so moved by any of her characters in the past as i was by her rendition of fantine and her most famous song. additionally, eddie redmayne as marius and his rendition of "empty chairs and empty tables" made me feel more emotions than any other movie ever. the three hours did not feel like three hours because every minute was precious and i wish my favorite songs lasted longer.

i feel tempted to go watch it just one more time to enjoy it in the big screen, and we'll see if i do bring myself to doing that, but until then, i do know i will own this movie when it comes out in dvd.

oh and ps: russell crowe as javert was not so awful as most people say, i rather enjoyed russell crowe as an actor for once ;)

how do you feel about this movie? have you had a chance to see it?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year

hope everyone had an awesome new year's eve! i am so excited to see what 2013 will have in store for me. blessing to you and your loved ones!



Friday, December 28, 2012

vegas birthday

for the bfs birthday this month we got the chance to spend the weekend in vegas!

such a fun weekend! next year we hope to go back but for NYE. 

here are a couple of highlights













Wednesday, December 19, 2012

season of giving

working at a non profit can be challenging some days. it can be stressful and fast-paced and sometimes full of drama. but there are also many many good things. i have always wanted to work in the non profit sector and now that i do, i feel so happy that i find myself at such a great organization.

this last week we had out annual toy drive sponsored by the Marines Toys for Tots campaign. our organization received more than 1,200 toys!

here are a few picture from that day.














Monday, December 10, 2012

my new found love for mumford & sons

image via policymic

i know i am a bit late to get on the mumford & sons bandwagon, but i like to think that its never too late for a good thing.

i had heard so many good recommendations about them from friends and family but for some reason it never peaked my interested enough to look them up; that is, until recently, and how i regret not doing it earlier!

but now i am a converted fan and am wholeheartedly embracing this new found love for their music.

if you have any favorite songs from them, what are they? id love to have some input for others who also are enjoying this awesome band.