Anyway, while going through the racks and aisles of “déjà vu” 80’s-like clothing, Madonna’s “Borderline” was the background music at Forever 21; needless to say, I was dancing and singing as I went through the collection in search for the 2 Spring floral dresses I had obsessed on having (thanks to Vogue magazine) for our family trip to Florida in 2 weeks.
H&M didn’t have the Garden Collection yet, but that’s just a blessing! That just gives me another day to shop with my daughter next week!
I must say that shopping is definitely therapeutic!
But who am I to complain? A few days have already passed since my outburst and now I feel so guilty complaining about life. Life does not really suck! I am blessed and lucky to have the life I have. Hey, my Dad turned 78 today and still fighting to be with his family! I have a wonderful family and a loving husband (who just looked over my shoulder, gave me a kiss and a bowl of ice cream this very second, haha!). I’ve seen the poorest in my country (Philippines) and even they manage to smile every day, so growing up I always knew, there’s always a reason to be happy every day! I was just overwhelmed. A friend (DK) even reminded me that it’s just a cycle of life.
“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always be worse. And when they are worse, we find solace in the thought that things are so bad they just have to get better...”
And as my friend SS texted me:
“We only get this life, so make the best of it.”
Maybe I took all the sunshine that’s why we had tremendous rain the past three days that the river overflowed. Some places are flooded. I guess just like me – I felt like I got rained on so much that I just overflowed. And now, I’m letting all the water just flow and I know that everything will subside eventually.
With a little faith, miracles do happen :)
This week, I took on another project: a writing workshop. There's something peaceful about being creative but I'm not sure if I have that extra time to do the workshop. So far, I'm behind three writing to-do's already! I thought I can get them done this weekend, but the rain was just perfect for watching Lifetime's Project Runway with my 20yo and Hanna Montana episodes with my 9yo!
And of course, this week is the 8th week of my P90x challenge! I can feel the results! However, my body has a way of ignoring my will and determination once a month. No matter how much self control I have, somehow a particular hormone is so dominant that I can't stop savoring Heshey's Extra Creamy chocolate with toffee almonds. I just have to work extra hard burning those additional calories that caused me to gain two pounds this weekend!!
(We can't all be like Demi Moore who hates chocolate and loves spinach like candy!)
If you're interested in doing the P90x challenge, or the Insanity work-out, just click on my friend, Alyssa's Team Beachbody Coach website. As the beachbody motto states: Decide. Commit. Succeed. This weekk (8th week), P90x work-out routine includes:
Day 1 - Yoga X
Day 2 - Core Synergistics
Day 3 - Kenpo X
Day 4 - X Stretch
Day 5 - Core Synergistics
Day 6 - Yoga X
Day 7 - Rest or X-Stretch
I guess, I'm a Granola Chic this week!
Here are a few quotes from one of my favorites: Richard Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
“Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you'll see the way to fly.”
“Listen to what you know, instead of what you fear.”
Thanks for listening, have a wonderful week, and do remember:
There's always a reason to be happy every day!