I gained weight.
As in like 8 lbs.
Okay sana if the fats went to my boobs, lalamon pa ako more, kaso hindi eh. They went to my hips, my lower abdomen and to my cheeks.
It can’t be that way so I enrolled myself sa gym sa may kanto namin.
The gym sa may kanto namin is not like any other gym sa kanto kanto. It’s a lot more soshal. It is owned and operated by my CSA batchmate and friend, Rex. It has a modest collection of machines. May mga trainers. There’s a big courtyard at the back of the gym with space for boxing, yoga and a half basketball court. Madaming pogi and magagandang naggi-gym dun. They even told me that Ali Peek goes there.
Sino nga si Ali Peek?
Never mind. He sounds famous so you get a picture na of the gym sa may kanto namin.
Anyways, I went there last Wednesday to enroll and get a trainer. Rex gave me Jun as my trainer. Jun’s one of our friends in our village.
JUN: Nana, i-train daw kita sabi ni Rex.
ME (while paying): Ay oo.
JUN: Ano ba ang gusto mo?
ME (with conviction): Gusto ko, bukas na bukas, parang ako na si Coleen Garcia!
JUN (to the cashier): Isoli mo nga ang pera nito!
Pero did you see Coleen’s body? Galing ano? She got that daw through exercise lang. She didn’t diet daw.
I can do that too.
So that day, I got to meet this ladder.
That ladder and the other things that Jun made me do that day are the causes why I walk like a newly circumcised boy for two days. Grabe the pain of every muscle I have. Pero ang sarap, I tell you. I will do it again and this is the start of my Balik Alindog Project 2015.
Uubusin ko muna lahat ng cakes and chocolates sa fridge namin para maumpisahan na yang eating healthy with exercise na yan =)
In other news, I have been seeing this chart in my Facebook page since New Year’s Day
That is a chart of how much you can save per week and how much you will have at the end of the year. You can choose from saving as small as Php 20 to Php 100 a week. The catch is that you will add this constant amount to the previous amount that you saved. The total amount will be the one that you have to put away for that week.
Check out the chart.
I plan to do the Php 100 a week challenge along with the other things that I learned from my friends and Alvin.
Una na diyan is investing money. Wowa got me na a long term investment with a life insurance from an insurance company. This year, I want to invest money for Anika. Long term investment, ganun. Ang baba kasi ng interest rate in banks sa ordinary savings account. I cannot do stocks because, like cooking, I cannot understand it. I do not want to invest naman dun sa mga high risk eklaver na yan because I have a very low risk tolerance. Kris (OC Mom in Manila) told us to open and invest in an equity fund account na lang muna. It’s easy lang daw to open an equity fund account in a bank. Kris said that an equity fund is like a time deposit. If you keep it for at least 10 years, it will definitely make you money. So, Anika’s 2014 Christmas money and all her future monetary gifts will be deposited in this equity fund account that I will be opening for her. Hanapin lang daw natin ang bank na may highest performing equity funds. Ako alam ko na where. Message niyo ako =) Hihihi.
Second, have a target amount of savings for this year and meet it. Alvin and I have been doing this for two years now. Ang saya when you meet it. And then, itatabi or i-aallot saan ilalagay: permanent savings account, tuition or our house project.
Third, since I know na for myself na isa talaga akong magastos na nilalang, I have to take note of all my gastos vs the money that I have. Alvin taught me that. Before I spend on something, I have to make sure meron akong sufficient savings. Yung tipong, even if I spend that much money, hindi magagalaw ang perang may naka-laan na. For example, we planned to go to the US on Feb this year. I wanna see and be with Arnaiz so much. However, when Alvin and I analyzed our finances, this trip would mean that we have to get from our permanent savings or from the savings we are putting away for our future house. Eh bawal yun. Magsave na lang daw muna kami more for this trip. Konti na lang naman. Kaya namin yan!
Fourth, know your priorities. I had a test on this recently lang. During the holidays last month, I was in the YSL store in EDSA Shang Mall. I had in my hands the red YSL tributes that I have been wanting to buy since forever. Yes, I have the means to pay for it now (pagipunan mo ba naman yan since 2010 eh) pero parang hindi ko maatim bilhin siya knowing that we do not own yet our own house. Parang nakaka-hiya naman na inuna ko pa ang Php 40k plus na sapatos tapos wala pa kaming sariling bahay. Di ba?
Lastly, raket lang dapat ng raket. Do not let an opportunity to earn pass because not all people are blessed with those opportunities.
So there you go. Hopefully I can maintain and not eat my words in this blog post this 2015.
Tara mga muthers!!! Kaya natin itowwwww!