The Challenge – Failed

26 04 2009

Yup… Unfortunately, I was not able to maintain the hundred pushups challenge. It all went downhill during the 4-day weekend last week. My schedule just got messed up and it totally slipped my mind. I tried my best to catch up but realized that trying to do two sets in a day was a stupid bad idea.

Click to view original sizeThis does not mean that I have totally quit though as I’ve been doing other activities despite failing the challenge. There’s badminton with Kuya’s officemates and then with Alaine, there’s jogging at Ultra and, of course, the five-hour alay lakad to Antipolo Church –> Click on image to view route.

Also, I’ve created a page on my blog to keep monitor my progress: https://ryansalvanera.wordpress.com/the-dec09-project/

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Fitness Buddies

6 04 2009

Finally, Alaine and I found some buddies to exercise with, Cal and Francis. We have been talking about doing this for the longest time but never pushed through with anything. It was always easier to schedule an all-nighter with pizza and booze, or a trip to Tagaytay than take time out to exercise, but somehow we found ourselves really going for it. I guess it was partly because they know about our December plans and really want to help me out. Thanks, guys.

too-busy-to-exerciseSo, last week we finally got our lazy butts off to play some badminton (though Alaine couldn’t join us because she was not feeling well). Sheridan badminton courts (somewhere in Shaw) is such a crummy place to play at but we were so determined that we did not care about the slippery floor (the court we got was made of wood) and the bad ventilation. Then again, the bad ventilation did help us burn sweat more than we would have so it all worked out for the best 😉

Then, just yesterday, we went jogging at 630 in the morning. Getting all of us up out of bed that early on a weekend is already something, but to actually go close to 30 minutes jogging was even more amazing. We had originally planned on doing a full hour of jogging but realized that we were a bit too ambitious and decided to settle for half of that… for now.

Anyway, we already have a few more plans to get us in better shape and I just hope those push through. 🙂





Teenagers, lovers and stairs..

5 04 2006

A couple of months ago someone posted a comment on about how teenagers loved hanging out near stairs. I agreed w/o question.

While walking around a mall the other, I noticed another “kind” that has the same habit… lovers. Here’s proof to that:
People, if you need to have a private conversation, please go to a restaurant.. If you don’t have enough cash, Jollibee or McDo will do. If you’re totally out of it, take a walk somewhere.. But please stay away from the stairs.

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Note: I’ve actually stayed by the stairs w/ my girlfriend before… when the cinema was full.Ü

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, the picture was lost when I moved from blogspot to wordpress





MAKATi BoY

16 08 2005

It’s been two and a half weeks since we moved to

Makati

and I must say
it’s been both gooooood and baaaad…

Good because I am so close to work that I have a lot of time to spare. I wake
up an hour later and I have more time to rest after work (supposedly) since I
spend less time traveling to Cainta. I get to spend more time with the family
too… Well, the place is smaller (compared to our house before) that you
really don’t have much space to yourself anyway. Also, I don’t know anybody in
the neighbourhood so I don’t spend as much time outdoors as I did back in our
subdivision. In fact, the only times I’d go out would be to go to work, to see my girlfriend or to buy something at the convenient store.

Hmm… Now for the bad! Bad because it is really affecting my relationship with my girlfriend. It’s really hard for us since we’ve been really used to spending most
of our time together. Now, we have to be content with me taking her to the
shuttle station during weeknights. Darn it! This is so difficult… And now, a
lot of problems are creeping up on us and I am afraid that we might not be able
to overcome it.

I really hope and pray that we’ll get over this major hump in our relationship,
but in case we don’t… Well, I’ll just leave it at that for now.